Overblown UI elements (CURSOR!!!)

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OnTheContrary
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Overblown UI elements (CURSOR!!!)

Post by OnTheContrary » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:01 pm

The game is looking good but my number one, big glaring issue is the

HUGE MOUSE CURSOR

followed by the equally

LARGE UI ELEMENTS.

Seriously, there is absolutely no reason why these have to take up so much space, especially the cursor. Please make it vastly smaller and make the UI elements scale with resolution, instead of being stretched out from their low-res assets.

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Re: Overblown UI elements (CURSOR!!!)

Post by Tac2i » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:28 pm

I agree that the cursor is rather large and some of the UI elements quite large as well. It would be good to reduce the size a bit.

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Re: Overblown UI elements (CURSOR!!!)

Post by pipfromslitherine » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:37 pm

It's a balance of the usability of controls for the majority of people. I will look at the possibility of allowing for UI scaling, but it is a fairly large task to be honest. Generally scaling to rez is something we don't do, but it definitely has its fans.

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Re: Overblown UI elements (CURSOR!!!)

Post by OnTheContrary » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:24 pm

I understand that UI scaling is nontrivial. However, at least consider making the UI elements (the cursor in particular) smaller if you cannot make them scale.

This was pretty jarring back in the days of BA1 and frequently broke the immersion for me - it's actually one of the few things I really prefer about the iPad version, despite the inferior tablet ergonomics. I simply don't have to deal with the huge cursor there.

Come on guys - you fixed the force selection screen, you can fix this too and make this the best tactical TBS game on the market!

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Re: Overblown UI elements (CURSOR!!!)

Post by pipfromslitherine » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:49 pm

For you - done :) (an at least somewhat smaller cursor)

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Re: Overblown UI elements (CURSOR!!!)

Post by OnTheContrary » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:42 am

Awesome. When can we expect an update so that I can check it out?

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Re: Overblown UI elements (CURSOR!!!)

Post by pipfromslitherine » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:58 pm

Unhelpful as it is, the answer is unfortunately "when it's ready".

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