John Shandy's Empires Menu Backgrounds

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  1. John Shandy`

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    John Shandy's Empires Menu Backgrounds

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    Download Brenodi Empire Version | Download Northern Faction Version

    View Full Size Preview (BE)
    View Full Size Preview (NF)


    Default Menu Background (Shown for comparison.)
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    View Full Size Preview (Default)


    Special thanks to Starcitsura for his recreation of "The Hall".


    Installation Instructions
    To install either the BE or NF menu backgrounds, download whichever package you prefer.

    Extract the contents of the .rar file into:

    \Steam\steamapps\SourceMods\Empires

    Essentially, you can just browse to that folder and drag and drop the /materials/ directory from the .rar into the /Empires/ directory on your harddrive, and click Yes on any overwrite prompts. It will overwrite the default menu background with whichever version of my menu background that you downloaded. Then just launch Empires, and you should see the new background from then on. You can change it again later on, of course.

    If you have any questions or need further instruction, feel free to post. I also welcome feedback. I originally made these for my own use, but I thought others might like to use them, so I decided to share them. Enjoy!

    Also, here's the Spectator version!
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    lolwut
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2009
  2. o_O

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    The brenodi version is OP

    Other then that it looks nice though :)
     
  3. PwnedYoAss

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    Shandy.. use this

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    Don't ask how I got my hands on that, just do it, and use everyone's cat avatars.
     
  4. Empty

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    Is VESS involved pwned?
     
  5. PwnedYoAss

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    Nope. Something involving the original PSD.. lol.
     
  6. Empty

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    GIEF
    I want to write my name
     
  7. PwnedYoAss

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    I don't have it Empty, It involves the original PSD, but... I know the person who does.
     
  8. Demented

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    What's the font?
    The rest is easy (well, maybe not the exact emboss settings).
     
  9. PwnedYoAss

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    Not going to say :X
     
  10. Demented

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    Well fine.
    (Assuming you even know, Mr. Doesn't Have The PSD.)

    Could have saved me the trouble of looking for it, just in case I didn't have it... Except that I did, and it turns out I do, and now I have a 90% accurate replica of that EMPURRS logo. In other news, I will be pursuing a career in making cheap knockoff Nikes.
     
  11. Sherbie

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    Murrpires
     
  12. Empty

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    Hurrpires.
     
  13. DrummerX

    DrummerX Empires Tyrant

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    I don't' know why people are complaining about shandy using a different Empires logo or lettering, i actually like the one he made for it, cleaner and doesn't have a ton of "sparkle" like the older one has, makes it look more professional, maybe make the NF version have rust on it
     
  14. John Shandy`

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    Well, I used the exact same font as the pre-existing Empires logo, Baskerville Old Face... I know because I very meticulously font matched it, and I even properly matched the percentage change in width, but the screenshots show the stretched version of the texture, because I have a widescreen display and VTFs have to be proportional powers of 2. The textures are 1024x1024, so they stretch, which could make the font look slightly off, at least in width.

    I think they're talking about the EMPURRS logo that PwnedYoAss posted though, Drummer.

    Either way, be gone trolls! Srs thread is srs.
     
  15. Dubee

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    Umpires
     
  16. o_O

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    Ampedpires

    trust me fun stuff O_O
     
  17. TheAmethystDuke

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    Herpes
     
  18. Dubee

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    how to download spec version
     
  19. Demented

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    There's a few minute differences between your font and the Empires logo font. The underside of the leg of the R on Baskerville is slightly curved, whereas the Empires logo is straight. The curve of the P is connected by thin bars to the stem, whereas the curve of the P on the Empires logo is much closer and connected more directly to the stem.

    Also, I noticed something that I found quite funny...
    On the default menu image, you can see that someone pasted the text over a previous version of the text. It's not perfectly aligned.
     
  20. Mageknight

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    Hell yes, finally you put that awesome logo to use.
     

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