Not a very big update but as there is a new F2 menu I'll be going over some of the new/removed features to hopefully answer any potential questions New shortcut menu! This menu will show various options depending on your staff rank, in game rank and current squad status. By default to open the menu you press "t" while nearby and looking at a player. The keybinding can be changed in the "settings" section of the updated F2 Menu. New F2 Menu! The menu has been changed to a new full screen semi-transparent style menu, the new menu has some added features as well as some removed features. There has also been a complete rework to the backend of the menu but obviously that can't be seen! Home Page/General:
The whole menu has been changed to be full screen. New Teamspeak link with the other links. Can create a staff ticket from the menu bar now. The home page now gives a preview image of the map you're on and has an editable blurb about the latest Gateway Gaming news. Characters Page:
The characters page has remained mostly the same apart from the addition of telling you what loadout each of your characters has. Regiment Page: Regimental Message & Links - The regiment page has been changed to be more useful. Instead of having a bunch of outdated rosters, there is now an editable regimental message which can be set by your CO (CPT+) There is also regimental links which can be set by the CO, hopefully this will help with keeping the links updated this time Currently Active Regiments - There is also a list of all the currently active regiments on the server on the right of the page. Each regiment has it's own description which can be read by clicking on the regiments name. If your regiment is not on the list it's because your CO hasn't submitted a description yet!
Removal of promotion/demotion screen - Promotions and demotions are now easily done through the shortcuts menu instead of needing to open the F2 Menu! Economy Page: Making space for new features - The economy page is largely empty at the moment as it will be accommodating a perk system that will be coming in future content. This does mean space had to be made by removing the leader board that used to be there. A chat command to check the top 10 players will be added shortly as a substitute. Currency Conversion - A new addition to the page is an area where you can buy pointshop points with your credits instead of having to use the chat command. Payments - You may have also realised that there is no field to pay people! This is because paying people will now be done with the shortcut menu which will bring up a little payment prompt when selected. Presets Page:
This page is the first of the pages that are not accessible to everyone, it remains mostly the same but now shows the loadout of each preset, similar to the characters page. Security Page:
Another page that isn't visible to everyone. The security page has had a bit of an overhaul with the AOS/RFA submissions being merged into the same spot and finally a player search feature. Arrest Logs - All arrests submitted are now logged by the server and are accessible by CG Navy Page:
Another page that isn't visible to everyone, this page is simply a merger of the old defcon and bookings pages so no new or changed features Settings Page:
A new page for the menu, the settings page allows you to customise the look of the menu & change the binding for the shortcuts menu. If you find that the semi-transparent style of the menu doesn't contrast well enough against certain backgrounds, you can go here to edit the transparency/colours to your liking
The settings page will be updated in the future to add even more configurability for the menu.
Any feedback is more than welcome, hopefully we'll have a new HUD out some time in November but that had to be side-lined while we try to fix the performance issues at high player counts. If you experience any bugs with the new menus please send them my way and I'll get them fixed ASAP. (Vote Rhinous for best dev )