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Offline Izzy Rose (PL)

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Map thumbnail, new map selector, upper tabs
« on: November 11, 2014, 02:51:17 pm »
WAN: Have you ever had these frustrating moments, when you tried to set up some nice maplist and browsed among hundreds of maps trying find the one, which you played two weeks ago and you don't remember, what was the name of this map?

TOO: Did you ever tried to set up for e.g. maplist for Deathmatch, but you wanted to use some ctf_ maps? I did. I think that there should be new system and menu for maplist setting, I don't know, if my mockup seems legit :P

FHREE: Recently I read topic about new tabs for community, forums, sctfl or something. Of course, I agree, that Soldat should have some new reincarnation or at least some refreshing done. All new indie or "serious" games have integrated features for game community or else this-like-things.

There's a simple mockup/sketch. Sorry for quality, I did it quickly with touchpad.
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I've taken new look on this mockup and thought that the menu should be rebuilded from scratch... maybe game modes in cascade menu?
« Last Edit: November 11, 2014, 02:54:01 pm by Izzy Rose (PL) »
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Re: Map thumbnail, new map selector, upper tabs
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2014, 04:23:24 pm »
That was already suggested a long time ago
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Re: Map thumbnail, new map selector, upper tabs
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2014, 05:48:14 pm »
@darDar nothing is ever truly new. You might want to link to the old post(s) instead.

You might not believe me but I thought about all 3 issues before.

Not sure about the mockup though. It feels overloaded.
I don't think we will add anything extra to the gui in short term though.
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Re: Map thumbnail, new map selector, upper tabs
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2014, 07:09:34 am »
These ideas are great and definitely needed. The thing is, that stuff's been combed over a million times already. great ideas for Soldat menu for instance or this. There's more of that, I myself suggested a change in the popup. There are so many things in Soldat that we wish they had done yesterday. Unfortunately devs have different priorities of development.
« Last Edit: November 12, 2014, 08:52:37 am by Petterkowski »


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Re: Map thumbnail, new map selector, upper tabs
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2014, 12:53:46 pm »
Wasn't there a discussion about a loading screen once? what if there was a background picture or something for when selecting team which showed the map and a thumbnail of it?

idk, maybe im asking 2 much or dis is pointless, but people like visuals and new things even if it's minor

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Re: Map thumbnail, new map selector, upper tabs
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2014, 01:46:41 pm »
We discussed a loading page as part of an argument about whether or not slots should be saved for players when they have a different map version, or when they are missing scenery / the map file. It's an old discussion.. I'll see if I can find it.

EDIT: Look what I found! link

The discussion is from 2009.. maybe we can do it today? Willing to gfx this.
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Re: Map thumbnail, new map selector, upper tabs
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2014, 06:37:12 am »
How about optimizing loading of gfx and stuff in a background thread so it loads stuff while you click though the gui.
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