Camera Button

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The subject of this article is from the Beyond update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 27 November, 2019.

Camera Button is part of game mechanics.

Summary[edit | edit source]

In the bottom right corner of the New Game screen, you see the URI button and the Camera button.

The Camera Button is a means of starting a new game at a location of which you only have a screenshot.

  1. Open Photo Mode. Notice it has a colour code in the corner.
  2. Capture the screenshot using Steam Overlay (F12) or the software of your choice.
  3. Go to the Settings, Video Options, and change your game to Bordered window mode
  4. Quit to Mode Select and go to the screen where you start a new game.
  5. Instead of choosing a game mode, click the Camera button in the corner. A File Open dialog appears.
  6. Open any of your colour-coded screenshots.

It will start a new Creative Mode save, on the exact location the picture was taken, even looking that direction (or as close as possible after all those patches). Any screenshot that has been shared since Beyond with the colour swatch in it, can be used as a destination.

Tips[edit | edit source]

To change the Game Mode from Creative to any other, see the method described for the URI Button.

Note: The Camera button does not work if you run the game in full-screen mode or in VR, because full-screen will always stay on top of the open dialog.

Example[edit | edit source]

In our example, Alastor shares a screenshot. IrisNebula likes the place and wants to go there. (Note the computer-readable colour codes and human-readable coordinates in the bottom left corner). Using the method above, IrisNebula arrives at the exactly the same spot on the same planet. If Alastor had uploaded and shared this base, it would also be visible.

Comparison of two screenshots taken at the same URI coordinates. Note colour codes and Glyphs.
Comparison of two screenshots taken at the same URI coordinates.
Note colour codes and Glyphs

External links[edit | edit source]

IrisNebula