When you take a look back, the devs of BYOND have really really evolved.
Back in the day...Everyone used panels. The games that were considered, 'AWESOME' used panels. I think Panels are extinct now and make games look unprofessional. I also like a game with no BYONDED out things and lots of Heads Up Items.
Because I got so frustrated that not many of the 'BEST' 'OLD' programmers use HUDs I'm going to make an HUD library where all you have to do is::
icon = 'buttonico.dmi'
icon_state = "up"
icon_state = "down"
//Enter various response-verb code here
Is that easy or what??
No more typing out 4 lines of code just to make an HUD system. Anyway...another feature to add is meters.
They will be a seperate node under HUD. They will have built in update procs and such. Tell me if you want me to release this library, 'cuz i no i cud'. I know several features, and I know it would stop making HUD systems in larger projects.
Aug 13 2003, 6:40 pm