Tag: technical

Cork on a fork

This is Jiub. Jiub is the first person you see in Morrowind. He also has a fairly unique head so it was fitting to use him as my first experiment. Easy to test. This Jiub, being my first attempt, is a little crude compared… Continue Reading “Cork on a fork”

Tablet 2.0

Upgrade Over a month ago, the pen for my trusty Wacom Bamboo tablet (see first post ever) broke. This was quite disheartening as I love having an art tablet and it was hard to be motivated without it. After much research and reflection, I… Continue Reading “Tablet 2.0”

Doors and Floors

  Get it together man Now that I have finished the “walls and halls”, it’s time to renovate the doors and remaining floors. I have finished almost all the ground textures though (well a few could used tweaked too). In the past, I just… Continue Reading “Doors and Floors”

Do not fear it is “I”

Letters count? Awhile back I had posted that I had learned that I could update the font files. I never liked the font in Arena as it was too flowery for readability at such a low resolution. Each letter in the fonts was ranged… Continue Reading “Do not fear it is “I””

Is that 80’s fashion?

The straight and narrow Some days I can blaze through images getting 5 or 6 done in a sitting, then other days just part of an image can take a couple days. When it comes to the Arena Depixelization Project (ADP), the easier ones… Continue Reading “Is that 80’s fashion?”

Wake up! You were dreaming.

Early on Back about 4 1/2 years ago, I had just gotten into computer graphic design. I spent the first 1/2 a year experimenting and learning how to use the editing software (GIMP). One of the games I messed with was Morrowind, my favorite game. It… Continue Reading “Wake up! You were dreaming.”

“I’m not dead yet!”

Not quitting Real life (RL) hits most enthusiast artists and game modders extra hard at some time or another, as it did me (I had the trifecta of work, family, and computer problems). Since most of us do this for fun, we have fit it into our leisure time. Some days, there is practically no free time. But… Continue Reading ““I’m not dead yet!””

The start of the gold rush….

The tool that saved the  Arena Depixelization Project (ADP) Last post, I covered the Arena Font Editor, 1 of 3 tools that I use to edit TES:Arena graphics (and fonts). The font editor is part of the Arena Modding Suite by Hallfiry. The other… Continue Reading “The start of the gold rush….”

Alphabet Soup in Tamriel

Letters from long ago After the recent work on the user interface, I decided to take a hack at changing the fonts. Arena fonts are stored as DAT files (the file extension that a lot of the text tables use). There are 9 separate font… Continue Reading “Alphabet Soup in Tamriel”

Polka dot shirts with checkered pants

Interface One item that bothered me was that the interface elements didn’t really match. It seemed as each screen had it’s own style, particularly when you compare the “esc” menu and the inventory. Once I knew I could edit the inventory backgrounds, I wanted… Continue Reading “Polka dot shirts with checkered pants”