Req: command icons

Req: command icons

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Licho
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Req: command icons

Post by Licho » 06 Sep 2010, 14:29

I'm working on replacement for command menu.

To make it nicer I would like to get icons for common commands (move, attack, guard, jump etc).

I think that Smoth once said we can use his from Gundam, so perhaps just finish those missing in his set.

I also need small icons to represent state.
Like repeat on/off would be represented with "recycle" icon which can either be gray (repeat off) or green (repeat on).

Likeways cloaking could be blue eye which can be gray if inactive.
Priority could be up/down arrow.

Firestates need more imagination :)

Unit states will use smaller icons than normal buttons for commands and will be graphical only so they can be very small.
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Re: Req: command icons

Post by Licho » 07 Sep 2010, 03:14

You can check what i mean by running test version of CA, there is chili_command_menu widget waiting for icons. (Make sure to disable ca_layout widget).
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Re: Req: command icons

Post by Licho » 07 Sep 2010, 12:18

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The "shields" are detail switches. For each row/category you can switch one of 3 levels of detail: none, minimal(default), all.

(Icons are just used randomly as a test, until we get normal icons).
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Re: Req: command icons

Post by KingRaptor » 07 Sep 2010, 15:19

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Re: Req: command icons

Post by Licho » 07 Sep 2010, 16:43

KR's firestates .. added here for future reference.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/K ... states.png
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Re: Req: command icons

Post by Pxtl » 07 Sep 2010, 17:54

A little offtopic, but will there be text underneath, or tooltips, or something? Because I speak english, not pictogram.
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Re: Req: command icons

Post by Licho » 07 Sep 2010, 17:57

We can put text there too and they all have tooltips.

Notice that no other games dont have text :)
Starcraft, supreme commander etc - icons.

Here are smoth's
http://img185.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=cmdattack.png
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Re: Req: command icons

Post by CarRepairer » 07 Sep 2010, 21:23

Pxtl wrote:A little offtopic, but will there be text underneath, or tooltips, or something? Because I speak english, not pictogram.
There have always been tooltips.
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Re: Req: command icons

Post by maackey » 08 Sep 2010, 05:44

Its starting to look pretty good :-)
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A shame the state icons are so small though :|

and Pxtl: yes there are tooltips.

ps. the default position/size could use some fixing
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Re: Req: command icons

Post by Jazcash » 08 Sep 2010, 08:32

Resurr
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Re: Req: command icons

Post by Licho » 08 Sep 2010, 12:38

That depends on the size, you can resize the widget when its bigger it wont split words.
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Re: Req: command icons

Post by luckywaldo7 » 12 Sep 2010, 22:22

Smoth's icons are very nice, although imho it would make the most sense to use the same icons that the cursor uses.

So like the attack skull icon for attack, etc.
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Although if the cursor icons were replaced instead that would work too :D
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Re: Req: command icons

Post by Licho » 12 Sep 2010, 23:14

Feel free to change stuff, imo it should match cursors too.
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Re: Req: command icons

Post by jeykey » 13 Sep 2010, 14:15

you should really change cusor style, this comics style does not fit imo, changing the loading screen was also a step away from this
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Re: Req: command icons

Post by luckywaldo7 » 14 Sep 2010, 01:14

Need someone to make new cursors then d:
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Re: Req: command icons

Post by maackey » 14 Sep 2010, 01:49

I really like masse's cursors but I don't think they'd fit well as static icons.
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Re: Req: command icons

Post by Google_Frog » 14 Sep 2010, 06:19

I really like the current (non-jiggly) default icons as the ones that resemble TA look too abstract and use a similar colour scheme. I think some of the cursor icons could work as command menu icons but not all of them.

Attentive people may have noticed that Repair, Reclaim and Resurrect command icons are the same as cursor icons. While I like the cursor icons the other command icons could not work as well.

Move icon is not suited to a command menu
Stop doesn't have a cursor
I like wait as is, it makes sense
Fight and Attack share an icon, this is ok for cursors but doesn't work in menu
Patrol cursor icon could be used, it would be a massive improvement over the foot
Capture is just a red Reclaim, a new command icon is needed for it and this may be transferred to the cursor if it fits.
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Re: Req: command icons

Post by Saktoth » 14 Sep 2010, 11:11

Capture should be a weapon.

The point isnt that we should use the cursor icons (now that we have smoths set), but that the two should match.

Whether this means remaking the cursors, remaking the buttons, or remaking both at once to match eachother.
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