Refer to this thread for from now on to download and get informed about the latest versions of the Roster Maker: http://smashboards.com/threads/the-super-smash-bros-roster-maker-version-6-1-available.336761/
So... I've been working on something really neat.
I had this idea while I was assembling a picture of my roster with Paint. It was really tedious and taking too long to just make one. And of course, it was even more tedious to edit a picture after having saved it, by needing to place all of the separate icons side by side without leaving any space between them, and re-sizing the roster's picture everytime. So here we are now.
I have some experience in software programming, as I am a student in computer science. So I've used my skills to create a program in which anyone can make his/her own custom roster quite rapidly and intuitively. The days of editing your roster in Paint or another image editor, or by linking all of your images side by side on the web could be over. With the SSB Roster Maker, you can also save your rosters as images on your computer, with the same quality as Paint or other image editors (I did side by side comparison, and there was absolutely no difference in the image quality, size and dimension).
I also want to mention that while I did make a lot of the character icons, another great contributor to those images is a member called Oasis_S. So if there is a character icon that you want to use in your roster that isn't in present in the Roster Maker, you can always do it yourself (I've included a quick guide on how to make some in the "Readme" file), or make a request to him or to me.
Here is what you must do to start using the Roster Maker right now:
Here is a link to download the Super Smash Bros. Roster Maker (version 6.1).
- Download the program's archive from the link below.
- Extract the archive in a directory of your choice on your computer.
- Start the program by double clicking on the file named "SSB Roster Maker.exe" or the file "Smash_Roster_Maker.jar", the later also being the file Mac or Linux users must use.
It's that simple! Although you might want to know that the program is made in Java, so there could potentially be some problems depending on the version you currently have. You will need the version 7.0 of Java to use the version 4.0 of the Roster Maker. Here is a link to the Java download page in case you need it.
Here is a screen capture of the program's interface (in version 6.1):
And the image produced by saving the file of your roster with colored borders (by clicking on the "Save image" button in the bottom right corner):
And without colored borders:
I then saved the roster by pressing the "Custom rosters" button and then selecting the save option, and closed the Roster Maker.
Later on, I decided to make a few changes to my roster, so I simply opened the Maker again, and then by pressing the "Custom rosters" button again, then selecting the roster I saved and loading it, my previously saved roster was uploaded on the screen.
After making some new changes (changing Marth's and Ike's icons), I clicked on the "Save image" button once again and the file produced was this one:
You can even use any of your own images in the Maker to make a roster image with the characters you want!
All instructions are included in a file called "Instructions", which is located in the "utils" folder within the archive of the Roster Maker.
For a complete list of all the changes, see the "Changelog" file located in the "utils" folder, included within the archive.
The popularity of the characters was partially based according to Shortiecanbrawl's various polls.
Note: If you want to post your roster images on forums, blogs and other places on the web, you must first upload them using media hosting websites such as
http://imageshack.us/ or http://photobucket.com/.
Have suggestions for features or options you would like to see in the Roster Maker, report bugs or simply leave feedback? Or maybe you have some icons of your own that you would like me to add in future versions? Just mention them in a post in this thread, or contact me by another way, and I'll consider them!
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The Super Smash Bros. Roster Maker (Version 6.1 Available!!!)
Blog entry posted by Jakor, Apr 1, 2012.