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[03:13:35] <sbx-at-home> installer reads previous config file now (and otherwise doesn't ever try to overwrite it), but doesn't respect Kirben's appdata changes just yet. this means you'll get a duplicate and non-working nuvie.cfg you've already started using one in %appdata%
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[11:05:48] <Yuv422> hi guys
[11:06:17] <Yuv422> would it be possible to load the config file from the installer code if it exists and overwrite the paths then save it again?
[11:33:08] <zabeus> Yuv422, good morning! (here anyway)
[11:33:15] <Yuv422> hey zabeus
[11:33:24] <Yuv422> :)
[11:33:54] <Yuv422> could we have the installer find the existing config and load it
[11:34:04] <Yuv422> then apply the changes and resave it
[11:34:15] <zabeus> hmm, that's kind of what it does actually
[11:34:20] <Yuv422> ah k
[11:34:25] <zabeus> the overwrite step happens after copying all files (i.e. config)
[11:34:46] <Yuv422> is that because we have a sample config file?
[11:35:00] <zabeus> yeah i just made it rename to nuvie.cfg
[11:35:22] <zabeus> i'm guessing if no config exists we can call nuvie's getConfigPathWin32() and change the install target
[11:35:43] <zabeus> haven't done it yet though, wanted to think about it some more
[11:36:30] <zabeus> i'm not 100% on that functions return values in all situations
[11:36:41] <zabeus> but i think the new installer is a step forward already
[11:38:56] <zabeus> does the in-game menu use graphics from the game or those Border*.bmp files? where were those taken from?
[11:40:01] <Yuv422> the bmps
[11:40:11] <Yuv422> IIRC
[11:40:20] <zabeus> ah
[11:41:23] <zabeus> just thinking about game select menu
[11:42:27] <Yuv422> it might be easier if we make a new bg image for the game select menu
[11:42:40] <Yuv422> depending on what you were thinking of
[11:43:00] <Yuv422> did you want me to reach out to Daniel to see if he wants to do some gfx?
[11:43:48] <Yuv422> I was thinking of having Nuvie in big gfx font up the top
[11:44:06] <Yuv422> then the individual game names underneath.
[11:44:08] <zabeus> no I can play with the tiles to see what i need. i was just going to use the same Nuvie as on the website. no good?
[11:44:33] <Yuv422> hmm
[11:44:44] <zabeus> oh, i'm glad you already have some ideas. i'll send you my mockup before getting too far to make sure we're on the same page
[11:44:51] <Yuv422> I think it might work better in a 256 color mode
[11:45:02] <Yuv422> with more pixelated gradients
[11:45:09] <Yuv422> cool
[11:45:14] <Yuv422> yeah lets do some mockups
[11:45:44] <Yuv422> did you want to do a credits page too?
[11:46:01] <Yuv422> I was thinking something like the MD credits
[11:46:08] <Yuv422> scrolling with a bg gfx
[11:46:33] <zabeus> haven't seen it, but scrolling would be nice
[11:47:48] <zabeus> for the menu itself, my inspiration is still the snes version of u6 (at least the borders): http://www.mobygames.com/game/snes/ultima-vi-the-false-prophet/screenshots/gameShotId,332113/
[11:48:08] <zabeus> which is not much different than our in-game menu
[11:48:15] <Yuv422> yeah
[11:48:24] <zabeus> so i'll just use the bmps we have to start with
[11:48:33] <Yuv422> I was thinking black for the bg
[11:48:43] <Yuv422> what do you think?
[11:49:08] <zabeus> yeah black for sure, but one idea i had, depending on time, was to draw a nighttime scene from the selected game in the background
[11:49:19] <zabeus> development time available*
[11:49:57] <Yuv422> ah k
[11:50:06] <Yuv422> which changed as you changed the selection?
[11:50:14] <zabeus> yes the menu would go "Select Game->(then menu of games installed)". when you press up and down the bg fades to a new one
[11:51:02] <Yuv422> sounds cool
[11:51:22] <zabeus> to "show off" the bg, the game select menu would be slightly off center. was also thinking of putting a box cover on the right, but dont want to get too busy so we'll see how it looks first
[11:51:43] <Yuv422> I’m looking forward to seeing some mocks
[11:51:54] <zabeus> i can send you one tomorrow
[11:51:59] <Yuv422> cool
[12:05:30] <zabeus> played a little md yesterday. was so proud of myself for finding lowell's spacecraft, even though it's only a few feet to the east
[12:05:40] <Yuv422> hehe
[12:22:56] <Yuv422> I’m off now
[12:22:57] <Yuv422> cya
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