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Old December 28, 2009, 01:57   #1
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Item inspection screen

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I am working out an item inspection screen with item texts, so I am wondering, which variants ( or non-bands ) have the best item inspection screens for you, and why ? What should any variant steal in order to provide a good experience ?

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Old December 28, 2009, 04:05   #2
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ToME color-codes some of the fields, which is nice. So for example, resists in blue, stat boosts in green, slays in red. If you don't want to do this, alternately the different item attributes should be broken up into paragraphs.
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Old December 28, 2009, 19:15   #3
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Well one of the two things i really miss from nethack is the ability to customize color coding of the display in colornethack or interhack.

What would also be cool would be a list of changes you get when swapping something in or out. like: you would lose Rchaos and gain Feather Fall.
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Yeah, that would be cool... I always liked that feature from console RPG's, where it showed all your stats before and after equipping a new item, with increased stats highlighted in blue and decreased ones highlighted in red
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Old December 28, 2009, 19:38   #5
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What would also be cool would be a list of changes you get when swapping something in or out. like: you would lose Rchaos and gain Feather Fall.
That's a really good idea.
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One thing I do in V is I inspect the item I have equipped so it appears in my Item/Monster recall Term (I have both set to one term, and it changes accordingly - very useful) and then display info of the item I'm deciding on.

Since the recall term only updates after the description is closed, I have basically a side-to-side item comparison - incredibly useful for weapons.
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Well one of the two things i really miss from nethack is the ability to customize color coding of the display in colornethack or interhack.

What would also be cool would be a list of changes you get when swapping something in or out. like: you would lose Rchaos and gain Feather Fall.
What is this color coding of the display you speak of ?

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What is this color coding of the display you speak of ?
You can use a config file to color any phrase that matches a regex (in interhack):
http://interhack.us/
http://interhack.us/img/inventory3.png

Coloring general messages would be something i would love to have in angband to:
http://interhack.us/img/msg-color.png

Or in the simpler version:
http://nethack.wikia.com/wiki/Menucolor
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Old December 28, 2009, 22:40   #9
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As requested,

I am working out an item inspection screen with item texts, so I am wondering, which variants ( or non-bands ) have the best item inspection screens for you, and why ? What should any variant steal in order to provide a good experience ?

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Hi all,

Resurecting that one, to ask :
what is the reason for showing damage per hit for weapons, instead of damage per round? When comparing two weapons, I pick the one with highest damage per round, so I need to mentally multiply the number shown with the number of hits per round, which is not very practical.
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