After seeing the exotic stones posted in another thread (http://www.algorithmicartisan.com/gostones/) I was wondering whether we could at least get their aesthetics as additional choices. I will probably never be able to afford $5000 malachite Go stones, but creating a few images should be rather trivial.
Maybe we could even get a standardized “upload texture” button for custom board and stones? That would be so amazing. Streamers could have a unique look to their games, as well.
We could just rip the stone images off the Algorithmic Cartisan catalogue, which would be extremely easy though a tad unprofessional. You never know, they might let us use them – it’d generate interest in their product to have digital replicas on OGS.
For one, I don’t think we’re talking about the same kind of script (not java). I’m not good at serverside stuff. I can hack together something that works, but it’s going to be neither clean nor efficient. I also don’t know how to git, sorry.
What the hell is this talk about color blindness I assume color blind people will have the incredible foresight not to set their stones to red and green
Obviously we are not talking about forcing these textures on everyone (I assume at least) we are talking about only a local possible change for those who want to look at different stones. Which I would just love <3
if there’s gonna be green, there ought to be a full ROYGBIV palette available, otherwise it discriminates against people who have different tastes or color sensitivities. perhaps infrared or ultraviolet should be added for those with special capabilities or displays.