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#537425 Comments on BGEE & BG2EE News

Posted by khay on 15 March 2012 - 07:53 PM in Baldur's Gate Series

I'm rather surprised to see the tepid response from a lot of people here. I would've thought the revival of Baldur's Gate by a dedicated team who are upgrading the engine and seem genuinely devoted to the spirit of the game and its mod community would be a cause for celebration.

You should see what the rpgcodex community thought about the Enhanced Edition announcement... Oh wait, you probably shouldn't.



#537410 Comments on BGEE & BG2EE News

Posted by khay on 15 March 2012 - 03:19 PM in Baldur's Gate Series

One idea would be, as soon as they set up a forum or something similar, to add input regarding modding; here's the chance to ask for things that modders have always wished weren't hard-coded, to make their lives easier. No telling if they will actually listen, but it's certainly worth a try! :)

Seeing how modding has kept the Baldur's Gate series alive for the past ~15 years, I'm sure they'll at least consider some of the requests.



#533398 Forum upgrade complete!

Posted by khay on 28 January 2012 - 08:49 PM in Directives from the Director

Out of curiosity, were you guys going to style the pagination at the bottom of the topics (they are bright green currently - which clashes a bit with the rest of the scheme)?

Yep, it will change, even Firkraag disapproves of the current pagination. Wouldn't wanna mess with him, that's for sure!



#533305 Forum upgrade complete!

Posted by khay on 27 January 2012 - 10:24 PM in Directives from the Director

Nice work, the scrolling experience is much smoother with Firefox 9.0.1. Now if I just could convince Firefox that it's a good idea to save my login details in a way that they actually show up in the new sign in form...

And long live the favicon! Is it of a revised design? Inquiring minds need to know!

The login thing is a bit unfortunate for users who don't use password autofilling on keypress, as you can see.

As for the favicon, haven't decided yet—if I can't find the old one, I'll have to make a new one and it may look a bit different from the previous.


Scrolling should be significantly smoother now (shift+F5 or cmd+shift+R to make sure you get the latest version of the stylesheet files). For those who have the Segoe UI font installed (Windows Vista/7/8—XP users can and definitely should get the font due to its widespread usage, the easiest way is probably by installing Windows Live Essentials) should have much more readable text now.

Tons of small tweaks have been made and more changes are incoming, including the glorious restoration of the favicon. :)

Err, actually, to refresh the cache, it's Ctrl + F5 :o
Works great now, thanks !

Right you are, I haven't used Windows in over 5 months, except for gaming.

Also, I did modified the CSS again a bit, to further improve scrolling speeds, might need ctrl+F5/cmd+shift+R to have it properly refresh, try it on the board index page.



#533244 Forum upgrade complete!

Posted by khay on 27 January 2012 - 07:20 AM in Directives from the Director

Scrolling should be significantly smoother now (shift+F5 or cmd+shift+R to make sure you get the latest version of the stylesheet files). For those who have the Segoe UI font installed (Windows Vista/7/8—XP users can and definitely should get the font due to its widespread usage, the easiest way is probably by installing Windows Live Essentials) should have much more readable text now.

Tons of small tweaks have been made and more changes are incoming, including the glorious restoration of the favicon. :)



#533009 Forum upgrade complete!

Posted by khay on 25 January 2012 - 06:24 AM in Directives from the Director

Thanks for the feedback and praise, guys, gals and inbetweeners! In the near future, I will be adding options for everyone to toggle on/off the features that are giving performance hits, such as the background, transparencies and some shadows, as well as the default font—this way you can finetune the features until you reach smooth scrolling and decent looking fonts on the vast majority of systems; all this at the expense of some visual candy, you know how it is.



#532970 Forum upgrade complete!

Posted by khay on 24 January 2012 - 10:31 PM in Directives from the Director



The bolded letters look really off. Especially 'e'.

Could you please post a screenshot and tell me what browser (and which version) you are using? I think it's related to the font smoothing of your browser.

I have the same "problem". You can see it on a screenshot posted by Sam on the first page. The small "e" doesn't have it's hole. I don't think it's related to browser, cause for me it looks the same in Opera, chrome and ie.

Alright, I think I figured out what the problem is. You're both using Windows XP, right? Seems that XP's abysmal font rendering is the issue. What I can do is reverting to Arial or something similar for XP users and see if that fixes it, I'll post here once I make it happen.



#532940 Forum upgrade complete!

Posted by khay on 24 January 2012 - 03:25 PM in Directives from the Director

Scrolling in Chrome should be a lot better now and the background image is still there, so there's that.



#532936 Forum upgrade complete!

Posted by khay on 24 January 2012 - 03:03 PM in Directives from the Director

Thanks everyone! Things are still work in progress with plenty of things left to tweak and I'll do my best to find the sweet spot to make most people have an enjoyable experience across the forums. In the meantime, keep coming with suggestions and bug reports, the forum sexifying process shall be continued!

It looks really nice, but one thins... previously there were those gray/green dots thanks to which we knew that there is a new post in particular subforum... it's off now? I've got to check my mods forum instead of taking a glance at main forum page?

I'm not sure if it's a good idea to make forums without new replies gray while the background is white. It's somehow hard to read.

I will look into this!

The bolded letters look really off. Especially 'e'.

Could you please post a screenshot and tell me what browser (and which version) you are using? I think it's related to the font smoothing of your browser.

Overall, I like the new look.  Congradulations and thanks for all the hard work!
I have noticed a few small issues which I will point out in case they warrant addressing.
Some of the smiles work :) while some do not :cheers: .  I have emotions enabled.

Is it possible to make the posting/post editing dialogue work the way it used to?  I mean non-html editor where it displays the BBCode, but leaves the buttons enabled?

I will look into this, some of the smilies might be deprecated (or we just used an extra smilies pack with the old version that we haven't installed yet).

Is it possible to make the posting/post editing dialogue work the way it used to?  I mean non-html editor where it displays the BBCode, but leaves the buttons enabled?

We'll see if we can find such an option. :)

also, is it just me, or does the site really drag in Chrome?


also, is it just me, or does the site really drag in Chrome?

Nope.  Lags extremely bad for me as well.  But then, since when was Chrome ever the epitome of efficiency. ;)

Methinks it has something to do with the layering, it seems to think that's a priority above all other things, though ten bucks says I'm wrong.  Oddly, it doesn't suck up extra system resources to load SHS though.

You are right indeed, Firefox, Opera and IE seem to be fine, but Chrome lags because of the background image CSS stretching (you can find the same issue on the Bethesda Forums, for example, with the Skyrim nord-dude in the background). I'll try to find a way to both keep the background image and make it smooth in Chrome, it annoys me immensely as well.