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storm2k5

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PostedFeb 25, 2009 1:09 pm   Last edited by storm2k5 on Mar 11, 2009 4:51 am. Edited 25 times in total

[PROJECT] Shaiya signature generator <sign up 2 OVER>

make-a-sig
Hello fellow Shaiyans

many people like to add all their chars to their forum signature, so others know what level they are, what server they play on, etc.
Perhaps they even want to show off their ranks or kills.

The problem everybody is facing is that levels, kills, ranks and ratio are changing quite often and people have to edit their signature every now and then.

I wanted to automate this for myself, but there is no reason why others shouldn't profit from this, too Smile

So I started a personal project "Shaiya signature generator" which is currently in alpha phase.

Note that this signature generator will update your sig automatically if you are in any of the 3 rankings (kills, ratio, level) or allows you to manually set your details if you aren't (anymore) in the rankings.

NEWS:
Alpha sign up 2 is OVER. Please don't post in this topic if you want a sig, the only way to get one is to wait for the next version!


What will it do?
It will generate a very small png image for your char(s) so you can embedd it into your signature. Your level, kills, ratio etc will be automatically updated weekly.
Currently it looks like this:
________________________________________________________


________________________________________________________

Note that the size is as small as possible, so you can embedd multiple chars without messing up the forums or burden my server with crazy loads.
It will only show either Kill rank or K/D rank, depending on which one is better. If you aren't ranked in kills or ratio at all, it wont display a ranking, unless you select manual override when creating your sig!

What do I have to do to get it?
Mandatory step:
Give me Karma!
Voluntary step:
If you meet me in game and you think it's worth it, I always need gold and items Smile
Please understand that hosting these sigs costs money, so don't take what you get for granted.

Go there and create you sig:
http://62.75.221.199/sig1.html
Some hints:
- Don't use your shaiya account password as sig password. I won't give out your passwords and they are encrypted, but evildoers are everywhere.
- Choose width so it fits your signature
- Use white font for dark backgrounds and black/dark color for light backgrounds
- If you don't know how to make up RGB color tripples, launch mspaint.exe -> Menu "Colors" -> "Define Colors" -> Pick a color -> copy the values for R, G, B.

Once you created your sig, it will be available at
Code:
http://62.75.221.199/<server>/<your chars name>.png

Go to your Shaiya forum profile ("My Profile"), go to signature settings and use [img]....[/img] tags around the link like this:
Code:
[img]http://62.75.221.199/lailah/BattlePope..png[/img]

If you want multiple sigs to be displayed, DON'T USE A LINE FEED BETWEEN THEM ("enter") because it will make vertical spacing very big. Instead just put two spaces between the IMGs:
Code:
[img]http://......[/img]  [img]http://......[/img]

The 2 spaces will make IE display it properly, if you don't put the spaces, it will f*** up the layout. Also, when placing multiple sigs, you can use "L", "E", "T" for server name, so you don't fall into the 255 char limitation of forum sigs.

Gamesages: Make sure you either copy-paste your sig link from the generator or replace your GS tag like this:
Code:
Replace "[GS]" with "%5BGS%5D" (without "")


Gamemasters: Same as GS plus:
-For those of you who are actually ranked (currently Sprirals and Vector.. on etain) enter (GM)..... as name, as the system seems to rank you with round brackets.
-manually override your level if it's > 99, or it will look funny
-give me free AP items and gold! Razz

What are the limitations?
-It will "only" update once a day
-It's still alpha, so don't take anything for granted

*Remember you will disappear from the rankings once you reached over 32768 kills. (AG, please fix this annoying short integer bug! Wink)

What will be future improvements?
-lots of bug fixes, testing
-right align numbers
-fixed width font for numbers
-make more space for guild

Can I help?
Yes! Any feedback you post will help me, even if it's critics.
If you like to work with photoshop, help me design a simple but awesome background for it.
Maybe you think <Font XY> would look much better? Tell me!
Volunteer for alpha testing! (See above requirements)


Some things I'm currently considering

-Make it wider but only 1 line of text [done]
-Having some "user options" like "don't display guild" etc.

Updates
Feb 25th 2009: initial alpha
Feb 26th 2009: added etain and teos (UPDATE YOUR SIG: DIFFERENT LINK!)
Feb 26th 2009: testing different background / layout
Feb 26th 2009: Added ultra small version
Feb 26th 2009: Changed rank icons to 12*12px (original size) for better quality.
Feb 26th 2009: Added blue and red background (user option)
Feb 27th 2009: alpha sign up #1 closed
Feb 27th 2009: Added URL rewrite: L -> Lailah, E -> Etain, T -> Teos.
Feb 27th 2009: Some redesigns, better icons, added side icon (goddess)
Mar 2th 2009: New feature: specify signature width, some fonts, font color.
Mar 3th 2009: Added web based sig generator

Get Pope`s click-a-sig! Link
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Kryyn

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PostedFeb 25, 2009 1:16 pm
That's interesting.

fredovdb

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PostedFeb 25, 2009 1:22 pm
Woow .... thats a good project ..
Good idea .. Karma for u =P

I'm gone, doing some real life stuff. Goodbye all and take care.

Ogamy

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PostedFeb 25, 2009 1:25 pm   Last edited by Ogamy on Feb 25, 2009 1:29 pm. Edited 1 time in total
You will have to answer to this thread with the following information:
- The name of your char(s) (exact name!) .Ogamy.
- The class of your char(s) (Pagan, mage, priest, warrior etc) Fighter
- The server this/these char(s) is/are on (Only Lailah supported atm) Lailah
Once I added you to the list, your sig will be available at


*Remember you will disappear from the rankings once you reached over 32768 kills. (AG, please fix this annoying short integer bug! Wink)

Long Integer FTW?, Fancy getting over 2 Million kills, Use this Smile

jeejaestitches

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PostedFeb 25, 2009 1:28 pm
Cool bp ^^

-Emi-
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Lailah

storm2k5

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PostedFeb 25, 2009 1:46 pm
Ogamy and Emi, you sig is ready and will update automatically Smile

Code:

http://62.75.221.199/.Ogamy..png
http://62.75.221.199/-Emi-.png


Thanks to -Emi- I found the first bug; your Ratio rank and Kill rank are both 5 and I didn't check for that Wink

So thanks, you are helping ^^

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storm2k5

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PostedFeb 25, 2009 1:53 pm
I also added -Tess- Wink

Code:
http://62.75.221.199/-Tess-.png


you welcome ^^

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jeejaestitches

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PostedFeb 25, 2009 1:56 pm
Woo~
<---best tester ever.


Ooh, and status without the rank. Thanks =P

And darn about the update once a week lol.
I went up to 8300 kills since 3AM this morning when it's updated, good pvp^^

WitchBlade

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PostedFeb 25, 2009 2:05 pm
hmmm can i do this with all my toons ;/

okay here it goes
.CrazyFox.
Archer 60um
Lailah

Meeps
Defender 56um
Lailah

-Nuisance-
Ranger 56um
Lailah

-Isadora-
Mage 55um
Lailah

PlagueFoxII

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PostedFeb 25, 2009 2:17 pm   Last edited by PlagueFoxII on Feb 25, 2009 2:44 pm. Edited 1 time in total
smart idea, karma

meh want one for my profile

Kitsune..
Assassin Lv44 HM
Quo Vadis

no rush though Wink

oh, and if this is going to be moved anywhere, it will be in creative i assume

retired.
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