Request Proposed changes to SMBC menu

Discussion in 'Features' started by Frozsoul, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. Frozsoul

    Frozsoul Level 6: Lakitu

    In the initial start menu, rename "LINKS" to "ABOUT". ABOUT will take you to the current LINKS window, but includes the current version number at the top of the screen:

    SMBC VER 3.1.2
    SELECT TO OPEN A NEW BROWSER WINDOW
    • SUPER ACTION SQUAD
    • FORUM
    • WIKI
    • FEEDBACK
    • ...

    In the OPTIONS sub-menu, add two new options: "DISPLAY" and "GAMEPLAY" to replace GENERAL:
    • BUTTONS
    • DISPLAY
    • GAMEPLAY
    • SKINS
    • SOUND
    • CHEATS

    In the new DISPLAY sub-menu:
    • FULL SCREEN MODE
    • TUTORIALS: OFF/ON
    • CHEAT NOTIFY: OFF/ON
    • GAMEBOY FILTER: OFF/ON

    In the new GAMEPLAY sub-menu:
    • DISABLE CHARACTERS
    • CLASSIC SAMUS: OFF/ON
    • CLASSIC SIMON: OFF/ON
    • CLASSIC SPECIAL: OFF/ON
    • CLASSIC SCREEN SCROLL: OFF/ON
    • LOCK FRAME RATE: OFF/ON
    Note: "CLASSIC SAMUS", "CLASSIC SIMON", and "CLASSIC SCREEN SCROLL" are moved here from the CHEATS sub-menu.

    In the SOUND sub-menu, "COIN SOUND" is renamed to "COIN VOLUME"
     
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  2. BTB

    BTB Level 5: Spiny

    Full screen mode needs to be in the root menu; I don't want to go digging for it every time I pause to check AIM.
     
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  3. Frozsoul

    Frozsoul Level 6: Lakitu

    Good point, the main pause menu could then be something like:
    • RESUME GAME
    • LOAD/SAVE
    • FULLSCREEN
    • OPTIONS
    • ABOUT
    • QUIT GAME
     
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  4. NES Boy

    NES Boy Level 3: Paratroopa

    Let me expand on this:

    In the SKINS sub-menu, add two new options: "CHANGE ENEMY SKIN" and "CHANGE INTERFACE SKIN":
    • CHANGE CHARACTER SKIN (only appears during gameplay)
    • CHANGE MAP SKIN
    • CHANGE ENEMY SKIN
    • CHANGE INTERFACE SKIN
    • HIDE/SHOW SKINS
    • RANDOM MAP SKIN: {OFF / ON}
    • RANDOM ENEMY SKIN: {OFF / ON}
    • RANDOM INTERFACE SKIN: {OFF / ON}
     
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  5. Frozsoul

    Frozsoul Level 6: Lakitu

    Change BUTTONS to INPUT, as you're really defining key inputs, not buttons.

    Once in this menu, change:
    • "CURRENT BUTTONS" to "CURRENT INPUT" and
    • "WOULD YOU LIKE TO CHANGE THESE BUTTONS?" to "WOULD YOU LIKE TO CHANGE THIS CONFIGURATION?"

    Also:
    • It would be nice if the remapping of keys wasn't done as a new screen for each key, but rather the keys are each able to be set on this one screen (similar to changing the values of the options on other menus)
    • This would be an ideal screen to have a clickable link to the How to Play Flash Games with a Gamepad page
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2013
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  6. Frozsoul

    Frozsoul Level 6: Lakitu

    A few people have reported delays being encountered after a while when moving the cursor to different characters. I have noticed considerable slowdown in changing the settings for the Interface Skin for example. Therefore, I propose adding some type of temporarily "loading" text display in these cases so that players know the game is working on the request and not frozen.

    Edit: I also noticed that the menu selection "DISABLE CHARACTERS" should actually be changed to "CHOOSE CHARACTERS", since it lets you both disable and enable characters.
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2014

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