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Always Showing Ship Bracket Text Option

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CCP Logibro
C C P
C C P Alliance
#1 - 2017-03-08 13:26:41 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Logibro
Hey guys

So recently a number of people have been asking about how another player was able to show the ship bracket text for all ships on grid in space, not just the one ship that is selected. This option was originally created for use in the Tournament Tools, but seeing that the reaction has been very much "How do I get this?!", I thought it best to clear the waters and lay down that yes, you can use it and how to do so.

So first, the warning. This is an unsupported option, and if you turn it on, you do so at your own risk. Your client may lag, your computer might crash, your house could collapse, cats and dogs might start living in harmony, crops may wither and die, and pineapple on pizza may be outlawed in Iceland. If you do run into problems while you have this option turned on, you're on your own. Having this option on is grounds for reimbursements to be denied, regardless of other circumstances. So again, use this at your own risk.

If you're still brave enough to turn it on, here's how you do it. On your computer, go to "%localappdata%\CCP\EVE\". You should see a bunch of folders, one of them will be named after the path of where your shared cache is located, and will end with tq_tranquility. Inside that folder will be more folders, one of each of your profiles you have created in the launcher.

Open the folder for the profile you want to change, then open the prefs.ini file (if it's not there, make sure you've launched the EVE client at least once with that profile active). Add the following line to the file, then save the file and restart your client if it's running.
bracketsAlwaysShowShipText=1

Now whenever you use that profile in the launcher to launch a client, all ship brackets will always show their own labels. However, also keep in mind that this option also disables the bracket for your own ship all of the time, and that it doesn't show the text for pods. There may be other unexpected behavior, so again use at your own risk!

You can turn this option off again by removing the line from the file, but you will have to restart the client after saving the file for it to take effect.

(For those of you using OSX, you can find the folder you need here: ~/Library/Application Support/EVE Online/p_drive/Local Settings/Application Data/CCP/EVE/SharedCache/wineenv/drive_c/users/username/Local Settings/Application Data/CCP/EVE/c_tq_tranquility - thanks Arthur Aihaken)

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Arthur Aihaken
CODE.d
#2 - 2017-03-08 13:40:26 UTC  |  Edited by: Arthur Aihaken
No pineapple on pizza!? What is this - the dark ages?!

I am currently away, traveling through time and will be returning last week.

Jonn Duune
Biomass Party
Hostile Intervention
#3 - 2017-03-08 15:32:53 UTC
CCP Logibro wrote:
pineapple on pizza may be outlawed in Iceland.



I'm so doing this now.

My name is Jonn Duune, and I wholeheartedly support the message posted above.

DeMichael Crimson
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#4 - 2017-03-08 16:10:22 UTC  |  Edited by: DeMichael Crimson
CCP Logibro wrote:
Hey guys

So recently a number of people have been asking about how another player was able to show the ship bracket text for all ships on grid in space, not just the one ship that is selected. This option was originally created for use in the Tournament Tools, but seeing that the reaction has been very much "How do I get this?!", I thought it best to clear the waters and lay down that yes, you can use it and how to do so.

So first, the warning. This is an unsupported option, and if you turn it on, you do so at your own risk. Your client may lag, your computer might crash, your house could collapse, cats and dogs might start living in harmony, crops may wither and die, and pineapple on pizza may be outlawed in Iceland. If you do run into problems while you have this option turned on, you're on your own. Having this option on is grounds for reimbursements to be denied, regardless of other circumstances. So again, use this at your own risk.

Thanks for posting this info but after reading the warning, no thanks.

Definitely don't want to activate a possible Apocalyptic Event.

Besides that, the UI has more than enough intel happening in it already.



DMC
Alex Zalbazar
Fight The Blob
Kingless.
#5 - 2017-03-08 16:34:40 UTC
Are there plans to support this overview feature in the future?

It would be an amazing QOL change, especially if we could see our own ship bracket at the same time.
Bishop Xsi
Pandemic Horde Inc.
Pandemic Horde
#6 - 2017-03-08 16:47:10 UTC
My folder is "e_eve_sharedcache_tq_tranquility", and the only folders inside it are "cache" and "settings_Default".

Is my installation borked in some way? The game works fine.
CCP Logibro
C C P
C C P Alliance
#7 - 2017-03-08 17:18:15 UTC
Bishop Xsi wrote:
My folder is "e_eve_sharedcache_tq_tranquility", and the only folders inside it are "cache" and "settings_Default".

