[Feature Request] Loading screen between layouts

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Post » Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:08 am

Hi all,

I think it is an essential feature in any game engine. Sometimes the load between large layouts takes a while and the user may think that the game is frozen.
As you have already seen in other games, you can add an animation, a few tips or mini games while the game loads the layout into memory

What do you think about this?

This is my first post on the forum and I am already requesting ... :roll:
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Post » Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:14 am

Lil tip: fade out screen and music when you have to transition. Can do so manually, or:

Fade sound: http://c2rexplugins.weebly.com/rex_audio_helper.html

Fade layout: plugin-updated-layouttransition-v1-2-layouts-transitions_t129279
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Post » Sun Aug 02, 2015 3:15 am

good tip... please more... ;)

Anyway, I think having a loading screen between layouts would be useful for the program, for developers and for users of the game.

would you use this feature if you had it?
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Post » Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:00 pm

Making loading screens are pretty easy and doing it yourself lend you more flexibility than a plugin that does it for you. Though I can understand the convenience of having one.
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Post » Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:57 am

I read a lot of posts about loading screens between layouts, but i don't find the solution...

suggestion-seamless-layout-transition_t110507
loading-quot-screen-quot-between-layouts_t123237
loading-screen-between-layouts_t79003
offline-loading-screen-between-each-layout_t119490
loading-screens-for-mobile-games_t119285
layout-content-loading-and-streaming_t61069
how-do-i-show-loading-screen-when-changing-layout_t106603
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in this loading-page_t70595 ashley suggested a trick and explained that wasn't possible...

"You can't make a real loading screen for switching between layouts, because the browser is busy and will not tick the engine while it's loading. What you can do, however, is display a "loading" message on the *previous* layout, then go to the next layout. While it's frozen loading the next layout the user will be looking at the loading message. You might need to put a small 'Wait' delay (e.g. 0.1 seconds) before actually changing layout, to make sure the display is redrawn with the new message before continuing. "

but i think that i have seen, i don't know where, html5 games with loading screens... maybe they use multiple projects with start loading screens... mmm... this is another question, how put multiples projects in a mobile app? ...buuuffff... maybe I'm just saying nonsense... but is possible?

Please eliasfrost, could you tell me how do you make the loading screen? thanks!
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