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The Super Smash Bros. Roster Maker (Version 9.0 available!!!)

Discussion in 'Artwork Emporium' started by Jakor, May 28, 2013.

  1. Jakor

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    Go towards the end of this post for information about the new features in the version 9.0.
    Use the "Check for udpates..." option within the "?" menu to download the update.
    WARNING: A backup of your folder is recommended, just in case something goes wrong. The update could also overwrite your custom icons if you have some. Also, the update may take a few minutes to complete. Version 7 or higher of Java is required.


    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, so I've used my skills to create a program in which anyone can make several custom rosters quite rapidly and intuitively. With the SSB Roster Maker, you can also save your rosters as images on your computer, with the same quality as you would obtain in Paint or any other image editors.

    I also want to mention that while I did make a lot of the character icons, there are several other people who contributed to them. 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, or simply request it in this thread.

    Here is what you must do to start using the Roster Maker right now:
    1. Download the program's archive from the link below.
    2. Extract the archive in a directory of your choice on your computer.
    3. Start the program by double clicking on the file named "SSB Roster Maker.exe" or the file "SSB_Roster_Maker.jar", the later also being the file Mac or Linux users must use.
    Here is a link to download the Super Smash Bros. Roster Maker (version 9.0) if you don't have it yet. Otherwise, you can use the update function in the program.

    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 at least the version 6 of Java to use 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 9.0):
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    And here is an example of an image produced by saving the file of your roster with colored borders (by clicking on the "Save image" button):
    [​IMG]

    And without colored borders:
    [​IMG]

    I then saved this 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 Roster Maker again, and then by pressing the "Custom rosters" button again, selecting the roster I saved and loading it, my previously saved roster was uploaded on the screen.

    You can even use any of your own images in the Roster Maker to make a roster 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.

    List of the main new features in the version 9.0:
    • Added a button named "Manage series..." to the "File" menu. The options to add or remove custom franchises will now be in this window. It is also now possible to reorder the series to change the order in which they appear in the program by default.
    • Added a number that shows the number of the currently selected icon for a character in the list if it has more than one.
    • Added the option to sort the saved rosters by last date modified, or simply alphabetically as before.
    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://photobucket.com/ or if the forum supports it, directly upload the image in the post.

    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!
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2014
  2. Jakor

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    You can also use this thread to post or link to icons you've made for the Roster Maker. If it looks decent enough, I might add it in a future version.

    Here are the templates so you can use them:
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Here are some links to download more icons: (If you want me to add a link to icons you've made, just send me the link and I'll add your name here with the link in question)
    WARNING: Some of those pages may take a long time to load.
    Gibdo Knight: http://smashboards.com/threads/the-...ion-6-1-available.336761/page-5#post-15729923
    Zhadgon: http://s268.photobucket.com/user/Zhadgon/library/Icons for SSB Roster Maker?sort=3&page=1
    Toxicroaker: http://smashboards.com/threads/the-...on-7-0-available.336761/page-24#post-16016853
    taoxadasa: http://smashboards.com/threads/the-...on-7-0-available.336761/page-23#post-16014486
    SuperBrawler: http://smashboards.com/threads/the-...on-7-0-available.336761/page-23#post-16008687
    SmasherMaster: http://smashboards.com/threads/the-...on-7-0-available.336761/page-23#post-16011235
    APC99: http://smashboards.com/threads/the-...on-7-0-available.336761/page-23#post-16012620
    Golden Icarus: http://smashboards.com/threads/the-...on-8-0-available.336761/page-38#post-16262608
    Pacack: http://smashboards.com/threads/the-...on-8-0-available.336761/page-50#post-16424184
    jfed8888: http://smashboards.com/threads/the-...on-8-0-available.336761/page-60#post-16629955
    DimpsyVS: http://s1088.photobucket.com/user/SonicFan24/library/Icons for SSB Maker
    EmeraldDragonair: http://smashboards.com/threads/the-...on-9-0-available.336761/page-93#post-17186849
    WertQuadNime: http://smashboards.com/threads/the-...n-9-0-available.336761/page-120#post-17802955

    Here is a link to a tutorial on how to make icons (by Turek): http://smashboards.com/threads/the-...on-7-0-available.336761/page-15#post-15920422

    I have a document on google drive where I keep track on icons that need to be made. I've shared it with many people already, but if you make many icons and are interested in seeing it, just PM me on this site or email me, and I'll grant you access to the document if everything is fine. (You'll need a google account for that).
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2014 at 2:18 PM
  3. Shorts

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    Sw00t. Downloaded.
  4. Jakor

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    You didn't have the version 5.0? I uploaded it some time ago. I will try to finish the version 6.0 by the time we get some info in the next Nintendo Direct.

    I think having a thread for the Roster Maker instead of only a blog will make it easier for people to stay up to date with the new versions.
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    When I download it, it says it contains viruses and spyware
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    There shouldn't be any problem with it, but it seems a lot of people are getting a warning of some sort. Make sure you click on the right "Download" button though, which is the green one that simply says "Download (12.26 MB)", and not on some ads. But if something should happen, please tell me immediately.

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    How many icons did it have before? I'll download it right now anyway
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    Lol wait I already have this...
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    Awesome. Can't wait to waste hours on this.

