splash v0.3

Development of artwork, requests, suggestions, samples, or if you have artwork to offer. Primarily for the artists.
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#31 Post by miu »

I agree with Aq, well said.

Having multiple themes available is not useful, a option that isnt neccessary, neither is linking UI-color that strongly to empirecolor, as discussed earlier. There are good suggestions how empirecolor can be used in UI, and there may be use to have somekind of racial theming, but mainly, we will have one UI-theme and coloring that we stick to, and whatever color it will be it can't please everyone - here the idea of extra graph-packs comes handy :)
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#32 Post by hadrian_27 »

Daveybaby wrote:is it FreeOrion or Freeorion or Free Orion?
See the forum title at the top of the page :P .

In terms of the posted splash screens, IMO the one w/ the attacked cruiser (#3) is the coolest looking, textures or no.

Just my $.02 :wink:
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#33 Post by Mystiqq »

Logo test 1 (1024x768)

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Made the picture as url only.

Only the logo is made by me, i took the awesome background from one of the previous splash screen threads. More or less just a test...

Anyone know who made the background and with what program?
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#34 Post by noelte »

pd created this amazing background. I still use it as a desktop bg image.
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#35 Post by Geoff the Medio »

Mystiqq wrote:Only the logo is made by me, i took the awesome background from one of the previous splash screen threads. More or less just a test...

Anyone know who made the background and with what program?
I believe pd made the background image:

viewtopic.php?p=12088#12088

And that's the background in v0.2... I figured we'd get a new one for v0.3, though there haven't been any recent submissions that are as good or better than the v0.2 one (IMO)

Your new logo is a tad... bland and flat? The stylized O is nifty, though. I'd also suggest playing with the colour a bit... red logo in dominant-red background image doesn't really stand out as much as it could / prehaps should...

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#36 Post by Mystiqq »

Thanks for the info. I found this bg and then couldnt trace my steps back to where i found it. :)

Definitely the bg ive seen, only thing that id like to change there is the blue galaxy thing, it needs something...

Ill start separate thread for this logo thing. Im drafting some more tests...
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#37 Post by pd »

hey Mystiqq, this is an awesome logo you've got there. my logo was only tempory and i planed to create a new one.

i had a pretty similar approach in mind(the center O with a planet sickle, though it was something missing). now you have added this center star and wow it looks gorgeous. good work.

i vote this one as our official logo :)

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#38 Post by Mystiqq »

Heh... Thanks. :)

Thou i think it still needs some work to do.
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#39 Post by Obiwan »

Heres another splash I made this morning to test out the capabilities of the new Vue. Using Mystiqqs new logo.
Planet Floajoa_Hydro launches its defence fighters.
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#40 Post by Asky »

awesome, me like

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#41 Post by Tyreth »

That looks very good. Having spacecraft is different - the splash screens we've used previously have been absent of man made creations. Feels more like a space strategy game with them in it.

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#42 Post by Geoff the Medio »

We could leave all the old, and new approved, spash screens in the distribution for v0.3, and have the game randomly pick one each time you start it. We'd have to edit out the logos on the old ones, and have the new logo stored as a separate file that's plopped on top each time, but it'd be kinda cool. Ideally, the game would dynamically load whatever images you put in a particular directory or with a particular name, so we could add more or remove images on the fly w/o recompiling, and the logo would be pasted on top of them and they'd be displayed in rotation like the others.

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#43 Post by Obiwan »

That would be a great idea. As pd's planet pict was good. There was some others too.

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#44 Post by Obiwan »

Updated the defence fighter pict. There was a bug in Vue which they just addressed with a patch.
The ships are now clearer.

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#45 Post by Obiwan »

Over Desert World
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