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by keithcurtis
Sun May 24, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: Developer Notes
Topic: MT 1.3b57 Progress
Replies: 135
Views: 10137

Re: MT 1.3b57 Progress

It looks like that log fire is saved in 24-bit RGB. I'll bet that an 8-bit indexed image would be significantly smaller, but since my GIMP doesn't support it... It would seem to me that an 8-bit png would not be any better at supporting different levels of transparency than a GIF? I don't understan...
by keithcurtis
Sun May 24, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: Developer Notes
Topic: MT 1.3b57 Progress
Replies: 135
Views: 10137

Re: MT 1.3b57 Progress

It would be nice to have animated gifs for campfires, pulsing starship engines, forcefields, etc. Any idea if these would be able to be implemented on tokens? Imagine a top-down that subtly moves, like an idle figure in StarCraft or similar. Of course, animated gifs have transparency edge problems, ...
by keithcurtis
Sun May 24, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: Campaign Frameworks
Topic: [Hero 5th ED] brad's Hero5thMacros.cmpgn
Replies: 384
Views: 38065

Re: Hero 5th ED macro set, brad's

I'm not terribly concerned with tracking things like flashes or drains, since they arise very rarely in my campaign, and are easily enough tracked in the head. So I will not comment on the approach other than to say I will likely be satisfied with whatever solution is found. In my combat database, I...
by keithcurtis
Fri May 22, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's a girl !
Replies: 40
Views: 1396

Re: It's a girl !

Congratulations!
by keithcurtis
Wed May 20, 2009 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RPTools MapTool Search
Replies: 9
Views: 427

Re: RPTools MapTool Search

Hmm. I just tried a new browser and the site was at the top of a Google search. Or am I not understanding the problem?
by keithcurtis
Wed May 20, 2009 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Apple sucks at Java (even more)
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Why Apple sucks at Java (even more)

OK, there's a "remote exploit vulnerability" in something that doesn't really apply to 99.9% of my computing activity. I'm not terribly worried and still more than satisfied with the level of security I have. Is OS X invulnerable? Of course not. No OS is. It's a darn sight breezier than th...
by keithcurtis
Tue May 19, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: TokenTool
Topic: Graphics advice for a new MacBook Pro user
Replies: 12
Views: 1626

Re: Graphics advice for a new MacBook Pro user

But again, those programs are interactive. Someone has to be there to start up the application and select the function/macro/whatever to start the process. IM can do the whole thing from the command line, meaning that it could be launched without any user interaction at all. You could save the whol...
by keithcurtis
Tue May 19, 2009 2:42 am
Forum: TokenTool
Topic: Graphics advice for a new MacBook Pro user
Replies: 12
Views: 1626

Re: Graphics advice for a new MacBook Pro user

This would be a pretty straightforward problem for Photoshop, on any platform. Does anyone know if the GIMP has similar slicing ability?
by keithcurtis
Sat May 16, 2009 10:51 am
Forum: Ideas for New Applications
Topic: VidChat? Plz?
Replies: 80
Views: 10742

Re: VidChat? Plz?

Great Googlie-Mooglies. His product sounds like it could be used in conjunction with Maptool. Advertising? Sure it's advertising, and nothing wrong with that. People here might be able to use something like that. Spam? hardly. He didn't post and disappear. His post was well-constructed and polite. S...
by keithcurtis
Fri May 15, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: User Creations
Topic: Kobold Quarterly Map of Fantasy - isometric bandit's lair
Replies: 17
Views: 2937

Re: Kobold Quarterly Map of Fantasy - isometric bandit's lair

Beautiful work, torstan!

I just looked at your site and you have a great style. Most of your stuff looks hand-done. What percentage of any given work is digital?
by keithcurtis
Wed May 13, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: TokenTool
Topic: Graphics advice for a new MacBook Pro user
Replies: 12
Views: 1626

Re: Graphics advice for a new MacBook Pro user

The Zapper wrote:Actually... this showed up on the front page for me. I had no idea it was 2 years old.

Heh, I didn't even check the date. I thought that Azhrei was a longer-time Mac user than that.

How did you solve your problem way back when, sir?
by keithcurtis
Wed May 13, 2009 12:42 am
Forum: TokenTool
Topic: Graphics advice for a new MacBook Pro user
Replies: 12
Views: 1626

Re: Graphics advice for a new MacBook Pro user

Do you have Photoshop? It should be dead easy to do with slices. Even Illustrator will do this in a pinch.
by keithcurtis
Tue May 12, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Campaign Frameworks
Topic: [Hero 5th ED] brad's Hero5thMacros.cmpgn
Replies: 384
Views: 38065

Re: Hero 5th ED macro set, brad's

First off, looks great. You really are going the full mile with these. I'm impressed that you are taking on as many optional rules and variables as you are. Couple of quick observations: When you get around to tracking DCV, you might want to include an encumbrance value for armor. This is mostly imp...
by keithcurtis
Mon May 11, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: Campaign Frameworks
Topic: [Hero 5th ED] brad's Hero5thMacros.cmpgn
Replies: 384
Views: 38065

Re: Hero 5th ED macro set, brad's

Yeah, I dropped the grid, too. It just makes mapping more intuitive and natural. It would be nice if you had an option to have the distance readout automatically round for you, rather thatn showing you the decimal portion, but that's just cosmetic. Brad, I am very excited about seeing your macros. I...
by keithcurtis
Thu May 07, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An odd legal question
Replies: 23
Views: 879

Re: An odd legal question

Here's a very informative page on the subject. I have repeated the relevant portion: On the topic, David Kenzer* says: [T]hat is not copyright infringement. [C]opyright infringement is basing your work on someone else’s creative expression. Rules are not creative expression. Also, it is not “based” ...

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