[Gtkradiant] [Bug 463] New: Z window behaviour suggestions

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Mon, 01 Apr 2002 10:45:33 -0600


           Summary: Z window behaviour suggestions
           Product: GtkRadiant
           Version: 1.3-nightly
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: editor
        AssignedTo: ttimo@idsoftware.com
        ReportedBy: ttimo@idsoftware.com

CPU: Athlon 1.2 GHz
VideoCard: Asus GeForce2 Ultra
3D VideoCard: Asus GeForce2 Ultra
OpenGL Drivers: 
System RAM: 512 mb
Hard Drive space: 
Operating System: Win2K
QERadiant Version: 1.2.1
Install (Full or upgrade): 
Sender's e-mail: thajohan@online.no
This is a mere suggestion for future releases of GtkRadiant, as I have no
problems running it:

I have suggested this before, but I see it has been ignored so far. It is in
regards to the Z-checker window in the editor (the vertical window showing the
height of the brushes and entities).

In all versions of Radiant after QERadiant 147 for Q2, this window has not
worked properly. When you shift-click in it, at a particular height, you should
be able to select that particular brush (it should highlight, both in the
Z-window, and in all 2D views). This is how it works, and works very good, in
QERadiant 147 for Q2.

In Q3Radiant, and all versions of GtkRadiant, this is not the case. When you
shift-click in the Z-window in these versions, you only select a seemingly
random brush, usually the lowermost "wall" (south in the map), and for no
apparent reason (thus a bug), making it useless for selecting "hard-to-get" brushes.

The original QE4 editor by id from 1997 also had this shortcoming, but I know
Robert Duffy fixed this for the release of his QERadiant 135 build, and it works
great also in 147. Sadly, it is broken again in all Q3Radiant and GtkRadiant

Please, if this could be re-fixed, it would make the editor about 20 % better
instantly! The efficiency of a proper working Z-checker window can't be
underestimated, IMHO.

If you are not sure what I'm talking about, please load up QERadiant build 147
(Q2), and test the Z-checker there. That is exactly how it should function.

I would love to see GtkRadiant with this fixed, it would be by far the superior
editor out there (although it already is). This is particularily important now
that mapping for RtCW is starting to build up.

In advance, thanks for your time and effort. 

Tore ("Tef") H. Johansen
Trondheim, Norway

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Submitted: 01/23/02 05:29:59
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