Is my installation borked in some way? The game works fine.


It will be inside the settings_Default folder.

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Bishop Xsi
Pandemic Horde Inc.
Pandemic Horde
#8 - 2017-03-08 17:25:10 UTC
CCP Logibro wrote:
It will be inside the settings_Default folder.


Thanks. I misunderstood part of your OP.
Ezio Dicostanzo
Out of Focus
Odin's Call
#9 - 2017-03-08 17:37:33 UTC
great, ive been wondering how to do this for a while
Soldier Forrester
Goryn Clade
#10 - 2017-03-08 17:50:12 UTC
Niice!

Thank you <3
Klyith
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#11 - 2017-03-08 17:52:52 UTC
Alex Zalbazar wrote:
Are there plans to support this overview feature in the future?

It would be an amazing QOL change, especially if we could see our own ship bracket at the same time.

If you've been in a huge battle or anywhere else where there are thousands of ships on the screen, you'd get why this will never have official support. The game can choke on bracket overload as it is now, I can only imagine how much worse it would be trying to draw text labels as well.
Jebidus Skari
Comply Or Die
Lord of Worlds Alliance
#12 - 2017-03-08 19:32:03 UTC
am i missing something? I dont see any profile folders in settings default folder.. just lots of core char files and one prefs.ini
i tried to add it into there, made no difference.

im using windows 10
Lfod Shi
Lfod's Ratting and Salvage
#13 - 2017-03-08 20:02:40 UTC
Pineapple on pizza should be outlawed globally. I have spoken.

♪ They'll always be bloodclaws to me ♫

Jackaryas
Goryn Clade
#14 - 2017-03-08 20:04:19 UTC
This is neat cheers logibro, now i dont need to look at my overview to know not to go near the rapier in my nano nightmare :D
Corail Amber
The Tuskers
The Tuskers Co.
#15 - 2017-03-08 20:24:18 UTC
Great option that should probably be implemented as an actual ingame option.

I'm having trouble finding the file though, this is what my AppData/CCP/EveOnline folder looks like : https://puu.sh/uA7ok/b12dc46ff5.png

There is nothing in the Launcher file except from a text file called "Log".
I'm using Windows 7 installed through Bootcamp. I also have enabled Windows to show hidden files.

Any ideas?
Bishop Xsi
Pandemic Horde Inc.
Pandemic Horde
#16 - 2017-03-08 20:26:08 UTC
Jebidus Skari wrote:
am i missing something? I dont see any profile folders in settings default folder.. just lots of core char files and one prefs.ini
i tried to add it into there, made no difference.

im using windows 10


Adding it to prefs.ini worked for me. My setup is the same as yours.
Ember Niagara
Da'House
#17 - 2017-03-08 20:34:51 UTC  |  Edited by: Ember Niagara
This makes both space and the Overview more useful, as you can visually compare the Overview to what you see in front of you.

Please consider ascending this to become a new option for customizing overview tabs. It'd be amazing if I could control which things get text simply by clicking a different overview tab - customize text display true/false based on target, standings, criminal status, type of ship, ally, maybe even distance to my ship, etc...

If the CPU usage could be managed, this could be a huge help for helping newbies get into the game and I would actually advocate it be on by default for all new players. Far from overloading with information, it makes "those blips on screen" actually meaningful. I would have definitely appreciated this if I had it when I was originally starting out. I was so confused as to what the hell the squares were.

As a bonus, it looks like something straight out of Star Trek. (example A) (example B)
hmu-smh
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#18 - 2017-03-08 20:39:39 UTC  |  Edited by: hmu-smh
FINALLY someone heard me.. been asking for this for years!!
Romulus XII
Blank-Space
Northern Coalition.
#19 - 2017-03-08 21:11:24 UTC
Lfod Shi wrote:
Pineapple on pizza should be outlawed globally. I have spoken.


Get out.
CCP Logibro
C C P
C C P Alliance
#20 - 2017-03-08 21:14:17 UTC
Corail Amber wrote:
Great option that should probably be implemented as an actual ingame option.

I'm having trouble finding the file though, this is what my AppData/CCP/EveOnline folder looks like : https://puu.sh/uA7ok/b12dc46ff5.png

There is nothing in the Launcher file except from a text file called "Log".
I'm using Windows 7 installed through Bootcamp. I also have enabled Windows to show hidden files.

Any ideas?


You went to %appdata%, not %localappdata% (You can see it in the path, you're at roaming, not local)

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