Saturday, 29 August 2009

Making the most of the screen

In the next release, you will be able to minimise the information window by pressing F1:


And restore the standard view by pressing F2:

This works even if the screen is resized. But what information should be displayed along the top of the screen in the full view?

4 comments:

georgek said...

A prompt like you have is good, but why not allow for custom prompts as well, with a list of $variables the player can substitute in?

Mario Donick said...

Great! I love this simplified view very much!

Dave said...

A prompt like you have is good, but why not allow for custom prompts as well, with a list of $variables the player can substitute in?

I expect I eventually will allow this. There's so many things I've discovered whilst refactoring that I want to allow the player to change and configure.

John Greenberg said...

Listing HP and MP in full mode is obviously necessary, but I would argue so is AC, EV, and SP. Presumambly there will eventually be situations/monsters/attacks that can temporarily (or permanently) reduce your AC, and if you've suddenly experienced a 10% drop in AC (which can easily happen to a non-tank PC in crawl against an acid blob) that fact should be as obvious as possible.