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A case against Chungsu Colors/Logo - send this to Firaxis! :)

Discussion in 'CivBE - Ideas and Suggestions' started by RisingSun, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. RisingSun

    RisingSun Chieftain

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    Hello everybody! Among the few graphical issues of Rising Tide, one of the most evident is the poor color choice of the Chungsu faction, as well as the color they've chosen to implement.

    Issue 1 | The color is too similar to Brasilia's one!




    There are many screenshot showing that the two faction use almost indistinguishable colors! Worse still, many gaming computers use color enhancing software that change the brightness and saturation of games, making the difference between the two non-existent!

    Issue 2 | They didn't bother to finish the logo; it's incomplete!

    Every logo has a few components: a nice solid square edge, a gradient background, a forefront logo and a *little* bit of glow added to it. See ARC's example below (illuminati confirmed):



    Chungsu's logo has the following issues:

    - Square edge is just a bit too thin
    - Background color is too light, and there is no gradient to it
    - Foreground logo has a gradient, but - again - why go for green?

    The idea of 'non-completeness' is further reinforced by the following - have a look at Denmark logo from CIV 5 in their beta version and in the final version.





    Which one is more reminding of Chungsu's current logo?

    A modest proposal

    Keep the current logo design (the sonar/tidal wave icon), which is quite nice. But revamp the color scheme completely!

    Below is my modest proposal of how a cool Chungsu color scheme/logo should look like. The yin-yang is just an example icon, they should of course keep the current one! :)



    That new color scheme would be easier to distinguish (it's the red they didn't use for the North Sea Alliance faction); and the style of it comprises all of the aesthetic elements I've mentioned before.

    Somebody *please* send this to Firaxis, so I can find some peace and sleep at night! :huh:
     
  2. Westwall

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    Just wait for modders to take care of it.

    They'll probably get around to it long before the devs.
     
  3. RisingSun

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    Indeed, mate... I am not so happy of paying for a beta-level game... there are *many* other issues right now...
     
  4. Westwall

    Westwall Chieftain

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    Welcome to the Firaxis business model.
     
  5. poom3619

    poom3619 Ping Pang Poom!

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    Give me 20 minutes for making the icon,

    and about a day for sleeps and taking the necessary file in my USB, sleep, eat, having real-life, jack the USB in the laptop in my dorm and then upload the file

    like someone who aren't get paid to properly do this
     
  6. RisingSun

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    If you can use the color scheme I suggest and make it virtually seamless with Beyond Earth style, then thank you in advance! :)
     
  7. Lord Shadow

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    Problem is the proposed colour scheme clashes with the North Sea Alliance's in a similar way vanilla does with Brasilia.
     
  8. RisingSun

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    Not really... INTEGR/Brasilia, or Franco-Iberia/ARC are more similar among themselves than NSA and my color scheme would be...

    Are you aware that NSA colors are now pervinca with a dark amaranth background? It's not red anymore! :)
     
  9. Gorbles

    Gorbles Load Balanced

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    Not sure if you're being sarcastic there :p
     
  10. poom3619

    poom3619 Ping Pang Poom!

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    Done :)
    This is my 2 of my preferred color scheme.


    This is reworked icon based on original color.


    Noted the slight difference in icon as I get the icon from Civ webpage. The icon in OP is too small to be traced accurately on Adobe Illustrator and the webpage's version is the largest icon foundable by Google so far
     
  11. RisingSun

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    Not bad... :)

    I can send you a hi-res version of it if you wish, with green/dark blue color...
     
  12. rastak

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    I think I missed something. Did they self publish this?
     
  13. poom3619

    poom3619 Ping Pang Poom!

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    Of course.
    Color is hardly a problem for making a path in Illustrator
     
  14. CelJaded

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    A great bit of design work there. Your green variant looks 10x better than the real thing.

    Nice work!
     
  15. ptoss1

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    Chungsu, Brazilia, and aliens are all green. Is it absolutely impossible to give them some different colors? How about silver, gold, or pink?
     
  16. poom3619

    poom3619 Ping Pang Poom!

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    Thank you
    Too light "silver" would make it looks like Franco-Iberia. A shade of grey or black on white background is good to go.

    Gold is taken by Al-Farah. Yellow may be doable.

    Pink? Done up there. If you meant in-game interface then it can easily be done by changing few value of code in XML.
    Lighter pink? that's reserved by my future mod project :)
     
  17. RisingSun

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    Let's say I got a 256x256 version of the new logo. How do I mod it to the game? Where are the assets saves and what format should I use? :)
     
  18. RisingSun

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    Is there a tutorial about this somewhere? I couldn't find any graphic file anywhere in the game folder... :crazyeye:
     
  19. RisingSun

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    Was any of these issues addressed in the last patch? :confused:
     
  20. legalizefreedom

    legalizefreedom Inefficiency Expert

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    Having quite a bit of trouble with Al Falah and Polystrailia myself. Always have to mouse over units to see who it is.
     

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