[REQ] Custom Background

MaverickkMaverickk Join Date: 2006-12-03 Member: 58857Members Posts: 119
I found a rather nice steam/ingame theme pack a dude made here on the forums. Sadly, neither work with the current version of Steam nor NS 3.1.3

With a little editing of my own, I got the ingame gui to work which is enough for me. Nice blue color. However, the new background system is a little complex for me. I get that you need to cut up the background, for all resolutions you wish to support. I've never been really good at cutting up an image in PS/PSP to certain specific dimensions and such so I'm asking if someone could do it for me?

I already saved it to .tga (it's from the aforementioned pack, sorry if I forget who created it off the top of my head). http://hangarbay.niteshdw.com/tempbg.tga

It's custom fit for my resolution I just need someone to chop up the files for me ;p

Much appreciation and thanks to anyone that can help
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  • NEX9NEX9 Join Date: 2005-03-08 Member: 44299Members Posts: 1,642
    hum would you prefer someone to give you fish to eat or be tort how to fish for your self?
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  • MaverickkMaverickk Join Date: 2006-12-03 Member: 58857Members Posts: 119
    QUOTE(NEX9 @ Jan 5 2007, 11:07 AM) »

    hum would you prefer someone to give you fish to eat or be tort how to fish for your self?



    ....

    I don't mean to be an ###### when I say this, so please don't take it as such but, what is it with people wanting to "teach" this and that when people ask for something here? I mean, sure that's great you're trying to expand the number of people who can model, skin, map etc But ya know, some of us don't want to do that. Just because someone wants custom skins, or a specific model, doesn't mean they want to bust out 3D Studio Max or Maya and learn complex modeling and such.

    With that said, no I'd rather not "learn" to break this image up into a background for NS 3.1.3 Doing so would probably require something like PS/PSP which I obviously can't afford the price of and neither do I feel or want to pirate a copy of. And while some photosuites are free (GIMP for example) I also would just rather politely ask someone who is well versed in these matters to help me out than sit here and scratch my head for hours on end trying to piece together a background sad-fix.gif
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  • SnappyCrunchSnappyCrunch Join Date: 2004-08-03 Member: 30328Members, Constellation Posts: 495
    I don't know of a way to automate that process that's faster than breaking apart the image manually. Fact is - it takes a bit of effort, and it's tedious, with no direct benefit to anyone but you, so I doubt you're going to find any volunteers. I didn't want to say anything earlier, in case someone decided to help you out of the goodness of their heart, but it looks like no one is stepping up. I think you're on your own for this one.

    You are lucky in one respect, and that is what you want to do isn't difficult, just tedious. Grab The GIMP, or Paint.NET, and start cropping the picture in the dimensions you want. If it were me, I'd take the square selection tool, measure out the size of one piece, starting in the upper left corner, and cut it (ctrl-x), then paste in a new window. Save the new image, and repeat with the next section of the image. Like I said - tedious, but not difficult. Best of luck. Come back if you have too many problems.
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  • KarbaKarba Join Date: 2006-09-23 Member: 58040Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Gold Posts: 175
    Ok, here is your image converted for use as Steam background.

    background.zip

    If you want more pics to be converted, just post it here tounge.gif .
  • MaverickkMaverickk Join Date: 2006-12-03 Member: 58857Members Posts: 119
    QUOTE(Karba @ Jan 6 2007, 12:13 PM) »

    Ok, here is your image converted for use as Steam background.

    background.zip

    If you want more pics to be converted, just post it here tounge.gif .



    Thank you very much kind sir wink-fix.gif Perfect.
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  • Spawn_of_Chaos97Spawn_of_Chaos97 Join Date: 2006-11-21 Member: 58694Members Posts: 192
    QUOTE(SnappyCrunch @ Jan 6 2007, 11:05 AM) »
    I think you're on your own for this one.


    QUOTE(Karba @ Jan 6 2007, 12:13 PM) »

    Ok, here is your image converted for use as Steam background.

    background.zip

    If you want more pics to be converted, just post it here tounge.gif .


    So much for that one, Snappy...lol
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    Thanx again Belgarion!
  • SnappyCrunchSnappyCrunch Join Date: 2004-08-03 Member: 30328Members, Constellation Posts: 495
    QUOTE(Spawn_of_Chaos97 @ Jan 6 2007, 03:50 PM) »

    So much for that one, Snappy...lol


    Heh. I gave it 24 hours, no one was stepping up. ::shrug::
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  • NEX9NEX9 Join Date: 2005-03-08 Member: 44299Members Posts: 1,642
    well i was politely asking, as was stated its not hard just a little tedious, in stead of haveing to come back here and reask and wait for future backgrounds and or other willy nilly file convesions or resizes, i thought i would ask to make sure before takeing the next step in helping you out with what it is you wish to achive. weather it be learning or just handing you the finshed product
    Stop by see some of my latest works in maya, ill even evently host my WIP's and old old works.
    http://nex17.deviantart.com/
    search under digital art works
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