Pic of Map in creating game

User avatar
mr crappy
Corporal
Posts: 37
Joined: Thu 28 Nov 2013 00:03
Location: Auckland New Zealand
Contact:

Pic of Map in creating game

Postby mr crappy » Thu 25 May 2017 04:19

Will there be a pic of map selected when making game? Both EE and AB were pain, RD with map pic is great

Also an amoury would still be awesome to compare, sort, etc units..

cheers
Image

User avatar
Mister Maf
Lieutenant
Posts: 1454
Joined: Sun 15 Dec 2013 23:15
Contact:

Re: Pic of Map in creating game

Postby Mister Maf » Sat 27 May 2017 06:22

I've been meaning to make a Steam guide with screenshots of all the maps since nobody else has done it yet, but it's kind of a pain given that A) every single map has multiple size variants, B) it's impossible to tell the game which side you want to start on (for consistency's sake in the images), C) there's currently no way to hide the UI mid-match that I know of which means you have to load a skirmish and then load it as a replay to get a clean image, and D) most importantly I'm hella busy this summer and don't really have the time for it.

But yeah, while I like the art done for each map (really, it's nice), most of them are pretty uninformative. A picture of the map itself would have been preferable.
Image

User avatar
Desty
Warrant Officer
Posts: 452
Joined: Wed 23 Jul 2014 16:22
Location: Austria
Contact:

Re: Pic of Map in creating game

Postby Desty » Sat 27 May 2017 07:31

Mister Maf wrote:But yeah, while I like the art done for each map (really, it's nice), most of them are pretty uninformative. A picture of the map itself would have been preferable.


^This
A picture of the map would be really nice..
Image

User avatar
Dundradal
Corporal
Posts: 37
Joined: Sat 5 Nov 2016 23:59
Contact:

Re: Pic of Map in creating game

Postby Dundradal » Mon 29 May 2017 00:17

Yes, please include map previews. This was a great feature in Red Dragon just like the "Back" button when in a game lobby to be able to see the entire game list. Bring both these features back, please!

RSharpe
Specialist
Posts: 18
Joined: Mon 27 May 2013 17:59
Contact:

Re: Pic of Map in creating game

Postby RSharpe » Mon 29 May 2017 23:51

Dundradal wrote:Yes, please include map previews. This was a great feature in Red Dragon just like the "Back" button when in a game lobby to be able to see the entire game list. Bring both these features back, please!


Wouldn't it be nice if you could have a large preview of the selected map in question in place of the giant toxic chat window?

User avatar
Dundradal
Corporal
Posts: 37
Joined: Sat 5 Nov 2016 23:59
Contact:

Re: Pic of Map in creating game

Postby Dundradal » Tue 30 May 2017 19:08

Yeah, I'm not sure why they took those two features away. There's little use in looking at art instead of the map itself. I often base my division on the map being played but it's a pain to learn the maps when you can't see them easily. Someone has put together images of all of them over on STEAM, but we shouldn't need to do that. The maps should be easily visible in game like they were in Red Dragon.

User avatar
mr crappy
Corporal
Posts: 37
Joined: Thu 28 Nov 2013 00:03
Location: Auckland New Zealand
Contact:

Re: Pic of Map in creating game

Postby mr crappy » Wed 7 Jun 2017 01:47

I don't understand why it wouldn't have all the features of Red Dragon, as it was slowly improved from EE to WA to RD
Image

bin.zwieda
Second-Lieutenant
Posts: 763
Joined: Wed 19 Sep 2012 23:47
Contact:

Re: Pic of Map in creating game

Postby bin.zwieda » Sun 11 Jun 2017 18:18

you may want to take a look at this jewel, done by Naizarak:

This mod shows, that it´s definitely NOT impossible to get map-images into a lobby.
So let´s hope, this feature will get implemented in the game as a standard feature, soon.

Also the additional distance-rings in the show-view-distances-tool-when-i-press-C-thing (what ever it´s proper name may be) are a good idea.

Test it, guys!

User avatar
Dundradal
Corporal
Posts: 37
Joined: Sat 5 Nov 2016 23:59
Contact:

Re: Pic of Map in creating game

Postby Dundradal » Sun 11 Jun 2017 18:35

Thanks for pointing it out! I'll definitely give it a whirl this week!

Return to “General Discussions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests