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    Beer Theme

    Playing around with making a custom theme (with Decal included). Features the 4 essentials: Barley, Hops, Water and Yeast. I appreciate any feedback (although it's 50/50 if I'll actually listen!). Works with 3.5, 4 and 5 editions.

    Trying to upload extension, but it's telling me it's too big (even though its 8.23M, not 9.54). I'll try uploading to a separate post.

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    Last edited by jreddin1; May 27th, 2015 at 23:32.

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    That's a fun theme! Some might find the bright yellow background a bit harsh on the eyes over time though. Maybe make it a stout hehe. Reddish tint and darken it.
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    Hmmm, somebody need to make a dark theme with MT dew, cheetos and a magic missle...
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    jreddin1 change all your frame images to JPG and aim for 60-75% quality and your theme will halve at least in size.
    If your desktop.png file also has a decal on it - drop the decal (so you no longer need it to be PNG with transparency) and use a Decal Extension instead for the decal.
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    Damned,

    Yeah, I could save as JPG to save a few bytes. I didn't bother with jpg since the Wood theme and Dungeon theme that come with FG use PNG for everything, and quite a few of the images make use of transparency.

    Regardless of that, the size shouldn't be an issue since it's still WAY under what the site says I can upload. Obviously, that must be wrong, seeing as it says it's too big anyway.

    As for the decal, it is a decal extension -- just included in the theme extension. It can be selected from options just like any other decal. I could make it a separate extension, but that kind of defeats the purpose of including it with the theme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jreddin1 View Post
    Damned,

    Yeah, I could save as JPG to save a few bytes. I didn't bother with jpg since the Wood theme and Dungeon theme that come with FG use PNG for everything, and quite a few of the images make use of transparency.

    Regardless of that, the size shouldn't be an issue since it's still WAY under what the site says I can upload. Obviously, that must be wrong, seeing as it says it's too big anyway.

    As for the decal, it is a decal extension -- just included in the theme extension. It can be selected from options just like any other decal. I could make it a separate extension, but that kind of defeats the purpose of including it with the theme.
    There may be an (many php websites have a default limit) underlying limit of 8mb - I know that is very common on php websites that is interfering here...
    Cool - if your decal is in there using the new decal options then change those images that dont need transparency to JPG. you wont save a "few bytes" you will save oodles. I have a dozen different themes and all of them are under 2M in size. I use a mix of PNG and JPG but the JPG makes a masive size difference - and it matters when hosting your games - if you have 6 new players join your game you will have to upload 8MB to each of them for your theme (48MB), plus the ruleset, plus the campaign material, plus any shared libraries...

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    The BEST theme yet!!!!!

    Can't wait to get hold of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jreddin1 View Post
    Playing around with making a custom theme (with Decal included). Features the 4 essentials: Barley, Hops, Water and Yeast. I appreciate any feedback (although it's 50/50 if I'll actually listen!). Works with 3.5, 4 and 5 editions.

    Trying to upload extension, but it's telling me it's too big (even though its 8.23M, not 9.54). I'll try uploading to a separate post.

    BeerTheme.png
    So did you ever figure out how to upload it so that people would be able to grab it from you?

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