Custom images for UMC's on the campaign server

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Custom images for UMC's on the campaign server

Post by Rhuvaen » October 12th, 2006, 2:52 pm

There's not a lot of space to explain what your UMC is about (C stands for Content here - SP campaign, MP scenario, era, units etc.). An image really helps to get ideas across, and gives a UMC more colour.

However, the campaign server isn't using custom images from the campaign directory - only standard image library stuff is allowed. Is this for reasons of integrity (breaking up the user interface with a 2000x2000 image), security (running malignant code in a .png :P), or decency (only images deemed appropriate to BfW's audience may be used)? Or is it too complicated to add support for custom images?

Just curious... (for now - feature request pending... :wink:))

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Re: Custom images for UMC's on the campaign server

Post by zookeeper » October 12th, 2006, 4:05 pm

Rhuvaen wrote:(breaking up the user interface with a 2000x2000 image)
I'm sure you could break up the interface just fine with something like images/maps/wesnoth.png already. ;)

At least it would lead to connecting to the server being slower, since you would potentially need to download a lot of custom images too (because we don't have capability to do things the smart way I assume - which would be to download images in the background).

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Post by freim » October 12th, 2006, 4:09 pm

There should also be a max size on campaign thumbnails. Any image larger than max size should be either disallowed or scaled down. Being able to break the interface by selecting a large image is a bug imo.

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