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so I'd like to make a custom cycle texture. Every time I change it even a little the color doesn't show in the game.
Don't know If you understand.. but I guess It's a common problem.

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Not positive here, but if its the colour of the texture your changing, wouldn't that just be overwritten by whatever cycle colour you choose in game?
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Re: one dumb question

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Why does a texture work if I save it from this forum.
Doesn't it work like if I use a certain color of gray to draw a part of something so that in the game that gray would change into players color?

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Teetseremoonia wrote:Doesn't it work like if I use a certain color of gray to draw a part of something so that in the game that gray would change into players color?
First, let me say welcome the to the ArmagetronAD forums. :) Edit: oh, and no questions are dumb, but providing a better title for your thread is more helpful, like "colored texture problem" or something like that.

I'm not entirely sure what your question is, but maybe the answer is in the Armagetron Wiki? For instance, this page: http://wiki.armagetronad.net/index.php?title=Textures

There is quite a lot you can do with textures. If you have a texture you are working on, and there is a problem with it, please post it here along with your question and we can help you better.

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I was bored so -
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You need to keep bits of the texture transparent (with the alpha channel); the transparent bits are replaced by your player colour (or rather, blended with it). Naturally, you'll need a paint program that preserves the alpha channel. MS Paint may not be up to the job.

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Thanks!
last question: Does anyone know if Corel photoshop 12 can do the job? Haven't installed it yet.. but I have the cd.

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if you use adobe photoshop or gimp you maybe noticed that the transparent parts are colored like a chessboard, you can modify them with the eraser tool. when you save the file, make a png and when you're asked if you want to save the "interlaced" parts, chose this option.

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Word is correct. The whitespace you see in MS Paint is really an unsupported alpha channel.
Teetseremoonia wrote:Thanks!
last question: Does anyone know if Corel photoshop 12 can do the job? Haven't installed it yet.. but I have the cd.
Yes. Corel has supported an alpha channel since v3.0. (I think I'm right about this, that's when I started using it.)

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K, thanks everyone!
ps! If anyone here happens to be the admin of the site then maybe but this problem in the Wiki's Faq or customization page.

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Re: one dumb question

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Not to make another thread I just might put my request here.
Apparently my cd driver doesn't work =( so if anyone could be so nice and make a few things transparent.

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the white part

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also the white part

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the black part

If anyone can spare some time to do this.. well 10 internets I guess.

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Good. Looks like you got the Tron Legacy bug too. ;)

Oh, and you need to check your filenames when you make stuff like this:
Example: dir_wall.png not dirwall.png

Also, remember to back up your original files!
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hmmm, nice.
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Here are the files bro.
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sinewav wrote:Good. Looks like you got the Tron Legacy bug too. ;)
you don't know the meaning ^^

also not to be rude or anything, but the trail part.. could you make the black part invisible and the white part visible.
like if you ride with your bike there would be two stripes behind you.
thanks dude

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Teetseremoonia wrote:also not to be rude or anything...
Oh duh. Sorry, I saw that it was the black to alpha, but I did the opposite. Here is a new texture:
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Re: one dumb question

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Thanks, man!

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