Putting chatbox on screen E03

Hi guys, im looking to put that chat on screen in eo3 or make a style similar to eo4. At the moment i have a big black box on screen that looks awful, can any1 help with a tutorial?

I’ve never seen how EO4 has the GUI rendered, are you talking about having a transparent
chat box included in the game screen?

yes, at the moment its a black box and it looks awful 😄

I use Eo4 and when I was learning about Gui changes I was able to make my new chat box transparent simply by doing what Lavosa stated, rendering it transparent with a program that has a transparency function on it. As I said I did this in EO4 so I am not sure if it’ll work in your case…

u mean like photoshop or gimp?

Exactly, as long as it has transparency. The only thing is I’ve not tried it on any other Eclipse engines so I do hope this works on other versions for you as well. Or I hope someone corrects me at least…

noone01001 suggestions won’t work on EO3, don’t bother try, EO4 already have a build of rendering the interface on screen… you just have to modify the location on it… EO3 doesn’t have, you must render the chatbox on code

Thank you Sherwin for the correction before he spent to much time trying it my way…

I put up a tutorial on this site that renders the chat to the screen. Currently it only displays in the color white and is made for Eclipse Worlds.

http://www.eclipseorigins.com/community/index.php?/topic/136047-eclipse-worlds-chat-drawn-to-screen/

To get it to work with EO3.0 change any instance of picForm to picScreen.

it doesn’t use transparency, there’s a function in DirectX i believe it’s called DrawText. If you try to draw a something hovering over a picture box as it’s being rendered it will cause this weird flashing thing. Look how names are drawn that will give you the function and arguments you need to draw it.

I put up a tutorial on this site that renders the chat to the screen. Currently it only displays in the color white and is made for Eclipse Worlds.

http://www.eclipseorigins.com/community/index.php?/topic/136047-eclipse-worlds-chat-drawn-to-screen/

To get it to work with EO3.0 change any instance of picForm to picScreen.

so will this work?

Yeah, if you draw the text to the screen using DirectX, it’s basically the same concept that draws the sprites and stuff, I beleive that’s how everyone else did it.

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