Add little tips for settings options.

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Add little tips for settings options.

Postby Jarvis Grandwater » Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:26 am

Make it easier to use by providing simple but not too simple explanations for each option, such as Display Options>OpenGL>Tonemapping to say "Simulates your eyes adjusting to bright lights, such as outside." or Mouse Options>Free Mouselook to say "Enable ability to look up and down." etc, etc. Just add little tips, maybe add a search thingy too. Thanks!
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Re: Add little tips for settings options.

Postby Graf Zahl » Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:18 pm

The idea is good, but... who is to write all that text - in multiple languages...?
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Re: Add little tips for settings options.

Postby Nash » Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:29 pm



I wrote a homebrew tooltip solution for all of my released mods (Tilt++, WeaponSway, Nash's Gore Mod: Vengeance Edition and SpriteShadow). And now with the newer font, there's even more space to allow tooltips to exist on the screen... actually it's very trivial to add a tooltip parameter to the widgets, that's not the real problem here... as Graf said, it's actually writing the tooltips for the gazillions of options - for all supported languages! - is going to be quite a huge feat... :mrgreen:
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Re: Add little tips for settings options.

Postby wildweasel » Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:04 pm

Idea: make the tool tip optional. If one isn't defined, simply display nothing. Because, honestly, not every option needs a tip - I should think it's pretty obvious, for example, what "Player Name" is for!
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Re: Add little tips for settings options.

Postby Nash » Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:12 pm

wildweasel wrote:Idea: make the tool tip optional. If one isn't defined, simply display nothing. Because, honestly, not every option needs a tip - I should think it's pretty obvious, for example, what "Player Name" is for!


That's already how my homebrew widget works; the tooltip parameter is optional and won't draw anything if there's none defined. :)
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Re: Add little tips for settings options.

Postby Rachael » Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:17 pm

wildweasel wrote:I should think it's pretty obvious, for example, what "Player Name" is for!

While we're on the subject... what DOES it do?

:mrgreen:

Spoiler:
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Re: Add little tips for settings options.

Postby Kostov » Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:58 am

Graf Zahl wrote:The idea is good, but... who is to write all that text - in multiple languages...?

We could copy these settings’ descriptions from the ZDoom wiki for all settings that are written down there. After that, I don’t think it’ll be that hard to write new descriptions, and it’ll definitely help translators understand what they’re translating. :D
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Re: Add little tips for settings options.

Postby Tapwave » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:06 pm

Undead wrote:
Graf Zahl wrote:The idea is good, but... who is to write all that text - in multiple languages...?

We could copy these settings’ descriptions from the ZDoom wiki for all settings that are written down there. After that, I don’t think it’ll be that hard to write new descriptions, and it’ll definitely help translators understand what they’re translating. :D

And I've been pushing for that option myself after seeing the tooltips in Russian Overkill, there are a LOT Of options that could use some extra info, especially compatibility!
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