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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:42 am
So, with the most recent update of DMG custom avatars must now be in the .dmi format.
I've seen a lot of people confused about how to upload an avatar, I'll show you how.


*Note, a shortcut method to get your avatar to work is as follows:

Zarashi wrote:Image

Or.. You can just click that little button, select your image and have it formatted automatically for you.


Click on the .dmi button and save the template "my_avatar.dmi" to your computer. It is already formatted for avatars, allowing you to bypass the process of messing with Dream Maker too much.

From here you can simply copy and paste your image into the box, save it and then have it usable on DMG.

-Edited by Eclipse

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First, select the avatar you want to use, I'll be using this one.

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Since this is my forum avatar it's dimensions are set to 120x120, which is too big for DMG avatar requirements. I'll have to resize it.
You can use any site that you want to resize your image, or you can use paint, which is what I'll be using.

Open your desired avatar in paint and to the upper left side, you should see an option to resize your selected image.

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Click pixels and change both of the numbers to 96

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Once your avatar has been resized you can go ahead and save your image.

Next, open up dream maker, to do that open your BYOND pager, that's this thing;
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To open dream maker hit ctrl + M, you should be brought to this screen;

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Now this part may be confusing if you haven't messed around with dream maker before, on the upper left side you'll see file, click that and choose "New Environment" you can name it whatever you'd like, next choose "Icon File.(.dmi)" again, you can name it whatever you want.

Once you've successfully done that, in the top right corner you'll see this box

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You'll have to change the dimensions to 96, just like you did when you resized your avatar.

After you do that, simply right click the canvas and import your photo, make sure you hit save before you exit. Now your icon is ready for DMG!

Once you're on DMG hit F3 > Profile >Set avatar find your resized avatar and there you go!

I'll fix any mistakes tomorrow, but right now I'm too tired. Let me know if I need to add anything, etc.
Last edited by Eclipse on Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:36 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: Added in the shortcut method.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:33 am
Thank you this helped a lot
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Can this be sticky? Because it maybe very helpful for the future :D
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:42 pm
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Or.. You can just click that little button, select your image and have it formatted automatically for you.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:37 pm
Zarashi wrote:Image

Or.. You can just click that little button, select your image and have it formatted automatically for you.


Editing this into the OP since this guide is linked often in-game. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:14 am
Why was this in Domino High? It's a help thread for the game
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:22 am
Puppy93 wrote:Why was this in Domino High? It's a help thread for the game


Probably so newer players could see it without having to create a forum account.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:30 am
Isn't this forum visible as well? If not, then that's retarded and my bad
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