December 07, 2011, 12:11:42 pm
Hi Ingo, I know you are not going to like this reply, but I would advise against offering features that do not yet exist to your clients. I know this puts you in an awful situation since your project relies on this feature, but let me explain why.
If we confirmed that Feature X could be made at some point in the future (and you promised your clients this), we would both be in trouble if Feature X turned out to be impossible or very time-consuming to implement.
Programming software is unfortunately full of pitfalls, and even though the Theatre-style player that you're suggesting may seem like a simple modification, once you start to think about it, there's a bunch of things that you would need to take into consideration (The first thing that springs to mind is User Account permission problems in Windows when you try to run a batch-script (most security software will try to block .bat scripts), command flag for F9 (tree detail level), command flag for F8 (light shadows on/off), command flag for full screen, command flag for invert mouse, command flag for quality level and so on).
I am not saying that it is impossible to implement this, but there is unfortunately no way Ferry and Remko can commit to implementing this sort of functionality at the moment.