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Neon Cranium
Posted - 2008.07.04 22:43:00 - [1]

We need the option of turning off or toning down the background nebulae brightness so that it doesn't interfere with the UI. Sometimes it is very difficult to see things on the overview or tell what modules are activated due to the bleed-through of the bright nebulae.

They are pretty but some of them are so bright that black space with stars would actually be preferable. In fact if I had that option I'd probably turn them off altogether.

Silver Snake Enterprise
Against ALL Authorities
Posted - 2008.07.04 22:47:00 - [2]

frackin A! (means i agree with the above)

Neon Cranium

Posted - 2008.07.04 23:10:00 - [3]

Guess I have to reply to my own post to show my support for it... ugh

Adunh Slavy
Ammatar Trade Syndicate
Posted - 2008.07.04 23:52:00 - [4]

Yes, please let us tone down/turn off backgrounds.

Trabber Shir
5I Incorporated

Posted - 2008.07.05 03:43:00 - [5]

100% support from me

Imperial Academy
Posted - 2008.07.05 04:13:00 - [6]

Hmm, I can currently stick any part of my UI over the brightest nebula and find that It doesnt affect me.

do you fail? yes I think so.

Beyond Divinity Inc
Posted - 2008.07.05 04:17:00 - [7]

Originally by: Ekrid
Hmm, I can currently stick any part of my UI over the brightest nebula and find that It doesnt affect me.

do you fail? yes I think so.

he could also be colorblind

Posted - 2008.07.05 04:43:00 - [8]

Fully support this!Very Happy

Posted - 2008.07.05 08:12:00 - [9]

I have the same problem as the OP. I have to keep swinging the camera view to see which modules are working, etc.

If Ekrid would care to share his settings with us, perhaps this wouldn't be necessary.


Flor Jon
Friendship 7 Corporation
No Comment.
Posted - 2008.07.05 08:16:00 - [10]

as a gremlin would put it "bright light, bright light" *explodes*

XLR Eight

Posted - 2008.07.05 14:51:00 - [11]

Edited by: XLR Eight on 05/07/2008 14:51:28
The most important graphic element are the nebulas after GUI interface size issues, and none of them has been fixed/upgraded yet.
With trinity we've got nice update when the camera zoomed in, but I wonder how many of us plays with half of the screen filled with our ship...

So yes, please update the nebulas and let us enlarge the GUI size. Try to activate your overload on 1900x1200 res! It's about 3 millimeter, smaller than the cursor ffs!

Posted - 2008.07.05 15:30:00 - [12]

Oh please yes, having to find a dark spot in space to see of modules are on is not fun :-/

Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition
Posted - 2008.07.05 15:49:00 - [13]


Marion Rendois
Posted - 2008.07.05 16:26:00 - [14]

Or even just a dark background behind the modules so we can see what's running.

Xela Dioved
Black Panzers
Posted - 2008.07.05 16:35:00 - [15]

Fantastic Idea, background colours are pretty, but need to be adjustable.

Posted - 2008.07.05 16:56:00 - [16]


Martin Mckenna
Posted - 2008.07.05 17:12:00 - [17]

I also have a problem with this. Some backgrounds are good and dont conflict with my UI. But alot of the red backgrounds common in venal make me cry :(

Elvers Theodor
Posted - 2008.07.05 17:16:00 - [18]


Slave 775
Ministry of Punishment
Privateer Alliance
Posted - 2008.07.05 17:34:00 - [19]


Executive Outcomes
Posted - 2008.07.05 18:36:00 - [20]

Totally, and if they do that, they might as well make NEW ones, that actually look nice Laughing


Posted - 2008.07.05 19:14:00 - [21]

Agreed, I hate having to guess on which modules are because the back-ground is masking it...

SlingDraw Corp
Posted - 2008.07.05 19:25:00 - [22]

I'm with the "drop the whole thing" crowd, but if i cant turn it off, at least let me turn it down Smile

Indicium Technologies
Hephaestus Forge Alliance
Posted - 2008.07.05 19:34:00 - [23]

Preferably have an option to turn the background nebulae off, but if not, then at least reducing the brightness would be a big help.

Future Tense
Federal Navy Academy

Posted - 2008.07.05 20:18:00 - [24]

Absolutely, i made a thread about this a long while back as well and back then it was still popular.
This is never going to be a huge issue but it's a persistent one which should be addressed I think. The first time the new BGs were in I thought ooo pretty...but y'know they got real old REAL quick. Space just doesn't seem so lonely when everywhere you look is cluttered by pretty sparkly lights all the time.
Watching sci-fi's like firefly when they're in space you really feel they're alone and that's because the only thing illuminating the ship is the sun and some lights on the ship.
The awesome trippy LSD induced backgrounds are cool but they get old quick. I mean seeing a rainbow EVERY single day would just make it seem dull rather than refreshing.

Posted - 2008.07.05 21:39:00 - [25]

I support this, I want Alien (the movie) space not cotton candy space.

The Illuminati.
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2008.07.05 22:57:00 - [26]


Posted - 2008.07.05 23:53:00 - [27]


And a next step would be to do the different colors/backgrounds per region.

Iris Bleue
Abaim Innovations
Posted - 2008.07.06 04:04:00 - [28]


Jericho Fraction
The Star Fraction
Posted - 2008.07.06 09:42:00 - [29]

Edited by: Lucai on 06/07/2008 09:47:41


I have fond memories about the time when one could still change the backgrounds to black, or tone down the brightness by any amount*, manually, when it wasnt forbidden yet.

Black space is so much nicer, just with the stars and the brilliant light of one sun.

* E.g.: Compare: this to this.
Viewing angle was roughly the same, just different zoom.

Chi Quan
Bibkor Enterprises

Posted - 2008.07.06 11:58:00 - [30]

Edited by: Chi Quan on 06/07/2008 11:57:57

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