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Current Priority: +2
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I've been trying to make an animated cursor for osu! for a while now with all the methods used to make animated back buttons/other UI features, but I've given up because I feel that it's literally impossible.
I think adding in support for Animated Cursors would be really cool for people who want to make some sick animated Cursors (I noticed no one has asked this before from what I was able to find)

P.S. If there is actually a way to animate cursors other than using "Cursor Rotate" then please let me know what that method is.
posted
Sorry I'm not quite sure how mapping works, but im not quite sure about the needs of an animated cursor. I'm ok with an animated hp bar but a cursor could be quite confusing when focusing on circles.

Also, im just wondering, does gif file works for cursor? So you can animate the gif file for a cursor i guess. But the main problem would be the cursor would seems pixelated and you're limited to a 256 colour animation.
posted
I tried using a .gif file for it, and it didn't work. I also tried naming different layers (cursor-0, cursor-1, and so on)

I've been going at this for quite a while and just figured it wasn't actually a feature
posted
because it's distractive. It has no meaning for gameplay and the only reason if it's around that it's solely for enthusiast skinner who wants to create their skin up to the max level. Also not many people want it either. If you want to animate it, the best is cursor rotate.
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O2MasterFX wrote:

because it's distractive. It has no meaning for gameplay and the only reason if it's around that it's solely for enthusiast skinner who wants to create their skin up to the max level. Also not many people want it either. If you want to animate it, the best is cursor rotate.
Trust me, I know I'm the only person on this planet who has even thought about wanting Animated Cursors. I just thought it'd be nice.
But Animated Health Bars are also distracting, I honestly don't understand how the same methods for Animating Health Bars can't work for Cursors
posted
It could be useful in some more show-cast type of beat map, but im pretty sure that it wouldn't be used in some other beatmaps
well changing cursor maybe useful for aspire if done well enough
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*lock*
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agree. animated osu! cursors can be annoying and might be cringy if it gets too overused.
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