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We spent the past few weeks tinkering with different Madness Day preloader ideas and ultimately decided to try something a little different this year.
With the advent of Actionscript 3.0, we've suddenly found ourselves having to make two versions of every preloader. Also, with the introduction of our Flash Ads system, ads often take the place of a traditional preloader, which complicates the ability to maintain a unified theme amongst event day submissions.
For Madness Day 2008, we are experimenting with a SPLASH SCREEN. This .FLA file contains a movie clip that you simply paste on your first frame, before pasting your preloader or ad in a layer above it
The splash screen should be aligned to the BOTTOM RIGHT of your stage. To align in Flash, click the splash screen movie clip to select it and press CTRL+ALT+3 to align it right followed by CTRL+ALT+6 to align to the bottom. If this doesn't work, your alignment mode might not be set "to stage." Hit CTRL+ALT+8 to toggle "to stage" and try again. You can also use the alignment toolbar but that's harder for me to explain without pictures. :)
Once the splash screen is in place, you can paste any preloader you want over top of it. This allows everyone to share a universal Madness Day 2008 background theme, while still being empowered to run unique preloaders or Flash Ads.
If you choose not to run an ad, we recommend downloading the new Madness Preloader! If you simply can't stand the splash screen idea, you can just use the preloader by itself and put us in our place... But being a team player is always NICE.
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I've attached some pictures of what your splash screen may look like after you insert an ad or preloader. These shots are based on a 550x400 submission, which is getting a bit cramped. In the future, consider moving towards the standard 16:9 aspect ratio (like widescreen TV). Examples include 600x338, 640x360, 720x405 (my fav) and 800x450. The splash screen will work with any size, as long as you align it to the bottom right. If your submission is less than 400 tall, you might need to slide it down to fit the title. Ok GOOD LUCK. This weekend is the final stretch; Madness Day is on MONDAY! Fuck Garfield.
At 9/19/08 01:01 AM, Pounce wrote: Awesome!
Great fucking contribution.
On a more serious note, I won't be able to contribute to this, as I don't have any copy of flash available to me at the moment. I'm a little disappointed but looking forward to some of the submissions that Madness fans have in store!
Cool, but the madness preloader and splash together looks a bit redundant, with the same picture and all.
At 9/19/08 01:05 AM, Ani-Money wrote: Cool, but the madness preloader and splash together looks a bit redundant, with the same picture and all.
Yeah that's been kinda bugging me. People can get creative with it, maybe stick a hat on him or something.
I wish I knew flash, just so I could download all these sexy preloaders and know what to do with them.
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At 9/19/08 01:00 AM, TomFulp wrote: This weekend is the final stretch; Madness Day is on MONDAY! Fuck Garfield.
Yeah, Fuck Garfield... wait, what?
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Overall, the splash screen idea is rather awesome -- I think you should of strayed from the whole same image of the madness character. It's extremely repetitive. It would of been cool to have various preloaders of different kinds in that style, such as; (Tricky the Clown, Jesus, Hank, etc.)
Let's hope for this Madness Day to be the best yet. I've got a good feeling about it.
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God I thought that Ad was a buttplug or a dildo or something I got really scared because I read the title and it said "Madness preloader" and the first thing I saw was a big pink dick with a smiley face.
But then I saw the awesome one and it was AWESOME.
Kinda reminds me of the Castle Crashers portraits!
No offence but I recon this years Madness Day loader is a fail. The art is good but the animation is crap. Should of made the body and head seperate so people can reanimate it if they downt like it.
At 9/19/08 01:35 AM, Nuttro wrote: No offence but I recon this years Madness Day loader is a fail. The art is good but the animation is crap. Should of made the body and head seperate so people can reanimate it if they downt like it.
This all the way, last year's was nice and animated.
This year all that's animated is a gun moving up and down.
I was wanting to re animate it like you said, and add breathing or whatever, but I dunno.
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At 9/19/08 01:06 AM, Aerosphere wrote: It's ok. It would look A LOT better with out the stupid "moar" meme and just "more".
No meme must be used at all costs. At least 100 years ago over 9000 fanboys decided to rickroll the masses. O RLY YA RLY Do a barrel roll and charge ma lazurah.
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At 9/19/08 01:06 AM, TomFulp wrote: People can get creative with it, maybe stick a hat on him or something.
You're never gonna make it in this field with an unimaginative mind like that, boy.
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Nice splash and preloader.
Speaking of widescreen, I've been thinking of changing to that lately...
But then again, more animation.