1. We have added a Gift Upgrades feature that allows you to gift an account upgrade to another member, just in time for the holiday season. You can see the gift option when going to the Account Upgrades screen, or on any user profile screen.
    Dismiss Notice

EUI and creating an alternative for VP

Discussion in 'Community Patch Project' started by Iamblichos, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. Big J Money

    Big J Money Emperor

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2005
    Messages:
    1,022
    I'm not married to EUI yet, even though I'm using it. Top panel is most important, then the unit list. Being able to see enemy unit promotions is a must. City states on the side are great, and so is hovering over a city.

    I thought I would love the terrain tooltips for settlers (reason I got it) but they're really so clunky. I also don't like anything about the city view except that it's easier to purchase and queue build orders.
     
  2. Hosannah

    Hosannah Chieftain

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2016
    Messages:
    90
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Germany
    @Iamblichos So is this actually happening? I'd love a revamped UI, since I've never been 100% (make that 50%) happy with the EUI. If you were to build this, maybe you could also incorporate some of Meister.Maggi's changes to the city view?

    (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=737188253)

    In general, I think it's a great idea to build a UI that can be independently maintained and developed which should make integration with Vox Populi so much better.
     
  3. Iamblichos

    Iamblichos Prince

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2015
    Messages:
    358
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Yeah it's still on my to do list. Just got my hands in lots of coding stuff right now.
     
  4. thunderbird_14

    thunderbird_14 Prince

    Joined:
    May 21, 2016
    Messages:
    323
    Location:
    Isles of Marble de Pilipinas
    Good luck and may crashes never touch your games, Iamblichos :)
     
  5. riyanme

    riyanme Chieftain

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2016
    Messages:
    26
    Married to EUI pretty much.
    Top panel, diplomacy list and time are all I need. Would love to see some new interesting changes you may come up.
     
  6. Sensefocus

    Sensefocus Chieftain

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2016
    Messages:
    19
    1. Not married to eui, but I find it useful.
    2. New features I would appreciate:
    - a notification when a player adopts a policy
    - a way to see the potential trade route between cities prior to building a trade unit
    3. Key features of EUI in my view:
    - gold purchase cost to hammer cost ratio for every item in the city screen
    - foreign relationship factors, resources available for export/import in the corner of the main view
    - turns to the next great person/policy/missionary
    - potential improvements to terrain/buildings
     
  7. Deluxe

    Deluxe Warlord

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2013
    Messages:
    249
    Hate EUI for UX reasons. I don't find it efficient, I find it ugly. 5% of its features are actually useful, the rest is a mess (imho)
     
  8. ExpiredReign

    ExpiredReign Deity

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2013
    Messages:
    2,450
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Tasmania
     
  9. Sensefocus

    Sensefocus Chieftain

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2016
    Messages:
    19
     
  10. tu_79

    tu_79 Deity

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2016
    Messages:
    6,575
    Location:
    Malaga (Spain)
     
  11. Fenragon

    Fenragon Chieftain

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2014
    Messages:
    38
    Location:
    Belgium
    One thing I absolutely can't do without these days is the leader ribbon at the right side.
    It's just too handy not to have.
     
  12. Sensefocus

    Sensefocus Chieftain

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2016
    Messages:
    19
     
  13. tu_79

    tu_79 Deity

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2016
    Messages:
    6,575
    Location:
    Malaga (Spain)
     
  14. ilteroi

    ilteroi Prince

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2006
    Messages:
    320
     
  15. Sensefocus

    Sensefocus Chieftain

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2016
    Messages:
    19
    Thank you, didnt know about rivers - thought they just take routes that cost the least movement points. Sometimes I build villages before roads and there are multiple paths for caravan with equal movement cost.
     
  16. tu_79

    tu_79 Deity

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2016
    Messages:
    6,575
    Location:
    Malaga (Spain)
    I've seen caravans going back using a different route. But that's just better for your village placement.
     
  17. Spirit7609

    Spirit7609 Chieftain

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    Messages:
    45
    I just started a game without EUI to see what I'm missing. Here's a list.. :)
    • Before game starts, in civ selection screen I could see the pedia tooltip for each civ's uniques.
    • I really liked the cities list as a quick overview. Maybe this can be done prettier (as in "not so much space used")
    • I like also the leader/minor civ list of EUI, especially to see why people hate me.
    • I really like the city radius display. Not necessarily with the highlighting of built tiles.
    • Display turns to the next great person/policy/missionary.
     

Share This Page