[suggestion] 'center' player option

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[suggestion] 'center' player option

Post by tangar » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:05 am

Add possibility to make camera 'follow' player. This option already exist in Angband (http://rephial.org/), it's called 'center_player'

With it gameplay looks pretty smooth, kinda nicer.. also it's much more comfortable to play with such option if you play 'fullscreen' (like in my streams) without big_map

also this option makes game feel more MMORPG-like and it's more newbie-friendly imho

it's not critical thing, but interesting to have; some players could enjoy it

Anyone tried it in Angband? How do you like it?
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Re: [suggestion] 'center' player option

Post by tokariew » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:32 am

in some rogouelikes/lites i hate this option… especially if it's graphical and it move in jagged way without any animation to smooth it…
enemies move 2 or spaces at once or more, so for me it's harder to track multiple enemies, coming from diffrent direction.
But maybe with text tiles and real-time it will be better… or worse…

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Re: [suggestion] 'center' player option

Post by tangar » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:00 pm

I've tried to play it in PWMAngband ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S59X8d5fkMM ) and after a while I've become a bit dizzy. But I played as melee fighter and had to chase mobs. Maybe if you are ranged class - it's better (it definitelly more effective cause you don't have problems when you can not shoot mob nearby who is offscreen 2 tiles from you).

I suppose THE BEST realisation would be - hotkey which would center_player when you push it and uncenter back when you push it again. This would solve problems of ranged chars when they state in bad position.
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Re: [suggestion] 'center' player option

Post by tangar » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:08 am

..and such hotkey already exist in PWMA - http://angband.online/guide/commands-details/:
Center map ('^L') or Center map ('@')

This command allows to center the map on the player.
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