It seems the 'tick' marks that appeared on the HUD compass have changed from Fallout 3/NV to Fallout 4. Friendly NPCs no longer show up as green ticks, and it seems enemies only show up as red squares if you are in the Caution or Danger status while sneaking (as in, you've already been discovered).
I have a couple questions on this...
- Are the old style compass tick marks truly out of the game? There's not a display/HUD setting I'm missing, correct?
- Is there a better way to "find" people (and determine if they are friend or foe from a distance) other than using V.A.T.S.? In the previous games, when entering new towns, settlements, places of interest, etc., I'd typically look down at the compass to try to see which direction any NPCs were. Now, I find myself immediately hitting the button for V.A.T.S. to see who is in the vicinity.