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« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2010, 04:44:11 AM »

in the two banners above, what is PFS? should it be FPS?
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« Reply #26 on: June 06, 2010, 04:46:15 AM »

in the two banners above, what is PFS? should it be FPS?
Ooops... typing error.... Give me some minutes to fix.... :-)
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« Reply #27 on: June 06, 2010, 04:52:26 AM »

in the two banners above, what is PFS? should it be FPS?
Ooops... typing error.... Give me some minutes to fix.... :-)
Lucky i pointed that out  Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: June 06, 2010, 04:53:58 AM »

in the two banners above, what is PFS? should it be FPS?
Ooops... typing error.... Give me some minutes to fix.... :-)
Lucky i pointed that out  Smiley
Fixed. Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: June 06, 2010, 04:57:32 AM »

in the two banners above, what is PFS? should it be FPS?
Ooops... typing error.... Give me some minutes to fix.... :-)
Lucky i pointed that out  Smiley
Fixed. Smiley
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What program did you use for this
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« Reply #30 on: June 06, 2010, 05:14:31 AM »

What program did you use for this
As you could imagine from my previous post, I used Adobe Photoshop and Ulead Gif Animator. With the first, I created all the single frames, then saved them as single-frame GIFs, then added them inside the second program, set duration of each frame and saved as animated GIF.

I don't know if there is a way to create animated gifs directly from Photoshop. My (old, v5) version of Gif Animator can open photoshop files directly, but does not apply its "layer blending options" (that add nice looking), so I had to save them as "standard" images first. Since Ulead has been purchased by Corel, I don't even know if that program still exists.
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« Reply #31 on: June 06, 2010, 05:25:53 AM »

Gig, no offence, but  I think the text in your banners feature too many different colours.  Also for the last 2 you used the old 0.8.1 logo.

I was thinking that for a static banner, a simple action shot with the logo and the website would look ok (although animated ones may or may not attract more attention). I whipped up an example just now.

Does this look ok?
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« Reply #32 on: June 06, 2010, 05:43:49 AM »

Also for the last 2 you used the old 0.8.1 logo.

It's the logo you can find inside the game (intro video and main menu).... I used different logos to make banners look more diffent one from the other.

Anyway, I find your banner very nice.  Smiley

I'd like we could start uploading them on the wiki site, to the "Artwork" page...
As I aked before... which licence should we use? If we have to include also "source" files, where could we upload them?
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« Reply #33 on: June 06, 2010, 06:45:01 AM »

It's the logo you can find inside the game (intro video and main menu).... I used different logos to make banners look more diffent one from the other.
The new logo was introduced for 0.8.5. This is why it is on this website. The old logo only remains in the game because textures and assets have not yet been updated to reflect the change.

I don't know too much about appropriate licences. The GPL is more of a software license though and probably doesn't apply to these promotional banners. Somehow, I don't think accompanying graphics such as these require sources to be distributed with them.

We could probably use the Creative Commons License, but I am not sure. Perhaps someone else can shed some light on this for us.
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« Reply #34 on: June 06, 2010, 08:27:22 AM »

You use GPL textures (the OA logo, but also textures inside the game), so you have to GPL them too.
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« Reply #35 on: June 06, 2010, 01:23:06 PM »

Chaoticsoldier I love your banner.Cheesy  Do you mind if I start using it in my sig from now-on?
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« Reply #36 on: June 06, 2010, 04:34:52 PM »

My modest attempts:

(small) (big) (svg)

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« Reply #37 on: June 06, 2010, 11:00:36 PM »

You use GPL textures (the OA logo, but also textures inside the game), so you have to GPL them too.
Thanks!

Chaoticsoldier I love your banner.Cheesy  Do you mind if I start using it in my sig from now-on?
Sure you can use it Smiley. Consider it GPLv2'd.

