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Current Priority: +970
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The other day I found this song, and my first thought was "a glass-like skin would be soo cool!".

But then I realized that the completely solid colours of the slider bodies would look odd. It just wouldn't fit with the general concept.

So I kinda thought that there could exist a way to adjust how transparent the slider bodies are, as long as you can recognize it while playing.
Maybe there could be a cap, a minimum transparency allowed to prevent the abuse of this feature.
Also, the slider border should stay solid, so at least something is totally visible.

I was also thinking that this could be something achievable via .osu coding, pretty much like SliderBorder and SliderTrackOverride features.

Well that's all!
I hope this can be applied.

EDIT: Some fellow members of the community also mentioned slider skinning as a possibility. I don't know how much this could extend, since there wouldn't be many options adjustable variables on a slider, but it's good to at least mention it. I'll update this if I have any crazy idea.

For now:
  1. Make the backeground of the slider skinnable, but with multiple colours (like a fade-out). Just:

    I did this really fast so it looks like shit, but the idea is clear.
  2. Allow the creation of patterns for the slider bodies. This is just a crazy idea, but I had to mention it.


Your ideas are welcome, too! Feel free to post!

Naraku, out.
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I wouldn't want that, but I can see the appeal.
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I see no harm in this. As long as you still can see the color on the slider-bodies.
Semi-transparency together with sliderstyle 2 would get a nice glass-like effect. Of course with a custom skin, it would look very appealing.
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I seem to recall peppy and mm201 mentioning that skinnable sliders are planned, so this might be just a matter of time?
In any case, I support this.
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Luna wrote:

I seem to recall peppy and mm201 mentioning that skinnable sliders are planned, so this might be just a matter of time?
In any case, I support this.
Could you locate this information? :v
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Ah, found it!

mm201 wrote:

You never directly interact with the slider track. Only the ball and arguably the ticks. There's no technical reason why we couldn't have skinny ReRave slider tracks. In fact, once I get skinnable sliders up, this will be possible. Even once this becomes possible, existing ranking criteria involving slider track overlaps won't be reduced, nor will the default skin ever use them.
/p/1027861

The post is already a year old tho, so I don't know if it's actually being worked on.
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then I guess this topic could be a reminder.

an almost better request would just be Skinnable Sliders, which will also ensure transparency on slider bodies.
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Indeed
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Yes please, I was sad when I tried to make slider bodies slightly transparent'er recently and then found out it's (currently) impossible. +support
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I have a few ideas of things to do with fully transparent sliders (both body and border invisible) that might be fun. Just don't allow them to be rankable... or enforce it by only allowing invisible sliders in user skins, not map ones.
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I am for this idea.
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if you could skin slider bodies, I'd imagine being able to skin it to have an arrow track, guiding the way.
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I liked this pattern idea o3o
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Well is at least the transparent slider thing possible?
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narakucrimson wrote:

Well is at least the transparent slider thing possible?
it should be possible.
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I would love this, great idea naraku!

Voted +1 ~
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yeah nice idea and cool one too xD

+2 support~
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I've noticed how extremely popular it is to make the slidertrack black, to make it look as if it's transparent to the black background.
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great idea, I always wanted to see skinable sliders

+3
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