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New to ScrumbleShip? Confused? Then check out this tutorial for help with the User Interface!

Posted by Jacob843 on Aug 13th, 2012
Intermediate UI/HUD.

Hello! My name is Jacob843 and I am a fellow Scrumbler. In this tutorial I will be showing you the ropes of the ScrumbleShip GUI.

Here are some basic pictures to help you:


As you can see, there are 10 numbers. Below are their description, use, or function.

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1 - Rotation. When in the inventory, you can select the rotation the block or item will face.
2 - Material. When in the inventory, you can select the material of the block, as long as it is in your ship's cargo
3 - Item/Block. This is the item you are placing down.
4 - Status. This tells you your suit's oxygen levels and fuel. To refuel, goto a suit refill.
5 - The game. This is where you will see your ship and other action packed game play.
6 - Heat Reader. This tells you the heat of the block you selected.
7 - Plasma Torch. When selected using the Number 1 on your keyboard, it will activate. When activated, left click on a block to destroy it.
8 - Place Tool. When selected using the Number 2 on your keyboard, it will activate. When activated, left click to place the block/item selected.
9 - Question Tool. When selected using the Number 3 on your keyboard, it will activate. When activated, mouse over a block to see the material and or item. It also displays the heat of a block/item.
10 - Laser. When selected using the Number 4 on your keyboard, it will activate. When activated, left click will fire a destructive laser.

Not included:

11 - Plasma Torch/Place Tool. When selected using the Number 5 on your keyboard, it will activate BOTH the Plasma Torch  and Place tool. Left click to place, and right click to break.

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Well that is the basics of the GUI. Hope you enjoyed my first tutorial for ScrumbleShip! Questions or comments are welcome!

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Insolent.
Insolent. Aug 14 2012, 9:29am says:

Thanks for the helpful tutorial, Jacob! It should help new Scrumblers figure out what they're looking at.

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Insolent.
Insolent. Aug 14 2012, 9:35am says:

Oh, as an aside: in future, once holds are a thing, the torch won't actually destroy blocks - it will cut them off whatever they're attached to. Then players and clones can do what they like with them - stick them somewhere else, store them in a hold, melt them down to build something else, or just give it a shove in the general direction of the closest star.

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dirkson
dirkson Aug 18 2012, 9:26pm says:

Thanks for the tutorial Jacob!

-Dirk

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