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Old February 22nd, 2018, 08:48 AM
I decided to take a spike and try to set up a different border style for my character sheets in Planet Mercenary. I would like to make them look like the official character sheet:


What I'm currently getting on the character sheet:


This is identical to what I was getting when I was using 'border="solid"'.

The relevant code:
Bubble Border
Code:
<!-- border used for character sheet bubbles -->
<resource
  id="bubble"
  issystem="no"
  isbuiltin="no">
  <border>
    <topleft bitmap="bubble_topleft.bmp"/>
    <topright bitmap="bubble_topright.bmp"/>
    <bottomleft bitmap="bubble_bottomleft.bmp"/>
    <bottomright bitmap="bubble_bottomright.bmp"/>
    <left bitmap="bubble_left.bmp"/>
    <top bitmap="bubble_top.bmp"/>
    <right bitmap="bubble_right.bmp"/>
    <bottom bitmap="bubble_bottom.bmp"/>
    </border>
  </resource>
Style
Code:
<!-- center-aligned for output with border-->
<style
  id="outBNormCt"
  border="bubble">
  <style_output
    textcolor="000000"
    font="ofntnormal"
    alignment="center">
    </style_output>
  </style>
Name Portal
Code:
<portal
  id="oHeroName"
  style="outBNormCt">
  <output_label>
    <labeltext><![CDATA[
      @text = hero.actorname
      ]]>
      </labeltext>
    </output_label>
  </portal>
And, for good measure, the bitmaps I'm using are in the attached zip file (probably because BMP isn't a very secure format, I can't upload those images).
Attached Images
File Type: png Char Sheet Name.png (2.5 KB, 54 views)
File Type: png Actual.png (2.2 KB, 56 views)
Attached Files
File Type: zip bubble_images.zip (1.6 KB, 1 views)
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Old February 22nd, 2018, 07:56 PM
Although... looking at a few character sheets that use curved edges on their interfaces, it looks like they use square borders on the character sheets. So maybe custom borders are only an interface thing.

I'll skip this for now, but if all else fails, I suspect I can probably make judicious use of bitmaps to layer values into them. They're all a pretty fixed width.
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Old February 23rd, 2018, 07:44 AM
While it's still not working, just noting for future people using this that the eight images require a degree of symetricality. The four corner pieces and the left and right need to have the same width. The four corner pieces and the top and bottom need the same height. I have made those changes in my data files and it still doesn't work on the sheet.
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Old March 9th, 2018, 06:18 AM
^_^ Although, probably worth asking point-blank. Mathias, is it possible to do custom borders on character sheets?
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Old March 11th, 2018, 02:12 PM
I have no experience building the visual elements of a custom border. I'll see if Colen can chime in on this thread.
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Old March 11th, 2018, 04:16 PM
Thank you, Mathias.
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Old July 16th, 2018, 04:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Mathias View Post
I have no experience building the visual elements of a custom border. I'll see if Colen can chime in on this thread.
I know you guys are probably busy gearing up for Gencon, but would DaveM now be the right person to try to loop in afterwards?
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