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written by Faust on Jun 06, 2010 19:25
Hi all!

I'm kinda new to Noctis and still pretty 'nooby', but I'm insanely fascinated by this project.
So, the thing is, that about every 3rd time, when I press "Select Local Target", the screen starts to flicker strangely and it becomes impossible to play. There is no planet selecting crosshair and on the lower side of the screen there is a flickering text message, which reads: "SQRT DOMAIN ERROR"! This error, if one can call it like that, bothers me a lot, because it steals me the possibility to travel to some local targets... Any ideas or solutions to this problem? By the way, I am using Microsoft Windows XP, SP2.

Please, help, because I want to enjoy this masterpiece called Noctis entirely!
i haz title: speed-g-dof
written by Speeder on Jun 06, 2010 19:33
Never saw that error before O.o lets wait for more experienced people

At least you don't got launched into NAN LY+
r'lyeh sweet r'lyeh
written by Neuzd on Jun 06, 2010 20:01
That's new for me, too.

Which version of Noctis are you running?
Is it the version available at the Noctis 'homepage' or is it NoctisIV+ or NICE....

Also, does the error appear also if using the keyboard shortcuts?
I admit I almost never use the "screen-interface", though it's unlikely that could be the error source...but anyway, one cannot tell for sure : P
written by Faust on Jun 06, 2010 20:11
I'm using 'nivplus-r2_1', right now, switched a moment ago to see if the error is gone! So far- no problems! I'll keep checking to be sure it stays like this!
Previously I used the latest version available at download, just plain "Noctis IV build 3.1."

Wow, You guys are impressively responsive!
written by Faust on Jun 06, 2010 21:49
Guess what? The error's back again... :/

P.S. Ok, there are some clues I cam aware of. First of all, this error comes up only when there are no nearby local targets. It only happens just after entering the game [If I've left the Stardrifter near a star [Usually it's a gray giant used for Li+ scooping.] which has no nearby objects to select.]. Any ideas how to fix this?
r'lyeh sweet r'lyeh
written by Neuzd on Jun 06, 2010 22:06
Faust said:
Any ideas how to fix this?
Well...er...do not use it : P

I know it sounds silly, but seriously, if there are no orbiting planets you can avoid trying setting a local target and so dodge the error.
written by Faust on Jun 06, 2010 22:09
Already avoiding Neuzd!
I'm just interested if this issue is common to everyone...
i haz title: speed-g-dof
written by Speeder on Jun 06, 2010 23:34
Probably is, but you are also probably the first guy to try to target a local target on a empty system
written by Faust on Jun 07, 2010 00:01
Probably!

But You have to admit, that Noctis' UI can get really confusing, especially if You're new to the game!
written by Ajax on Jun 07, 2010 01:26
Speeder said:
Probably is, but you are also probably the first guy to try to target a local target on a empty system
I'm pretty sure I've done it once or twice at most. But that's only because I wasn't paying attention to the fact that there were no planets in that system.

On that note, I never got that error message.
written by 4616599 on Jun 07, 2010 08:47
Speeder said:
Probably is, but you are also probably the first guy to try to target a local target on a empty system
Hey, I do use S06s to exploit visit +NAN LY! I've never seen that error before though.

On another note, welcome Faust! It's always interesting to see that Noctis is still very attractive to people, being a relatively old program.
written by Faust on Jun 07, 2010 09:32
4616599 said:
Speeder said:
Probably is, but you are also probably the first guy to try to target a local target on a empty system
Hey, I do use S06s to exploit visit +NAN LY! I've never seen that error before though.

On another note, welcome Faust! It's always interesting to see that Noctis is still very attractive to people, being a relatively old program.
The pleasure is all mine, 4616599!
As I mentioned earlier, the whole concept of such large, freely explorable galaxy is just... WOW! All in all, Noctis is still a game in production, isn't it?
written by 4616599 on Jun 07, 2010 10:11
Faust said:
As I mentioned earlier, the whole concept of such large, freely explorable galaxy is just... WOW! All in all, Noctis is still a game in production, isn't it?
Thanks! We do need some new explorers every now and then. Feltyrion still has many things to reveal. About the 'game in production bit', well technically yes, though it pretty much depends on Alex (I'm not going to go into the details just yet. To quote someone, technically Noctis V's release date is 'when it's ready!').

EDIT: (some rambling) Also, I'd advise you not to download NICE (no longer supported, and some other things). IV+ is the standard for at least half the currently active noctis explorers I know of. Of course there are still some, me for instance, that stick to the 'Vanilla' edition, as the regular's known. The main advantage is the ability to access the outer rim, which is quite useful for me-for instance my SD is currently at the area of the Grid near the rim(hope I'm not confusing you with the terms...never mind that for now!).
I'd also advise you to download NoctisMapper. To have an idea of the current distribution of explorers, unzip it in your data folder and set configurations as required-remember to have ServerUrl as neuzd.org/noctis/mapper.php
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written by Faust on Jun 07, 2010 10:49
Thank You VERY much for the useful information, 4616599! I am already using Noctis IV+, by the way!
The NoctisMapper is available somewhere on this site, isn't it?
written by Cryoburner on Jun 07, 2010 10:56
4616599 said:
To quote someone, technically Noctis V's release date is 'when it's ready!').
Didn't Duke Nukem Forever have that release date? : /

4616599 said:
Also, I'd advise you not to download NICE (no longer supported, and some other things).
Well, you can download it. It does have some issues, and the NICE starmap isn't updated anymore, but there are some interesting things to see that aren't present in the other versions. : )
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