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1.87 Beta 1 - UI Love - 10/4/2009 7:47:32 PM   
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1.87 Beta 1 has the initial new UI re-skinning. Note, this is a BETA. I'd love to get your comments on the new look.

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RE: 1.87 Beta 1 - UI Love - 10/4/2009 7:50:19 PM   
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For those folks that are not going to download the beta, here are a few peeks at the changes:






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RE: 1.87 Beta 1 - UI Love - 10/4/2009 7:51:06 PM   
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RE: 1.87 Beta 1 - UI Love - 10/4/2009 8:12:26 PM   
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Looks good. I'll definitely download it since I'm all about eye candy!

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RE: 1.87 Beta 1 - UI Love - 10/4/2009 8:40:52 PM   
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The ball park page has gone screwy. Also note that the team's W-L record is obscured by the minimize/close buttons:






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RE: 1.87 Beta 1 - UI Love - 10/4/2009 8:45:34 PM   
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I DO like the plain black backgrounds, as the page text is now much easier to read. However, the "graphical roster" page is still butt-ugly.

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RE: 1.87 Beta 1 - UI Love - 10/4/2009 8:54:26 PM   
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On the "games" page, the team logos look much better. With the previous background image, the Dodgers' logo could not be seen. I definitely like this "uncluttered" look:




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RE: 1.87 Beta 1 - UI Love - 10/5/2009 12:16:27 AM   
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Will there be separate custom filters for pitchers and position players?

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RE: 1.87 Beta 1 - UI Love - 10/5/2009 2:30:29 AM   
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I like it too Shaun.. glad Padresfan had you thinking about some UI work!

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RE: 1.87 Beta 1 - UI Love - 10/5/2009 4:16:23 AM   
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I like the look except for the Global Options on the bottom. I like the icons better.

On the DL assignment popup, the one with 15 or 60 day DL, the buttons are the old brown ones.

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RE: 1.87 Beta 1 - UI Love - 10/5/2009 4:28:59 AM   
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Ah... yes! You rock Shaun, thanks for giving the UI some LOVE!! Liking the consistent look, and I agree with rjolley, I think the icons would still work, but maybe you have something bigger in mind here. Dig it!!

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RE: 1.87 Beta 1 - UI Love - 10/5/2009 4:37:11 AM   
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I don't know if this a new issue or even in the right thread but when I click on Player Usage it's off the edge of the screen. Is there no way to avoid this application being locked in at the very left of the display?




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RE: 1.87 Beta 1 - UI Love - 10/5/2009 12:25:40 PM   
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Going green, are we?

I agree with a couple of the other guys. The icons at the bottom add the proper contrast and look better than even more green buttons.

Poll question: Is this recent green trend related to.....

1) Shaun getting in touch with his Irish roots
2) A concern for our environment
3) A subliminal attempt to get we the users to donate some "green" to the cause

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RE: 1.87 Beta 1 - UI Love - 10/5/2009 2:05:22 PM   
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I agree with KG's comment about the background on the scores/schedule page. It's a cleaner look and I like it. However, I agree with others that the picture icons at the bottom of the page looked better than the green buttons.

I really like the player card changes. It seems more organized and intuitive to have the options all together on the side of the screen.


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RE: 1.87 Beta 1 - UI Love - 10/5/2009 4:22:32 PM   
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I don't know if this should be posted here or in 1.86 since it's not a UI issue, but is occurring under 1.87. This was occurring in earlier, recent versions, too. Trying to access the Schedule Calendar makes the system go nuts. Puresim will start using as much as 90% of the CPU and just keep going without loading the calendar. I have to kill the process to get started again.

EDIT: Now, even after a restart I can't get into the schedule. It just keeps repeating the process. There is no disk activity, but the CPU is maxed out. The last time I looked at the schedule was before the first game of the season. Now that I've played the first game it seems that I can't view the schedule. How long should I let it run before I decide that it's not going to load?

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RE: 1.87 Beta 1 - UI Love - 10/5/2009 5:39:41 PM   
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For UI consistency, at the minimum the Accept/Ok/Apply button should be at the lower right on the Lineup Card during the game.

