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Civ 1 (DOS) retro/pixelart theme

Discussion in 'Community Art Project' started by darkpanda, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. darkpanda

    darkpanda Dark Prince

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    I thought I'd drop some ideas for a Civ1-oriented banner, based on the in-game newspaper headlines:







    I could well imagine a whole theme based on the Civ1 original pixel-graphics and fonts, but I'm not sure it would actually be readable/practical...

    I didn't care about the size/dimensions, but everything should be adjustable quite easily.
     

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  2. ainwood

    ainwood Consultant. Administrator

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    Hey - great work! If we have a theme for each civ version, then I think it would be great. Users can decide if they want to use it; give them the choice.
     
  3. SamSniped

    SamSniped DJ Goodboye

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    3rd one looks best, IMO
     
  4. plastiqe

    plastiqe Grinch

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    The earth is round?... No way!





    I like the second one because the noticeable lighter/darker effects on the Civilization Fanatics letters give it a three dimensional quality. Can we please have a Civ I theme with rotating bits of news?

     
  5. windiz

    windiz Chieftain

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    I like it
     
  6. Mr.WorldWide

    Mr.WorldWide Smugly Inferior

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    Currently using Ancient CFC, the header on Civ V revised was a tad to high for my tastes otherwise it was very good.

    @ OP

    I'll throw my vote to the second image.
     
  7. darkpanda

    darkpanda Dark Prince

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    No idea about that, it really depends on what the theme functionality supports... It could be completely dynamic (if the theme supports banner URLs, and a PHP can be coded and loaded to generate the pics), or pseudo-dynamic (pre-generate a bunch of static banners, and let the theme randomly select one of them), or not dynamic at all (a single, static banner).
     
  8. plastiqe

    plastiqe Grinch

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    Hrmm I think the easiest way would be a static banner that updates just the text, same kinda way to show date (instead of just AUG 21, 2013 AD until the end of time). Date updates every day and picks a new historic news quote from the list. I'm no technical genius but I think that's not too hard to do. Could even add a seasonal message for a particular day like Happy Holidays from CFC.
     

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