Sunday, April 15, 2012

Is the performance in 1.17.x versions good or bad?

I've done quite a bit of work to increase the performance of the game for the 1.17.x versions of Dweller. A lot of the sluggishness of previous versions was caused by a rather naive "let's redraw everything every frame" mentality. The old way worked well on desktops and powerful smartphones, but for the majority of devices it was not a very good strategy. According to my tests the intelligent rendering of the user interface components and the map has increased the performance of the game a lot, but I'm curious if this is true for the majority of Dweller's players. So, what do you say. Is 1.17.x versions faster/less sluggish than the old 1.16.x versions?

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  1. One annoyance I have on my Galaxy S2 is that when I go in landscape mode, the directional pad overlaps the Minimap. It would be nice to be able to have the minimap on the right side, and separate from the directional pad.

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  2. Canez: Good idea. I've added this to my todo list, http://dweller.lighthouseapp.com/projects/88670-dweller/tickets/193-move-minimap-to-the-right-hand-side-of-the-screen-so-that-it-doesnt-cover-the-d-pad-in-landscape-mdoe

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