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Few comments on GUI
06-07-2013, 05:23 AM, (This post was last modified: 06-07-2013, 05:25 AM by CrystalH.)
Few comments on GUI
Can I say something about GUI ?
Is it really necessary to have a Yes / No dialog after most of the GUI commands, there are already hints at bottom saying what will happen.
Also I would recommend coloring (at least) Yes to green, No to red and Back in any color to help locating it. Btw. couldn't Back be on left side of menu, same place, not with other menu items ?

The 2nd thing is assigning keys (I usually change half of them).
Everytime I assign a key for car, I have to then also set it to Held and Down, couldn't this be automatic ? We know which car inputs, when used by keyboard, will need it.

Does the tracklist and car list have images ? Am I missing some files maybe, I have only empty rectangles.
Also it is a bit unconvenient if you want to check out many cars and tracks. This requires going through various menus and clicking a lot. (I miss the times where there were just < > arrows to change car and even track at the same screen), maybe it could be so that there are < and > buttons that change cars/track and a button on the right that will enter the page with list and image previews ?
06-07-2013, 07:46 AM,
RE: Few comments on GUI
Hey, any feedback is appreciated Smile

Are there really that many confirmation dialogs? Need to check, hehe. Regarding the colors, I am not a big fan of the red/green stuff to be honest, but that is personal preference I guess.

The input mapping code is pretty generic, has no idea about which inputs do what. But I see your point, I think this has been noted already, need to create an issue.

The car list has no images, because there are none yet.

Interesting that you find lists more inconvenient. For me it is the opposite, especially when you have got many cars and tracks.

The good thing is that the gui is completely (well almost...) scripted. So creating a "simple_no_lists" skin should be a matter of copying simple skin and modifying a few config files.
06-07-2013, 07:59 AM,
RE: Few comments on GUI
Well since the car is visible in garage, and I usually know the names of cars I'd just use <, > buttons. But ofc, for new users it's best to show them in list, looks good.

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