screenshots for 1.10 or 1.11

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screenshots for 1.10 or 1.11

Post by tr0ll » October 7th, 2012, 12:40 am

Please find attached a screenshot from 1.11 showing the new Planning Mode feature, heretofore not shown on the screenshots page. I know that feature existed in 1.10 but i dont have that version installed anymore.
I would like to add some more screenshots if you could give criteria for what kind of images should be there, and how they should be formatted. For example i see they are all 1024x768 PNGs.
My contribution uses a file naming convention extended from the ones there which seem to be all "wesnoth-x.y.z-n.png".

Secondly, i could help create a page to document the desired format and method of contributions to that page.
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Re: screenshots for 1.10 or 1.11

Post by Iris » October 7th, 2012, 12:56 am

According to Ivanovic in a misplaced post:
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  • 1024x768 windowed mode, hardware cursor, no window decorations.
  • take the initial screenshot as bmp, reencoding in the next step
  • create a preview version and reencode into jpg using the following commands:

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    convert -resize 175x131 -quality 90 screenshot.bmp screenshot-175.jpg
    convert -quality 90 screenshot.bmp screenshot.jpg
  • somehow make sure that I receive those images, eg by mailing them to me in some archive
The “take the initial screenshot as bmp” part probably stems from the fact that Wesnoth’s built-in screenshot functionality (not bound to any key sequence by default) uses this format, but you could probably use any other screen grabbing application provided that:
  • It doesn’t include window borders or decorations of any kind
  • It doesn’t include the mouse cursor
  • The result is exactly 1024x768
  • It can save to a lossless format (preferably PNG for posting)
(Note that “hardware cursor” above means you should turn color cursors off in Wesnoth’s PreferencesDisplay section if necessary.)

I don’t think you should bother with the thumbnail generation step yourself(ves), since that’s trivial enough and can be done by the uploader, who will probably be someone one of us admins.

As for the criteria for making the screenshots, I guess anything that can be used to promote the game and showcase its primary features should do. It might be a good idea to use only mainline content for this purpose.
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Re: screenshots for 1.10 or 1.11

Post by bumbadadabum » November 15th, 2012, 6:49 pm

Is there still a need for screenshots?

If there is, I'd be glad to help.

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Re: screenshots for 1.10 or 1.11

Post by Iris » November 18th, 2012, 3:33 am

Yes.

I mean, otherwise new screenshots would’ve been posted in this topic or something, right?
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Re: screenshots for 1.10 or 1.11

Post by tr0ll » January 27th, 2013, 1:27 am

here are a few to upload, each with notes about significance:
  • new title screen. changed layout and no more mail icon.
    new title screen. changed layout and no more mail icon.
  • Campaign chooser. UtBS added to mainline.
    Campaign chooser. UtBS added to mainline.
  • UtBS, desert castle, desert shore transition, desert village.
    UtBS, desert castle, desert shore transition, desert village.
it would be nice to upgrade the screenshots template slightly: perhaps add some captions. stock mediawiki now supports image annotations, which could be handy for pointing out new features and linking to their description.

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Re: screenshots for 1.10 or 1.11

Post by doofus-01 » January 27th, 2013, 6:42 pm

tr0ll wrote:File comment: Campaign chooser. UtBS added to mainline.
UtBS has been mainline for a long time. Long before 1.10.
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Re: screenshots for 1.10 or 1.11

Post by Crow_T » January 27th, 2013, 7:17 pm

Also, UtBS's art is last generation, it doesn't represent the current Wesnoth very well. Action shots would be awesome, one of my favorites from the site is the Delfador lighning bolt one 8) http://www.wesnoth.org/images/sshots/wesnoth-1.6-4.jpg

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Re: screenshots for 1.10 or 1.11

Post by tr0ll » January 28th, 2013, 4:47 am

ah yes thanks, perhaps i was thinking of Khalifate faction (which was added and removed during the 1.9 cycle i believe).
we would definitely want to show the latest and greatest and some interesting action. i also wanted to add dialogues and art that havent appeared in previous versions' screenshots.

should everything be in English or could an Irish screenshot appear to highlight the new language added in 1.10? or should each language have its own set of screenies?

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Re: screenshots for 1.10 or 1.11

Post by Gambit » January 28th, 2013, 12:04 pm

We also have a bunch of 1.10 screenshots from the release announcement. This includes one of the planning mode. Click on them for the full, properly formatted view.

And for terrain comparison, I created two for Desura. Cynsaun and Isars. Though those are not in the proper format.

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Re: screenshots for 1.10 or 1.11

Post by JaMiT » January 29th, 2013, 6:54 pm

tr0ll wrote:ah yes thanks, perhaps i was thinking of Khalifate faction (which was added and removed during the 1.9 cycle i believe).
Or perhaps you were thinking of Dead Water (added to mainline in 1.9.0)?

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Re: screenshots for 1.10 or 1.11

Post by tr0ll » January 30th, 2013, 3:50 am

Okay i will make one for Dead Water.

Btw where is that Release Notes for 1.10 page linked from? I was looking for that kind of thing but resorted to reading the changelogs when i couldnt find it.

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Re: screenshots for 1.10 or 1.11

Post by Gambit » January 30th, 2013, 10:43 pm

One of those is made and announced on the homepage for each new major stable branch.

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Re: screenshots for 1.10 or 1.11

Post by Iris » October 18th, 2013, 9:00 am

I never heard back from either Ivanovic or tr0ll, so I went with the first and third images from this post, took three screenshots from 1.11.6, and uploaded and added them to the Screenshots page in the wiki. I didn’t use the second proposed image for 1.10 since UtBS was actually added to mainline in 1.1.2, and the portrait shown is obsolete and pending replacement.

Ideas for more screenshots welcome (or even better, post your own screenshots following these specifications). I had considered showcasing some of the new portraits in-game, but it turns out that the [message] implementation looks like crap at 1024x768. I was going to take a screenshot of the HttT entry in the campaigns menu as an alternative to that, but there is so much empty space in the dialog due to the short description, it looks far from appealing to newcomers.

EDIT: Oh yeah, we certainly need suitable replacements for the front page screenshot for 1.10 and 1.12.
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Re: screenshots for 1.10 or 1.11

Post by Iris » October 21st, 2013, 9:43 pm

shadowm wrote:EDIT: Oh yeah, we certainly need suitable replacements for the front page screenshot for 1.10 and 1.12.
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Re: screenshots for 1.10 or 1.11

Post by Iris » October 24th, 2013, 5:17 am

Hm, tough crowd.

I have added these three to Screenshots and chosen the first one to be the front page one for 1.10.

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