    One bug report, Ganondorf's icon should be of his Smash Brawl self.
  10. Jakor

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    Yeah, this isn't a new version. The next one should have tons of new icons though.

    Well, this isn't really a bug, but I can always change it. However there are some bugs related to the franchises that will be fixed in the next version.
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    It's easy to pick the characters but it's hard to make an aesthetically pleasing layout.
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    What do you mean? I added functions to insert and remove lines or columns, and another to insert and remove a single square. There are also sort options, which will be improved in the next version. But if you have any other idea that could improve the experience, just mention it, and I'll see what I can do. I'm always open to implement suggestions from the users.
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    When will you release version 6 and how many icons will be in it?
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    I meant it's just a bit difficult to make a neat square and keep all the characters in the same series together. More a problem with me than the program.
  15. Jakor

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    I plan on releasing it soon after the next Nintendo Direct. I haven't counted how many new icons there'll be, but something like a hundred and over.

    Ah fine then, I guess I misunderstood what you were saying.
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    Nice, at this point though you should wait the reveal trailer. Maybe they'll announce some character you haven't already put in the roster maker, you'd never know lol
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    One (well 3) thing you could add in the next version, the captains from Pikmin 3 now their names have been revealed.
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    Yeah, depending on the info that is revealed, I'll add some things to the Roster Maker.

    I'll try to add them, although they have no official artwork yet, it might be difficult. Nabbit and the new Mewtwo form will definitely be there though.
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  20. Jakor

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    Well, this isn't really the place to show and discuss rosters, there are other threads for that, but anyway. But I must say the way you arranged it is kinda weird.
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    YAY! Thank you.
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    No problem. :)

    I was looking at the very first version I did a little more than a year ago, and I was surprised by how very little there was. There was only about 300 icons and barely any advanced functions. It has evolved a lot since then, and now the next version is going to have over a thousand characters to choose from.
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    Hey Jakor, when you release the 6.0 version, will it include the 3-D pictures of Mega Man (the ones OnyxOblivion made)? I've been waiting for a long time for that.
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    Well, I'm not entirely sure which icons you're talking about, so if you could link them to me it would be a good start. ;)
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    Wow, that was fast. You only want the Mega Man icon? You know there is a way to add whatever icons you want to the Roster Maker. Just put them in the "images" folder and then use the "Add new character icons" function from the menu bar. But if you still want me to add it by default for whatever reason, then I have no problem with that.
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    Didn't know how to do that to be honest. I'll see if that works out.
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    Just want to tell everyone that the next version is coming along nicely. I think some of the new features are going to be particularly useful. ;)
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    If I may make a suggestion, could you have a Mewtwo and his new form as one character like Zelda/Sheik. It'd be very helpful.
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    You mean like having the two characters in the same pic? Yeah, I can add that. I'll also add one with just simply his alternate form.
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    I would just like to thank and commend you for all the work you've put into this program, Jakor. As a long-time user since the 1.0 edition, I've been continually pleased with each subsequent update, and I really appreciate how much time it saves me in making/editing my roster. Looking forward to the next version.
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    Yes. I too would like to thank you Jakor. You work very hard and produce amazing results. I hope you stay around for a long time. :D
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    Thank you! I guess it also helps that I enjoy doing it. Only thing I don't like to be honest is adding lots of icons and having to search for some information for them. I understand it's not perfect though, as the program has been getting more complex, the number of bugs or problems has been increasing a bit, and people with lower screen resolutions seem to not being able to use it to its fullest. There's also the fact that I don't really know how to make an automatic updater for it, so it can be a bit of a pain having to constantly re-downloading it and with people needing to redo their rosters each time. :ohwell: But these are all things that I'm looking into.

    And of course, I wouldn't have been able to do all of the icons on my own, so I must give special thanks to anyone who contributed to making icons for the Roster Maker, even though some haven't made it in. Oasis_S is especially awesome, as he was the one who did all the original icons that were in the versions 1 and 2, and did many others for the later versions too. He was the one who kinda inspired me to do this program. And I now have big thanks to give to Gibdo Knight, as he recently just made hundreds of icons for the Roster Maker and updated a lot of the old ones, as you will be able to see for yourself as they are now being fully integrated in the version 6.0.


    Thank you also! And I hope so too, but as long as I have access to a computer and the Internet I guess I'll continue to make it up to date and keep the users informed. I'm also aware that the hype for making rosters will kind of die down slowly as more characters are revealed for SSB4 to the time where the game is released.
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    I appreciate the work you put into this program, Jakor. I've used the program since 3.0, and I'm looking forward to version 6.0. :)
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    Just want to mention that I will most likely release the version 6.0 tomorrow. I planned on releasing it today but I had a really busy day, so I unfortunately couldn't get some things done. However, I've made most of the last minute changes tuesday evening relating to the information we got out of the trailer in the Nintendo Direct. Here's hoping you're looking forward to it!
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    when today do u think it'll be released
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    I'll add the final touches to it this evening and upload it soon after.
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    No rush, I hope you put a lot of new characters in it!
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    Don't worry, I'm not rushing it. ;) As for the icons, there'll be about 600 new ones, and most of the old icons have been updated to have a blue background, thanks to all the hard work Gibdo Knight put in them. :)

    Functionality wise, there will be a couple of improvements and of course new things.
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    Been following since 3.0 and this is awesome. Thanks for the awesome work you've put into this!
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