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Author:  Dragonathan [ Mon Jan 02, 2006 7:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Main Menu and Interface

so i suggest devs should change the 2d designs,
the menu,
frame, fonts ect ect..

here is some example how it could look like
(the "GAME LEVEL" list, could be the "SERVER" list :idea: )
Image

TCE's index menu look a bit primitive/old-school
the buttons are square, it looks lame.

why not make it more like this:
Image

those are just an example of what it could look like,
afcourse TCE's designs could be hole different,
i suggest something futuristic looking

or it dont even have to be sophisticated and complex,
it could be something simple with simple frame lines,
with no colors filled in,
you can keep it simple and still make it look fancy and sort of complex,

here is A good example:
(these are simple designs "wich A personally really like")
( the blue print makes it look quite complex and sophisticated)
Image
Image
Image
just dont forget to change the fonts,
the default fonts in TCE's UI is too simple!

but its up to the dev's to decide what they think match with the hole TCE theme!

just dont forget to change the fonts,
the default fonts in TCE's UI is too simple and ordinary,

if you check this picture below, you see that the fonts are just too big
and thick, it could be smaller and thinner, the current fonts looks A bit tardy to be honest.
http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/9001 ... use7ol.jpg

Author:  XenoKiLLer [ Tue Jan 10, 2006 10:22 pm ]
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actually, expect .49 to have a better hud. thats one of the things they are currently working on. What I would like is to make the hud optional clearing up the clutter on the screen. (the compass should be on the gps like device then)

Author:  Traumahawk [ Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:26 am ]
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Though our/my ultimate goal was to create an interface such as the one your showed from GR, it requires serious coding. Since coroner is the coder, his priorities were in the gameplay and resolving bugs. I had mocked up several interfaces but the time it would require had diminishing returns. Therefore, keep in mind that at that point, all I could do was alter color, shading, position and text as well as backgrounds, nothing more. I am interested in seeing the new interface, and though it adds to the professionally produced feel, most people only spend 2mins navigating the menus before joining the game. Compass as a GPS device was always a point I tried to make for realism, but again, the coding required by one person makes it a treat more than a forseeable addition.

Author:  XenoKiLLer [ Sun Feb 05, 2006 5:49 pm ]
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TCE inda needs a more profession/elite looking HUD. you already got rid of the crosshair, why stop there? The hud would be good if it was smaller and less liekly to look like its on the screen. Then the chat and vote boxes have to be optional as they really clutter up the screen no matter how transparent they are. As for the main menu, it just needs a little more life to it. The main menu uses a picture of the nighttime earh with the city lights right. then there are coord markers on hotspots, you could put the buttons on those hopspots making it look like your clicking on them. :wink:

Author:  Dragonathan [ Sun Feb 05, 2006 6:09 pm ]
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i think its cool if the background has a little bit comic style,
like this:

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

http://www.konami.jp/gs/game/mga/english/

its really artfull though, very exclusive style...

Author:  XenoKiLLer [ Sun Feb 05, 2006 6:16 pm ]
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and yet the theme doesnt match up with TCE. these games are action games classified as plain shooters. You play in a story and you kill senselessly. TCE is possibly classified as a Tactical team shooter and is a true fisrt person shooter like CS. Games like ghost recon and rainbow6 more closely resemble TCE compared to max payne and MGS (not monosodium glutamate)

Author:  Dragonathan [ Sun Feb 05, 2006 6:28 pm ]
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you say it doesnt match with the theme,
but thats your point of view,

i personally think it does match with the theme,
if the background has A little bit comic style, it would make the main menu look crafty/artful,

but than again, thats my point of view, and my opinion,

anyways,

I wonder if its possible to add A little bit animation on the background,
just to bring things alive,

Author:  kozak6 [ Sun Feb 05, 2006 7:31 pm ]
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It doesn't match the theme.

TCE isn't a comic style game. TCE is not an anime game.

Hence, the title screen should not feature comic style characters or anime characters.

I'm fine with the current one.

Trauma, I'm glad you're back.

