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Old 09-02-2009, 10:31 PM   #1
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Default New game screen revamp sneak peek

So I've been reworking the New game screen, check it out:



(The weird colors are from the Debug ROMs in the PalmOS emulator.)

And here's what it looks like with the popup selected:



If you pick Select player... then the player list is gonna pop up so you can select a player. Still working on that part.

So this is partly UI revamp, and partly about adding in support for Open slot games. Whatcha think?
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Old 09-03-2009, 12:15 AM   #2
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or how about this one?
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Old 09-03-2009, 12:26 AM   #3
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Great stuff Brennan!

My only suggestion is for different phrasing of "Open slot" which seems a bit drab and jargonesque.

Cant think of anything brilliant either, perhaps,

open challenge
seek opponent
seek any opponent
create table
invite challenger

Also; will we still be able to type in a player's name (vs scrolling thru a list?)
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Old 09-03-2009, 02:30 AM   #4
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Hi Trg, thanks for the feedback.

Yeah, it's hard to phrase the concept of "someone will join this game later" with only a word or two. I like the word "Open" in there but it's not that specific when it's by itself.

Here's my latest iteration:


I do want to keep the ability to enter in names with the keyboard. I haven't figured out quite where to implement it yet though. Maybe a Search box on the player list popup, or a button. We'll see...
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Old 09-14-2009, 10:24 PM   #5
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OK, so the previously seen screen was released in 1.07t3. Now, here's my final(ish) tweak before 1.07 final:



Basically now the opponent text field is back, so you can type in, say... 'chessbot'. Someday maybe there will be a cool AI selector GUI but for now, this should work nicely. And the '...' button (any ideas for a better (tiny) label?) will popup the player list still.
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:46 AM   #6
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Maybe SP or SEL for Select Player, since that is the name of the screen one is taken to?

Or maybe a List icon of some type?
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Old 09-18-2009, 06:32 PM   #7
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Hmm yeah, this is what icons were invented for, pretty much. Good point. But for now let's see how "..." works
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