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RE: 1.87 Beta 1 - UI Love - 10/5/2009 10:17:31 PM   
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Here's a minor quibble. As a game vet, I know how to immediately access my team's "front office" page from "home". A newbie wouldn't know. How about adding "Front Office" under or over "Manage My Roster/Manage My Minor Leagues"?




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RE: 1.87 Beta 1 - UI Love - 10/5/2009 10:35:15 PM   
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Shaun - Have spent some time with the new UI look and wanted to summarize my thoughts:

  • I really like the new "primary" layout and how it is consistent from screen to screen. I hope you have something similar planned for the Home screen
  • I don't "hate" the grey/dark green color scheme, but I think you should experiment with some other color schemes, or give the user the control over them. As it stands now, I would say it's just too dark and drab - but it's growing on me the more I look at it. I'd like to try a lighter green (Look at the Initial Association Draft "green")for the Calendar/Quick Link left panel, and have the information window (larger panel) have the darker background. I just wish I had the ability to try a bunch of color schemes myself...
  • I read the release notes and understand the Global Option buttons, but you may want to consider bringing the old icons back as they gave a "cool" look to the screens.
  • Global Options bar at the bottom needs some new color as well. I would try the Puresim logo in the traditional "Puresim crimson" and a tan or light brown gradient backgrond - rather than the gray on gray gradient. It'll make that bar contrast nicely with the darker colors above.
  • It might be me, but when I think of closing a window (like the schedule calendar), my mouse instinctively rolls to the upper right of the window. Not sure if the navigation bar for these kinds of windows should be at the top of the screen, but I thought I'd mention my experience.
  • If possible, it would be awesome if screens like the calendar, roster and lineups, etc didn't have to open a new window. If they could be embedded in the main UI window like Mgr/GM Tendencies , View Lineups, etc. it would be such a smoother user experience.

Anyhow, great start!!!

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RE: 1.87 Beta 1 - UI Love - 10/5/2009 10:40:24 PM   
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For the list that comes up when you right-click on a player, can you add Place on DL and Activate from DL options, at least on the Injured Players/DL screen?

On the Home screen, the buttons in the Global Options section are off. The Home button is below Games and the Main button is partially hidden, below Home.

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RE: 1.87 Beta 1 - UI Love - 10/6/2009 2:57:44 AM   
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Just executed a trade doing the following:

1. From the Modify Roster & Lineup screen, open a player card.
2. From the card, select Shop Player.
3. From that screen, select Shop this player to all teams.
4. Complete a trade.

When I complete the trade, I am on the player's card as if the trade didn't take place. When I exit out of the card, my player is still on my team. I have to exit all the way back to the Team Management screen and back into the roster screen to get it correct.


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RE: 1.87 Beta 1 - UI Love - 10/6/2009 12:17:49 PM   
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As a newbie, this would be very helpful. How do you access Front Office from "home"? I just go through "games" to get there. Is there a shortcut?

Never mind. Just click on the team and you're there. So simple, yet, I've been playing for over a month and have been wondering why there wasn't an easy link to the front office from the "home" page. So, for newbies, I think this would be a helpful addition.

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Here's a minor quibble. As a game vet, I know how to immediately access my team's "front office" page from "home". A newbie wouldn't know. How about adding "Front Office" under or over "Manage My Roster/Manage My Minor Leagues"?




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RE: 1.87 Beta 1 - UI Love - 10/7/2009 1:26:35 AM   
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I love the new green/grey look to the game.. now you just need to do the rest of the screens in that scheme!

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RE: 1.87 Beta 1 - UI Love - 10/7/2009 5:15:05 PM   
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Is it just me or does the 1.87 Beta no longer show league leaders when simming? And the game results that used to appear at the bottom are much abbreviated.

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RE: 1.87 Beta 1 - UI Love - 10/8/2009 3:35:50 AM   
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I guess we are not getting a 1.87 full release to fix a few of the new UI issues?

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RE: 1.87 Beta 1 - UI Love - 10/8/2009 4:10:26 AM   
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That will cost you $34.95.

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RE: 1.87 Beta 1 - UI Love - 10/8/2009 4:32:03 AM   
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That will cost you $34.95.



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