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==Overview==
 
==Overview==
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===PDA description===
 
===PDA description===
*When the player consults the PDA by selecting it with "P" on the keyboard the default view is of the Task list adjacent to a cut down Map window.
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*When the player consults the PDA by selecting it with '''P''' on the keyboard the default view is of the Task list adjacent to a cut down Map window.
 
*Within the Map area, there may exist various markers that will display a short message when moused-over.
 
*Within the Map area, there may exist various markers that will display a short message when moused-over.
 
*The information that the player gains from these are referred to as a '''PDA description''' to distinguish them from the various other data also present in the PDA.
 
*The information that the player gains from these are referred to as a '''PDA description''' to distinguish them from the various other data also present in the PDA.
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===PDA information===
 
===PDA information===
 
*Is not volatile and forms the player's Log in the diary section of the PDA.
 
*Is not volatile and forms the player's Log in the diary section of the PDA.
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*There is a separate "Message history" section here that lists the most recent dialogues that the player has received and includes any incoming transmissions.
 
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===PDA message history===
 
*There is a separate "Message history" section here that lists the most recent dialogues that the player has received and includes any incoming transmissions. ''Mission briefings'' that take the form of a dialogue exchange are placed here and are therefore volatile.
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===PDA contact information===
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*The PDA is also used to display the short bio information that may be provided for non-hostile [[NPCs]] within the player's detection range.
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*Note that this range exceeds the mini-map display range.
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*The [[Trader]] faction disable this capability on their PDAs.
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*Default hotkey: '''H'''.
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===PDA map location===
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*Accessed using the default '''M''' key.
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*Provides a view of the Zone, defaulting to the player's immediate vicinity when first opened within a given [[Zones|Level]].
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*Map may be annotated by the player, zoomed and dragged to other areas, etc.
   
 
===Encyclopedia===
 
===Encyclopedia===
 
*A general knowledge base for the various phenomena observed in LA. Any artifact recipes purchased will also be listed here.
 
*A general knowledge base for the various phenomena observed in LA. Any artifact recipes purchased will also be listed here.
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*Also lists brief information about several [[Zones|Levels]], [[Anomalies]] and [[Artifacts]].
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*Default hotkey: '''P''' then select '''i'''.
   
 
===Downloads===
 
===Downloads===
 
*With a suitably equipped PDA this section will also gradually become populated with data.
 
*With a suitably equipped PDA this section will also gradually become populated with data.
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*Requires the attachment of an [[Xray PDA Downloads module]].
   
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
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*Adding map locations for vehicles, lootpiles and important areas is recommended. The LA Zone is ''large''.
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
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[[Category:Items]]
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[[Category:Devices]]
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[[Category:Basic Equipment]]

Latest revision as of 04:39, 18 April 2016

Overview

  • The player is equipped with a PDA at the start of the game which serves as the nexus for information subsequently discovered.
  • The player may acquire other PDAs from deceased NPCs or through other means which may be traded or dropped but the player's own PDA may never be jettisoned.
  • In order to conduct downloads from the various PCs that are discovered, it will be necessary to fit an Xray PDA Downloads module.

Data types

PDA description

  • When the player consults the PDA by selecting it with P on the keyboard the default view is of the Task list adjacent to a cut down Map window.
  • Within the Map area, there may exist various markers that will display a short message when moused-over.
  • The information that the player gains from these are referred to as a PDA description to distinguish them from the various other data also present in the PDA.
  • Generally speaking, these markers are volatile and are removed from the Map when a task is determined or a Stash has been altered or cleared.

Detailed task information

  • Each task may also have further information available is it's text/map button is toggled.

PDA information

  • Is not volatile and forms the player's Log in the diary section of the PDA.

PDA message history

  • There is a separate "Message history" section here that lists the most recent dialogues that the player has received and includes any incoming transmissions. Mission briefings that take the form of a dialogue exchange are placed here and are therefore volatile.

PDA contact information

  • The PDA is also used to display the short bio information that may be provided for non-hostile NPCs within the player's detection range.
  • Note that this range exceeds the mini-map display range.
  • The Trader faction disable this capability on their PDAs.
  • Default hotkey: H.

PDA map location

  • Accessed using the default M key.
  • Provides a view of the Zone, defaulting to the player's immediate vicinity when first opened within a given Level.
  • Map may be annotated by the player, zoomed and dragged to other areas, etc.

Encyclopedia

  • A general knowledge base for the various phenomena observed in LA. Any artifact recipes purchased will also be listed here.
  • Also lists brief information about several Levels, Anomalies and Artifacts.
  • Default hotkey: P then select i.

Downloads

  • With a suitably equipped PDA this section will also gradually become populated with data.
  • Requires the attachment of an Xray PDA Downloads module.

Notes

Trivia

  • Adding map locations for vehicles, lootpiles and important areas is recommended. The LA Zone is large.

Gallery