|Here is an add-on to help teammates and allies coordinate actions more easily. It scans your diplomatic messages and replaces certain strings in the message with clickable links to objects (ships, planets, bases) in the game.|
The strings that are searched for are:
where the first letter is for ship, planet, or base (can be uppercase or lowercase), and XXX is the id of the object you want to reference.
So for example, if I want to tell my ally to move ship 143 to planet 45, I could send a message something like:
"Move s#143 to p#45."
And if they have this add-on installed, the message would appear as:
Move S#143: MEAN GORBIE to P#45: Planet X.
And if they click on either of the highlighted parts it will open the map and take them directly to the ship or planet.
This is obviously only really useful if both sides of the communication are using it, but if you want to test it out, it will work on outgoing messages too so you can try it easily enough.
Note: these links are added client side so the RECEIVER must have the add-on installed to see them. No changes are made to the actual messages sent. ie. Even if you have the add-on installed and send the above message to someone who does not, they will simply see the original message:
"Move s#143 to p#45." which should be understandable enough still.