Camo Theme

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I'm making a Camo theme; it's still in early stages, but I'd like to post screenshots here anyway:


Suggestions/Feedback are very welcome.

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Butterflies?

EDIT:

Mushrooms and Flowers?

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Star youre getting better!

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A suggestion? What would be a good addition would be a great oversized pair of binoculars, methinks. Very appropriate. They are the flipside of camo in many respects, and certainly would not look out of place.

Anyway, looks promising Smile

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seana11 allegedly wrote:

Butterflies? Mushrooms and Flowers?

I haven't replaced all the objects yet.

Thomas allegedly wrote:

Star youre getting better!

Thanks! Big Grin

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A suggestion? What would be a good addition would be a great oversized pair of binoculars, methinks. Very appropriate. They are the flipside of camo in many respects, and certainly would not look out of place.

Anyway, looks promising Smile

Good idea, I'll look into it. Geek

EDIT: I'm not exactly sure what I should do for the background, any ideas?

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nice theme, specially like the gatling machine, keep workin artist!!

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It has some potential, it's better than your previous themes. But the graphics don't quite meet the style guidelines, as yet. The outlines need to be more well-defined, the shading isn't quite right, the landtex lacks detail. Keep going with it though.

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Update! Flakes + Sudden Death Flakes!
At first they start off as harmless grenades, (also notice I enlarged the tank object)

BUT THEN THEY BECOME DEADLY NUKES! DUN DUN DUUUUUN!

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claymore allegedly wrote:

It has some potential, it's better than your previous themes. But the graphics don't quite meet the style guidelines, as yet. The outlines need to be more well-defined, the shading isn't quite right, the landtex lacks detail. Keep going with it though.

Yeah, I agree that the land texture is kind of plain, it'll probably change.

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Hello Star, I think the theme is fun and well drawn. But it has way to go.
  My suggestions are:

-Change the color of the land. Green is a bit strong and flourescent. And do the shadow in 3-4 different shades of the same color.
-You should put some flowers facing left (as all do to the right). Same with the tanks.
-Note that atomic bombs are pixelated.
-The land is somewhat empty, you could add a "spray". Like a gib drill rockect.

Anyway good job. Keep improvising.

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Randy allegedly wrote:

-Change the color of the land. Green is a bit strong and flourescent. And do the shadow in 3-4 different shades of the same color.
-You should put some flowers facing left (as all do to the right). Same with the tanks.
-Note that atomic bombs are pixelated.
-The land is somewhat empty, you could add a "spray". Like a gib drill rockect.

-I already said the land is going to change. (and so is the horizon and the sky, they are just fillers at the moment)
-The flowers (and all other objects from Nature) are going to be replaced, also, I'm not doing any flipped objects.
-Atomic bombs are not pixalated, it only looks like that because the game has re-sized them.
-Good idea, I will put in some spray.

EDIT:
Updates! New Land Texture, plus binoculars object:

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There is a very cool GIMP plugin called "Camo" which creates a camo pattern. Look here:
http://registry.gimp.org/node/24331
Just in case you don't like the current land texture.
Unfortunately, the plugin is not able to create a tileable camo pattern, so the results still need some manual intervention.

I won't drop any comments on this theme until I'm able to download and test it.

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Resynthesiser is probably one of the better tilers out there.

sudo apt-get install gimp-resynthesizer

But I think most of the people who are making vertically/horizontally seamless themes do it in Inkscape, just ensuring the left/right and/or top/bottom portions line up right.

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It's still in early stages, but for those of you who want it:
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/37438655/Camo%20Theme.zip

EDIT: Is there anyway to disable the way the game doubles the size of the horizont and sky on specific themes? Because I really hate that...

