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Postby robertmo » 2005-8-15 @ 14:31

It is a box.
It is old.
It reminds many games like: Alone in The Dark, Monkey Island, Heroes of Might and Magic, Betrayal at Krondor, etc.
DOSBox is actually a treasure chest, full of different emulated sound cards, graphic cards etc.
And it allows us to play our old treasures - old dos games.
And it looks nice.
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Re: DOSBox Icon

Postby DosFreak » 2005-8-15 @ 14:43

Well it's simple, easy to understand but I dunno....Personally I think "chest" when looking at it...and I see your point about it being a treasure chest. Mabye I'm just overanalyzing.
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Re: DOSBox Icon

Postby ChaosFish » 2005-8-15 @ 14:45

Nice concept.

I think, though, an icon shouldn't have much "hidden meanings". Although it's cool, it doesn't remind me anything of DOS at first sight, and first sight is the most important thing about an icon.

So if you could make an icon that somehow combines a box and DOS at the same time, I think that would be better.

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Re: DOSBox Icon

Postby eL_PuSHeR » 2005-8-15 @ 16:52

It's nice and sure it holds some work involved but I agree with what ChaosFish said...

And moving to DOSBox General, by the way (what has this to do with Development?)
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Re: DOSBox Icon

Postby robertmo » 2005-8-15 @ 18:43

I agree that it should have both dos and box.

Although if you look at other icons it is not that often used.
Generally the icon is so small that it mostly allows only 4 things:

1. A large letter - it could be "D"
-Opera has "O"
-Internet Explorer has "e"
-Alcohol has "A"

2. Part of a name or the whole name - it could be:
DOS
BOX
-LanChat
-Gens
-mIRC

3. A picture - can be a box
-ACDSee has an eye
-WinRAR has books
-Total Commander has a floppy
-eMule has a mule

4. Combinations of two pictures also exists
-Nero has a CD in flames
-WinImage has a floppy with a camera

5. As a DOS part is rather abstract so it requires a combination of a picture and text which is rather difficult.
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Re: DOSBox Icon

Postby avatar_58 » 2005-8-15 @ 19:16

I personally use this
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Re: DOSBox Icon

Postby Dominus » 2005-8-15 @ 19:54

just to be nitpicky, Nero has the burning Colloseum :)
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Re: DOSBox Icon

Postby Targaff » 2005-8-15 @ 22:27

avatar_58 wrote:I personally use this
And do you have it in an icon format? ;)

Mine's similar, actually - just a black box with a c:\> command prompt in it.
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Re: DOSBox Icon

Postby ChaosFish » 2005-8-15 @ 23:05

How about an open box, that has:
C:\>
Lying diagonally in it?
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Re: DOSBox Icon

Postby Gene Wirchenko » 2005-8-15 @ 23:27

[quote="ChaosFish"]Nice concept.

I think, though, an icon shouldn't have much "hidden meanings". Although it's cool, it doesn't remind me anything of DOS at first sight, and first sight is the most important thing about an icon.

So if you could make an icon that somehow combines a box and DOS at the same time, I think that would be better.

Just my 2 israeli shekels ;)[/quote]

What about a building block viewed from one corner with one letter on each visible face? Now, modify the block so that it is a cardboard box.

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Re: DOSBox Icon

Postby DosFreak » 2005-8-16 @ 00:03

Suggestion:

An Icon with black background and white text that say's "DosBox"?

heh. Original.
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Re: DOSBox Icon

Postby avatar_58 » 2005-8-16 @ 04:15

I got a little bored...
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Re: DOSBox Icon

Postby ChaosFish » 2005-8-16 @ 13:26

avatar: You're in the right path! Just need to make the box more "box like" and having it all a bit more realistic and you're there!
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Re: DOSBox Icon

Postby avatar_58 » 2005-8-16 @ 18:54

ChaosFish wrote:avatar: You're in the right path! Just need to make the box more "box like" and having it all a bit more realistic and you're there!


I could, problem being is that at such a small size an icon is a little hard to detail. (In other words that was a real box in its original size but once I shrunk it down it was hard to see) :sweatdrop:
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Re: DOSBox Icon

Postby DosFreak » 2005-8-16 @ 18:56

B
DOS
X

Dangit, the B over the O in DOS and the X under the O. Too lame?
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Re: DOSBox Icon

Postby HunterZ » 2005-8-16 @ 19:59

Use the code tag:
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 B
DOS
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Re: DOSBox Icon

Postby robertmo » 2005-8-16 @ 20:04

Gene Wirchenko wrote:What about a building block viewed from one corner with one letter on each visible face? Now, modify the block so that it is a cardboard box.

DosFreak: no nead to repeat others' ideas ;)
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Re: DOSBox Icon

Postby DosFreak » 2005-8-16 @ 21:09

Didn't see that one but I was just thinking one face whereas that one uses a 3 dimensional block?
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Re: DOSBox Icon

Postby Qbix » 2005-8-18 @ 11:53

HunterZ wrote:Use the code tag:
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 B
DOS
 X


anybody able to translate this into an icon ?
Wonder how it will look like.
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Re: DOSBox Icon

Postby ChaosFish » 2005-8-18 @ 17:21

I made this. It lacks quality, so think of it as an icon idea :)
The space inside the "O" is transparent (i.e. you can view the desktop through it)
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