Slideshow on the load screen

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Slideshow on the load screen

by lordfingle » Wed Oct 26, 2016 00:13

As much as I am trying to reduce the amount of graphics and code that run on startup, the reality is that load/connect times can be long.

It would be great to place some images somewhere and have them display as a slideshow during loadtime.

Here's some changes I am prototyping:

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These work well for singleplayer. More work would need to be done to show "entertainment" whilst connecting to a server.

What do others think?
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Re: Slideshow on the load screen

by red-001 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 21:26

Good idea, definitely looks more interesting then the current loading screen.
 

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Re: Slideshow on the load screen

by MineYoshi » Sat Oct 29, 2016 21:16

Well... Actually advices for in-game likely many games have isn't a bad idea. :)
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Re: Slideshow on the load screen

by red-001 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 08:48

That might be a bit harder since there are different subgames.
 

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Re: Slideshow on the load screen

by lordfingle » Wed Nov 02, 2016 00:06

The slideshow could be defined at the subgame level I guess.
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Re: Slideshow on the load screen

by lisacvuk » Wed Nov 02, 2016 17:02

Something like Skyrim loading screen, maybe? Also, why not a screenshot? :D
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Re: Slideshow on the load screen

by lordfingle » Thu Nov 03, 2016 21:58

Currently I show a sequence of screenshots from the game.

I also experimented with a kind of "whack a mole" (with zebras) game on startup. Unfortunately this doesn't work too well as the load screen isn't refreshed often enough to support much interaction.
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Re: Slideshow on the load screen

by Gael de Sailly » Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:38

just an idea: what about taking screenshots randomly when playing, and show it on next loading time?
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Re: Slideshow on the load screen

by ph8jPf9M » Tue Nov 08, 2016 16:37

There should also be random quotes or gameplay tips on the loading screen.
 

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Re: Slideshow on the load screen

by cheapie » Wed Nov 09, 2016 03:16

Maybe the server could provide the images, downloaded on the first connect to it and cached somewhere?
 


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