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Old 09-21-2012, 11:30 AM   #81
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One graphical item I think would be cool to add to the game...

Team Photos.

I know creating 3D models of full player bodies might be too much to ask for, but even if you just did players waist high? ~ 3 rows of players with 8 or 9 in each row showing each with their own facegen?




Just like with baseball cards, let a team take a "snapshot" of team on a certain date & his active roster would be all the faces of the team photo?

First row would be fixed # of bodies waist high and then layer the already used bust shots behind the first row to meet roster size?




On an easier format, more retro, use the old windowed vitange team photo look. Team photos in early 1900s would have starting 9 + few extras which each head shot enclosed in a window or frame individually.

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Just an idea that I think would be a fun addition to OOTP.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:18 PM   #82
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Bring back uniforms for managers..
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:44 AM   #83
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This is the best of all the OOTP's with one exception, at least for me, previous iterations had much larger pictures of the players on the players page, in 13 those pictures display in a much smaller area. For me this is a loss of the immersion factor that has always made this game special. Just my personal feelings.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:35 AM   #84
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I'd love to see the option of using alt + the left and right arrow keys for navigating inside the game, not unlike a web browser. I.E. alt + left arrow goes back to the previous screen, and alt + right arrow goes forward a screen.

The game already has the functionality in the upper left corner, just please assign keyboard shortcuts to it, or even allow users to assign their own keyboard shortcuts!
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:39 PM   #85
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forgot to mention this earlier, but a huge art/graphic improvement for 14 would be the option to lock out or control facial types for players generated (especially for historical replay).

So you could prevent or control the % of facial types (100% caucasian until 1947, etc.) This is because several ethnicities are mixed facial types. For example, Americans consist of many types of facial types whereas Japan you're pretty close to 100% asian face types.

This would make it easier also to create racial specific leagues, etc.

Again, this is not to market the game to anyone living in the backwoods of West Virginia or anything - having a feature like this would greatly improve historical replay (even on a fictional level).
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To be more granular, it would also be nice to restrict facial hair styles to various eras, as well. Not a lot of players were sporting soul patches in the '40s.
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To be more granular, it would also be nice to restrict facial hair styles to various eras, as well. Not a lot of players were sporting soul patches in the '40s.
I might just have to force my entire league to go fumanchu
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To be more granular, it would also be nice to restrict facial hair styles to various eras, as well. Not a lot of players were sporting soul patches in the '40s.
you can control this now under league setup:
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:15 PM   #89
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The fact of the matter is i bet that alot of people are playing at 1920 x 1080 resolution and as it stands there is simply way too much wasted space. If i play as 1 league with 1 subleague the whole one side is wasted too. This must be improved for this game to move forward into the current generation for this department.
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I am just throwing out a thought off the top of my head.

a) It seems as if some people want every inch of screen real estate displaying important information and data about the league.

b) Others would like larger photos of players and logos, and more of a visual "feeling" from the game appearance than functionality.

This is a matter of personal preference.

Currently the game must do some re-organizing to adjust to various screen resolutions. Could this be done with a slider bar for the user to specify their preference? Or maybe just an option for either one or the other.

Functionally oriented display <-------||---> Visually appealing display

I realize this sounds easy but actually be very difficult. If it could be pulled off, I think it could please the majority.

I personally shift back and forth between the two preferences.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:20 PM   #91
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On the salary obligations page: after the salary amount annotate with a P if a player option or a T if a team option or a V if some kind of vesting option.
Beat me to it by a couple of months.

Here's his/our idea in graphical form.

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...ml#post3406096

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Added here upon request.

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...ml#post3408145

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These are a couple minor suggestions for the pitching screen.

Display the current condition for the pitchers. This is another click saver where you don't have to open a player's profile to see their rest status.

The next is to make the "#" column clickable to select the next starter. This could be used as an alternative to the dropdown selection box.



There are various other interface suggestions in that thread as well.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:50 PM   #93
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Team logos on the rule 5 draft screen need to be moved to the left of the team name to match their location on the amateur draft screen.


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We have to get stats here like the pitching screen.

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We have to get stats here like the pitching screen.

Overall numbers? Or maybe the splits stats depending on which lineup have you selected?
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Overall numbers? Or maybe the splits stats depending on which lineup have you selected?
Definitely splits stats for the lineup selected.
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Here is an idea I have for logos. As it stands, I'm not really in love with the way logo are presented in OOTP. The minor league logos blocking the parent club when using "clean" logos looks horrible in many cases. Also, I feel the white spotlight background causes problems for many of these same logos.

Here is my idea: Multiple templates shaped as a circle, square, diamond or home plate. Basically you would have your option as to which shape you want to use. You could then select a main background or matting color, and finally a trim color. You would then manually select which logo to lay on top of the template. This would save a lot of time, and would reduce the burden on mod makers. So basically you would have logos that look similar to this, but they would be part of a template within OOTP:

These are square, but the shapes could be different based on which you choose, also there would be a secondary trim color available.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:19 PM   #98
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Box scores.

This may sound small...and probably only catches the eye of the most pure statisticians.....but I have noticed that "left on base" totals in the box scores are seldom accurate.
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This may sound small...and probably only catches the eye of the most pure statisticians.....but I have noticed that "left on base" totals in the box scores are seldom accurate.
I haven't noticed, but if true, this should be fixed...but it's probably better to place it in another thread since it really doesn't have to do with graphics or design...it's more of a bug or an accuracy issue.
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May I suggest using Arial or Microsoft Sans Serif as the new font for OOTP 14? These are very clean and very legible, yet they stand out just enough.
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