~Custom Icon Tutorial~ [Updated 10/15/12]

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:03 am
Important Notes:
This tutorial is a bit outdated. Dream Maker has changed since then and some things may be different. But it's pretty easy to figure out.
When uploading an icon: Anything after the instructions given, I can not view myself. So if there is any important information missing, please let me know.

To use a custom icon, you must have 8 stars.
-This article is mainly for ripping custom icons
Icons can be obtained from Spriters Resource
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*If you have at least 8 Stars and just want to use your icon, skip to "Using Your Custom Icon". If you want to make an icon don't know how to, follow these steps:

1) Open your BYOND Pager, and click on File > Start Dream Maker.

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2) In Dream Maker, if you don't have an Environment already made, click on File > New Environment, and name the Environment something you can easily identify, such as Icons.

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After you name your Enviroment, a pop up will appear. Change the Type to Icon File (.dmi) and the name to Icon.dmi.

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3) Now, at this screen you can either make your own icon, which requires high experience, or you can rip one from one of the sites such as The Spriters Resource.

For now, I am only going to help with ripping. Now, find an icon you want to rip. I chose a Pokemon Rival Silver from The Spriter's Database.

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Note: To obey the custom icon rules, your icon must have 4 different directions (North, South, East, West) and Movement states (Which make it appear to be walking).

4) After you choose your icon, and copy+paste the sprite sheet into Paint, In Dream Maker click on the button that looks like a Camera Image. It will open a new image that looks like like this:

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5) Open the first gray (blank) square in the South row.
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Go back to your chosen icon and find one that is in the same state as:
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Note: It's easier if you zoom in on the image so you can copy it better.

In Dream Maker, paste it. It should look like this

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You will want to remove the ugly green background because that is not needed. Select the flood button, and then right click on the green background. It will remove it.

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Click on the back arrowImage to return to the previous screen.

It should now look like this
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Note: The preview next to it will be flashing.

6) Clicking on each blank square, repeat step 5 until each square has the appropriate icon.

Note: The Frame limit may be set to 3, so increase that to 4.
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When you are done, it should look something like this:

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You are almost done!

Now you just need to change the State to movement. So click on the back arrow Image and then right click on the icon and select Edit State.
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In the pop up, leave the State name blank, and click the Movement State so that it is check.
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The Icon will now have an M next to it, which stands for Movement. You can now save the icon by clicking on File > Save.

Congrats! You are done making the icon! Now to use your icon in DMG. :)
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~Using Your Custom Icon~

1) Once you have 8 + stars, you either hit F3 or click on Options > [F3] Options
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2) Then click on the Icons (Kaiba) tile and another window will pop up
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3) Click upload and you should be able to browse right to your icon file.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:01 am
You might want to add in the "how to select your custom icons in DMG" part to the tutorial for completions sake.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:47 am
~Using Your Custom Icon~

-I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO CHOOSE CUSTOM ICONS IN THIS VERSION-
If somebody can write this section, and upload screenshots on how to do so, it will be added to this article (If it is decent.)
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:41 am
Damn, inb4'd. :oops: My bad. I skimmed it since it looked like a copy/paste to me.
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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 2:36 am
hey hello i like make games do you mind if you could give me this program w/out the game and stuff
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 12:37 pm
Once you have 7 + stars, you go to the change icon tab in options.

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You choose either Duel Monsters, GX, or 5D's era.

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Custom icon will appear as an extra option.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:10 am
how do you make the file smaller? its at 24kb and i need it to go down to 15kb
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:39 pm
chuerta6 wrote:how do you make the file smaller? its at 24kb and i need it to go down to 15kb



You can try by not using so many frames(pixmap?) in an icon.. That used to happen to me so.. I had to cut back on em.

Either that, but I there was this one other problem before..Can't remember..It happened when I resized a sprite sheet before that wasn't the size of 32x32 or smaller..

Soo.. check on that and see if anything helps...If not I can help in game and tell me there or send me pager message or w/e
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:01 pm
Found this while trying to make a guide of my own. Images are completely borked. :|

If someone complains about necroposting, that sucks for you. This thread is relevant enough to be on the front page.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:09 pm
Just noticed Elle's post :O The images are hosted on my personal PB account, and my bandwidth exceeds...a lot.

When I get the time (and patience) to make a new PB dedicated for DMG images, I'll put them on there.
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