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Graphics for V.I.P.

I was wondering if V.I.P. INtends to use custom background pictures like that of CORE for HoI and MES for Eu2

i would not mind creating the main title backgrounds.

Here is an example which i have tested in game and it looks great. (I Use a bitmap in game, but due to bandwith limitations on the host site, this is a jpeg.)


Example:

victest1.1.jpg


VICTEST2.jpg


victest3.jpg


victest4.jpg
 
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Nice job, CV. I like the first one myself, with the British soldiers. Maybe it's the vivid red colors, and the way the picture matches the title 'Victoria'. What I liked about the CORE intro screen, was how it meshed different picture elements in a single background...probably through transparency? It'd be nice if something similar could be done with VIP. I certainly like the idea of a custom background, though. Good stuff, sir! :)
 

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thanks mett, I've also just made one with a painting of the battle of Islandwhna (sic, i know) during the Zulu war.


For those that dont know:

The first example is the battle of Rorke's Drift
and the second is the HMS Dreadnought

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I use the bitmap versions of these as my title screen rotations


as to distributing these: as soon as I get the go ahead from one of the Leaders of the mod, i will post these graphics available for download.

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I've just figured out that Victoria only supports 3 different backgrounds for the start menu.


I'll try to make about 2 more backgrounds, then we can put it to vote on which 3 should be the the rotation.


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They look great. Congrats!!!

And if my vote counts for something: The 3rd is the best.
 

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Although all of them look great, I don't quite like the 3rd one as it's a bit....hmmm....non PC. Is it possible to make combination of the first one and either of the naval ones?
 

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Since victoria supports a 3 way cycle of start up backgrounds, it is possible to have both the first one (Battle of Rorke's Drift) and either of the naval ones (HMS Dreadnought and Admiral Dewey's Asiatic Fleet at the Battle of Manila)

I will also then make one more, as #3, the 'Battle of Islandwhana' is not 'PC'

(although in my defense, i think that picture captures the Victorian Era British Empire Perfectly :D *Also, the White European males, they all die in that picture )

Also, i appreciate the feedback immensley

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C.V. Mannerheim said:
Since victoria supports a 3 way cycle of start up backgrounds, it is possible to have both the first one (Battle of Rorke's Drift) and either of the naval ones (HMS Dreadnought and Admiral Dewey's Asiatic Fleet at the Battle of Manila)

I will also then make one more, as #3, the 'Battle of Islandwhana' is not 'PC'

(although in my defense, i think that picture captures the Victorian Era British Empire Perfectly :D *Also, the White European males, they all die in that picture )

Also, i appreciate the feedback immensley

CVM

I don't either personally think the Zulu one as being offensive, as it does portray the historic way of thinking of the people at the time. But, well, if thought out of concept it can be seen the wrong way.

How about something a bit more varied, like one from ACW or about Prussia/France/Italy/Russia?
 

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I am workin on a loading screen which has:

Teddy Roosevelt
Admiral John Fisher
US naval vessel
Troops going over the top

Right now im searching for pictures of the ACW and preferably one of bismarck and the Franco-Prussian War

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Grosshaus said:
I don't either personally think the Zulu one as being offensive, as it does portray the historic way of thinking of the people at the time. But, well, if thought out of concept it can be seen the wrong way.

How about something a bit more varied, like one from ACW or about Prussia/France/Italy/Russia?

I do have a marvelous oil-paint about the Paraguay War in South America, I even use it in some events. Do you like to look it? Maybe we can have several battles. Gettysbury, Chaco Battle, those above, Opium war, etc.

http://br.geocities.com/guerrapara/index.1.jpg
http://www.expodigital.com.br/obras/batalhaavai.JPG

Both are from Pedro Americo - "The Battle of Avaí"
 

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The first link there does not work for me, however I shall make a collage of battles of the period (yes, I'll try to include that great S. American war ;) )

Also, ive just completed a loading screen which has:

Teddy Roosevelt
Otto von Bismark
Czar Nicky II
Some Period Hapsburg Emperor

It look allright.

CvM
 

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pimparel said:
I do have a marvelous oil-paint about the Paraguay War in South America, I even use it in some events. Do you like to look it? Maybe we can have several battles. Gettysbury, Chaco Battle, those above, Opium war, etc.

http://br.geocities.com/guerrapara/index.1.jpg
http://www.expodigital.com.br/obras/batalhaavai.JPG

Both are from Pedro Americo - "The Battle of Avaí"

Please don't use original pictures themselves in events, or any other pictures as a matter of fact, unless you have authorization of the person who originally made it. Copyrights issues and such. But if the pics are changed a bit, like for instance making a collage (?) combining pictures, then it's legal again. Hopefully.
 

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Grosshaus said:
Please don't use original pictures themselves in events, or any other pictures as a matter of fact, unless you have authorization of the person who originally made it. Copyrights issues and such. But if the pics are changed a bit, like for instance making a collage (?) combining pictures, then it's legal again. Hopefully.

It's a painting from the last century, considered now as National Property, and yes I made a collage, also.
 

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Grosshaus said:
Please don't use original pictures themselves in events, or any other pictures as a matter of fact, unless you have authorization of the person who originally made it. Copyrights issues and such. But if the pics are changed a bit, like for instance making a collage (?) combining pictures, then it's legal again. Hopefully.

Without referring to my old law school texts on the subject, here's what I remember off the top of my head. (I don't practice intellectual property law on any sort of regualr basis.)

American copyright law generally prohibits use of original works created by someone else during the period that the copyright lasts. Using original works in a collage may not defeat copyright protection. It would depend on how far the picture was altered, among other things.

There is one leading exception to American copyright protections, which is called "fair use." What that basically boils down to is that if you use a part of a copyrighted work either for purposes that are saterical of the original work or for purposes that are educational, you may not be liable for copyright violation.

Additionally, under American law all copyrights lapse eventually, after a period of years.

Bottom line is, if you use a copyrighted picture or photo as part of VIP, you may be liable for violating the copyright. However, most old pictures and photos will probably be in the "public domain," which means they're fair game. (Old meaning more than 25 years, at least.)
 

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pimparel said:
It's a painting from the last century, considered now as National Property, and yes I made a collage, also.

Probably it's now considered public domain.

Remember that each country has different laws on this topic.
 

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Theodotus1 said:
Probably it's now considered public domain.

Remember that each country has different laws on this topic.

National Property = Public Domain