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Topic Subject:Do you like how in AOK there were outlineswhen a unit was behind suttin or AOM how its a outline filled in?
Bronze_Giant 7
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posted 21 January 2002 07:55 PM EDT (US)         
I remember how in AOK i was being crushed then i have 1 cavilear left so i hide behind a tree until the person left he could never find me cause of the outline and he had a villager right in front o me and he still NEVER found me so yes i like how AOM is filled in. tell me which you like better.

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IV1066
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posted 21 January 2002 08:02 PM EDT (US)     1 / 18       
I like having a solid color and not an outline, I just think white is the wrong color. It should be the player color, that way you know who the soldier belongs too, and it won't blend in with snow.
InsaneCow
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posted 21 January 2002 08:02 PM EDT (US)     2 / 18       
Well, if you have a bunch of units behind a building, I think it will be harder to see which one is which with the outline filled in, so I vote for the outline that is not filled in. But I have not played AOM with it filled in, so I don't know if it really makes a big difference or not.

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posted 21 January 2002 08:03 PM EDT (US)     3 / 18       
Why didn't he find you? That's a little silly. I think that particular person was just a little unobservant or something. If he had a villager right next to you your cavalier would have shown up on the mini-map as a colored dot. (Also why didn't he run spies?!?)

It didn't take long to figure out the outlines either. They didn't show up much and when they did I could always tell exactly what kind of the unit they were because the unit shapes themselves were so distinctive.

That being said, I really don't care whether it's outlined or filled in, just as long as it's not totally hidden.


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posted 21 January 2002 08:03 PM EDT (US)     4 / 18       
it could be the player color. That was a gaia unit there.

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posted 21 January 2002 08:31 PM EDT (US)     5 / 18       
Solid outline is ok with players' units, but I don't like it for gaia units, because it takes away the beauty of the trees when too many gaia units stand behind them. Imagine a giant Giraffe standing next to a small oak tree .

players units = solid outline
gaia units = hollow outline

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[This message has been edited by Alexandergreat3 (edited 01-21-2002 @ 08:32 PM).]

GNon
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posted 21 January 2002 08:46 PM EDT (US)     6 / 18       
like Alexander Great3's idea...

I think we've seen the outline on one of the E3 movies, i remeber somethin having a red outline

Note: It's the second E3 movie that shows villies glowing red behind the fallen tree


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Bronze_Giant 7
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posted 21 January 2002 09:02 PM EDT (US)     7 / 18       
Hmmm... it's another lecture that is really short... giaia: white behind trees
red soldier: Red behind trees
green soldier: Green behind trees
blue soldier: Blue behind trees
its also filled in not a line ok!!!

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vladimir87
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posted 21 January 2002 09:05 PM EDT (US)     8 / 18       
Hey everyone,

Well, just thought I would mention, in a dm, you can't get spies. In regicide, well in regicide it wouldn't matter. I would not like solid color, it would be confusing and would blend with everything. Alsoif it were solid think, it would be like erasing the landscape or building in front right?

Am I the only one visualizing this? The farthest back trees would just be a white abstract blob! Definately go with just the outline, preferably of whoever's unit it is.

There ya go,

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SoR_Anarchy
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posted 21 January 2002 10:47 PM EDT (US)     9 / 18       
I think the solid outline is Solid.

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GNon
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posted 22 January 2002 00:03 AM EDT (US)     10 / 18       
vladimir: it's not erasing just filling in with your color

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posted 22 January 2002 00:07 AM EDT (US)     11 / 18       
IMO, having a solid outline makes it easier to identify where "hidden" units are

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Last_Knight
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posted 22 January 2002 00:21 AM EDT (US)     12 / 18       
I dunno if it's technically possible using those AoK lines with the 3D engine.

However, both ways are better than nothing, and better than EE's idea (making the whole building transparent when a unit walks behind it).

Did you notice that when a small part of the animal was hidden the white "outline" wasn't shown, and only when most of the animal was hidden the lines were shown?



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pomliam
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posted 22 January 2002 00:48 AM EDT (US)     13 / 18       
I agree with IV1066, solid outline but the player coulor and maybe white for gaia units such as animals.
vladimir87
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posted 22 January 2002 07:50 AM EDT (US)     14 / 18       
I realise that Gnon, but the points the same, I don't want the base of my castle to look like a big white blob of taloses :P

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Ava BanAna
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posted 22 January 2002 08:13 AM EDT (US)     15 / 18       
IMO having solid outlines behind items really takes from the "realism" of the experience. Whie ones would really spoil it.

Shadow outlines are fine for me.


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posted 22 January 2002 08:48 AM EDT (US)     16 / 18       
Outlines, doesn't matter if in player colour or not, but outlines, look at the newest shot, tha full white antilope looks silly!

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posted 22 January 2002 09:13 AM EDT (US)     17 / 18       
I think that a solid outline is better. Even though it takes up more space, a solid outline will be easier to distinguish things that are overlapping each other.

Like just the other day, in an AoK game, I had a stone mine walled off in a square, with a castle and a tower to protect the miners from archers. The tower was behind the castle, so the tower was all a big ol' line behind the castle, and I couldnt even click on the darn thing, so when the expected army of archers waltzed over and started shooting the miners, I tried to put a couple in the tower to give it extra firepower (the castles was already maxed out), but I couldnt seem to select the tower, and I just had to stick em in the castle.

So, with a solid outline, (with some extra programming on ES' part) I hopefully will be able to select things when they are overlapped by something else.

LongSiege
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posted 22 January 2002 07:16 PM EDT (US)     18 / 18       
maybe there will be an optionin whic you can change between an outline and a solid figure...?

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