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Old 11-24-2001, 03:58 AM   #1
Mitro Jellywadder
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How do you get your custom portraits to work? I've read that you might need to resize them, but when I check the attributes, they are the correct size. When I choose the custom appearance option, I can get the name of the picture I am trying to use, but I keep getting the blank screen with a question mark through it. I have added the S and the L to the end of the small and large portraits, respectively. Nothing seems to work. Any help would be appreciated and thanks in advance.
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Old 11-24-2001, 04:22 AM   #2
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Taken from the Readme file.
quote:
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 11-24-2001, 04:47 AM   #3
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That's the same info I have and I can't get it to work. I've tried using s and S or l and L. I've tried three letter names up to seven letter names. Nothing seems to work. I'll try to download a couple more pictures and use them. Maybe it's the picture I have.
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Old 11-24-2001, 08:33 AM   #4
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Yeah, I've got the swame problem. I'll add my thanks if there's any help.
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Old 11-24-2001, 09:17 AM   #5
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Have you restarted the game after adding in the portraits?
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Old 11-25-2001, 08:28 AM   #6
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Originally posted by Dundee Slaytern:
Have you restarted the game after adding in the portraits?


No..I'll try it though.....

Nope, that doesn't work either. Oh well, I guess she'll look like Mazzy forever.
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Old 11-25-2001, 12:05 PM   #7
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? Can you e-mail me the portraits you are trying to use? I will check and see if they are a-okay.
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Old 11-25-2001, 03:33 PM   #8
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Originally posted by Dundee Slaytern:
? Can you e-mail me the portraits you are trying to use? I will check and see if they are a-okay.


I fixed it. When I went to attach the files to the e-mail, I noticed it was saved as LadyDL.bmp.bmp I just opened it with paint and saved it under a different name. Works now. Thanks.


Edit: Did you receive my e-mail?
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Old 11-25-2001, 06:05 PM   #9
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Mitro, I'm glad that worked for you, but it's Greek to me
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Old 11-25-2001, 06:24 PM   #10
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Originally posted by Galadria:
Mitro, I'm glad that worked for you, but it's Greek to me


Sorry to hear that Galadria. Are the pictures in "Portraits"? Maybe my first problem was I didn't capitalize my folder. Other than that, have you checked the properties on them? If they are the right size, open them in a paint program and save them as a different name, with a capital L (large) and S (small) at the end. I don't know how my .bmp got doubled up at the end, but that was the final problem.
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