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Video tutorial - how make skins for dUP2.


Diver

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A large lesson on creating skins for the dUP2

Manufacture of skins for the dUP2, starting with Photoshop - finishing with dUP2.

Parts:

Part 1 - Photoshop.

Steps:

Change the main window

Create buttons

Create mask for RGNerator

Create index of Main Window

Create a window "About"

Part 2 - RGNerator.

Part 3 - ResHacker.

Part 4 - DUP2.

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Tools:

1 Photoshop.

2 RGNerator.

3 ResHacker.

4 dUP 2.21.

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Info:

Format: SWF

Time: 42 min.

Size: 52 mb.

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Tools - contains Adobe Photoshop CS4 Compact - 65 mb

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Tools - mini - no Photoshop - 2 mb

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Source - 317 kb

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A small correction to this tutorial:

Better to use transparent background for text boxes.

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Thank you. :rolleyes:

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A small correction to this tutorial:

Better to use transparent background for text boxes.

transparentbackground.png

Thank you. :rolleyes:

It is not really better. It is just easier to use transparent background. the logbox and releaseinfobox sometimes have problems to draw transparent background.

I would only use the transparent color if the background contains more than one color.

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Yes, bro Malaya2100.

I saw a few Dup2 Skin request

I'm not a big expert in the creation of skins, but always someone who is just beginning.

And if that's what I can do can help someone - why not. :rolleyes:

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It is not really better. It is easier to use transparent background. the logbox and releaseinfobox sometimes have problems to draw transparent background.

It would only use the transparent color if the background contains more than one color.

Excuse me for my English.

I do not quite understand the problem with multi-colored background, if it's something like that as in the screenshots, it is seen as one of them - you can always keep transparency in the dUP2 and leave a visible text.

Sorry if this is not something you talked about.

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Brother Diver, I have not faced any such problems yet in Dup Skinning, But brother Diablo2002 may face some problems on it. So, he suggests us.

Probably you're right bro Malaya2100. :yes:

At the moment I do not know another more convenient way.

And I do not see problems in the application described. :no:

Probably this is only one of the variants, if someone knows other ways - describe.

In any case, thanks for the discussion.

Best Regards. :rolleyes:

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the problem is when you scroll the releaseinfo box or when you select the text inside.

then it can happen that what you see in the screenshot.

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to avoid this problem you can just use a simple white background color instead of the transparent effect.

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OK brother Diablo2002, I will carry out your advice while creating dup skins. Thanks for giving such an awesome advice with problems and solutions like Socrates.

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the problem is when you scroll the releaseinfo box or when you select the text inside.

then it can happen that what you see in the screenshot.

post-93-0-27268400-1303927209_thumb.jpg

to avoid this problem you can just use a simple white background color instead of the transparent effect.

hmmm .... may it strange but no similar effect it I do not see the newly created patcher.

It's really strange. From what it can depend ? :blink:

In any case, thanks.

Here is a sample where I do not see any effect it described

I used dUP.v2.21

sample File Size: 361 KB

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I do not see a problem with scrolling text, but with a transparent background in the releaseinfo box, the buttons a little jump when scrolling

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Yes, that's the actual problem, that's why brother Diablo2002 had pointed out and suggested, Now I think you understand it better. BTW Nice Green light effects in the patcher.

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My God I just now noticed who you are diablo2oo2.

You are the author of this patcher. It's you?! WOW!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

Of course, who better than the author may know about the possible problems.

Although I do not think this is a big problem, and the program is really very good. :thumbsup:

..... I am still a little shocked ... :wacko:

........ be back a little later ..... :kick:

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hmmm .... may it strange but no similar effect it I do not see the newly created patcher.

It's really strange. From what it can depend ? :blink:

In any case, thanks.

Here is a sample where I do not see any effect it described

I used dUP.v2.21

sample File Size: 361 KB

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I do not see a problem with scrolling text, but with a transparent background in the releaseinfo box, the buttons a little jump when scrolling

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you can see this effect also when you have a patch with "placeholders" in the registry patch. or if the patcher asks you to search the file you want to patch.

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you can see this effect also when you have a patch with "placeholders" in the registry patch. or if the patcher asks you to search the file you want to patch.

Yes, I found the problem after some experimentation,

Thank you. :rolleyes:

And it's very nice to meet you, I use the program for a long time.

Do not think that was once a meeting of its author.

With best wishes.

(and I register on your forum) :rolleyes:

(I can translate dUP2 into Russian, if it yet nobody did) :blink:

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the problem is when you scroll the releaseinfo box or when you select the text inside.

then it can happen that what you see in the screenshot.

post-93-0-27268400-1303927209_thumb.jpg

to avoid this problem you can just use a simple white background color instead of the transparent effect.

Hi there I recognize that problem , I recently made an about dialog with colored background and vertical text scroll ....

I use MASM32 .....

The way I went about fixing it was the set back color Opaque instead of transparent and than at the end I did:

"mov brush NULL" instead of "mov brush eax "

invoke SetBkMode, wParam,OPAQUE

Instead of:

invoke SetBkMode, wParam,TRANSPARENT

mov hBrush,NULL_BRUSH

ret

Instead of:

mov hBrush,eax

ret

That solved that program for me worked like a charm , NO more of that doubling when scrolling down text with color background :thumbsup:

This could be a bug in the patch maker asm ?

P.S

Thank you for the source of the stand alone patcher diablo2oo2 !!

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Gud tut can u tell me how u make Text Box Transprent ... i make skins but dont know where should i change in resource hacker to make it Transparent or Change its white Colour

 

 

 

 

Excuse me for my English.

I do not quite understand the problem with multi-colored background, if it's something like that as in the screenshots, it is seen as one of them - you can always keep transparency in the dUP2 and leave a visible text.

Sorry if this is not something you talked about.

99999h.jpg

999992.jpg

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