Author:  XenoKiLLer [ Sun Feb 05, 2006 8:02 pm ]
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who is glad trauma is back. we finily have some additional authority around here. Dragon, load up paint or photoshop or whatever program you use and try to make a main menu screen. not a working one, just a sample of whats on your mind. Then we'll think and talk about it. Using someone else's main menu isnt gonna work, use your own from your imagination.

Author:  Dragonathan [ Sun Feb 05, 2006 8:44 pm ]
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kozak6 wrote:
It doesn't match the theme.

TCE isn't a comic style game. TCE is not an anime game.

Hence, the title screen should not feature comic style characters or anime characters.

I'm fine with the current one.

Trauma, I'm glad you're back.


afcourse TCE is not A comic style game,
and I dont mean, "SPIDERMAN, MARVEL HERO'S" with the word
"comic style"
comic has thousend of different art forms,

but how can I explain something like that to to A person like kozak :roll:
you just one of those (no offends) uncreative, low minded people,
who absolutely dont dig art,

anyways,
from what I understand, is that traumahawk is not a TT member anymore,
am I right trauma?

Author:  Dragonathan [ Sun Feb 05, 2006 8:51 pm ]
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this kind of theme for TCE,
would be cool too...

Image

Author:  XenoKiLLer [ Sun Feb 05, 2006 8:54 pm ]
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We still say that a more serious theme be used since tCE, like CS are serious about their themes. This isnt a game made for the consoles, which are usually just packed with violence for the sake of violence, killing for no meaning, etc etc. games like those wrestling games, grandtheft auto, condemed, etc etc. They allow you to kill each other for what? for fun? those fighting games are the games that should be banned as they really promote violence. But who is taking the beating from parents and polititians? the FPS and RTS games that although are violent, have a reason for violence and have alternatives that allow you to avoid it almost completely. Most console games are made from asia, am I am from asia but I say this, they ae just senseless games that promote people to keep killing other people for the pure enjoyment of the person doing the killing. TCE isnt like that, the reason you would kill in TCE, as the specops, is to stop terrorists and protec the peace. The reason for violence in Halflife, is fought for the survival of humanity. The thing is TCE strives to be as realistic as possible. these games you mention, although they seem realistic by graphics, the way they portray violence and the need for violence is very freakin (id say this but just censor it +++++++++++) worthless and cartoonish almost for the sake of pure enjoyment of seeing people get blown to peices.

The last picture in your double post looks better for TCE>

Author:  Dragonathan [ Sun Feb 05, 2006 9:28 pm ]
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thats why some games are rated for mature people only,

and if you dont like the violence xeno,
why dont you buy a nintendo console,

most nitendo games are games that doesnt contain any violence,
games like MARIO, MARIO CART, MARIO TENNIS, PIKMIN, those type of games,

but really, what your saying is bullshit,
TCE does contain violence too,
is knifing people a innocent thing?
is shooting at someone's face innocent?
ect. ect.

its FPS, most FPS contains violence,
and if it annoys you,

why dont you make A own mod, where you only can use water-pistols,
and where you can take a enemy down by just spraying him wet,


owned

Author:  Silentcrisis [ Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:51 pm ]
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Dragonathan wrote:
thats why some games are rated for mature people only,

and if you dont like the violence xeno,
why dont you buy a nintendo console,

most nitendo games are games that doesnt contain any violence,
games like MARIO, MARIO CART, MARIO TENNIS, PIKMIN, those type of games,

but really, what your saying is bullshit,
TCE does contain violence too,
is knifing people a innocent thing?
is shooting at someone's face innocent?
ect. ect.

its FPS, most FPS contains violence,
and if it annoys you,

why dont you make A own mod, where you only can use water-pistols,
and where you can take a enemy down by just spraying him wet,


owned


Not really, you just gave him a bunch of cliche bullshit. We've all heard that before and you've just preached the word like a Republican does after listening to Rush Limba.

And you could never pwn Xeno because he's better than you.

/own's Xeno.
and
pwnz0r3 r4p3s Dragon.

~Silentcrisis

Author:  it [ Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:01 pm ]
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I like SWAT4's menu (same with SWAT3, but that's a different stor)

how 'bout an animated screen of teh game (SPECOPS briefing, maybe?) with the menu ontop.

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