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Adjustable stacking offset for decks

Postby Benkyo » June 24th, 2014, 3:59 am

Currently all decks have an identical +x -y offset that creates the visual effect of a 3D stack when multiple pieces are in the deck.

I would very much like to have the option to adjust that offset.

Any chance of that happening?
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Re: Adjustable stacking offset for decks

Postby uckelman » June 24th, 2014, 7:43 am

Thus spake Benkyo:
> Currently all decks have an identical +x -y offset that creates the
> visual effect of a 3D stack when multiple pieces are in the deck.
>
> I would very much like to have the option to adjust that offset.

Why?

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Re: Adjustable stacking offset for decks

Postby Benkyo » June 24th, 2014, 8:16 am

1) Say you want to show a stack/deck of units that have a partially-visible portion while in the stack/deck. A stack just isn't as handy as a deck in some circumstances, as decks have some built-in functions that can be very convenient. In my case I'd like a row of pieces. The player draws the top piece of the row, and can use the 'return to deck' trait to easily send them back. The deck would be a visual representation of how many pieces are there, without needing a separate numeric counter.

2) It would be nice to able to match the direction of the 3D effect on deck stacks to isometric or 3D art on a board or pieces in cases where the art isn't representing 3D in exactly the same way as the decks.
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Re: Adjustable stacking offset for decks

Postby Benkyo » July 6th, 2014, 11:31 pm

Oh, I just noticed this in the Vassal Request for Enhancement Tracker from 2012:

Bug 4817 - Stacking options per Deck, not Map

...I'll be sure to check it thoroughly before making requests in the future. Sorry!
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