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Offline Mithrot

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Silver Lining Vista/Win7 Icon
« on: July 13, 2010, 11:49:29 PM »
Hello, my name is Mithrot. As you can see, I'm new here, so I'm not sure if a topic like this is supposed to be here, but looking around it seems like its the best spot (I apologize if its not).

Recently I just finished Episode 1 and was new to the series, but I really enjoyed it. I then noticed afterwards that the icon for the game was quite ugly at my native resolution, so with the help of photoshop, I made my own icon.



You can find the link for the .ico file right here. It goes directly to Deviantart, so don't worry. 

Yes, I know! Shameless self promotion!

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All credit goes to Pheonix Online and the author of that picture which I used to make it. It was my first time making an icon so its pretty ugly, but its a nice placeholder until we can (hopefully!) get a fancy, official one.

Enjoy.

P.S I used Graham because he looks so damn dashing in that outfit, no?

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Re: Silver Lining Vista/Win7 Icon
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2010, 02:40:35 AM »
I'm actually going to move this over to Fan Feedback... as it sounds more like a suggestion for the development team rather than a discussion topic.
 
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Re: Silver Lining Vista/Win7 Icon
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2010, 07:51:16 PM »
I had a feeling from the emptiness in this thread, that my old one was just too ugly. :P


 
So I improved it. Sort of.

Well, I had a better one, but no matter what I did, I couldn't get proper transparency on the background so I used this instead. Nevertheless, its good enough to use compared to the default.

Grab it here. Cheers.

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Re: Silver Lining Vista/Win7 Icon
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2010, 02:37:49 AM »
I had a feeling from the emptiness in this thread, that my old one was just too ugly. :P

Heh, has nothing to do with that, or well, not for me at least, I think the icon looks pretty good. Just that I am never that bothered about icons in general  ;)
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Re: Silver Lining Vista/Win7 Icon
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2010, 01:59:24 PM »
I think it looks cool, there's just no point in me modifying the icon as it would just replace itself the next time I updated the game anyway.  I'll probably take it later though.
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Re: Silver Lining Vista/Win7 Icon
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2010, 07:19:56 PM »
Okay, okay! I promise this will hopefully be my last edit of it. I added in an optional border for those who didn't like the "square"-ness of the last one. I think it ties nicely to the game's style (As far as I can understand the game).




My only regret is that I wish the background didn't look so stretched. :(

I think it looks cool, there's just no point in me modifying the icon as it would just replace itself the next time I updated the game anyway.  I'll probably take it later though.

I see what you mean. Its just that I use a dock for my games, so the custom dock icon's don't change if the next episode re-instates the old one on the desktop because a dock doesn't rely on the game's exe.

I had a feeling from the emptiness in this thread, that my old one was just too ugly. :P

Heh, has nothing to do with that, or well, not for me at least, I think the icon looks pretty good. Just that I am never that bothered about icons in general  ;)

Thanks, I guess I'm just the kind of guy who likes pretty icons. It helps give me the incentive to play the game again when I see it.

Anyways, cheers.

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Re: Silver Lining Vista/Win7 Icon
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2010, 08:56:08 AM »
Mithrot - When I was making TSL wallpapers a few weeks ago, I found a resource that proved to be extremely helpful.

The guys at Phoenix Online have set up a Press Room with concept art, screenshots, and a high-resolution version of the TSL logo in .png format that even has transparency around the edges.

http://www.postudios.com/company/pressroom/

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Re: Silver Lining Vista/Win7 Icon
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2010, 03:47:33 PM »
Mithrot - When I was making TSL wallpapers a few weeks ago, I found a resource that proved to be extremely helpful.

The guys at Phoenix Online have set up a Press Room with concept art, screenshots, and a high-resolution version of the TSL logo in .png format that even has transparency around the edges.

http://www.postudios.com/company/pressroom/

Haha, oh wow. You mean I didn't have to take the picture from the game and manually cut each part out and rearrange it, using filters and effects to hide the job? :P

Thanks, I might have one more go at it, but only when I learned how to use transparency on an icon. No matter what program I use, the icon always has this ugly, visible border around it. :(

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Re: Silver Lining Vista/Win7 Icon
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2010, 08:11:46 AM »
Yup, I spent a good amount of time trying to isolate a nice TSL logo until I found that.

Good luck on your project.

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Re: Silver Lining Vista/Win7 Icon
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2010, 07:20:12 PM »
They should use that icon for the Silver Lining when it shows up in the Game Explorer folder for Windows Vista and Windows 7 users.
 

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