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Would you use the option to have different backgrounds in your own packs?

Yes, I would use this in my own packs
4 (57.1%)
No, I'm fine with a single pack-wide background for these screens
3 (42.9%)
No, I don't make packs, or don't use custom menu backgrounds in them
0 (0%)

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Offline WillLem

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It's in the title, really. Can the menu and level preview screens have different backgrounds?

If this could also extend to the F4 talisman info screen as well, that would also be great...

Offline Strato Incendus

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Re: [SUG][PLAYER] Allow different background for menu/preview screens
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2020, 07:51:56 am »
I think it's possible, the question is whether it would be used enough for namida to implement it.

A while ago, I asked whether we could enable custom backgrounds for every level menu screen, i.e. make this another property that could set on a level basis rather than on a per-pack / per-rank basis. So it would have been something you decide for each level, just like music, theme etc.

There weren't enough people interested in using this option, that's why it wasn't implemented, but as far as I understood namida, in principle it wouldn't be too much effort.

The reason I requested this was to be able to use different level menu screens depending on the tileset used, like in Lemmings 3D.
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Lemmings World Tour (New & Old Formats), my music-themed flagship pack, 320 levels - Let's Played by Colorful Arty
Paralems (Old Formats), a more flavour-driven one, 150 levels
Pit Lems (Old Formats), a more puzzly one, 100 levels - Let's Played by nin10doadict
Lemmicks, a pack for (very old) NeoLemmix 1.43 full of gimmicks, 170 levels

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Re: [SUG][PLAYER] Allow different background for menu/preview screens
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2020, 07:55:26 pm »
Pretty much as Strato said - I'm not particularly against the idea, but I also haven't seen much demand for it so don't know how worthwhile it would be.

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[POLL ADDED] Allow different background for menu/preview screens
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2020, 12:40:32 am »
A while ago, I asked whether we could enable custom backgrounds for every level menu screen... There weren't enough people interested in using this option

I can see why this wouldn't generate much interest - it's a lot of extra effort on top of everything that's already involved with creating a level.

However, just one background for menu and another for level screens (mayyybe another for talismans) would be much simpler. I'm guessing you'd just name the images "background_menu" and "background_level" respectively, and NL could still apply "background" to both for people who aren't interested in using the option.

I've added a poll to get an idea of interest in this.

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I've replaced the poll with one that asks a more useful question in determining if this feature should happen or not.

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Seems equally split between people who would or wouldn't use this feature. It shouldn't be too difficult to implement, so it's something to take into account during the overall menu redesign / touching up.

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Re: [POLL][SUG][PLAYER] Allow different background for menu/preview screens
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2020, 09:35:17 pm »
Implemented in commit fd9c063.