Feature #8192

Add a new main-menu intro.

Added by SimonC979 about 5 years ago. Updated about 5 years ago.

Status:Closed Start date:01/16/2010
Priority:Trivial Due date:
Assignee:rocko % Done:

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Category:Complex
Target version:1.0.1
Component: Affected Version:
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Description

Quite a few people have commented on the lack of a main menu intro with ACE. Is there a new one planned, or is it intentional to leave it blank?

History

Updated by Sickboy about 5 years ago

It is intended, but maybe we should make it userconfigurable :)

Updated by SimonC979 about 5 years ago

Can't see anything wrong with that idea, would allow people to choose whether they had to load the extra data at the start I guess? :)

Updated by rocko about 5 years ago

  • Category set to Complex
  • Assignee set to rocko
  • Target version set to Planned (Needs Contributors)

Updated by SimonC979 about 5 years ago

Hehe, nice target version. :D

Updated by rocko about 5 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Rejected
  • Target version deleted (Planned (Needs Contributors))

3rd Party Island will bring you back a custom intro for the main menu.

I generally doubt anyone ever will spend time watching a main menu.

In ACE it'll speed up things forloading stuff.

Furthermore it is already done. Reworking it is way too much work than it benefits.

Updated by pufu about 5 years ago

what if there would be a image overlapping the main menu intro sequence, similar to ACE1? Wouldn't that skip the prbs with 3rd party islands?

Updated by rocko about 5 years ago

Wouldn't matter I think.

Every island can have these "intro movies". Those will play everytime. If an island does not have such an intro, I think the game picks one randomly or at least the default intro movie.

Depending on the scene complexity you encounter stutter or lag sometimes, even if a picture would overlap.

Updated by pufu about 5 years ago

that is correct, and i am aware of it.
But i guess that would at least get the "unfinished" look of the main menu. Not that it is a high prio, but more of a packaging feature
Anyways, if you lag in MM, i doubt you can properly play the game either

Updated by pufu about 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Rejected to Feedback
  • Target version set to Planned (Needs Contributors)

Updated by rocko about 5 years ago

Well, tbh, I'd rather play the mod than enjoying a background scene/eye candy like main menu, that visible not longer than a few seconds.

Updated by DirTyDeeDs about 5 years ago

people say "don't judge a book by it's cover" but most do it anyway.
It gives the appearance of the mod messing up your main menu or being bugged.

I encourage you to consider the idea of making it configurable, and enabled by default.(low priority)
I use -world=empty and even that is better than the black screen.

Updated by Sickboy about 5 years ago

Kinda agree on the -world=empty, something available since ArmA 1, that does exactly what we want if we want to speed up the menu :O :)

Updated by tcp about 5 years ago

Aren't you already loading Utes, but just sitting on the LHD with the screen darkened?

Updated by SimonC979 about 5 years ago

Exactly. I wouldn't even mind if the intro was the default one again, I liked the carrier flybys with the aircraft on deck. There was nothing wrong with it, and if people want faster loading, they can use world=empty.

Updated by rocko about 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed
  • Target version changed from Planned (Needs Contributors) to 1.0.0

Updated by Sickboy about 5 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.0.0 to 1.0.1

Updated by Sickboy about 5 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.0.1 to 1.0.2

Updated by Sickboy about 5 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.0.2 to 1.0.1

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