[REL] Better UI

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  1. KostasGR

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    Well first of all amazing job!
    What i wonder is if you can see the changes that you do on-the-fly. I want to test some stuff and maybe add some things to the UI but if it is a workflow of 'do this'->'restart the whole game'->'do this'->'restart again' it will be a PITA process.
     
  2. atomed

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    Is there any posibility to boot AI cars directly from the watch table without getting into the session tab? This way we wouldn´t have to memorize the name of the driver of the car we want to take out.
     
  3. Cselt

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    There is already an uninstaller in your rFactor 2 directory called "Uninstall-Better-UI.exe"
     
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  4. Cselt

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    I think I've added drive button to the events and garage screens, because I think most of the time you want to go to the track from those screens. On which screen would you like to see the drive button?
     
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  5. Cselt

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    What changes do you mean? I'm not quite sure I can understand your question
     
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    I think he means AI % and aggression levels, tire and fuel wear etc.
     
  7. Lazza

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    @Cselt @atomed I think he's talking about modifying the UI itself. He's hoping he can make changes with the game running and see those changes live.

    I like the optimism of people who haven't developed previously :D
     
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    what money do you think he`s asking for !!
     
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  9. atomed

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    We´ve talked about this and clarified it, he deserves it and we all are grateful.
     
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    I'm not criticizing that he asks for money.
    As i said, the time is money and it's normal to ask for money.
    Cselt is doing a very good job and in my opinion, it shouldn't be for free.
    English isn't my native language and it's possible that i haven't explained correctly.
    If it's the case, then i'm sorry.
     
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  11. KostasGR

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    What Lazza said. Just do changes to the UI code and see the effects without having to restart the whole game (think of as auto-reload UI or like when you code a website and some programs can give you live the changes you are making).
    I have developed some things in Python and some front-end languages but hey I am a noobie to programming. My IT speciality is other.
     
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    Hi. The first thing is to thank you for the Better UI.
    I'd like to give my feedback.
    There is a thing that i don't understand in the UI (original and yours)
    It's confusing, for me, to have the same functions in different places.
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    Furthermore, there are more or less the same functions, but in a slightly different way, what is more confusing when you don't know the UI.

    Thank you.
     
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  13. Cselt

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    That caused me a headache too, to make live reload work. So I ended up running Angular in dev mode with live reload enabled, and in the game I have to navigate to an other page, because it will reload the page. I couldn't find any other way.
    For that I have a special better-ui loader script in the repository under scripts.
     
  14. Cselt

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    Hi, thanks for your feedback.
    I admit the quit functionality is doubled on that page, but I added the quit button in a general way, to show up on every page in the header. I could remove the bottom exit game button, but I don't think that causes any issues.

    About the red ones: I agree, makes not much sense to have them doubled, but I think we have bigger issues with the UI.
     
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    I haven't read the whole thread so I don't know if it's already been asked. I wanted to ask you if it is somehow possible to link your UI with the translation files. Already at this time some words work on the car set-up screen. Or if possible create a text file that works with UI, then I would take care of translating, as I did for the old version.

    Babs ;)
     
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    That wouldn't be possible because apparently the texts are spread in different modules or files, I had the same idea :(
     
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    I've tried but in recently RC build 397 remove the language select entry, so only thing we could do is replace EN strings. I hope they're doing refractor with files in different jars so remove .... not to remove the support...
     
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  18. Cselt

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    No, unfortunately that's not really possible at the moment. In the current implementation every page is a different web-app with it's own translation, so there is no global json / xml / text file with the translations :(

    I really believe it could be done better with a single app, with a single translation file. I hope at some point they will consider migrating to Angular2+ and use a single app.
     
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    Thank you so much for your answer,now know more about this situation.

    Babs :)
     
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    Is it easy for S397 to change their Angular-js program to this Angular2+, or are they both very much different programming languages?
    cheers
     

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