Character Creation Screen
Time to lay down my ideas about a character creation screen.
Because of OSARE’s classless system, the Character Creation screen is mostly for cosmetics.
So the choices at Character Creation are:
- Character Name
- Character Gender
- Character Portrait
Note, in the future Gender choice could be changed to Race/Gender choice. Each race-gender combination requires its own base model, own animations, and own equipment layers. At first I plan to only support two base options: human male and female.
The interesting bit will be choosing a Character Portrait. If you think hard back to Diablo 1 (or look at a few screenshots) you’ll see that the hero sprites have these layers:
- Hero head or helmet
- Base full-body armor
- Main hand weapon
- Off hand item
The other Diablo 1 equipment slots are not shown (two rings and an amulet) on the hero sprites.
OSARE does not have a helmet slot, and the three jewelry slots are replaced with one Artifact slot. Otherwise the display is the same. Instead of the helmet slot, I will be making a set of head choices (e.g. various skin and hair styles). These heads will match the Fantasy Portraits by Justin Nichol.