System names, less cluttered?

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System names, less cluttered?

Post by Bothkill » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:45 pm

There are instances when in Short Range Chart the systems are too close to eachother and the names are mixed, looking not only ugly, but unreadable.

Currently, the names are automatically placed on the upper-right part of the star.

There are two alternatives:
1. either an algorithm to determine where to place the name so that it wouldn't interfere with the neighboring names
2. manually set the location of the name, since the 8 charts are not gonna change, ever

Do you think this is a problem which need solving?
If yes, are there other solutions?

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Re: System names, less cluttered?

Post by earl sleek » Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:20 am

Yes, it's not a gamebreaker but annoying when it happens.

Zoomable charts would also be nice, would mitigate this problem somewhat and would mean the short-range and long-range charts could be merged - although perhaps that's a suggestion that should have its own thread?

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Re: System names, less cluttered?

Post by JazHaz » Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:52 am

Bothkill wrote:There are instances when in Short Range Chart the systems are too close to eachother and the names are mixed, looking not only ugly, but unreadable.
When you select a system, by clicking on the star circle, the label will change to be on the top. So it shouldn't matter?

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Re: System names, less cluttered?

Post by Mad Dan Eccles » Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:32 pm

Wait, you can use the mouse? What blasphemy is this?
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Re: System names, less cluttered?

Post by Smivs » Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:07 pm

Mad Dan Eccles wrote:Wait, you can use the mouse? What blasphemy is this?
Yes, it's true, and very blasphemouse :P
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Re: System names, less cluttered?

Post by JazHaz » Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:30 pm

<groans>

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Re: System names, less cluttered?

Post by Capt. Reynolds » Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:05 pm

Smivs wrote:Yes, it's true, and very blasphemouse :P
You rodento town just to make that joke?

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