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Liang Nuren
Posted - 2009.10.16 22:46:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Liang Nuren on 16/10/2009 22:45:43
So as long as I've been playing Eve, the traditional wisdom has been to have your local separate from all your other windows. I guess this comes from living in "dangerous" space all the time.

The problem with it is that its really kinda in the way no matter where I put it. Examine:
http://eve-files.com/dl/208205

So on the left side, I have (long ways) my local. Drones are under it and extended slightly to the right. On the Right, I have my overview. Drones are not at the bottom, because I like having a long overview.

Along the bottom, I have cargo, alliance/corp/#idlechannels.

So... where do you keep local so that it's not in the way, but is immediately visible?

-Liang

Ferdio Ricotez
Gallente
Posted - 2009.10.16 22:54:00 - [2]
 

I'm afraid the only answer is 'buy a bigger screen'. I played on 1024x768 a long time, until the permanent space shortage got so agonizing I bought a 1920x1080 screen. I have never had any problems with UI space ever since.

It's the reason you can't play EVE on 800x600.

Liang Nuren
Posted - 2009.10.16 23:04:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Ferdio Ricotez
I'm afraid the only answer is 'buy a bigger screen'. I played on 1024x768 a long time, until the permanent space shortage got so agonizing I bought a 1920x1080 screen. I have never had any problems with UI space ever since.

It's the reason you can't play EVE on 800x600.


Hmm, I've always played windowed (for multi accounting). I'll give the higher resolutions a try (1280x960 ATM). Hopefully it won't screw anything up or lag too much.

-Liang

Malcanis
Caldari
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
Posted - 2009.10.16 23:11:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Liang Nuren
Originally by: Ferdio Ricotez
I'm afraid the only answer is 'buy a bigger screen'. I played on 1024x768 a long time, until the permanent space shortage got so agonizing I bought a 1920x1080 screen. I have never had any problems with UI space ever since.

It's the reason you can't play EVE on 800x600.


Hmm, I've always played windowed (for multi accounting). I'll give the higher resolutions a try (1280x960 ATM). Hopefully it won't screw anything up or lag too much.

-Liang


Liang, seriously:

Dual 24" screens. 2x 1920x1200. Just go and do it, right now.

A 24" screen just seems to fit the UI perfectly. Once you've used them for a week, 1024x768 will seem like some kind of cruel joke.

ropnes
Posted - 2009.10.16 23:14:00 - [5]
 

I keep local where your cargo is, although not as wide
Other chats where your drones are though I usually have that chat minimized
Sometimes I have drones there (if I have a lot of drones, like in a Domi). Otherwise I keep the drones under the overview (I don't drag it out as much)

What are you flying though? Shield buffered Brutix?

Ghoest
Posted - 2009.10.16 23:23:00 - [6]
 

1 You either need a bigger screen or better eyes so you can make the interface smaller.

2 There is no reason to show that many lines of local.

Hana Lena
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2009.10.17 00:05:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: Hana Lena on 17/10/2009 00:07:33
Minimized as part of my chat window along with corp chat and my cargo and my IG-browser.

I never look at Local.

Originally by: Ferdio Ricotez
It's the reason you can't play EVE on 800x600.


Ah yes 800x600 I rember playing Dialbo II on that and thing that it was the S#!T!

That said I use a 22 in screen and have no problems.

Shanky McStabber
Merch Industrial
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2009.10.17 00:53:00 - [8]
 

Considering I play at 4320x900 resolution (tri-monitor setup) my local is down the right edge of my left monitor. My overview is down the entire left edge of my right monitor (center monitor is for HUD, target, drones, and fleet only)

Ryhss
Caldari
The Excecutorans
Posted - 2009.10.17 01:07:00 - [9]
 

I never read local unless I'm in a war. ading any local in EVE is kind of like 'Barrens' chat in WoW.

Cpt Branko
Retired Pirate Club
Posted - 2009.10.17 01:32:00 - [10]
 

Edited by: Cpt Branko on 17/10/2009 01:36:20
bottom left corner. other chats are on top of that, bookmarks on top of that, overview to the right, drones just above the modules, and fleet goes to top somewhere.

