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Graphical enhancement new features[message #362202] Thu, 07 January 2021 20:59 Go to next message
J1v1n

 
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Since I don't know too much about programming but do know some about graphic design, I'd like to try myself on adjusting some of the features Flugente has added over the years to a design more fitting the original.
I'd like to start with the background of the improved trade menu which has great functionality but looks a little bit out of place.
Can anybody let me know which files (e.g. STIs) I have to rework for that specific menu?

https://i.ibb.co/ZWWyC1R/Graphic-Design-Trade-Menu.png
Re: Graphical enhancement new features[message #362203 is a reply to message #362202] Thu, 07 January 2021 21:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
silversurfer

 
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If you look at the SVN log of the GameDir for a specific change, you can find the files that were modified. In this case Flugente added a background image "Data\Laptop\shopkeeperbackground.pcx" in GameDir 2385. The game cuts out a portion of the picture, with a size depending on your game resolution.



Wildfire Maps Mod 6.07 on SVN: https://ja2svn.mooo.com/source/ja2/branches/Wanne/JA2%201.13%20Wildfire%206.06%20-%20Maps%20MOD

Re: Graphical enhancement new features[message #362222 is a reply to message #362203] Sun, 10 January 2021 03:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
J1v1n

 
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I did replace the background with a pattern which fits a little better to the game but it still looks out of place due to the gray borders and the different little item windows.
Wouldn't it be possible to roll back the current responsive adjustment and give the trade menu an increased but fixed size that would fit a resolution almost everybody supports nowadays (e.g. 1920x1080)?
This way I only need to know which dimension the trade menu should become and then I could scale it accordingly while keeping the original look.
Like I said, I can't do the coding but if someone volunteers, I'd do the graphic part.

https://i.ibb.co/58ycCYj/Suggestion-Improved-Trade-Menu.jpg
Re: Graphical enhancement new features[message #362224 is a reply to message #362222] Sun, 10 January 2021 11:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
silversurfer

 
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The trade window has to support all resolutions, so we can't give it a fixed large size.



Wildfire Maps Mod 6.07 on SVN: https://ja2svn.mooo.com/source/ja2/branches/Wanne/JA2%201.13%20Wildfire%206.06%20-%20Maps%20MOD

Re: Graphical enhancement new features[message #362225 is a reply to message #362224] Sun, 10 January 2021 13:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
J1v1n

 
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I could supply an adjusted trade menu for each resolution or for each resolution pack of similar sizes.
Would that be an option to get rid of the current looks?
Re: Graphical enhancement new features[message #362229 is a reply to message #362225] Sun, 10 January 2021 22:11 Go to previous message
silversurfer

 
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I don't know if that would be feasible. It would probably be better if you could replace the current "wood panel" with something that looks darker and closer to the original.



Wildfire Maps Mod 6.07 on SVN: https://ja2svn.mooo.com/source/ja2/branches/Wanne/JA2%201.13%20Wildfire%206.06%20-%20Maps%20MOD

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