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#1 Resplendent

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:16 PM

As you may have noticed, our current patch client skin is getting a bit long in the tooth. To update it, a contest to design a new one seems to be in order! Show us what Ragnarok means to you! The design you come up with should adhere to the following guidelines:
  • Entries should include a .zip of the PatchClient folder containing the following four images: skin.bmp, home.bmp, exit.bmp, start.bmp.
  • The Announcements/Forums/Support buttons must be in the same position and roughly the same size as the current ones are.
  • The http://www.playragnarok.com URL should appear somewhere above the notices window and be large enough and clearly readable.
  • The design you come up with should not focus solely on one particular monster, NPC, map or player class. Remember to showcase Ragnarok in general rather than your favorite _______.
  • Entries must be submitted by 12:00AM Pacific, May 1, 2012.
  • Your entry post should include an image of what your patch client looks like, actual-size if possible.
  • Entries will be judged by CM's, moderators, and players with a Facebook poll.
  • Please only one entry per person.
The winner will have their skin put as the new default for iRO! Thousands of people will end up seeing your art, so please ensure it's something to show off Ragnarok to the world.

Oda: We're opening polling up on our facebook, poll's closed on Friday 8am. We will use the results to help us determine the design of the concept we will be sending to kRO. http://www.facebook.com/playragnarok

Show us what you like in the poll and thank you for your support!

Edited by Oda, 02 May 2012 - 05:55 AM.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:04 PM

<3 cant wait to see what wins



side note: aside from the launcher Client there was talk in the past few weeks about in game UI skins
Any chance we could get a In game Client Skin Template that some of us could use to fiddle around with.. old ones are horribly out of date =/ and having an official template to work from would really help

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:10 PM

Hm, I made a patch skin tutorial back in the days, but I only wrote it in german and I seem to have put the images for it from my server... XD
I'll take a look to make it aviable for everyone in english, maybe.

On another note...
I don't wanna sound bitchy or anything, but... no prices? Not even a small one?
I wouldn't mind so much if it wouldn't be something, that can easily be replaced by everyone in a few seconds... o.o

Edit:
Reuploaded the old files
http://forum.onlinet...-skin-tutorial/
Note that the tutorial is completly in german. I might translate it but, again, no promises. I think some of you might find the pictures alone helpfull though and the very first images are actually what you're looking for, Helios0, at least as long as they didn't changed any files - which I doubt, since the patcher for iRO doesn't look very differently.

Edited by Rutana, 13 March 2012 - 04:28 PM.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:29 PM

I asked Oda about other prizes but he didn't comment, so it wasn't an unintentional omission. There may or may not be additional ones depending on what they want to do, but you'll have to ask the CM's about it (at least until I'm given the ability to generate items :D).

Edited by Resplendent, 13 March 2012 - 04:31 PM.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:45 PM

Hm, I made a patch skin tutorial back in the days, but I only wrote it in german and I seem to have put the images for it from my server... XD
I'll take a look to make it aviable for everyone in english, maybe.

On another note...
I don't wanna sound bitchy or anything, but... no prices? Not even a small one?
I wouldn't mind so much if it wouldn't be something, that can easily be replaced by everyone in a few seconds... o.o

Edit:
Reuploaded the old files
http://forum.onlinet...-skin-tutorial/
Note that the tutorial is completly in german. I might translate it but, again, no promises. I think some of you might find the pictures alone helpfull though and the very first images are actually what you're looking for, Helios0, at least as long as they didn't changed any files - which I doubt, since the patcher for iRO doesn't look very differently.


Thank you google translator...

BAM!
http://translate.goo...al&prmd=imvnsfd
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#6 Rutana

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:11 PM

terrible english, but might do the job I guess :heh:
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 05:53 PM

Are we allowed to use official images/sprites created by iRO or any of the other servers?
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Posted 17 March 2012 - 10:30 AM

Are we allowed to use official images/sprites created by iRO or any of the other servers?

Fanart created by the community is preferred, I don't think we can use stuff developed or used outside of iRO. Art that we use on iRO is do-able as well.

We've been pestering kRO for headgears for people who have volunteered art and such for events like this but we haven't heard back from them on it yet.
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 10:22 AM

can we make the design go out of the box and assert it's shape since there's transparency anyway?
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:21 AM

Oh, it's nice =) Sadly, I have no time I wish good luck for everyone ^^
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:13 AM

Show your artwork go for it! I'll vote every contestant that participate. :p_hi:
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:19 PM

We're expanding this a bit and clarifying today.

There will be prizes, and the contest will include a redesign of the patch proper. If there are things that you would like to see (we definitely want a larger sized patch window) create a mock up!

The community will pick the five best ideas and we will choose the one we think fits the best out of those five. Let's get lots of ideas going, I think we can get some good concepts flowing.
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:00 AM

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:20 AM

You can submit designs for art for a new launcher/patcher and for the design of the patcher itself. if there are widgets or features that you'd like to see you can make your case for that as well. Here's a launcher concept that I knocked together in ms paint to show what it could look like.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:47 AM

ohhh... wait so we dont have to exactly match the exact shell of the original? as long as the components are there we can move them around some?

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:52 AM

wait, does this mean we have to code it ourselves or something like that (should we provide our own design/layout?)
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:54 AM

wait, does this mean we have to code it ourselves or something like that (should we provide our own design/layout?)

No coding required, but providing your own design/layout would be preferred. If you just want to do the art, you can do something like I did and create a generic template with the art.
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 03:55 PM

I suggest it would be a nice idea to give us a better template here, at least one which shows us which parts of the pictures are visable and which are not and more importantly the size we should work on...
From an artists point of view it would be very dissapointing when an important part of your art is hidden behind some banner... :/
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:29 PM

He's saying you can do whatever you want, no limits.
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:53 PM

a rough size messure still would be great
Maybe it's just me, but right now, I don't even know WHAT I should make - because we were supposed to make a Patch Client, not just a normal Artwork o.O
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:34 PM

Let's see what I can do... there're 5 files: I'll try to set a template based in the PatchClient skin I edited a couple of years ago. I guess you know what skin is similar to.
  • "bar.bmp", a tiny rectangle that fills the client gauge whenever a patch process happens. Size 4x10.
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  • "exit.bmp", a set of 3 buttons: idle, mouse_hover, mouse_click. Size 300x20.
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  • "home.bmp", same like above. Size 300x20.
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  • "skin.bmp", the whole basis. Size 551x511 (*headscratching*).
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  • "start.bmp", a set of 4 buttons: idle, mouse_hover, mouse_click, disabled (while patching). Size 400x20.
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:04 AM

Ok, got myself doing a test edit.
Going outside the patcher image/changing sizes will screw up the links
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:57 AM

id have prefered to just use the current template
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:49 PM

i liked oda's layout

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i assume that wizard/lif artwork that ti:v did is OK to use, as the potion-drinking novice on the front iRO page is from the exact same image. but if not let me know

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:04 PM

Nice job! Just realized it might be a good idea to have Twitter/FB links on it, too.
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