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willis936

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ff7.exe icon redux
« on: 2009-09-06 17:05:03 »
Satoh's icon:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=LXPJHEV1
And here's the clean 1.02 exe it's embedded with:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=F4RPW4JC


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I understand some of the patches that look for specific file sizes may or may not work.
If this is an issue patch your exe, download the icon, then use IconChanger, rather simple to use and well made program.

titeguy's exe icon:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=7X4QAE40
titeguy's 1.02 exe:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=L4L8TKLI

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titeguy's config icon 1:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=YC50UH7N
titeguy's 1.02 config exe 1:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=3UHG40H4

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titeguy's config icon 2:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=9H53314E
titeguy's 1.02 config exe 2:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=MSPCBZE9

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I am using Windows 7 and I have multiple backgrounds scattered throughout these desktop shots so I apologize for the lack of consistency. :-D
If it's an issue I can retake them on a gray desktop background.
« Last Edit: 2009-09-07 23:35:33 by willis936 »

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Re: ff7.exe icon redux *by Satoh
« Reply #1 on: 2009-09-06 17:24:26 »
I did something like this. Personally, I like mine better, since I did it in high res so it's scalable in Vista, but I can't share it since I used some resources that weren't mine without permission.

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Re: ff7.exe icon redux *by Satoh
« Reply #2 on: 2009-09-06 17:29:40 »
Uh oh.
I didn't contact Satoh about this, he just posted it for me in a thread and he seemed like he didn't care much.
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Re: ff7.exe icon redux *by Satoh
« Reply #3 on: 2009-09-06 17:59:49 »
NICE!
Covarr, let's at least see a pic plz :-)

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Re: ff7.exe icon redux *by Satoh
« Reply #4 on: 2009-09-06 19:55:37 »
Here's the PNG version:


I got the high-res logo without text from here:
http://insertcredit.net/ff7/logo.htm

All I did was rotate it, resize, and add the text and a white border around the comet. I don't remember if the ICO version has manually scaled images for 16x16, 32x32, etc. It might just be the 256x256 that scales nicely in Vista.
« Last Edit: 2009-09-06 20:00:05 by Covarr »

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Re: ff7.exe icon redux *by Satoh
« Reply #5 on: 2009-09-06 20:30:04 »
Perhaps ditch the text entirely?
Would be nicer just to have the meteor, as it says Final Fantasy VII on the icon caption :)

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Re: ff7.exe icon redux *by Satoh
« Reply #6 on: 2009-09-06 20:30:45 »
That.

Looks just like Satoh's.  I think he used the same site.
So

Now what?

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Re: ff7.exe icon redux *by Satoh
« Reply #7 on: 2009-09-06 21:06:32 »
Using This Icon, I don't really look at the icons for files, but might as well have a Higher res version  :-)

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Re: ff7.exe icon redux *by Satoh
« Reply #8 on: 2009-09-06 22:18:20 »
I scanned in my PAL box: http://www.imagenerd.com/uploads/ff7_logo_hi_res-fybL3.jpg

Might come in handy?  :-)

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Re: ff7.exe icon redux *by Satoh
« Reply #9 on: 2009-09-06 22:21:55 »
I scanned in my PAL box: http://www.imagenerd.com/uploads/ff7_logo_hi_res-fybL3.jpg

Might come in handy?  :-)

I'm sure it will at some point ;-)

But we'll have to do some smoothing on it.

EDIT:

Here's what I was able to do in a few minutes with GIMP's blur/sharpen tool. The tail still looks quite bad, but I'm sure it wouldn't be too difficult for someone with more knowledge of image editing than me (i.e. someone with any knowledge of image editing) to make it look delightfully smooth.
« Last Edit: 2009-09-06 22:45:03 by Kudistos Megistos »

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Re: ff7.exe icon redux *by Satoh
« Reply #10 on: 2009-09-07 01:02:31 »
That.

Looks just like Satoh's.  I think he used the same site.
So

Now what?
No, I'm comparing a few of the minor details, and it would seem he didn't use the same source image as me.

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Re: ff7.exe icon redux *by Satoh
« Reply #11 on: 2009-09-07 03:44:37 »
Ah yes, I see the color difference in the tail.

Okay, just want to make sure this released is sanctioned under his name only for now.

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Re: ff7.exe icon redux *by Satoh
« Reply #12 on: 2009-09-07 03:59:36 »
Hey guys, this project caught my interest. That meteor image that Covarr found looked really good, so I'm working on making one from that scan that hotdog963al uploaded.

