I've noticed some strange things on my screen as I seem to have more sensors than I actually do. In the following screenshot I am in a YT-510 with 8 sensors, take a look at the screenshot and try to figure out why this occurs. I am grateful for any explanation. (I will post more screenshots if need be as this seems to happen alot...at least for me.)
It seems to be a flaw in the coding, because if you actually look at the formula for sensor power on a square, it states the following:
"Power on a square = rounddown(Number of Sensors / (Distance + 1))"
Fill in this formula with a ship with 8 sensors and a distance of 5 (the supposed maximum range) and you get the following sensor power:
"Power on the square = rounddown(8/ (5 + 1))" = "Power on the square = rounddown(1.33) = 1"
Which is correct; however, if you increase the distance to 7 (the actual range) you get the following sensor power:
"Power on the square = rounddown(8/ (7 + 1))" = "Power on the square = rounddown(1) = 1"
Make the distance 8 (which is greater than the actual range) and you get this:
"Power on the square = rounddown(8/ (8 + 1))" = "Power on the square = rounddown(0.88) = 0"
If this formula is used for coding, this means that the maximum range is ACTUALLY 7, not 5.
On a different note, another abnormality in the screenshot is the fact that the sensor range is different on each of the two sides. Take a second look at the screenshot and you will notice that the right side extends farther down than the left, which (as far as I can tell) should not be.