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 Post subject: How to use color codes and formatting tags in TM
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:44 pm 
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Coloring and formatting tags
Hi all.
Most of you old TM players knows how to use color tags, but for those that doesnt know, this is a great way to learn :)
First off, lets look at a basic tag:
$i
Every tag, no matter color or formatting, has a dollar sign in front of them, all the tags applies to the text right of the dollar sign.
Formatting tags has 8 different functions:
$i: italic
$s: shadowed
$w: wide
$n: narrow
$m: normal
$g: default color
$o: bold
$z: reset all
$t: Changes the text to capitals
$$: Writes a dollarsign

Examples:

Input: $iTrackmania$$---output: Trackmania$
Input: $wChicken---------output: c h i c k e n


Color coding
Color codes are not that hard to use :)
Don't worry, you'll understand ;)

ok, first, you need to know hex (Hexadecimal).
Hex is a value system where you can go over 10 using one number/letter.
Here are the values for all the hex numbers:
Code:
HEX-----VALUE
0         0
1         1
2         2
3         3
4         4
5         5
6         6
7         7
8         8
9         9
a         10
b         11
c         12
d         13
e         14
f         15


Thats the numerical system.
lets have a look at a normal color code:

$RGB

As you can see, you have a dollar sign here too.
RGB, red, green and blue.
Its this simple:
Replace the R with the amount of red you want in the color using hex numbers.
Replace the G with the amount of green you want in the color using hex numbers.
Replace the B with the amount of blue you want in the color using hex numbers.

F is the most, and 0 is the least.
The closer to 0, the darker the color gets.
The closer to F, the brighter the color gets.

Examples:

Input: $f00Trackmania-------output: Trackmania
Input: $d00Trackmania------output: Trackmania
Input: $900Trackmania------output: Trackmania
Input: $600Trackmania------output: Trackmania
Input: $fa0BLaHiTis----------output: BLaHiTis
Input: $0ffNADEO------------output: NADEO

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How to code a gradient:

if you want a gradient from red to blue, you have to decrease the red value, and increase the blue value for each letter.
For red: $f00
For blue: $00f

If you start with red, write the tags in this order (with the letters between):
$f00
$d02
$b04
$906
$708
$50a
$30c
$10e
$00f

I chose to lower the value by 2 each time.
Of course you can use other colors as gradients, but it's all about increasing and/or decreasing a value.

Gradient Example:

Input: $0a0H$0b0e$0c0l$0d0l$0e0o-----output: Hello

You can also mix color tags with formatting tags:

Input: $i$d00Trackmania----output: Trackmania
Input: $00fTrack$imania----output: Trackmania

Thats about it! :)
Hope you got some more knowledge throughout this.
If you feel this is hard to learn, you can check out TMCC ;)

//Acegikmo


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cool


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rofl florent :P
also, you can use the same type of thing in TM forum, but with 6 spaces and a # instead of $.
input: [ color=#ff0000 ]Florent rox[ /color ]---output: Florent rox
input: [ color=#ffffff ]Invisible[ /color ]---output: Invisible

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or you could simply tell the people to read the readme that's put with tmn explaining this ^^


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I explained it more from the basics :P

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This is seriously good info! STICKY THIS ONE!!!


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maybe it should be stickyed ^^
We'll see if someone agrees ;)

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I found a tag nadeo haven't told us about :)
it's $t
Its not so useful, since you can manually do it, but here's an example:
input: $tomgcool
output: OMGCOOL

It just makes a text caps locked :P

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why cant i see my name colored ingame? i see it all formatted in the color code and my name

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how do you mean ingame?
Are you sure you colored the right way?
Tell me the code you used for your name, and take a screenshot.

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this is what i see in game but when i did it in setup i saw it colored.

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Are you sure you made a dollar sign?

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i used this and i did it three times to make sure and all three times i saw my named colored then ii went into the game and saw it all jumbled


$f00bog$fffyo$00fne


i did this in the create account area after i did it i saw it colored red white and blue and spelled corectly without all the code then i go into the game and see it as shown in my screenshot what did i do wrong?

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This is really strange... :?
I'm sorry but I really can't help you... :(

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