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Getting AA icon images

Discussion in 'Census: EverQuest II' started by beasty, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. beasty

    beasty New Member

    Maybe I'm overlooking it, but I can't find the syntax for retrieving the icon for an AA spell.

    If I do, for example http://census.daybreakgames.com/xml/get/eq2/alternateadvancement/?id=158 the first entry has <icon id="664" backdrop="461"/>. How can I turn that into an image?

    I'm assuming it is some variation of http://census.daybreakgames.com/img/eq2/icons/664/spell replacing "spell" with something else, but i have been unable to guess or find what the "something else" should be.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Feldon

    Feldon Administrator Staff Member

    So do you want the bad news or the really bad news?

    I don't know if AA icons are provided by Census these days but they weren't when EQ2U and Dragon's Armory were developed, so we snagged the actual AA icons from the game. Those are here:

    \\EverQuest II\UI\Default\images\icons\icon_as1.dds
    \\EverQuest II\UI\Default\images\icons\icon_as21.dds

    Here's the DDS plugin for Photoshop 32-bit (doesn't work on 64-bit):
    NVIDIA Texture Tools for Adobe Photoshop

    There's also a freebie DDS Viewer out there on the web.

    For EQ2U, I wrote a Photoshop Action macro that splits the icons out of the DDS files into individual PNGs. You can see (and download if you wish) those here:
    Index of /images/aa

    For Dragon's Armory, Dedith kept the AA images as 6x6 grids and uses image vector placement to display them:
  3. beasty

    beasty New Member

    Ok, thanks for the links.

    I guess the sorta good news is that the reason I couldn't find them in the census wasn't due to my lack of imagination or research.

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