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  • Call for Submissions! Tactical Gamer Squad Logo Needed

    With the ability to add the Squad Logo to our in-game persona's, the admin team have decided to open up the floor for submissions from our talented and creative player base.

    Buccaneer and I have already done some work in this area, but I'm sure one of you guys have got some mad photo-shopping skillz that can be harnessed for a brief moment to help out. :D

    Currently, the set I've been working on looks something like this:



    In-game shot:



    As you see above, we're looking for 3 logos: one each for regular, SM, and admin members...just so people in game know who they're dealing with when the death cam zooms in. LOL!

    Here's what you need to do:

    1) Take a look at the BIS wiki: squad.xml This mostly details how to set up a squad.xml, which we've already done. It'll give you some good background info regardless.

    2) Have a look at this tutorial. Logo Tutorial This will help you understand how to set up transparencies and create the *.paa file required for in-game use.

    Pay particular attention to the image size requirements:

    WARNING: YOU HAVE TO USE THESE IMAGESIZES: 32x32/64x64/128x128/256x256/512x512/...
    Otherwise, the game won't recognize your graphic.

    3) Take a look at Dslyecxi's awesome and innovative use of the squad.xml system HERE. Hopefully he won't mind the attention.

    After we get some submissions, we'll have a community-wide vote to pick the next TacticalGamer Armed Assault Logo! Otherwise you'll be stuck with Houdini's pathetic attempt...

    Get to it!
    |TG| HOUDINI







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    Re: Call for Submissions! Tactical Gamer Squad Logo Needed

    To add to houdini's call -- now is the time for those in-house squads interested in playing ArmA to start thinking about getting their own squad.xmls and squad logos set up. How cool would it be to play ArmA with your in-house squaddies and see YOUR in-house squad logo on your squadmates' uniforms and vehicles?

    The squad.xml and squad logo specifications and requirements are linked in houdini's post above. If you have any questions, just let us know. We're here to help.


    EDIT: As houdini pointed out in his post above, there are different ways to use the squad.xml. For example, it's entirely possible to create a ranking system within your in-house squad that's actually visible in-game, much as ShackTac and GoonTac have done. It would require a separate squad.xml for each rank, as well as a separate logo appropriate for each rank. This is something that could be handled easily by each of the various in-house squads if they so desired.
    Last edited by Strag; 05-18-2007, 01:04 PM.

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    • #3
      Re: Call for Submissions! Tactical Gamer Squad Logo Needed

      Damn that is cool as hell!!!! Im loving this game more and more every day :D
      Dizlor


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      • #4
        Re: Call for Submissions! Tactical Gamer Squad Logo Needed

        Thanks, Houdini. I have my 12th badge up and running.
        |TG-12th| tHa_KhAn

        XBL GT: Khan58

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        • #5
          Re: Call for Submissions! Tactical Gamer Squad Logo Needed

          I banged out a few patches this morning, but I don't have 15 posts yet so I can't post them. Bummer.

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          • #6
            Re: Call for Submissions! Tactical Gamer Squad Logo Needed

            Padded my post count a bit (don't tell anyone). Here are a few ideas I put together. Can take suggestions and make changes.






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            • #7
              Re: Call for Submissions! Tactical Gamer Squad Logo Needed

              Souvlaki! Excellent work my friend. Thanks for the submissions.

              I particularly like the military "feel" of the 2nd and 3rd badges. The text on #3 may be a little too small for in game presentation...

              As a suggestion (and please...this is ONLY a suggestion), how about trying the graphic of #2 inside the badge of #3. Get rid of the "tactical gamer" text, and put a conforming banner across the top...with text Regular, Supporting Member, and Admin.

              Again, THANK YOU for taking the time to make these!
              |TG| HOUDINI






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              • #8
                Re: Call for Submissions! Tactical Gamer Squad Logo Needed

                Not sure what you mean by conforming banner. See if this is what you had in mind.



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                • #9
                  Re: Call for Submissions! Tactical Gamer Squad Logo Needed

                  My suggestion would be to brighten the colors. I think that is why our 12th ones stand out so much. Those will look good on the US Marines arms, but on the drab vehicles or other uniforms they might look a little washed. I'd have to see them in game though to really be certain because they might end up fine.
                  |TG-12th| tHa_KhAn

                  XBL GT: Khan58

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                  • #10
                    Re: Call for Submissions! Tactical Gamer Squad Logo Needed

                    I wish I had something to explain with. Basically, take the text out of the shield and put a banner across the top that flows with the "curve", so to speak. Kind of like a text box across the top. Some army units have the unit badge with a separate patch along the top or bottom with some "descriptor".

                    Edit: Here's an example...look at the airborne badge at the top right.

                    |TG| HOUDINI






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                    • #11
                      Re: Call for Submissions! Tactical Gamer Squad Logo Needed

                      Got it.

                      Yeah, Khan, I don't know about brightening it though. I was going for a more realistic camo look. I kind of like the black TG better, but I thought I'd try this.

                      How's this:



                      I'll wait to bang out the other 2 variations once I know you like it. If you like it that is. If not, my feelings won't be hurt.;)

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                      • #12
                        Re: Call for Submissions! Tactical Gamer Squad Logo Needed

                        Very nice, Souvlaki! Thanks for these submissions. I like the subdued look.

                        My only suggestion is to try a couple of different fonts; another might be a bit easier to read.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Call for Submissions! Tactical Gamer Squad Logo Needed

                          Here it is with more readable fonts.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Call for Submissions! Tactical Gamer Squad Logo Needed

                            Very nice Souvlaki! I'll use one of those in game.
                            "Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head."

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                            • #15
                              Re: Call for Submissions! Tactical Gamer Squad Logo Needed

                              Nice! Very nice...send me the .gif or .tga file and I'll upload and test it after work.

                              EDIT: disregard...I'll copy it down from here. heh.
                              |TG| HOUDINI






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