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    making programs pretty

    I've found that working on my number guessing game I can't seem to get it looking nice. Does everyone have problems with this and would it help if I had a splash screen at the start?

    For me, it's far easier to write the code for a script than to make the interface look good.

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    Re: making programs pretty

    Same here, I find Programming the easy part.

    Graphics and Presentation are far more tedious but the Splash Screen is a good idea.
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    Re: making programs pretty

    You can do some rather easy graphics using tbgl. You don't have to do a full blown graphics program. Just even using the bmp font or font building that is built in, you can have numerous colors, transparency, bring in a few bmp files.

    If you want sketch out an idea on paper or draw it in a paint program, I and am sure Petr, and perhaps Mike will be glad to help you out.
    At least get it started for you and then you can see how easy and fun it is to use tbgl.
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    Re: making programs pretty

    Hi sandy,

    I think it should be no problem in TBGL,
    just sketch the idea and post it here

    Bad guess and number explodes and ... err


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    Re: making programs pretty

    Sandy, can you provide a little sketch so I can see what I can do with my photoshop/InkScape skills to help you?
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    Re: making programs pretty

    The main problem is that I don't have any ideas to sketch.... in fact, I haven't been able to think of anything.

    I'll post if I'm able to come up with something.

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    Re: making programs pretty

    Ok, maybe I will have an idea then. And it won't be just a splashscreen, right? You want to turn your game from a console app into a graphical app, right?
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    Re: making programs pretty

    Ok, maybe I will have an idea then. And it won't be just a splashscreen, right? You want to turn your game from a console app into a graphical app, right?
    I must admit that I hadn't thought about making it a graphical app. That is an idea though. I don't know if I'll do that or not. Now that I have made a 'winner's score board' and am testing the script to make sure it works right, I thought it might be nice to have some kind of nice intro screen.

    I plan to post the updated script soon.

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    Re: making programs pretty

    I'm looking forward to it.
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    Re: making programs pretty

    Me too,

    hope I will impove my guessing skills before this release


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