That's utterly psychotic.
Are you talking about the screenshot of "Tiger Stadium" I posted in your forum months ago? Dude, if so, you need to re-evaluate. I never claimed I made that. In fact, IIRC it was in the same thread in which you posted your original ballpark overlay. Maybe it was a different thread, but that was before I started doing any editing of the stadiums whatsoever. I posted it to show how it looked in the game. In fact, what prompted me to start working on the stadiums was the fact that I was sorely disappointed in the overlay you did. Like the say, though, the failure of others is what brings about the greatest creativity.
FYI, I edited my post because I didn't think it was fair to make those comments, and I should have just kept that thought to myself. But if you want the truth, no, I didn't think your work was up to the standard I wanted. Sorry if that hurts. I do thank you for making the attempt. It showed me that it was possible to make it look more like I wanted it to look.
Never said I thought my work was anything other than how I wanted it to look. Please do not put words in my mouth. I posted it here because I thought it represented an improvement, and people asked that I share it. That's all. Your tastes are obviously different. Good for you.
Let me go into specifics about how my overlays are actually done, and how I did the very first I made, for Baltimore Memorial Stadium, so that your ego can take a rest.
The first step is to find a suitable field diagram. I have managed to find unique ones for almost every baseball field past or present. This is important--using one baseball diamond configuration for every field is not authentic, because almost no two of them are the same.
After creating a mask out of the dirt portion of the diagram, I resize it, based upon actual field dimensions. You'll recall you botched this with your effort and I had to politely remind you that feet were not the same as yards.
I have several different textures I use for the dirt. After selecting a specific one for the specific field, I apply the mask to Gary Sorrell's faux field template, and THE the real work begins--erasing the yardlines, goal lines, hash marks, sidelines and re-painting them on the dirt sections only--tricky, given that the lines in Gary's template are actually off by several pixels. It is a great tool, but I always start over after positioning the field, in order to get the lines to match as well as possible. By the way--none of the work I have done on the baseball meshes is a full-field covering, UNLIKE yours. It was obvious to me that no full-field mesh is going to look right, given the low resolution. The mesh should always be confined to the smallest possible coverage area.
After the dirt is placed and the lines added, and the dirt/lines are darkened to blend in with the default game textures, the end zones have to be matched. Copying the end zone area of the mesh, re-sizing it, pasting it into a 500X100 end zone overlay, and cleaning it up takes a great deal of time--when done carefully. After some trial and error in making sure the positions and colors are right, the end zone areas of the mesh are then deleted.
Finally, the numbers are added, darkened to match, and moved around pixel by pixel until they look right and cover any existing number fragments from the default field.
Only then does a "baseball" mesh meet my standards.
Every one of them that has been pasted in this thread features my own work, performed exactly in that fashion. You are a liar if you claim differently. Whatever was posted on your forum was your own mesh, and IMHO it looked awful. [edit--sorry, I forgot one posted there which I did make--the last one, a beta for Baltimore Memorial]
As for uniforms, that isn't my interest area, other than bringing the game back into a different era. The ones I've done suit me perfectly well. That busy bright cartoonish crap they wear nowadays doesn't interest me at all. No offense. If that is what you like, then go for it.
But you really are wrong about the ballpark thing. The baseball field meshes I have made originally, which have been posted in this thread, are totally new creations. You should be able to see that quite clearly because, if you will recall, yours was positioned so that the entire baseball diamond fit inside the field borders, and this is not authentic. A real diamond has foul lines, warning track, on deck circles, and usually quite a bit of it is positioned OUTSIDE the field. Common sense should tell you that I did my own work on that. Sorry if you feel slighted, or can't accept that, but it is true. I hope this clears this up once and for all. You enjoy making things for the game, and so do I. You obviously have different tastes than I do. Just let it go.
< Message edited by Argyle1968 -- 2/16/2010 7:58:55 PM >