[Loadstone] Exploration mode, was Re: Loadstone GPS V0.69 released

Rob Melchers rob at loadstone-gps.com
Tue Oct 23 02:14:07 BST 2007

Could be a setting?
Exploration mode =
1. Unshifted: Explore (look around)
2: Shifted: Travel (virtually go there)
3. Reversed

At 10/22/2007, you wrote:
>[quoted lines by Shawn Kirkpatrick on 2007/10/22 at 17:26 -0700]
> >Since version 0.68.0 you don't need to use the joystick in exploration 
> mode,
> >you can use the shifted numeric keys for 8 way look around. The debate 
> seems
> >to be if shift numeric keys should be for look around or actual movement. I
> >like normal numeric keys for movement and shift numeric keys for look
> >around.
>I'm going to "argue" it both ways:
>The problem with the way it is now, i.e. with unshifted keys causing 
>motion, is
>that the safe (or passive) functions are harder to enter whereas the 
>unsafe (or
>active) functions are easy to enter.
>The problem with changing it is that one usually wants the active 
>functions so
>they should be the easiest to use.
>I think adding one more function, perhaps to shift+5 (which I believe is 
>free), would solve the problem. The biggest problem with the active functions
>is that there's no way to guarantee that you can get back to where you 
>were if
>you accidentally do an incorrect or unexpected motion. What about making
>shift+5 be "undo", i.e. go back to the previous location (where you were 
>the last motion)? Perhaps a list of motions could be maintained so that
>repeated use of shift+5 would reverse the exploration (and remove that 
>from the list).
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