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Civilization VI forum theme - your input wanted
« on: June 14, 2016, 08:42:29 PM »
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  • -So I decided we could use a nice Civ 6 theme.

    What would that look like?  Something with Atlas is obvious -and I may or may not use him as a background image- but I saw a forum do really poorly with a lot of peach and yellow.  Looking at the screenshots that are out so far, you see green, green and more green, with some blue and gray details on the map.  -Hmm.  Maybe.

    Uno suggested something I'd been thinking - interface elements.  The Next Turn Button and the game readouts and so forth.  I'd noticed some pretty bits there, so I loaded up all the screenies with interface showing and started cutting neat bits out:
                         

    -Not too bright gold/brass trim/scrollwork everywhere, a good bit of dark wood, a lot of rich dark teal and flat blacks for background.  Subdued neon green and purple and light blue -and of course black and white- for lettering.

    Yeah; there's plenty to work with, there.



    So first, tart up the Atlas variation of the new AC2 logo with some brass border...  (These all enlarge somewhat clicked on)







    I like the last one, best, but am open to input.


    Spacey suggested something with more Civ for a 6 theme logo - I'm sorta married to the thematic unity with the main logo, but in ancient days it was night half the time and the sun rose every morning:



    And then I tried, much as I hated to reduce the fungused Earth that was so much work, a different crop of that image, with more Atlas and most of the landscape at his feet left in:



    I don't think the coppering of the letters quite works -it didn't want to look quite right as brass/gold, either- but I feel like this is otherwise what to go with.


    -Now, I can make a copy of the default theme and commence fiddling...  I'd like to involve everyone in the creation, with all the ideas I can pull, and reactions when I start posting results.  Just remember that art can't be a complete democracy without becoming mediocre at best, and I can't please everyone - but I'm certainly interested in trying...

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    « Reply #1 on: June 14, 2016, 09:56:14 PM »
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  • I like the bottom atlas, with the world left in.  Don't like the lettering... looks red-ish on my screen, like it just took a quick dip in some strawberry jello... 
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    Re: Civilization VI forum theme - your input wanted
    « Reply #2 on: June 14, 2016, 11:39:22 PM »
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  • See if this link changes your theme to Civ6: http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=theme;sa=pick;u=2210;th=68;d4ed5c85=3d7cbd6119969f727023f39ee2e74dbe  -All I've gotten so far is putting in the mo' Civ logo w/ the letters back silver, but anyone can follow my progress as I tinker.  Right now I'm poking around to fix the main menu positioning...

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    Re: Civilization VI forum theme - your input wanted
    « Reply #3 on: June 15, 2016, 01:04:17 PM »
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  • For those of you in a specific them who wouldn't have noticed - I've made a tangible beginning of the 6 theme and set it to default in this folder.  Right now it doesn't look terrible and everything's at least marginally readable.  Can't guarantee that will hold at every stage as I fiddle and tweak...

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    Re: Civilization VI forum theme - your input wanted
    « Reply #4 on: June 18, 2016, 02:30:43 PM »
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  • ...I'm working on how to do something with the postbit and I think I'll be ready for input today, especially about colors of the indexes and post fields, something I've yet to decide.

    Remember, if you're following the progress of the theme, refresh often to see the background art changes...

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    Re: Civilization VI forum theme - your input wanted
    « Reply #5 on: June 22, 2016, 04:45:37 PM »
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  • Okay, what I'm going to try -if no one has any suggestions- is two tones of parchment color, to match the background of the info center at the bottom of the root and the reply box frames, for the index background colors, and two very almost-black tones of blue and cyan for the post backgrounds w/ white letters.

    -Not real sure about that last, but not enough black(ish) to match the interface yet...


    ...The postbit thing aside, I'm very close to being as finished as one ever is on a theme...

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    « Reply #6 on: June 23, 2016, 01:27:39 AM »
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  • Probably my browser... but the text in post / preview buttons on the quick reply is getting washed out due to the blue foreground, which is a different blue than all the other buttons.
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    Re: Civilization VI forum theme - your input wanted
    « Reply #7 on: June 23, 2016, 01:50:33 AM »
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  • Hmm.  It's doesn't seem all that bad to me, but I'll do something about that...

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    Re: Civilization VI forum theme - your input wanted
    « Reply #8 on: July 15, 2016, 07:14:12 PM »
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  • I was going to share these with CFC as suggested theme elements to at least take a non-ugly color scheme from, since I'm not using them, but an admin got uppity, so they're on their own and don't even know they've shot themselves in the foot again.  The tall first one embiggens.

    Bumped and posted attn: E_T.  See also the stickied Screenshots thread...

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    « Reply #9 on: July 20, 2016, 03:53:37 AM »
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  • but an admin got uppity

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    Re: Civilization VI forum theme - your input wanted
    « Reply #10 on: July 20, 2016, 04:26:54 AM »
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  • [shrugs]  I'd like better relations with those guys, but it's always something. [shakes head, sadly]

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  • The posters are even worse.
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    « Reply #12 on: July 20, 2016, 06:49:10 AM »
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  • Yes, but in many ways, it is still the goto as well as most active and informed site in the community...

    And my account is 12 years old with less than 50 post count....
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    Re: Civilization VI forum theme - your input wanted
    « Reply #13 on: July 20, 2016, 01:14:49 PM »
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  • They've got a member in Site currently criticizing them for being sloppy and inconsistent and generally a one-buttock management team -couldn't be a lot truer- and for not being hardcore enough enforcing their unreasonable ruleset -I couldn't disagree more strongly- and so far, I've managed to bite my tongue.  It's Chinatown over there.

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    Re: Civilization VI forum theme - your input wanted
    « Reply #14 on: July 20, 2016, 04:49:41 PM »
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  • Dale, I see you've found the thread in question, and as your friend, I have to tell you you're showing your butt and recommend you leave off.

    I'd actually commenced the third paragraph of failing to bite my tongue before I got my teeth sunk back in.  There's no argument winnable there, unless you're just looking to pull infractions to try to prove something.  You're making a perfect example for Commodore to point at, man, and that's exactly not what CFC needs.

     

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