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The interface

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by dannyevilcat, Sep 27, 2005.

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Which interface do you prefer?

  1. The old one

    6 vote(s)
    8.5%
  2. The new one

    49 vote(s)
    69.0%
  3. Neither / Don't care / Other

    16 vote(s)
    22.5%
  1. dannyevilcat

    dannyevilcat DESTROYER OF FURNITURE

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    As I've mentioned before, I really liked the original interface. It had a more "historical" feel and nicer aesthetic, in my opinion, and I just don't understand why it was completely dumped for the sleek, but dull semi-transparent blue.

    Actually, my first reaction wouldn't make it past the forum filters, and I'm still not warming up to it after a few days.

    Which do you prefer?
     

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  2. oxonian2001

    oxonian2001 Warlord

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    Sorry, but I happen to prefer the newer interface.

    The previous one was nice in its way, the new one just seems cleaner, I suppose.

    To each his own, I suppose. I thought they were very clear that the appearance of the interface would be moddable? Obviously, that's not as nice as getting the perfect (to you) game right out of the box. But for a purely aesthetic concern, won't that suffice?
     
  3. oldStatesman

    oldStatesman Cybernaut

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    Isn't it just a skin? Should be easily moddable.
     
  4. Gogf

    Gogf Indescribable

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    I liked the old one as well, but it could have used a bit of cleaning up.
     
  5. Moosebox

    Moosebox Chieftain

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    are you sure they just dumped the other one...maybe you have a choice in-game to which one you would like to use.

    I like both but if I had to choose just one it would be the new one. It would be good if the interfaces switched from the 'old' to the 'new' once you hit year '0' or something like that.

    oh well...I'm sure it will be one of the first things modded.
     
  6. KrikkitTwo

    KrikkitTwo Immortal

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    They didn't Dump the old interface, they made a new game, this is not an expansion to Civ 3. It therefore required that they make an interface, why they should make a new one that would look Exactly like the old one I don't know.
     
  7. mitsho

    mitsho Deity

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    I'd guess (hope) these are due to the era, but it doesn't look like... :)

    Both are acceptable, the first is a bit more strategy 'classical' ...

    nn
     
  8. dannyevilcat

    dannyevilcat DESTROYER OF FURNITURE

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    You misunderstand. I'm talking about the one that they've been showing in screenshots up until about a week ago.
     
  9. Carver

    Carver King

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    The newer one; it looks more hi-tech, clean, and streamlined.
     
  10. Oddible

    Oddible signal / noise > 1

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    To be quite honest, I've stared at the old interface for so many hours that its burned into my eyeballs. Given that I'm going to be staring at the new interface for another countless hours, I'll proabaly want another newer interface in about 6 months... New = Fresh.
     
  11. dannyevilcat

    dannyevilcat DESTROYER OF FURNITURE

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    Wow, there hasn't been a vote this one-sided since... :hmm: actually, I don't think I've ever seen a vote this one sided.
     
  12. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk The Builder

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    I like (a).

    Of course, this whole discussion may be moot when the game ships with an as-yet unseen interface (c). C'mon, it's a work in progress. My understanding is that things like this are some of the last to be finalized.
     
  13. covenant

    covenant Warlord

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    The interface looks sharp. The clean metal trim with a stone texture. Nice.

    And while I like the blue now, so much more lively compared to civ3, it may become too much.

    It would be great if you could change that color in the options menu to match your civ color, mood, or girlfriends panties so you remember she exsists after release.
     
  14. vbraun

    vbraun Raytracing

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    The newer interface looks a lot better.
     
  15. josephstalin

    josephstalin Kremlin Highlander

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    Seems that the newer interface is very reliable and can show a lot of things. So it is better for me.
     
  16. Mercade

    Mercade the Counsellor

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    Assuming that "a" is old and "b" is new, I'd say "b, new".
     
  17. apatheist

    apatheist Emperor

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    Appearance is nothing; utility is everything. If I have everything I want in sensible, easy-to-reach locations, it could look like my kid's diaper for all I care.
     
  18. oxonian2001

    oxonian2001 Warlord

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    I don't think I'd go quite that far. :lol:
     
  19. Sullla

    Sullla Patrician Roman Dictator

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    Well, I think we have our answer about which interface the fans prefer! :) An option to allow people to choose to older "brown" interface would of course be great to have too.
     
  20. weakciv

    weakciv Prince

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    I voted for the new one but with that said it could have stayed the same as the earlier screen shots and I would have been happy too.

    I like to mod interfaces so that "roll over" information is at my cursor and not elsewhere on the screen. Also between the 2 screens it looks to be a simple skin changes. A little bit more information in the new one but that is all.
     

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