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pixel156

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Good day,

I have discovered this game last week.

I'm getting ready to do my maiden voyage tonight with a bunch of other soldier and I can't figure out how to change the default engineering preset.

I tried pasting a file from 

https://www.cattail.nu/artemis/engineersRigbook/about.php
into the root of Artemis and nothing happens when I load the game. everything is still standard.


Anyone know if it has to do with the update from whatever version they where using back then?

Thanks

-M



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I don't think you can set the engineering presets from the artemis.ini file. At least, I'm not seeing anything in there for the engineering client. If there's a particular preset you want in every mission, I think you have to set that up for every game.

I'll talk to some engineers and see if there's something they do to quickly set up their presets. I suppose if enough engineers ask for it, we can perhaps ask Thom to put a "preset" section in the artemis.ini file. I know there are probably more than a few engineers that like to set up a preset for "in combat", "high maneuver + high beams", "low energy mode", etc. 






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Have you had a look at the Engineering Preset Manager?

http://artemiswiki.pbworks.com/w/page/53567224/Engineering%20Preset%20Manager



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Originally Posted by Sandman
Have you had a look at the Engineering Preset Manager?

http://artemiswiki.pbworks.com/w/page/53567224/Engineering%20Preset%20Manager




I figured that since the game code has changed enough to not let you import setting, the preset manager would not be compatible with the latest version either.

I’m trying to get a package that is as small and painless as possible for all my new user.
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It still works. You do need to create your presets ahead of time. And you need to launch the preset manager and activate the desired preset before launching Artemis.

It doesn't work well for saving presets the Engineer creates in game on the fly.

I keep generic preset profiles for Warp drive and Jump drive. The profiles are not very aggressive (e.g. not less than 100% power to any system). I keep a cheat sheet handy for the Engineer that labels the presets. It works well for giving new players an effective way to have a positive effect as Engineer without having them starving or overheating systems.

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The file engineeringSettings.dat, if found, is used as the default engineering settings.  It is in the same folder as Artemis.exe (usually C:\Program Files (x86)\Artemis).  The Engineering Preset Manager (mentioned above) creates this file for you.

As an example, here is the preset I use:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2fUihcwJ_JVaHlsdGhDcHhBVnM

Download the file and rename it to engineeringSettings.dat and move it to your Artemis folder.  Here is a PDF file describing the presets:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2fUihcwJ_JVZ3FWWlItbXhsaTA
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erichritz if correct, engineeringSettings.DAT is the file where presets are stored.  
I recommend aspiring Engineers have a basic tool kit of 8 presets.  1 for each of the main systems, with power set to ~250 and all 8 coolants leaving everything else @ 100%.  Further, as a mnemonic I recommend setting them in order, 1 for Beams, 2 for Tubes, ... 8 for Rear Shields.  Leaves 2 more presets for discretionary usages.  {Seems each captain, and engineer, has their own style.....}  
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Oh, yes, and ALWAYS remember, Space Bar sets everything back to 100% and second Space Bar removes all coolant {making it available again}. 
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The Rigbook you link in the opening post is still valid and working. At least, I don't have any problems downloading engineeringSettings.dat files from there, pasting them into my Artemis directory, and using them.
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pixel156

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Damn I did not know about the space bar! Best shortcut ever
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Iirc enter is shortcut for resetting coolant level to zero.
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