by moomarc » 13 Jul 2012, 08:12
This skin includes a battlefield layout file so I've included a guide to getting the skin installed for anyone that's not sure. Basically extract to your root folder, change skin and load origins.xml layout.
- Zip containing the skin and battlefield layout files
- (564.78 KiB) Downloaded 5140 times
by stalik » 29 Oct 2012, 00:12
Back then I thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread...
I still think that...!
But the one thing that a guy that anyone that plays Forge a lot knows is you can only stare at the stock themes so long!
I've dabbled with creating my own and have a couple workable versions but nothing in particular. The amount of time to make icon sets and everything else required...
Not to mention half the time the images don't work?
So who has a guide? Is there a thread? Is there a secret lurking post somewhere on this board for aspiring "make it something other than vanilla 2/2" here?
Keep up the awesome work guys - the background image... was only annoying because you have to enter the game to test if the new image you just loaded into bg_image.jpg was working or not only to end up in a battle you knew you just had to win!
That and that space bar no longer automatically picks the most logical option being removed from popup selection dialogs! If I was still useful as a coder that one would be #1 on my "may I contribute" list!
So - my rambling is - where's the how to theme forge / how may we contribute thread, a collection of good themes, or some good info on creating them? If not... I humbly ask those of you with the knowledge - may I partake?
by moomarc » 29 Oct 2012, 04:08
A quick tip for the sprite sheet: majority of the icons will be grabbed from the default skin if missing from a new skin so you can save time there for a few icons. For the background image I normally just use a screenshot of my battlefield as an overlay layer in Photoshop to get a better idea for positioning (at leats that's how it started. It since changed to traced elements that recreate things a bit more clearly without the background interference).
Feel free to post your skins with screenshots and if you feel the skin works best with a particular battlefield layout, post that too.
by moomarc » 29 Oct 2012, 15:22
by stalik » 29 Oct 2012, 17:24
by moomarc » 04 Nov 2012, 07:02
by stalik » 15 Nov 2012, 20:21
My artistic ability is extremely limited... I shamelessly "borrowed" the Dark Ascension skin as a base and it's obvious in the accompanying zip. The images were found using Google and the splash needs serious work.
- "Reaper" Forge Skin
- (1.92 MiB) Downloaded 738 times
I recently installed the "PhotoScape" free image editor to get around an issue I've discovered with "MS Paint" killing the sprite files transparency when edited. At some point when I find some time I'm hopeful to play with putting some custom sprite files together.
by moomarc » 26 Jan 2013, 21:31
Currently real-life work has me barely sleeping so have been unable to contribute to Forge for the past month, but I'll throw a few more together when I have some free time again. Is there anything you would be interested in particularly?Harfenik wrote:Hello, could you post some more skins for download? You know- variety:-D
by Harfenik » 27 Jan 2013, 08:50
Hello, it would be lovely if you could create some Dominaria or other planes themes, like landscapes, kingdoms etc.. I appreciate you are willing to do this, thank you Marc.moomarc wrote:Currently real-life work has me barely sleeping so have been unable to contribute to Forge for the past month, but I'll throw a few more together when I have some free time again. Is there anything you would be interested in particularly?Harfenik wrote:Hello, could you post some more skins for download? You know- variety:-D
Good day to you.
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by Rooger » 09 Feb 2013, 08:02
Just copy the content of the rar into your Forge's root folder (where the forge.exe is located) then follow the instructions posted by moomarc to change the layout if you like it that way, if you don't i provided, in the skin folder, a clean (boring) background image just rename it to bg_match.jpg and restart forge to commit changes.
And thats it folks hope you like the skin and feel free to make sugestions.
ps:i like my cards huuuuuge ahah
- Lady Vess.rar
- Lady Vess skin, copy content to Forge root folder.
- (3.46 MiB) Downloaded 766 times
by Rooger » 11 Feb 2013, 01:07
This screen is a combat example with some of the changed icons, yes the counters are m&m's, someone's hungry? ahah
- Lady Vess.rar
- Lady Vess final skin
- (3.71 MiB) Downloaded 727 times
by Rooger » 12 Feb 2013, 04:47
oh and sorry about the double post
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