Backspace key to switch between top-down view and the first-person view of your character.
Top-down view shows several categories of information, overlayed as icons or words on the terrain. Cycle between 8 different categories of information displayed using the
|All Rocks||Shows presense of mine-able resources.|
|Rocks||Shows presense of mine-able resources. Excluding stone and eludium, as they are almost everywhere.|
|Plants||Shows plant resources. Size of the icons indicate density. This is only used for foraging.|
|Buildings||Shows type and level of buildings.|
|Roads||Shows roads and road slabs.|
|Flags||Shows military bases and flags. Showing the current ownership of each military flag and the town square.|
|Cities||Shows city ownership of each building and road.|
|Blank||Shows nothing. Good for taking pictures.|
There are two Rocks overlays, one with stone and eludium and one without. This is because stone and eludium are resources that can be found almost everywhere where there isn't another resource already. Eludium is of course commonly only found on moons.
Note: The range at which this overlay displays information, is affected by the Rock View Range slider on the Settings (
Shift+F12) window's Screne tab.
The Plants overlay is mainly used for foraging. Large plant icons indicate trees and small icons indicate scrubs.
The Roads overlay is not used for much, it simply display the road types.
The Flags overlay is very useful when attempting to invade an enemy city.
Military buildings are have their icons displayed, much like with the Buildings overlay.
The Cities overlay is used to see the name of a city. It becomes more useful when two cities are placed right next to each other.