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Re: New settings menu

by philipbenr » Wed Nov 04, 2015 22:06

Minetestforfun wrote:+1 for an advanced setting button for the new detailed setting menu, and keep the old setting menu


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Re: New settings menu

by Prot » Sun Nov 08, 2015 07:29

kaadmy wrote:Finite water(liquid_finite)

this one has been deleted from the engine i think
 

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Re: New settings menu

by Wuzzy » Thu Nov 12, 2015 17:00

Quick note: Some English human setting names are awfully verbose (and redundant).

Especially the setting names for the detailed mapgen settings (v5, v6, v7, etc.). They all repeat the mapgen name.
Since the settings are presented in a tree view, this is redundant. The mapgen name can be left out because it is implied by the parent node in the tree structure.

Writing the full name would only make sense if you intend to present the setting names in a flat structure or something.

For example “Mapgen flat lake threshold” (mgflat_lake_threshold) sould be shortened to “Lake threshold”.
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Re: New settings menu

by Linuxdirk » Thu Nov 12, 2015 18:54

Can we have an API so mods can add own entries and descriptions and groups for configurable options?
 

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Re: New settings menu

by kaadmy » Thu Nov 12, 2015 19:23

Linuxdirk wrote:Can we have an API so mods can add own entries and descriptions and groups for configurable options?

Doesn't that already work in the git version?
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Re: New settings menu

by PilzAdam » Thu Nov 12, 2015 20:53

Linuxdirk wrote:Can we have an API so mods can add own entries and descriptions and groups for configurable options?

Already done. PilzAdam is always miles ahead of you ;-)
 

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Re: New settings menu

by Evergreen » Fri Nov 13, 2015 22:21

I assume that you meant "add difficulty settings"?

If a game wants to add a difficulty setting, it needs to do it itself. Besides, there isn't much that would increase the difficulty of minest_game as of now without just being an annoyance. (in other words, that isn't the job of the minetest engine)
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Re: New settings menu

by benrob0329 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 00:55

I really like the new settings menu, now I can easily tweak my graphics settings and get 60 FPS! (with shaders! on a laptop!)

And because of the new found ability to change every aspect of my minetest.conf with ease, I even tried MT on my 3D TV!! It worked quite well, but the formspecks dont display right, they display over the 3D side by side/interlacing.
 

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Re: New settings menu

by krilin » Sat Nov 14, 2015 02:08

This option is in the version 0.4.13. or there is a actualisation?
 

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Re: New settings menu

by krilin » Sat Nov 14, 2015 02:20

excuse my ignorance, but what is the dev version Minetest?
 

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Re: New settings menu

by Martin_Devil » Sat Nov 28, 2015 19:03

To be honest, it is very difficult. New settings will not be understood by new players and have terribly stupid GUI. You can hide most of the settings and add the checkbox "Show profound settings"
So, I can not push many ellementy on Android. The buttons would have been much easier to list.
 

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Re: New settings menu

by kaadmy » Sat Nov 28, 2015 19:11

Martin_Devil wrote:To be honest, it is very difficult. New settings will not be understood by new players and have terribly stupid GUI. You can hide most of the settings and add the checkbox "Show profound settings"
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Re: New settings menu

by cmdskp » Wed Dec 30, 2015 13:16

Move the following settings from Server/Singleplayer->Game: "Default password" and "Disallow empty passwords" to Server/Singleplayer->Security.
 

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Re: New settings menu

by Wuzzy » Wed Mar 02, 2016 13:29

Small suggestion: Make settings which have been altered from the default (will be written into minetest.conf) in a different color. This can be helpful not to lose track because they are so many settings.
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