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Offline Desdinova (OP)

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I made a utility program for making custom ribbons
« on: April 03, 2020, 10:22:17 PM »
Months ago, I started a simple utility program to make creating custom medal ribbons easier. With the C# release being imminent I figured I'd share it with the community since I imagine I'm not the only one who might want to create custom ribbons, or be uncomfortable using real-world military awards.

Here's some example ribbons it can create:




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Offline Garfunkel

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Re: I made a utility program for making custom ribbons
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2020, 05:49:11 PM »
Great idea!
 

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Re: I made a utility program for making custom ribbons
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2020, 11:59:16 AM »
Ohhh! Where was that a decade ago when I was making campaign ribbons for my STO fleet! Thanks for making this!
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Re: I made a utility program for making custom ribbons
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2020, 12:31:22 PM »
I just posted a new version. It now creates a fabric-like texture that I think greatly enhances how the ribbons look:



I want to add some new elements that can be put on ribbons, like stars, skulls etc. I'm open to any feature suggestions.
 
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Re: I made a utility program for making custom ribbons
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2020, 12:50:37 PM »
I like your ribbon creator very much and am happy that you consider adding icons so i would suggest:
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Planets
Ringplanets
Moons(maybe with small craters to distinguish them? is that even possible on that resolution?)
Asteroid or Asteroids
Stars
Rocket(the mockup kind)
Missile, Missiles
a single Eye
Fire
Crown
Weapon(like, a Rifle or something maybe)
Peace Symbol(Bird with a twig in its mouth maybe)
 

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Re: I made a utility program for making custom ribbons
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2020, 02:13:48 PM »
Quote from: Desdinova link=topic=10626. msg120615#msg120615 date=1586367082
I want to add some new elements that can be put on ribbons, like stars, skulls etc.  I'm open to any feature suggestions.

I would suggest Bronze, Silver, Gold stars.  Even multiples perhaps? For example if an award is received multiple times it will display multiple bronze stars, then upgraded to silver and henceforth.  Also "V" device , i. e.  the Combat V. 
 

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Re: I made a utility program for making custom ribbons
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2020, 03:01:58 PM »
I'll try to add that but it's up to Steve to allow a different image in place of multiple awards.
 

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Re: I made a utility program for making custom ribbons
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2020, 05:16:55 PM »
Quote from: Desdinova link=topic=10626. msg120620#msg120620 date=1586376118
I'll try to add that but it's up to Steve to allow a different image in place of multiple awards.

Oh I'd never expect Steve to add a functionality for that.  Although simple, it only adds a slight RPG element.  I'd assumed someone would remove the previous award and award the following one with any added decorations.  But thanks for this utility, sorry I did not say that before!
 

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Re: I made a utility program for making custom ribbons
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2020, 05:20:07 PM »
I played with this the other night and I think I'm more of a fan of the textured look.  I'll be honest and say the thing holding me back was the lack of icons (Stars, Numbers, Wreaths, Oak Leaves, etc).  Add that functionality and I will definitely make my own ribbons with this program rather than use existing ribbons/medals.
 

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Re: I made a utility program for making custom ribbons
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2020, 06:06:34 PM »
I added a new version to the test folder in the google drive. I added an undo button, a checkbox to make the fabric texture optional, and some more graphical elements - just some stars for now.

 
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Re: I made a utility program for making custom ribbons
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2020, 07:47:33 PM »
This is really cool.  Thanks for making this tool and releasing it to the public.  I'm sure it will enhance gameplay for many of us.
 

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Re: I made a utility program for making custom ribbons
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2020, 08:22:00 PM »
I linked this to the droplist under Aurora Utilities.

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Re: I made a utility program for making custom ribbons
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2020, 09:07:26 PM »
New Version is up, with some basic devices added.

 
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Re: I made a utility program for making custom ribbons
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2020, 02:49:33 AM »
This is a really good idea.
 

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Re: I made a utility program for making custom ribbons
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2020, 03:07:30 AM »
I couldn't get it to run on windows7
I guess I'll be making my ribbons on win10
 

 

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