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[BUG][PLAYER] Negative checkbox options: Reword & invert
« on: December 24, 2022, 07:25:01 AM »
Hi,

NeoLemmix player version 12.12.5. Here is a screenshot from the interface options. You reach these options from NL's main menu, click the gear icon, then click the interface tab at top of dialog.



I recommend the following rewordings:

Don't Replay After Backwards Frameskip -> Replay after Rewind or Preserve Replay after Rewind. Invert the meaning of the checkmark. Maybe "Keep" instead of "Preserve". Another wording: Cut Replay after Rewind and keep the meaning of the checkmark, but I feel this isn't as clear. I'm not 100 % sure if "rewind" is clear enough if the program calls it "backwards frameskip" elsewhere, but "rewind" is at least popular and short.

Disable Background Images -> Show backgrounds and invert the meaning of the checkmark. Maybe "display" instead of "show"?

Hide Skill Shadows -> Skill Shadows and invert the meaning of the checkmark. A verb doesn't feel as necessary as with "show backgrounds" because the skill shadows feel exactly in the middle between a tool and a graphics option.

Use Spawn Interval -> Show Spawn Interval Instead of Release Rate and keep the meanig of the checkmark as it is now. Or "Spawn rate" if NL prefers that term. I don't have a good short wording. The setting is really only for visuals and has no bearing on physics. Even better: Convert the box into a radio-button option. Reason: It's a choice between two meaningful different things, not a togging of a single thing.

Hide Advanced Options in Level Select -> Show Advanced Options in Level Select and invert the meaning of the checkmark.

This report is more about the UI than about what really ends in the config files. You can remove negative wording in the config files, too, and invert the setting under the hood, or you can merely invert the meaning of the checkbox.

-- Simon
« Last Edit: December 24, 2022, 07:44:31 AM by Simon »