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Title: Shades version 6.1
Post by: VS on June 25, 2010, 11:10:10 AM
Hello,
after some time here is a mostly bugfix version... one new thing is the recoloring tool, which can be used to add easily player colours to your graphics.

Upgrade recommended.

DOWNLOAD (http://vs.simutrans.com/tools/shades_6.1.zip) - less than 1 MB.

(You can get sources at my site.)
Title: Re: Shades version 6.1
Post by: Zeno on June 25, 2010, 11:20:52 AM
Superb! Updated and everything working fine. Great job!! :award:
Title: Re: Shades version 6.1
Post by: IgorEliezer on February 19, 2011, 01:20:45 AM
Just a question: Shades is translatable?
Title: Re: Shades version 6.1
Post by: VS on February 19, 2011, 11:55:36 AM
Yes. Look at the *.po files :P
Title: Re: Shades version 6.1
Post by: Leartin on January 21, 2017, 06:57:54 PM
VS, would it be possible to add transparency, now that it can be used in Simutrans?
Title: Re: Shades version 6.1
Post by: IgorEliezer on January 22, 2017, 01:06:13 AM
VS, would it be possible to add transparency, now that it can be used in Simutrans?
Sheesh, you better send him a private message (perhaps he'll get an email notification). He barely visits the forum every month or two.
Title: Re: Shades version 6.1
Post by: VS on June 22, 2018, 04:24:59 PM
Since I last worked on Shades, the following things stopped working:
  • Delphi 7 was not really supported even back then. And it's been some 10 more years or so? I think there wasn't too much functionality depending on "calling the mothership", but still I would have to make it think it's registered, somehow. It also runs reliably only on Windows XP.
  • Delphi >7 is not free of charge.
  • The library for graphics is no longer developed and likely not compatible with Lazarus.
  • The library I used for loading PNGs was abandoned even back then.
To summarize, the world has moved on and I can not easily resurrect the sources, even if I had the space to do so.

EDIT: Ha, curious - graphics32 is on github (https://github.com/graphics32) and has a helper lib for png, plus Lazarus support. Tempting :) Also, now that I have more Linux machines than Windows, I could look into making it work elsewhere...

EDIT2: Haha, Delphi now costs almost 2 thousand €. I should have started saving when I was out of school :D Good luck milking that cow!