Going further in the menus material to do all the market windows made me realise that I will have to do resources icons at this point... So here they are :
Event box - resources (biggest in game icons for those)
Resources are as follows: Wood, Mana, Ore, Eggs, Oil, Hellium. Well I wanted the resources to have an actual connection to units. In homm it wasn't always so clear and resources were ... well for example why devil cost was mercury and not sulfur?.
- Mana will be for magical constructs or summoned creatures.
- Eggs will be used for beasts like basilisks or beholders.
- Oil will be used for machines.
- Hellium will be used for flying machines.
Windows for market place, sell creatures, give resources to another player, sell arts, buy arts :
Joined: 26 Feb 2011 Posts: 42 Location: Russia*
Posted: 2015-10-11, 20:06
val-gaav, great work! Can you upload all your icons/menu/art/etc in one archive?
I want to try add grass, roads and all other stuff to get working vcmi test map.
I'm not saying no right away, but my work is not ready. Not to mention I wanted to polish some of things I did after I have most of the stuff done.
BTW, would you be ok with getting those out of layers in GIMP files ? Next would be saving parts of layers as pngs and changing to SD proportions as most of those are x2 size of what vcmi can support currently (1600x1200 vs 800x600 ).... that is unless you know a bit C++ and can make changes in Vcmi to support x2 mode.
So yes you would need some skill with graphical tool to get it working, and it would be quite a bit of work to separate files into pngs.
Also I am somewhat a messy creator so layer names in files are mostly english but some are in polish ... :(
Joined: 26 Feb 2011 Posts: 42 Location: Russia*
Posted: 2015-10-12, 03:03
GIMP files will be great. I will wait for the moment when you are ready to release alpha version. But please, do not leave the project without releasing Gimp files.
First no worries if I am going to ever abandon this project (which is not likely) I'll be sure to post my xcfs, even if those are not tidied up. I'm working on this project from 2012. So it's about 3,5 years already I really don't want that time to be wasted and would like to have a stable release one day :) ... Ah it is so far in the future though.
Secondly if you actually want to play with inserting this into game as it is from xcfs, then I think it could be beneficial to me, because this is still a lot of work ... and less work for me for the future so I can spend more time on other stuff, like the rest of the graphics for example :)
I took a peek at how towns and resolution files are organised Vcmi I noticed many things are dependant on screen positions in px. If there is much of those in the actual game code then support for higher resolutions might be very hard to get with Vcmi. So I may have to go with SD 800x600 . :( . I also unfortunately noticed that h3 Towns seem to be mostly hard coded :( It may be hard to replace them in game with my towns , right now. Also mage guild seems to be a must have building in Town. I planned to have towns without it and towns that do not have level 1 and start with level 2 and up, but no big problem here I'll just change the game concept a bit :) . Luckily creature upgrades are not obligatory only some of my creatures will be upgradable (like in h2) so it is very nice that engine allows it.
Well if you are going to play with inserting this into game you could separate a SD 800x600 version and a second one in actuall size x2 1600x1200. x2 for the uncertain future :). If you do not want to do it then it's also ok I guess with source files it wouldn't be that hard to get it working one day if vcmi gets the support.
So I guess after I'm done with interface (which should be 2-4 weeks) I can tidy up the files and license file and upload a zip with it. I'll be also sure to add your name in credits for help with getting those into the game if you can manage to do it :)
As for this week update : Tavern, Thieves Guild, After battle window, Altar of Sacrifice
Dice is a fantasy thing, if fantasy is based on history somewhat, that is. The modern style of dice is actually unaltered from ones used by the Akkadians, one of the oldest civilizations in known history. The same style of dice have been used by cultures ranging from europe to southmost asia so yeah, dice do work in the setting.
Yes exactly ... I also think that dice go well with fantasy. Heroes is not the only fantasy game that had dice. However if that isn't a good point then I'll just remind you that this game will be a bit steampunkish ;) Anyway the dice may go away once I'm on spells and animations ... and that is very far in the future.
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