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Botdra Lar'les

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#1 10 years ago

I'm making a chat icon mod and I edited the base one, now what? I saved it as a .tga and made the back transparent but it still won't work. I see it in-game but I still see a white background...




heath1992

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#2 10 years ago

Are there any errors in the console? My guess would be that there's a shader you need to edit to fit your new icons.




iswer

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#3 10 years ago
Aika;4260237(...) but it still won't work. I see it in-game but I still see a white background...

Are you sure you saved the *.tga with alpha channels?

And yeah, what heath said.




Botdra Lar'les

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#4 10 years ago

Alpha channels? O.o I opened the original .tga in Photoshop CS2. It gave me the option to change it to RGB or whatever but I selected "Leave as Is" or whatever. Edited it then saved it again as .tga. Nada. I tried saving it under several formats with no luck.




MagnaDoodle

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#5 10 years ago

Yes, alpha channel! This is the shape that defines which parts of ur image are seen and which are transparent. At default u find in Photoshop a window at the right bottom containing your layers, channels, etc. Select the channels and u will see red, green, blue and alpha. U can select, edit and view them independently. The alpha channel is a greyscale image where black is transparent and white is opaque (parts of image which are shown). The targa (TGA) file has finally to be saved with 32 bit, 8 bit vor every channel (RGBA).




Botdra Lar'les

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#6 10 years ago

So what exactly do I have to do to get it working properly? O.o




iswer

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#7 10 years ago

How to check if your texture got an alpha channel:

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Open your *.tga, in photoshop, for example. Go to "Channels" attachment.php?attachmentid=62527&stc=1&d=1205668572 If your texture got an alpha channel then it should be shown here. attachment.php?attachmentid=62528&stc=1&d=1205668572 When you save your *.tga, be sure alpha channels is turned on. attachment.php?attachmentid=62529&stc=1&d=1205668572

Good luck. I've helped you enough for today now, Aika! :D




Botdra Lar'les

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#8 10 years ago

iswer... Bear my babies. Please?




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#9 10 years ago

Problem. I can't save with alpha channels. I opened it, but there was only channel Red, Green, Blue, and RGB. No Alpha. So I tried saving it as an Alpha but I couldn't check the box, it wouldn't let me.




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#10 10 years ago

You need to add the alphachannel first.

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Press that button and an alphachannel will pop up.




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