[messages] [Module Design] The Evil side of text labels

Michael Kiefte mkiefte at dal.ca
Mon Mar 7 05:33:11 MST 2011

It sounds like your flip side is a different size?  Your text labels can't change size dynamically.  It sounds like you should be using a Replace With Counter trait instead.

- M.

On 2011-03-07, at 12:18 AM, jungleboie <jungleboie at yahoo.com> wrote:

> i am editing a mod, and i am tring to make a editable Data card for
> counters. would look great if the text didn't show at all times (I.E.
> when the data card isn't active). 
> this is what i have:
> i have a counter that i want to flip to show a data card. as i am using
> property's to fill out the numbers, i am using text labels to show the
> prpertys.  looks good except when i flip back to the counter (which is
> smaller than the Data sheet.) the text is all over the counter and
> surrounding area.
> anyone have a solution? am tring to stay away from making a card for
> every counter as that would not allow editing. so am looking to see if
> there is a layer puzzle that might fix it. for instance, make the data
> card the base counter and the counter the flipside. but i think that
> won't change the visibility of the text. but the data card looks nice
> and is editable..
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