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CGamesPlay
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July 2002
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CGamesPlay, Elverion, Michael F.: I'm sure you don't mean any evil but saying things like "very good, awesome, amazing" about unfinished works makes me feel embarassed about it.

Weirdo.

Anyways, I don't have anything that can edit SVGs, but I think this looks better:

http://www.allegro.cc/files/attachment/592546

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Matthew Leverton
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January 1999
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I like Ryan's version better. Dennis' has a bit too shading much going on.

Mark Oates
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March 2001
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I approve!
My only quam is that the the A should be very slightly saturated, and enhance the shadows also very slightly Here's roughly what I mean:

http://www.allegro.cc/files/attachment/592549

maybe even half what i did thar.

CGamesPlay
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July 2002
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Ladies and gentlemen, I hereby propose a logo:

{"name":"592553","src":"\/\/djungxnpq2nug.cloudfront.net\/image\/cache\/b\/7\/b7701ff2fb6012f8e671ebc3817cfb5c.png","w":256,"h":244,"tn":"\/\/djungxnpq2nug.cloudfront.net\/image\/cache\/b\/7\/b7701ff2fb6012f8e671ebc3817cfb5c"}592553

The SVG version is available here. I hand modified it to change the gradients and remove a lot of cruft from the generated file.

It looks great anywhere!

{"name":"592554","src":"\/\/djungxnpq2nug.cloudfront.net\/image\/cache\/8\/6\/86d4560077f25d02324fcfafe7608c04.jpg","w":787,"h":768,"tn":"\/\/djungxnpq2nug.cloudfront.net\/image\/cache\/8\/6\/86d4560077f25d02324fcfafe7608c04"}592554

Credits: I think these are right, but please correct me if I'm wrong.

Johan Peitz created Alex the Alligator, Allegro's mascot
Matthew Leverton combined Alex with the stylized A
Dennis Busch vectorized the image
Mark Oates, Ryan Patterson made final touches

I personally think this is the best logo we've had proposed, but of course there may never be an "official" logo. In any case, if no one has any changes they want made, I'd like to get this put into the logos section of the website.

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Mark Oates
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amarillion
Member #940
January 2001
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I think the best way to get the logo accepted is if some high-profile Allegro games start including it somewhere (in a splash screen or exit screen for example).

To set the example, I'm going to update all my games to use the allegator logo. (Not that I consider them high-profile...)

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CGamesPlay
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July 2002
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Here are drop-in replacements for allegro/misc/alex.{xpm,png}:

XPM | PNG
http://www.allegro.cc/files/attachment/592555

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Ron Ofir
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May 2002
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Why the bad quality :( Anyway, I really like this logo! Makes me want to start programming with Allegro again. :P

CGamesPlay
Member #2,559
July 2002
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Err, because it's 48x48 and 16 colors? :P

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nonnus29
Member #2,606
August 2002
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Nice, the only comment I have is that anyone viewing it has no idea wtf it represents. So why not put the url to allegro at source forge at the bottom or something?

CGamesPlay
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July 2002
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Because that's not the job of the logo ;)

[append]

As an example:

{"name":"207aec49d180a154c78a74a6d094c090.gif","src":"\/\/djungxnpq2nug.cloudfront.net\/image\/cache\/0\/3\/0379cdf19ecd0b20c066109411356812.gif","w":250,"h":247,"tn":"\/\/djungxnpq2nug.cloudfront.net\/image\/cache\/0\/3\/0379cdf19ecd0b20c066109411356812"}207aec49d180a154c78a74a6d094c090.gif
http://www.physorg.com/newman/gfx/news/Firefox-logo.png
arch.jpg
http://www.enginecleaningtechnology.com/AdobeAcrobatLogo.jpg

You know :)

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Onewing
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August 2005
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I've been using the ugly allegro image that comes with the allegro package (and is used in the demos) as a splash screen for all my allegro projects. As soon as the final, no-changes logo is agreed upon, I'd be more than glad to update all my projects to include this instead. In fact, I call for a movement for everyone to do it in their allegro products as well!

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Thomas Fjellstrom
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June 2000
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CGames, your latest version doesn't seem to include the very nice and imo very needed shadow on the outline around Alex.

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BAF
Member #2,981
December 2002
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Am I the only one who liked Sevalecan's first one? Very cool retro look.

CGamesPlay
Member #2,559
July 2002
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The white outline? Yes it does... Unless you're referring to the 48x48 version, which is just too dang small :)

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Matthew Leverton
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Quote:

Nice, the only comment I have is that anyone viewing it has no idea wtf it represents. So why not put the url to allegro at source forge at the bottom or something?

