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Re: What can I do to help

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:55 am
by Iceman
Well, I'd say the priority would be to make the missing ones: Dominion, Romulans, and resized/updated Federation. And Ferengi if time permits.
By all means, get cracking! ;)

Re: What can I do to help

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:42 pm
by Valcoren

Re: What can I do to help

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:42 am
by Iceman
Hmm, it looks good, but I wonder if it fits the Fed's UI theme?
The insignia seems a little "dead" - I mean the colors. It doesn't really scream Federation. It lacks the brightness that all the (beautiful) insignias in the game have. It's kind of... stark? Don't know if I'm making any sense.
The horizontal layout is simple and clean, I wonder if it will "feel" right in-game. And if "mechanically" it won't force you to move the mouse too much to get to the outermost buttons - if that makes any sense.

TBH, I really like the current Fed GCM, it fits right in with the theme, it just needs to be resized, worked around the insignia, and added the missing buttons.

This is just my opinion though. Great job!

Re: What can I do to help

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:37 am
by Danijel
Are those layers transparent or that colors are fixed? yellow(ish) for example?

EDIT:

Disregard, i woke awhile ago.
Ill agree with Ice, layout is good, but colors and insignia look a bit bleak

EDIT2:

Maybe combine insignias of intelligence agencies for that layout(s)?
http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Intelligence_agency

Re: What can I do to help

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:20 pm
by Valcoren
I'm ok with keeping it to the TNG-VOY LCARS theme. I was unsure how you feel about newer JJ-STMOV/STD style LCARS

Re: What can I do to help

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:52 pm
by Iceman
JJ who? Is he somehow related to ST? :mrgreen: joking.

Re: What can I do to help

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:07 pm
by Valcoren
HAHA

Re: What can I do to help

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:45 pm
by Danijel
Any of em are nice, theyll all fit. but i think mixing em would be a bad visual idea,...
should existing layout be changed than? to fit menus or vise-versa, is actually up to u and your time ^^

@iceman
Why you dont have(i havent checked this till now) onmouse hover over those icons to write(pop-up text) what they are?

Re: What can I do to help

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:40 am
by Axis
Hey, why not use circles on the federation, I mean, the federation emblem is almost a circle (an ellipse).
In my opinion it would look quite cool, if one is following the ones presented here before.
The basic square LCARS looks a bit dull, circles or ellipses would make it distinctively different and recognizable.
Just suggesting, I hope some of my suggestions experience a breakthrough though :roll:

Re: What can I do to help

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:06 pm
by Danijel
its good idea,...lcars could be utilized like ones for klingons, but instead of plain color, image can be placed within

Re: What can I do to help

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:15 pm
by Iceman
I agree with Danijel, mixing different era-styled LCARS would be a bad idea.
Changing the current themes would be a lot of work, and something that I cannot spend time on right now. It's a lot easier to design the GCMs to fit the themes.

As for adding tooltips to the buttons, I'm not sure if it is possible, haven't checked yet. If it is, I will add them.

@Axis, sure, seems like a good idea. We could either use the6the's Borg GCM idea (replacing the buttons of course), or have the buttons in an ellipse around the insignia (not sure if that was your suggestion?), horizontally, in the usual order.
Oh, and I have to apologize to you, I totally forgot about the terraforming images... :oops:
I haven't yet had the time to look at that part of the code again. It shouldn't be too hard to implement, but I remember not being able to have a different number of textures for some of the planet types (I wanted to add an extra one for Barren, Arctic and whichever else for when planets are affected by a random event like Asteroid Impact and the like) - though this is different.
There are just so many things to do still...

Re: What can I do to help

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:22 pm
by Iceman
Here's an idea for the Romulan GCM. As usual, disregard the poor quality of my work :wink:
The middle buttons could be displaced to the sides, so as to not be partially under the insignia, and to be the leftmost (Galaxy screen) and rightmost (Main Menu) buttons.
The lower buttons should be shorter, but I think you guys get the picture.

Just an idea, it's ok to destroy it. It took me some 10 minutes to make :twisted:
No time for anything better, have to go get dinner ready.

Re: What can I do to help

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:04 am
by Axis
Iceman wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:15 pm

@Axis, sure, seems like a good idea. We could either use the6the's Borg GCM idea (replacing the buttons of course), or have the buttons in an ellipse around the insignia (not sure if that was your suggestion?), horizontally, in the usual order.
This is what I had in mind :
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The order of the circles can be changed though, if one wants to have single circles above and under the emblem for example.

Re: What can I do to help

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:38 am
by Iceman
Ah, ok, I was thinking you meant something like this.

Hmm, the forums won't let me attach pics in this post, for whatever reason. Attached in my post above, with the Rom one.

Re: What can I do to help

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:47 pm
by Valcoren
LOL well, there are a lot of ideas floating. I'll keep the LCARS theme going with the FEDS. However, I want to try to keep everything universal regarding to sizing of the menu icons for all the playable races. The current menus that we are using I have seen that "others" who are working on a splinter project are using them as well. I'd rather we stand out from them.