TraumaHound's CycloDS Themes

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May 25, 2009
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    The Joker - Batman: The Dark Knight

    Looks good, downloading now to see how that text looks against the background. Might be the one thing that prevents me from using it [​IMG]

    edit: Nope, definitely don't like the white text. Hurts my eyes [​IMG] Hmm, not sure which colour would be best though.
     
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    Hmmm...I initially had it as flat-white (#FFFFFF) but it's currently set at a dimmer blueish-white (#DDEBF8) that I think I picked up from the Joker's skin tone. [​IMG]
     
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    This is the main problem with cyclo skins - making something look great in the main menu often makes it impossible to read the rest of the menu properly.

    Should be solved if/when the new GUI is released. It's meant to support existing skins.
     
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    Even if something so simple as a fullscreen overlay could be implemented; have it with it's own opacity so it could effectively dim the background. As it is, I've taken to dropping an overlay over the busier lower screens to help improve readablilty where I can.
     
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    nice work with the chinese dragon, looks really pretty =]
     
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    im REALLY amazed with the metroid one, it is very well done, i like the little statues you put on the bottom corners, and how for the title screen it resembles a little stage. i love it, i might download it and put it on my card if im not too lazy. [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks! The top screen was hand-built using an existing background shot then rebuilding it using sprite bits from the game. Metroid was my favorite NES game (with Bionic Commando a very close 2nd) so I just had to try to build a theme for it.
     
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    HOLY CRAP! Thats the buckethead theme I requested AGES ago. I am sooo sorry, I sorta gave up cause I thought nobody wanted to do it. Thanks SO MUCH from 6 months ago! Its sweet!
     
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    I'm liking the Dragon Firecracker theme. Going to download it.

    Thanks!
     
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    Heh heh, you're welcome from 6 months ago. [​IMG]
     
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    Added my newest theme, "Blood Bowl", to the top of the list. I'd wager to say it was easier to put together than the damned game is to play. [​IMG]
     
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    I like the level of detail. Very nice! [​IMG]

    Are the menu icons & cheat icons made from scratch?
     
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    Thanks!

    The frames of the menu icons (as well as the status bar framing on the bottom screen) were built from some bits I found on the Blood Bowl game's site. I then dropped some parchment behind them, dirtied it up a bit, and found an "unofficial" Blood Bowl font for the lettering (the checkerboard design came from a lot of Games Workshop's art having checkerboard patterns in it.) The cheats and scrollbar were scratch-built using an actual football's texture (from a nice hi-res photo) that I shrank down a lot for the scrollbar (and hand-did the laces) and left a bit larger for the cheat icons (which are the bumps you can see on them.)

    As a side-note, the group "photo" on the top screen is a composite of 4 base images that I was able to cut out and arrange the characters together differently than the image that was used on the game's site. And I "hand-bloodied" the background parchment for that personalized bit of brutality.
     

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