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Bug #858226

String tweaks to standardise topology-related terminology

Added by Jacob Nevins over 2 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

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Mainly, stop using 'classic' in some places to refer to non-iso, non-hex maps.

m-30-strings-topology.patch (9.98 KB) m-30-strings-topology.patch master/S3_0 Jacob Nevins, 2020-02-02 04:50 PM
26-strings-topology.patch (10.5 KB) 26-strings-topology.patch S2_6 Jacob Nevins, 2020-02-02 04:50 PM
m-30-strings-topology-bis.patch (11.2 KB) m-30-strings-topology-bis.patch master/S3_0, 2nd go Jacob Nevins, 2020-02-03 12:45 AM
26-strings-topology-bis.patch (11.5 KB) 26-strings-topology-bis.patch S2_6, 2nd go Jacob Nevins, 2020-02-03 12:45 AM


#1 Updated by Jacob Nevins over 2 years ago

#2 Updated by Marko Lindqvist over 2 years ago

I'm not particularly fond of using "overhead" and "iso" with hex topologies. After all the only difference between "regular" hex and iso-hex is how the hexes are rotated. For one of them (I always forgot which) vertical sides are direct, for the other horizontal ones. I don't think either is necessarily more "overhead" than the other.
Not that I have suggestions for better terminology.

#3 Updated by Jacob Nevins over 2 years ago


I've removed "overhead hex" and standardised on "hex"/"hexagonal" and "iso-hex"/"iso-hexagonal", which de-emphasises 'isometric' and makes them more like arbitrary names (the same as what you specify in the 'topology' setting, ISO|HEX).

A quick look at the Internet doesn't give good consensus terminology (not that I would suggest changing ours substantially at this point); there are horizontal/vertical ('grain'/rows), pointy-topped/flat-topped. (And it suggests one reason flat-side-up, our 'iso-hex', gets used for isometric views is that no edges/walls are edge-on to the viewing perspective.) (1, 2)

#4 Updated by Jacob Nevins over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

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