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#1 Surma

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 04:32 PM

I am sort of into game modding and i have been trying to create a picture which includes fully transparent pixels (alpha to 0). I paint my pixels, have both tried my own colour settings as well as picking colour from an existing file. According to a guide for photoshop it should be saved as a 24-bit uncompressed .tga, but when i save it all the transparents become fully white instead and it behaves the same in-game.

The guide mentioned above instructs me to:
"go to your Selections menu at the top and choose “select all” (or Ctrl a) then go to the Selections menu again and select Selections>Modify>Transparent color. (or Ctrl t), Leave the setting on black and 0 tolerance. Go to your Selections menu, and choose Save to Alpha Channel"

Is what i am doing the same as described here?
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Posted 07 April 2010 - 05:18 PM

Hello Surma.

I just tried the same, and 24-bit .tga loses transparency in PDN. 32-bit works fine though.

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 03:39 AM

Problem is, i dont think the game accepts 32-bit .tga's. Isnt there a way to "save to alpha channel" like in photoshop? in the meanwhile, i'll try. I might point out that there are already stock files with transparents and i think they are 24-bit. the folder is called rgb, not rgba and every mod guide out there says that they have to be 24-bit.
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Posted 16 April 2010 - 09:22 AM

Just tried a 32-bit and the game did accept it. Whoever said that you cant use 32-bit .tga's in Star Trek: Armada was obviously wrong...
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