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Old 12-08-2012, 04:30 AM
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Input/Help bar design

Looking for some input and perhaps some help on a good, clean looking HP bar and quick slots.

As shown in the picture, I am trying to combine the hot keys and the health bar.

I like the idea, but I'm not the best in PS5, and I am not 100% please of what I have. I want it PERFECT.

The Health drains from right to left.

On a side not: maybe something like diablo style?
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:35 AM
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Neat idea for the way you did the hp bar. I'm not all for the little skinny section of the hp bar under it though.

I was killing time so I figured I would see what I could come up with. My version uses 16x16 boxes though.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:24 PM
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Neat idea for the way you did the hp bar. I'm not all for the little skinny section of the hp bar under it though.

I was killing time so I figured I would see what I could come up with. My version uses 16x16 boxes though.
I might have to use that! it looks really good. I like the way the red color fades from dark to light. rep ++
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:40 PM
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Go for it lol , only downfall is all ur icons will require zooming or a second icon for 16x16 , plus with that cool down effect someone posted in the scripting section it would look pretty legit.

I didn't put numbers in case you wanted players to be able to assign anything to a hotkey via some options menu or something lol. 1,2,3,z,x,c,7,r,9
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:33 PM
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Go for it lol , only downfall is all ur icons will require zooming or a second icon for 16x16 , plus with that cool down effect someone posted in the scripting section it would look pretty legit.

I didn't put numbers in case you wanted players to be able to assign anything to a hotkey via some options menu or something lol. 1,2,3,z,x,c,7,r,9
Yeah I just scripted the hot key system. The cool down effect is cool. I may throw that in too
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Unless you plan to implement custom hotkeys you may also want to experiment with not giving buttons labels. The hotkey bar is pretty easily associated with keys 1-9(or 0) now without visual guidance so it may be unnecessarily cluttering the aesthetics. Think of games like Minecraft, which just have a hotkey layout and absolutely no labels. If you're worried new players will have problems, perhaps leave it as an option to hide/show labels.

Also for more help it may be useful to provide all the information you can as to what data is going to be shown on the HUD.
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