ULTIMA8: New Journal Interface creates a few issues
|Reported by:||bliznik||Owned by:|
|Version:||Keywords:||new game journal options|
|Cc:||Game:||Ultima VIII: Pagan|
This is for the latest development build, compiled 1/28/2021
In Ultima VIII: Pagan, the journal interface has now changed.
While an improvement, this introduces a few issues:
(1) Because Reading and Writing to the Journal now brings up the F5 and F7 Save/Restore game menus, we can no longer create a new Savegame. In the original version of Pagan, the first Savegame always defaulted to "The Beginning." This allowed a player to start a new game by "Reading" the first savegame. Now, with the new UI, we can no longer read that first default savegame, which means there is now no way to start a new game without deleting all previous savegames
(2) The F5 and F7 savegame menus look nice in the default resolution (320 x 240), but look extremely tiny with any other resolution (I know some players prefer 640 x 480). Maybe this can be scaled with an increased resolution?
(3) The Options now brings up the ScummVM Edit Game Volume and Keymaps menus. While it's nice to have this in the game, this now prevents us from accessing other volume features that were in the original Journal, like turning on and off Avatar Steps and turning on and off Animations.
(4) Regarding default Keymaps, maybe the default "Show Touching Items" key should be changed to be different from "h," as this key now brings up the ScummVM debug help menu instead of showing me what the "Touching Items" are.