New UI grapical features, 3 new boxes please
I was reading in another thread and timo suggested that the UI was still in an updatable state.. I realize that X-360 and PC can have limitations with screensize/resolution so how about check box for show on/off on these..
Basically small windowed boxes that pop when selecting a character. (make um dragable just incase people wanna move um or change order)
Box showing a close up of the person, basically showing them doing what ever it is they are doing, SPY camera. Add a few stars to show education. no stars, uneducated, 1 star, highschool, 2 stars collage.
Box showing their place they live,
Box showing theire place of employment. *button on this box for immediate firing.
I have my resolution set at 1680/1024, this boxes would line up perfect next to the main box, (the one that pops when your building something or selecting something in classic UI, perhaps we can have a classic UI option as well)
When you hover mouse over someone at a job, a name pop's, and says click to fire, How about adding, Name, Age, + education using a star system, 1 star highschool, 2 collage.. this would greatly reduce the amount of clicks needed to check simple info of people at jobs, typically you are firing cause of age, or education lvl, having this pop on hover makes a lot of sence.. just add to the string.
you could even add the hover, name +age, education to any tropican in the world, make a simple no click way to view that simple info, great for tracking in coming imigrants too.
this thing is huge, How about a simple change that i think would really make it more managable.
Turn the book 90 degrees, so tabs are on the right side, But only in the top half.. just keep the book exactly as is, But now when you flip the pages in the top half, what ever you click is on the bottom half.
then make it resizable, depending on screen size, or enlargable for those with poorer vision and need larger font.
this book would slide perfectly into the left side of the screen above your always on mini map sqaure,
Allow, name+age+education on a pop up tag on hover for each person, and a click fire and from almanac
Basically that would make all our info showing up in a giant L shape, about 3 1/2 inches on the left side of the screen, and about 2 inches across the bottom, Leaving a giant area open for looking at your island with out being encumbered by boxes and pop ups..
And please,, I beg you, let us veiw the almanac while letting the game run if we like. Id love to have a nice little almanac on the left side of my screen i can keep always open, in nice short lists, top to bottom, that i can constantly thumb around as im playing and watching my people..
clicking on people in the almanc, imediatly getting graphical updates across the bottom showing me where that citizen lives, works, and what they are doing, jumping from citizen to citzen, easily identifing major aspecs quickly.
Does any of this make sence? Maybe i should go play with photo-shop and show exactly what im talking about.. But basically im talking more of a builder style UI.. (this is something like you would see in photo shop, or a Mod builder for RPG's, Just a lot more info we can show, and move and customize to suit our play styles.)
(This post was last modified: 06-07-2011 01:30 AM by Tropi'je.)