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So, the SVN build of hedgewars now has flag support. You will be able to customize your lifebars with flags, on a per team basis.
This means your team will be more unique than ever!

Here's an example of flags in game

Now, the purpose of this thread is to build up the flag collection, I'm hoping to get at least 60 unique flags in the next version. The vast majority of these will be drawn by myself and other established contributors.
However, we'd like to invite you to draw your own. We already have 200 country flags and will not be accepting more at this time.

A warning before you consider submitting a flag:

Not all flags will be accepted, no matter how hard you work on them. If the flag doesn't pass my personal quality standards, or doesn't fit the "Hedgewars graphics style" it won't be included in the official release. I would suggest that anyone who would be particularly heartbroken about their flag not being officially included should probably not submit one. I'm very picky and have high standards. That said - I will be offering aid and advice to anyone who's interested in taking part!

Now that's out of the way, how do flags in Hedgewars work?

All you need to do is draw a small 22x15 pixel image.
I've included a blank flag for you to draw over here:

More info on the dev wiki here!

Have fun!

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A binary flag for cyborg/robot/computer teams...

EDIT: Are animated GIF Files or APNG files also supported?

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No I'm afraid not, but we'll include what you've given Smile

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Also a pacman flag.

EDIT for answering: That's a pitty (think about the possibilities), but on the other hand it's better to not getting eye-cancer.
Thanks for including the binary flag.

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I agree there are a lot of possibilities, but imagine 8 of them animating on top of eachother? shudder

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I agree there are a lot of possibilities, but imagine 8 of them animating on top of eachother? shudder

That's exactly what i ment, speaking of eye-cancer. Wink Smiley

Here is one made for AI teams.

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Is there a place where we can see which countries have already a flag?

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Tiyuri allegedly wrote:

We already have 200 country flags and will not be accepting more at this time.

A preview would be still cool, i think.

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Here are some flags (although I guess the country ones may be already in, and the other may not pass the quality test):

Free Cultural Works:
Galicia (Spain):
Second Spanish Republic:

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The second and the third one are nice, the first is hard to indentify.

Three more:


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I'll be accepting most of these.
The rules on flags will be less strict than the rules on hats.

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And a last one:

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For the music team.

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Flag for People's Republic of China where I come from, as if it's not included.

It Works! Great, next!

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Do you already have flags for non-governmental organizations such as Olympic Games or United Nations?

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Do you have flag of Czech republic yet?

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@darjee
Yes, we do Smile
And for the almost all bigger countries too

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Just to add one note - please try to follow this. Smile

If possible, don't use black as your flag's main/background color. It might look odd ingame as that's the default background of all those white bordered boxes so the flag might blend with the other graphics and appear as a "box with some small things inside".

And another note: There's already a pirate flag. Wink Smiley

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Quote:
If possible, don't use black as your flag's main/background color.

True, but other colors than black and white look often a bit ugly. And due to the small size a gradient is rather impossible.

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And another note: There's already a pirate flag.

If you're talking about my flag: It's a necromancer flag. Big Grin

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Brittany:
Scout:

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hy all.
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Smaxx allegedly wrote:

If possible, don't use black as your flag's main/background color. It might look odd ingame as that's the default background of all those white bordered boxes so the flag might blend with the other graphics and appear as a "box with some small things inside".

Arrr, what arrre ya saing, mate? That we can't have Jolly Roger? Sad Smiley

As for my flags - here they are:

Yin & Yang flag (Updated):

Jolly Roger flag:

Dragon flag (although with this size it's very difficult to recognize it Big Grin):

Face (Updated):

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@darjee
Yes, we do Smile
And for the almost all bigger countries too

There are 200 flags (as Tiyuri posted). In the world there are 195 independent countries (as far as I remember). So I do believe all of them (or maybe 98-99%) are already included. Smile

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@rbaleksandar, I think the Jolly Roger is already there, as they spoke of a pirate flag.

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Ah, just saw Smaxx's post.

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Hey guys, just a thought...
WRT pixel art, you could maybe use a little antialiasing?

Either by hand or maybe by scaling down a 44x30 or something?

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Well, about the Pacman Flag you could be right...

Inkscape is just perfekt for this job.

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Ok, I've done it by hand but it's strange that Windows doesn't seem to be eager to show my changes. The image looks exactly the same when previewing as before. Big Grin Under Linux I don't have this problem. I've updated the flags "Yin and Yang" and "Face".

For all fans of Satan Hellish Hand Grenade

Bars flag:

EDIT: Tiyury, why don't to write here your *cough* high *cough* standards on how to make flags, so that the flags posted here can mostly be with a quality that pleases your taste? Smile

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Just ensure its possible to notice things on flags (your Dragon Flag is a bad example imo Smile; Yin & Yang a good one) and try not to use (lots of) default 4 bit colors.

I'd try to invert the pentagran flag and use wider (antialiased) lines. Smile

Country flags: Nemo gave me a huge zip archive containing tons of flags. I deleted all duplicates and those where I thought they're just for some very specific regions (many might not even know).

Yes, the existing pirate flag is a Jolly Roger as well. Just aliased and a little bit smaller.

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Thank you. Smile

Here's the pentagram again but inverted and with wider lines. Opinion would be appreciated again. Smile Think they got too wide this time. Big Grin

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Yeah, maybe something inbetween. Smile

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Updated. Think this time the pentagram inside the circle can be recognized easier. Smile

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Sorry, the image didn't load...Bla. Nice eye btw.

Here comes the spider(man):

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Thanks, nice spider by the way.
It only doesn't look like the arachnoid guy one. (what doesn't seem bad to avoid copyright infreakments. Big Grin )

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Big Grin I actually posted it because I think it's a nice idea for a flag. My pixel art sucks imo. Big Grin

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It is easy to indentify, and this counts more than AA at this size IMO.

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Some space themed flags. I care about the last one the most.

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Omg howdy, how did you do them???
just wanted to post this

and then seen your work... great!

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Big Grin

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Just to let you all know, almost all of these will be included.

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Male:

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Thomas, make them with the appropriate colors - blue for male and pink/purple for female. Smile

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I did;)

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I meant the actual symbols not the background but I think it's ok like that too. The pink color is better than the pale pink imo.

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it's Georgian Flag and add it to you base please Smile

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Here are two (pretty similar) flags I made for a more medieval-themed team:

with shield in the background:

and without:

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The shield is rather hard to notice. You should try to mix a shield with one sword only.

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Yeah, the shield is more hindering than helping, that's why I made the shieldless version.
Anyways, here's a new try with only one sword and a colored shield:

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It's still hard to notice imo. I think it's the too dark or too similar colors for the blade, background and the left side (dark blue) of the shield.

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