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#1 SupSuper

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Posted 12 May 2004 - 05:53 PM

i believe that the stats window should provide more details on each score change, with a [+]/[-] button next to each one to show/hide details and showing quantities of certain stuff. here's an example of what i mean (scoring values and names are made up).

UFO-8 sucessfully recovered
ITEM......................................QTY....SCORE
[-]X-Corps Soldiers Killed..........2.......-80
|-Sergeant Micheal Nickwit....................-40
'-Rookie Janet Brook............................-40

[+]X-Corps Soldiers Wounded*..1.....-10
[+]Alien Bodies Recovered.........5......150
[-]Alien Equipment Recovered....13....120
|-Plasma Rifle..............................4.......60
|-Plasma Rifle Clip.......................8........40
'-Psionic Probe.............................1........20

[+]UFO Technology Recovered...8......360

TOTAL................................................460

RATING> EXCELLENT!

*may not effect score, but it's useful to show

Edited by SupSuper, 12 May 2004 - 05:57 PM.

too bad, now you will never know the ancient secrets of supsupers long gone avatar ;)

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#2 Robo Dojo 58

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Posted 13 May 2004 - 09:08 AM

That's definately something which is needed. The debriefing should provide all the info on how you did on the mission. Too often I've had good people die, and I wouldn't know about it until I do the next mission.

In addition to the names of the agents who died, it should include their rank as well. It'd also be nice to list the aliens that you have captured, as that is pretty important.
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#3 SupSuper

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Posted 13 May 2004 - 01:25 PM

That's definately something which is needed. The debriefing should provide all the info on how you did on the mission. Too often I've had good people die, and I wouldn't know about it until I do the next mission.

In addition to the names of the agents who died, it should include their rank as well. It'd also be nice to list the aliens that you have captured, as that is pretty important.

if u notice i did put their rank. and you can get details on every stats item except Civilian Losses (unless the game comes up with random names for them :P and that'd still be irrelevant).
also, when there's "not enough items to re-equip craft" the game should show exactly what's missing so the player doesn't have to guess what to buy / manufacture :)

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Posted 13 May 2004 - 01:47 PM

You should be told which soldier just died as well, because often there's some movement and the screen jumps around a bit, and suddenly a plasma bolt scorches one of your soldiers, but it happened so fast you don't know which one (and to find out later can be a pain, though if it's really hard to figure out he probably wasn't that good ;) ). Anyway, where was I - oh yeah, so when one of your soldiers dies there's a message telling you which one (like there is when someone dies from a fatal wound)
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Posted 13 May 2004 - 03:56 PM

Admins: Move this into the workshop (it has been formally accepted a design guideline by me).

Artists: Start drafting this UI Screen as several programmers had applied in the last couple of days so it is imperative to work on the UI for implementation.

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#6 Blehm 98

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Posted 14 May 2004 - 10:40 AM

Peraps stuff on the ufo itself, such as size, type, and a general assesment of it.
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#7 Cpl. Facehugger

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Posted 14 May 2004 - 12:01 PM

Perhaps just size. Like "Small, medium, large, V. Large, Uber large, and Mothership."

We don't want to make it have too much extraneous information.
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#8 MagicAndy

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Posted 17 May 2004 - 03:54 PM

this is a cracking idea, woul you have the list fully expanded, contracted, half-half, as player last left it or what? I would also consider having a BIG gap between the scores and sub scores to prevent confusion

- Xcorp Operatives Killed (2).................................-80
--------------Cpt. John Adams........-40
--------------Sgt. Jack Daniels........-40

#9 red knight

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Posted 17 May 2004 - 06:37 PM

Mhh I guess that I couldnt express properly the idea... The artists department should be starting to use the UI Test demo to script the Graphics User Interface windows (that includes backgrounds, buttons and anything else we may need), that means that as programmers we should get the scripts files (.overlay) to integrate in Xenocide UI.

Anyone has any question regarding this very very important task??? BTW Please some admin move this into the graphics department forum.

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#10 Robo Dojo 58

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Posted 17 May 2004 - 07:45 PM

UFO-8 sucessfully recovered
ITEM......................................QTY....SCORE
[-]X-Corps Soldiers Killed..........2.......-80
|-Sergeant Micheal Nickwit....................-40
'-Rookie Janet Brook............................-40
[+]X-Corps Soldiers Wounded*..1.....-10
[+]Alien Bodies Recovered.........5......150
[-]Alien Equipment Recovered....13....120
|-Plasma Rifle..............................4.......60
|-Plasma Rifle Clip.......................8........40
'-Psionic Probe.............................1........20
[+]UFO Technology Recovered...8......360

TOTAL................................................460

Just to be a little non-serious, those numbers don't add up. It should be 540 points. You counted the dead soldiers twice.

Not to say that I know everything about killing dead soldiers... Micah1, we hardly knew ye! :rolleyes:
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My first order of business: Homeless people make cheap rookies, and are great at opening UFO doors. Heck, they're so cheap, I'm going to replace all personel with them!
Secondly: This organisation takes too much money to run. Weapon shipments will come from Siberia from now on. Costly maintenance is to be cut on all facilities. That includes venting.
Thirdly: We have a new colonel. His name is Facehugger, he loves aliens, and I want you all to treat him with respect.
Lastly: I'll be in my condo on an undisclosed island, if you need me. Good day.

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