New characters and players pictures

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New characters and players pictures

Postby Sforzac » 14 Apr 2008, 23:02

Hello boss....:))
I would like to ask you regarding players profiles and pictures. If you want to add new character, you have to add *.txt file with picture size and new picture in *.tga format with the same number name like *.txt file. Than I have to change in Players.ini character of the player (e.g. you have Mardy Fish character 13, *.txt file named char0013.txt and *.tga picture named char0013.tga)
It´s running but problem is that the picture is not readable in the game (there is only the format which is mentioned in the *.txt file and some e.g. pink or white colour, not picture of the player). Where is the problem? What I have to change? In the game you have players whithout backround, I have normal picture from ATP.com side (photo of player) in *.jpg format and I create the format *.tga by the help of graphic programms format transfering (it was made with a lot of programms, but the same result).
What is necessary to do and change to have normal readable picture? I would like to add some important and famous players in my game.
I think that problem is in some adjustment, maybe that the players are without backround....but could you help me please?

Thank in advance for your help and quick response
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Postby manutoo » 15 Apr 2008, 08:12

Hello Sforzac,

do u play on Windows or Mac OSX ?

1st thing, you should try to use directly the .jpg file, naming it : char0013.jpg .
After, if it's still not working, try to resize it to 256*128 , or 512*256.
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Postby Sforzac » 15 Apr 2008, 18:20

I use Windows 2000, I will try to use directly *.jpg format
I will inform you, I hope that it will work
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Not working

Postby Sforzac » 16 Apr 2008, 17:34

Hi boss,
don´t work, I tried a format *.bmp as well, a lot of sizes of pictures, but the result is all the time the same - not readable, only something like the white wall - maybe it is problem because of backround, all your images inside (characters pictures) are without backround, only picture on the black wall
Do you have any new idea please?
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Postby manutoo » 16 Apr 2008, 18:09

Maybe you put the picture in the wrong directory ; it should be in "Data\Menu".
Look in the "System.log" file for "Warning".
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Postby Sforzac » 16 Apr 2008, 20:08

no, directory is correct
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Problem

Postby Sforzac » 17 Apr 2008, 20:27

Hello again,
I make some modifications and I found that problem will be probably with the backround as I mentioned last time. When I take an existing picture from your *.pak file (e.g. picture of Roger Federer in *.tga format) without backround (this is important) and rename this file as a same number for the Mardy Fish, it is OK. So problem is with pictures which I transfer to the *.pak file, I have to make in some programm picture without the backround, in the same condition like you have inside.
Could you please tell me in which programm you made these pictures?
Thanks a lot
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Postby manutoo » 18 Apr 2008, 04:25

Hello,

this is very likely not about the background, but about the picture internal format. (check for Warning messages in the "System.log" file in "C:\Program Files\Tennis Elbow Manager", after you have seen white pic instead of the good pic, and already closed the game )

But if you want to try, you have to use a program able to cut background & save in 32-bit .TGA, example :
- Photoshop (expensive)
- The Gimp (free)
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Postby Sforzac » 18 Apr 2008, 22:46

Hi again,
now I have another problem, picture is nearly works, but n the game there is picture as a ghost (e.g. Roger Federer) nd inside of his body is a part of picture from Mardy Fish if you good understand.
Problem is that I have this new picture only inside of the body of Roger Federer, not as a whole picture (photo)
So now I have on the legs of Roger Federer Mardy Fish´s face.
What is next to change?
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Postby manutoo » 19 Apr 2008, 04:14

I have no idea how you did that..! :shock:
Did you mix both pictures within your image editor ?
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Postby Sforzac » 19 Apr 2008, 16:29

I used Photoshop and I placed over the existing picture of Roger Federer without backround my picture, after that I saved it and implement it to the file and there is only the body of Roger Federer cvered by Mardy Fish.....but as I mentioned, only the body, not complete photo of Mardy Fish, maybe some settings is necessary
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Postby JenerationJ » 28 Jul 2008, 02:13

shouldn't this be kind of something that administrators or game creators should do...it seems simple enough...

OR if any mac users have a way to do it for free and without running the risk of damaging the system please let me know...
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