Disband Game button position switch, by Jager - 065
Files effected: game_lobby.interface
It's counterintuitve at the moment how the "Start Game" and "Disband Game" buttons are positioned. The "Start Game" button should be the closest one to the middle of the screen, because it's the one used most often.
People are used to that setup, for example on every Windows PC when you get a confirmation box(or choices down the botoom of an options panel, in non-Microsoft applications too), "Yes" or "Ok" is always on the right, and "No"or "Cancel" on the left. But it's against the common standard in HoN.. which made the problem we have now.
All this mod does is switch the two buttons postions, and returns the disband button's text colour to white, because it's then unecessary for it to be red with the buttons orientated this way. I assume S2 made it red to avoid switching the buttons postions(as many people have requested), or they aren't awar of ths issue(how that possible I don't know). That's just avoiding the underlying problem though. That being said, I hope this mod doesn't have to exist for long, and S2 implements the changes in it. If you like this mod, and would like to see this happen, please vote here.
Current disband button position(client version 0.1.49):
Modded disband button positon:
honmod version: http://www.mediafire.com/file/2zfnjmnjmry/DisbandButtonSwitch.honmod
Code:Changelog:Version 1.0.0: initial version for client version 0.1.49 Version 1.1.0: Updated for client version 1.52, and left red text in Version 1.1.1: Updated for client version 1.54 Version 1.1.2: Updated for client version 1.60
Hi Jager, sorry for earlier, could you please post some screenshots?
Nah... no problems... who need fancy at all? =D
I don't know if the screenshots are showing it correctly, but the text isn't red after this mod. I suggest you leave it red.
Honmod file up now!
I find the colour has the opposite effect of drawing you to it instead myself(so you click it), rather then pointing you away from it. Anyone else feel the same? I can make another version where it's red as well if many people want it.
It seems to me like S2 either was trying to avoid switching the buttons which was why they made it red, or they weren't aware of the issue.
Just add an "Are you sure? Yes/No" dialog when you click disband
Edit: Sorry guys, I forgot to change the link to the honmod version. It should work now. I'm suprised nobody said anyhting.
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I think a better option may be to make the start button text green, and leave the disband colour white. At least for people who have gotten used to the backwardness of the postions of the buttons, and need "retraining". They've rubbed off on me unfortunately. >_>
That way the button you want to click normally is coloured so it stands out(as opposed to the one you don't want to click normally). But it's in green, as in go for a traffic light. I'll make an alternate version like that.
I don't think they should be kept the same way(with disband on the right) in the in the game just because we're used to it - the game hasn't even been officially released yet. The purpose of the switch is that that's how it should have been in the first place, for new players.
Edit: It's made(honmod version so far). I need to give it a different name inside the xml file to differentate it in the HoN ModMan is that fine? It's file name will be DisbandButtonswitchAlternate.honmod. Not sure about the s2z version, is it alright to leave it as the same number? I don't suppose you can add letters onto the end of the numbers (e.g. resources066a.s2z) can you?