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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:41 pm 
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how do i put a picture on the track list of my track i made so a picture shows up when you pick a track in the game instead of blank white with made in traxxs on it


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:53 pm 
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Make a 256 color BMP graphic sized at 257x210 pixels.

Then when in the traxx component box, right click the "browse bitmap" and select load. Open your graphic and that's it, it's there in game.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 5:57 pm 
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thanks


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:33 pm 
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ok i thought i knew what to do but no clue about bmp sorry


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:23 pm 
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What program are you using? How are you making the image? What paint program are you using?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:10 pm 
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well thats to much for me to handle so i guess it no pictures on my tracks thanks anyway phineus


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Don't give up so fast! Making a track picture is really easy, like just a couple of steps, and if you're making tracks in Traxx you should easily be able to do this. If you let us know what paint program you're using we can easily give you instructions from start to finish but since I don't know here's my example:

I use Paint Shop Pro (PSP). Say I want to make a track picture using this image: http://mtm2.com/~tracks/P2007/leviscatc ... bylevi.jpg
that I have saved as a file on my harddisk.

First, I open the leviscatchthetrainbylevi.jpg image in PSP.
1. Now, this image is the wrong dimensions - 640x480 while we need it to be 257x210 pixels, so it needs to be resized. In PSP I have tools to Resize, Cut or Crop the image to get the size I want depending on whether I want to just shrink or use a portion of the image.
2. Now, we need the image to be 256 colours - in PSP I click the Image menu, select the Colour Depth option and pick 256 colours, and the program does it.
3. Then all I have to do is save as a BMP. File menu, Save As... and in the type box I just select from the list *.BMP file.

That's it! Then it's ready to load into Traxx, and done!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:03 am 
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Levi, as they have mentioned it is easy, you are doing the hardest part... making a track.

If you have the pic but still dont think you can alter it, throw my way and I will alter it and send back to you. :)

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:27 am 
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i dont have any psp program or anything else i think i should have i might have this stuff but ps stupid is me sorry guys d2s it sounds easy but i dont know if i have the skills to do it but i guess i can try if i can get the programs i need to try


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:54 pm 
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i guess the first question is where and how do i get the picturre i need for the flag. in the game itself or in traxxs and do i need a program for taking snapshots


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:57 pm 
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where and how do i get the picturre i need for the flag


That depends on what you want the picture to be.



Meantime. Here is a good paint program for you. It's a demo but does not expire.

<ul><li><a href="http://mtm2.com/~mtmg/downloads/misc/paint/psp412.zip">Paint Shop Pro v4</a></li></ul>


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:19 pm 
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i want a picture somewhere along the track i build like next to the riverboat on my riverboat ride something like that


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:31 pm 
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Here you go, levi, just for you.


http://mtm2.com/~mtmg/misc/browsebitmap/


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:12 pm 
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this is kinda easy but now pc dumb i made it all the way to click open and your picture will appear in paint shop but when i click open nothing happens


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:18 pm 
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levi, please use punctuation.

levi wrote:
this is kinda easy [stop] but now pc dumb [stop] i made it all the way to [quotation mark] click open and your picture will appear in paint shop [quotation mark] but when i click open nothing happens


Did the open dialog box look "exactly" like this?

<center><img src="http://mtm2.com/~mtmg/misc/browsebitmap/images/browsebitmap16.gif" width="426"></center>


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:48 pm 
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finally i got it i think. Ill try it out on my next track. sorry about the grammer. thanks for everybodys help. SP. D2S Phineus and anyone else i forgot.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:26 am 
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Learning how to use a good graphics/paint program like PSP is an important part of track making. D2S and Phin gave some great help and advice to get you started.

btw, your river boat race is a very cool track :)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:21 am 
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thanks malibu. and yes i have got some good help on this matter. i like the way phineus and all the others helped me with the step by step to doing it proper. again thanks to all. one question when i get to the hold crtl key and press j then it says save and give it a name. do i give it the same name as the track name or do i give it another name.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:38 pm 
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You can give it any name you like. TrackView will set the track's name by default but that is just a helper. You can take as many pictures as you like of the same track. I usually number them, like so.

My track 01.jpg
My track 02.jpg
My track 03.jpg
My track 04.jpg

But when you load it into Traxx, the traxx program will take care of the rest for you. There's no need to worry about file names after you load it into Traxx.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:13 pm 
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got it


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