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IDProjectCategoryLast Update
0019736AI War 2[All Projects] GUIJul 8, 2018 5:54 pm
ReporterDevoutHaruhiistAssigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version0.748 Macrophage Teeth 
Fixed in Version 
Summary0019736: Hard to Read Turret types
DescriptionSorry if this is covered somewhere else or if it is some setting I have messed up but I am having some trouble reading the two letter abbreviations for the turret types. Not sure if the color should be contrasted more or something from the color of the turret itself. See screenshot.
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Jul 8, 2018 4:34 pm


hard to read turrets.png (43,639 bytes)
hard to read turrets.png (43,639 bytes)


Jul 8, 2018 4:44 pm

manager   ~0047785

Yeah, I agree that it's not at all easy to see at a glance. Adding colour would be worth trying


Jul 8, 2018 5:20 pm

reporter   ~0047786

I think this is actually the first time I've noticed the small letters next to the turrets.


Jul 8, 2018 5:54 pm

reporter   ~0047787

Would these not get separate icons, along with AI Guard-posts like Classic, or just abbreviations alone?

If just abbreviations, I'm not a programmer...but would it be possible to colour it separately, using the opposite of the players colour, on those colour wheel things? It'd give a strong contrast each if player is Blue the abbreviation is Orange? I guess you could use the secondary colour but what if it's very similar to the chosen primary?

Or maybe simpler to just make the turret part smaller, separate the abbreviation and keep it one colour, i.e white as a contrast to the GUI background? Then it can never blend in yet always stands out and is readable.

Just some spontaneous thoughts on it.

Got a terribly done Paint turret mock up here of that second idea.

Issue History

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Jul 8, 2018 4:34 pm DevoutHaruhiist New Issue
Jul 8, 2018 4:34 pm DevoutHaruhiist File Added: hard to read turrets.png
Jul 8, 2018 4:44 pm BadgerBadger Note Added: 0047785
Jul 8, 2018 5:20 pm Ovalcircle Note Added: 0047786
Jul 8, 2018 5:54 pm RocketAssistedPuffin File Added: Horrible Paint Turret.png
Jul 8, 2018 5:54 pm RocketAssistedPuffin Note Added: 0047787