Opened 11 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#42 closed defect (fixed)

Hard to distinguish between certain units

Reported by: Jazcash Owned by: beherith
Priority: blocker Milestone: BAR Beta release
Component: BAR Version:
Keywords: Cc:


Certain T1 Core vehicles are kind of hard to tell the difference between. Same for T1 and T2 air cons.

Change History (15)

comment:1 by beherith, 11 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed


comment:2 by Bluestone, 8 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: closedreopened

imo this should be fixed

comment:3 by Bluestone, 8 years ago

Component: component1BAR
Milestone: BAR Beta release

comment:4 by Bluestone, 8 years ago

Priority: minorblocker

comment:5 by PicassoCT@…, 8 years ago

Need white map- spawn units not in order, zoom out, with moderate screen resolution. Take Screenshot overlay unitshapes - But leave shadows in (shadows are a identifyhelper too) Put up to panel test.

comment:6 by Jazcash, 8 years ago

I think of the problem stems from the fact that player colour on units was prioritised to enable players to be more easily identified. However, this was done so much that now, granted, widgets like team platters and unitshapes are no longer required which is great, but instead the difference between a lot of units can not quickly be identified.

Maybe make a list of units that are hard to distinguish between and change some player colour parts of those models to be fixed unit colours?

comment:7 by tzaeru / tzaeru@…, 8 years ago

Yes; I like the idea of limiting the texture selection for units to a relatively small number, as it helps in maintaining a common theme and makes the art style more consistent. One of problems of OTA models, to me, is that they are a pretty awful mismatch of different styles and approaches. However, the limited selection of textures on a per-unit basis and the high amount of team color does mean that the primary way for immediate separation of units is their size and shape instead of their texturing. This in no way means dislike towards the art style and modelling; I personally like it in fact, and my hat goes off to the artists! :) Still, fast unit separation is crucial for a high-tempo RTS.

The worst offenders to my eye and what goes to T1 Core, are: Weasel vs. Spoiler Wolverine vs. Lever vs. Raider Garpike vs. Instigator

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comment:8 by tzaeru@…, 8 years ago

Apologies for the poor formatting of the unit list! I didn't realize that trac comment section dislikes single line breaks. The Core T1 similar vehicle units:

Weasel vs. Spoiler,

Wolverine vs. Lever vs. Raider,

Garpike vs. Instigator

Sorry for the screw-up!

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comment:9 by Bluestone, 8 years ago

Also, t1 core veh cons looked very like t2 core veh cons.

comment:10 by Bluestone, 7 years ago

Owner: changed from somebody to beherith
Status: reopenednew

comment:11 by Bluestone, 7 years ago

haven't checked everything, but seems much better now?

comment:12 by beherith, 7 years ago

There is one more, t1 and t2 core con aircraft.

comment:13 by Bluestone, 7 years ago

reaper & copperhead too

comment:14 by Bluestone, 7 years ago

afaics this is now fixed

comment:15 by beherith, 7 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed
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