Change Love2D Starter Screen to be more helpful?

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Change Love2D Starter Screen to be more helpful?

Post by substitute541 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:31 am

It was just an Idea that I have. Instead of just random spinning hearts on pigs, can the starter screen be more useful? As in, it has things like how to get started (the link to the Love2D Wiki page Getting Started), a sentence on why the screen showed up, that kind of thing.

Edit: Of course, the links can't be actual hyperlinks, just a text that has the links to all the needed Wiki pages. Heck, we can even create several redirect pages like Wikipedia using things like love2D.org/wiki/RED:START, RED meaning Redirect.
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Re: Change Love2D Starter Screen to be more helpful?

Post by Taehl » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:47 am

Working hyperlinks /may/ be possible, depending on platform, by using os.execute()...

Anyway, I agree. New users may be confused by not being shown a game, or an IDE, or whatever they may have been expecting. It'll save us from having to inform them all here in the forums.
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Re: Change Love2D Starter Screen to be more helpful?

Post by Hexenhammer » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:09 am

I think LÖVE should tell the user to drag and drop a game folder/.love file on the LOVE icon instead of showing that pig. I had to go to the wiki to figure out how to actually run something.

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Re: Change Love2D Starter Screen to be more helpful?

Post by monsieur_h » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:14 am

It has been shortly discussed on Bitbucket.

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