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May 10 2016

grubes34 edited Steps To Reproduce on T84096: Customizable 3D Editor controls.
May 10 2016, 11:57 AM · Arma 3
grubes34 edited Steps To Reproduce on T82617: -profiles startup parameter does not work on Linux Server.
May 10 2016, 11:10 AM · Arma 3
grubes34 added a comment to T80711: Easy way to significantly improve the clunky action menu.

Completely agree with splitting out the "self" and "context" actions, and also with dslyecxi's "Use" key. With the flexibility of the Arma control options, the ideas of key presses and holds can be expanded to almost any of the controls. For example, get the Ammo Selection options out of the Action menu and apply them to the Reload key. If I press reload, then reload my weapon with a mag of my current ammo. If I hold reload, show me a radial menu of my ammo options and let me choose which to reload with a quick twitch/click of the mouse.

In my opinion, radial menus are a severely under-utilized UI element. With a mouse and some good icon design, they're both easier to read and faster to interact with than a list/menu. I think they would be a huge addition to the Arma interface. Another great application of this would be dslyecxi's vehicle entrance. Tap my Action key, and put me in the nearest seat. Hold it, and show me a radial menu of seats I can access from my position. Dslyecxi suggested a scrollable list, but that takes us right back to the same clumsy list interaction that we have now. Scrollable lists are for pause menus and controllers. When you're trying to avoid fire, you can't be reading list items and hoping you don't scroll one notch too far on that wheel.

All that said, huge Up-vote for revamping context-sensitive actions in Arma. I don't even want to call it "fixing the Action menu" because the Action menu should be gone!

May 10 2016, 10:04 AM · Arma 3
grubes34 added a comment to T69085: Easy way to significantly improve the clunky action menu.

Completely agree with splitting out the "self" and "context" actions, and also with dslyecxi's "Use" key. With the flexibility of the Arma control options, the ideas of key presses and holds can be expanded to almost any of the controls. For example, get the Ammo Selection options out of the Action menu and apply them to the Reload key. If I press reload, then reload my weapon with a mag of my current ammo. If I hold reload, show me a radial menu of my ammo options and let me choose which to reload with a quick twitch/click of the mouse.

In my opinion, radial menus are a severely under-utilized UI element. With a mouse and some good icon design, they're both easier to read and faster to interact with than a list/menu. I think they would be a huge addition to the Arma interface. Another great application of this would be dslyecxi's vehicle entrance. Tap my Action key, and put me in the nearest seat. Hold it, and show me a radial menu of seats I can access from my position. Dslyecxi suggested a scrollable list, but that takes us right back to the same clumsy list interaction that we have now. Scrollable lists are for pause menus and controllers. When you're trying to avoid fire, you can't be reading list items and hoping you don't scroll one notch too far on that wheel.

All that said, huge Up-vote for revamping context-sensitive actions in Arma. I don't even want to call it "fixing the Action menu" because the Action menu should be gone!

May 10 2016, 4:20 AM · Arma 3
grubes34 added a comment to T66875: Server browser column headers are not properly aligned.

Looks great on Dev. Thanks!

May 10 2016, 2:58 AM · Arma 3
grubes34 edited Steps To Reproduce on T66875: Server browser column headers are not properly aligned.
May 10 2016, 2:58 AM · Arma 3
grubes34 added a comment to T62733: Inconsistent placement of buttons in multiplayer menus.

Whether it's on the left or right is irrelevant, but a standard should be chosen for your UI and implemented throughout the application. Negative actions (Disconnect, Cancel, Back) on the left; positive actions (OK, Accept, Continue) on the right, or vice versa. Choose one paradigm, and stick with it everywhere, and you'll greatly improve the user experience in the menus.

May 10 2016, 12:14 AM · Arma 3

May 9 2016

grubes34 added a comment to T61238: PROPOSAL: Add a "DELETE ALL KEY BINDINGS" for left-handed players.

Not just for lefties; I play ESDF instead of WASD, and I run into the same problem with tons of conflicts.

May 9 2016, 10:55 PM · Arma 3
grubes34 added a comment to T58920: Controls/settings not copied when making a new profile.

Definitely would like the ability to copy the key bindings for a profile. Maybe an import/export system or something. To address the first commenter's issue, also including a "Restore All Defaults" functionality may also be desired.

May 9 2016, 4:06 PM · Arma 3