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    Default [Classic]Making your own Graphics Pack

    Many people have stated there is no tutorial so I thought I would give an attempt at a tutorial.

    Contents:
    • What is a graphics pack
    • What is a Cascading Style Sheet
    • How do I Alter it
    • How do I alter the graphics pack
    • Where do I get the original graphics pack
    • How do I use my graphics pack
    • Where do I get the graphics pack you used



    <!--What is a graphics pack--!>
    A graphics pack is a folder containing several elements. The normal graphics pack will contain a few Cascading Style Sheet codes and a series of images. When creating a new graphics pack you must create new images but giving them the same name as the original.



    <!--What is a Cascading Style Sheet--!>
    Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a stylesheet language used to describe the presentation of a document written in a markup language. Its most common application is to style web pages written in HTML and XHTML, but the language can be applied to any kind of XML document, including SVG and XUL.

    In simple terms a Cascading Style Sheet an external file that contains some code (see image 2) which controls the style and layout of any site.

    Image 2:


    <!--How do I alter a Cascading Style Sheet--!>
    Do Not Alter The Style Sheet!

    Unless you have extensive knowledge of CSS2 and is confident when working with it messing with the code can have serious effects. It is best not to even open the file.

    <!--How do I alter the graphics pack--!>
    As stated in the first paragraph to alter a graphics pack you must take the original image and alter its design. You must keep the original size and filename for it to work.

    (see image 1 above) (Due to the image limit I cannot use it again)

    There are loads of images in a bog standard graphics pack that must be altered. With a graphics pack you get the built image and the building image. Shown in image 3 you can see the two stages of the building and then an edited version.

    Image 3: On some browsers this image may become distaughted and go purple


    <!--How do I use my graphics pack--!>
    When you have made your graphics pack and you are sure everything is working okay there are two ways to get your graphics pack to work.

    1. You can use the ingame path finder to upload your graphics pack. It even allows you to test it and when you are happy activate it.



    2. You can also upload your graphics pack to a web host. Most Internet service providers offer a select amount of webspace you can use to upload files to. When you have uploaded it you must type in your address followed by the location of the folder.

    i.e. http://www.yourdomain.co.uk/graphics_pack/Graphics_2/

    Red is your site address (url)
    Magenta is the folder you put your graphics pack folder in
    Cyan is the folder that only contains your graphics and CSS

    Remember, if you need more help there is a guide to installing graphics packs:
    http://archive.forum.travian.co.uk/s...ead.php?t=1004

    <!--Where do I get the graphics pack you used--!>
    There is currently no way to get ahold of this graphics pack. Soon the graphics pack will be available when the Exigence site is published later next month.

    Note: If there is any incorrect information in this tutorial please contact me via pm to tell me so that I may correct it immediately. I plan on making this guide look better over time.
    The graphics pack was created by Dan_sheepman.


    Citation:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cascading_Style_Sheets
    http://www.exigence.meermajik.co.uk
    Last edited by Grantmitch1.; 05 Jun 2008 at 09:13 AM.

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    Good effort, this is the kind of thing we need to see more often on these forums

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prostanc3 View Post
    Good effort, this is the kind of thing we need to see more often on these forums
    Good effort lol
    I gave it m best...

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    Woo! Go Grant! I might have a go at that...... see you in 10 years time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orange Penguin View Post
    Woo! Go Grant! I might have a go at that...... see you in 10 years time!

    Good luck mate (sniggers in the corner),And by the way nice guide.
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    Great guide! i really liked it

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    Could be helpful If I could be bothered to use it


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    very helpfull

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    This is a good guide, you said to me you were going to update it?

    When are you going to do this? You seem to be banned all the time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turismo View Post
    This is a good guide, you said to me you were going to update it?

    When are you going to do this? You seem to be banned all the time...
    i could update it as i know all about it but it would have to be done by him, and the CSS secton should be done as it isnt hard but is very useful
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    nice it can be helpful

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    Erm... how do I get the image to change it

    I got confused by all the acronyms

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaizang View Post
    Erm... how do I get the image to change it

    I got confused by all the acronyms
    click profile >> graphics pack >> look for the download button

    and im making a RA2 GP, prepare for it in the next week or so
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    Quote Originally Posted by dan_sheepman View Post
    click profile >> graphics pack >> look for the download button

    and im making a RA2 GP, prepare for it in the next week or so
    aaah rite erm any1 no a guide on how to use a css thingymebob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaizang View Post
    aaah rite erm any1 no a guide on how to use a css thingymebob
    no, but tell me you what you want to do in a PM and ill tell you, i dont have enough time to create a guide
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    nice guide.. shame i still have no idea
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    looks helpful - can anyone tell me though how to keep the backgrounds transparent? do i have to use white (255,255,255) or actually make it transparent (i'm using PSP 8, so i can do)?

    i'm only asking to save time, as my computer with all my arty stuff on isn't connected to the internet

    i have a cool idea for a theme though, i might post some pics up later if it works

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    wow thanks a lot...
    it's really would be helpfull

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    I know a bit of css and will download the graphics pack then try edit the css with explanations of each part and what it does..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mev007 View Post
    I know a bit of css and will download the graphics pack then try edit the css with explanations of each part and what it does..
    i know what it all does, i planned to make a guide so long ago, but GCSEs intervined
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