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Apr 09, 2006 nioubi link
well, if some of you really want it, its here :
Apr 09, 2006 Ghost link
/me wishes he was more artistic.
Apr 09, 2006 Gavan link
Hey Duncan, I figured it out. There is a little file calledd:


that connects the space between the tab boxes and the far left side of the display.
Apr 09, 2006 mdaniel link

yes thanks, but i have not figured out how to deal with its silly scaling. :(

M. Duncan
Apr 09, 2006 mdaniel link
Shape your version could be called borg skin hehe.
Apr 09, 2006 ghostieboy link
ray....i found the changing connfig.ini part confusing. and also the where to uncompress the skin folder.

Could you explain it in Macintosh words?

Thanks :)
Apr 09, 2006 raybondo link
hud_tab_ur.png is stretched down the middle.
What that means is that the left half goes to the left and the right half goes to the right and the texels at 0.5 are streched to connect them.

Here are some annotated images that explain where all the components go and their stretching params (mostly).

Do a Show Contents of the Vendetta Online bundle.
Unzip the contents of into there. It should automatically create a skins folder with the images in it.
Edit the config.ini and search for [Vendetta]
and add this line right after it:

You can change the skin/ part to redblood/ if you downloaded that one and unzipped it to your Vendetta bundle.

I hope that helps.
Apr 09, 2006 Gavan link
Maybe we should try to keep things organized. I started some other threads for WIP's and Finished skins.

Keep this one to questions and howto's?
Apr 09, 2006 Person link
Aaalllmmmooosssttt done. I just have to touch some things up and...

Oh yeah, is there any way you can use a graphic for something that's bigger than the default? Ray?

Thanks in advance for help,
Apr 09, 2006 raybondo link
You can use whatever size images you want. You just have to make sure you take into account the stretched regions. The regions in the annotated pics are in pixel coordinates, but the game actually uses scaled coordinates from 0 to 1.
So, if something says it is 16 pixels in a 64x64 image, it is equivalent to 32 pixels in a 128x128 image.
Apr 09, 2006 LeberMac link
Person said: You mean INSIDE the Vendetta application? I can't move it directly into there...
Don't gotta dive into Terminal to copy things into the folder. If you do a "Get Info" on the Vendetta application, you see the "Name & Extension" field. Remove the ".app" and the Package will become a folder in the Finder. (In this case, a folder named "Vendetta".)

Copy whatever you need into that folder, then add the ".app" back to the name.

It changes back to a package. Shazam.

Stupid, but it works.
Apr 09, 2006 Gavan link
So you mean, I can take a hud_display.png file, which is 64px/sq, and use a file that is 128px/sq, and the UI will simply force it into the 64px/sq area?

Or it will actually make that area 128px/sq?
Apr 09, 2006 slime73 link
Leebs, I feel sorry for you.
control- or right-click on the Application depending on what mouse you have, and select "Show Package Contents"
Apr 09, 2006 raybondo link
Gavan: VO will rescale the image to fit the area on the screen.
So, if you just take every png and double its size, everything should still work.
Apr 09, 2006 mr_spuck link
ray: when I made redblood, around beta7, the game was pretty restrictive ragarding image sizes. For example button.png only looked right if it was 16x16. It wasn't scaled in checkboxes or not displayed at all. Is that still the case?
Apr 09, 2006 raybondo link
probably. There are assumptions the exe makes about image sizes.
Apr 09, 2006 LeberMac link
Heh. Thanks for the condescencion, slime. You can "show" contents, but you can't copy anything into it. I assume you've tried this? My workaround solved it for Person, I hope.
Apr 09, 2006 ctishman link
Is there a way to change the color for ingame tinting? If not, can we pretty please have that?
Apr 09, 2006 slime73 link
LeberMac, I have been copying items to and from my applications since I found out MacOSX apps are really folders in disguise. I don't know why it doesn't work for you.
Apr 09, 2006 MSKanaka link
Leebs: If you're running Tiger, then you can drag/drop after showing contents.