This is what I've got so far...I've filled in the missing parts in gray, all that's left to do is use a clone stamp tool to color them properly, then apply some smoothing filters. Feel free to give input!


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Re: ff7.exe icon redux *by Satoh
« Reply #13 on: 2009-09-07 04:42:57 »
That looks fantastic so far!

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Re: ff7.exe icon redux *by Satoh
« Reply #14 on: 2009-09-07 05:16:22 »
Thanks! That means a lot considering I don't really regard myself to be that artistically skilled. Here it is clone stamped, but no filter yet...finding the right combo of filters for this is gonna be tricky...


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Re: ff7.exe icon redux *by Satoh
« Reply #15 on: 2009-09-07 05:52:59 »
Wow that looks pretty good, can't even tell anything was there other then the image haha

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Re: ff7.exe icon redux *by Satoh
« Reply #16 on: 2009-09-07 05:53:55 »
I like this.  :-)

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Re: ff7.exe icon redux *by Satoh
« Reply #17 on: 2009-09-07 05:55:22 »
You guys again?? come on..hehehe :lol:

I smell this thread closing and joining the Team Avalanche 2d overhaul Post....am I right? :roll:

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Re: ff7.exe icon redux *by Satoh
« Reply #18 on: 2009-09-07 06:00:08 »
Not really. The game icon has nothing to do with the graphics in the game itself

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Re: ff7.exe icon redux *by Satoh
« Reply #19 on: 2009-09-07 06:21:15 »
All Right! Filters applied, and lots of manual blurring/smoothing done. I'd say this is finished... Now it's time to add some transparency and make it into an icon!



EDIT: All right, here's my attempt at an icon...made more or less from scratch! Tell me what you think!

Here's a PNG of what I've got


Click here to grab the .ico file!
*Note: you have to right click and save target/link as... because geocities sucks.

I'll give the config icon a whirl, too...

EDIT THE SECOND:
Here's a quick FF7Config. Hope you like it!



Click here to get it!
*Note: you have to right click and save target/link as... because geocities sucks.
« Last Edit: 2009-09-07 10:08:06 by titeguy3 »

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Re: ff7.exe icon redux *by Satoh
« Reply #20 on: 2009-09-07 14:12:00 »
Wow that looks great!

Awesome awesome work.

I'm putting the exes that you did in the OP if that's ok.

EDIT:  A few critiques (just ignore them if you'd like :-D):
There is a white shadow missing on the text so on a black background there is no text (can look cool, but the tail is also dark and the lack of contrast looks silly)
^^^ Simply put don't use on a black background.
The config icon when scaled down looks a little choppy because the details don't really translate into smooth edges, same goes with the text.
just my thought: a straight redo of the old config icon.

Anything in the above bit is likely subject to controversy so let's just say it's already been misinterpreted and there is no "right" way to take it. :lol:
« Last Edit: 2009-09-07 14:37:28 by willis936 »

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Re: ff7.exe icon redux
« Reply #21 on: 2009-09-07 15:19:44 »
Thanks for the input. All perfectly viable things.

To the first critique, I tried that initially, but the original ff7.exe icon has no white text outline, and with good reason. It doesn't scale down very well...it ends up looking grey and smeared and ugly. I found that this ends up looking best, although it just barely shows up when it's startmenu sized still.

To the second, I'm no artist, I can try to upscale the original icon smoothly, but I can't guarantee that it'll look good. I'll give it a try, though.

EDIT: Here's my attempt at a more classic ff7config icon. It's scaled up, re-outlined, and filtered. I didn't bother making it super detailed since the details get lost when it's downscaled anyways...


Grab it here.
*Again, right click and save target/link as...
« Last Edit: 2009-09-07 15:48:55 by titeguy3 »

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Re: ff7.exe icon redux
« Reply #22 on: 2009-09-07 19:42:57 »
Mine had a white outline around the text and the comet, and it scaled down fairly well. The trick is to use add a white stroke to the layer, and make sure it's about 4-5px for the comet, and 2-3px for the text.

Here's what it looked like on my desktop:

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Re: ff7.exe icon redux
« Reply #23 on: 2009-09-07 23:40:28 »
Actually, now that I've seen it on my desktop I like your first config icon more, titeguy.

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Re: ff7.exe icon redux *by Satoh
« Reply #24 on: 2009-09-08 00:44:08 »

Here's a quick FF7Config. Hope you like it!



Click here to get it!
*Note: you have to right click and save target/link as... because geocities sucks.

Looks great!