[WF-General] NEEDED: Screenshot Collector

HansHäggström hans.haggstrom at helsinki.fi
Sat Aug 25 03:21:24 PDT 2001


At 16:02 2001-08-24, you wrote:
>Hans Häggström wrote:
>
> > Lainaus "John R. Sheets" <jsheets at mccaawebster.com>:
> >
>
> > > 1) Landscape (map rendering)
> > > 2) Chat (login and chat)
> >
> > However, isn't the order of the first two usually reversed?
> > For proper landscape, we need a working map server, terrain engine, etc.
> >
> > Chat and login is usually what gets done first.
>
>Heh, sure, either way.  I was actually going from personal experience.  In 
>Anvil I
>got the map working, from a local media archive, so it was easy to do 
>without a
>network connection.  Also, this was way before Eris, and I never got around to
>learning Atlas enough to implement login connections (in fact, before Acorn,
>before we had a solid server to connect *to*, and to some extent before even
>Atlas).  I suppose things are different now, and we have a more solid server
>infrastructure, so putting Chat first makes more sense.
>
> > Another significant step that I can think of is crafting different 
> items, or
> > designing building houses, or generally editing or manipulating in-game 
> items
> > in some separate dialog or overlayed on top of the view.  But this probably
> > falls into the 'just a dialog' category, so it wouldn't necessary 
> produce any
> > showy screenshots.  Overall I'm happy with the above list, the UI and 
> crafting
> > can be shown off on the actual screenshots page.
>
>Right, we definitely want to show off Mason!  Maybe it'd be better to change
>"Special Effects" back to the "Advanced" category you originally 
>had.  This can be
>a broad category that client developers can reserve for their best features,
>whether it's a scene of an erupting volcano in a thunderstorm, or building a
>house, or showing off the skill selection system.
>
>Hmmm, "Advanced" may not be the best term.  I think we'd want to emphasize 
>that
>the Seventh Screenshot should be reserved for something that makes that 
>particular
>client unique.  Maybe just "Special"?

Okay, sounds good.

I updated the screenshots page.  Still need to resize and put in some 
screenshots.
http://moria.mit.edu:8080/wf/project/screens/



>John
>
>--
>John R. Sheets, Consultant
>jsheets at mccaawebster.com
>McCaa, Webster & Associates, Inc.
>
>Writing GNOME Applications
>http://www.aw.com/cseng/titles/0-201-65791-0/





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