[Theme] Crystal

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This was my first theme. Years later, I thought I'd update it, as I got better with Inkscape. So behold it's new look in all the vector glory.



Download here: https://www.mediafire.com/file/m6iab355avuon3v/Crystal.hwp

Old downloads (uses old theme format):
http://www.mediafire.com/?bukdu6ccijqb9sb
http://www.mediafire.com/?banvtncouuma8q8

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I love it!!!!
Landtextures and background is great, the objects could be a little more HW-style with bigger lines and a little blurr.

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There's only one word to say; WOW! Shocking

Well maybe there's more than one, most of the lines and shading are pixely and don't match the Hedgewars style but it is still cool nonetheless.

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I tried to remake the gem from first screenshot into Hedgewars style. Which one is better:

1st with bold outline and removed gradients

2nd with added some shading
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Second one is better, but it's still pixely, which doesn't match the game, try looking at this thread: http://www.hedgewars.org/node/704

Uriah allegedly wrote:

Graphics that do not match this still will never be included in Hedgewars, regardless of how good they are.

Also I suggest using a free program called Inkscape.It paints smooth lines and most people here use it for painting Hedgewars style things. Apple

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Old and new red crystal

Is it now good enough?
And I don't know how to use this Inkscape so I applied some smoothing filters in GIMP.

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It looks better.
You might find some tutorial videos of Inkscape on youtube, but I'm not sure, I figured out Inkscape all by myself.
Also if your going to use Inkscape,I suggest that you redraw the shapes completely or trace the old ones.

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Theme updated. New images


Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?banvtncouuma8q8
I hope now it's good enough and it has any chances to be included in next HW version. If not, somebody should fix it, because I can't make much more.

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KoBeWi allegedly wrote:

I hope now it's good enough and it has any chances to be included in next HW version. If not, somebody should fix it, because I can't make much more.

Sorry my friend, I do love the idea of a crystal theme but there are several things about the theme that will prevent it from getting approval of the Hedgewars development team and to make it into the official HW repository.

I'm not a pro when it comes to graphics, but those are the things I noticed so far:

    *LandTex is not Hedgewars-style but rather photo-realistic/CGI
    *Landobjects: Shading and the black "outlines" that aren't actual outlines look very odd to me. Also the pixelstairs on the outlines are just cruel :P That whole stuff could be redrawn in a software that draws anti-aliased lines, preferably a vector graphics program (e.g. inkscape) though.

See Hedgewars Graphics rules, style constraints, guidelines for further details Smile

I also talked to one of our artists about the theme and redrawing it, but unfortunately he has no idea how a crystal LandTex in Hedgewars-style would look like, yet.

Well, I hope we'll have a crystal theme sooner or later anyway.

In any case I'm happy to see you're enjoying your time with Hedgewars and I appreciate your dedication and effort that you put in creating and sharing this theme *thumbs up* Big Grin

Have fun Smile

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in this case, i love it like it is, even if it doesnt fit the graphic guidelines!!!!
Great textures, atmospheric sound, love it!

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it looks really good (:

The PROT(Fart) team FTW!

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Agreed on the outline jaggies on the crystals.
IMO the crystal outlines should be closer to the crystal colour - like, solid (maybe with a touch of alpha) and closer to the crystal colour.
And antialiased of course.

Apart from that, I like 'em - and if the texture was changed to match the style guideline, I'd love to see it added.

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*uses Revive*
> The thread has been revived!

Look at first post.

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Wow... just... wow.

also, I'm not quite sure if this is on purpose, but water is fully transparent and graphic is too. Look at 2nd screenshot and the way water graphics are placed. It looks kinda weird, BUT[!] I do like the concept of it.

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I quite like this theme, good work.

I like the style of the background and how it “fades” (well, not really) into blackness. Interesting style.

The only thing I would complain about is the water opacity, it is way too low. Apart from that, the theme is well done.

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I love it!!!!
The colors look awesome Big Grin

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wtf ??? @_@
why so good ? Big Grin

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The update flood starts here. The old link is long dead (like, one year dead). I've put a new one, with hwp for easy install.

Also changed rubber tool graphic and added chunk (I think there wasn't one).

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The white bridges are very hard to see with all those colors and lines everywhere.

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Not bad! I suggest adding lens flare objects, which have a 1 pixel fixation point and tend to sit on top of a gem. You also need to make background darker or, better blur it out to make an illusion of light galore.

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