@ Gig: You can put it on the artwork page of the wiki too if you like. I might create more of these then, when I have some time.
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« Reply #38 on: June 07, 2010, 01:16:25 AM »

@ Gig: You can put it on the artwork page of the wiki too if you like.
Do you want that I put your image DO NOT LINK[/b]) h t t p s : / / openarena . wikia . com/wiki/Artwork]there? For one, okay, I'm going to do it.... but if you want to do more of them, I suggest you to register in the wiki site (it's free and it will give you an unique login for all Wikia-hosted sites: hundreds of sites!) and upload more images by yourself. This invitation is for everyone. If you need a little help because of you are not experienced with Wikis, I may help you.

Update: OK, I uploaded your image there. I hope all also the other banners here (those from Cacatoes, the one from Graion Dilach) will be uploaded there by someone. I will upload mine by myself after some fixes.
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« Reply #39 on: June 07, 2010, 11:38:33 AM »

ok i got some banner in my sig on another forum like this (but then in Dutch):


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« Reply #40 on: June 07, 2010, 03:05:50 PM »

Well, I can't figure out myself how this works, but it's free to distribute. I'm not very sure about the GPL, because I don't know the font's properties.

Also, a bit offtopic: Somebody should change the original Wikipedia article. It contains the old logo.
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« Reply #41 on: June 08, 2010, 03:34:07 PM »

Okay, I slightly modified my banners...

..and added a new one...
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« Reply #42 on: June 09, 2010, 10:02:14 AM »

I searched a banner like your third one. Well done.
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« Reply #43 on: June 09, 2010, 05:06:26 PM »

WOAH don't mind if i'm cruel but...



1998 called, and they want their lighting filter cloud generation back. Also your gif isn't using "Web Safe colors", and banner ads should never be 50kb in size, 8kb maybe but... YOU'RE EVEN USING COMIC SANS MS FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!! with gradient shading!

lol now i almost feel like cooking up some banner ad by the start of the day.
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« Reply #44 on: June 09, 2010, 05:24:30 PM »

WOAH don't mind if i'm cruel but...



1998 called, and they want their lighting filter cloud generation back. Also your gif isn't using "Web Safe colors", and banner ads should never be 50kb in size, 8kb maybe but... YOU'RE EVEN USING COMIC SANS MS FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!! with gradient shading!

lol now i almost feel like cooking up some banner ad by the start of the day.

On the wiki site I will also add a static version of 1 frame, very smaller (I already said that before, if I'm not in error). Anyway, anyone can do its own banner and nobody have to use mine if he doesn't like it. And what do you mean with "web safe colors"? What's wrong with my old friends "comic sans ms" (it's a font like any other one in the world) and gradients? I never said I am "the master of banners" or something similar. I know that my banners are not the top, but anyway they are better than nothing at all. I was simply trying to create a banner with some more info than this one...

PS: Nowadays banners are even done in flash format (bleargh!), having a simple advertisement putting my old Thunderbird 900 Mhz at 100% CPU, almost blocking my computer.... and you worry about a 50k gif? :-/ (PS2: your "cat" avatar is smaller and not animated, and is 30,92 kB....)
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« Reply #45 on: June 11, 2010, 12:06:48 AM »

Some ads... well the first two aren't really serious.
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« Reply #46 on: June 11, 2010, 03:41:49 AM »

The third isn't bad (IMHO, I'd preferred not to put nudities in the banner, but for me I wouldn't have inserted similar characters at all)... can you upload also an higher quality version? And the animation doesn't loop (plays only once), is this intentional?

I understand that the second one isn't serious, but maybe adding the description of the game was not a bad idea... the real problem is that the quality is too low and it's difficult to read the text. Maybe less frames (less animation) and better quality could bring to something nice.
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« Reply #47 on: September 12, 2010, 05:28:00 AM »

I updated DO NOT LINK[/b]) h t t p s : / / openarena . wikia . com/wiki/Artwork]the Artwork page.

But it has got only DO NOT LINK[/b]) h t t p s : / / openarena . wikia . com/wiki/Special:WhatLinksHere/Artwork]few incoming links. Any ideas of more pages that should link to it?
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