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March 14, 2018, 01:18:34 PM

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Icon Upgrades Part 1
« 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).

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March 14, 2018, 04:00:45 PMReply #1

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Re: Icon Upgrades Part 1
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2018, 04:00:45 PM »
Looks good! Can't wait for 2.2

March 14, 2018, 06:52:25 PMReply #2

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Re: Icon Upgrades Part 1
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2018, 06:52:25 PM »
Damn those icons looks really nice, good job :D

March 14, 2018, 09:39:00 PMReply #3

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Re: Icon Upgrades Part 1
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2018, 09:39:00 PM »
Pardon my language but holy shit they look good.
"The Empire did nothing wrong obviously" :)
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March 15, 2018, 12:17:42 AMReply #4

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Re: Icon Upgrades Part 1
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2018, 12:17:42 AM »
That looks good. Much cleaner of a look. I like it.

March 15, 2018, 09:45:31 AMReply #5

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Re: Icon Upgrades Part 1
« Reply #5 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*

March 15, 2018, 02:14:44 PMReply #6

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« Reply #6 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.
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March 16, 2018, 06:24:41 PMReply #7

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Re: Icon Upgrades Part 1
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2018, 06:24:41 PM »
Oh, it's Beautiful...


really love the new icons. can't wait to see the rest
do you know what really makes me mad? that the NR didn't make as many different SSDs as the empire. they would have won much faster had they done so. it's just not fair. but, if their were more NR SSDs, they would be absolute SUPER-CARRIERS.

but, i'm a member of the PA at heart, and my wish here is to join the ranks of grand admirals... sorry, the elite imperial alignment

March 20, 2018, 02:10:53 AMReply #8

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Re: Icon Upgrades Part 1
« Reply #8 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?

March 20, 2018, 02:50:13 AMReply #9

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Re: Icon Upgrades Part 1
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2018, 02:50:13 AM »
We basically just have to live with it.
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March 20, 2018, 08:52:42 AMReply #10

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Re: Icon Upgrades Part 1
« Reply #10 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 :/

March 20, 2018, 03:06:09 PMReply #11

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Re: Icon Upgrades Part 1
« Reply #11 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)
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March 21, 2018, 04:24:45 AMReply #12

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Re: Icon Upgrades Part 1
« Reply #12 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!

March 21, 2018, 07:55:54 PMReply #13

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« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2018, 07:55:54 PM »
Looking awesome.

 

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