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Colors, I need your help with it!

Post by Flaming Tiger » Sat Mar 22, 2008 8:38 pm

Hi, I am making a BZFlag server, or arena, whatever you want to call it, and I want your opinions on colors since I am making it capture the flag. If this is in the wrong place, I'm sorry, I didn't know where to put it... All opinions wanted.
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Post by F687/s » Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:38 pm

Assuming you're making a 2-team CTF, here are some good color choices:
-Red vs. Blue
-Red vs. Green
-Red vs. Purple
-Blue vs. Green
-Blue vs. Purple
-Green vs. Purple

Here are some bad color choices:
-Blue vs. Black
-Red vs. Vermillion
-Clear vs. Opaque
-Periwinkle vs. Rainbow

Really, the color choices don't matter. Go with whatever you want. I tend to stick with Red vs. Blue, but that's a personal decision, and you don't have to use it.

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Post by Anthony » Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:44 pm

i like red vs blue too

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Post by clarahobbs » Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:23 pm

Red vs. blue, or red vs. green I say.
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Post by ts » Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:34 pm

Red versus green is a not so good idea. Green blind people won't see the difference between red and green tanks.

If you have rogues (yellow) and greens then red blind people won't see the difference between yellow and green tanks.


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Post by Knox » Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:08 am

purp vs. blue!
i think thats the best!

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Post by khazhyk » Sun Mar 23, 2008 3:38 am

Red vs. Purple seems to work for a lot of people.
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Post by scorchgeek » Sat May 09, 2009 1:19 pm

Blue vs. Purple is also a bad choice for color-blind people. To summarize:

Normally good choices:
[*]Red vs. Blue
[*]Red vs. Purple
[*]Green vs. Blue
[*]Green vs. Purple

Bad choices:
[*]Red vs. Green
[*]Green vs. Purple

Being colorblind myself, I know I have TK'd people on several occasions while shooting at long range because I thought they were on the other team. Especially on Blue vs. Purple maps, I find myself having to hit Identify before shooting, and even then I sometimes hit the wrong people.

Seeing that this can be fixed by simply choosing colors with more contrast, it shouldn't be that much of a problem. Great game BTW--it's just a small annoyance for me.

Edit: I'm sorry about bringing this topic back after it had already moved to the next page, but I thought it would be good to reinforce the message for anyone considering new maps.

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Re: Colors, I need your help with it!

Post by Amoeba » Sun May 24, 2009 8:41 pm

scorchgeek, if you have the TK problem a lot, why don't you change the textures to different colors? I think all you need to do is go into the directory with the images and either edit the existing ones or make new ones with the same names.

Flaming Tiger, I think you mean you're making a map. A server is the site that hosts a map.

And anyone who says rogues are yellow is not using his eyes, by default the tanks are black, though their shots may be yellow.

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EDIT: And now I forgot to say I think red vs. blue would be lovely and classic.

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Post by scorchgeek » Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:35 pm

That works quite well. Only one problem: There don't seem to be textures for the team flags. How could I change those--or are those in a different spot?

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Re: Colors, I need your help with it!

Post by blast » Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:11 am

scorchgeek wrote:That works quite well. Only one problem: There don't seem to be textures for the team flags. How could I change those--or are those in a different spot?
In 2.0.x, there was only a single flag texture. The team flag coloring is down with OpenGL. In 3.0.0 there will be a texture for each team flag.
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Post by scorchgeek » Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:43 pm

Thanks! Other than that, it works great. I'll just play carefully sometimes not knowing what color the flags are until the next version.

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