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UPDATE: I have fixed bugs with the Minecraft, Deus Ex, and League of Legends Banners. Please download again!

UPDATE 2: ...and a bug with the JC2 banner. Fuck me. lol

I'm a guy who loves to display my games and so forth, but with the advent of digital gaming and distribution, I don't have boxes laying around that I can display. For some time I've been looking for something that allows me to display my games on my desktop in a way reminiscent of boxes on a shelf... or say, like the DDR interface, but never found anything satisfactory. So, I improvised and did it myself.

GameBanners is a collection of simple Rainmeter buttons created in Rainpad. The banners themselves are a combination of resources found around the internet put together in Photoshop.


This was created for personal use, so I don't intend to supply a lot of support. Nonetheness, if you need any help feel free to ask here and I'll see what I can do.

Steam games in this list are set up as Steam links. Non-steam games like Guild Wars 2 link to their respective folder paths. If you would like to link to a non-Steam game through Steam, follow these instructions:

1. In your steam library, right click the game and click "Create Desktop Shortcut."
2. On the desktop, find the shortcut. Right click it and select "Properties."
3. Under "URL," copy the entire line starting with "steam://" and ending in a series of numbers, which is the game's ID.
4. Right click the GameBanner you wish to change, and find the following line:
LeftMouseUpAction = !Execute ["URL HERE"]
5. Replace the "URL HERE" text with the URL you copied from the game shortcut's properties window between the quotes. Save, and exit Notepad.
6. Right click the Rainmeter skin, and click "Refresh skin."
7. You're done! You're also free to delete the desktop shortcut you created, if you'd like.

If you would like to create your own banners using this style, you may use the PSD file here: [link]
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Production Time: 5 hours
Explanation

This project was to help provide an alternate view of the Halo universe and story.

Throughout the duration of Halo and Halo 2, the player was always forced into a first-person perspective, only leaving it to help provide requirements to better explain the story. My goal with this project was to shed light on a lesser documented piece of the universe, the Marines.

Above, you see an ODST propped up into a corner with notable damage done to his face, as well as his surroundings. You will also note the placement/choice of his weapon, which I placed to help explain his mission, and possible reasoning for being where he is. As well as a helmet which was removed despite being a direct breech of combat protocol, in regards to obvious exasperation.
Technical Objectives

The background image in this piece was taken from a photograph, then brought into Photoshop for proper modification to help fit the night time atmosphere, as well as to give an artistic feel that was lacking. The 3D aspects were then aligned to match the Field of View degrees, and angle to match that of the background image, as well as the Camera’s image compression quality and film grain. Global Illumination was provided by a custom HDRI. Accents were provided by dim omni light sources with minimal attenuations to help provide ambiance.

ODST and Sniper rifle assets were extracted from the game, then modified to fit an overall higher resolution to better be viewed in a medium that was not limited by frame rate. Environment diffuse textures were in-game assets that were extracted, and re-painted to better fit still art. All specular, ambient, detail, normal, glossy, and displacement maps were created in Photoshop 8 CS2.

All shaders were custom made within 3D Studio Max. My goal with the environment shaders was to bring a softer, much more organic approach to the environment to better contrast with the ODST, and his equipment. All shaders outside of the environment were re-created to exact ingame specifications on the first draft. Everything from diffuse, to Perpendicular/Parallel cubemap RGB tint offsets were to match in-game.

On my second draft, I re-did assets that could be touched up to provide the most drastic difference in the end scene result, in main regards to the exclusion of having to run in real-time. Some of these included taking the cubemap from the visor, and using it as a RGB Multiply over a real time reflection. This helped to sustain the familiar purple-tint that fans have grown to know over time to associate with the ODST, but still allowed me to reflect assets within the scene with extreme detail.
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Well, it's this time of the year again and this time I've decided to up my game and instead of just drawing a Santa hat on an existing image, I would do this several times!

In other words, I've made a new animated Xmas/NY avatar for myself out of a clip for Broken by Gorillaz.

I would also like to ask you not to use it as your avatar, at least not until next year Christmas season when I'll create a new one anyway :)

Oh, and Noodle is copyrighted and I obviously not trying to make money and avise everyone else not to do so either.
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Happy New Year to all my watchers and deviant on DA! :)


Resolutions:

2560x1600
1920x1200
1440x900

1600x1200
1280x960

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Only for personal desktop use!
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Visit my YouTube Channel to learn more about the New World Order and how you can join the fight to help bring them down:

[link]

Discover who YOU really are by finding God's pure, beautiful truth at:

[link]

Here are several Google and YouTube searches that will hopefully get you started on your road to personal enlightenment:
"false flag terror"
"false flag operation"
"9/11 truth"
"new world order"
"bilderberg group"
"council on foreign relations"
"trilateral commission"
"illuminati"
"secret societies"
"globalism"
"federal reserve"
"central bank"
"world bank"
"IMF"
"Rothschild"
"Rockefeller"
"Warburg"
"J.P. Morgan"
"Jekyll Island"
"america freedom to fascism"
"Alex Jones"
"the obama deception"
"fall of the republic"
"terrorstorm"

Here are some additional websites to visit to further your education:

InfoWars = [link]
PrisonPlanet = [link]
World Affairs Brief = [link]
Architects & Engineers For 911 Truth = [link]
Remember Building 7 = [link]
Pilots For 911 Truth = [link]
Loose Change (911) = [link]
John Birch Society = [link]
LDS Conservative = [link]
LDS Liberty = [link]
Awake & Arise = [link]
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Ask and ye shall recieve...
Especially for ~spookshow who wanted a triple-screen version...
Unfortunately theres no tri-display category, so I'll stick it here in the dual section. Hope no one notices...

Dual Screen (3200x1200) version available ---> [link]
Single Screen (1600x1200) version available ---> [link]
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1920x1080 at 72 dpi

Non-commercial use only.
(c) Magnaen

Available as prints, posters and iPhone cases here: [link]
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Im not really sure what i think of this image yet. it reminds me a little of the lochness monster. lemme know what you think...any comments are appreciated:) again...made in bryce...took a while to render...was sleeping so im not sure exactly how long :)
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Check out the American flag wallpaper that I just finished! I would love to know what you all think!

Buy the PSD here: [link]

© Designerfied.com

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A background I made up using the following pieces of art.

ALL credit goes to the original artists.. I just mashed them together.

US is a Dirty Country by ~HideAndDie
V For Vendetta Dock Icon by ~SilentBang

The font is some standard Windows one. Support 'You Are The Resistance' by visiting Infowars.com and PrisonPlanet.tv

Download the Alex Jones Infowars podcast on iTunes.
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