UI in version 4.0.0

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UI in version 4.0.0

Post by Motylek » Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:40 am

I play Eldhelm Battlegrounds as a windows application on laptop with screen resolution 1920x1080 in fullscreen mode. I would kindly ask you to revert UI for windows application back as it was in previous version 3.19.0. Everything is so cropped to small window. At example I was customizing all my heroes by paying gold to unlock new weapons, body, legs, etc ... but now I can not even see whole hero picture in profile screen. Heroes have partially cut of legs and arms. Map is also cropped to smaller view. Browsing through cards collection, creating and editing collectors deck is little nightmare. Previously I could see whole deck on one screen as well as all normal|rare|elite|epic... cards on one screen. Now it is impossible to see it on one screen and ranger on left side of window has to be used to move view down and up. It all looks like if I would have screen resolution 640x480 and game would adjust its size to fit on such tiny display.

Pretty please, consider windows application to be used on whole screen instead of being cropped like if laptops would have tiny screen of mini smartphone.

PS: For now, I am downgrading to previous version 3.19.0. Please do not go way similar of Microsoft Windows 8|10, which is forcing me to stay on Windows 7.

Thank you in advance
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Re: UI in version 4.0.0

Post by 1mb4k4 » Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:07 am

Hi,

The UI width is limited to 1280 which should be enough to hold the game content as it is optimized for mobile screens.
Could you send me some screenshots from places where you find problems with the UI? I would be glad to increase the width limit in these places so it fits properly.

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Re: UI in version 4.0.0

Post by Motylek » Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:31 am

Few examples (not all cases), where I mind limited window size the most.

Collector Deck editing - It is nightmare to create new decks or edit old ones. In 3.19.0 I do not have to shift window up and down at all. I see whole deck and all normal|rare|elite|epic cards on one screen, which is making deckbuilding very easy in comparison with 4.0.0.
3.19.0 http://ctrlv.in/724352
4.0.0 http://ctrlv.in/724353

Conquer Map - (also all other cases of map like daily quest or campaign) In 3.19.0 I can see whole map without shifting window up and down, right and left
3.19.0 http://ctrlv.in/724354
4.0.0 http://ctrlv.in/724355

Hero Profile - I spent gold to customize my characters to my liking, but now I can not really see my heroes fully. Weapons, arms, legs are partially cut off.
3.19.0 http://ctrlv.in/724357
4.0.0 http://ctrlv.in/724358

As I mentioned in first post, I use windows application in fullscreen with screen resolution set to 1920x1080. Additionally, instalator of version 4.0.0 is not creating shortcut on destop and start menu like in previous versions, but that is really minor problem.

Thank you in advance for looking into this problem. I personally would like to keep UI as it was in 3.19.0. Now it feels like playing archaic game in archaic resolution. Please do not make same mistake like Microsoft, which thrown away PC and laptop users and focused clearly on tablets and mobiles even for server based OS like "Windows server" serie. What is point of running anything in mobile resolution on laptop? You can of course have mobile resolution in mobile app, but please do not force it on full grown application of full grown operating system. ;-)
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Re: UI in version 4.0.0

Post by 1mb4k4 » Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:00 am

Thank you for your feedback.

Yes, in these examples it is really better the old way. I will fix these. If you find more, please let me know.

In many other places it makes no sense to stretch the content to the edges. Reading from one edge to the other on a wide screen display is unpleasant.
This change was made deliberately for desktop screens, it is not related to mobile screens.

I will check the installer why it is missing to place the desktop icon.

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Re: UI in version 4.0.0

Post by 1mb4k4 » Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:27 pm

Hi,

I have released a new version with some improvements.
Do you use Steam? It is available on Steam as a beta version. Could you check it out?
Currently it is the only place I can release e beta version for desktop...

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Re: UI in version 4.0.0

Post by Motylek » Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:43 pm

Thank you very much for returning mentioned screens back to previous resolution. I really appreciate it. You are really caring about your creation and support of its users, like you already proved it many times before. :-)

I am sorry, I do not have steam. I am always just downloading application directly from home page (http://essenceworks.com/air/eldhelm-installer.msi). But it is not matter of hurry. I am using version 3.19.0 for now and I will update with release of new version.

Thank you once again for great work on Battlegrounds of Eldhelm and very friendly support.
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Re: UI in version 4.0.0

Post by 1mb4k4 » Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:36 pm

Hi,

OK, I think we will work it out without Steam.

So i've created a beta release branch for desktop:
http://essenceworks.com/beta/eldhelm-installer.msi

If you have problems with it (i hope you won't, but it still has some other changes) revert to the official release:
http://essenceworks.com/air/eldhelm-installer.msi

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Re: UI in version 4.0.0

Post by Motylek » Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:36 am

Hello Andrey,

Thank you for doing extra effort. :-) Beta version is definitely better than 4.0.0!

:!: Collector deck editor and salvage screen and perfect now!

:?: Daily Quest and Campaign maps are perfect, but "Duel->Guilds->Conquer" map is still cut like in version 4.0.0. (Screenshot how it looks is still same like in my previous post.) Could you please resize Conquer map screen too?

:?: Hero profile picture is now looking great! Thank you. :-) But still whole screen could use overall resize in order to better see achievements assigned with hero. The best would be to have at least 3 collumns (at least 3 achievements on 1 line) in order to see all achievements on 1 screen without need of using ranger down and up. Here is actual screenshot http://ctrlv.in/725669

:!: Desktop icon and Start menu icon are again on their places after using beta installer, so this was fixed as well.

Thank you for fixing most issues. Could you please look into rest of them, which I described?

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Re: UI in version 4.0.0

Post by 1mb4k4 » Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:17 am

There is another beta release, please check it out :)

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Re: UI in version 4.0.0

Post by Motylek » Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:24 am

Thank you, Andrey, it is again better than in previous version.

Conquer map is now perfect. Easy to see whole map on first glance!

Hero profile was widened and hero picture is looking great! Also area for displaying achievements was widened, but it still shows only 1 column of achievements and that is not enough for showing all for hero with many of them.
http://ctrlv.in/726806

Thank you for constant improvements :-)
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