Showing portraits in the status bar

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Showing portraits in the status bar

Post by Lugo Moll »

Hello.

I just thought that, if techincally ossible, the unit portraits should be shown above the unit statistics when selected. You know where you now see a small picture of the unit itself.
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i think its good idea, but now portraits are too big.
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Couldn't they be automatically rezised? If not, would it take to much space to include rezised copies of each portrait?
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Post by Darth Fool »

This would definitely need coding changes, so it would have to be a post 1.0 feature. It might be a good thing to do, depending on how portraits look when resized. Another option might be to put the portrait in the background of the unit stats, at least if it didn't make reading the numbers impossible. If you don't want this idea forgotten in the rush to 1.0, it should be posted as a feature request on savannah:

http://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?func=a ... up=wesnoth

edit: ok, here are a couple of mock ups of what this would look like. I prefer the one on the right with the portrait scaled and added as background (50% transparency underneath the writing)

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as another comment:
Couldn't they be automatically rezised? If not, would it take to much space to include rezised copies of each portrait?
Everything that I have mocked up is technically possible with SDL.
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If you don't want this idea forgotten in the rush to 1.0, it should be posted as a feature request on savannah
Sure, I'll do that. Just one question: When submitting the request they want me to fill in "Release" and "Operating system". This is what OS and releas I'm currently using, right? Not what version I want it to appear in.

Both suggestions look very good. Any of them would do...
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Lugo Moll wrote:
If you don't want this idea forgotten in the rush to 1.0, it should be posted as a feature request on savannah
Sure, I'll do that. Just one question: When submitting the request they want me to fill in "Release" and "Operating system". This is what OS and releas I'm currently using, right? Not what version I want it to appear in.

Both suggestions look very good. Any of them would do...
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Post by Jetrel »

Lugo Moll wrote:Couldn't they be automatically rezised? If not, would it take to much space to include rezised copies of each portrait?
We *really* need a bicubic filter, if SDL does not provide one already.
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the second one is good,but white portraits can make problems
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Post by martenzo »

IMO, the left solution looks better
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maybe..yes.the 1st one.
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how do you think this one?
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I prefer the right.
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Post by Ankka »

I prefer the current way.
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Post by Nicolas »

what is the current?
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Post by Cuyo Quiz »

I prefer 50% transparency below white letter. That black space could use something to bring it up.
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