[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Earliest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Single Comment Rithmomachia Information. Information on Rithmomachia. (16x8, Cells: 128) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]William Overington wrote on 2002-10-07 UTCExcellent ★★★★★Thank you for the information. I'll have a first try to find out if I can get the images to come out straightforwardly. I shall try to make them the same size as the chess diagram symbols used in this site with the same colours for a 'black' square and for a 'white' square that are used in those diagrams. I have it in mind to make the pieces literally solid black and white then to place the numbers upon them in whatever colours seem to work, such as the board square colours, though that might not be possible as the 'black' square colour may not show up well against the white pieces: and in any case it might make the pieces look as if they have holes cut through them. I will try to avoid making the figures either black or white as I feel that that might lead to confusion over which pieces are black and which pieces are white. I will use Microsoft Paint to draw the pieces and try to use the 'full stop lock and key' method described in one of my articles on http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo to align the numbers. I am thinking of preparing each number on two lines using Microsoft WordPad set for centred text, the first of the two lines containing the number and the second of the two lines containing just a full stop. That will mean that 1 digit, 2 digit and 3 digit numbers can all be centred consistently. I have the Old English Text font so I shall have a look at using that for the numbers first of all, but will abandon that idea if it looks wrong. However, when producing gif files I will save the bmp from Microsoft Paint and produce the gif files using Paint Shop Pro using an Optimized Octree colour transformation to produce the palette for the gif file as, for gifs using less than 256 colours, which these will be, the Octimized Octree method keeps the original colours exactly. My immediate design concern is how to get the big numbers onto the triangular pieces and also keep the numbers the same size on all pieces and keep it all legible on the screen! An interesting challenge! Thank you for your offer to help produce the pieces.