ID:100624
 
Applies to:Dream Seeker
Status: Open

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Could the splash screen display download speed?
Also, why does it seem to download multiple resource packs for most games o.O I'm sure they all only have one, I know mine do.
Also why is it displayed in bytes? Is it just because most BYOND projects are assumed to be rather small? Most games are in the MB range, and bytes is just an odd/rare unit.
Memory can be more accurately displayed in bytes, since it's a smaller unit. For instance: 9.29 MB vs. 9,748,409 bytes. But I bias my preference in that I simply like accuracy.
It is more accurate, but that's about the only advantage. Its difficult to convert to anything relevant in your head. I'd say kb is the best/most common for just about everything.
It could automatically determine the appropriate unit to display based on total size, though that would be somewhat odd and inconsistent.
It also doesn't display commas if I recall.
You can approximate a conversion by stating that 1024 ~= 1000. By this you can shift the decimal point to the left three digits to yield an approximate value for KB, and three more for MB. But it might be nice if it were to display in parenthesis how many KB the resources take up if below 1MB, else display in MB.
I don't see why it would be necessary to display the download speed.
Because I seem to be downloading 10x slower from my server than I should be. And there's no reason NOT to have it
Falacy wrote:
Because I seem to be downloading 10x slower from my server than I should be. And there's no reason NOT to have it

Seems like a fluff feature that could wait to be added in when there are other things BYOND could be working on.

I don't think it's that big of a deal. I find most of the downloads that go through DreamSeeker actually download slower then they should.
Falacy wrote:
Because I seem to be downloading 10x slower from my server than I should be. And there's no reason NOT to have it

Why aren't we just able to have a customizable screen before entering a Byond game while downloading it? Or at least a different image where the Byond Symbol is. It'd actually be neat if these were made semi-transparent IMO.
Orange:
That's been brought up before (possibly even by me o.O). And I can't really see how it would be too difficult to set up. But they claim its not feasible.

Ham:
The 10 seconds that it would take them to add it shouldn't really be a problem. And considering the way you responded to that request of yours for transparency editing, your responses here are idiotic.
I think it's this sort of "fluff" that BYOND really needs.
Small, relatively easy-to-implement features like this would really make BYOND seem more polished.
Ham Doctor wrote:
I don't see why it would be necessary to display the download speed.

I don't see why it would be necessary to redo something that's already functional either. This would actually be rather nice so you can try to gauge how long you'll be downloading resources for a game, or even just to see something other than a percentage floating on the splash screen.
Falacy wrote:
Orange:
That's been brought up before (possibly even by me o.O). And I can't really see how it would be too difficult to set up. But they claim its not feasible.
I don't get how it isn't feasible. Can't you at least have something set up where it displays an image html-wise from the internet on the pane?

i agree with the whole "customizing the download screen" thing. I mean...whats stopping it from happening besides it being a "fluff" feature that could actually be good. i mean the download screen makes BYOND games and BYOND look less polish than it actually is(You'd be surprised at how much effect graphics and all visual content had on a person's choice, in this case the choice is wether or not they should try BYOND).
BUMP?
Would be nice to show download speed & show up in different units, actually ANY kind of choice at the least even if not changed to show different units automatically would be better than nothing.

For example, internet explorer usually shows Mb/s or Kb/s for me & really I would have liked mb/s (megabits instead of megabytes) seeing as how megabits is what the internet speed is rated in so you could see how much of the internet connection your utilizing instead of doing the math yourself, although this conversion is a relatively easy ones most of the units talked of here to convert from/to aren't nearly as easy at a glance.