Launcher idea

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hazelnot
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Launcher idea

Post by hazelnot » 10 Oct 2017, 17:00

Hi, I've been playing OpenMW for a bit and I really like it, it runs faster than vanilla and it's all around a great idea to have an open-source version of an old game that was only made for Windows.

I'm a UI design student, and I thought I'd try my had at designing a new launcher for OpenMW, as the current one is pretty plain and inconsistent. I did however like the fact that the various pages of the launcher are displayed as tabs instead of opening a new window, so while it's based on the Bethesda launchers it keeps this from the OpenMW launcher.

I also sketched a new logo based on the ESO Morrowind one but I've been told that it's too close to the official one for Bethesda's comfort so feel free to ignore that >.>

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raevol
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Re: Launcher idea

Post by raevol » 11 Oct 2017, 09:02

I prefer the smaller tabs of the launcher we have now... no point in wasting that much screen space for a UI element that's not consistent with what people are familiar with.

hazelnot
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Re: Launcher idea

Post by hazelnot » 11 Oct 2017, 12:22

The current launcher is certainly functional, but nothing fits with anything. I've never seen a tab menu like that before, especially one that mixes stock images with logos and system-themed icons, and most pages in the current launcher have a lot of wasted space. Not to mention the scroll texture that just kinda sits there on the Play tab.

I honestly feel like my version only feels like it wastes space because it's just a sketch, so I haven't really thought about scale.

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Re: Launcher idea

Post by Biboran » 13 Oct 2017, 09:10

There already was viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4520 request by me and there was some awesome concept by Thunderforge and for some time in bug tracker wss Feature to make "mcp like menu", but it dessapeared now.

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