Opened 11 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#865 closed bug (fixed (in master))

The Trident of Ulmo (and other weapons) does not fit on the object info screen

Reported by: takkaria Owned by: takkaria
Milestone: 3.2.0 Keywords: recall


Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by takkaria

22:57 < takkaria> basically, on a standard 80x24 terminal, various object desciprtions don't fit
22:57 < takkaria> so something needs to be done about that
22:58 < takkaria> it's basically a UI design thing.  I'm trying to walk a line between compactness and easiness of 
                  visual data extraction
22:59 < takkaria> I'm not sure where to go with it
22:59 < takkaria> perhaps the game should use fewer newlines for object descriptions
23:00 < magnate1> Yes, I was thinking that too (fewer newlines)
23:03 < ajps_> Scrolling object descriptions?  As in, scrollable, not marquee
23:05 < takkaria> if there's a non-scrolly way to do them, I'm interested in that
23:05 < takkaria> scrolliness is pain
23:05 < ajps> Well, yeah, but far more general than hand-tweaking all descriptions to fit a given screen size
23:06 < ajps> When handhelds, etc. might not be able to accomodate that anyway, and will need something scrollier
23:06 < ajps> Or massively more compact, I suppose, but still...
23:06 < takkaria> I guess that requires having a text_out_to_buffer() hook and sorting something out that way
23:06 < ajps> I keep thinking about all these blcoks of text the "game core" generates that need to be punted to the UI for display, y'see
23:07 < ajps> Recall, Inscpection of objects, etc, etc
23:07 < ajps> So yeah, once they are blocks of text that the UI gets, we can go to scroll-on-overflow

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by magnate

A quick fix might be just to use a -more- prompt where needed (from #881).

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by takkaria

  • Milestone changed from 3.1.1 beta to 3.1.2 beta
  • Status changed from new to confirmed

Doing a -more- prompt is hard here, so I've gone with the hack in [5b24e2a] (SVN r1543). We can look at doing this cleanly in 3.1.2.

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by magnate

  • Keywords recall added

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by magnate

Also applies to long monster info (e.g. Morgoth) - see

comment:6 Changed 10 years ago by takkaria

  • Owner set to takkaria
  • Status changed from confirmed to assigned

comment:7 Changed 10 years ago by takkaria

  • Status changed from assigned to pending

comment:8 Changed 10 years ago by takkaria

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from pending to closed

fix pushed to master

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