Opened 17 years ago

Closed 16 years ago

Last modified 13 months ago

#472 closed defect (fixed)

GUI: Too long text is cut off

Reported by: SF/trinity78 Owned by: fingolfin
Priority: normal Component: GUI
Keywords: Cc:
Game:

Description

Ok latest cvs build on Win2k adv. server.

Screenshots attached.

1.)
If you use a scaler like super2xasi an ugly trail of white
dots appears when the newgui is active. this does not
happen with the default scaler.

2.)
In the german version of Indy4 the gui headline
string "Indiana Jones und das Schicksal von Atlantis" is
too long and displayed incorrectly. You either need to
change the spacing of the letters, use a smaller font or
cut the string.

3.) (I know its not supported yet, but i list it anyway)
In the german verion of Indy3 256 the whole newgui is in
english instead of german and the string "save"
or "speichern" is missing.

Ticket imported from: #612797. Ticket imported from: bugs/472.

Attachments (3)

newgui.png (23.5 KB ) - added by SF/trinity78 17 years ago.
Indy4 screenie, shows problems 1 (dots) and 2 (too long string)
newgui2.png (35.0 KB ) - added by SF/trinity78 17 years ago.
Indy3 screenie, shows problem 3 (english text and word missing)
monkey2.PNG (18.5 KB ) - added by SF/trinity78 17 years ago.
monkey2 newgui shot

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Change History (22)

by SF/trinity78, 17 years ago

Attachment: newgui.png added

Indy4 screenie, shows problems 1 (dots) and 2 (too long string)

by SF/trinity78, 17 years ago

Attachment: newgui2.png added

Indy3 screenie, shows problem 3 (english text and word missing)

comment:1 by fingolfin, 17 years ago

1) should be fixed in CVS now

2) I see the problem, but am not sure how to handle it best. Hm

3) This also occurs in the english version, and also with the old GUI.

by SF/trinity78, 17 years ago

Attachment: monkey2.PNG added

monkey2 newgui shot

comment:2 by SF/trinity78, 17 years ago

i've added a screenshot of monkey island 2 german version,
which shows some unnessecary information in the headline,
which causes the headline to be too long.

comment:3 by SF/ender, 17 years ago

Any updates on these, fingolfin?

comment:4 by SF/ender, 17 years ago

Owner: set to fingolfin

comment:5 by SF/martingu, 17 years ago

Since Sep30 Snapshot Win32 I'm unable to enter a
description for the savegame and therefore I'm unable to save
games. This occured with monkeyvga, monkey2, atlantis,
indy3, samnmax, tentacle, zak256

to save a game I do everything as I did in the last versions:
1) Press F5
2) click on an entry
3) click save
4) enter description
5) press enter

unable to add a savegame :-)

stupid question: can I create screenshots from within
scummvm (Windows version) or do I have to use an "external"
method? didn't find this information in the readme.txt

comment:6 by SF/martingu, 17 years ago

addition to my last post:

the games listed are just the games I own. It seems quite
obvious that it happens with every game...

comment:7 by SF/martingu, 17 years ago

I've just noticed that it's possible to save a game if there's
already a description (from a previous scummvm version). but
no possibility to enter a new description or change an
existing one.

comment:8 by (none), 17 years ago

Logged In: NO

this bug was fixed early today, get the latest cvs-version and
compile it or wait until tomorrow to download the precompiled
build.

plz stop spamming my email box. thx :)

trin

comment:9 by SF/ender, 17 years ago

Fingolfin, are these fixed?

Also can we change the default behavior away from hitting enter to edit an
entry for save/load... apparantly this confuses a LOT of people :p

My opinion:

Have the box empty until 'save' or 'load' is clicked on
Give the button widgets some way to indicate they are selected, eg 'push'
buttons.
Depending on whether 'save' or 'load' is the active mode, set box editable
just by clicking.

Make sense?

comment:10 by fingolfin, 17 years ago

Ender, it should take you only a couple of seconds to verify point 3 is
still there, and if you have the german Indy4, another couple to see that
it is obviously there, too.

As I stated in previous comments, I don't know how to "fix" those.
Essentially, "fix" is the wrong word, as for issue (2) this is not as much
a bug as more a design decision: do we want to cut off overlong text, or
squeeze it, or use a different font or what?

Issue 3 is probably an issue with the string table of Indy 3, but I don't
see why I should personally be responsible for it, given that it's
generated by code that I haven't written - I can probably fix it, so can
anybody else.

Finally, if you have suggestion on the user interface, why not put them
into a feature request instead of a comment on a some bug?

comment:11 by fingolfin, 17 years ago

Owner: fingolfin removed

comment:12 by SF/saqjohnson, 17 years ago

About the headline being too long, how about having the
headline scrolling right to left, ala Winamp?

That way you can keep the text the same size and not have
to change the font or cut anything off.

comment:13 by fingolfin, 17 years ago

Summary: NEWGUI: Problems & IssuesGUI: Problems & Issues

comment:14 by eriktorbjorn, 17 years ago

The third issue has been fixed for the English version,
which probably means that at least the save button won't be
empty for the german version. I can't verify this though,
since all I have is the English version.

comment:15 by fingolfin, 17 years ago

Summary: GUI: Problems & IssuesGUI: Too long text is cut off

comment:16 by fingolfin, 17 years ago

Yup, in Indy 3 the F5 dialog is now all english and nothing is missing in it.

This leaves issue 2 alone...

comment:17 by fingolfin, 16 years ago

That part of the GUI isn't there anymore. And I also implemented
code that makes long text not being cut off (rather it replaces
parts of the overlong text by an ellipsis, "...").

comment:18 by fingolfin, 16 years ago

Owner: set to fingolfin
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

comment:19 by digitall, 13 months ago

Component: --Unset--GUI
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