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Dungeon Craft - Artwork / Re: Portrait Wizard
« Last post by ProphetSword on February 21, 2018, 08:30:29 PM »
Okay, I created a PNG file of the appropriate size (1210x1210) and replaced one of the graphics in the program.  Couldn't add it as a new one.  But, the graphic did show up in the program itself.  Screenshots illustrate this:

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Dungeon Craft - Artwork / Re: Portrait Wizard
« Last post by ProphetSword on February 21, 2018, 08:22:27 PM »
It does have a folder with multiple sub folders that includes PNG files.  I will test to see if you can add one and let you know what the results are...
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Dungeon Craft - Artwork / Re: Portrait Wizard
« Last post by Mechanaut on February 21, 2018, 06:59:37 PM »
I'm guessing that the program has a folder (or a .dll) for its core artwork (a bunch of .PNG files). Does it allow for import of new parts? (Custom eyes, noses, face, ears, tattoos; and hair... etc)

This one looks capable of some pretty good results. With some D&D custom artwork assets added, it might allow for Gold box style portrait generation. :)

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A few months ago I experimented with making a template file for FRUA/DC portraits, that would have used Dragonbones. I had to put it on hold, but it's still an interest of mine; one I plan to finish.

** Probably the most impressive collection I've ever seen—of game portraits, is the combined library of all the NPCs in the King's Bounty series.  They can reuse any of them, in any new game, and they are all first rate illustrations, as game art goes. But those are individual portraits by some very talented artist(s); and probably took years.
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Dungeon Craft - Artwork / Re: Portrait Wizard
« Last post by ProphetSword on February 21, 2018, 05:35:29 PM »
Also, in case anyone is interested what Portrait Wizard looks like, I've taken some screenshots of me using it to create a female vampire character.  It is very simple to use.

The final screenshot shows what you can do if you want to drop it in another art program like Photoshop or Gimp.  In this case, I attempted to make it look like an old EGA style image.

If you're the kind of person who wishes they could make their own portraits for a project, it's worth the $20 (or less, if you can get it on sale).

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Dungeon Craft - Artwork / Re: Portrait Wizard
« Last post by ProphetSword on February 21, 2018, 05:19:11 PM »
I tweaked the one from above and did a new one.  Is this the kind of dark you would want?

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Dungeon Craft - Artwork / Re: Portrait Wizard
« Last post by manikus on February 21, 2018, 01:04:17 PM »
These look nice, ProphetSword.

If you want to do more, I would really love to have a nice selection of Drow/Dark Elf portraits. I am the kind who doesn't think elves should have facial hair, if that is of any consideration. I don't know what kind of control you have over the skin colors, but (as long as I'm requesting) I would like the dark elves to be, er, darker. ;)
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Dungeon Craft - Artwork / Re: Portrait Wizard
« Last post by Dinonykos on February 21, 2018, 04:16:47 AM »
It looks quite interesting, and I guess the resulting pictures could also be "uatuized", for example.
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General Discussion / Re: Reading Recommendations
« Last post by Nol Drek on February 19, 2018, 10:05:26 PM »
  • The Last Unicorn - Peter S. Beagle
  • American Gods - Neil Gaiman
  • The Elric Saga - Michael Moorcock
  • A Deepness in the Sky - Vernor Vinge
  • Tales of the Dying Earth - Jack Vance
  • The Book of the New Sun - Gene Wolfe

A novel which is in the public domain and can be read online for free:
  • The King of Elfland's Daughter - Lord Dunsany
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General Discussion / Re: Playing FRUA on an iPad
« Last post by hans on February 19, 2018, 02:23:26 PM »
...If you're still interested, I can walk you through how to get it up and running...
 

I don't have an iPad, but it's easy for me to see how helpful and valuable such a walkthrough could be to many people (and good for our community's growth and longevity).  I recommend you do one and consider making it a sticky (perhaps in FAQs).   :)
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General Discussion / Re: Playing FRUA on an iPad
« Last post by ProphetSword on February 19, 2018, 01:55:52 PM »
I got it to work using a program called iMazing, which seems to be safe according to the Internet and the virus scanner I have.  Anyway, the free version only allows you to make 100 copies to or from your iPad.  Luckily if you have all your DOS stuff in one directory, copying that entire directory only counts as 1 copy, so that's good.

If you're still interested, I can walk you through how to get it up and running.

Here's a screenshot I took of Champions of Krynn running in demo mode on my iPad in portrait mode...

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