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Offline luke83

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Solider status icons
« on: September 17, 2013, 02:09:18 pm »
Been thinking about some Solider status icons for some time after discussions with Daiky and others, the intent for these was for FOXC but i would also like them in OXC.
Bee playing around with some idea, obviously i need them relatively small and i think it would be best if they fade away after a few seconds to avoid getting in peoples way but still wanted to show some basic ideas.

Initially , this leads to more player feedback if solider is suffering Burn or Exhausted. Also i cant be the only person to waste TU's telling a unit to duck when they already where, there a Icon for that  :P  Eventually i am alsothinking Spell effects on units :P

Easiest solution would be to borrow the ones done from Baulders Gate but i am trying to resist that temptation :P Here is 3 of my first concepts, feedback on this is requested as i know its not as pretty as we would like ::).
« Last Edit: September 18, 2013, 10:06:08 pm by luke83 »

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Re: Solider status icons
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2013, 02:57:43 pm »
just some other randoms ;)

also a alternative placement of these, you could have these displayed in the top status bar. ( i think this is the best option)

14x14 version added , i think i like the Top box idea the best :)

I invite anyone to draw some of there own, they dont need to be anything in particular, thats how i ended up with a man waving from behind a wall :P

« Last Edit: September 19, 2013, 02:06:11 pm by luke83 »

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Re: Solider status icons
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2013, 12:00:17 am »
These are actually a good idea!

Ones that could be used in XCOM vanilla:

Psi Control -- appears when the unit has been successfully psi attacked by the aliens during the mission, it doesn't go away, making it easy to remember who is a liability.

Panicking -- shows up when the unit has panicked and goes away a turn or two later.

EDIT:

Wounded -- shows up when the unit has a fatal untreated wound.
« Last Edit: September 19, 2013, 12:42:40 am by MKSheppard »

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Re: Solider status icons
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2013, 04:09:47 pm »
Well i do think its a good idea , even if my ART is not the best, tonight i did a few more whilst watching a movie.

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Re: Solider status icons
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2013, 09:49:59 am »
Quick mockup of a OXC status bar with status Icons displayed

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Re: Solider status icons
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2013, 12:43:38 pm »
Just wanted to post a possible OXC version
« Last Edit: October 01, 2013, 02:55:35 pm by luke83 »

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Re: Solider status icons
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2014, 03:11:43 pm »
I think it would be more streamlined if the icons were shown somewhere on the bottom interface bar, preferably on the rank picture.
Having said that, I would absolutely love to see which of my soldiers are critically wounded without entering their stats screen. Sometime you can even miss the fact that someone's bleeding to death.

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Re: Solider status icons
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2014, 06:21:26 pm »
Something like the X-Com Apocalypse status icons maybe, floating above heads.

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Re: Solider status icons
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2014, 10:19:11 am »
Hmm i was thinking maybe a cliche heart beat on fatal wounds on selection of that soldier.

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Re: Solider status icons
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2014, 04:08:40 pm »
Nah, no icons-over-heads, it obscures the battlefield and looks VERY last decade. Upper bar or left-sided bar seems a good solution. Just make them graphically similar to the "aliens seen" icons.

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Re: Solider status icons
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2014, 04:10:41 pm »
I liked the idea (that came up somewhere to use the recoloring-routine to red-flash the body part with the fatal wound.

but yeah, left-side-of-screen icons for "own units that need attention" make very much sense.

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Re: Solider status icons
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2014, 04:26:15 pm »
but yeah, left-side-of-screen icons for "own units that need attention" make very much sense.
like this? https://imgur.com/zQ3mwwN,vYy1Jvw shows 1 wounded one controlled one stunned and two dead soldier

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Re: Solider status icons
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2014, 04:32:49 pm »
yeah, although I'd rather not see as many colors :) it's a bit too much angry fruit salad ;)

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Re: Solider status icons
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2014, 04:36:48 pm »
since warboy introduced the moddable interface i made the colors of the boxes moddable
but my codechange only exists on my harddisk

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Re: Solider status icons
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2014, 05:20:45 pm »
Yeah it's too much of disco there :) Status icons should be visible but not obtrusive (except maybe for fatal wound icon, I wouldn't mind if it was flashing all the time, it informs of a mortal danger after all - as long as it was only shown when clicked on the wounded soldier).