Thrawn's Revenge

Mod & Network News => News, Dev Diaries & Announcements => Topic started by: Corey on March 14, 2018, 01:18:34 PM

Title: Icon Upgrades Part 1
Post by: Corey on March 14, 2018, 01:18:34 PM
One of our long term goals is to redo the UI art as thoroughly as possible, and the first step in this is icons. While even that is still in progress, you can see here the first phase, some of the ship icons. The new style is much more clean, and the background on the build bar should distract from them far less. This style we plan to apply to all ships and vehicles, and then we hope to start improving hero icons as well.

With 2.3, we hope to start getting into the main HUD backgrounds and start making whatever quality of life updates to the UI layout we need to to accomodate either new features, or simply make it feel a bit fresher (for now, for example, the filter buttons feel rather out of place).

(http://media.moddb.com/images/mods/1/8/7376/20180314130722_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Icon Upgrades Part 1
Post by: asianbing on March 14, 2018, 04:00:45 PM
Looks good! Can't wait for 2.2
Title: Re: Icon Upgrades Part 1
Post by: Eagle253 on March 14, 2018, 06:52:25 PM
Damn those icons looks really nice, good job :D
Title: Re: Icon Upgrades Part 1
Post by: Illidan Stormrage on March 14, 2018, 09:39:00 PM
Pardon my language but holy shit they look good.
Title: Re: Icon Upgrades Part 1
Post by: Zbro19 captain for the EOTH on March 15, 2018, 12:17:42 AM
That looks good. Much cleaner of a look. I like it.
Title: Re: Icon Upgrades Part 1
Post by: t78 on March 15, 2018, 09:45:31 AM
Small query: Are there any plans to make the various Imperial Factions have slightly different UIs? I presume the EotH will have a different one like the NR does, but it might be interesting to see Zinj have a raptor-esque interface, or the PA have a more old fashioned clone wars era interface. Somehow. *shrugs*
Title: Re: Icon Upgrades Part 1
Post by: Corey on March 15, 2018, 02:14:44 PM
We unfortunately can't do that. All factions beyond the third seem to load UI information for the Underworld (EotH), which also means the EotH has to be the Imperial one, so the Warlords can use it. It's not ideal, but it's not something we can work around.
Title: Re: Icon Upgrades Part 1
Post by: DarthRevansRevenge on March 16, 2018, 06:24:41 PM
Oh, it's Beautiful...


really love the new icons. can't wait to see the rest
Title: Re: Icon Upgrades Part 1
Post by: zealot4160 on March 20, 2018, 02:10:53 AM
We unfortunately can't do that. All factions beyond the third seem to load UI information for the Underworld (EotH), which also means the EotH has to be the Imperial one, so the Warlords can use it. It's not ideal, but it's not something we can work around.

In that case, what are you going to do for the UIs of any non-imperial 2.3 factions?
Title: Re: Icon Upgrades Part 1
Post by: Corey on March 20, 2018, 02:50:13 AM
We basically just have to live with it.
Title: Re: Icon Upgrades Part 1
Post by: ElPenorGrande on March 20, 2018, 08:52:42 AM
If it doesn't look overspecialized, i think it's fine.
Let us not get greedy.

How do the icons look on a 4k resolution?
Since that's what i use at home :/
Title: Re: Icon Upgrades Part 1
Post by: Corey on March 20, 2018, 03:06:09 PM
The main UI buttons have been made higher res for 4K monitors to not look pixellated since they're 32x32 or so in the base game, but unit icons aare still 50x50, which tends to look at least okay in 4k. We want to make them higher in the future, but there's a few things that have to change with that (Pox has a 4K monitor, so he's basically the guinea pig for this stuff)
Title: Re: Icon Upgrades Part 1
Post by: ElPenorGrande on March 21, 2018, 04:24:45 AM
Awesome. Normally, that's one of the biggest issues i have with 4k. A lot of stuff either doesn't scale properly or looks pixelated.
I'm glad you're futureproofing everything!
Title: Re: Icon Upgrades Part 1
Post by: TheRiddler24 on March 21, 2018, 07:55:54 PM
Looking awesome.