Custom Menus for Descent 1 and Descent 2

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Custom Menus for Descent 1 and Descent 2

Post by Aus-RED-5 » Thu Jun 29, 2006 6:30 am

********** CUSTOM MENUS **********

I thought I'd release my custom menus to those who might want to use them. :)

There is a small readme \"menubg.txt\" file in the zip files to help with installing.

Please feel free to create and add your custom menus to this thread!
The more the better! :twisted:

Any questions about the custom menus can be asked here.
Diedel and I will try our best to answer them.

Enjoy! :P

************** NOTE **************

My custom menu are 1024x768.
If you would like one in a
different size? Feel free to ask
and I shall make one for you. :)

************** NOTE **************

I have the following up for download.

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Download Descent 1 Menu.

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Download D2X-XL menu.
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Post by Diedel » Thu Jun 29, 2006 6:48 am

I have a question: Why is the very cool indeed (tm) D1 menu background image only 1024x768? :?: :? :shock: :evil: :twisted: :cry:
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Post by DarkFlameWolf » Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:52 am

Juts because he wants to? :?
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Post by Diedel » Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:20 am

You mean because he can? I bet he can make it bigger, too. ;)
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Post by Aus-RED-5 » Fri Jun 30, 2006 3:25 am

Diedel wrote:I have a question: Why is the very cool indeed (tm) D1 menu background image only 1024x768? :?: :? :shock: :evil: :twisted: :cry:
I can make it whatever size you want.

For those who want a certain size?

Please POST or PM me a size and I'll make one up. ;)

Diedel,
I take it you wanted 1600x1200?
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Post by Diedel » Fri Jun 30, 2006 4:25 am

Aus-RED-5 wrote:Diedel,
I take it you wanted 1600x1200?
D'oh, we have a prophet among us! ;)

Yes please, Sir! :)
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Post by Aus-RED-5 » Fri Jun 30, 2006 6:06 am

Diedel wrote:
Aus-RED-5 wrote:Diedel,
I take it you wanted 1600x1200?
D'oh, we have a prophet among us! ;)

Yes please, Sir! :)
Nahhhh.. I just remember from last time. ;)
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Post by Diedel » Fri Jun 30, 2006 6:19 am

Is that right? :P

(I know. I was ... kidding, d'oh! :mrgreen: )
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Post by Aus-RED-5 » Fri Jun 30, 2006 6:23 am

Done.

PM sent. :)
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Post by Glowhyena » Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:11 pm

They're great than before ur old WPs. Nice Job! ^-^
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Post by Aus-RED-5 » Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:18 am

I'm working on a new one now! ;)

All will be reveled in a couple of days. :mrgreen:
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Post by Aus-RED-5 » Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:48 am

Hi all.

This is still a work in progress menu at the moment.

What do you think sofar?


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Post by d3jake » Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:55 am

COOL! That looks awsome! :)
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Post by Diedel » Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:06 pm

Nice!

I would make the letters of the D2X-XL text stick closer together and center the entire string between the left image border and the ship (as far as I can see did you do that already).

It would also look very cool if the D2X-XL letters had some yellowish flames in their upper areas, like the Descent 2-Logo of the original game. ;)

If you make the image animated - like making the ship roll and swing left and right slowly, animate the red smoke and have flames inside the D2X-XL text - I will make D2X-XL animate it. :roll: :D

Heh, that would keep you busy for a while, instead of moaning about bots peeking through doors ... :P ;)
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Post by Aus-RED-5 » Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:34 pm

Diedel wrote:Nice!

I would make the letters of the D2X-XL text stick closer together and center the entire string between the left image border and the ship (as far as I can see did you do that already).

It would also look very cool if the D2X-XL letters had some yellowish flames in their upper areas, like the Descent 2-Logo of the original game. ;)

If you make the image animated - like making the ship roll and swing left and right slowly, animate the red smoke and have flames inside the D2X-XL text - I will make D2X-XL animate it. :roll: :D

Heh, that would keep you busy for a while, instead of moaning about bots peeking through doors ... :P ;)
Oh really???
Those bots are even trying to peek through Adobe Photoshop while I'm working! :P

If I was to animate the Menu.
Do you realize how big the TGA file would end up?
Especially at a size of 1600x1200! :shock:

Better make D2x able to read gif files. :P

Just a small update.
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Post by Neumaennl » Fri Jul 28, 2006 1:53 am

OK, at the risk of annoying Diedel I'll throw in the PNG suggestion once more - PNG allows 8 bit Alpha channel just like TGA and features lossless compression - you can also have a paletted image just like GIF, but the palette is not limited to 256 colors
for images that large with that many colors you might even consider JPG - at a decent quality setting (90% and up) the artifacts (quality loss) are minimal, but the filesize is reduced alot
Aus-RED5 if you have the time you may want to fiddle around a little with PNG - I found it to be an amazing image format
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Post by Diedel » Fri Jul 28, 2006 2:46 am

I had already thought about implementing png support. If it's not too hard to implement the compression stuff, I will. TGA has too many different compression schemes, some advanced ones that can even be mixed ...

Aus,

we could use another format ...

blue! Eeeeeek! Make the letters red, and stick them closer together. This way it looks like a half teethless mouth ... :P
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Post by Sirius » Fri Jul 28, 2006 5:19 am

Make sure the menu options are still reasonably visible. I guess if it came down to it you could have this as a splash screen and maybe show the main menu after 2 seconds/pressing Enter/both... in one of the fancy new blue window-style containers.

Heck, you could change the menus to red or something to match up if you really felt like it... :)
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Post by Aus-RED-5 » Fri Jul 28, 2006 6:39 am

Diedel wrote:Aus,

we could use another format ...

blue! Eeeeeek! Make the letters red, and stick them closer together. This way it looks like a half teethless mouth ... :P
huh? :?
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Post by Diedel » Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:54 am

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Post by Aus-RED-5 » Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:24 am

Diedel wrote:blue! Eeeeeek! Make the letters red, and stick them closer together. This way it looks like a half teethless mouth ... :P
uh huh........

I know what format you talking about. :roll:

I want to know whats that all about?

Poking fun I hope. :P
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Post by Diedel » Fri Jul 28, 2006 9:45 am

No-°-o.

You make my animation, and I fix the robot roentgen eyes bug. :mrgreen:
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Post by Tim » Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:48 am

add some thrust effects or at least make the engines glow.


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Post by Glowhyena » Fri Jul 28, 2006 12:16 pm

Copy thrust effects from D3 - 1500 Polygon Pyro-GX Beta. Do u know that ship from PD's downloads :idea: ?
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Post by Diedel » Fri Jul 28, 2006 12:56 pm

Jonathan,

Aus-RED-5 has already forgotten more of Descent than you ever knew.
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