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Time for some art...

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Ace07
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Post by Ace07 » 30 May 2005, 22:14

Yes, there could be choices...but for each choice there needs to be another png or bitmap file bundled with the client. If you make the files, I will put them in.
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Post by smoth » 30 May 2005, 22:59

lol, if you really need them. I can zip them up for you.

What size bmp will you need?
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Tim Blokdijk
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Post by Tim Blokdijk » 30 May 2005, 23:41

@ Ace07, I can't get metal to look nice on it right now.
So if somebody with some blender skill like's to impress me. Go Ahead. :wink:

And about that 2-bit alpha, why do you want to support like 5 year old software?
As if anyone actualy would like to *use* something that old, let alone pay money for it. :roll:
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Neuralize
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Post by Neuralize » 31 May 2005, 02:13

Hmm. Firefox has an 8bit Alpha channel :P
Well, we got two opinions here. Either we do something like this

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Or pixel edges like this :P
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Post by Nemo » 31 May 2005, 03:14

I like pixal edges, looks much better to me when its not inside a little box.

nice work ace and neuralize
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Post by [K.B.] Napalm Cobra » 31 May 2005, 05:53

Depends what you do with the box, if its part of some sort of theme it will probably look quite good, but on the other hand if its just there its probably better to go with the other choice.
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Post by Ace07 » 31 May 2005, 06:05

The pixley orbs aren't half bad. Against my black they work fine. :lol:

In the grey its bearable at the least. So, redo them to look like the gif you made above. Put them in png format too if you can. Possibly make them a bit smaller so that the orbs don't touch in the battleroom.

Now its time to work on the disconnect/connect icons.

In my opinion, the button look to them doesn't look good. Its ok to make a border of some type, but I don't like that border.

@Tim: 2-bit alpha is all windows supports. :twisted:
smoth wrote:lol, if you really need them. I can zip them up for you.

What size bmp will you need?
Send them in PNG format with an alpha channel. 24x24.
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Post by Neuralize » 31 May 2005, 07:27

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Doomweaver
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Post by Doomweaver » 31 May 2005, 08:04

Don't use just colors, because remember some people are colorblind! (not me, but others)
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Post by Kinection » 31 May 2005, 08:24

I second that don't just use colors thing.

I for one, am color blind :). Red/Green colorblind is pretty common, so I'm siding with the different shapes + color one's over just color difference.
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Post by Neuralize » 31 May 2005, 08:50

Oh come on, we don't have to gimp everything. You can still hold your cursor over the icon and it theoretically will tell you the Ping.
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Post by [K.B.] Napalm Cobra » 31 May 2005, 09:18

Can we not ruin a rather nicely shaping up gui because some people are unable to fully utilise it. Maybe make a image and text version.
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Post by Doomweaver » 31 May 2005, 10:37

Just change the size a bit as well. That's all, just something simple.
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Post by Tim Blokdijk » 31 May 2005, 15:27

@Ace07, I'm running Ubuntu so you can safely drop windows support.. :wink:

Anyway, things don't have to look that great for the first release.
Something needs to be left for others to improve.
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Post by Ace07 » 31 May 2005, 17:30

Well, the reason why I can't have full 8-bit support like GTK has, is because of Windows. wxWidgets is an API that works with all window systems, and therefore it doesn't have all the nice pretty features of GTK. I wish it could be pretty in GTK and ugly in Windows, but it seems we don't have that choice.

Since so many people want text instead of pictures (for ping). I think I can make it an option somewhere. It will default to pictures because that is more user friendly.

@Neutralize: I like the disconnect/connect icons now. They are really cool. Now comes the time to impliment it. :lol:
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Post by Ace07 » 01 Jun 2005, 03:57

I took some creative license to get the edges a little more consistent on the orbs. They look like the final product to me:

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(I also did some touch up on the multi-orbs too. I plan to use those in the final version as an option to the full orbs.)
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[K.B.] Napalm Cobra
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Post by [K.B.] Napalm Cobra » 01 Jun 2005, 08:43

Black looks nice.
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Post by Doomweaver » 01 Jun 2005, 15:08

Will windows useers be able to use the cool black gui?
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Post by SinbadEV » 01 Jun 2005, 15:28

why can't you just force us to D/L GTK to use it.. I mean I'd be happier getting that then I was getting .net framework... heck I already have it...
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Post by Ace07 » 01 Jun 2005, 17:31

I have already done so much work in wxWidgets that it would be impossible to switch over now. I originally was going to use GTK, but we switched because wxWidgets has a lot better cross platform support.

The black GUI is mine. Its a metacity theme that I downloaded a long time ago. I don't think windows has any such theme. However, I could make the window black somehow. I need to learn how to manipulate the colors better in wxWidgets before I can guarantee you a black background.
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