[REL] Fabulous Selections 2.1.0 [86765]

Discussion in 'Mod Discussions' started by wondible, February 27, 2014.

  1. wondible

    wondible Post Master General

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    Modifies the unit backgrounds in the selection box by giving commanders a red backgound to make sure they stand out, and giving fabulous fabbers a construction stripe.

    Screen Shot 2014-02-28 at 20.56.47 .png

    - https://github.com/JustinLove/fabulous_selections
    - http://wondible.com/pa/fabulous_selections_v2.1.0.zip
    - PAMM

    Version 2.1.0

    - Remove stripes from fabrication barge
    - Add stripes to support commander

    Version 2.0.1

    - Removed accidental console logs
    - Add readme and changelog

    Version 2.0

    - Changed scene name, update for circa 68079
    - New modinfo format
    - Removed stripe from combat fab
    Last edited: August 29, 2015
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  2. cptconundrum

    cptconundrum Post Master General

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    Yes.





    Yesyesyesyesyes!

    That's so simple, but so important. Could it be expanded to leave a black and yellow "fabber" stripe above and below the selection icons when fabbers or the commander are selected? I keep accidentally selecting my fabbers and sending them off to the enemy's base thinking they are soldiers.
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  3. brianpurkiss

    brianpurkiss Post Master General

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    I love that.

    I hate accidentally selecting the commander and check frequently to make sure that I didn't. This simple mod would make noticing that so much easier.
  4. proeleert

    proeleert Post Master General

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    Good idea
  5. Raevn

    Raevn Moderator Alumni

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    Simple, effective and no downside. My vote for inclusion in the base game.
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  6. wondible

    wondible Post Master General

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    Yeah, as effective as the "more of" selection is, I wouldn't mind a modifier or mode key that would bias selection to combat or fabber.

    I like your idea. I doesn't fall out of the wondible hack I found (converting the unit path to classes, which includes the 'commanders' folder), but it might be an easy extension to match for 'fabrication'.
  7. Gorbles

    Gorbles Post Master General

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    Great idea.

    Also why I love PA, those "duh I'mma developer" itches can be scratched with little effort compared to other releases.
  8. wondible

    wondible Post Master General

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    Screen Shot 2014-02-27 at 06.52.39 .png

    Do you like it this way, or should I look into a separate element that can be positioned to the side?
  9. LavaSnake

    LavaSnake Post Master General

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    That is perfect. GIVE ME!
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  10. cptconundrum

    cptconundrum Post Master General

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    This is going to be one of my favorite mods.
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  11. wondible

    wondible Post Master General

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    Fine. Here is a snapshot of your soon-to-be-broken mod. And probably renamed. The fabbers make it more than commander, and I might also take advantage of the land/sea/air/orbital tags I got for free. Depending on how well it weathers the Gammapocalyse.

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  12. LavaSnake

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    ok, thanks. That gammapocalyse is a little late, it's around 7:30 there so it should be here anytime.
  13. cptconundrum

    cptconundrum Post Master General

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    I don't expect it until right after the livestream.
  14. LavaSnake

    LavaSnake Post Master General

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    I was hoping for this morning but I guess that would make more sense.
  15. wondible

    wondible Post Master General

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    Got it working again. Do you like the land/air/etc colors, or is it too noisy?

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  16. LavaSnake

    LavaSnake Post Master General

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    I'd only change the background colors for the com and fabbers. Most of the icons make it obvious enough as to what they are so it shouldn't be an issue.
  17. wondible

    wondible Post Master General

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  18. cptconundrum

    cptconundrum Post Master General

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    I need it!
  19. wondible

    wondible Post Master General

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    I think the biggest issue now is coming up with a better name. Most things I'm coming up with are three big words. Special Selected Icons? Selected Icon Background?
  20. LavaSnake

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    Selected units helper?

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