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Games => Stars Beyond Reach... This World Is Mine => Topic started by: x4000 on October 05, 2015, 04:24:00 PM

Title: Beta 0.917 (Hello Interface Clarity)
Post by: x4000 on October 05, 2015, 04:24:00 PM
New one!  https://arcengames.com/mediawiki/index.php?title=Stars_Beyond_Reach_Beta_Phase_3_Release_Notes#Version_0.917_.28Hello_Interface_Clarity.29

Whew, okay, this has been a huge undertaking.  The basics:

1. The new interface in the bottom-left is something I'm really pleased with.  I hope you are as well.  Visually a lot of the bigger buttons and plates are temp.  But in terms of sizing and positioning and organization, the idea is that this is hopefully close to final.

2. We have this awesome new building services planning screen as well, which is something that a lot of people really wanted (me too!).

3. There's a little bit of other new content, and some other bugfixes, but mostly those two items were enormous time sinks on their own.

4. Please do keep discussing things like the economy and whatnot, but I'm very temporarily ignoring that discussion so that I can get a few other features complete and we can have that discussion in the context of a complete game.  I think that will be a good thing for everyone, and certainly my state of mine. ;)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Beta 0.917 (Hello Interface Clarity)
Post by: nas1m on October 05, 2015, 04:38:02 PM
This - new - HUD - is - lovely!
:D

The only thing I am missing is a building filter taking number of staff into account.
Aside from that - an insane improvement.
Title: Re: Beta 0.917 (Hello Interface Clarity)
Post by: crazyroosterman on October 05, 2015, 04:50:24 PM
New one!  https://arcengames.com/mediawiki/index.php?title=Stars_Beyond_Reach_Beta_Phase_3_Release_Notes#Version_0.917_.28Hello_Interface_Clarity.29

Whew, okay, this has been a huge undertaking.  The basics:

1. The new interface in the bottom-left is something I'm really pleased with.  I hope you are as well.  Visually a lot of the bigger buttons and plates are temp.  But in terms of sizing and positioning and organization, the idea is that this is hopefully close to final.

2. We have this awesome new building services planning screen as well, which is something that a lot of people really wanted (me too!).

3. There's a little bit of other new content, and some other bugfixes, but mostly those two items were enormous time sinks on their own.

4. Please do keep discussing things like the economy and whatnot, but I'm very temporarily ignoring that discussion so that I can get a few other features complete and we can have that discussion in the context of a complete game.  I think that will be a good thing for everyone, and certainly my state of mine. ;)

Enjoy!
so I guess this isn't getting pushed back again then? glad to see you finally think you can release the game.
Title: Re: Beta 0.917 (Hello Interface Clarity)
Post by: Cinth on October 05, 2015, 05:16:58 PM
This - new - HUD - is - lovely!
:D

The only thing I am missing is a building filter taking number of staff into account.
Aside from that - an insane improvement.

Isn't there an overlay for that?
Title: Re: Beta 0.917 (Hello Interface Clarity)
Post by: Captain Jack on October 05, 2015, 07:43:32 PM
Big improvement! Will the minimap get a change as well?
Title: Re: Beta 0.917 (Hello Interface Clarity)
Post by: dfinlay on October 05, 2015, 10:34:23 PM
To be honest, after spending a bunch of time with both, I think I found it easier to find this in the old UI. I got to know which tab each building was in and so didn't have to look through the whole list of buildings, just the relevant tab.

EDIT: I found the + button at the top eventually, and realised it did what I wanted, but for some reason I didn't see that at first.
Title: Re: Beta 0.917 (Hello Interface Clarity)
Post by: nas1m on October 06, 2015, 11:34:42 AM
This - new - HUD - is - lovely!
:D

The only thing I am missing is a building filter taking number of staff into account.
Aside from that - an insane improvement.

Isn't there an overlay for that?
I was talking about the new buttons providing a list of buildings fitting a specific category (like producing crowns).
I crave one providing a list of buildings that need staffing/provide employment with the biggest employer at the top :).