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Transparencies in gamebases splash image

Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:58 pm

I was wondering if it's possible to create transparencies in gamebases splash image.
Thanks in advance.
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Re: Transparencies in gamebases splash image

Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:33 pm

The Splash can be JPG, GIF or BMP.

When i have made a splash.GIF with a transparent background colour, i got stange results.
I could see part of a file explorer window graphic (in the background transparency) on the desktop (when no window was open).
So there is a bug or incompatability in the vb6 code.
but feel free to try various transparent splashes and report back.
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Re: Transparencies in gamebases splash image

Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:07 pm

.mad. wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:33 pm
The Splash can be JPG, GIF or BMP.

When i have made a splash.GIF with a transparent background colour, i got stange results.
I could see part of a file explorer window graphic (in the background transparency) on the desktop (when no window was open).
So there is a bug or incompatability in the vb6 code.
but feel free to try various transparent splashes and report back.
I do not usually ask without experimenting before. I have had the same results as you. Saving as a .gif, where transparencies are expected, white backgrounds mixed with the desktop appears. Anyway, we will continue experimenting with other image formats.
Thanks .mad.
P.S. I have no idea what vb6 code is. :wink:
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Re: Transparencies in gamebases splash image

Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:34 am

manguan wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:07 pm
P.S. I have no idea what vb6 code is. :wink:
Visual Basic 6. It is what Gamebase was written in.
Jimbo was in the process of converting it to .net, but I have no idea if he is still working on it.
I have a lot of respect for Gamebase creators, maintainers & supporters.
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Re: Transparencies in gamebases splash image

Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:23 am

Hidron wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:34 am
manguan wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:07 pm
P.S. I have no idea what vb6 code is. :wink:
Visual Basic 6. It is what Gamebase was written in.
Jimbo was in the process of converting it to .net, but I have no idea if he is still working on it.
I'm sorry but I'm a novice in the subject. Thanks.

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