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A glance to a starship statistics card


By Epsilon command - Posted on 15 November 2010

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Ship statistics card

Hello again,

the development continues busy and while there is many things I'd like to tell you about, I'd like test them some more before going public with many game features I'm really excited about!

For now, I'll show you current version of a stats card for a starship. There's two things you should note about this.

1) This sample is a development version, although it's getting close to the final version - it might well see some changes.

2) This doesn't work with Internet Explorer - in fact, it looks pretty horrible with it. It's been tested on Firefox 3, and seems to work in chrome too, although it might need a toolkit to work.

You can see the unit here: http://e2ogame.net/units/starships/battle-carrier

So, what's special with this? Well, the idea is to make ship/fighter creators available to anyone - well, at least anyone using the right browser. And this will be high quality, as the unit creator will be used for making the official units with it too. This is one thing that has been delaying the release, as the creator tool has been developed simultaneously with the game.

Optimizing the card template has been taking a huge amount of time, and it won't probably have IE-version later either; Firefox is available for anyone, so I don't see that as a problem.

Printing will be easy, you'll have a view where you can search and filter available units, and then get a view showing 9 cards per page; Reducing size to 40% makes them exactly right size. The only thing in addition to reducing the size will be turning the background printing on; You will see these instructions in the printing view.

More previews next week!