QUOTE (Jens of Zanicuud @ Aug 27 2012, 10:32 PM)
Thanks, yours is a good idea, but let me explain the problem a little more. This is a problem I had with every tileset I worked on, and usually I solved it by removing side doors. This time I can't.
I don't like the effect "door seen from above - character seen from the side".
It looks... strange.
Anyway, thanks, I'll try doing what you suggested.
With "pressure pads", you're referring to those red push bars which are installed on safety doors?
Right. It occurred to me that that might of been an issue you were having as well...
Actually, it's one I've had myself that I've never quite fixed to my liking either. The Closest I came up with is first make your wall thinner, which I think I see you've done (this means planning out your floor-plan ahead of time and pretty much having a separate wall tile for every orientation you plan to use) and then using the Visible "Gap", usually positioned slightly at eye-level to your character (determined by where you feel like your character should be viewing the door and how tall your character is compared with the door ) and with a little bit of the "Inner wall" showing in the gap. Next, I would put something on the floor marking the bottom of the door (a Mat or Lines around the Perimeter of the wall Usually) to indicate where the door actually is (and where the Teleport Event is).
This is a rough idea of it:
You could also think of a Side door walking into a dark cave from outside. Think about how the Light streaming in showing that there's a gap in the wall without actually showing the gap itself.. but, instead of Light in this case, the floor could also collapse inward indicated by how you choose to draw your floors...
I can't tell you to change your tileset much without removing your clearly dark and gritty atmosphere but I'd go for different flooring and walls (but I also go for a Clean and Cheery look personally so I'll refrain from commenting.)
Edit: Actually, I was refering to the Mats like outside a Supermarket that you can step on and the doors would open. Come to think of it, not many hospitals use them. I've only seen them in a Maternity ward once.
This post has been edited by TheCableGuy: Aug 28 2012, 12:22 AM