Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Another check off the list...

OK. I'm done with streamlining WM. It didn't do as much good as I had hoped. It only reduced the file size to 630K. The goal was at or below 512, but to do that I'd have to take out the Ms. Cloud graphic and the materia link graphics. Not worth it IMO. The Materia Links could be replaced by using "O", "=O", "O=", "ʘ", "=ʘ", and "ʘ=". It's hard to even consider that after having the actual materia link graphics from the game. I even used the actual images for materia in WM too so that's out.

I have decided that I'm going to add a few new features even though I thought I was done with feature additions to WM.
First of all, and least interesting, it annoys me that you have to click on a character's initial materia to find out what it is. I'm going to make it to where you just have to hover the cursor over it and the name will show up. I'm considering showing level and AP in that bubble too, but that might not be useful.
Secondly, and MUCH more interesting, I'm going to add a "Add All" button to the initial items and initial materia lists. Cool idea, huh? ;) Of course, we can't have those buttons with out "Maximize Stock" and "Master All" features too, can we? :D
I'm down to one line to be changed in WM before I add these features, but I'm still trying to work out what that line should be.

PrC won't be bereft of updates, but it's much more boring than either of those so let's not get your hopes up. The only thing I can think to do is programmatically more complicated, but you might not even notice the difference.

Keep watching this blog. Updates are coming soon!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

*Grunt* Two more to go....

I'm slowly making progress on stream-lining WM into something lighter weight and I have two more modifications to make. Hopefully, this will fix a few issues and be undetectable to the end users.

After I get this mess de-tangled I'll look into doing the same to a few PrC issues. I'm not happy about the animation/formation window's loading time. I think I can reduce that time, but I can't make any promises.