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Awarding custom client tags as a prize for your tourney
« on: June 04, 2015, 05:52:52 PM »
As per the will of the masses, any player-hosted tourney can now award a custom client tag (aka "icon") to tourney winners. Here are the guidelines:


Tourney guidelines


it should be said that the icon tournament should:

1. have an icon prepared beforehand and previewed (you must make it yourself)
2. be advertised at least 2 days before it takes place
3. be advertised as an icon tournament
4. allow every player to participate

so there will be no abuse, like: not allowing good players to win an icon for oneself, not adveritsing the tournament and have 1 or 2 other people in it to get the icon for oneself etc


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Custom client tag guidelines


You must provide the icon you want to use. Icons must be:

- 28x14px in size
- decent quality, not blurry, not slapdash, not thrown together in paint in 10 seconds
- not obscene/offensive
- any regular file format, e.g. .png, .bmp, .gif (avoid saving .jpg from Paint as it will usually degrade quality)


You can make your own icons easily in paint. Don't try to downsize a regular image to 28x14, it looks like garbage. Icons should ideally be pixel art, which will still look nice when you zoom way in on them. Here's a blurry icon compared to a pixel art icon:



Using Paint to make icons

Set your canvas size (28x14) then zoom all the way in and use the pencil tool on the smallest size to draw pixel by pixel. Copy/pasting regular images is bad because they end up really blurry. WC2 unit art works well though since it's also pixel art.




Acceptable icon samples:



Button art courtesy of Lamby:



If you want to use any of tupac's or war2.me's custom icons pictured above, that's fine too, as long as they aren't claimed by a previous tourney.


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Re: Awarding custom client tags as a prize for your tourney
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2015, 06:05:18 PM »
Hi, are there any freelancer icon creators? I give you an idea and you cum back with an awesome, fapable custom icon? Speak up!
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Re: Awarding custom client tags as a prize for your tourney
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2015, 12:59:51 AM »
claw are you telling me that you, someone who makes hacks and shit, doesnt know his way on adobe photoshop?


btw, nice icons! can i have smurf plz plz plz, no tourney, just cuz of my longevity !!!!
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Re: Awarding custom client tags as a prize for your tourney
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2015, 01:16:21 AM »
The unit portraits look very nice, who did them? Remembers me of the unit icons from War3.
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Re: Awarding custom client tags as a prize for your tourney
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2015, 01:31:46 AM »
The unit portraits look very nice, who did them? Remembers me of the unit icons from War3.


they come from a file (icons.bni) tupac uploaded
http://forum.war2.ru/index.php/topic,941.30.html
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Re: Awarding custom client tags as a prize for your tourney
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2015, 01:34:26 AM »
The unit portraits look very nice, who did them? Remembers me of the unit icons from War3.


they come from a file (icons.bni) tupac uploaded
http://forum.war2.ru/index.php/topic,941.30.html


should use them to make a icon system like war3.

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Re: Awarding custom client tags as a prize for your tourney
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2015, 08:49:04 AM »
btw, nice icons! can i have smurf plz plz plz, no tourney, just cuz of my longevity !!!!



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Re: Awarding custom client tags as a prize for your tourney
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2015, 09:48:17 AM »
The unit portraits look very nice, who did them? Remembers me of the unit icons from War3.


they come from a file (icons.bni) tupac uploaded
http://forum.war2.ru/index.php/topic,941.30.html


should use them to make a icon system like war3.



I will make a ton more icons tonight. Anyways war3 style is what I suggested. New icon per amount of wins.
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Re: Awarding custom client tags as a prize for your tourney
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2015, 10:12:03 AM »
why make war3 icons, theres tons of them online. Same for LoL icons. that work is redundant and unnecessary. Moreover, theres no icons for amount of wins ATM
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Re: Awarding custom client tags as a prize for your tourney
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2015, 11:46:32 AM »
they saying war3 style not war3 icons


i havent played war3 online so i wouldnt know how war3 handles icons to the players


im assuming it gives them an icon based on wins,losses ?

if thats the case, i agree..
( we ought to spread that Newb tag across the noobs on the server asap!)
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Re: Awarding custom client tags as a prize for your tourney
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2015, 12:09:21 PM »

they saying war3 style not war3 icons


i havent played war3 online so i wouldnt know how war3 handles icons to the players


im assuming it gives them an icon based on wins,losses ?

if thats the case, i agree..
( we ought to spread that Newb tag across the noobs on the server asap!)

Wins only is what is used on war3. But yes smurf is right, for a change , I mean war3 style not war3 specific icons.


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Awarding custom client tags as a prize for your tourney
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2015, 12:11:06 PM »
claw are you telling me that you, someone who makes hacks and shit, doesnt know his way on adobe photoshop?


btw, nice icons! can i have smurf plz plz plz, no tourney, just cuz of my longevity !!!!



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Re: Awarding custom client tags as a prize for your tourney
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2015, 10:29:26 PM »
Nice job on this! Going to have to make a crown icon for the Tournament Of Champions!
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Here's some - help yourself
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2016, 04:26:28 AM »
ages ago i pulled the button art from memory from memory and dumped it to a bitmap.

here's some 28x14 bits (attached) in the in-game 8-bit palette, could make good icons, if anybody wants. hf
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« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2016, 08:03:10 AM »
Nice find lambchops....The paladin icon looks sexy for a Lightbringer-!

How many colors mousey?