Button panel: Air Vent de/pressurize toggle reads the same as power toggle

Boromir shared this feedback 2 years ago
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When adding the De/Pressurize toggle action to a button, the hover text displayed is the same as the action for toggling the power on the Air Vent. This is confusing at best and for players to determine what it actually does they have to go find the air vent after clicking it to see what the light status bar says.


I suggest updating the text to, "- De/Pressurize" for the toggle action, "- Pressurize" for the Pressurize action, and "- Depressurize" for the Depressurize action on the button panel hover text. This text would be added after the name of the vent or group assigned to the button.


It seems the purpose of the button panel is to remotely manage the ship and and it's operation. Not very remote if you never remember what the button does, especially if you have buttons that actually toggle the vents to conserve power.


Maybe this was intended and this is actually a bug? Not sure.

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This appears to be an issue for grouped Air Vents only, where the group has been added to the button panel with the De/Pressurize Action.

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I just tested this and its a problem also for Cockpits and Flight Seats controlling a single Air Vent. This is not just for grouped Air Vents.

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Thinking more about the suggested text since there is very little space to work with in the buttons on the Action bar. "Pres" for Pressurized state and "Depr" for showing Depressurized state is active on the button for the Action bar (such as in a flight seat or cockpit).

However, the action menu in the 'G' menu could continue to say what it says for toggling the Dep/Pressurization status like the Switch Lock on the landing gear. Right now it says "Depressurize On/Off" on the popup menu in the 'G' screen which is fine.

The problem is that the button for this action reads "On" and "Off" which collides with the Power On - Off toggle. The hover text doesn't resolve this problem when you go to the 'G' screen either.