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New flag rules

Postby [violet] » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:51 pm

Because it's 2020 and we live in a fast-paced modern world with high-resolution devices, I have bumped up the maximum image sizes for custom flags. New rules:

Automatic Flag Resizing

Your flag will usually be resized to fit within 428x284 pixels. Both height and width must fit, so if, for example, your flag is perfectly square, it will be resized to 284x284. This process also converts animated GIFs into static images.

Exceptions: You can have a bigger flag than usual if its filesize is small enough: If it's under 150kB and the image fits within either 535x355 pixels or 321x568 pixels, it won't be resized.

Animated GIFs are possible if the filesize is under 150kB and the image fits within 321x213 pixels. So you can have a small animated GIF so long as the filesize isn't too big. In this case, the animation will only run on your nation's home page.

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Postby Gandoor » Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:00 am

*uploads higher res version of her current flag just to test it out*

WTF it's so big it almost looks like

wrong

Anyways neato change.
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Postby The JELLEAIN Republic » Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:03 am

By custom flags do you mean excluding the preset flags ?
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Postby Klaus Devestatorie » Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:16 am

Delicious, more pixels to play with.
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Postby Ballotonia » Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:54 am

The JELLEAIN Republic wrote:By custom flags do you mean excluding the preset flags ?


Custom flags are all flags which are uploaded by players. This thus excludes all flags which are already present in the game itself.

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Postby Valentine Z » Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:31 am

Ahh neat! Thanks for this little QoL improvement!

For the last bit, do you mean that the same resolution and file size constraints are present for the forum-side for GIF flags? So... If the GIF flag is too large for the forums, it will only run game-side?
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Postby Queen Yuno » Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:49 am

Thanks for the

Larger flags + larger gifs
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Postby -Astoria » Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:52 am

Much appreciated.

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Postby Ivfbenk » Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:52 am

When I saw the title, I thought "oh capitalism now they're banning communist flags too"

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Postby Konolas » Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:56 am

Finally, I can make a bigger flag
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Postby Recuecn » Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:04 am

Wonderful! Those of us with gif or transparent flags are particularly helped out by this. Thank you!
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Postby Newark Aristocracy » Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:07 am

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Postby Refuge Isle » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:12 am

Forgive me if this has been posted somewhere else, [v], but do you intend to improve the resolution on the stock flags as well?

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Postby [violet] » Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:03 pm

Refuge Isle wrote:Forgive me if this has been posted somewhere else, [v], but do you intend to improve the resolution on the stock flags as well?

Yep.

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Postby Arkadia Aeternum » Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:50 pm

I’m overall happy with these changes. However, I’ve noticed that nation flags now cover up a large chunk of the nation’s banner space. Is there anything that could be done to offset that? Perhaps moving the flag down a bit depending on size?

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Postby Recuecn » Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:11 pm

Hi Violet,

thanks again for this update, it's pretty great and has been a lot of fun to toy around with. My regionmates and I are a bit confused though about exactly what the new requirements are for *regional* flags since it seems to be a bit different from national ones. When uploading a flag to a region it says the limit is 150x100 pixels, but we've found it seems to be 450xsomething else. Is that accurate? Are there any exceptions for regional flags like there are for national flags?


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Arkadia Aeternum wrote:I’m overall happy with these changes. However, I’ve noticed that nation flags now cover up a large chunk of the nation’s banner space. Is there anything that could be done to offset that? Perhaps moving the flag down a bit depending on size?

I'm having the opposite problem: because my flag is vertical, it pushes my motto and everything else down the page on my screen and creates a big blank space. Is there a way to make that exclusion zone smaller?
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Postby [violet] » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:40 pm

Arkadia Aeternum wrote:I’m overall happy with these changes. However, I’ve noticed that nation flags now cover up a large chunk of the nation’s banner space. Is there anything that could be done to offset that? Perhaps moving the flag down a bit depending on size?

Got any examples?

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Postby Thermodolia » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:45 pm

I’m completely confused. Does this mean I have to reupload my flags?
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Postby [violet] » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:39 pm

Thermodolia wrote:I’m completely confused. Does this mean I have to reupload my flags?

No, it means that we permit higher-resolution images than we did previously.

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Postby Marxist Germany » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:21 am

This monstrosity of a flag exists: The West Pacific
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Postby Recuecn » Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:48 pm

Marxist Germany wrote:This monstrosity of a flag exists: The West Pacific

I unwittingly uploaded the crazy over-sized one, actually, but it was fun. It looks like it's been replaced with a smaller one now. This brings up my question again: the text when uploading a regional flag still says the limit is 150x100 pixels, but it appears to be something more like 450 by something. What is the exact limit (both for dimension and filesize) and are there exceptions like there are for national flags?
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Postby Minoa » Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:02 pm

I think we should make use of the "max-width" and "max-height" CSS property in the nation’s description page. Flags that go over the dimension limits can be resized losslessly.
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Postby Gandoor » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:25 pm

So uh why exactly are the flags now shown as smaller again?

Seems kind of pointless to let us upload larger dimension flags so we can have bigger flags and then change it after a few days so you can still upload the bigger flags, but the site won't display them full size.

Might as well just revert to the old size limits then.

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Postby Vando0sa » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:53 am

Gandoor wrote:So uh why exactly are the flags now shown as smaller again?

Seems kind of pointless to let us upload larger dimension flags so we can have bigger flags and then change it after a few days so you can still upload the bigger flags, but the site won't display them full size.

Might as well just revert to the old size limits then.

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They still show up larger for me..

I really like the regional flags being much bigger now! Those where always so small..
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Postby Gandoor » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:31 am

Vando0sa wrote:
Gandoor wrote:So uh why exactly are the flags now shown as smaller again?

Seems kind of pointless to let us upload larger dimension flags so we can have bigger flags and then change it after a few days so you can still upload the bigger flags, but the site won't display them full size.

Might as well just revert to the old size limits then.

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They still show up larger for me..

I really like the regional flags being much bigger now! Those where always so small..

No, it definitely are showing smaller again, at least on my display.

Like this is what is displayed on my nation page:
https://u.cubeupload.com/AikoHeiwa/chromejfdQRjLQ7k.png

And this is the flag as cropped from the page itself:
https://u.cubeupload.com/AikoHeiwa/chromeKur2UZGPqL.png

Which, unless I cropped the image wrong, is displayed with a dimension of 340x227.

But if I right-click and select 'open image in new tab' to view the original file of my flag, I get this:
https://u.cubeupload.com/AikoHeiwa/gandoor558922.jpg

Which is in the actual 532x355 image I had uploaded and my profile was displaying as when this change occurred.
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