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    [CONCEPT ART] New icons for the main menu

    Looking at the current icons used in the main menu I thought these can be improved to make them less confusing and complex.

    I replaced those icons that weren't clear enough with more common designs and simplified the rest of designs. I also added margins to make the bar look less cramped.

    Here's what I come up with:

    Sign-in icon: Click image for larger version

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    Info icon: Click image for larger version

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    Exit to desktop icon: Click image for larger version

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    Home icon: Click image for larger version

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    Friends icon: Click image for larger version

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    Settings icon: Click image for larger version

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    Sign-out icon: Click image for larger version

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    Stats icon: Click image for larger version

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    Chat icon: Click image for larger version

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    Note that these have no alpha, as otherwise they become invisible in the post. Proper transparent PNGs could be found here: http://1drv.ms/1DxNmfH

    EDIT:

    Here's a quick mock-up, although I'm not quite sure about the scaling - new icons are ~30% smaller than original ones:
    [screenshot]https://forums.unrealtournament.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=11963&d=1424101844[/screenshot]


    Click image for larger version

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    Last edited by _Lynx; 02-16-2015, 11:52 AM.
    "Yeah. _Lynx can fire the lightning gun, have the lightning bolt turn a 90 degree corner, stop and ask the closest teammate for directions, confuse the directions and get lost, realize it went the wrong way, make a U-Turn, and get a headshot on the intended target."
    - RenegadeRetard

    #2
    Excellent. I vote for getting rid of the confusing red X no matter what lol...
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      #3
      Yes very cool Idea for the Main Menu

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        #4
        Not bad though I'm not a fan of the logon/logoff ones, but the icons we are using are unified across several Epic projects. I'm happy to send these to the powers that be but I don't foresee us changing those icons anytime soon.

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          #5
          Can you please get rid of the red X if nothing else? It is confusing especially when you aren't on the home page (i.e. in the credits) or have the friends menu open.
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            #6
            Originally posted by JoeWilcox View Post
            Not bad though I'm not a fan of the logon/logoff ones, but the icons we are using are unified across several Epic projects. I'm happy to send these to the powers that be but I don't foresee us changing those icons anytime soon.
            Yeah, I know how that can be. If they will change it would be great, if not — oh well )

            As for the log-on/log-off I'm not quite happy with these either, but IMO they convey the function of the button much better than original icons. The problem with those is that pretty much everywhere paired brackets are used to represent strength of signal and I didn't connect that to online/offline until after I clicked the button

            May be a paired option based on sign-out icon?

            Sign-out: Click image for larger version

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            Sign-in: Click image for larger version

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            P.S. Added these to archive linked in the first post.
            Last edited by _Lynx; 02-17-2015, 03:35 AM.
            "Yeah. _Lynx can fire the lightning gun, have the lightning bolt turn a 90 degree corner, stop and ask the closest teammate for directions, confuse the directions and get lost, realize it went the wrong way, make a U-Turn, and get a headshot on the intended target."
            - RenegadeRetard

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              #7
              Yea, Logon/Logout is a tough set. Eric (the artist doing some of the icon work) had a hard time with them too. I'm OK with where they are at but they aren't amazing. So hard to convey.

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                #8
                Saw the new icons, these are great!
                "Yeah. _Lynx can fire the lightning gun, have the lightning bolt turn a 90 degree corner, stop and ask the closest teammate for directions, confuse the directions and get lost, realize it went the wrong way, make a U-Turn, and get a headshot on the intended target."
                - RenegadeRetard

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                  #9
                  Yea, I'm really happy with the direction the menus took. We got a UI Artist in and Erik did a good job pulling the feel together. Did it in the last week too. Crazy week.

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                    #10
                    get some rest joe!

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