Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Fullscreen vs not Fullscreen and other UI questions

  • Should Kharne start maximised to the full screen size
  • What screen resolutions should Kharne support? (and should it be optimised for any of them?)
  • What fonts should Kharne use? (and what size should they be?)
  • Would you like to see any of the current screens and displays rearranged in any way? And if so, how?
  • Should I get rid of the Splash Screen?
  • Are there any other UI enhancements you'd like to see?

7 comments:

Mario said...

# Should Kharne start maximised to the full screen size

No. Please no!

# What screen resolutions should Kharne support? (and should it be optimised for any of them?)

At least 1024x768

# What fonts should Kharne use? (and what size should they be?)

Bitstream Vera Sans Mono, 11pt

# Would you like to see any of the current screens and displays rearranged in any way? And if so, how?

Hmmm... No.

# Should I get rid of the Splash Screen?

No.

# Are there any other UI enhancements you'd like to see?

Hmmmm... Hmmmm...

Dave said...


Bitstream Vera Sans Mono, 11pt


Done! Where has this font been, all of my life?

Mario Donick said...

Not start automatically in full screen. If anything goes wrong, the desktop may end up in a confused state. Besides, many players will want to do other things at the same time.

800x600. If it was optimized for 1024x768, Netbook users had a problem. Even better would be if it adjusts to all resolutions.

Regarding other UI enhancements ... action bar / quick bar, to quickly access spells and potions with function keys or 1 to 0.

bentelk said...
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bentelk said...

is allowing both windowed, and full-screen, particularly difficult (with Alt+Enter switching, as is standard)? if it is, I'd say windowed, for the above-mentioned reason that people often like to do two things at once. even in real-time games... certainly in something turn-based :P

Karmatic said...

@ Should Kharne start maximised to the full screen size

Not by default. Make this an .ini option.

@ What screen resolutions should Kharne support? (and should it be optimised for any of them?)

Please widescreen! also, 1280x800 is a very common laptop resolution and honestly laptop is where I play most of my roguelikes.

@ What fonts should Kharne use? (and what size should they be?)

I'm assuming it needs fixed width so Inconsolata. Honorable mentions would be Consolas & Bitstream Vera Sans Mono.

@ Would you like to see any of the current screens and displays rearranged in any way? And if so, how?

Will have to get back to you on this one.

@ Should I get rid of the Splash Screen?

No.

@ Are there any other UI enhancements you'd like to see?

Will post them as I come up with them.

Karmatic said...

@ Done! Where has this font been, all of my life?

Are you familiar with Inconsolata? Best programming font ever in my opinion.