Features that allow BRPG to be tweaked to suit your personal tastes.
Most of these features are also mentioned in other topics.
- Custom Extensions
It should be possible to install third-party extensions/plugins in BRPG that add more features.
See Extensions: Flash Integration.
- Custom Permissions
It should be possible to set the various the privileges of each connected user.
- Custom Sounds
All interface sounds should be customizable from within BRPG.
- Custom Bases
Many users wish to be able to choose custom artwork for their figure bases.
- Custom Chat Formatting
The ability to change font, text style, text size, text color, and background color are vital to any chat interface.
See Chat Interface
- Global Unit Defaults
An ability to set the global defaults for unit creation. (Example: All units default to 150% size.)
As above, it should be possible to choose whether or not to apply this setting to all units. Additionally, it should be possible to choose whether or not the global default overrides the specialized default.
- Custom Button Configuration
The user should be able to set custom hotkeys and mouse-controls through the preferences menu.
- Application Hotkeys
It has been suggested that BRPG have the ability to open other applications, such as a calculator, using a hotkey.
This would be especially useful if BRPG could set custom hotkeys.
- Custom Context Menus
Users should be able to set what options appear in the context menus.
- Custom BRPG Interface
The ability to import custom interface styles and graphics could really improve immersion.
Flash would be a good way to implement this feature.
- Customize from Inside BRPG
All settings, such as unit label names and lightsources, should be controlled from inside BRPG.
Editing documents externally should not be necessary, though there may be advantages to leaving the option available.
- Panel Positioning
Panels should remember the last position they were placed in after reopening.
- Hide Labels
Labels are very useful but also very distracting.
Add a hotkey to toggle labels on/off.
- Connections List
BRPG currently saves the last-used login settings, but it should also be possible to save a variety of hosts as favorites.
- Custom Dice Macros
It will be possible to call upon custom dice macros to save time. This feature will likely be integrated into the Chat Interface.
See The Dice.
It should be possible to select files from subfolders within the main folders, preferably to an infinite depth.
See File Chooser.
- Custom Sorting
It should be possible to customize the order in which elements appear, whether they be files in the file chooser or units in the turn sequencer and unit manager.
- Cells vs. Pixels
Features such as the sight range in fog of war are currently based on a number of cells, but this is not ideal for those who do not depend heavily on the grid.
The GM should be able to choose whether to use cells or pixels as the basis for any measurement of distance.
- Custom Cell Size
Similarly, it should be possible to resize the grid.
Currently it is locked into 61x61 per cell, but it should be possible to specify the exact dimensions.
Note: Keep in mind that if you don't mind disabling the Snap-to-Grid feature, you can always import a custom grid of any specification.
- Save as Default
The function that was previously named "Save as Default" is now called "Apply to All".
It will update any previous instances of that unit graphic with the current settings and will make those settings the default for future instances.
This feature should be separated into two distinct features.
1. An "Apply to All" feature that updates previous instances
2. A true "Save as Default" feature that will set the default for future instances.