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Greetings,

if you could please help me with my problem, many thanks in advance!

I'm stuck at a mission in BP:WIH, where you escort the shivan ambassadors from luna to kuiper. After a sudden detonation inside the UEF ship and destroying the fighters I am instructed to investigate a radar signal. There is none. Also, every ship which is at more than 2 clicks distance, disappears from my radar... I had noticed this problem before, but it wasn't a big problem until now. It makes no difference if I use 2D or 3D radar.
 
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I was so frustrated that I fixed it myself. I used recent mediavps and nightly builds, still the same. That didn't do the trick... I went to HUD Settings then, made a reset, and everything works fine now. Strange, because there never was any setting of limiting radar to 2 clicks. But hey, it works.

 

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FWIW, You can change the range of your radar in-game, from 2k to 10k to infinite with the ' key. If you created a new pilot at any point in that process, that might have been what fixed your issue, because it would have defaulted to infinite again.

 
Strange, because there never was any setting of limiting radar to 2 clicks.

Actually, there is. There's a control binding under misc for "Cycle Radar range". It cycles between infinite, 10k, and 2k. The default binding is "/".
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I have a similar problem in the Freespace Blue version of As Lightning Fall. I couldn’t progress from one buoy to the next because I couldn’t get my radar to work past maybe 1,400 meters even though it was set to infinite range. I could never make it past Buoy 4 to finish the mission and I only found Buoys 3 and 4 by sheer luck.
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Offline AV8R

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I have a similar problem in the Freespace Blue version of As Lightning Fall. I couldn’t progress from one buoy to the next because I couldn’t get my radar to work past maybe 1,400 meters even though it was set to infinite range. I could never make it past Buoy 4 to finish the mission and I only found Buoys 3 and 4 by sheer luck.

Spoiler Alert:

I used to hate that mission with a passion until someone posted "Just ignore the buoys (and the Shivan patrols), afterburn straight ahead without turning and you'll run right into Snipe's ship".

Sure enough, there it was. Then it's just the matter of keeping the Shivans away from Snipes' ship until he gets extracted. Now it's a fun mission.  :nod: