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Old 07 August 2019, 20:23   #8
Pollock
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iGame Art Pack - Now available :)

Hello. I don't post much, but i do lurk

Do you use iGame? do you have an AGA machine, or RTG? wouldn't it be nice if instead of Superfrog, you got a nice image of the game, for all, if not most of the games in there? Well now you can.

Another Amiga user, Troels Jacobsen, made a small pack with igame.iff images for the games he liked, and i thought i would give it a go to see if i could create images for most of the games in iGame. I have used some of Troels original images as they where very good, and i had them on my A1200 anyway, so most of the screenshots of gameplay are his, i didn't ask him, although his images are a few years old now, and since they where out there, and i was using them, i added to them, although full credit goes to Troels for his work, and my thanks. I tended to go more for box art, kinda make it look like a library of games. All images are created in GIMP, they are dithered in 32 colours, as this seemed a good trade off. I have a 64 colour workbench, and they look fine on that. They vary in size from 256*128 to 256*152, any larger than this, and iGame restarts with a different font, and goes a bit weird. Some of them look good, and some look a bit "ok", it was hard to find anything at all for some lesser known titles. Some of the images don't lend themselves to being that small, and can look messy, and some look all the better for it. Although bear in mind, the colour depth, and resolution of the images, which is less than a ZX Spectrum, so please temper your expectations with what you expect to see. They are meant to be used on a standard WB hires desktop, of 640*256, if used at other resolutions they will look squashed, or iGame will restart and adjust itself into misbehaving accordingly.

I have kept the directory structure the same as what you should have where your games are, assuming you use the same massive archive as the rest of us. The AGA titles i took out of alpha order, as there where too many folders, and put them into one folder, thats how they are here, if it's a pain, i will change it. You know the drill, merge the folder with the game folder of the same name, or move the IGAME.IFF file that's in the folder, i am not sure of the behaviour of DOpus, if you can just merge over the top of a folder.

I have kept the material i used to create these, so if there is enough interest, i will create a set for different resolutions and colour depths etc. maybe even a set for a locked pallet on WBClassic, as well as updating this version, if there is enough interest. There are a few screenshots, to show you how they look, for games picked at random.

I'm not sure how to share this, a 42MB zip, my friend has put this on his dropbox, and gave me the link, so please let me know it works ok, or if not, for any ideas of how to get it out there, as I'm not sure.

iGame Art Pack V1.0



Chris.
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