How important is it to make new textbox/buttons/icons?

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How important is it to make new textbox/buttons/icons?

#1 Post by NikiFig » Wed May 03, 2017 4:10 pm

I'm making a visual novel. It's a MeroNia yaoi story (from Death Note, for those who don't know) and I'm rather lost on how important it is to design my own textboxes and such. Alongside all the art I have to do, it's overwhelming.

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Re: How important is it to make new textbox/buttons/icons?

#2 Post by SundownKid » Wed May 03, 2017 8:04 pm

Not important, unless your game is a commercial release. Most people expect more professional assets in a commercial game than just cut and paste stuff.

That said, every game should at least include a custom font for character's names that's more fitting to the game. Leaving the default UI unmodified looks very generic.

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Re: How important is it to make new textbox/buttons/icons?

#3 Post by NikiFig » Wed May 03, 2017 9:43 pm

How can I add a frame (like a really simple border) to my menu options and my dialogue boxes?

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Re: How important is it to make new textbox/buttons/icons?

#4 Post by Imperf3kt » Wed May 03, 2017 10:02 pm

Draw it in an image editor.
The latest GUI uses images in the GUI folder for these things.
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