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Old 2001-11-08, 19:55
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Front-end

Hi guys, I just finished the front-end for LBA-DM. First I had it saved as a .jpg, but the quality (especially the letters) sucked big time. So, you have to download it (smaller, btw --->172kb).

I'd like to hear your opinions.

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Old 2001-11-08, 20:19
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I think it's too bright, the grey text is nearly unreadable. I also think that the background of the text should be more or less equal, and the main graphics around it.

But nice job
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Old 2001-11-08, 20:24
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Well, the grey text is from Half-Life itself, and it's indeed almost unreadable. I think nights000 will perhaps make another font for that, but if he doesn't, it doesn't matter to me, because: Who reads the text after the buttons anyway

I don't get your second point, can you explain it, please?
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Old 2001-11-08, 21:11
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Its pretty good, but I'm a bit puzzled.
The picture you should me earlier had a much nicer gradient, Have the colours been reduced since then?
Does half life need to have a certain palate?
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Old 2001-11-08, 21:16
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Old 2001-11-08, 21:59
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I think the 'deathmatch' looks pretty screwed up when it is .jpg. It's supposed to be 'look through'.
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Indeed, it is less quality than the pic I showed you before (thanks again), because I made that pic 800*600, but when you use it as a front-end, it MUST be 640*480. When you use a bigger pic (which is nicer), Half-Life puts all element through eachother, so...it's out of my control (the pic has to be EXACTLY 900kb).
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It is see-thru ?
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No, the colours where better before.
I think the software you used to resize it also reduced the colours.
Send me the oringal file together with the "overlays" you want, I'll get it to the right size for you without reducing the colours.
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Well, it's half-way see through...
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I used PSP to resize, it didn't reduce colours, though. I'll have to make it over in 800*600, because I made the front-end 640*480 when adding the text.
I'll redo it, but you better make the colours better then! If you read this, go on IRC, I'm there 2.
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PSP shouldn't reduce the colours like that.
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To imporve the colours i'll need the oringinal file, and the text to overlay ontop.
I can't improve the colours from the file here.
You need it 640x480, exactly 900kb, but what colour depth do you need?
Can HL support 24bit for the titles?
Or I could do a custom palete.
Either way, the colours would look better.
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I'm redoing it now. I'll e-mail it to you, then (to hotmail). Uhm, you need the file without text, and then the text added to it? Why can't you just make it better with the text already on it? I believe HL supports 24 bit, because it's what I used al along.
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I assume you make the text in the image yourself then? I'll mail you the colours you should use then.
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Old 2001-11-09, 15:27
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We only have a "Good Quality" picture of Twinsen ect without the text.
The picture here with the text has much worse colours.
I can't improve the colours from what is here, I need to have a good quality picture to start with.
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HL may support 24bit, but the picture here clearly has had its colours reduced at some stage.
The gradient in the backround had much more colours before.
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I think it's too bright, the grey text is nearly unreadable.
I decided to look around the HL dir. and I found a way to edit the text colour. I'll change it to red, so it's much better readable and I can keep the flare which looks so cool. Wacko, I tried to put it without the flare, but it didn't make it more readable. It's just because the background is black. But I want to keep the pic, so I'll change the text into red (perhaps lightblue).


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HL may support 24bit, but the picture here clearly has had its colours reduced at some stage.
The gradient in the backround had much more colours before.
Maybe I did it when I edited the orignal © Adeline, I edited it away underneath Twinsen.

EDIT2: No, that can't be it, because I edited that BEFORE I sent it to you. It must have been when I resized it.
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Old 2001-11-09, 17:52
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DF---> Considering it's probably done with the resizing, can't I just give you the completed front-end (including text and such)? Because it still has the good gradient, then?
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from what i saw it lookin good
the text shouldn't be on the font end picture the text is all stored in a seperate file and hl can suport custom palets
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Old 2001-11-09, 22:46
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Yes, I know nights000. I found a way how to edit the color of the text. You were making new button (New game, LAN Game etc.), am I right? If you don't know (what I seriouly doubt) how to change the font color, I'll tell you.
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Old 2001-11-10, 12:13
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yeah i know
im guessing to change the colour you found a file with all the buttons in it i was just going to change that to the style of writting the beathmatch was in
if you can do that yourself then go ahead
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Old 2001-11-10, 13:01
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Well, you can make the buttons, if you want, I meant to say: The grey color next to the button. But you know that, too. I'm probably going to make it red, pehaps blue (maybe just like the Deathmatch word?). What do you think (The buttons, I mean. The text after the button, I'll probably make red, or lightblue)?
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HomerSimpson - If you have a good copy with everything on then I'll resize it for you and get it the correct filesize.
But resizing it should reduce the colours like that anyway
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Ok, I'll send it to you DF. (today)
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I've got it in my email.
Downloading from hotmails a pain, so it will take a while.
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the flare is good
but there is a little to muchg writing take out A little big adventure modification for Half-Life but the rest is good
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Old 2001-11-11, 17:55
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Yeah, that's what I thought, too. It wasn't good either. I PM'ed you about that issue, BTW. I'll make the text under it the blue of Twinsen's tunic. Well, somewhat lighter, so it's pretty good to see.
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Old 2001-11-11, 19:03
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This is my test try. (80 KB)

Text might look a bit fuzzy because of JPG compression.

Oh and Homer; it's with a sunflare
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Old 2001-11-11, 19:11
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I like your logo better, but I think my pic is better.

Maybe we should team up (again)? The past tells us we make a pretty good team...
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