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Future UI features / changes?
Are there any specific changes or new features planned for the UI in future updates/versions?

One minor complaint: I'm playing on OS X, and the existence of the File -> Reset Game menu item is confusing in this particular game. The menu item, despite using the word "reset", appears to actually execute the "restart" verb, rather than HL's rather unusual/specific "reset" verb. The menu item does do a warning-and-confirmation step, which is good, but it seems like it should be called "ReSTART Game" to be consistent.

The only more substantive wish/request that has occurred to me: The Alchemy Journal is VERY useful to have in parallel to the IF-standard interface, but by mid-game(ish) there are enough items listed in each category that I really want a way to move them into *alphabetical* ordering. (The default reverse-chronological ordering is useful too, but I'd love to be able to toggle between that and alphabetical.)
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zarf_home  [developer] Jul 11, 2016 @ 9:55am 
Yes, you're definitely right about the reset menu item.

Sorting in the journal window would be reasonable. I should also support the text-search feature, since I wrote all the code for it already.

People have also suggested smooth scrolling, and maybe highlighting the current turn output more. (That is, dimming the previous history slightly.)

I have to switch away from HL updates for the moment, however. I have other projects to pound on. So it may be a while before I get to these plans.
Quinton Dec 26, 2016 @ 11:58am 
I'd really love a "tiled" display option that showed the main game interface, the journal, and (optionally) the map, side-by-side or in a 1 + 2 configuration. That way I can easily flip to fullscreen for zero distraction but also still get at all of the convenient secondary windows.
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