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Vinyl Scratch osu! skin

Started by unknownloner, December 31, 2014, 12:05:20 pm

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unknownloner

December 31, 2014, 12:05:20 pm Last Edit: December 31, 2014, 12:06:57 pm by unknownloner
Got bored of what existing osu! skins there are, so I figured I'd try my hand at making one and see how it goes. For those not aware, an osu! 'skin' allows you to customize the way the entire game looks pretty much. Almost every UI and game element is themeable. If you're not even sure what 'osu!' is, go HERE!

I decided to go with a skin based on Vinyl Scratch because I figure osu! is a rhythm game, so it makes sense to go with a music pony. I'm sure there's probably already some Vinyl skin out there, but I want to try and make my own regardless. I'm going for sort-of a neon glow look for the UI and text, but I'm trying not to go overboard with it, so I'm not making all the game elements glow or anything like that.

As I'm not exactly an artist, this thing includes many vectors shamelessly stolen borrowed from other artists. I'm also not exactly a designer, so if anything seems to go against basic rules of 'making things look good' lemme know!

Suggestions for improvements / ideas for how to skin different UI elements welcome. I'm especially trying to figure out what to do for the game modifier settings, because each one has it's own icon. (by mods I mean these).

Lots of screenshots, so spoilers ahoy so they don't eat the screen

Circles:
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Slider:
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Random combo burst:
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Spinner:
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Back button (rest of UI isn't themed yet)
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Section pass/fail
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DJ Omnimaga

Ooh I love how this came out. Everything blends well together. :)

Juju

Yep, I agree. Nice Vinyl theme.
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Keoni29

Havent played that game yet. Downloading now.
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unknownloner

Score/ranking screen seems to work! I figured the 'perfect combo' image would be a good place for the bass cannon to make an appearance. I'm considering going back and making the fill on the score numbers match the fill on the 'PERFECT', but I'm not sure. I might do it later to see how it looks but I'd rather work on other parts of the skin first.

  
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DJ Omnimaga

I like this too :D and seriously, everything fits so well together, with the ponies and colors. :D

unknownloner

Well, spent some time mapping a song I never finished mapping (still not done) so I could record myself playing the map with the skin :D.

  
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DJ Omnimaga

Seriously, that game looks hard! O.O

But I like how the skin turned out, seriously. Is it possible to do more old school skins, by the way? (For example, having pixelated, NES style Mario graphics)

Also lol at when the white pony appeared. It did a Super Mario Bros Pause sound :P

unknownloner

That's the default 'section-pass' sound :P
And you can do pixelated, but I'm not sure how it'd look. The game would scale it up at certain points and you can't force it to use nearest-neighbor scaling so it might look a little fuzzy depending on your game resolution.

  
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DJ Omnimaga

Oh, too bad we can't use nearest neighbor. Forget about the idea, then. :P (I hate how Nintendo 64 emulators or web browsers blur scaled up 2D graphics sometimes).

unknownloner

Also, perhaps this will make the game seem a little less intimidating :D

  
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DJ Omnimaga

Hm that seems more reasonable for my reflexes, unless of course we need to use multiple keys. Definitively much easier than the other songs, though.

At Stepmania I can't even beat a song at lowest difficulty.

unknownloner

There's one action: 'click'
You can do that with Z, X, left mouse btn, or right mouse btn, but it doesn't matter because its the same action.
Most high rank players use just keyboard, but some will use mouse or keyboard by itself for most of the song, and then quickly alternate between the two for fast sections.

  
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DJ Omnimaga

Ah ok good. In Guitar Hero if you are not used to playing a real guitar it can take a while to get used to both hitting the strum bar and buttons simultaneously and in Dance Dance Revolution you got 4 arrows and when you have to react fast I can't imagine how hard it must be to play with a dance mat. O.O

Streetwalrus

Nice theme. I like the girl in the background too (no not the pony :P).

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