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Postby Rodick » June 24th, 2017, 8:10 am

Will we change main menu background from what we have to something ''better'' in 1.14 or any version?
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Re: Main menu background

Postby ForestDragon » June 24th, 2017, 8:25 am

Well, as I know (I may or may not be correct), there aren't any plans about making a new background. If someone decides to contribute a main menu background that's better than the current, then sure. (small note about art contributions in bfw in general: they often just emerge out of nowhere, instead of being planned in advance. Keep that in mind). Personally, I have no problem with the current main menu background, but that's just my personal opinion.
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Re: Main menu background

Postby zookeeper » June 24th, 2017, 8:57 am

If someone is able to make a better one, or even to find source material from which I could make a better one out of, then sure.
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Re: Main menu background

Postby beetlenaut » June 24th, 2017, 10:14 am

This is already the new and better background--it was only just added in 1.12. Before that, it had been basically the same since version 1.1 in 2007 IIRC. The logo is being updated for 1.14 though.
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Re: Main menu background

Postby doofus-01 » June 24th, 2017, 11:45 am

Rodick wrote:Will we change main menu background from what we have to something ''better'' in 1.14 or any version?
Why do you ask? What's wrong with the current one?
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Re: Main menu background

Postby Rodick » June 24th, 2017, 1:05 pm

doofus-01 wrote:
Rodick wrote:Will we change main menu background from what we have to something ''better'' in 1.14 or any version?
Why do you ask? What's wrong with the current one?

I dont like it at all. It doesnt give me that mistery what this game can offer to me in campaign.
This 2 images i put are just sample what would really make that Wesnoth ''mistery of too many creatures''.
Logo on top or sides are damn awesome. So I just asked if there is plan to do something like this in future?
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Re: Main menu background

Postby ForestDragon » June 24th, 2017, 1:56 pm

I love the first (upper) example! :D We would need a main menu theme with a completely different feel, though, if an image similar to this is implemented.
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Re: Main menu background

Postby Sudipta » June 24th, 2017, 2:23 pm

While i admit the above pictures are quite nice, i see absolutely no reason to change the current main menu background. I find the map of the kingdom to be a stellar background which helps describe the geography of wesnoth. The images u showed are better off in story art. Having a map as the main background complements the whole strategy context and also adds professionalism to the game
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Re: Main menu background

Postby taptap » June 24th, 2017, 10:01 pm

Rodick wrote:Will we change main menu background from what we have to something ''better'' in 1.14 or any version?


It should not be hard to change the title screen on your local copy. Literally just two picture files to mess with, it is about as complicated as setting a new desktop background.

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Re: Main menu background

Postby Rodick » June 25th, 2017, 9:14 am

That looks awesome, for me it is better if we have something like that and map of wesnoth to be in campaigns. Simple.
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Re: Main menu background

Postby ChaosRider » June 25th, 2017, 12:05 pm

Why not to add option to set own main menu background from wesnoth v1.14?

4 or more images from wesnoth developers site, and also option to set own image chosen by player and everyone wins.
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Re: Main menu background

Postby Wussel » June 25th, 2017, 2:29 pm

If this is getting serious:

The reason for the map on the table was a different aspect ratio of different screens.

There is however a terrific solution for art display on different screen sizes:

Instead of cropping I would like to fit in the smaller side and let the oversize meander slowly (left to right or up to down).

That would really give a nice feel almost like a movie or a tilting viewpoint. Should be easy to include for a skilled programmer.
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Re: Main menu background

Postby WTrawi » June 25th, 2017, 2:48 pm

I personally think that the best solution would be adding an option as ChaosRider mentioned, since we already can change the main theme.
There would be so many options now: 1.10 background, 1.12 background, 1.12 logo, 1.14 logo, 1.10 game theme, 1.12 game theme, and if Rodick's idea makes it into a new release then his new background as well (I prefer the current one, but if the menu bar and the logo would be placed so there wouldn't be such a big gap in the middle then it would be cool).
However, I don't like the idea of moving background, there aren't pictures that are big enough and it would be too vivid for the moderate game.

Oh, and why don't we use the current story arts in previews? My preferences (pictures that will be used in campaign The Rise of Wesnoth):
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Re: Main menu background

Postby Rodick » June 25th, 2017, 3:55 pm

WTrawi wrote:I personally think that the best solution would be adding an option as ChaosRider mentioned, since we already can change the main theme.
There would be so many options now: 1.10 background, 1.12 background, 1.12 logo, 1.14 logo, 1.10 game theme, 1.12 game theme, and if Rodick's idea makes it into a new release then his new background as well (I prefer the current one, but if the menu bar and the logo would be placed so there wouldn't be such a big gap in the middle then it would be cool).
However, I don't like the idea of moving background, there aren't pictures that are big enough and it would be too vivid for the moderate game.

Oh, and why don't we use the current story arts in previews? My preferences (pictures that will be used in campaign The Rise of Wesnoth):
<link> <link> <link> <link> <link> <link> <link> <link>


Those are damn great. If you ask me which one is better I wouldn't know what to say. So something in options that we can change wallpapers would be cool if lot of you like current one, pick that and others could choice some of that we have in campaigns.
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Re: Main menu background

Postby taptap » June 25th, 2017, 5:18 pm

Why would you need something in options, with dev time spent on it (menus, selection, buttons), when you can easily change it locally already? As an added benefit Wesnoth has not to bother w/ licenses that way and you can put in whatever you fancy.

(I concede it would be a good idea in principle, maybe even change the default background with each major release.)
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