How hard would it be to have a floating avatar box?

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posted on June 17th, 2017, 2:15 am
In my release of the newer version of my mod I was thinking about having a floating square box with a picture of the character you are playing (hero ships). So how hard would it be to have say a Martok Bird of prey with a floating avatar box above the ship like the 6 level gold thingy, but replaced with a box the size of the avatar seen in the upper left hand corner?

Does this question make sense?
posted on June 17th, 2017, 4:50 am
Well, seeing how the Devs were able to add unique ranks to the game, it's possible that you could create a ship with "rank 7" and set "rank 7 to use a different icon. I don't know if there is a limit to ranks though, since you would need ranks 7 - 16 in order to get all the Avatars.

Not to mention there probably is a limit to the size of the rank, so you might not be able to fit the whole Avatar picture in there. But using the rank system is the only idea that comes to mind.
posted on June 17th, 2017, 2:23 pm
Tryptic wrote:Well, seeing how the Devs were able to add unique ranks to the game, it's possible that you could create a ship with "rank 7" and set "rank 7 to use a different icon. I don't know if there is a limit to ranks though, since you would need ranks 7 - 16 in order to get all the Avatars.

Not to mention there probably is a limit to the size of the rank, so you might not be able to fit the whole Avatar picture in there. But using the rank system is the only idea that comes to mind.


Thanks, seems like it could be a lot of work then. I will pass lol
posted on June 27th, 2017, 8:01 pm
If I remember correctly the 6 ranks are hard limit. However, it wouldn't be too difficult to convert the rank system into a 5 rank one and keep the 6th for unique ships only.
posted on June 27th, 2017, 8:22 pm
Yeah I am not even going to bother trying this out at all. seems like its not worth it and I don't want to mess with the rank up system
posted on July 2nd, 2017, 4:36 am
We generally tried not to hardcode any solutions. You can have unlimited ranks with unlimited symbols :). I believe that The Undying Nephalim use a number of additional ranks in one of the versions of the Sigma total conversion - it might be possible to hunt a version down for reference. I'm not sure if we ever released it, but we had a version where Klingon ships kept providing supplies with kills even after reaching Veteran status (=ranking up post Veteran status).
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