Somehow I was able to detect a web minefield outside the 200ly range. Here's most of the message I received:
(-m0011)<<< Sub Space Message >>>
From: <All Ships>
We are scanning for mines
Enemy Mine field detected!
AT ( xxxx , yyyy )
They are Crystalline style web mines.
We are 999 light years
from the outside edge of the field.
There are 307 mine units.
Mine field ID Number : ##
The field is 34 light years across.
We must be 999LY closer to
target mines with beam weapons.
307 mines remain.
From <All Ships> is not a modification and the distance from the outside edge is not accurate. AT ( xxxx , yyyy ) and Mine field ID Number : ## have been modified. If this is a joke, Echoview is falling for it too. Anyone else experiencing similar sensor issues?
In PHost the sensor sweep mission also does mine sweep, so all ships doing those 2 missions will detect mines. The wrap will also be used to detect minefields meaning a ship will detect any mine over the wrap border within scan range.
PHost only give you 1 message per mine, where TimHost will give you a message for each ship scanning the mine (i.e. TimHost will give you the same mine 2 times if 2 ships detect it). For this reason PHost does not tell you the ship and distance from the ship that detected the mine.
Dang, I remember reading that about Sensor Sweep now. Its the generic way in which phost reports mines that really threw me off. I'm glad I at least left the x,y coordinates and minefield ID blank, but the Crystals know I'm close to them now