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IceChat 7 => IceChat 7 Wishlist (locked) => Topic started by: forte.exe21 on April 30, 2005, 01:32:10 AM

Title: more emoticons
Post by: forte.exe21 on April 30, 2005, 01:32:10 AM
my friend is right now complaining/suggesting why is there no pizza emoticon since its the best food.
Title: more emoticons
Post by: Snerf on April 30, 2005, 05:02:28 PM
Well, then he will need to find one, and add it himself. These emoticons were made by someone else, and I no longer have contact with this person.

You need a bitmap (bmp) file, 19x19 in size, and place it in the Emoticons folder. Then you edit the icons.ini file, and add a new line at the end, using the filename, and then what text the emoticon is. You can see the rest of the items in the file to see how its done.
Title: more emoticons
Post by: forte.exe21 on May 02, 2005, 01:24:49 AM
i tried something simplier. i clicked on options then emoticon organizer. a window opened. then i clicked add new emoticon. i double clicked the file then when i opened it nothing happen. it seems that it doesnt recognize it.
Title: more emoticons
Post by: Snerf on May 02, 2005, 07:24:13 AM
It is a lot easier to just edit the icons.ini file directly.

When the emoticon organizer is used, the BMP file has to be in the icons folder.  If it is not, it will not be added, and IceChat will spit out an error.
Title: Re: more emoticons
Post by: trehahn on June 03, 2007, 03:52:20 PM
Just out of curiosity, will the emoticons ever support gifs?  Also larger than 19x19?
Title: Re: more emoticons
Post by: Snerf on June 03, 2007, 05:16:52 PM
No, they need to be 19x19 in size, and they have to be bitmaps.
Title: Re: more emoticons
Post by: trehahn on June 03, 2007, 06:04:33 PM
Yeah I meant to say in the future, will it ever support them?  Some java chats use :command: to show gifs and other images, on IRC we just see the text.  This would be great to have the software recognize them as well.  Thanks.
Title: Re: more emoticons
Post by: Snerf on June 03, 2007, 06:14:09 PM
Like I said.. no.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: more emoticons
Post by: trehahn on June 03, 2007, 06:16:08 PM
Gotcha!  I wasn't sure if it was misread, or not.  Sometimes it's hard to tell with just text.  It can be read many different ways.  Thanks.
Title: Re: more emoticons
Post by: Snerf on June 03, 2007, 06:18:36 PM
Its just too much of a hassle to add all those extra things, and so few people would use it anyways.
Title: Re: more emoticons
Post by: trehahn on June 03, 2007, 06:20:41 PM
Yes, I understand.  I used to write in C++ and can fully understand.  Thanks again!
Title: Re: more emoticons
Post by: ALIENS-EXIST[A] on June 13, 2007, 02:32:06 PM
icechat7 support gifs on emonticons (no animated gifs).

edit icons.ini
replace in text >> extension bmp with gif (if your gif file exist in folder).

example:

[Emoticons]

Original
n1=regular_smile.bmp :-) :)   

modify
n1=regular_smile.gif :-) :)  

P.S: problem is only transparency color on your gif.it must be same as channel background color to look nice.

Title: Re: more emoticons
Post by: trehahn on June 13, 2007, 02:38:43 PM
Yeah I was looking at larger than 19x19 and animated gifs.  Was curious if it would allow you to see them as the java chat does.
Title: Re: more emoticons
Post by: Snerf on June 13, 2007, 02:45:13 PM
I was thinking about adding support for them, but honestly, its just not worth my time.
And it would slow things down a fair amount, those animated gif's.

As for larger emoticons, I could allow that in future versions, but as you can see now. the emoticons are resized to fit in a line of text, if the text is too small. I would probably have to add an option to turn that off, so larger/taller emoticons can be used.
That would be reasonable enough, don't you think?
Title: Re: more emoticons
Post by: trehahn on June 13, 2007, 03:41:38 PM
I'm not pushing for this by no means, was just replying to the previous post to let them know what it was I meant.  The solution they were posting wasn't what I had originally asked about, figured it wasn't clear enough.  I wouldn't worry about it Snerf, you've got a great program as it is now!
Title: Re: more emoticons
Post by: Snerf on June 13, 2007, 05:13:01 PM
Oh, right, you asked for GIF support.
Have you tried just using a GIF file , of 19x19 size, just out of curiosity?
Manually editing the icons.ini file, of course.
Title: Re: more emoticons
Post by: trehahn on June 13, 2007, 05:22:03 PM
No I haven't, because what I originally had in mind won't work.  Not that it's a big deal either, I figured I'd post just to see if it would work.  I haven't messed with any of them though.
Title: Re: more emoticons
Post by: Snerf on June 13, 2007, 06:00:05 PM
Ah, right, you wanted animated gif support.
Title: Re: more emoticons
Post by: trehahn on June 13, 2007, 06:12:23 PM
Yeah we do play by play of Chicago Bears games in our chatroom, as well as chatting too.  Most people use the java chatroom from the website.  That has many different gif options, which we'll see as :gifname: instead of the image.  Sometimes it can be confusing, which is why I asked.  It causes me to go to the java page, load it and see what they see.  Just to give you a brief background on it.  Thanks again for everything you do!