Feedback/Modification I & S - The Resource Bar
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(16-12-2017, 05:32 PM)Sebt Wrote: I thought adding resources to custom bar could be even simpler, but that's just my suggestion:
1. Just go to custom/favourite resource tab (which you would see empty, completely black at the beginning) than click on it. There you could see a text like "Click here to add your favourite resources there" or "Click here to begin customizing your resource bar".

2. After clicking on this player will be able to click on any resource in any resource tab so one by one would be added to "favourites" immediately. Clicking on any resource would highlight it (so player would be sure he marked this resource). Clicking on that resource again would unmark that resource, so remove from custom bar.
Also 3 buttons would appear right under the resource tab: [Confirm][Cancel][Clear all] (that could be just icons of affirmation, cancellation and sweeper).

That is way too complicated. Here is a simpler solution:

Adding resources to Favorites tab should be done simply by right clicking on resource in any standard resource tab. Of course game should first check to see if there is a free slot on Favorites tab. If it is the resource is added to first free slot on Favorites tab and the player is notified of how many free slots on the Favorites tab are still available.
Once the resource is added to Favorites tab it should be marked in a way so that you can quickly see if it is already on the Favorites tab or not. I suggest using a simple colored outline for this.

Removing resource from Favorites tab could be done by right clicking the resource again on any standard tab or clicking the remove button on Favorites tab.

For ordering resources I recommend adding ability to select each individual resources by clicking on it. This should then show three additional buttons (MoveLeft, Remove, MoveRight). So you would then use these buttons to change the order of the resources on the Favorites tab.

I would also add two more buttons on the Favorites tab. One for saving the Favorites tab layout and one for loading. This way you could save and later load multiple Favorites layouts easily. When saving the player should be able to chose the name for the layout.
This will become especially useful if mudding support is added to the game since you might want to have Favorites layout for unmoded and another Favorites layout for moded game.

As far as organizing the favorites bar using drag and drop functionality goes. Sure it can be easier for the player but it is much harder to implement. Not to mention that if the game gets ported to consoles at some time in the future drag and drop functionality will no longer be an option due to difference in how the game can be controlled on consoles.
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I & S - The Resource Bar - by Mello Tonin - 03-12-2017, 07:58 PM
RE: The Resource Bar - by Sebt - 03-12-2017, 08:24 PM
RE: I & S - The Resource Bar - by Mello Tonin - 03-12-2017, 08:43 PM
RE: I & S - The Resource Bar - by Sebt - 03-12-2017, 08:48 PM
RE: I & S - The Resource Bar - by Mello Tonin - 03-12-2017, 09:35 PM
RE: I & S - The Resource Bar - by Rasmus - 04-12-2017, 09:55 AM
RE: I & S - The Resource Bar - by Sebt - 04-12-2017, 04:26 PM
RE: I & S - The Resource Bar - by Rasmus - 04-12-2017, 06:45 PM
RE: I & S - The Resource Bar - by Sebt - 04-12-2017, 11:13 PM
RE: I & S - The Resource Bar - by Rasmus - 04-12-2017, 06:48 PM
RE: I & S - The Resource Bar - by Rasmus - 07-12-2017, 09:04 PM
RE: I & S - The Resource Bar - by Sebt - 07-12-2017, 10:19 PM
RE: I & S - The Resource Bar - by Rasmus - 08-12-2017, 09:03 PM
RE: I & S - The Resource Bar - by Sebt - 08-12-2017, 10:03 PM
RE: I & S - The Resource Bar - by Rasmus - 11-12-2017, 01:42 PM
RE: I & S - The Resource Bar - by Sebt - 11-12-2017, 04:31 PM
RE: I & S - The Resource Bar - by Rasmus - 11-12-2017, 07:10 PM
RE: I & S - The Resource Bar - by Sebt - 11-12-2017, 09:31 PM
RE: I & S - The Resource Bar - by Rasmus - 11-12-2017, 10:34 PM
RE: I & S - The Resource Bar - by SilverWarior - 16-12-2017, 03:03 PM
RE: I & S - The Resource Bar - by Rasmus - 16-12-2017, 03:10 PM
RE: I & S - The Resource Bar - by Sebt - 16-12-2017, 05:32 PM
RE: I & S - The Resource Bar - by SilverWarior - 23-12-2017, 02:43 PM
RE: I & S - The Resource Bar - by Sebt - 23-12-2017, 05:38 PM
RE: I & S - The Resource Bar - by SilverWarior - 24-12-2017, 05:14 PM
RE: I & S - The Resource Bar - by Sebt - 25-12-2017, 02:24 PM
RE: I & S - The Resource Bar - by SilverWarior - 30-12-2017, 05:36 AM

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