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Offline kikimoristan

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portrait pictures instead of rank insignia
« on: March 09, 2015, 04:31:36 am »
what if we do this:


OK i know is been suggested but this is different. not a complete gui change just insignia becomes portrait. I KNOW is not default XCOM but hear me out!

optional advanced setting !

you will see who you're looking at
with this option on insignia is replaced by their portrait ANYWHERE in the game. only for xcom soldiers.

rank can be denoted as stars beside the name like ****

very simple and quick change.  and all you need to do is in change display insignia code add a check if XCOM soldier and if setting portraits is ON then check soldier type display matching portrait from Resources.

i could edit all the images required only 8 pictures no BIGGIE!

insignia is still displayed for non all human non xcom soldiers


ALSO yes i know patrick thomson is not a black woman. is a mockup okay :)



« Last Edit: March 09, 2015, 04:39:18 am by tollworkout »

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Re: portrait pictures instead of rank insignia
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2015, 04:35:57 am »
How about leave the insignia as it is and just ad the face picture next to?
The Name would mind losing a few mm :)

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Re: portrait pictures instead of rank insignia
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2015, 04:37:36 am »
cause that would be a gui change. i wanna avoid gui change just really basic simple code more easily do-able.

better yet  add portrait at the other side of the name .  but this way is simplest possible change.

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Re: portrait pictures instead of rank insignia
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2015, 04:41:19 am »
cause that would be a gui change. i wanna avoid gui change just really basic simple code more easily do-able.

better yet  add portrait at the other side of the name .  but this way is simplest possible change.

Maybe you wanna take a look on the interfaces.rul in the default ruleset, section SoldierList and soldierInfo :>

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Re: portrait pictures instead of rank insignia
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2015, 04:41:59 am »
okay i will do that :)

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Re: portrait pictures instead of rank insignia
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2015, 11:31:41 am »
Also, making things optional does not make it more appealing. If every little detail were an option, there would be too many of them. Finding a way to add a soldier portrait to that screen would either make it in or not.

Also also, if it's a very simple and quick change, then do it and offer the completed mod ;p otherwise, it's easier said than done.

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Re: portrait pictures instead of rank insignia
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2015, 11:53:29 am »
Also, making things optional does not make it more appealing. If every little detail were an option, there would be too many of them. Finding a way to add a soldier portrait to that screen would either make it in or not.

Also also, if it's a very simple and quick change, then do it and offer the completed mod ;p otherwise, it's easier said than done.

yeah it needs  coding change adjustment i haven't gone that far into it yet . just making mods and ideas for now . i looked in interfaces and can't be changed from there.  :)