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bug #14503: Player often can't see his own shadows and nightgaunts

Submitted by:  Dan Gerhards <beetlenaut>
Submitted on:  Mon 12 Oct 2009 07:48:20 AM UTC  
Category: BugSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Units
Status: NonePrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOpen/Closed: Open
Release: 1.7.6Operating System: Linux

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Sat 08 Aug 2015 01:19:56 PM UTC, comment #3:

I don't know if it was a feature back in 1.7.6 when this was first reported but in newer releases (currently on 1.13.1+dev) ethereal units such as ghosts, shadows and wraiths will be translucent, with the animation periodically varying its level of translucency.

At night time, when the shadow's nightstalk ability is activated, the hidden attribute does increase the level of translucency such that at maximum it is actually completely transparent. At different cycles in the variation the shadow is still visible, though, if only barely.

I suppose this bug can be left open because perhaps the translucency shouldn't be cranked up so high that the unit becomes transparent.

Wedge009 <wedge009>
Sun 03 Aug 2014 05:54:36 PM UTC, comment #2:

I'm changing this to a bug, because being able to see my own units is not really a new feature.

Dan Gerhards <beetlenaut>
Project Member
Fri 16 Oct 2009 07:03:55 PM UTC, comment #1:

this problem is even worse when using high-resolution modes (smaller pixels/units) and the unit gets into a field that has low-contrast graphic tile (i.e. grey colour, as in normal human castle tiles); it blends into the background so smoothly, you can barely see it even on a high-contrast screen.

Vax Quis <vaxquis>
Mon 12 Oct 2009 07:48:20 AM UTC, original submission:

Shadows and nightgaunts are partly transparent, so when they are on your side, and dimmed because they are hidden, they disappear entirely. About 75% of the time, all you can see are the bars and orb. Just removing the extra dimming would be enough--there is a "hidden" indicator on the sidebar, so the information is still available.

Dan Gerhards <beetlenaut>
Project Member


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Sun 03 Aug 2014 05:54:36 PM UTCbeetlenautCategoryFeature Request=>Bug
      SummaryMake player\'s shadows and nightgaunts more visible=>Player often can't see his own shadows and nightgaunts
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