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Warcraft II => Tournaments & Leagues => Topic started by: mousEtopher on June 04, 2015, 05:52:52 PM

Title: Awarding custom client tags as a prize for your tourney
Post by: mousEtopher 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


Source (http://forum.war2.ru/index.php/topic,1004.msg14061.html#msg14061)




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:

(https://i.imgur.com/mPCYAs9.png)

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.

(https://i.imgur.com/92gJzHe.png)


Acceptable icon samples:

(https://i.imgur.com/jkLEdJp.png)

Button art courtesy of Lamby:
(https://i.imgur.com/jXJMMFo.png)


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.


Discussion here (http://forum.war2.ru/index.php/topic,1004)
Title: Re: Awarding custom client tags as a prize for your tourney
Post by: I hate naggers 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!
Title: Re: Awarding custom client tags as a prize for your tourney
Post by: SmurfKinG 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 !!!!
(http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/7582720_4794.jpg)
Title: Re: Awarding custom client tags as a prize for your tourney
Post by: EviL~Ryu 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.
Title: Re: Awarding custom client tags as a prize for your tourney
Post by: SmurfKinG 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 (http://forum.war2.ru/index.php/topic,941.30.html)
Title: Re: Awarding custom client tags as a prize for your tourney
Post by: EviL~Ryu 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
[url]http://forum.war2.ru/index.php/topic,941.30.html[/url] ([url]http://forum.war2.ru/index.php/topic,941.30.html[/url])


should use them to make a icon system like war3.

Title: Re: Awarding custom client tags as a prize for your tourney
Post by: mousEtopher 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 !!!!
([url]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/7582720_4794.jpg[/url])


Dawww. But no.
Title: Re: Awarding custom client tags as a prize for your tourney
Post by: tupac 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
[url]http://forum.war2.ru/index.php/topic,941.30.html[/url] ([url]http://forum.war2.ru/index.php/topic,941.30.html[/url])


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.
Title: Re: Awarding custom client tags as a prize for your tourney
Post by: I hate naggers 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
Title: Re: Awarding custom client tags as a prize for your tourney
Post by: SmurfKinG 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!)
Title: Re: Awarding custom client tags as a prize for your tourney
Post by: EviL~Ryu 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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Title: Awarding custom client tags as a prize for your tourney
Post by: EviL~Ryu 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 !!!!
([url]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/7582720_4794.jpg[/url])


Cats hunt mice dude....


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Title: Re: Awarding custom client tags as a prize for your tourney
Post by: XuRnT 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!
Title: Here's some - help yourself
Post by: Lambchops 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
Title: Re: Awarding custom client tags as a prize for your tourney
Post by: Warchief Lightbringer- on May 09, 2016, 08:03:10 AM
Nice find lambchops....The paladin icon looks sexy for a Lightbringer-!

How many colors mousey?
Title: Re: Awarding custom client tags as a prize for your tourney
Post by: mousEtopher on May 09, 2016, 12:07:13 PM
Those look great Lamby, very nice.

You can use a regular color palette for the most part lb, I've just noticed some specific colors don't look right on the server, especially (unfortunately) the shade of green used in orc units. So all the green ones in Lamby's sample would probably be no good for CCTs.
Title: Re: Awarding custom client tags as a prize for your tourney
Post by: EviL~Ryu on May 09, 2016, 10:55:12 PM
Those look great Lamby, very nice.

You can use a regular color palette for the most part lb, I've just noticed some specific colors don't look right on the server, especially (unfortunately) the shade of green used in orc units. So all the green ones in Lamby's sample would probably be no good for CCTs.


"Lamby"
Title: Re: Awarding custom client tags as a prize for your tourney
Post by: Serial~Killer on May 11, 2016, 07:53:26 PM
me creatin icon grunt http://forum.war2.ru/index.php/topic,1563.msg26552.html#msg26552 (http://forum.war2.ru/index.php/topic,1563.msg26552.html#msg26552)
Title: Re: Awarding custom client tags as a prize for your tourney
Post by: mousEtopher on May 26, 2016, 08:48:16 PM
Thank you to Lamby for contributing a vast amount of info about color palettes & how to make custom icons match the palette used in the channel! Check out the posts in Mods & Development here:

http://forum.war2.ru/index.php?topic=2189.0 (http://forum.war2.ru/index.php?topic=2189.0)
(split from this thread)
Title: Re: Awarding custom client tags as a prize for your tourney
Post by: EviL~Ryu on May 26, 2016, 08:50:38 PM
"Lamby"....


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