This post is dedicated to communicate to Ashley and Scirra team simple things that I would like to see in C2 or C3. No fancy stuff here, these are mostly workflow and interface related-stuff.
1) Search :
Search for at least 2 different keywords
At the moment we have only one search field, so we can search for “hero” or “set bullet enabled”, but up to my knowledge it is impossible to search for “hero” AND “set bullet enabled”. So my first search would give me all “hero” entries in my event sheet and the second all “set bullet enabled” for all objects. An advanced search would be really useful very often.
Highlight the searched terms in the event sheet
If you search for a keyword which appears in an event which has 100+ actions in it (typically long dialogs), you’re in for a long work to find the searched word. It would be really useful to have the searched term highlighted in the event sheet.
Less important would be an advanced feature “search in all event sheets” which would open every event sheet in which the searched term is found and apply the search in all of them.
When panning an event sheet by holding the middle mouse button, the pan currently stops when your mouse hit the top or bottom of your screen, which makes just scrolling with the wheel faster. I really would like to have the pan continue as long as I’m moving my mouse, even if I reached the border of the screen. It would be much more effective to navigate large projects.
Alternatively, an option “number of lines scrolled with the mouse wheel” would be great. At the moment it’s about 1.5 lines. I really would like to be able to make the mouse scroll faster.
Page up / page down to move 1 screen up or down?
"Create blank event above" shortcut
I already asked for this 1 or 2 years ago, and I'm still missing it. At the moment, if I want to create a blank event above the selection (in order to paste copied conditions/actions) the fastest ways are either
B (create blank subevent) --> drag and drop the blank event above the selection (this one only works if your heirarchy is simple enough)
right click --> Insert new event above --> EnterEnterEnterRightArrowDelete
None are really practical for such a basic feature, which you probably need 10 times a day. There are still plenty of unused keys on the keyboard for which we could have nice keyboard shortcuts.
Maybe some of these are already implemented in C2 but I’m not aware of them. Please let me know if it’s the case.