Annihilation Universe: any interest in a PA fansite?

Discussion in 'Planetary Annihilation General Discussion' started by molloy, July 11, 2013.

  1. molloy

    molloy Member

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    The staff at TAUniverse.com have acquired the domain AnnihilationUniverse.com and we're thinking of transitioning the site into being about all the Annihilation games. Problem is we're all a bit old and infirm at this stage I was wondering is there any fresh blood on here that might be interested in helping?

    We could use a few news posters and a new header image. If it takes off and we could ramp up to being something a bit more substantial with hosting for mods and maybe redesign a bit so we don't look so 2005.
  2. tatsujb

    tatsujb Post Master General

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    I'd love to help out !
  3. cwarner7264

    cwarner7264 Moderator Alumni

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    I can change nappies, if that's what's needed? :)
  4. iampetard

    iampetard Active Member

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    The Realm is here to assist our older brethren.

    Isn't that right incorrect cat?
  5. cwarner7264

    cwarner7264 Moderator Alumni

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    No, it's not.

    :lol:
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    zaphodx Post Master General

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  7. tatsujb

    tatsujb Post Master General

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    Using the size from the banner of uberent I crafted one for Annihiliation universe using Equiliari's artwork.
    [​IMG]

    A question arises as to what font to use. a new font?
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    .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................or just go with classic PA over here ↑‎ ?

    time for a new font no?
  8. Raevn

    Raevn Moderator Alumni

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    Are the last two actual fonts or just taken from the PA art? I'd like to use in my modding handbook.
  9. tatsujb

    tatsujb Post Master General

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    yes they are sadly, I have no idea what they are called or if uber (if they made the font) has made it available at all.

    [​IMG]

    here's what I can manage so far, I can imitate it and it would be flawless but tedious
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  10. cwarner7264

    cwarner7264 Moderator Alumni

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    Is it not possible to take the title art and make your own font using the graphics?

    If anyone can do it, Raevn, it's you, you crazy whizz-kid.
  11. tatsujb

    tatsujb Post Master General

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  12. Raevn

    Raevn Moderator Alumni

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    :lol:

    I've actually already made individual images for the alphabet and some special characters, and I'm currently turning it into a font that can be installed.


    It's fairly rough; some of the characters need some work (C is a little too thin, for example).

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  13. cwarner7264

    cwarner7264 Moderator Alumni

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    I bloody knew it. You never cease to amaze me.
  14. tatsujb

    tatsujb Post Master General

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    Finish it up! I needs! :shock:
  15. iampetard

    iampetard Active Member

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    I see what you did there :geek:
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    tatsujb Post Master General

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    final? More like horrible. Your earlier efforts show promise though, just need a little more polish :)
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    Personally, I prefer the one with Equiliari's artwork on the first page.. but I don't know if that'll be a thing.

    Suggestion, though, perhaps you might want to take an actual image of the planet w/ moon in-game and put THAT into your image? I think at least that would be pretty impressive.
  19. tatsujb

    tatsujb Post Master General

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    alright I'll do that, hey I'm open to criticism, I think it can only get better.

    I'll try both your takes, it's true that the planet ended up not being as PA ish (i wanted to try a new style) but I'll do the swirly swirls.

    As for taking the PA actuall orbital bodies, I'd thought of it then thought it wouldn't be that special but let me give it another go.

    how about the text? I'm really not feeling the classic PA font and coulours, i tried a couple other themes that looked nice like black and dark blue a grey.
  20. cwarner7264

    cwarner7264 Moderator Alumni

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    Personally, I think the thing that grates about the 'final' above is that you've used a photographic sort of look on the sun, and a cartoony sort of look on the planet and moon, and they clash a little.

    My pfennig's worth :)

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