Bay 12 Games Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

Author Topic: Better Zoom Controls  (Read 27 times)

Rekov

  • Bay Watcher
  • Elf Aficionado
    • View Profile
Better Zoom Controls
« on: February 27, 2021, 04:53:42 pm »

I've spent a bunch of time working on pixel art for a mod, and one of the conclusions that I came to pretty quickly is that there is a huge difference in visual quality when your zoom level is set to an integer (x1, x2, x5, etc), as opposed to something like a 358% zoom. Depending on the algorithm being used, you either end up with a really blurry image, or one that looks misshapen because some of the art's pixels are actually assigned more pixels on the screen.

To that end, I had two ideas for the steam version of DF:

1) Give an option to lock the zoom increment so that you only get 100%, 200%, etc.

2) And/or: Display the zoom level on the screen as part of the new UI. If you can't lock to specific increments, at least give people an easy way to see what zoom level they have.
Logged