Overlapping Systems

i don't have the time right now to test this, but I was wondering if any of you knew the answer already.

Can you have two systems, both visible, that are overlapping (same coordinates)? If so, how does Nova choose which one you clicked on from the map?

Similarly, I know you can overlap spobs, but how does it choose which one goes on top? For instance, if you wanted to put a wormhole beneath a certain spob...

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Originally posted by Russell Quintero:
Can you have two systems, both visible, that are overlapping (same coordinates)?

Yes.

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If so, how does Nova choose which one you clicked on from the map?

Dunno, haven't tested it. I assume it's based on Resource ID #, but, like I say, I've not tested it.

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**Similarly, I know you can overlap spobs, but how does it choose which one goes on top? For instance, if you wanted to put a wormhole beneath a certain spob...
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I believe it does indeed place them based on Resource ID # -- that's the behavior I've seen in the past. But that could be because I make sure I code my spöbs into my s˙sts based on the RID, too, so maybe it's based on that instead. In other words, dunno -- haven't tested it yet.

(edit) Let's fix that UBB code, shall we? (/edit)
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(This message has been edited by UncleTwitchy (edited 04-07-2003).)

I don't know, and I don't have my copy of FrozenHeart anymore to find out. Any takers? I would just say to play around with it in NovaTools and find out yourself.

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I'm pretty sure systems get layer by lower ID's first. So if you had 128 - Sol and 129 - Centuri, both with the same coordinates, Centuri would be on top. Of course, you could just scroll through the links using the "" key...

As for planets, I ran into this late last year. From memory, it's based on what order you place the planet ids into the sys resource. So, if you have 128 - Earth and 129 - Mars, you enter them in as 129, 128 to have Earth on top.

Hope this helps (and made sense)

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Another option for spöb overlaps would be base on which field (and number key) it is in for the system.

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Don't know about the systems overlapping, but I know from my current plug that the order planets are displayed is based on the order they are entered into the sys resource. The last entries are are displayed on the top.

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