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Friday, June 9, 2006
Lugaru 2: PhoenixUI Prototype Released
6:59 AM | Anthony Wang | Comment on this story

The Wolfire development blog has released PhoenixUI prototype, which is an early version of Lugaru 2's user interface. According to the blog, the goal is to create a unique user interface similar to the one used in computers today, such as Windows or Mac OS X, to enhance gaming experience.

Here's an excerpt:

The goal behind “PhoenixUI” is to have interface elements that behave exactly like your operating system. That is, you’ll be able to press tab to switch between controls, double click a word to select it, have multiple redo/undo states in text fields, and so on. This way when you are creating a map in the map editor, typing in the chatroom before a multiplayer game begins, or using the extensive wolfireNET feature to download maps and mods or check rankings and such (more on this in another post someday), you won’t have to fight the interface to get it to do what you want it to.

So please try out this prototype of PhoenixUI and let me know if you find anything that doesn’t behave properly according to Mac OS X’s interface. A few things to note: if this runs slow on your computer, don’t worry. When it is implemented inside of Lugaru 2, it will barely use any CPU time - this is just a prototype. Also, the OS X theme is temporary and will be changed to an original theme to avoid the wrath of Apple legal.

Please click on the links below to learn more information.

Wolfire Blog

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