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#444
NEW! Add Avatars for your characters!!! 8 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 26  
Okay, due to popular request you can now upload avatars for each of your different characters. Hooray!

Do this as follows:


  1. On the MEMBERSHIP drop-down menu, click on "Your HQ Membership"

  2. Halfway down the page for your account is a section called "Your Characters". In this section is a button labelled "Do Funky Things With My Characters". Click this button...

  3. On the next page, the section at the top is called "Avatar Upload". From the drop-down list, select which character you want to upload an image for, and then locate the image file on your computer by pressing "Browse".

  4. Once you've found your character's image, press the "Upload Avatar" button.



That's it!

You should get a message saying "Your avatar has been successfully uploaded" if this works.

If you go back to your main membership page (MEMBERSHIP -> Your HQ Membership), you will be able to see each of the avatars you have uploaded for each of your characters.

Let me know if you have any issues with this.

Cheers,
Sarah
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Re:NEW! Add Avatars for your characters!!! 8 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 26  
Once you've uploaded your avatar, all your posts by that character on the forums will instantly be updated to use that picture.

If you decide to change the picture (by uploading another one for that character), again, the change will be site-wide and instantaneous.
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Re:NEW! Add Avatars for your characters!!! 8 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 26  
You can only upload JPG, GIF or PNG files.

Occasionally the system will reject files which you think "but that is a valid JPEG". Unfortunately - for whatever reason - the graphics library can't handle it, so you'll need to find another image to upload.

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Last Edit: 2009/02/18 05:05 By sarahb.
 
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#447
Re:NEW! Add Avatars for your characters!!! 8 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 26  
If you want to get hold of your character images from the old website gallery, go here:

old.heroquest-larp.co.uk/gallery.htm

It's best to try and get the image roughly square in shape.

The HQ website will automatically resize anything above 120 x 120 pixels down to this size (maintaining the correct proportions of height to width).


p.s. Yes, I am gratuitously demonstrating the use of avatars per character in this thread.
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Re:NEW! Add Avatars for your characters!!! 8 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 13  
I like Karla's Picture!

Nice work Sarah!
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Re:NEW! Add Avatars for your characters!!! 8 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 5  
Watcha,

I'm rubbish. I freely admit it, but I can't get any avatars to work. This might be 'cos I is inept but it doesn't help when the computer I am using is in German (the key board is very weird for a start....)

Seb or Sarah could you sort us one for Wert and Puke??? Perferably actually pictures of Wert and Puke!!

Cheers

Matt

P.S. Don't suppose either of you know how to change windows from German to English!!
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Re:NEW! Add Avatars for your characters!!! 8 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 13  
Hi Mat,

First thing you need to do is put together an avatar for your character. To make life easier, I've made one for you for Puke:



Right click on the image above, and choose "save picture as" then save the image to your computer. (Might be "sparen Sie Bild als" on yours!)

Basically, try the following to add an avatar:

Membership --> Your HQ Membership



Under "Your characters" (about halfway down the page) choose "Do funky things with my characters"



Choose the character you want to upload an avatar for:



Then click in the "choose an avatar to upload" box, and choose the picture on your computer:



Then click "upload avatar"



Changing the language on Windows XP is (as I remember) a nightmare, and you just need to buy a new copy unless you fancy hours of horrifying instructions! Sorry!
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Re:NEW! Add Avatars for your characters!!! 8 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 14  
Puke wrote:
but it doesn't help when the computer I am using is in German (the key board is very weird for a start....)
Uta konnen sie mit diesen problem helfen, naturlich.

(Hmm, don't know how to do umlauts on characters in IE...)
Keyboard mapping will be easy to change but if WinXP has been installed in German you might have problems there. Plus Uta might beat you if you change it.

I've been trying to get pictures of Maggot to use as an avatar from Alexis for ages and hit a brick wall. Might just have to scan in the one from FHM. Tedious.

L8R,
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Re:NEW! Add Avatars for your characters!!! 8 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 0  
Assuming you are using Windows...

Here is a great link for getting ascii/unicode fonts in Windows.

To change your language settings, go to the "Regional and language options" control panel in Windows. *

If it's not Windows, I have no credible answers for you.

* Please be aware that this is a global change, so if there are multiple users, it will change for all users. In other words, change it at your own risk.


Puke wrote:
I'm rubbish. I freely admit it, but I can't get any avatars to work. This might be 'cos I is inept but it doesn't help when the computer I am using is in German (the key board is very weird for a start....)

...SNIP...

P.S. Don't suppose either of you know how to change windows from German to English!!
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Re:NEW! Add Avatars for your characters!!! 8 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 5  
Cheers all - as you can see it works!!!

and thanks for all the suggestions - I would try some of them but since its all in German its a tad hard to do anything on it!

The keyboard has been set up in English but I think Windows was installed in German so I doubt I can change it easily now Oh well....

Perhaps I'll bring it round some time Adam and let you have a play wth it, might bring the computer as well.....

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