Greetings everyone - long time lurker, first time poster. Today, mainly to satisfy my curiosity, I bought GSB. And I have to admit, it was well worth it. The Beta already plays great, and I’m very eager to test the living daylights out of this baby.
Now, one thing I missed about the concept was the ability to design one’s own hulls. However, there are ways and means around it. So for everyone, like me, who is quite horrible at creating original graphics, let alone of the quality Positech provided here, I would like to present the “make your own hull for dummies” method. Since it involves abusing another (freeware) game’s ship making tool to do it, I’m not sure if it’s within the forum rules to suggest here (if it’s not: accept this as my apology), but I still want to give it a try:
This is my first result (pretty crappy still, but that’s because I am just using the rabbit ship as a template for dds size and such - working on that)
I essentially used a game called “Battleships Forever” by Wyrdysm Games and some user-provided parts to assemble the ship for BF, made a screenshot with an alpha-friendly background and then ported it via DDS to GSB. Simple as that. It might not qualify as artistic achievement, but it’s a great help for creating more hulls for this great game. If there is interest in this, I could of course provide a step-by-step walkthrough on this.