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Here is a tutorial on how to make a special logo, title and website link for your mod. This is AO/CO compatible only, A2 can't do this.

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what you need:

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Your logo, transparent or not

Textview2/what ever you make paa files with

notepad :3

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Step1:

Make your logo, and save it as mod.paa

it has to be 1:1 ie 128x128

Generally you don't want it to be very high res, 256x256 is plenty.

In the title screen it is very small, but in the addon screen it is medium sized.

use whatever resolution you want, but high res textures usually look jagged or grainy.

Step 2:

Put mod.paa into your mod folder, within the folder itself

ie @sakumods\mod.paa

Step 3:

make a new .cpp in the same directory as mod.paa.

name it mod.cpp

put this code in there:

name = "Your mod's name";
actionName = "Website";
action = "http://www.whateversiteyouwant.com";

You can enter in any website you want, so the end user can click "website" in the AO expansion screen, and they will be directed to your website/forum.

Thats it! Hopefully soon everyone will be doing this

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Edited by Sakura_Chan

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Thanks Sakura Chan - very interesting!... these little obscure pieces of info can be impossible to find out about sometimes!

*edit - just tried this with with my little Arma2-style project logo... works a treat & matches in nicely!! Cheers!

B

Edited by Bushlurker

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What about many mod.cpp and mod.paa in one folder?

We got all our islands in one folder called @Brig_Islands. Is it possible to add all pictures for each mod in one mod.cpp file?

I got that problem because of Qom Province and CWR2 Kolgujev. Both got the mod.cpp file and if i put them together one will be overwritten. It would be cool to add several modpics in one mod.cpp.

Maybe something like:

name1 = "Your Addon folder's name";
picture1 = pic1.paa;
actionName1 = "Website";
action1 = "http://www.whateversiteyouwant.com";

name2 = "Your Addon folder's name";
picture2 = pic2.paa;
actionName2 = "Website";
action2 = "http://www.whateversiteyouwant.com";

Edited by MadMike[Brig2010]

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sweet! i've been wondering how to do this for awhile now. thanks sakura!

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Thanks for the info buddy much apreciated!

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This is great, question though, is this just for the expansions page ingame?, and how can you make it where the logo would show up on the main menu?

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Hi Gunther,

If you want to have it show up in the main menu as well as the expansions menu (presumably for WARMOD), then do the following:

Make a .paa file called mod (mod.paa) as explained above

make a .cpp file called mod (mod.cpp) and paste the following (change as desired).

name = "WARMOD CO";
picture = "mod.paa";
actionName = "Website";
action = "http://warmod.webs.com/downloadsarma2.htm";

put both of those files directly under @WARMOD and all should be well.

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This thread should be stickied.

It should be moved to Addons Editing - configs and scripting and there it should be stickied. ;)

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Apparently the modd.cpp can now contain a description. I just can't figure out how to get the text to show up. Anyone figure this out?

name = "29th Infantry Division";
picture = "29logo29.paa";
actionName = "29th ID";
action = "http://www.29th.org";
description = "The description should show up here but it does not";

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Found this thread while looking for something else.

I know I'm resurrecting a very old one, but I thought my response would be helpful to the few posts above assuming you are still looking for the solution.

In Arma 3 at least, use an "overview" field in mod.cpp instead of "description".

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