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written by P-tate on Jan 03, 2010 22:33
Here's the situation:

I've zipped to a new star and visited a planet I thought would be interesting. When I tired of that dusty rock, I returned to my ship and set a new local target.

Here's my problem:

When I try to "fine" my way to the local target my HUD says CONFIRM followed by BREAKING and my ship goes nowhere. What am I doing wrong? Why can't I visit two planets in the same system?!
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written by Neuzd on Jan 03, 2010 22:42
Breaking is clearly a mistyping or something like that. Alex meant "braking", because that's what the StarDrifter is actually doing in that moment: slowing down because you're approaching your target.

For the rest....have you tried being just a bit more patient and see if you reach that planet?

I can't try it at the moment, but I'm pretty sure you've done everything correct (I mean "confirm" should appear when you set a local target...if I'm not mistaken).

For simple questions like this you may have a quicker response if you post your doubts on the chat frame. Open it by clicking on the "show chat frame" button on the top left.
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written by Albeyamakiir on Jan 04, 2010 01:57
Sometimes, if you target a planet that is less than (I think) one dyam away, the sd starts braking from the get go. It's better to stop your craft, and target something further away.
written by 4616599 on Jan 04, 2010 06:35
Albeyamakiir said:
Sometimes, if you target a planet that is less than (I think) one dyam away, the sd starts braking from the get go.
Yep. The SD will start braking at 1 dyam distance, and you're in for a relatively slow cruise if you're targeting a local object at that distance. What I usually do is vimana back to the star. If the distance to the next local object is still under 1 dyam, turn off force radiation limits and vimana again to move further. If the object is still too close, you'll just have to wait.
In this case I'm assuming that you're in a compact two-planet system, which does occur pretty often for S02s and 05s. If it's a large system, just set a course for something over 1 dyam away.
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