Theme Skins

Discussion in 'Skins' started by uglyrodent, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. nickreaper

    nickreaper Level 6: Lakitu

    But one can't properly exist without the other, so shouldn't they be the same? I mean, nobody would just make a map skin and not a theme skin, it wouldn't match up right.

    Edit: And how do you match the backgrounds with the themes? How do you even submit backgrounds to the wiki? I haven't seen any yet.
     
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  2. silentshadowxp

    silentshadowxp Level 7: Bloober

    That's why I suggested combining the theme and map skin threads in a different thread. You need to make both, or else it doesn't work. They are both linked in game. I might bring this up with Alice.

    As for submitting backgrounds, they haven't done anything for that yet. What I suggest is to make a post about your themes somewhere on the forums (i guess preferably here), and then post your backgrounds along with it. Explain in the post which background goes with which theme. When you go to post your theme to the wiki, add a link in the description to your forum post with an explanation about how it contains backgrounds and further information about them.
     
  3. uglyrodent

    uglyrodent Level 9: Spike Top

    Some people might make a map and not a theme, or vice versa. I could see it happening. Maybe they want to combine a game with the Mushroom Kingdom (like Mega Man with Mushroom Kingdom influences) so they keep the MK map.

    As for the backgrounds, I agree. This baffles me, as does submitting multiple themes per map. The wiki COULD handle a link to each individual one, but it would become cumbersome given the way the tables are laid out.
     
  4. silentshadowxp

    silentshadowxp Level 7: Bloober

    In game they are both linked though. You don't have the choice to choose them separately. Even via the wiki, you have to submit them together.
     
  5. nickreaper

    nickreaper Level 6: Lakitu

    Submit them where?
     
  6. uglyrodent

    uglyrodent Level 9: Spike Top

    The wiki.
     
  7. silentshadowxp

    silentshadowxp Level 7: Bloober

    More specifically, here.
     
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  8. nickreaper

    nickreaper Level 6: Lakitu

    I don't see any backgrounds here whatsoever.
     
  9. uglyrodent

    uglyrodent Level 9: Spike Top

    There aren't any. But that's where you submit skins.
     
  10. nickreaper

    nickreaper Level 6: Lakitu

    I'm asking how to submit backgrounds.
     
  11. silentshadowxp

    silentshadowxp Level 7: Bloober

    You didn't read the second half of my post earlier. -.-;

    There is no official way yet, but this is what I'd suggest.
     
  12. nickreaper

    nickreaper Level 6: Lakitu

    I think I'll just wait for them to add a way to submit backgrounds...that or...I don't know...I'll go lay in the bed and cry for a bit.
     
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  13. aliceandsven

    aliceandsven Level 9: Spike Top

    I don't get what you're talking about. Map and Theme both have two separate columns. There's nothing forcing someone to upload a theme at hte same time they upload a map. The idea is that there are general thematic sets of sprites (ex. castlevania styled) so if you're posting a castlevania map, it should probably go in the castlevania set, along with the castlevania theme, and the castlevania enemies, and the castlevania interface. But it's not some sort of critical mandate that both have to be uploaded at the same time.

    If you can clarify what you meant by that, please do.
     
  14. silentshadowxp

    silentshadowxp Level 7: Bloober

    We were talking about where backgrounds for themes are supposed to be submitted, and how there is no place on the wiki for them.
     
  15. sbq92

    sbq92 Level 9: Spike Top

    If you really need to, you could simply pack up the backgrounds in a zip file with a readme.txt explaining which backgrounds go with which levels, and just send it to Zach or Jay, but you should probably make sure the themes and such are posted first.
     
  16. nickreaper

    nickreaper Level 6: Lakitu

    You know what? I don't even wanna do this anymore. So much fuckin' confusion. I feel like Hellen Keller trying to design a video game.
     
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  17. silentshadowxp

    silentshadowxp Level 7: Bloober

    I agree that posting backgrounds is a pain. Why don't you just go ahead and post them here?
     
  18. sbq92

    sbq92 Level 9: Spike Top

    Problem solved. I added a column to the skin sets chart for uploading backgrounds. There are instructions in the example row explaining that you should link to a .zip file that includes a readme.txt with information about which background goes with which level. :)
     
  19. silentshadowxp

    silentshadowxp Level 7: Bloober

    Why do that when it's as simple as linking a forum post with all of that stuff? Look at my Zelda Level skin post to see what I'm talking about.
     
  20. sbq92

    sbq92 Level 9: Spike Top

    I suppose it doesn't have to a zip file; it could just be links to the images.
     
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