Screenshot hot key

Talk about the mods or features you'd like to see in Daggerfall Unity. Give mod creators some ideas!
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MaxiM
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Screenshot hot key

Post by MaxiM » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:23 pm

No, really. Please. Even vanilla DF has it (even if severely limited).
I'm sure people would really appreciate it. It's the small things in life... ;)
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Re: Screenshot hot key

Post by Interkarma » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:40 pm

I get a lot of requests, so it's definitely something I'll add in future. But the core issue is where to save the screenshots.

I want the Daggerfall Unity folder to be fairly disposable (mods aside), which is why saves and settings are stored elsewhere to persist across versions. But the persistent data path can be difficult to find for some users and is variable across platforms.

I'm open to feedback from you all. Would you be happy for screenshots to be dropped into the persistent data path (e.g. in a Screenshots folder next to Saves folder) so that I can keep the Daggerfall Unity folder fairly disposable. Or would you prefer them to output to the Daggerfall Unity folder somewhere and you can manually copy them between versions if needed. Other ideas?

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Re: Screenshot hot key

Post by Jay_H » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:57 pm

What about an ability for the user to define a path in the opening configuration? If there's no path, an error could appear: "ERROR! No screenshot path set."
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Re: Screenshot hot key

Post by Interkarma » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:45 pm

A setting works for me - although I'd rather set a sensible default and user can adjust it to their own preference later.

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Re: Screenshot hot key

Post by Hazelnut » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:40 pm

I think they should go in a folder parallel to saves folder. I would rather not have yet another place DFU stuff could go.

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Re: Screenshot hot key

Post by jayhova » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:22 pm

For windows I would suggest %USERPROFILE%\Pictures\DFU_ScreenShots
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Re: Screenshot hot key

Post by Nystul » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:46 pm

Hazelnut wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:40 pm
I think they should go in a folder parallel to saves folder. I would rather not have yet another place DFU stuff could go.
I agree with Hazelnut

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Re: Screenshot hot key

Post by Jaiysaun » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:49 pm

Next to saves sounds the most sensible to me.

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Re: Screenshot hot key

Post by MaxiM » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:14 am

Yup. Most games do that so that all the user data is kept in the game's %USERPROFILE% fodlers.
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