That goes into ~/.spring/mods/ and requires ~/.spring/mods/S44LiteRelease.sdd/
Smoth: Please try to understand, I have no intention of discrediting Your work in any way; I’m merely wanting to help to the best of my current abilities. I want You to know that You’re doing a great job.
Edit: I have now spent a lot of time writing, and this post has come rather long. I usually number only actual bug candidates in debug threads, but I’ll number paragraphs here too for easier keeping of track. I just want to say that “They are not bugs, I just numbered them for another reason”. First three (1,2,3) are actual bugs I think, and were numbered before I made this edit.
Here are my first impressions with r2396:
- I got this error:
in function 'GameFrame'
[string "LuaRules/gadgets.lua"]:928: in function <[string "LuaRules/Gadgets/s44_hud.lua"]:103:
attempt to call field 'GetMyPlayerID' (a nil value)
[string "LuaRules/Gadgets/s44_hud.lua"]:103: in function 'GameFrame'
[string "LuaRules/gadgets.lua"]:928: in function <[string "LuaRules/gadgets.lua"]:926>
(tail call): ?
Reloading didn’t change it.
Is this just because I played as GBR, while it is made for the US faction right now?
While it looks cool, it is hard to read the minimap because of the overlay. Could it possibly be made lighter? Also it seems to be with a lot less contrast, smudgier, somehow…
Is the minimap always going to end up as a perfect square now? With my current setup (without the UI) it has the actual proportions of the actual map, and this gives a much better perception about relative distances on the map, because most of the time I’m zoomed in at a level that doesn’t show the whole map.
Pressing knob to get a “maximised minimap” will get you the UI on top of it, should be without.
About the area below minimap: I have to agree to large part with BigTake, as it does take a bite away from that middle-horizontal viewing space.
The flag count seems like a useless meter. Maybe a more useful one would include a meter that expresses percentage of flags you got from the whole map per alliance or team. The “metal bar” also includes numerical income value, if I understand correctly.
As for the ping and cpu bar/meter, I noticed that the playerlist or advplayerlist2 widgets will be largely incompatible with this UI (overlapping), but a player list (never mind the make or kind) would be much more useful, and it would include ping and cpu meters.
With numerical (also, they were color coded) meters like in player list I could see very clearly, if I needed to perhaps ‘$ killall -19 firefox-bin’ when my cpu was was highly utilised; or to pause the game if I was already lagging bad, to prevent myself from dropping timeouting. The cpu and ping meters that come with this version of the UI have a bar meter with 4 sections each for those, and I cannot see at a quick glance whether the cpu usage is 76% or 100%, both values would presumably show as all 4 sections active. Maybe there is a way to include the player list and renounce these meters from below the minimap.
Ingame time and fps… I usually don’t bother about them since I can watch my real clock on my window manager task bar and if it gets some jerky movement then usually my cpu meter is also up in the sky I guess they can be useful at times but it looks like that they take a lot of space there… Also it could be useful to have some hint as to what they are, with a tiny font for example. I had to look it up from the mocup.
I had some tough time trying to figure out how the ammo/storage meter works.
There is a yellow bar, a red bar, a number (I guess storage capacity), and a second number (I guess negative income).
Is the new status area suppposed to be on top right corner? I suspect it was just not finished at r2396. The unit icon there at the status area would imo just waste space, if I want to look at a particular unit / unit type I can scroll in on the main viewport.
With the UI running, I started getting really really low fps at one point. It won’t show fractional numbers, or negative numbers, and will only show “1 fps” even when it is much lower. I don’t know what is causing this low fps however, it was cpu constrained and before I tried the UI I got ~60 fps in a similar game situation. What is even worse, this low fps phenomenon continued after I removed the UI… :S Help…
With the UI running nothing could be deployed or undeployed, everything stayed at 0%, nor was I unable to upgrade any yards.
C.R.A.I.G spawned but didn’t do anything with the UI enabled. I suspect the error in 1.
Neddy said that this design will have things on top and bottom, but not on the sides; but where is the build menu going to go? Currently with this setup it still sits on left hand side.
I’d like to once again emphasise that I’m not against anything, I just want to make things more clear for me and everybody.
About Neddie’s next post: Oh sorry, I got it all wrong then.
Parts that are going to be down below have not been implemented yet anyhow.
I think maybe it would be beneficial for someone else to try if he gets the same behaviour for some of those problems.