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This item is a graphics resource
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-11-15
 Author: Roberto  Lavieri. Galactic Graphics. Download this new set of graphics used in Roberto Lavieri's games![All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Joost Brugh wrote on 2006-03-01 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Very cool Graphics. Now I understand where those slightly different graphics in some Zillions implementations came from. I was used to the 26 in the Game Courier set.

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2003-11-16 UTC
Let me add another reason why descriptive names are preferable. Game Courier normally displays all the pieces in a set at the bottom of the page, and it puts the image name in ALT text. So when you place your mouse cursor over a piece, it shows you the image name. When names are descriptive, this provides users of Game Courier with very useful information. Someone designing a preset can use this information to tell whether a set has appropriate pieces for a game and to choose the right pieces. But when image names are just letters, the ALT text provides users with no useful information. In fact, if a set were made that matches a set of some other design, the information provided in the ALT text could be more confusing than helpful. For example, some other sets associate the Cannon with c/C. If a Galactic set were made that matched one of these sets, a user placing his cursor over the Cannon image at c would see 'a.gif' in the ALT text.

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2003-11-16 UTCGood ★★★★
It's good that the new pieces have descriptive names instead of letter names. This practice ought to be extended to all the pieces. Did you use letter names because Game Courier uses letters to identify pieces? The letters used to represent pieces are defined in a set file, not in the piece names themselves. If someone wanted to make sets of your pieces that match the sets made with other piece designs, the letter names given to the pieces would be of no help at all.

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2003-11-15 UTC
This page could use a legend telling what the pieces are.

L. Lynn Smith wrote on 2003-11-15 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Very cool look.

Peter Aronson wrote on 2003-11-14 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Roberto. These are neat and different piece graphics, and I look forward to your expanded set.

Tony Quintanilla wrote on 2003-11-13 UTC
Roberto, I would be glad to help.

Roberto Lavieri wrote on 2003-11-13 UTC
The graphics are incomplete, I have around 15 pairs of other pieces available, but the idea now is prepare a set that can be used with Courier. I have seen that not all the pieces I sent are the most recent version, so I have to update it soon, adding the pieces missing and the last versions of some of the pieces. The listed pieces are good, but there are some of them that are a bit bigger or smaller than the most recent versions, and there is perhaps a line of drawn pixels more or less, down in some icons, causing a not-very perceptible sempsation of very little changes of level in the ubbication of pieces on the squares. The immobilizer icon is very old, the new one is bigger, Alternative Queen, alternative Guards-like pieces, alternative Royal pieces, Marshall and Archbishop graphics, alternative equine pieces, and some of ROCOCO pieces are missing in the set, but the icons have been made. Wait one or two weeks, more or less, and I'll update the set, although the posted here can be used perfectly now (When I transform my icons, in BMP format with all colors, to GIF images, the graphic loss quality and color distorts a little, including the pure green used back, appearing many times a halo around the piece, and I have to make additional retouches, so there is some work giving the images in GIF format. TONY: Would you help me creating Presets for some of my games with two buttons: allowing the change of pieces sets used in the game, Alfaerie or Galactic?

Tony Quintanilla wrote on 2003-11-12 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Very nice set of graphics! Imaginative and of high quality. Very chess-like for games.

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