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Salsa Gal

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New ASCII colours
« on: March 22, 2023, 08:42:26 pm »

Any idea why the colours were changed in 0.50? Whenever I install the game the first thing I do is replace the colours with the old ones because I really don't like them. Is anyone else like this, and does anyone know why they're different now?

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Re: New ASCII colours
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2023, 03:34:37 pm »

If you go into files for dwarf fortress 47.05 you should be able to find a txt files with all the colour values. I think it's called colors.txt and is in the init file. You can just copy and paste that into the same place on the steam version and replace the new colours.
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Re: New ASCII colours
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2023, 09:45:11 pm »

I agree - the ASCII version didn't quite make it to premium unscathed . luckily it is a simple fix afaik
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Re: New ASCII colours
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2023, 02:49:17 am »

I always changed the colours anyhow, never liked the originals. There's plenty of colour schemes to choose from.
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Re: New ASCII colours
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2023, 03:11:11 am »

It might have something to do with several of the colors of the palette being too dark or something? I think Toady talked somewhere about the dark colors not being good, but I can't remember where and when (or maybe I'm just imagining things)?

I usually change at least the dark blue and gray colors, since they're hard to read on my laptop.

(DFColorgen is a handy web tool to visualize new colors.)

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Re: New ASCII colours
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2023, 06:26:44 am »

(DFColorgen is a handy web tool to visualize new colors.)

Oo thanks I'll have to check this out :D

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Re: New ASCII colours
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2023, 06:39:01 am »

(DFColorgen is a handy web tool to visualize new colors.)
I tried using something on this but it left this weird background behind all my text while in non-ASCII mode, any clue how to stop that?

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Re: New ASCII colours
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2023, 04:31:32 pm »

(DFColorgen is a handy web tool to visualize new colors.)
I tried using something on this but it left this weird background behind all my text while in non-ASCII mode, any clue how to stop that?
Yeah, doing almost anything in ascii mode (changing to the square tileset for example) has a weird effect in graphics mode right now. Just gotta stick with one or the other.
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