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Offline Shmolem

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I’m wondering how people create graphics for the difficulty ranks on the title screen of their pack.

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Re: How do I create difficulty rank graphics for the title screen?
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2019, 06:59:49 pm »
I’m wondering how people create graphics for the difficulty ranks on the title screen of their pack.

For that I would recommend looking into the levels folder of NeoLemmix and take a look on how packs with those mentioned signs are structured. Also take a look at the graphics dimensions!

After creating the nessesary graphics mimic those packs and you should be good to go.

Your 2 options of puting the pack together are: Using the packtoolkit that comes with NeoLemmix, or mimic the other packs and creating the nessesary stuff by hand (a bit more advanced though).

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Re: How do I create difficulty rank graphics for the title screen?
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2019, 12:14:51 am »
Each pack in the new format has a folder in the levels folder, inside this folder there is a folder for each rank inside the pack.

You can use MS Paint and make a 73x28 image if you just want the graphic size for the default title screen.
Simply save this image as "rank_graphic" inside the corresponding rank folder.
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Re: How do I create difficulty rank graphics for the title screen?
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2019, 12:18:36 pm »
I'm creating those with an ancient version of Adobe Photoshop (7.0). That way I find it easer to layer things on top of each other, add drop-shadows or outlines, make layers invisible again etc. Don't know to what extent such things can be done with a modern version of Paint.
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Re: How do I create difficulty rank graphics for the title screen?
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2019, 08:18:04 pm »
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Simply save this image as "rank_graphic" inside the corresponding rank folder.

It needs to specifically be "rank_graphic.png". (Eg. "rank_bitmap.bmp", which Paint would default to, won't work.)

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I'm creating those with an ancient version of Adobe Photoshop (7.0). That way I find it easer to layer things on top of each other, add drop-shadows or outlines, make layers invisible again etc. Don't know to what extent such things can be done with a modern version of Paint.

As far as I know, even the newest version of Paint doesn't have layer support. However, Paint.NET is free, very simple (compared to Photoshop or GIMP), and supports layers. It's what I use for all my Lemmings graphics work.

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Re: How do I create difficulty rank graphics for the title screen?
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2019, 02:03:16 am »
Created the Learning graphic! I just did it on this app called 3d paint on windows 10. Next is Simple