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Custom flag colors not working
« on: November 02, 2019, 08:28 PM »
Hey folks,

I've been working on a flag of my own, but they just don't work. I have been following a couple of detailed tutorials, using GIMP and mtPaint, as well as worms info's personal tutorial about making the flags, but it just refuses to work.

The colors show up like a complete mess, or shows entirely different color. I really don't get it. Can you help me, please?
Here are the flags. The Omega symbol is supposed to be purple, but shows red in-game. And the Skynet flag is just a plain mess.



Offline TheMadCharles

Re: Custom flag colors not working
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2019, 10:50 PM »


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Re: Custom flag colors not working
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2019, 10:05 AM »
I followed that, as I mentioned above. It didn't work for me. I followed every step of it.

Offline TheMadCharles

Re: Custom flag colors not working
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2019, 04:29 PM »
Skynet doesn't have enough colors
Omega seems fine for me


Offline HHC

Re: Custom flag colors not working
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2019, 04:32 PM »
Insofar as the pink one goes.. WA seems to recognize only a particular set of colours. Particularly on the purple and cyan-side of things there isn't much to go with.
If you want it to be more purple, make it a lighter shade of purple and see if that does the trick.

Skynet shows up as a mess in my game as well.
Not sure how to fix it as I don't have PSP installed, which I used to use to make worms flags.

Have you tried creating a new plain BMP-image and copying the skynet one into it?  :-[

Also, just a tip in general, it's sometimes good to pixel-edit the image. The supersmall size makes images hard to make out. Sometimes I emphasize aspects to make them stand out better (i.e. make blood drops bigger and brighter red), same could be helpful with the skynet one (less stripes / bigger ones, and make the red brighter)... who knows, this may even fix the visual bug.

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Re: Custom flag colors not working
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2019, 12:39 PM »
edit: yap. Skynet works fine, you just need to add pure, solid black (#000000) to its colour palette.

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Re: Custom flag colors not working
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2019, 05:07 PM »
edit: yap. Skynet works fine, you just need to add pure, solid black (#000000) to its colour palette.

I did that... :( Still doesn't work for me. And neither does Omega symbol. I've read both of your comments, but I just can't get it working. I don't know what I am doing wrong. I use both GIMP and mtPaint.


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Re: Custom flag colors not working
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2019, 05:50 PM »
edit: yap. Skynet works fine, you just need to add pure, solid black (#000000) to its colour palette.

I did that... :( Still doesn't work for me. And neither does Omega symbol. I've read both of your comments, but I just can't get it working. I don't know what I am doing wrong. I use both GIMP and mtPaint.

The one that works for me is in the attachment below.

All I did was open Paint, clicked on Black and then paint bucketted the background. Normal save. And it worked.
« Last Edit: November 09, 2019, 05:52 PM by HHC »

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Re: Custom flag colors not working
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 11:27 AM »
edit: yap. Skynet works fine, you just need to add pure, solid black (#000000) to its colour palette.

I did that... :( Still doesn't work for me. And neither does Omega symbol. I've read both of your comments, but I just can't get it working. I don't know what I am doing wrong. I use both GIMP and mtPaint.

The one that works for me is in the attachment below.

All I did was open Paint, clicked on Black and then paint bucketted the background. Normal save. And it worked.

Ahhhh man...  How? I don't get it. Also I was just doing some grave and I followed all your steps, and also used paint bucket on background, and the cursed thing still has messed up color (both flags and graves). I'm using GIMP 2 and mtPaint as suggested in the tutorial.

Offline WTF-8

Re: Custom flag colors not working
« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 12:07 PM »
Just to be sure, you did resave the team after changing the flag file, right?
btw resaved the original Skynet flag in IrfanView, works

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Re: Custom flag colors not working
« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 10:48 PM »
Just to be sure, you did resave the team after changing the flag file, right?
btw resaved the original Skynet flag in IrfanView, works

O... M... G...! Unbelievable!! I made it work! Thanks to using IrfanView! :O :O I did just as you said. And it worked! Also fixed the grave problem I have, and all I did was re-save it with that program. I don't get it... why does this happen? Thanks a lot!