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I don't understand the skin.ini thing. I mean, I understand it, but where can I get it?
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create a file called "skin.ini". Edit the file so that it has all of the items listed in the tutorial in a text editing program.

Or download any other skin and use its skin.ini as a guide.

MLGnom wrote:

About StarBreakAdditive. I tested it a little, and yeah it seems to manipulate transparency if you are changing values by same amount (Like StarBreakAdditive: 25,25,25 - nearly visible star2) While making it white (255,255,255) it's stays unchanged. If Black (0,0,0) it's disappear (transparency = 0) (Still I'm thinking how to explain this correctly)
About Additive color blending:

colorizing in osu means subtracting out a number from a channel. For example, you can't take an orange image and make it blue. It's impossible, since the blue value is already 0.

When using the storyboard colorize, it will set the image's RGB value to a percentage of the original. If you use 0, it's black. If you use 255, it's the original. When you use additive blending, instead of reducing the value of the channel, it reduces the alpha channel (transparency).

Thus if your star2.png is blue (0,0,255) and you use starbreakadditive 128,128,128, the first two 128s don't do anything (they could be 255), and the second one will reduce the transparency of the blue star2.png to 50%.

This is how the background is dimmed when playing, and how the stars eventually fade into nothing as well.
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So, you can use StarBreakAdditive to reduce transparency of star2.png or colorize it if it's gray-scale yes?
After all I understand now how it's work.
And please, can you write an explanation in form that would be easier to understand? (for people who would have problem with understanding this). Then I would be able to add this to the main post.
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I barely understand it myself. I don't know how to actually calculate it either, so it's best to just use guess-check.
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Just wanted to add to the tutorial specifically about the health bar. The distance of the scorebar-color should be exactly 16 pixels down and 5 pixels to the right. In otherwords that's where the anchor point is. So all you need to remember is to make sure in your scorebar-background 16x5 form the top left corner you start making the top left corner of you scorebar-color.
Just thought I include this info cause it's usually quite easy for me to make the health bars.
Update: Damn I think the vodka is getting to me I can't remember if it is 5 pixel or 4. I'll check again in the morning
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can somebody explain the thin with the falling stars (these falling from the cursor) from the game???
there are only values explained and I dont get anything
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My1 wrote:

can somebody explain the thin with the falling stars from the game???
How colorization works in osu!

Take star2.png
Take any pixel in the image. It will have a color associated with it, usually white, or [255,255,255].
For the purposes of this experiment, let's use a different color though, say [255,222,200]
StarBreakAdditive will then modify that pixel on a channel by channel basis. Thus if the additive is [34,255,92] then we will do the following:

255 * 34 / 255 = 34
222 * 255 / 255 = 222
200 * 92 / 255 = 72

The star's color during breaks will be [34,222,72], some nasty shade of green.

Now, instead of drawing just a nasty shade of green star, it instead adds [34,222,72] to the pixel directly behind it. On a black pixel [0,0,0], it will look exactly like [34,222,72]. On a white pixel, it will look white [255,255,255] because you can't go any higher than [255,255,255]. On a gray image, say [192,192,192] it will bet a bit different:

192 + 34 = 226
192 + 222 > 255
192 + 72 > 255

So it will be the color [226,255,255], a very light cyan. As time goes on, the star itself fades out.

Note that these are only the stars that fall from your cursor during the breaks. I just use white all the time in my skin, but the default skin uses a pinkish color, I presume to be [255,192,192].
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Great. Added link to your post. Let's hope that will help with understanding how it's working.
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yes and I change the general color with th imge or is there an ini option too???
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My1 wrote:

yes and I change the general color with th imge or is there an ini option too???
StarbreakAdditive: is in the ini.

You can also change the color in the image.
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I have a question.
How to make an *.ini file of my skin?
My English is poor. ;(
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Just take the *.ini from any skin (for example from the template skin) and edit it
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ziin wrote:

My1 wrote:

yes and I change the general color with th imge or is there an ini option too???
StarbreakAdditive: is in the ini.

You can also change the color in the image.
but it says that this option only applies in breaks or in "kaiai time" (dont aks me what that is I am the one who wants to know thies...)
but I said general and general means always
-> edit
OK I had enough of setting the col in the ini so I mad it with the image...
however is there an option to let the stars shine always
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Luna wrote:

Just take the *.ini from any skin (for example from the template skin) and edit it
ok,Thx :)
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My1 wrote:

but it says that this option only applies in breaks or in "kaiai time" (dont aks me what that is I am the one who wants to know thies...)
but I said general and general means always
-> edit
OK I had enough of setting the col in the ini so I mad it with the image...
however is there an option to let the stars shine always
The stars only fall from the cursor during breaks and kiai time.
Breaks look like this in the editor: http://puu.sh/5bmq
Breaks are gray on the timeline, Kiai time is orange: http://puu.sh/5bmx
If you want to see the stars all the time, edit the beatmap so that kiai is always on.

During kiai time, the star changes color according to the combo color instead of starbreakadditive.
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and what is kiai time exactly???
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It's a timing section which makes lighting.png show up behind all hitcircles, colorized to the hitcircle color, star2.png will be emitted from the cursor in the color of the hitcircle, and there will be a fountain of non-colorized stars at the very beginning of the timing section.
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so ok but is there something eöse special like bonuspoints or whatever
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in taiko you get 10% more points.
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only in taiko???
man...
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