[interface]Allow going to the next tip when downloading

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Starlight
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[interface]Allow going to the next tip when downloading

Post by Starlight » September 22nd, 2012, 10:12 am

A small but nice-to-have feature.
Particularly for newbies.

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Re: [interface]Allow going to the next tip when downloading

Post by alluton » September 22nd, 2012, 1:58 pm

You mean like when downloading new add-ons? If so I see this feature extremely close to useless.
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Re: [interface]Allow going to the next tip when downloading

Post by beetlenaut » September 28th, 2012, 8:24 pm

I suspect he means while downloading an add-on. Not all of us have high-speed Internet connections available, so downloading can take a long time. Reading the tips (or browsing the help file) would be something you could do while you wait. This obviously won't happen if it's difficult to implement, but it would be much more useful if downloading happened in the background so you could even play while it was going on.
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Re: [interface]Allow going to the next tip when downloading

Post by Adamant14 » September 28th, 2012, 8:58 pm

I like the idea too.
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Re: [interface]Allow going to the next tip when downloading

Post by Insinuator » September 29th, 2012, 1:01 am

beetlenaut wrote:it would be much more useful if downloading happened in the background so you could even play while it was going on.
This would be awesome. Seeing as the power of computing currently scales faster than the average bandwidth does, it would be a more efficient use of resources.

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Re: [interface]Allow going to the next tip when downloading

Post by tuggyne » September 29th, 2012, 2:30 am

This could be useful, although it's not a massively high priority. I'm stuck with rural DSL, and have lots of addons, so updates generally induce me to go do something else for several minutes.

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Re: [interface]Allow going to the next tip when downloading

Post by Starlight » September 29th, 2012, 3:12 am

beetlenaut wrote:I suspect he means while downloading an add-on. Not all of us have high-speed Internet connections available, so downloading can take a long time. Reading the tips (or browsing the help file) would be something you could do while you wait. This obviously won't happen if it's difficult to implement, but it would be much more useful if downloading happened in the background so you could even play while it was going on.
Thanks for the heads-up. I did mean it becuase of the low internet speeds. I have a 1 Mpbs connection - and if I then want to download something 30 MBs it takes time - which could be used for playing Wesnoth - a big decision when you have only 1 hour on the computer after which you have get back to real life.

I *love* your idea of being able to play in the background while downloads happen. Then it is not a either-or decision.

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