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Wouldnt it be really nice if.......

Discussion in 'UO Homes and Castles' started by Sharantyr, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Sharantyr

    Sharantyr Guest

    Wouldn't it be really nice if the interior decorators tool had a left and right option to go with its up, down and turn?

    Come on Devs, Wakey wakey. Lets get on this one eh?
  2. Lady_Calina

    Lady_Calina Lore Keeper
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    Oct 21, 2008
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    It would be very nice, but I think because this is a tile-based game, it wouldn't be possible :(
  3. Faerunner

    Faerunner Lore Master
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    May 13, 2008
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    I'm sure it could be done, but it might be tough to code. I'm not sure how the game recognizes movement between tiles and whether the coding to shift a locked-down item between tiles would be possible. *shrugs* It'd be convenient for those times when you realize your awesome deco'd vase needs to sit one square to the left on your table.
  4. Stupid Miner

    Stupid Miner Guest

    It *can* be done, but it'd be a huge pain. I'm pretty sure they would have to create an entirely new item for each separate place that the item could be located.
  5. Sarsmi

    Sarsmi Grand Poobah
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    Apr 25, 2001
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    That would probably involve shaving off some of the invisible background (or adding to it. If they were to start from scratch they would create every item so it would be left sitting (IE have no spare invisible background) and then just use a formula to move it to the right.

    Just from messing with insideUO recently for the bank contest I realized that there is no artwork for stacks of items, there is just some kind of formula that tells an item to duplicate it's graphic but for both images to sit a little differently, nearly on top of each other. So it's at least possible to "move" an item that way.
  6. Escaflowne

    Escaflowne Crazed Zealot
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    May 14, 2008
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    I wish you could place the front steps of your house on different sides of the building!
  7. Sharantyr

    Sharantyr Guest

    I'm sure it could be done without too much difficulty and without new art. A tile shift, NESW, maybe. Maybe the sprites would need to be cropped a bit removing some of the purple neutral background, if its purple in UO. Crates and chests kind of have this already along with some tables and deeded items. It'd just be nice to be able to put an ale bottle and 2 mugs on a table without them looking like a drunk teenager put them there.

    Had a similar thought the other day. The steps wouldn't need to be like an extra tile as the front steps are just a 2 or 3 squares worth of steps in the foundation on the east side. Sure it wouldn't have much effect on other things as it'd be inside your foundation. Be great to have a back gate.