Diplomacy dlog - allow delete an item

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Dino the Dinosore
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Diplomacy dlog - allow delete an item

Postby Dino the Dinosore » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:15 am

When you are negotiating in the diplomacy dlog, you can only add new items but not remove them. I'd like to be able to select an offered item (which it looks like you can already do) and press the delete key to remove it. What's frustrating is when you're adding techs to get the AI to agree to give you something, but when they do agree you can't delete one to try another option, all you can do is cancel the meeting and start all over again. I would expect this would be easy to implement.

Even better would be the way Civ V lets you ask "What would you give me for this?" and "What do you want for that?", but that would be more work to implement.

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Re: Diplomacy dlog - allow delete an item

Postby Caedo » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:41 am

Dino the Dinosore wrote:When you are negotiating in the diplomacy dlog, you can only add new items but not remove them. I'd like to be able to select an offered item (which it looks like you can already do) and press the delete key to remove it. What's frustrating is when you're adding techs to get the AI to agree to give you something, but when they do agree you can't delete one to try another option, all you can do is cancel the meeting and start all over again. I would expect this would be easy to implement.


I'm... pretty sure removing clauses from treaties is already possible. In the Gtk2 client, you need to double-click the clause. This should probably be added to the help entry on diplomacy.

EDIT: Requested this on the tracker: hrm #746984.
~S.C. L.

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Re: Diplomacy dlog - allow delete an item

Postby Dino the Dinosore » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:31 am

Caedo - you are correct, who knew? Hate those secret features. Thanx for filing the tracker. Speaking as a former UI design engineer, it would be better to use the delete key instead of double-clicking, or have a "remove clause" button.