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Re: [Enigma-devel] Easy/Normal-Mode-Icon

From: Ronald Lamprecht
Subject: Re: [Enigma-devel] Easy/Normal-Mode-Icon
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 20:06:00 +0200
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Tacvek wrote:
The has-easy-mode-but-not-yet-solved icon for attachment on the level
preview would not occupy additional space. It would be displayed at the
same position as the honored medalls if the user did not yet solve the level at all.

We currently have:
None: Level not beaten (easy mode might exist)
Silver: Level beaten in easy mode (Easy mode exists)
Gold: Level beaten in normal mode, but not easy mode. (Easy mode exists)
Gold over silver: Level beaten in all modes, currently in normal mode. (Easy mode might exist.) Silver over gold: Level beaten in all modes, currently in easy mode. (Easy mode might exist.)

The "None" case is the worst, but the 2-medals cases are also bad as you have to call the levelinspector to know if an easy mode exists.

What are we proposing for this new change?
Clearly you are suggesting an icon that could appear when there are no medals. What about when both are visible? I assume we want to be able to indicate that there is an actual easy mode. If we do this by simply adding a feather below the silver medal (or where the silver medal would be if it is not present) then that should work fine. It would add
only three new permutations, and result in a small change to one other.

I would prefer to display the feather at the positions of the medals as I would like to show the preview completly as possible.

What about the following reinterpretation:
None: Level not beaten - no easy mode available (!)
Feather: Level not beaten - easy mode available
Feather + Gold: Level beaten in normal mode - easy available
Silver: Level beaten in easy mode (normal mode available)
Gold: Level beaten in normal mode - easy not availabe (!!)
Silver + Gold: Level beaten in all modes - easy available (!)

with Silver and Feather above Gold if in easy mode selection, and Gold over Silver or Feather in normal mode selection.

The cases with the exclamation mark are changes to 0.92. But I think the cases are much easier to understand for all newcomers.

That seems like a reasonable way to go, especially if we use the two mode icons
andreas showed.

As we have no objections and no other proposals we should take the feather.

- Ronald

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