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Here are my comments and suggestions on this theme:

  • Remove the butterflies, mushrooms and trees - really, they do not belong to the war zone. (Yes, I know you heard it thousand times. But it's fun to be annoying. :P Why do you want to "replace" them anyway instead of deleting them directly? I don't understand it.)
  • Delete the file "Thumbs.db" - it is a thumbnail file auto-generated by Windows but certainly it is not suitable for distribution to a broader audience with different OSes
  • Make it so that the water turns green (bright toxic nuke green to be excactly Smile) when in sudden death. Because if there are nukes (good idea btw!), the sea has to look evil and toxic. The default purple color doesn't really fit in this theme, I think. This can be accomplished by adding these lines into theme.cfg:
    sd-water-top = $00, $FD, $41
    sd-water-bottom = $00, $FD, $41
    sd-water-opacity = $80

    These lines must be below the water* lines. You also have to add files named SDWater.png, SDDroplet.png and SDSplash.png which fits to this color. Like these ones:
    SDWater.png:

    SDSplash.png:

    SDDroplet.png:

  • I don't really like the new camo land texture either; because it looks that lots of the areas simply overlap each other; they shouldn't. The camo pattern would probably look better without contours in it or with very thin contours only. But that's just my personal opinion.
  • Objects I like are: The missiles, the crates, the sentry
  • The tank does not look really good, it is basicly just a rectangle with a cannon and wheels. Big Grin
  • What's very good are the flakes. I like them and they fit perfectly into the theme, especially the nukes.
  • This theme really should have it's own music. Something like a "tatertataaaaaaaa" military parade (but not too annoying) with trumpets and stuff or something like that. Freeway.ogg doesn't really fit here. Somewhere on the Internet there is probably something that could be used but I am too lazy to search.
  • Objects I would like to see: big objects like a crashed plane (should appear rarely then) or a crashed helicopter (rarely). And tents (some) would be nice, too)

That's all folks.
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Okay, I haven't been updating this because the internet at my home is down (We had a major thunderstorm) so once the internet is back up I should be able to
post updates.

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I don't mind the tree actually. It is a nice tree. The rest of the vegetation could be reworked though - maybe replace the mushrooms and flowers with bushes/shrubs/hedges.

A large Chameleon-shaped semi-blended outline might make a good terrain splat.

@ Wuzzy - It isn't like all the trees and butterflies get evacuated as soon as shots are fired, you know Big Grin. It is a 'camo' theme which is more than just war fatigues. Camouflage can be used in many things - like bird watching or hunting for example. If it was simply a war theme it would be named "War" or "Battle".

Foliage and native vegetation are kind of unavoidable if you take the idea of 'camouflage' properly.

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Rejoice! The internet is back! But... some of you may be disappointed that I decided to use this no-internet time as an excuse to not work on any computer projects. Big Grin

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New release!
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/37438655/Camo%20Theme%20v.2.zip

It's not in the "Early Stages" anymore, but it's still not done.

New things:
Added spray objects.
Sudden death clouds, water, splash, flakes and droplet are added/completed.

Things I want to change later on:
Add a few more objects. (Especially vegetation)
Redraw tree. (I know it's a nice tree, but I want the theme to be all original)
Change sky. (I'm still not sure what do with the sky by the way)
Redo land texture. (I want to make it bigger, the current one is too small)

By the way, Thumbs.db is sneaky little file and it gets in places without me knowing, so just ignore it.

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I'm putting this theme on hiatus. I like hows it's turned out so far, but there's already a theme to similar to it already...

Don't get discouraged, because instead I'm gonna start a PORTAL theme that's gonna be very Portable Portal Device friendly!

EDIT: this never happened... sorry folks.

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Don't get discouraged, because instead I'm gonna start a PORTAL theme that's gonna be very Portable Portal Device friendly!

Very nice idea! Good luck with it.

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I'm gonna start a PORTAL theme that's gonna be very Portable Portal Device friendly!

Very good idea ! tell us how it is going Smile i could want to use it for a map Wink Smiley

keep doing good job Smile

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Hey guys! I've decided to come back and finish up this theme!

So far I've redesigned the tank object:

Things to do:
More War things! BANGBANGBANG! Kggakggakgga! Neeeeeerow KABOOM!
More vegetation and other camo-y objects.
Redesign the bigger leaf spray, it's... weird.
Change the sky (This'll probably be one of the later things I'll get done. I got a general idea of how it will look though.)
Redesign the horizont, as the giant weapons won't fit with the new sky texture I plan.
Redo the land texture, it's small, and the repeating can be noticed rather easily.
Finish this up and get on to a minecraft theme.

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