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Flash525

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#1 12 years ago

Ok, to start with, when I say "Startup Screen" I mean the screen where you select "Single Player", "Multiplayer" or change your options whatever. - Just encase there are those of you that didn't know exactly what I was on about. Likewise, with this question, I doubt there are many who are going to know the answer. Off hand, there are only three projects (for Armada II) that have done this, one of them is yet to be released, and mine (if I can get it working) would be the forth. However there may be people around who know how this works. I've changed the Options, Credits, Replay Intro & Exit graphics, and I'm glad to say, they all work without any trouble (though there were a few problems, but I've sorted them out). The problem I've now got is this. The "Armada II Logo". On the startup screen, it continually flashes (or glows), this would be the logo in the center of the screen. The file in question is a .bik file, and comes in the size of 800x145 (I think). The problem is, whenever I create my own, it ends up at the bottom left of the startup screen, or it doesn't appear at all. I've even tried adding a .gif image & small image (1x1 pixels) and converting that to a video file, and then a .bik, yet it still doesn't work. Likewise, the MainBk_flare.bik file (this being the file that controls this logo) must be included. Deleting it crashes the game. I'm stumped.




HMS Frontier

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#2 12 years ago

Ive Had The Same Ploblem But I Gave Up In The End

Ps Dont Take This The Wrong Way But I Dont Like You New Pic At The Bottom Of The Page




Flash525

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#3 12 years ago
HMS FrontierIve Had The Same Ploblem But I Gave Up In The End[/quote]I refure to give up :p [quote=HMS Frontier]Dont Take This The Wrong Way But I Dont Like You New Pic At The Bottom Of The Page

:eek: How can you NOT like it? :lookaround:




usscapital

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#4 12 years ago

i am also working on this for the darkrealities mod, changed all of the bik files but failed to get sound in the bik files to work ingame atm




Datarock VIP Member

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#5 12 years ago

I agree with ash, How can you NOT like it;) I have never tried editing the startup screen so i wouldnt know anything about it, to complicated:) Good luck Ash:)




Flash525

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#6 12 years ago
usscapitali am also working on this for the darkrealities mod, changed all of the bik files but failed to get sound in the bik files to work ingame atm[/quote]Two things here, firstly, did you manage to bypass the problem I've got of replacing the "actual" Armada II logo within the startup screen? The second thing is, the sound. You need to add this through the actual RAD Tools. Many people think that you add it when you create the files before converting them to .bik, that isn't the case.
Gavin1701I agree with ash, How can you NOT like it
;) [quote=Gavin1701]Good luck Ash:)

Thank You, I get the feeling I am going to need it.




usscapital

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#7 12 years ago

i make them in gif format first , then convert to .bik and then mix with sound . i still get a slight flash when the animation starts again (not sure how to get rid of this yet ,i am still experimenting)




DarkEnergy

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#8 12 years ago

i can tell you what bothers me bout your pic, ash - this is not a lolita-sex page but something for trekkies...




pepperman

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#9 12 years ago

I second that. My son, who is 12, often visits this page, and that kind of imagery is not appropriate for him. As the moderator I don't think this is the type of example you should be setting.




K7AV

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#10 12 years ago

but on topic now, i have been able to change the enite startup screen without porblem. it just takes a little photoshop expertise.




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