While building, show range of the building on construction site

Bug #803284 reported by Astuur on 2011-06-29
This bug affects 3 people
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Bug Description

We had this feature request on SF bugtracker, but I cannot find it anymore. (duplicate bug 536539)
I recently rediscovered how useful this would really be.
I happens very often that you need to adjust the exact placement of a planned military site,
lumberjack, quarry, fisherman, farm ect. according to other buildings that are currently being erected.
There is no way atm to visualize the working range of a construction site, only before placement, and when built.

Edit: one idea would be to give the construction site window a similar button like normal buildings.

This was also discussed in the forum [http://wl.widelands.org/forum/topic/37/].

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Hans Joachim Desserud (hjd) wrote :

>We had this feature request on SF bugtracker, but I cannot find it anymore.
Bug 536539? If you agree, I think it is best to mark one of these bugs a duplicate of the other and gather all the information in one place.

Oh, I and I would like this feature as well. Especially useful when you want to build more than one building and try to avoid overlapping too much.

Astuur (wolfsteinmetz) wrote :

Yes, that must be the one -- but Erik's (Sigra) concepts goes a good bit beyond my initial suggestion.
Very unfortunately we cannot count on his contributions any more (as I gathered from a recent private email).

And I don't see mines as the most important buildings any more in that context. :)
Proceed at will, HJD.

description: updated
Hans Joachim Desserud (hjd) wrote :

>Proceed at will, HJD.

Well, I thought you could better decide and then mark the duplicate, but ok. Perhaps next time? :) I moved some of the information into the bug description her.

Changed in widelands:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
tags: added: ui
Astuur (wolfsteinmetz) wrote :

Oh - I wasn't aware that I am supposed (and permitted ) to do such kind of "official" classification.
I did not even try that, in fact. :)

Hans Joachim Desserud (hjd) wrote :

If someone wants to work on this, it might make sense to look at bug 1132238 and/or bug 1108083 at the same time.

Changed in widelands:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Hans Joachim Desserud (hjd) wrote :

I can't find a way to display the workarea of a construction site. I only have the destroy, debug and center view buttons. Am I missing something obvious?


Changed in widelands:
milestone: none → build18-rc1
Changed in widelands:
status: Fix Committed → Incomplete
MP (pagel-d) wrote :

re: mines and other upgradable buildings (e.g. fortress to citadel) it would be helpful to have a second (dimmed) color for the potential range of the building when fully upgraded (displayed during all phases of selection: pre-selection, building, completed structure, working structure). Late in the game as some l3 mines run out of resources and are torched (releasing master miners), a player may want to build l3 mines at new sites without really delaying with lower-level mines, so it's the final range that is important

cghislai (charlyghislain) wrote :

#6 The work area sould be displayed as soone as the construction site window is open. Can you confirm it doesn't work for you?
#7 The enhancements workarea should be displayed as well for enhancable buildings. There is one place with code for displaying workarea

Changed in widelands:
status: Incomplete → Fix Committed
status: Fix Committed → Incomplete
cghislai (charlyghislain) wrote :

This indeed does not work in trunk

Changed in widelands:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
assignee: nobody → cghislai (charlyghislain)
cghislai (charlyghislain) wrote :

some changes were lost when merging trunk once, i'm tracking them down

Changed in widelands:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
SirVer (sirver) on 2013-08-05
Changed in widelands:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Hans Joachim Desserud (hjd) wrote :

Verified added in r6696. Thanks. :) I really like the recent improvements to the construction window.

SirVer (sirver) wrote :

Released in build-18 rc1.

Changed in widelands:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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