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AGS Awards 2018 - Awards Client
« on: 14 Jan 2019, 07:36 »

Hi all you beautiful people!

It's that time of year again: the AGS Awards are coming up. This year there's a small team working on the awards client ceremony, and deadlines and stuff, so hopefully things will be a bit more in hand than last year – sorry about that! (We'll be asking for your help in the upcoming months to run some beta tests/dress rehearsals in this thread.) The remaining caveat is that we still have busy lives with limited time available, so although we started slowly last summer, there's still a lot left to be done.

A few improvements have been implemented, though: one is copy-paste from other applications (which should make giving prepared speeches a lot easier), another is animated speech!

However, we don't have all that many avatars that actually have animated speech views: a lot are from games with Sierra-style speech that never had it, for starters. However, there are also a bunch of LucasArts avatars that don't have them imported:



We're asking for your help to get them AGS-ready, so the client team can focus on core features. Otherwise, these avatars will be removed from the client!

What we need are AGS .chr files (which you get from exporting a character from AGS), with standing, walking and speech views (with the heads merged to the bodies in a single sprite). The characters should be in their original, unscaled resolution. Most of the relevant spritesheets are available online, e.g. here:

Monkey Island 1: http://spritedatabase.net/game/1513
Monkey Island 2: http://spritedatabase.net/game/784
Fate of Atlantis: http://spritedatabase.net/game/1629
DOTT: ?
Sam & Max (missing Sam): http://spritedatabase.net/game/1682

If you have some of the other sprites already ripped, that would be helpful too. Any assistance will be credited in the client credits file. Thanks!

PS: This is also pretty much the last chance to make client feature suggestions and requests. (Anything you say will almost certainly already be on the list, but it can be useful to know which things to prioritize.)
« Last Edit: 14 Jan 2019, 07:41 by Snarky »

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Re: AGS Awards 2018 - Awards Client
« Reply #1 on: 15 Jan 2019, 01:59 »
Are you still taking avatars from AGS games?  :cool:

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Re: AGS Awards 2018 - Awards Client
« Reply #2 on: 15 Jan 2019, 07:27 »
Yes. Please fill in this form and send me the avatar character in .chr format. For AGS avatars, I'm interested in the walk/normal view, speech view (if LucasArts-style), and if available, a "special action" view (a short animation of the character doing something cool, flashing a grin, or similar).

I should add that we're not planning to remove AGS avatars that lack speechviews this time around, but in the future we'll probably have to start culling avatars that haven't been used.

Re: AGS Awards 2018 - Awards Client
« Reply #3 on: 15 Jan 2019, 10:57 »
Hey, is there a date limit?

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Re: AGS Awards 2018 - Awards Client
« Reply #4 on: 15 Jan 2019, 12:11 »
Let's say a month from today to be safe.