A bit crammed, but it fits.

something like this, basically

Liang Nuren
Posted - 2009.10.17 02:00:00 - [11]
 

Edited by: Liang Nuren on 17/10/2009 02:02:55
Originally by: ropnes
What are you flying though? Shield buffered Brutix?


Heh, yes as a matter of fact.

7x Ion II
10mn MWD I, Scram II, LSE II, Invuln II
3x MFS II, TE II, DC II

Originally by: Ghoest
2 There is no reason to show that many lines of local.


I keep local at that size not so that I can see anything said (I frankly couldn't care less), but as an intel gathering tool. It makes it easier to see when someone jumps into the unpopulated low sec systems I live in.

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Considering I play at 4320x900 resolution (tri-monitor setup) my local is down the right edge of my left monitor. My overview is down the entire left edge of my right monitor (center monitor is for HUD, target, drones, and fleet only)


I didn't realize eve would span monitors that well. Kinda throws a crimp in my multi-accounting practices though!

-Liang

Aralieus
Amarr
Shadowbane Syndicate
Posted - 2009.10.17 02:21:00 - [12]
 

My Fleet UI: Linkage

My Solo UI: Linkage

*Your experience may vary Cool

Shanky McStabber
Merch Industrial
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2009.10.17 02:35:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Liang Nuren

I didn't realize eve would span monitors that well. Kinda throws a crimp in my multi-accounting practices though!

-Liang


I have a very unique setup for my home system. I run 2 Nvidia 8800GTS 640mb cards in SLI. The SLI cards connect through the DVI to a Matrox Triplehead2go. My 3 monitors connects to the Triplehead2go.

As far as my computer is concerned, I have a single GIANT monitor with a total resolution of 4320x900. This pretty much lets me play any game at that resolution (though some work better than others depending on whether it is vert- or hor+).

Riesia
The Triangle
Veneratio Venator Alliance
Posted - 2009.10.17 02:50:00 - [14]
 

My eve layout

Works for me.

Anhur Shu
Senex Legio
Get Off My Lawn
Posted - 2009.10.17 03:35:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Ryhss
ading any local in EVE is kind of like 'Barrens' chat in WoW.


hehe.....now there's something I haven't heard in a long time

Wet Ferret
Posted - 2009.10.17 06:13:00 - [16]
 

Don't use local as a chat room... if you do, then just merge it with the rest of your chat boxes.

I keep mine in a tiny window above my regular chat box (same place as yours) shrunk to as small as it can be, and only expand it when necessary. It's minimized most of the time so I don't even notice it.

Vaal Erit
Science and Trade Institute
Posted - 2009.10.17 06:26:00 - [17]
 

WTB local character list that looks like the items list (condensed format) like in the OPs picture. I seriously could not care less about character portraits when I'm flying in mf'ing space. Possibly wtb a hotkey to hide all chat windows.

For the OP I suggest overlapping your chat and local windows more and buying a widescreen monitor, probably 20-22" are the best bang for your buck atm.

Siigari Kitawa
Gallente
Perditus Peregrinus
Posted - 2009.10.17 06:51:00 - [18]
 

Edited by: Siigari Kitawa on 17/10/2009 06:51:33

Local: http://www.siigarikitawa.com/images/local.png

Hot Fudge
Minmatar
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2009.10.17 06:51:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Riesia
My eve layout

Works for me.


You can capture screenshots much easier by pushing the printscreen button on your keyboard, then go into your documents, find the Eve folder, and navigate to the captures folder. Wink

Lotus Sutra
Caldari
Sutra Inc
Posted - 2009.10.17 07:00:00 - [20]
 

Anybody got a decent layout for 1360 x 768? I run windowed. Monitor can handle upto 1440 x 900 but running the client windowed at that resolution interferes with my other activities (surfing pron, blogging, surfing pron, reading the news, surfing pron, yapping on yahoo messenger, surfing pron, reading the eve-o forums) so I run it at reduced client resolution because it makes it so much easier to switch between my other activities and the game.

