bugBattle for Wesnoth - Bugs: bug #21724, problems with automatic ellipsing

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bug #21724: problems with automatic ellipsing

Submitted by:  Anonymissimus <anonymissimus>
Submitted on:  Wed Feb 26 00:01:33 2014  
Category: BugSeverity: 4 - Important
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group:  None of the others
Status: FixedPrivacy: Public
Assigned to: Alexander van Gessel <ai0867>Open/Closed: Closed
Release: 1.11.10+devOperating System: all

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Fri Feb 28 20:13:15 2014, comment #3:

Implemented/fixed in 1c528a7a37f6.

Alexander van Gessel <ai0867>
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Wed Feb 26 10:46:42 2014, comment #2:

I support the implementation of ellipse=none. Awhile back I was trying to implement something to hide bars, ellipses, and orbs/crowns, so this would solve, well, a third of my battle.

Charles Dang <vultraz>
Project Administrator
Wed Feb 26 00:07:06 2014, comment #1:

There was also another problem when changing a hero to a leader so it was looking for ellipse-hero-leader or something, but I could work around that by modifying the unit's ellipse=.

Anonymissimus <anonymissimus>
Project Member
Wed Feb 26 00:01:33 2014, original submission:

There are some units which are meant to not have any visual ellipse. Previously this could be accomplished by putting ellipse="misc/blank" or similar. However, there is now always something appended, so an "image not found" image appears, or a standard ellipse is forced in case ellipse= is left away.
Examples of such units are the Fog Clearer - UtbS would be heavily visually broken by now if it still used it - and custom units. There are several in my campaign; automatic ellipsing makes some of them visible while they aren't meant to be at all, and others aren't meant to have an ellipse, as they aren't a "unit" for the player, only for the engine.
I expect other not-quite-standard addons to suffer from this as well.
So, what about an additional special key, such as ellipse=none which draws no ellipse, or uses misc/blank or similar, to work around this. Or even an additional key auto_ellipse=yes/no (def yes) to deactivate the new behavior; ellipse=none would suffice for me atm but I'm not sure about other addons who may want the engine to not auto-modify their ellipses.

Anonymissimus <anonymissimus>
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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Thu Mar 6 23:03:05 2014shadowmasterOpen/ClosedOpen=>Closed
    Fri Feb 28 20:13:15 2014ai0867StatusNone=>Fixed
      Assigned toelvish_hunter=>ai0867
    Wed Feb 26 01:30:02 2014anonymissimusSeverity5 - Blocker=>4 - Important
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