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Rotating the view in FRED
Hi all,

My first post here. I loved the Diaspora campaign (and the game in general) but just couldn't deal with waiting for the next release, so I'm trying my hand at FREDing.

Whilst it's all going pretty well so far, one thing that's just killing me is my complete inability to figure out how to rotate the view in FRED. Not the ships, like, but the "camera" position. Without this - it's really hard to line up fighters for tube launches.

Can anyone tell me if this is possible, and if so how?

Thanks.

 
Re: Rotating the view in FRED
You need use the numpad arrow keys.
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Re: Rotating the view in FRED
You need use the numpad arrow keys.

And what if you don't have a numpad?

 
Re: Rotating the view in FRED
Simple answer until someone codes it you can't.
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Re: Rotating the view in FRED
Simple answer until someone codes it you can't.

Wrong. Laptops (which are the only things where this applies) usually have some of their normal keyboard keys overloaded to provide numpad functionality. Also, USB keyboards are rather cheap.
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Re: Rotating the view in FRED
Simple answer until someone codes it you can't.

Wrong. Laptops (which are the only things where this applies) usually have some of their normal keyboard keys overloaded to provide numpad functionality. Also, USB keyboards are rather cheap.
I stand corrected.
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Re: Rotating the view in FRED
Aaaand USB numpads are fun too. I bought one to FRED BP Multi missions on my crapbook when I went to study in UK.
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Re: Rotating the view in FRED
Luckily, my laptop actually has a numpad anyway - couldn't stand losing those keys when gaming!

Thanks very much everybody, this makes life a lot easier.