[Groop] Xbox 360 Theme images
Elie A. Harriett
elie at harriett.us
Mon Jul 14 18:39:29 PDT 2008
I found this link to creating your own 360 themes. I hope it helps.
I just got my 360 last week and I'm enjoying it. More than I thought
I would. I'd love to have a Groo theme, assuming that sort of thing
is OK with Sergio and Mark.
Here's the link: http://forums.gametrailers.com/showthread.php?t=22735
Good luck and let me know if you did it.
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On Jul 14, 2008, at 12:35 AM, Tone wrote:
> For those Xbox 360 Groopie Gamers,
> I was messing around with my digital camera and Xbox 360...
> playing around with some Groo background theme images. I came up with
> three Groo related images appropriately laid out to fit the 360's
> menu-bars/side-panels, etc. I thought I would share them with the
> in case anyone wants to use them on their own Xbox 360. :)
> Please note: I have a 720p HD TV, so the images I made are all at
> 1280x720 resolution, which is a widescreen 16:9 aspect ration. I
> the images might get expanded without too much pixilation or
> for any of the higher resolution HD widescreen formats. However, I can
> not guarantee how they will display on standard NTSC 4:3 aspect ratio
> screens at 640x480 resolution.
> This is a white-background "montage" of several smaller Groo
> images in various poses. It includes a fairly centralized larger
> blue-ink image of Groo slashing a soldier, which I scanned off of my
> sketch card. A little Rufferto image, which is almost always visible
> without any overlay from the 360 menus, walks at the bottom of the
> screen looking up at the blue-ink carnage. A golden oval with Groo
> standing within gets cut off most of the time by the right
> side-scrolling menus on the Xbox 360. On the left side, the image of
> Groo crawling out of a computer monitor also gets masked most of the
> time by the side-scrolling menu-tabs. Two other small images of Groo
> stand to the left of the blue-ink sketch and are usually visible in
> form or another behind the selections, but never hidden by the
> This is an image of Groo and most of the predominant Groo
> characters walking away with Groo waving good-bye. I forget where this
> image originates from, possibly one of the later Marvel comics. It has
> an all white background. The Sage's dog, Mulch, tends to get cut off
> the left side-scrolling tabs while the tip of Chakaal's sword and some
> of Sergio's signature gets cut off by the right side-scrolling tabs.
> This is the predominantly dark blue image from the Xmas card
> Sergio drew for the video game company, Stray Bullet, where Sergio's
> Nephew worked at. It was inked by Sergio, but colored by his nephew
> before being used by the company as Xmas cards. I ABSOLUTELY wish I
> one of these cards in my own collection, but as far as I know only
> has one.
> The image on the card is of a family sneaking down the stairs at
> sunrise on Christmas morning to find Santa sitting on the floor of
> living room playing a "what-I-wish-could-be-real" Groo video game. I
> digitally expanded this image with matching smooth flowing blue
> background colors on either side so it would not get distorted in the
> wide screen format and to make sure the central image would not get
> off by the Xbox 360's side-scrolling menus.
> The Santa image is the one I love the most and is naturally the
> one I use on my own Xbox 360. I highly recommend Groo fans choosing
> "Tangerine" dashboard/menu color choice along with whatever of these
> Groo image you might like to use. The "Tangerine" offers a nice vivid
> orange color, which is obviously appropriate for Groo in that it
> his tunic. However, within the tangerine pattern there seem to be
> squares/diamonds, which also seem reminiscent of cheese chunks to
> me. I
> find the blue Santa image goes especially well with the tangerine menu
> choice because of the blue-orange contrasting colors.
> I would REALLY love it if I could figure out how to set up an
> Xbox 360 theme, which uses four separate images. The way things seem
> be set up for end users now is they can only apply a single image to
> of the backgrounds of the side-scrolling menus. However, when
> downloading and using "professionally" produced Xbox 360 themes many
> them clearly have multiple images where a different image will appear
> for each of the backgrounds of the four side-scrolling menu sections.
> Does anyone know how to set up a four-image theme? If I new how,
> I would definitely create one or more extra Groo-related images to
> a full-featured Groo theme. In the same respect, is there anyone out
> there, who knows how to create and install their own gamer pics? I
> really do not see the point in spending any money on purchasing silly
> gamer-pics for Xbox Live. There are of course tons of free gamer pics
> out there, but they are usually pretty cheesy and/or
> commercial/promotion related. It would be super cool to generate and
> my own Groo Gamer Pics. As it is my Xbox Live profile (Tone 8) has the
> motto, "The Power of Cheese!" :)
> Take care everyone,
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