@archsimkat @ThomasHiatt @Rowey That overlay is very cool. It does appear to have been added to the video after it was recorded. But I wonder if it is technically feasible to make a mod with a similar kind of overlay that would appear in-game. So there would be a mod specifically to help with casting 1v1s (Or I guess it could show team stats if it's a multiplayer match).
The first issue is: could it be a UI mod, or would it have to be a SIM mod?
Can you have a UI mod that can see other players' mass/energy bars? If so, obviously it would be illegal to use that UI mod when you play competitive games. You could probably write the mod to only display the overlay when you're in observer mode, and to deactivate itself if you're not an observer. But that raises the question of whether someone could tweak the code so they could spy on their opponent's mass/energy bars. It would make it very easy to cheat if you just had to make minor edits using a text editor to a single Lua file in a UI mod and then: poof, undetectable cheating.
And if it's a SIM mod, can you play back a replay with a new SIM mod on, that wasn't present during the original match? Or would that cause desyncs?
If it's not going to be a game mod, then I think you would need to get recorded data from the game. I don't know if info from the replay parser would give you what you need (e.g. does replay parser show mass/energy bar values?)
Other ways to get that info:
(1) make a mod that outputs such info to a text file, e.g. every "tick" it outputs the mass/energy bar values to a text file
(2) watch the replay twice, once from the POV of player 1 and record video, once from the POV of player 2 and record video, then have a program parse the video itself to harvest information about the mass/power bars status.
(3) watch the video yourself, pause every second, and write down the info by hand.
(4) does SupCom itself have built-in debugging tools that make this kind of text output? That would be the best way I think. You would just watch the replay with the debug mode on. And then you'd have all the info you needed