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GUI v4

Post by krismichael » 17 Dec 2004, 14:04

All,

I've made some more modifications to the GUI.

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You can view a larger image here: http://www.g3s.com/tmw/v4_Gui_Large.jpg

Anyway, I still have lots of work to do on this but it is coming along.

What do you guys (and gals) think?
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Post by ElvenProgrammer » 17 Dec 2004, 14:38

Ready for my critics? :lol:

I think I like the old life/magic points bar shape more than this one. Yes I'm sure that having them thiner it's better. Still don't about the font but I think the new one could fit better than a black one.
About the icons (top-left corner of the image) I was wondering why they lost their colors?
Nothing to complain about the rest it looks great as always, great job man, especially the man body. The only thing to improve is that both the dialogs seems a bit "empty", maybe the background should be fixed, also because it will be hard to add such a shading.

These days we're replacing the old gui with your, so I suggest you to send me every new pieces of work you come out of, so we can add them.

Hope to see another great job soon :D
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Post by krismichael » 17 Dec 2004, 15:05

I'm already re-thinking the GUI. Thanks for the suggestions!

I will continue to re-work it until it looks GREAT!!! :D
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Post by Bjørn » 17 Dec 2004, 15:08

I like your work in general but I think v3 was better than this one. I agree with Elven in the health boxes and am not sure about those skills/equip screens. Too much borders and screen space used I think, but read on.

As you said in the "Lack of Art!" topic, not all functionality and in-game workings are fixed or specified yet. As such what I as one of the current GUI programmers need from you are mainly widget graphics. This means we'll need checkbox, button, window (maybe with some titlebar/icon), textbox, etc. graphics in their possible states like active, disabled, mouse hover, etc.

Once we finish the widgets we can start building the dialogs, for which a raw design would suffice in most cases instead of working it out fully in the GUI graphics. I mean when your GUI skin is reasonably fixed, an outline quickly suffices, as I drew for a panel redesign for a map editor I'm working on:

http://www.lindeijer.nl/~bjorn/tiled_panel_dock.png
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Post by krismichael » 17 Dec 2004, 15:34

Well it's still a work in progress so all comments are welcome and helpful. I'll have it all worked out by the end of the year. :)
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Post by Bjørn » 18 Dec 2004, 12:58

My main comment was just that I'd like to see a change in priority. To get a full set of widgets first so we can start implementing them while the dialogs are designed.
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