The PlanetManager is an algorithm that
will automatically restart the extractor control units on your PI planets. You
must have already placed all of your ECUs on your planets and be familiar with
how PI works. PlanetManager can be used as a useful addon to the miner or
trader, or as a stand alone program. To use the PlanetManger as a stand alone
program you must complete a first run, unless you have already completed a first
run on this client for the miner. You must select 'PlanetManager' for the client
on the front page as shown:
If you want to use PlanetManager as an
addition to the miner or trader, you should select the EVEMiner or
EVETrader function instead. This way the PlanetManager will only restart
the extractor control units of your planets when you dock
in station. As miner may be used in multiclient mode, it is unsafe to
start updating planets on one client while another clients are
floating in space. To avoid this situation PI addon for miner is activated
during 'idle' timer only. Set the same 'idle'
timer for each client and all of miners will go to a station or
POS to update planets at the same time.
To setup PlanetManager, click
the Settings button and open the 'Planet Manager Addon
First you must enable the planet
explorer function by checking 'Enable Planet Explorer Function'.
Setup your planets.
PlanetManager cannot rotate planets,
only zoom in on them. You must make sure that your extractor control
units are visible when you click the ' Home' button in
the planet view and the planet is zoomed out.
Set the 'Zoom Level' to be able
to see all of the extractor control units on all of the planets. One zoom
is one zoom-out click on your keyboard when in planet view. Zooming using
keyboard does not work correctly due to eve bug.
PlanetManager has two modes: learning
mode and production mode. During learning mode PlanetManager will search
the planet for extractors and store the information
about structure coordinates to file. To check that
a structures are extractor control units the PlanetManager
will open an info window.
'Brute force ON' should be checked if
PlanetManager did not find all of your extractors and does not restart them
during the production mode. If you switch brute force ON, PlanetManager
will not analyze the geometry of the extractor control units but try
to open the info windows where blue color is found. Links have the same color
as the extractor control units so the brute force method will
make more misclicks but it will finally find all of the extractor
'Setup Extractors Position Manually'
is the fastest was to teach PlanetManager. All you need to do is
right click on all of your structures manually, when asked. The right
click will be registered by PlanetManager and the coordinates will
be saved as the structure coordinates. The info window will tell
PlanetManager the type of structure found. To finish the setup of the
planet manually, you need to right click command center
then PlanetManager will switch to another planet.
The 'Erase Planets' button
will reorganized your planets and erase all the planets data.
'Planet Update Interval (sec.)' is
the extractor renewal time. This should be shorter than
the installed program time.
After PlanetManager has processed
each planet and knows the position of the extractor control units, it
will automatically restart the extraction program. Don't forget that
you have to select your program, resources to extract, position of heads etc.