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UWindow2 Development Blog

Discussion in 'Unreal Tournament 3' started by [SAS]Solid Snake, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. pinnacle

    pinnacle New Member

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    Very cool. I had been messing around with the last build a bit more and one of the things I was going to suggest was improving the performance, but it seems like you've already done that.

    One question I had though... for the final release will UW2 run on its own config files or can I use my existing configs with just the new UI? The only reason I ask is that it would be a pain to reconfigure everything all over again when using UW2.
     
  2. Dark Pulse

    Dark Pulse Dolla, Dolla. Holla, Holla.

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    Damn cool. I want it bad. XD
     
  3. Crotale

    Crotale _________________________ _______________

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    Thanks for the info Snake. Sorry for jumping to conclusions.
     
  4. [SAS]Solid Snake

    [SAS]Solid Snake New Member

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    [screenshot]http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b178/SolidSnakeNZ/UWindow22062008_b.jpg[/screenshot]

    Not many days to go, so just a quick update
     
  5. Jrubzjeknf

    Jrubzjeknf Registered Coder

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    Spiffy. Can you zoom and rotate like in Maya or similar editors? :D
     
  6. Dark Pulse

    Dark Pulse Dolla, Dolla. Holla, Holla.

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  7. Vitamin-Carrot

    Vitamin-Carrot If

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    OMG SNAKE!

    your a machine! ... have you been sleeping? do you need a good meal cooked for you?
    how can the community ever thank you?

    I finks its mass hug time
     
  8. Jrubzjeknf

    Jrubzjeknf Registered Coder

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    Oh, missed that. Apologies, and thx DP. :)
     
  9. TheIronKnuckle

    TheIronKnuckle What the hell is this "ballin" thing?

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    looking good!
     
  10. boogler

    boogler Banned

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  11. RennyManJr

    RennyManJr CHAINSAW HIM!!

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    "Female" is a toggle? (i could be wrong, since i'm seeing the "v" through the faction drop down) Isn't it better if you make a "Gender" option with a drop down that makes you choose between male and female?
     
  12. [SAS]Solid Snake

    [SAS]Solid Snake New Member

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    Why? A drop down is useful when you have more than a few options, certainly more than two. Since gender has only two options it makes sense to make it a tick box in saying that your character is either are a female or not, similarily to 'yes / no' question.
     
  13. RennyManJr

    RennyManJr CHAINSAW HIM!!

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    I was thinking about custom factions, having a drop down menu would become handy if they have custom made genders (an hypothetical skaarj faction that instead of having male and female has 3 skaarj types that you could choose from that selection). But if that's not possibile then the toggle is indeed the best choice.
     
  14. [SAS]Solid Snake

    [SAS]Solid Snake New Member

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    Not a question of possibility, but as a man of science (with a handy medical degree) the biological nature of a third gender makes little sense. Also I highly doubt anyone is going to go as far as to create a new gender. A new alien species, new faction are all possible. But typically people associate player models with either male or female (even the robots have a genderized voice).
     
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  15. elmuerte

    elmuerte Master of Science

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    A checkbox is usually something you use when there is a group of items that you can turn on or off independently (i.e. the group items are not mutually exclusive). When the items are mutually exclusive you use a radio item group.

    Checkboxes are often (ab)used for boolean settings, while it's (for various) reason better to use 2 radio items for the true and false value.

    In this case it would be better to have;
    Gender: (o) male ( ) female
    Instead of:
    Female: [ ]

    The latter is simply easier to implement than the former and more space efficient. The former is more user friendly and semantically correct (because it gives an exhaustive list of values for that category). It also adds the ability to provide context sensitive help to the individual options.
     
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  16. Jrubzjeknf

    Jrubzjeknf Registered Coder

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    What elmuerte says. And to add to that: it just makes more sense using a dropdown box. You don't turn on your property Female, you choose between Male or Female. :)
     
  17. ihaulchems

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    Man you are awesome Snake Why arent you working for these guys to improve the next installment of UT.I'm gonne email epic and midway ...as if I am the inly one.I want you to get paid handsomely for this work. I would but I have 4 kids and besides your fixing there screw up.they should let you collaberate on the patches. Thanks..roger out.
     
  18. elmuerte

    elmuerte Master of Science

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    dropdown box isn't the prober UI element for only a very small amount of options, in case of 3 or 4 options or less you can better use radio buttons than a dropdown list (or in case there isn't a fixed set of options to choose from).
     
  19. [SAS]Solid Snake

    [SAS]Solid Snake New Member

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    Well, it's nearing the time to more important things. I think the server browser's more important than deciding if a check box is really appropriate or not for a gender selection method.
     
  20. boogler

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    yes! plz make the server browser like the one in TF2.......:D
     

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