The Version 4.2017 ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ™ HUD has several exciting new features: (1) An integrated Update Transmogrifier so you do not need to set up a separate, stand-alone CSLUT when doing bulk upgrades of plants using the HUD, (2) Automatic updating of the HUD itself so you'll always have the latest plant update tools (as well as other HUD goodies we may add), an (3) graphic preloading so the HUD will display faster and more smoothly.
SETTING UP THE HUDSetting up the HUD is easy. Just click "HUD On" in the menu of every plant you want to control using the HUD. Then wear the HUD. Presto!
Version 4.19.903 plants offer an option for assigning plants to one of six HUD groups. HUD groups can be controlled independently of each other. Plants that aren't assigned to a HUD group can also be controlled with the HUD, giving you essentially seven groupings for HUD control! To set a plant to a HUD group, click the plant's Advanced Menu, then click the Grouping button, and select a group.
Automagic HUD Updates: Beginning with ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ™ HUD Version 4.20170710, the HUD automatically checks with our update server to ensure that you have the latest HUD version. This means that you will receive a copy of a new HUD automatically if we've added features or changed the Transmogrifier ovule version in the HUD. The update process takes a few moments and is completely automatic! If there's a new HUD for you, you'll get a brief message in chat and a delivery within a few moments of putting the HUD on (or logging in while wearing it).
USING THE HUD
|Expanded HUD 4.2017|
Working With HUD Groups
|HUD Group Selection Menu|
Once you've set the HUD to control a specific group, the HUD Group button will display the selected group.
|HUD Set to Control Group 1 Plants|
Beginning with plant Version 4.19.904, female plants can be set to pass their HUD Group assignment (number) to their offspring with the "PassGroup" button in the HUD Advanced menu.
|HUD Basic Menu|
The Basic Menu
The lower left Basic button displays functions that will work with any Version 4 plant. These include feeding, food type selection, banner display, normal or compact banner displays, color coded banners, and public/private guest menu operation.
The Advanced Menu
|HUD Advanced Menu|
Note: Plant versions 4.19.902b and higher fix a problem with the pause/resume HUD function. Do not use the HUD for pause/resume operations with 4.19.902 or lower plants!
Beginning with Plant Version 4.19.904, two additional Advanced functions are available: AutoPause and PassGroup.
The AutoPause button sets all plants that are "on the HUD" (or in the specified HUD Group) to pause themselves at the last growth interval before flowering. This is to help breeders who are growing plants for sale and need to stop them before they mature.
The PassGroup button will set female plants in the specified HUD Group to pass their HUD Group assignment (number) to their offspring. This will help improve workflows for growers who use HUD Groups.
The HUD Options Menu
|Hud Options Menu|
The Grouping button opens the same Group Selection Menu as the Group button on the HUD.
|HUD Range Menu|
|HUD Button Preset Menu|
Here's an example of HUD 4.2017 with a customized button.
|CSLUT On Indicator Icon|
Updating Plants Using the HUDThe CSLUT On/Off button activates or deactivates the HUD's Transmogrifier capability. You do not need a standalone Update Transmogrifier, and you also never risk running an update with the wrong Transmogrifier active (or with no Transmogrifier active at all)! Basically, you are wearing the Update Transmogrifier!
When the HUD's Transmogrifier function is "on," the central pot leaf icon border turns red. In "CSLUT On" mode, the Bulk Update button in the Advanced Menu becomes active. This means that you can "bulk update" all plants that are set up to work with the HUD with one button click.
Plants don't have to be set up with "HUD On" to be updated from the HUD. Just be sure the HUD is in CSLUT On mode (red center icon) and click the update button in the plant's Advanced Menu. However, the bulk updating feature in the HUD only works if plants have the "HUD On."
Remember to return your HUD to "CSLUT Off" when you're done. (It's the nice thing to do!) And of course, when you're done with HUD 4.2017, click the center pot leaf icon again to collapse it and regain your screen real estate!