Cosmetic Suggestion

Discussion in 'CO2 - Feature Requests' started by Nemo7, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. Nemo7

    Nemo7 Member

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    Hello there gents, congrats on the release and best of luck with sales. :)

    Is there any chance to restore the CO1 background template? It's a thing that don't directly affect gameplay but add a nice layer of polish.

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    #1 Nemo7, Mar 23, 2015
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  2. Dave 'Arjuna' O'Connor

    Dave 'Arjuna' O'Connor Panther Games Designer

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    Welcome nemo7. Sorry but I don't understand what you mean. Could you please elaborate? Are you saying you would like the olde CO1 sidebar interface?
     
  3. Mark Ørnebjerg Jensen

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    My guess is that nemo7 means the texture that looks like small craters ;)
     
  4. Nemo7

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    Exactly. (My bad, I thought it was obvious:shame:)
     
  5. Dave 'Arjuna' O'Connor

    Dave 'Arjuna' O'Connor Panther Games Designer

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    Sorry nemo but I'm sick of that background texture. It was time for a change. Now if you want to provide a texture that you like that's different again, then I'm open to suggestions.
     
  6. Nemo7

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    I understand, Dave. However, IMHO the new background texture is a bit blurry and unpolished. There are many sites that share free rusty metal HD textures, like this one for example.
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  7. luigi

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    Probably it is just me but I find the textures to be just distracting. I would rather prefer a low saturated color as a background (grey/green).
     
  8. Wiggum

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    Me too, the texture looks kind of awkward.
     
  9. Daz

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    I have used this metaphor in a post before, but this is just like going into a DIY store and expecting to only find one pattern of wallpaper.
    If everyone liked the same wallpaper, it would be a very boring store, not to mention a very boring world.

    I think this kind of thing is just a matter of personal taste, and I personally like the new background textures for the game.
    Maybe like Dave, I have got fed up with looking at the old wallpaper.

    I just hope the wife don't get fed up with ours for a few more years as I hate decorating!

    What I would like to see though is not the old side bar, but all the tabs I have nicely positioned around the screen, already opened for me, and in the place I left them.
    Especially the orders box, the task box, and the unit info box.
    Its becoming a bit of a bind having to re-organize them every time I start the game.
     
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  10. ChuckB

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    Hi - I was looking exactly for the same thing as the original poster, I also find the bitmap used as the wallpaper/background of the menus very busy and distracting and would prefer a simple color, for example. Has anyone found a way to get there? Ideally, this is just a bitmap in a folder than can be exchanged but this thread does not seem to provide any answer.

    Thanks!
     
  11. Dave 'Arjuna' O'Connor

    Dave 'Arjuna' O'Connor Panther Games Designer

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    The background image is compiled into a resource file. As such it's not readily replaceable by a user. I'll look into it and see if its feasible to have that as a standalone file so you can swap it for something else.
     
  12. ChuckB

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    Hi Dave - great, I really appreciate the effort!
     

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