Oct 16, 2015 - 12:03 AM
The main User Interface (UI) obeys all the usual conventions for legibility of dialog box and pop-up text by providing high contrast between foreground text and background colours. That means text can be easily read and eye-strain is minimised at most commonly encountered display resolutions.
For example, on all the main Trainz Settings menus and pop-up dialogs, the text is a bright, white colour overlaid on a dark or very dark Teal background.
And the inverse is true (Dark or black text on a white background in other areas, such as the new Content Manager application.
As I found yesterday, however, following a comment made by a forum member, there are exceptions to this rule, especially when legacy assets, sessions and certain Driver Rules are imported into T:ANE. Sadly their badly designed UI form is uncorrected by T:ANE, so the problem you mention above persists for those old, imported items.
So, if you are using T:ANE exclusively with assets designed specifically for this latest Trainz build then the problem cited above has been fixed.
Now the expectation is that route, session and asset creators should upgrade their creations built for earlier versions to the new, more-demanding T:ANE UI standards, or risk having their DLS assets criticised or even avoided by T:ANE users who want to be able to read the accompanying Help panes and other text pop-ups.