[messages] [Module Design] Re: Which modules use NATO-style counters without image files?
tar at isi.edu
Wed Oct 6 11:44:51 MST 2010
On Oct 5, 2010, at 10:43 PM, scs wrote:
> The phrase "without image files" turned out to be misleading. VASSAL
> builds an image file if you use the module editor to create
> a game piece. I should have asked how to make NATO-style game pieces
> without providing externally generated images of them.
The Game Piece Images feature supports this. It's part of the Vassal
> Because I never could figure out how to make game pieces efficiently,
> I've been exploring how to draw them using a perl script
> that first generates postscript, then runs ghostscript (a linux
> postsript interpretor) to make png files. If there's interest, I
> post some code. I works, but has some limitations and does not produce
> beautiful art.
Well, I would script this using ImageMagick instead of going the
But also see Joel's comments about SVG. I think producing that
directly would be the superior option.
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