Moving the player out of th center

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Moving the player out of th center

Post by ssilk » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:53 pm

Currently the player fits fixed into the center but I can think of some situations, where this isn't that useable. I try to count that situations:

1. When I build while walking. See this post: https://forums.factorio.com/forum/vie ... f=6&t=1084
I that post I listed some situations, when it is not so useful, to move the player sideways while building stuff.
Now I suggest, that when I move "sideways" so that the next item would not be placed in one "row" (one after another), the player leaves his centered position on the screen. The effect is then, that the relative position of the mouse to the playfield keeps constant and doesn't jump sideways.

2. When exploring. When you come to the borders of your currently explored land it would be useful, that the borders and your view matches together. For that it might be useful to move the player out of the center to show the player "when you are going some steps ahead you will explore new land". See also rule 3, because this only happens, if you have time enough to compare the radar with the real view!

3. When walking/driving etc. it is good to have a better view into the direction you are walking/driving. In that case the player is moved in the counter-direction. This rule conflicts with rule 2 but this is pupose, because a player, which explores fast should have a better view into the unkown than a player, which goes step by step.

4. Story. I can think for story-elements, where the player is moved out of the center to show him something else. It can be also game-elements, for example matching the radar-view is blended in, when you click on the alarm-icon.
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Re: Moving the player out of th center

Post by SilverWarior » Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:18 am

3. This coulwould be verry helpfull especiall when driving with car or train.
4. Could also come helpfull

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Re: Moving the player out of th center

Post by goku90504 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:19 am

I support this idea

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Re: Moving the player out of th center

Post by TuckJohn » Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:26 pm

I support having the camera centered in front of cars and trains, although it might be a little bit nauseating.

I think having the character always in the middle of the screen adds some character to the game that a lot of other games lack.
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Re: Moving the player out of th center

Post by SHiRKiT » Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:32 pm

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Re: Moving the player out of th center

Post by ssilk » Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:01 pm

But in my opinion still valid. :)
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Re: Moving the player out of th center

Post by TuckJohn » Mon Nov 30, 2015 3:34 pm

SHiRKiT wrote:Image
(sorry for the off-topic, couldn't miss this one)
Well done good sir!
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