Image Sizes

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Image Sizes

#1 Post by Xino » Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:25 am

I tried looking around before posting this because I really don't want to ask a question if it's already been answered. But alas, I haven't found anything and I'm tired of searching... So here it goes...

About Images:
What sizes do they need to be for characters and BGs alike?

Can I use any file type? Or should I just stick with .png?

Please forgive me if I've asked something silly.

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Re: Image Sizes

#2 Post by mugenjohncel » Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:51 am

Xino wrote:What sizes do they need to be for characters and BGs alike?
For BG's I suggest you stick to standard LCD sizes like...

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800x600 pixels
960x600 pixels
1024x768 pixels
Of course you could make larger ones but I do suggest you stick to either 800x600 pixels or 1024x768 pixels for maximum compatibility...

Also, you should tell ren'py which screensize you are using... so things will display properly...

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init -1 python hide:
    config.developer = True
    config.screen_width = 800
    config.screen_height = 600
For Character Sprites... sky is the limit... but I really do recommend something within bounds of your screen...

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Re: Image Sizes

#3 Post by Hime » Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:55 am

Xino wrote:Can I use any file type? Or should I just stick with .png?
You can use a lot of file types in Ren'Py. As a file type, PNG is nice for having good quality and partial transparency, but note that it might not be wise to use it for all graphics because of the size of PNG files. It is good for sprites, since they usually need partial transparency for the borders, but JPG is often better for backgrounds and CGs since it can take a lot less space (remember to compress your files!) and there is no need for transparency. It is good to keep the size of your image files as small as possible so that your game will be easy and quick to download, even for people with slow connections. :)
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#4 Post by Xino » Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:24 pm

Thank you both so much! It's great how you both answered the questions separately, lol. I'm very thankful you replied. Now back to work for me... There are romances to be born!! --Evil laughter--

Thanks again.

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Re: Image Sizes

#5 Post by Xino » Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:27 pm

I made an actual account, now let's do this!!
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