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The Friendly Controller/Keyboard Menu!

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While I was playing Build 30 or 31, (Don't kill me if Build 31 isn't out yet, haven't paid attention and its 10:52 PM here  ), I noticed that the UI isn't top notch nor very stable. I understand that we are on either build 30 or 31, but the UI needs to get a refresh like... right now.


I've read the future of the game and how they'll update the UI drastically for the following next builds, however; I decided to create a UI that simplies both keyboard and controllers in hand and hopefully helps the Developers in mind.


Keep in mind that this is not fully art designed and its only to improve functionality.


--The Start Of The UI--




The first section of game will start and prompt the user on how to start the main menu or to begin interacting with the game once its done loading, simple stuff here.




If the person hits ENTER, the game will run on Mouse Mode. Should be very self explanatory, if you hover over the text, it turns red that tells the player he or she has selected the option.




If the person hits "A", the game will run on Controller Mode. This one is a little hard to explain, when the player uses the moving buttons, (Left Stick, Right Stick, D-Pad, etc..) then the red will highlight red after moving.


For example, the game will always highlight survival when using controller on boot. If I use the D-PAD to move towards the left, it will highlight the other option I have and highlight it red. It will of course dehighlight the previous option that was selected.


It shouldn't be rocket science, but its a nice start.


--Game Selection--


Once the player hits "A" or enter, the screen will change towards this following "diagram".




The Menu will be greeted and the person can just move their mouse/left stick towards any of the three choices.


Survival Classic/Sandbox/And Challenges or AKA Custom Maps.


Mouse users should know that they are not affected, and controller uses are benefited from the change since its simple to left click and press A at the same time.


Hitting ESCAPE or B makes it go back towards the main menu.


--Online & Settings--


I'm still working in this section, either on wed or friday I'll show the other missing segments so both can enjoy the simplistic interface.


--Character Creation and World Settings--


This one should be easy to create, same like the previous one, I'll eventually explain how these will work.


That's all for now! Keep up to date towards the thread every week, hope to solve many issues. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to drop a reply! I'm aware that there are other UI's, but I think this one should be much simpler for newbies.


Happy Zombie Hunting!


-Videogameget 12/7/2014 11:12 PM PDT

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but the UI needs to get a refresh like... right now.


That's really not up to you... ;)


A UI overhaul is very much planned, just not quite yet. It takes time to do it. And there are other stuff too. Otherwise, I'm not going to say anything about the content of your suggestion since I really don't use a controller.


And since you're new here, I'd like to say welcome to the forums!! Hope you'll like it here. :)

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"Not . . . really. I mean, some of this stuff is nice usability/feedback features common in UI, but they're not essential to the function of the UI. Appreciate the suggestion, though."

I know it's not essential, I guess I'm worried about the controller friendly aspect too much. I really would like anyone to enjoy the game with a controller still.

Hopefully it cleared some of the problems towards you guys. I'm actually studying Java, and some lua at the moment. I could probably make a small mod to improve it I guess. Still, too far from achieving that :U

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