About EXOTICONS need help :)

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About EXOTICONS need help :)

Post by dlfrsilver » Sun May 13, 2007 1:30 pm

Hello to all of you guys,

Well, i have checked those exoticons for OS3.5 , and since i own
more than 1000 games boxed with some very rare ones,

who can tell me how to create exoticons from my boxes in order
to continue the exoticons packs already existing ?

I would be so pleased to help and create some !

thanks :D

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Post by XtC » Mon May 14, 2007 9:02 am

Ey up!

Well, BuZz is responsible for putting together the Exoticons pack.

There is a box scan section on ExoticA, so it might be worth going through the existing scans and see which ones you have that ExoticA doesn't. Then, if you have some time, perhaps you could scan them?

I'm sure BuZz would appreciate more additions to the box scan gallery - and at some point he may also do an update to the Exoticons...

I also seem to remember that BuZz was thinking about providing individual icon downloads too.

(Just waiting for BuZz to reply as he's been retro-partying hard this weekend! :wink: )
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Post by dlfrsilver » Mon May 14, 2007 12:25 pm

i mean that because i already make scans for HOL,
and i don't want to make scans and that nothing goes out of it.

There are many games for which you don't have scans.....

So ok i wait for Buzz answer, if he agrees to update exoticons then ok,
i agree to share the job with him ^^ !

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Post by XtC » Mon May 14, 2007 3:07 pm

Ey up!

I'm sure BuZz will agree - or I'll bitch slap him! :shock:

HOL is certainly an excellent website, though it's a shame they have to impose limits on page views.

This doesn't happen with ExoticA.

With the almost ready-to-go-live wiki version of ExoticA (Kyzer's UnExoticA porting pending - if he's not dead), members can upload their own scans without waiting for an webadmin to do the work for them.

Plus, anything you upload is automatically credited to you - as is the nature of a wiki - whether you like it or not! :wink:
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Post by dlfrsilver » Mon May 14, 2007 4:34 pm

yes, doing icons for all games that need them !!!!

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Post by BuZz » Tue May 15, 2007 12:05 am

To create the exoticons I'm pretty sure I used Image2Icon

You can get it from

http://stephan-rupprecht.de/

I would be very interested in any scans you have. Since the old site is quite hard to maintain, if you would like, you could help us with the new one. You can add images to the new games gallery here:

http://dev.exotica.org.uk/wiki/Amiga_Game_Box_Scans

Feel free to add any credits to the image page as you wish (Or if you want a certain licensing for them)

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Post by dlfrsilver » Tue May 15, 2007 12:20 pm

I don't know how to make icons from my scans, that's the main problem !

so ok i'll check on wiki ^^

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Post by BuZz » Tue May 15, 2007 12:31 pm

Well, that's why I have given you the link to that program. You can use it to create icons.

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Post by dlfrsilver » Tue May 15, 2007 1:31 pm

Can you make a tutorial to create exoticons ?

i have tried with image2icon, but i can't have a good result and it's very
complicated.

Can you help please ?

BTW, i have uploaded Many game boxes, check letter A and E for the moment

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Post by BuZz » Tue May 15, 2007 1:48 pm

I will take a look at my amiga scripts to give you the commandline options. As my a4000 is currently in bits, this will have to wait until later. (I might be able to do it tonight)

Thanks for the contributions. Please try and aim for at least 150dpi x 150dpi and save with "high" jpeg quality. (Such great art needs to be treated well :-) )

thanks again

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Post by dlfrsilver » Tue May 15, 2007 2:43 pm

I have used 200 DPI and best quality in JPEG.

Just check letter C, at Cannon Fodder ;)

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Post by BuZz » Tue May 15, 2007 3:11 pm

Great :-)

I think the non box scan stuff should be on a different page. You can always add a special "Canon Fodder Collectors Items" page for example with the other stuff on it ? Or something

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Post by dlfrsilver » Tue May 15, 2007 6:23 pm

How to do this ?

PS : i have upload and added more again box scans, even in the
utils, with many rare ones.

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Post by XtC » Tue May 15, 2007 9:02 pm

Ey up!
dlfrsilver wrote:How to do this ?
When you've finished uploading your scans, I'll show you - perhaps you could create a page telling us about what possessed you to purchase the Sensible Software Collection from eBay. :)

dlfrsilver wrote: PS : i have upload and added more again box scans, even in the
utils, with many rare ones.
I've noticed, thank you. It makes a change to see so many utility box scans. I wondered how long my AMOS box scan was going to remain on it's own! :wink:
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Post by dlfrsilver » Tue May 15, 2007 9:15 pm

ok i stop for tonight, enough is enough since there are more
to do...

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