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Devs can u make it possible to colour ID in classic client

Discussion in 'UHall' started by THP, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. THP

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    seems to be an enhanced client only feautre....can we get something on classic for the olde school gamers plz
     
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    yeah that be great
     
  3. Lord Taliesin

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    Is the hue checker part of Pincos or the EC itself?
     
  4. DJAd

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    Yes it's built into the standard EC now.
     
  5. THP

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    pretty sure they could build it into nthe classic tooo...for us old timers
     
  6. petemage

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    Not sure if you really want the Devs to tamper with the CC. They will add it, two things will break, one thing will be fixed after a week and one broken thing stays forever. Just look where the bug rate went for the EC after they "improved" it.
     
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    Yikes... that could happen. Just speaking for myself, I've never missed not being able to distinguish between dozens of marginally different shades anyway.
     
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    Agreed..don't do anything to the CC..just ask a friend who runs the EC to check hues for you...I still need to do that for a few of my older holiday boxes...*hint hint nudge nudge* :)

    But yeah....it's like once a year we need the hue checker unless you're really into finding out the hue numbers for every item you own :)

    WTB friends who use the EC :danceb:
     
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    I'd love to see dyes have a spot to add a color hex number to when selecting the color of the tub. Sure they would have to create a list of not approved hexs to keep some of the rare colors special but being able to recreate a color any time you wanted would be awesome...imo...la
     
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    The whole of UO is a little broken and exploited in every fashion.....i would like to see this colour ID in classic ....
     
  11. Flagg

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    It'd be awesome if this game had one good client.
     
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    How do I get hue ID's in just the EC without Pinco's?
     
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    I don't care to go there. We've seen the results of that discussion too many times. :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm a diehard CC user and would love to be able to ID the hues using the Classic Client. It would be a bonus if we could get a hue number on the dye tubs too!
     
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    or perhaps they just should add CC models to EC (as option like the legacy paperdoll) so everyone can use EC and forget about CC :p
     
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    Click on the "actions" menu and then the "other" sub-menu. The HUE ID tool is in there. Drag it to a hotbar and away you go.
     
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    Thank you :)
     
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    Even if you would prefer to play the CC can't you just log on with the EC to check the colors? I have both loaded on my machine but never use the CC as I prefer the EC.
     
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    It would take alot, many items such as rares / deco / house design also look very different (usually kinda bad :/ )

    If they could find a way to make the Classic graphics appear in the EC client as crisp as they should look i would play EC exclusively. (right now even legacy options appear watered down with blurry edges)

    Ive said before, EC has been around for a number of years now, and was never great. Its about time they replace EC and CC with one client that looks like CC while having the modern interface / features of EC.
     
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    With the current team it will takes like 80-100 years to make a new client. If we count the amount of money required, the cost will be higher than annual income of the game...

    unless they want to make something like this:


    but in that case they have to start over with also a new server in a project like UO2....
     
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    This! I love everything the EC/Pinco's has to offer. Except that darn watered down, blurry look. I'm fine until I start moving around. Then after about 4-5 mins I swear I get dizzy trying to watch my screen in that mess. :(
     
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    It brings out the trolls. ;)

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    It's not in the client itself, but you can use a graphics program like Gimp to identify colours on your screen. I posted about how to do it a while ago - linky here.

    Wenchy
     
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    Honestly, I love the EC interface. I would love to play it but I can't stand the art. The idea of having to look at the game window of the EC makes not want to login. I have been saying for a while now that if I could get the EC interface with the CC art I would be an extremely happy gamer. Until then I will continue to play the CC and lament all that I am missing because I can't stand to look at the EC game window.
     
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    Same here. I hope that the CC does not go away since that would be the day that I cancel my account.
     
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    Might want to start looking at other games. It doesn't seem that Broadsword is planning on any love for CC besides its continued functionality for now. At some point it will hinder the progression of the EC or newer client developed.
     
  27. LowdownandShifty

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    Perhaps an item that tells you the hue, sort of like a sextant does for your location. Double-clicking would bring up a targeting cursor which you could use on any item. Because it's an item, it would be available in both CC and EC, perhaps it could be purchased at a tailor for a reasonable amount of gp.
     
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    Actions menu under "Other" I believe.
     
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    Have you tried running full screen mode? Mine is fuzzy in windowed mode but is clear as a bell and does not have any of that motion sickness stuff in the full screen mode. I do dislike the part of having to back clear out to get to stuff on the bottom windows bar though.
     
  30. THP

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    so devs can we have to added to classic please...keep the old timers happy
     
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    or this would work well
     
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    Eh, I'm sure round #1322122 on CC vs EC would turn into same old ugly thing it always does...
    ...But I'm surprised if we manage to disagree even on this. Seriously, if we get all boring and objective could you ever call neither of the clients " good" according to any modern standards at all?
     
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    so devs why cant this happen ..in classic...either built in or a simple tool?? do the devs still read these boards...been very quiet of late??
     
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    I am sure that I am not the only player that feel this way towards the CC, and what do you think will happen when other players start getting seizures for playing the poorly designed EC?? So add this to the termination of the CC.... My guess is that everyone else would be looking for a new game to play as well.....
     
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    there's "ways" to get the color if you're in 2d - hehe
     
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    nope using a eye dropper on a multicoloured pixel box u could have 6 differnt colours in a couple millimeter squared...

    no we need a fix for classic surely it cant be hard
     
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    @Kyronix, any thoughts on implementing a hue-id-getter in this way?
     
  38. THP

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    yes please make it haqppen
     
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    Next publish plz devs ..this cant be hard to code..for CC
     
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    Next publish plz devs ..this cant be hard to code..for CC
     
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    This game in video fails compared to UO. In UO I'm pretty sure you could jump in the pond and kill the flamingos.

    At what point with all the "we want also" does CC become EC2?
     
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    yes please devs..make it happen
     
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    It would be awesome...now I have to maintain EC for the sole purpose of IDing hues...
     
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    i had to download huge patches lolz its been that long since i tried the EC.... really would be a bonus if it was built in CC or a simple tool bought form a npc could be used
     
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    dont think this got mention in the lake austin meet and greet...simply overlooked or not possible???
     
  46. Smoot

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    pretty sure not many people care about it. This would probably be the last on the list from EC features that i would like to see in classic. and im not expecting a single one of them.
     
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    but im pretty sure it would be easy ..very easy to code a simple tool u could buy form a npc to do this in CC... i hate having to hurt my eyes logging to the EC just to colour code when needed...apart form that i normally have huge patches form the last time i logged in the eye watering client
     
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    I would love a tool as well, however with the skeleton crew, and seeing how any small change seems to take a very long time / cause bugs, i just dont see it happening. Since we do have the EC, if im really concerned with what color id something is i just log in EC for a little. Which for me is a huge improvement, before the newer EC UI only way to get color id was pincos thing. Its nice to have it in the regular EC client. If UO had more than 4 people on the team, yes little updates like this would be very nice.
     
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    Make a personal .exe for yourself since it's so easy to code :)

    You're literally asking them to implement something 10-15 holiday box traders want and need..

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    Lets be realistic here chaps. It aint gonna happen.

    At the moment there are currently two options:

    1. Stick all the items you want to get the ID numbers for into a bag. Lock the bag down and have someone come along and ID them for you.

    2. Install the EC. Stick all the items you want to get the ID numbers for into a bag. Use the HUE ID tool to get the numbers yourself.

    It will be A LOT faster than keep asking in a thread which will probably never even get a response from a dev. A sad state of affairs I know.