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Working on a new interface

Discussion in 'Blades 'n Gore II' started by Kitabatake, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. Kitabatake

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    I'm currently working on a new UI texture for the next BnG II update.

    Current progress
    [​IMG]

    The interface is supposed to have a somewhat simplistic black/metallic/maroon theme.
    I'm not currently 100% sure of the red areas and some of the thin grey borders.

    Got any improvement suggestions/ideas/comments?
     
  2. xorkatoss

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    It looks pretty neat! Although the inventory icons colors don't look good to me.

    IMO if they were Gray, they would look better:
    [​IMG]


    EDIT:
    You could put before/after pics so it will be easier for the people to compare the new UI with the old one.
     
  3. Kitabatake

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    Yeah the previous version was gray:
    old
    [​IMG]

    Sure, I could replace the all red with gray like in that one to unify the look.
    However, would that be too monotonous?
     
  4. xorkatoss

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    hmm yeah it looks too monotonous, but I only suggested the inventory icons, not the red areas.
     
  5. Kitabatake

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    Progress
    [​IMG]

    Yeah, the inventory does look better this way.
    More suggestions?


    Edit:
    Tested the current UI in-game:
    [​IMG]
    The alpha channels got a bit messed up but you can still see the overall interface design.


    Edit #2:
    Tested again:
    [​IMG]
    Alpha channels are fixed and the interface is a bit cleaner now.

    Edit #3:
    Fixed a couple of minor bugs:
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2013
  6. Almia

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    You can add some screws as decors. So that it will be more metallic.
     
  7. Kitabatake

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    Thanks for the suggestion, +rep!
    However, adding screws might give it too much of a "mechanical" atmosphere, which is something I'm not quite looking for.

    Anyway, here's the latest version:
    [​IMG]
    The thin borders have been adjusted and the red gradient has been replaced with an actual texture.
     
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    Button colors should be changed as well. Maybe a "grayish" color for the console buttons would do.
     
  9. Kitabatake

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    Yes true, gotta at least give them a gray/silver border.
     
  10. Almia

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    You should also change the ability empty button background. Undead doesn't look nice.
     
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    Its quite nice to see a UI on the game, to suugest. How about add a Swords crossed in the middle of the UI and the sword has blood on it. Well, to make it more of a gore and fits the title Blades N' Gore. Good luck with this by the way.
     
  12. Kitabatake

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    Those are actually the "Move" and "Stop" buttons. Got any suggestions on what to replace those icons with?

    Thanks for the suggestion!
    However, I'm not sure if I can make swords blend well into the texture.
     
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    I wanted to ask does auto attack works any more? Btw ui looks cool, I thnik to it should have more details, that will make it more cool, well you probably know what kind of details, sword, armor, blood, maybe some little japanese house etc.

    BTW I never liked way how that icon next to the power, armor, stamina look like, I think you should replace that icon and u shouuld not use sharp edges for that icon, somehow that never blends with other things for me.
     
  14. Kitabatake

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    Autoattacks were removed in version 0.93m. (Version changelog[​IMG])

    Yeah I think I'll make a custom icon for the "damage type", "armor type" and "equipment stats".
    Got any suggestions on what kind of icons they should be?
     
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    Mate hardly possible to I find something good, because you know all is conected with armor sword, but maybe(personaly I don't this idea that much, but maybe you will), for stats you could but some japanese letter(word) that means power, or knowladge, or even better honor.
     
  16. Kitabatake

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    Well here's how the icons are now:
    [​IMG]

    Do they fit in and make sense?
    Or is there a better way to do them?
     
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    Those icons are great. I dont know why but they looks more realistic.... I cant really explain but it is.
     
  18. HammerFist132

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    Yes it is better, for armor(defense) I suggest you to use more zoomed icons, focused more on chest.