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  1. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    I'll never tell, and you'll never be sure...
     
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  2. Thread: How many weapons can we have at once? in General Ember Discussion

  3. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

     
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  4. Thread: Alternate frame/suit types? in General Ember Discussion

  5. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    I didn't promise multiple frames on any occasion, even with tiers. In fact, I've specifically said that tiers would be customization options but not different frame styles because of budget. A single omniframe with replaceable inner components and weapons for different roles is for sure. Visual upgrades on on the omniframe will be possible with the way its built, but maybe not implementable because of budget. We just have to see how far we cab get.

    Also, while I've said I'm leaning towards tiers, we just don't know yet how the system will play out.
     
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  6. Thread: Alternate frame/suit types? in General Ember Discussion

  7. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    We are still a ways away from Grummz deciding exactly which roles and capabilities we will see in Ember but I can at least assure you that roles like turret laying engineer or support focused medic are not inherently off limits just because of the design of the omniframe. There is nothing stopping a mech from throwing down turrets, and in mech games like Hawken you'll find the medic equivalent called the technician. It even has a repair beam (read: heal beam for mechs). If Grummz wants engineers and "medics" in the game there is nothing preventing it.

    In the short term the focus is on the one omnimech. Teirs and potentially more visual indicators have not been ruled out for the future. I want to stress that we want to avoid inflating expectations so for now it is just the one omnimech on deck.
     
  8. Thread: [2.2.1] Change how forums look with Em-8ER Forums Dashboard™ addon! in General Ember Discussion

  9. Xeevis

    Xeevis Well-Known Member Max Kahuna Forum Tech

    1. Enable them for everybody server-side
    2. If you can get user scripts working on your favorite mobile browser then it would be possible to enable them with 1 line of code
     
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  10. Thread: How many weapons can we have at once? in General Ember Discussion

  11. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    The Omniframe has hands, and will hold its weapons. Things being contemplated but not decided:

    1) How many weapons can you switch between (yes, pocket dimension hand-wave. yes, at least two weapons)
    2) Will there be melee weapons?
    3) Will the two shoulder mount canisters be weapon hardpoints on the frame for frame specific alt-fire or even abilities?

    So, all I know for sure is that the Omniframe acts like a battleframe, in that it holds its weapons. Omniframe also has a clear shoulder mount system in the concept that we may or may not use for permanent shoulder mount accessories (could be weapons, could be abilities, etc.) Controls and the rest will be figured out later. :)
     
  12. Thread: [2.2.1] Change how forums look with Em-8ER Forums Dashboard™ addon! in General Ember Discussion

  13. Xeevis

    Xeevis Well-Known Member Max Kahuna Forum Tech

    Update 1.3
    • Added translucent option to background color
    • Fixed fade effect on default background
    • Fixed config dialog not loading properly when closed/reopened without reload
     
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  14. Thread: [2.2.1] Change how forums look with Em-8ER Forums Dashboard™ addon! in General Ember Discussion

  15. Xeevis

    Xeevis Well-Known Member Max Kahuna Forum Tech

    Fixed, just hit "check for userscript updates" and it should work
     
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  16. Thread: [2.2.1] Change how forums look with Em-8ER Forums Dashboard™ addon! in General Ember Discussion

  17. Xeevis

    Xeevis Well-Known Member Max Kahuna Forum Tech

    The thing is, more you customize something, the more work it is to update it. Both XenForo and theme are being updated regularly by their respective creators and we can get those updates for free* and with no time invested. If we were to start making changes to them, then every update would need to be merged in manually (so edits aren't overwritten). This becomes hard to maintain as theme needs to be updated to work with recent versions of XenForo and many edits eventually lead to deadlock (being stuck at certain version because upgrade path is too complex and prone to errors).

    As far as functionality is concerned, Ember forums are fine the way they are. This is really just cosmetic stuff and this is what user scripts were designed for, give every user full power to make all the changes he wants. You can change any style on these forums with 1 line of code. Any server-side implementation would be incredibly limited in comparison.
     
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  18. Thread: [2.2.1] Change how forums look with Em-8ER Forums Dashboard™ addon! in General Ember Discussion

  19. Xeevis

    Xeevis Well-Known Member Max Kahuna Forum Tech

    Update 1.2
    • Improved signature collapsing, will now display 3 rows with rest gradually faded to hidden. Clicking the faded area will reveal the entire signature. Short signatures are exempted from collapsing.
     
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  20. Thread: T.H.M.P.R. art is up in Ember Art & Design Updates

  21. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    It's a catastrophe!
     
  22. Thread: T.H.M.P.R. art is up in Ember Art & Design Updates

  23. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    I think you are onto something with the player/THMPR interaction here like setting up an attack.
     
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  24. Thread: [2.2.1] Change how forums look with Em-8ER Forums Dashboard™ addon! in General Ember Discussion

  25. Xeevis

    Xeevis Well-Known Member Max Kahuna Forum Tech

    Yes but that will disable them completely. EFD will hide them, but still allows you to show them on case-by-case basis. I plan to improve it so signatures show for like 2 lines and 3rd line will be fading into nothingness with option to fully expand on click so small signatures display in full while big sigs with a lot of text or images will show only partially. Implemented.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2017
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  26. Thread: [2.2.1] Change how forums look with Em-8ER Forums Dashboard™ addon! in General Ember Discussion

  27. Xeevis

    Xeevis Well-Known Member Max Kahuna Forum Tech

    Update 1.1
    • Implemented support for presets
      • Added Discord and Firefall forums color presets
     
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  28. Thread: [2.2.1] Change how forums look with Em-8ER Forums Dashboard™ addon! in General Ember Discussion

  29. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

  30. Thread: Aliens Revealed - The Tsihu in Ember Art & Design Updates

  31. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    Those are the two forms they shapeshift between.
     
