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KA: New menu style

Fri, 07 Nov 2008 14:56:01

Crimson Wizard

What do you think of this? - [img:u2za66et]http://downloads.orcishweb.com/koraxdev/crimson/karena/shots/newmenu1.jpg[/img:u2za66et] [img:u2za66et]http://downloads.orcishweb.com/koraxdev/crimson/karena/shots/newmenu2.jpg[/img:u2za66et] [img:u2za66et]http://downloads.orcishweb.com/koraxdev/crimson/karena/shots/newmenu3.jpg[/img:u2za66et] If you like it I will update the code to SVN <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/orc2.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->
Fri, 07 Nov 2008 17:05:56

RambOrc

Looks good. Is there a language file for KA BTW or is everything coded in?
Fri, 07 Nov 2008 17:07:39

Crimson Wizard

[quote="RambOrc":318119x4]Looks good. Is there a language file for KA BTW or is everything coded in? Language.en file in basepak.pk3. Syntax is very simple, so perhaps should not be a problem for anyone to edit this.
Fri, 07 Nov 2008 17:20:00

Firebrand

Cool! I would add some kind of background instead of that whole black thing, maybe a flat or picture or something, how about creating a custom pic that's 320x200 (or whatever resolution is used for the titlepic), that has the KA logo in big letters and all? <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/orc6.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> Nice work there! I like it a lot.
Fri, 07 Nov 2008 17:31:22

RambOrc

Background is good, it just needs to be pretty simple so the text can be read (or text could have a black background).
Fri, 07 Nov 2008 17:37:11

Crimson Wizard

[quote="Firebrand":upeykhx6]Cool! I would add some kind of background instead of that whole black thing, maybe a flat or picture or something, how about creating a custom pic that's 320x200 (or whatever resolution is used for the titlepic), that has the KA logo in big letters and all? <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/orc6.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> This background is drawn ONLY for this menu screen, because when I kept normal menu shading the description text was awfully difficult to read (especially when Help screens displayed on background). Thus RambOrc got the point <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/orc2.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> I will experiment, maybe do as RambOrc suggested making black background only beyond text. FB, I uploaded thumbnails for these screenies to koraxdev - arena/graphics/intros - they are all JPEGs. Also I wanted to ask younot to rename everything to *.lmp, this is inconvenient if you want to view pics inside pk3s for instance, besides there's absolutely no need in this.
Fri, 07 Nov 2008 18:29:33

Firebrand

Ok, then how about just a plain flat for background? and making the descriptions have a faded black square like that of the menus (maybe even more transparent if needed)? Cool! I'll download them and put them inside the PK3 files.
Fri, 07 Nov 2008 19:13:49

Crimson Wizard

I did this: [img:3urxdgtb]http://downloads.orcishweb.com/koraxdev/crimson/karena/shots/newmenu4.jpg[/img:3urxdgtb]
Fri, 07 Nov 2008 21:20:55

RambOrc

Or you could do what Heretic and Hexen did for the end of episodes/hubs and use one of the normal in-game textures as background, some of them are pretty good for text to be readable.
Sat, 08 Nov 2008 15:08:09

Firebrand

That's my opinion too <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/orc2.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->. BTW, in the latest SVN revision, I can't compile KA progs, this is the error I get:
cgame/MenuScreenNewNetGame.vc:37: No such constant or state GAMEFIRSTUSED
Confused by previous errors, bailing out
Surely, some changes were made to HexenDefs.vc but didn't got committed <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/orc2.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->.
Sat, 08 Nov 2008 16:26:51

Crimson Wizard

Yeah <!-- s#-o --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/eusa_doh.gif" alt="#-o" title="d'oh!" /><!-- s#-o --> Fixed

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