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Subject: [Freeciv] Re: Odp: Re: question: CivII like tileset for FreeCiv
From: "Bobby D. Bryant" <bdbryant@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 13:58:06 -0600

On 2002.04.12 13:42:14 -0600 Mark Metson wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Apr 2002, Cronos wrote:
> > Yes, it is a great idea. But how those 'symbols' should look like?
> Often, units would have stats such as their attack, defense and move
> in
> standard corner positions on them if using square 'counters' for the
> pieces/units. Might want firepower in the other corner?

IMO we should avoid "hard-coding" any numbers on the tiles, because 
they would be wrong if anyone decided to tweak their rulesets.  I think 
just enough so you could look at it and say "this is a legion", "this 
is an ironclad" would be optimal -- especially if we want to make 
things easy for the visually impaired.

OTOH, if someone came out with a base set of symbolic tiles, it would 
be easy enough to do mod tiles with the numbers right on the tile.

Also -- Marco, ask your friend whether he needs special tiles for 
terrain, cities, etc.  If someone decides to do this, they may as well 
do a thorough job of it.  (And along with the accessibility options in 
GTK 2.0, this could make Freeciv a popular game for the visually 
impaired.  Maybe the only strategy game with such support?)

Bobby Bryant
Austin, Texas

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