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I noticed a big difference for all the images. The colors are all shifted when you move the slider. Some of you guys might be colorblind.

1st image, went from green to brown tint.

2nd image, went from blue, green and reds to a brown, sepia monochromatic color

3rd image, went from brown, burnt orange, and green to a fuchsia, pink, purple tint.
Edited by Riou - 4/17/11 at 7:08pm
post #32 of 93
omg this is interesting I was going to just lol but i though of my friend who doesnt like fps and now i know why
 
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At least L4D2 has a mode for the colour blind, which is cool.
I just noticed that the other day too. ^^
     
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I noticed a big difference for all the images. The colors are all shifted when you move the slider. Some of you guys might be colorblind.
This indeed. There is definitely a huge difference in all three shots. If you don't see that, you might have some problems.
 
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I can say that our studio does take this into consideration with designs. We try, for example, not to overlap red and green in certain elements.

To truly handle this however would be a big task. There are different kinds of color blindness, like red/green, blue/yellow, all color, or just a few shades of color. The game would need to have multiple systems to not only change colors, but any references to those colors would need to be altered. For example, if there is a tutorial that says "Press the red button", or "Head toward the green light", that audio would need to be recorded for each color blindness mode to say other things. On top of that, all of that audio usually has to be localized to play in different supported languages. This holds for text as we.
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post #36 of 93
So essentially, women are better at acquiring targets then men?
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the most obvious difference in the second pic is the orange thing on the wall dead ahead. when you move the slider it just blends into the shadow. that would be a problem if it was an actual enemy. never thouht about any of this before. feel sorry for you guys that do have difficulty gaming due to being colour blind.
post #38 of 93
Can you guys see a number in this image? Say yes or no.

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your teamates have an icon and/or a name above thier head. that's a pretty dead giveaway.

also... colorblind mode.
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Can you guys see a number in this image? Say yes or no.

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