FS#4931 - Bananas: (first run) improvements on the content download window

Attached to Project: OpenTTD
Opened by mariush (mariush) - Sunday, 01 January 2012, 17:02 GMT
Last edited by andythenorth (andythenorth) - Friday, 01 September 2017, 10:44 GMT
Type Feature Request
Category Interface
Status New
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 1.2.0-beta1
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 1
Private No


pasting again what I wrote in a previous bug then adding some stuff below:

Ran game for the first time and told me there's no graphics pack and asked me if I want to download it and I agreed. Download window showed and the first image I see is full of AI scripts and Scenarios.
For a first time user this may be very confusing, wouldn't it make sense to have these graphics and audio packs in a special category called "Essentials" pinned at the top of the download window?

Also, after selecting the Graphics and the SFX pack, the graphics pack applies itself automatically as it's the only one, but the SFX pack has to be manually selected from options - wouldn't it make sense to auto switch to it if the option before was No sound? Add a FIRST_RUN flag of some sorts for sound and music?
Maybe user thinks the game didn't detect the sound card properly or the volume is low and doesn't think to check the options window.


How about a drop down list at the top saying "Show only: [ v]" ... or maybe automatically generate 3-4 tabs for the most popular content and a 5th button called Others

or maybe at the bottom, above uneselect all button: [ All ] [ AI ] [ Heightmap ] [ NewGRF ] [ Scenario ] [ Other ] ?

btw ... the Select upgrade button is always grayed out (first button on left)
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