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The Don
12-03-2012, 10:24 PM
The current system is so annoying!!!
Why oh why did they not include customizable icons for weapons to distinguish them from one other.
I made a star (mario kart) and mushroom (mariokart) power up, both have the SAME icon... a blue star!
RIDICULOUS!!!

Honestly, the whole create mode is broken...

zzmorg82
12-04-2012, 11:42 AM
It's not that big of a deal, as long as you know the funtions of each powerup icon, you should be fine. :3

Rogar
12-04-2012, 12:45 PM
Yeah, not having this feature hardly makes it broken, people seem overly dramatic about LBPK. It would be nice to have, though.

anarchowolf
12-05-2012, 02:34 AM
It would be a wonderful thing to have though. It SHOULDN'T be too labor intensive either.

kkoenig
12-06-2012, 08:52 PM
Actually, it IS quite a big deal. How can someone playing this creator's level be expected to know that there are weapons with the same icon? That seems very problematic.

Manlius10A
12-07-2012, 05:24 PM
I totally understand your frustration with this. It seems like such a simple thing to implement. I wish it was included. There are a couple workarounds, though.

1) Tweak the ammo amount for weapons of the same type to be different. For instance, make the mushroom worth 2 or 3 ammo while the star would be one. This way the racer can tell the difference once they pick up the item.

2) Change the weapon style, but get the same effect. This can only be done case by case and requires some ingenuity. But in the case of distinguishing between a mushroom and a star it is easy. Keep the mushroom as a speed boost weapon, but change the star to an AoE. To make the star an AoE and get the same effect - have the AoE weapon emit a speed boost weapon. Then adjust the duration of the AoE to the match the duration of the boost. The star will then be displayed as an AoE and not a boost. Bingo, problem solved!!