Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#1162 new change

Press a key to make @ flash briefly

Reported by: Tom Owned by:
Milestone: Future Keywords: display


Hi, I had a couple of requests to reduce the amount of time spent staring at the screen searching.

First, I would like to have a command to flash the player character (@). It could actually make it blink or just cycle through the available colors. The issue is that when playing with a large screen, after teleporting it can be hard to find your new location, and it can be important to find yourself before you move to see if there are any threats around. The "Highlight player with cursor" option used to help with this back in the days of DOS when the cursor was a blinking line, but now it makes very little difference.

Second, when using the "or?" commands to show all known monsters or objects, I would like to be able to pick an item from the list and highlight where that item is located on the map. When using enlightenment/clairvoyance, it is handy to be able to quickly see what objects are on the level so I can see if it is worth going and getting them, but it can be difficult to find where each object is.

These features, while not terribly important, would nonetheless make the game go just a little faster. Thanks for all your work.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by magnate

  • Keywords display added; highlight player objects removed
  • Milestone changed from Triage to Future
  • Summary changed from Two interface requests to Press a key to make @ flash briefly

These need separate tickets - please see #1164 for the second part.

The first request is simpler. The main issue seems to be using yet another key.

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