The logo editor. I used to fear this beast as much as the next guy until I realized it's not difficult to master. It may be time consuming, depending on the size and complexity of the logo. I've done logos in one sitting, maybe in an hour or so. Other have taken me days.
Keep in mind that the logo must be 128 x 128 pixels in size and up to 64 colors. It's not necessary to use all 64 colors but the more colors in the logo, the better it looks in the game. Some people are happy with a simple logo with just a few colors and no antialiasing, but the perfectionist in me won't allow me to do that.
These are the logo editor sections as far as I know.
And here is basically what I do to create logos. Remember, it's not difficult.
If you have any questions, just feel free to ask here or PM me. I'm always happy to help others with their logo making issues.
Credit to SkullTrauma for providing the logo editor picture after I stupidly deleted the ones I had.Part II
You learned the basics of the logo editor. Now you need to know how to put the logo you have on your PC in the game and on your rings. It's a time consuming task but once you finish it, you feel the satisfaction of having your own logo in your game.
Here's the basics.
Open your logo in your picture editor software. I use Paint Shop Pro because I'm not rich and somebody gave this to me a few years ago. Anyway, open the logo.
The first thing you should know is that the logo must be 128 x 128 pixels, and up to 64 colors. It could have less colors but it will look like crap. Also, 64 colors is far easier to work with than this:
That will take weeks to complete with that many colors. So lower the colors to 64. In PSP it looks like this:
Once I do that, I change the color depth back to 25 zillions. But since you already decreased the colors, you will receive this message when you count the colors:
Now we're going to go color by color and put them into the game's logo editor. Never go line by line. Only insane people do that. Go color by color. For that I pick a color that I want to start with.
The reason I increased the colors back to 25 zillion is because I am going to use a color that is not part of the logo as my guideline. If I had left the color depth at 64, I wouldn't be able to do it. For this purpose I pick green.
On the center right you can see the two colors. The reddish one is on the logo. The green isn't. Now, replace the red with green.
Look at the coordinates on the bottom left corner. You have to look for those in the editor and click on each dot to add the color. Do this until you finish with that color. After that, replace the green on the logo with either the background color or another color that is not on the logo. I choose the background color to avoid confusion. If it's the same as the background, it's done.
After you are done with the first color, go and do the same with the second. And then the third. And then the fourth. And keep doing that with all 64 colors until you are finished.
I Hope you find this short guide useful. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.