Tacticular Cancer: We'll have your balls

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Arcanum Arcanum High Resolution Patch Testing

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Drog Black Tooth, Jun 15, 2017.

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    Did I spot a halfling village in the first post on this page Drog Black Tooth ?
     
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    Yes, that's the A:WIP mod by rroyo, IIRC.
     
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    Seeing how most testers still prefer the character sheet/logbook/inventory/etc fully centered, I've decided to embark on the quest to remove all top shading from the UI graphics and redo the borders yet again, this time including the top border as well. Well, the first part is done, I've managed to remove the shading with some clever reverse-engineering of what PS filter Troika used to add the shading and doing the same but in reverse.

    Now's the time to settle on the border style and feed it to my PS macro. Compare the below pictures and tell me which one do you prefer:
    #1# Current Borders (no top border, simple flat color texture)
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    #2# Ruskie Style (made by some Russian modders for the older version of my patch, they just copy pasted the borders from the bottom panel)
    [​IMG]
    #3# New Shit? (the style I'm considering, as you can see the top border shadow effect is removed (no point in it since the menu is now separated from the top panel) and the border is based on the original wood texture, notice how it preserves the shadow underneath the navigation button)
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    #2, I find the top bar being dark less distracting/easier on the eyes than the lighter #3, but I'm overly sensitive to these.
     
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    Another example of #3:
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    #3 looks good in that one.
     
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    Well, if its on top I constantly try to interact with world while inventory is open... which doesnt work obviously
     
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    I think I’ll finally have some time today to test it… Hopefully… So, do you need just screenshots and potential bug reports, or should I, I don’t know, run some profiler or what‑not?
     
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    Screenshots and bug reports.
     
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    Scratch the above borders, they look cheap af.

    Okay, so I've yet again redone the borders. For the n-th time probably. Used 4 layers, with all kinds of shading and lighting perspective. Looks very close to the Ruskie style variant, except it doesn't have those yellow patches of pixels all over the border.

    Compare, my new style + Ruskie borders. My new style is the winner, no? If there are no objections, then I will just use this one.
    #1, NEW SHIT?
    [​IMG]
    #2, OLD COMMUNIST VARIANT
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    #1 NEW SHIT! Make Arcanum great again!
     
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    Windows 10 N, 1920x1200 resolution:
    1. As expected, it crashes at the menu without DDrawCompat.
    2. When run with Fraps in the background, nothing is rendered (black screen). That makes making screenshots quite difficult. For now, I’ve captured the video with OBS Studio and made a screenshot from that, but I’ll have to figure out another way.
    3. Strange things show on a loading screen:
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    More screenshots will follow when I’ll find some other way to make them.
     
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    Use F12 key, they're stored in the \Arcanum\modules\Arcanum folder.
     
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    Is that Steam/GOG Galaxy feature, or is it build-in?
     
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    It's build in, I've been using it on Lubuntu and I don't have Steam or Galaxy there. Just check it out, it should work.
     
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