[Loadstone] Relative degrees does work

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at odyssey.cm.nu
Mon Jan 28 00:56:57 GMT 2008

This is absolutely not the way things work. Depending on your heading it may 
look like it's working but it does not do anything with the heading for 
degrees or cardinal modes. In those modes the heading is set to north. Same 
goes for exploration mode, the heading is locked to north. In navigation 
mode hitting select will tell you the closest point with the heading 
relative to north, same with 5 in exploration mode. So if your heading is a 
northerly direction then this might seem to be working but will quickly 
change if your heading in another direction.

On Sun, 27 Jan 2008, Paul Shelton wrote:

> Monty,
> Ok, looks like you were right.  If I'm in navigation mode and hit the center
> (select) button on the joystick,  I will get a relative heading.  It's not
> exactly what I was asking for, i.e., it's not right 20 degrees or left 20
> degrees, but it is a relative heading.  In other words, whatever direction I
> am traveling becomes North so that if I am told the point is at 90 degrees,
> I know it is off to my right.  The same thing seems to be true in
> exploration mode.  Whatever point is my current position, if I hit the 5
> key,  the points position is given relative to my direction of travel.
> All other points in navigation mode seem to give absolute headings.   So now
> that I've stirred up all this traffic on the list,  I think I can just use
> this the way it is.
> Paul
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