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  32. Thread: [2.2.1] Change how forums look with Em-8ER Forums Dashboard™ addon! in General Ember Discussion

  33. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    Thank you so much for creating this! I know some people have really wanted a way to tweak the forums to their liking. This is perfect. Gonna sticky it. :)
     
  34. Thread: [2.2.1] Change how forums look with Em-8ER Forums Dashboard™ addon! in General Ember Discussion

  35. Xeevis

    Xeevis Well-Known Member Max Kahuna Forum Tech

    Considerable amount of forum-goers expressed concerns about how these forums look and behave.

    Major concerns:
    • Signatures get in the way (and disabling them all is an overkill for some)
    • White text on dark background is uncomfortable to read
    • Cross-fading background images are munching on CPU/batteries and/or are distracting
    • And more ...
    Possible solutions:
    1. Adjust current theme
      • Pros: Easy to do
      • Cons: Affects everyone and finding the glove that fits everybody is hard, updates to theme would need to be hand-merged.
    2. Add several themes
      • Pros: Gives selection of different themes for users to pick from
      • Cons: Time consuming maintenance (all themes would need to be hand-merged and updated)
    3. Client-side userscript (addon)
      • Pros: Client-side, per-user customization, everyone has full power to customize the entire site, no maintenance issues
      • Cons: Browser compatibility
    I went with number 3,
    So meet Em-8ER Forums Dashboard!

    [​IMG]

    Features:

    • Fully customizable: Since the code is client side, it's open for modification. You can change appearance of any element on the forums. (You can ask for coding help if necessary :cool:)
    • Background states: Slideshow (default), Disabled, Static Image, Random Image
    • Collapse signatures: Large signatures will be partially hidden and will expand to full size after click.
    • Message font and background color changing (with several popular preset styles)
    • Reusing existing XenForo classes for native look and slim code
    • Settings persist in a browser
    • Autoupdater to new script versions
    Installation:
    1. Install Tampermonkey addon for your browser (Desktop Firefox/Chromium)
      • For Firefox on Desktop you can use GreaseMonkey addon
      • For Firefox on Android you can use Unified Script Injector addon
      • (You should be able to use any UserScript addon as long as it supports GM API and ES6 template literals)
    2. Go to EFD repository and hit install
      [​IMG]
    3. Extension will ask for confirmation so just hit install the second time (before installing any user scripts you should always check the source code for malicious code, but you can take my word that this one is safe :cool:)
    4. All set! Now you can just go to https://forums.em8er.com and use one of 2 places to access configuration dialog

      Logged in users can use User Panel:
      [​IMG]

      Otherwise link is also available at the bottom of the page:
      [​IMG]
    Known issues:
    • When translucent background is used, collapsed signatures aren't faded
    • Browser might need to be hard refreshed (ctrl + shift + r) to make EFD configuration window show.
    Change log:
    2.2.1 - Fixed "tweaks" checkbox
    2.2 - Added optional various tweaks based on popular suggestions
    • Home button on top navigation links to main site em8er.com instead of forums
    • Replaced scaled-down logo with black background with properly sized logo with transparent background
    • Fixed styling of pager on devtracker + added pager at the bottom of the devtracker page
    2.1 - Changed supported domain from old emberthegame.com to new em8er.com (script will no longer work on older domain)
    2.0 - Rewritten from scratch to achieve cross-platform GM compatibility
    • Now supports daddy GreaseMonkey on Firefox Desktop
    • Now supports Unified Script Injector on Firefox Mobile
    • Dropped GM_registerMenuCommand and menu item in favor of on-page elements
    • Minor bug and consistency fixes
    1.3 - Added translucent option to background color, fixed fade effect on default background, fixed config dialog not loading properly when closed/reopened without reload
    1.2.1 - Fixed collapsed signature fade effect to mimic background color
    1.2 - Improved signature collapsing, will now display 3 rows with rest faded to hidden. Clicking the faded area will reveal entire signature. Short signatures are exempted from collapsing.
    1.1 - Implemented support for presets. Added Discord and Firefall forums color presets

    Roadmap:
    • Improve background styles (+ stretch goals)
      • Slideshow - Allow to set duration and speed (+ change implementation from JS to CSS transitions with better performance)
      • Static image - Allow to select which image to show (+ support custom URLs)
      • Random - Allow to specify interval when change occurs (+ prevent repeating)

    Hope this helps, let me know if it works for you, if you faced issues or would like to see something added.
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2017
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  36. Thread: Aliens Revealed - The Tsihu in Ember Art & Design Updates

  37. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    The Enshigi are cold hearted bastards.
     
  38. Thread: Aliens Revealed - The Tsihu in Ember Art & Design Updates

  39. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    Its pronounced sort of like She-Who...but its more complex than that. I'll see if I can get a recording made. Its not an easy to pronounce language.
     
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