* More New Map/Unit Display Properties
@ 2004-12-28 2:03 Eric McDonald
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From: Eric McDonald @ 2004-12-28 2:03 UTC (permalink / raw)
To: xconq-developers, xconq-hackers, xconq7
Hello Xconq Game Designers,
The Tcl/Tk interface now honors the 'unit-gbox-border-color' and
'unit-gbox-fill-color' globals that I mentioned in the previous message.
(set unit-gbox-border-color "red")
There are two new unit-type properties now available, and only the
SDL interface presently honors them. These are:
'construction-border-color' and 'construction-fill-color'. You can set
these on a type by type basis. The border color is the color of a box
surrounding an unit under construction. The fill color is the color
_behind_ the unit under construction.
I have gotten alpha blending to work in the SDL interface, and it
uses alpha blending regarding the fill color. As construction on an unit
progresses, more and more of the terrain or transport grouping box
behind the unit under construction starts to "show through" the fill
color. By the time an unit is almost complete, the fill color is very
faint. (The border does not fade at all. It disappears once the unit is
#| other junk |#
(If anyone is planning on hacking on the SDL interface besides
myself, the function I created to alpha blend a fill rect into a surface
I think that after I squash a bug regarding selection rectangles of
units that have oversized icons (44x44, for example), I will create a
new file release.
P.S. I posted a new screenshot showing SDL interface progress in the
screenshots section of the Sourceforge Web site.
Note that the most recent SDL interface screenshot shows the
construction boxes. They all appear to be the same color (brown fill
with SandyBrown border) because the screenshot was taken before I had
alpha blending in place.
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