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Old 10-10-2001, 04:00 PM   #1
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A few days ago I downloaded some portraits from this very page. I unzipped them and loaded them into my ToB portraits file. The problem is, only two portraits show up on the portraits custom screen. Help is need plz!

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Old 10-10-2001, 04:18 PM   #2

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Maybe their names are too loong. SoA only allows 8 characters.
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Old 10-24-2001, 05:50 AM   #3

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Originally posted by Ugaya:
Maybe their names are too loong. SoA only allows 8 characters.
That's correct, of course. And make sure they're in .bmp format as well.
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Old 10-24-2001, 06:10 AM   #4
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I've done this in SoA and sometimes the pictures don't show up in the custom screen but they do when you OK it & go back to the game.

It means you need to know the filename of the bmp you want to change to.

Hope this helps ya...
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Old 10-24-2001, 06:12 AM   #5
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From the readme file.

Custom Portraits:

The measurements for player portraits are 38X60 pixels for
the smaller portraits (8-bit color runs faster but it can be
up to 24 bit color), and 110X170 pixels for the larger
portraits. To use a custom portrait, place it in the
Portraits directory (in the install directory for the game)
and add an S to the end of the small portrait name and an L
to the end of the large portrait - otherwise the two names
must be identical. The names must be 1-7 letters long,
maximum - so the filename with the S or L added to the end
is no longer than 8 total characters. The portrait files
must be in BMP format.

For example:
XXXXXXXS.bmp for small (38x60, 8-bit)
XXXXXXXL.bmp for large (110x170, 24-bit)

For multiplayer, each player must have a copy of the
portraits, otherwise they will see a blank icon instead of
the other player's custom portraits. You will need to
manually send these portraits to your friends as BG2 has
no method of transferring them.

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Old 10-24-2001, 07:48 AM   #6
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I also found out that if you unzip them while the games going, you need to restart the game for them to show up.
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