Suggestions? Oh and please don't say "get a bigger monitor" unless you intend to buy it for me.

Lotus

zombiedeadhead
Minmatar
The Tuskers
Posted - 2009.10.17 07:44:00 - [21]
 

I keep it real simple in the main Ui

Anvalor
Gallente
Germania Inc.
D0GMA
Posted - 2009.10.17 07:59:00 - [22]
 

Edited by: Anvalor on 17/10/2009 08:01:18
Liang i have the local at the same position where you have it. But i move it more to the left ,so that stuff that is written in local is outside of my screen. And the part with the names is a bit smaller so i can just read short names full.

That is also a good thing to not get distracted by smacktalk or if you get asked for ransom. So i do not have to worry about stuff like that and just shoot other ships.
I do not read local, except when i read it. Laughing

I forgot to add, i have the optionbar (the vertical bar, do not know the name) on the right side instead of left so my local does not overlap most of it.

Mara Rinn
Posted - 2009.10.17 08:02:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Ghoest
2 There is no reason to show that many lines of local.


Except perhaps if one want to see war targets in local before one sees war target in overview.

MightyRhinox
Minmatar
Rhinox Heavy Industries
Twilight Military Industrial Complex Alliance
Posted - 2009.10.17 08:05:00 - [24]
 

I keep it separate but minimized when in high sec and not fighting and opened behind the corp chat (in it's default position) with only the member list peaking out when in low-sec.

Works well, you don't really need to see what's being said all the time, just who's in system with you.

Kola XXX
Versatech Co.
Aeternus.
Posted - 2009.10.17 08:11:00 - [25]
 

Edited by: Kola XXX on 17/10/2009 08:13:42
I go with a more classic approach, I use the 2nd monitor from the right.

Nocts
Minmatar
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2009.10.17 08:16:00 - [26]
 

Edited by: Nocts on 17/10/2009 08:18:48
I hide about 80% of my local window. Example : http://i33.tinypic.com/20pt0ra.jpg

All I need is the local name list. I don't chat in local, I don't converse in local, and I certainly can't see the number in local change out of the corner of my eye any easier than seeing the scroll-bar change in size.

edit: It should be noted that I can still see the standing icons, too.

Lotus Sutra
Caldari
Sutra Inc
Posted - 2009.10.17 08:20:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Kola XXX
Edited by: Kola XXX on 17/10/2009 08:13:42
I go with a more classic approach, I use the 2nd monitor from the right.


I LOL'd

Dr Karsun
Gallente
Coffee Lovers Brewing Club
Posted - 2009.10.17 08:27:00 - [28]
 

1280x1024 19 inch screen... I haven't really got problems with anything. I keep my drones, selection and overview on the entire right, moved the ship modules to the right too, down I keep the local and other channels, on the left scanner, cargohold (if doing pve) and if I need market I have it right in the middle, but as far as I'm concerned, I've got a lot of space... Always.

Ancy Denaries
Posted - 2009.10.17 09:05:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: Malcanis
Liang, seriously:

Dual 24" screens. 2x 1920x1200. Just go and do it, right now.

A 24" screen just seems to fit the UI perfectly. Once you've used them for a week, 1024x768 will seem like some kind of cruel joke.
This, quite frankly. I run two full screen clients at 1920x1080, and there is more than enough screen space estate to play around with.

I realised I don't have any screenshots lying around. But if you are interested in my UI layout, check my YouTubes.

Marko Riva
Posted - 2009.10.17 09:23:00 - [30]
 

Edited by: Marko Riva on 17/10/2009 09:24:22
I use an odd windowed resolution (1600x1000) so I can cascade several clients onto my screen without losing too much UI space. My watch list window is bottom right, drones are just off from the middle on the top and broadcast/scan windows are only open when actually needed.

Local is to the left as with most people and I moved my target windows to the bottom so they're close to my modules window, making for fast clicking (I use a combination of mouseclicking, G15 keys and Fuctions keys).

UI



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