In some places, it would be nice to have a url or words (eg: on a game's splash page game), but that's trivial to add. I'd rather let people use their own discretion on what to include than to have some phrase that people are obliged to use.

I like the logos here. They look nice and yet still have an amateur look that fits with most Allegro games. I prefer that to some corporate logo or an ALLEGRO brand that makes it look like we think it's the greatest thing in the world.

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I think the best way to get the logo accepted is if some high-profile Allegro games start including it somewhere (in a splash screen or exit screen for example).

If there is no major opposition, I'd like to see it replace the FLIC animation in the Allegro demo. (I think that still says 4.0...) But I agree with the opinion that we don't need to shove it down people's throats as the official (whatever that means with Allegro...) logo.

CGamesPlay
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July 2002
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Before anybody uses it, Dennis has said in IRC that he isn't quite happy with it and wanted to make some changes. I'll let him speak up for more info.

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Thomas Fjellstrom
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June 2000
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The white outline? Yes it does...

No, The tiny dark outline around the white outline. I can't see it in your bigger image at all.

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Mark Oates
Member #1,146
March 2001
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I like it. Can I get a version without the A, too?

Dennis
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July 2003
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Ryan said:

Before anybody uses it, Dennis has said in IRC that he isn't quite happy with it and wanted to make some changes. I'll let him speak up for more info.

I'll just paste the log snippet:

[08 Jul 07 20:45] * trentg * DB^, that logo is awesome!
[08 Jul 07 20:45] * DB^ * trentg: the one thing that makes me sad about it is that it wasn't supposed to be finished already
[08 Jul 07 20:45] * DB^ * lots of ugly jaggies on it still
[08 Jul 07 20:46] * DB^ * and lacking SHINIES!
[08 Jul 07 20:47] * DB^ * also, the Alex isn't properly vectorized. upon close examination of the original pixel version, I noticed that I misinterpreted some pixels on the first run
[08 Jul 07 20:47] * DB^ * the nose for example is wrong, the feet are unfinished and the tail isn't round enough
[08 Jul 07 20:48] * trentg * Minor details :)
[08 Jul 07 20:49] * DB^ * nah, those things are really bugging me, so I think I'll rework it again someday next week
[08 Jul 07 20:49] * DB^ * maybe thursday as that's the day when my first two weeks vacation is going to start
[08 Jul 07 20:51] * trentg * I like CGamesPlay colors a little better though
[08 Jul 07 20:51] * DB^ * actually, me too

alx ratm
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February 2007

Am I the only one who liked Sevalecan's first one? Very cool retro look.

No, you are not the only one.

CGamesPlay
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July 2002
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So, Dennis, if you don't post anything by Friday we'll take the version I uploaded and run :)

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Dennis
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July 2003
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Well, I unexpectedly had some free time today, so I changed the things that were bugging me most(jaggies, nose, unfinished feet, tail roundness). I did not add shinies.
Various versions are attached, preview of version2(no gradients at all):
{"name":"592559","src":"\/\/djungxnpq2nug.cloudfront.net\/image\/cache\/5\/e\/5e4affe525f1ccb952f5a028a9bcf9c3.png","w":256,"h":256,"tn":"\/\/djungxnpq2nug.cloudfront.net\/image\/cache\/5\/e\/5e4affe525f1ccb952f5a028a9bcf9c3"}592559
I'm at least satisfied with it now(still isn't perfect but I guess I'd never stop working on it if I wanted it to be) and I'd only change it again if someone speaks up and points out any major flaws in it.
Attached is also a version without the white outline but I don't like that one very much. There is also one with just the A and one with just Alex and then there's also one were I handedited the xml structure to remove the gradient definitions, which Inkscape decided to save even though they weren't used by any of the shapes anymore.
Of course, if you don't like the colors, you can change them again.

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Niunio
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March 2002
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BAF said:

Am I the only one who liked Sevalecan's first one? Very cool retro look.

No, you aren't. I liked it too.

Sevalecan Dragon said:

{"name":"592473","src":"\/\/djungxnpq2nug.cloudfront.net\/image\/cache\/1\/b\/1bd30f1f891add4c0a9f636b9cbe031c.png","w":393,"h":87,"tn":"\/\/djungxnpq2nug.cloudfront.net\/image\/cache\/1\/b\/1bd30f1f891add4c0a9f636b9cbe031c"}592473

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