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HL2:Regret Logo
10-14-2008, 04:08 PM,
#11
Re: HL2:Regret Logo
I'll post my thoughts when I get home on Friday.
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10-14-2008, 05:10 PM,
#12
Re: HL2:Regret Logo
The problem is, it's not the Half-Life universe, it's Crusader. I understand why you put Half-Life 2 in the title (since it's the game you're modifying), but it makes no sense to call it Half-Life: Regret.

It'd be like calling Half-Life 1, Quake II Half-Life.
"First let me say welcome to the Resistance, Captain."
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10-17-2008, 02:20 AM, (This post was last modified: 10-17-2008, 02:25 AM by HPRegret.)
#13
Re: HL2:Regret Logo
(10-13-2008, 05:27 AM)Cyberion link Wrote:
[Image: hl2regretlogode1.png]
I like this...love the 3d effect of the WEC logo..


(10-13-2008, 08:21 AM)Jupix link Wrote: [Image: logo_500.png]
This looks really nice..compact and nice placing of WEC logo. But something about 'half' and 'life2' makes it look like they are connected and kind of difficult to differentiate at a quick glance. Increasing the spacing between them might help.


(10-14-2008, 05:55 AM)Cyberion link Wrote: [Image: hl2regretlogocybdt9.png]
This is awesome..though it might be a rip-off of hl2 logo Tongue, it looks and matches nicely.
It does need a few touch-ups...it looks like a circle drawn and filled with a gradient..which does look like a mash-up job (the pic must be just a preview/style of what to follow).
Smooth, fading edges and/or a single solid colour and other shades/variations of red/black/white(and other appropriate colours) will help.
This logo could be used as a smaller logo or a thumbnail logo (lol)
The other two could be used a full/complete logo
In hl2 there are 2 logos, one with the lambda only and the other: half life with 'a' as a 'lambda'

(10-14-2008, 05:10 PM)Keenan Weaver link Wrote: The problem is, it's not the Half-Life universe, it's Crusader. I understand why you put Half-Life 2 in the title (since it's the game you're modifying), but it makes no sense to call it Half-Life: Regret.

It'd be like calling Half-Life 1, Quake II Half-Life.
It is something about rights, am not sure..remembering reading about it in one of Cyberion's post...
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10-17-2008, 05:30 AM,
#14
Re: HL2:Regret Logo
about right is no usage of word "No Regret".

Half-life has nothing to do with this one.


"Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils." - Hector Berlioz
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10-17-2008, 09:29 AM,
#15
Re: HL2:Regret Logo
OK, first up, the name.

First, it was Half-Life 2: Regret. Then I renamed it to Regret. Now I'm renaming it back to Half-Life 2: Regret.

The logic behind that is as follows.

- The name of the mod is Regret because referring in any way to No Regret, Crusader or such would infringe on EA IP and I don't want to touch their IP with a ten feet stick. Even if I don't live in the lawsuit-happy US.
- The name is prefixed with Half-Life 2 because people who've never heard of the mod need to know they need a copy of Half-Life 2 to play this. It's got nothing to do with what universe the game is set in. The name is purely technical and I will still nickname the mod Regret.
- Valve has not shot down mod teams prefixing HL2 mod names with their trademark, Half-Life 2. They have shot down mods with ": Source" in their name. This is why it's not called Regret: Source.

Hence we have Half-Life 2: Regret.

Now, the logo.

For above reasons, Cyb's logo immediately goes right out the window. Sorry. We just can't use it, it would be way too big of a "fuck you, we don't care" to the legal team at Valve. Until we have a few million in the bank, we can't afford that.

But in addition to that, it does have some design issues too. The R is situated in an unbalanced spot, it's like it's leaning to the bottom right. Easy to fix.

Another issue: What does TC mean? I have no idea. (After reading your earlier post I gather it means Total Conversion. Guess what Average Joe would think when he saw that acronym?)

Issues with the current logo that I drew:

Quote:something about 'half' and 'life2' makes it look like they are connected and kind of difficult to differentiate at a quick glance.

I went for that effect deliberately. Sorry you don't like it.

Quote:after pondering upon all situation I came into conclusion that using website's logo isn't right. After all it's Echo Sector's logo and not even No Regret logo. It's stylised WEC logo, which has no sense for the mod IMHO.

It makes two kinds of sense to me:

- This website = the mod basically. You'd think you would be glad I'm branding the mod in such a way.
- WEC exists inside the Crusader universe. It's the main entity within the game. I don't see how that's irrelevant. The only logo image more relevant to the game would be the Silencer, and again I'm getting all jittery thinking about lawsuits.

Cyberion, I'm sorry you feel my logo is inadequate. But that's what we're going to go forward with, unless you prohibit the use of the Echo Sector logo, which you most certainly can, assuming you own the rights to that specific piece.

This post may unintentionally convey some hostility towards some people. I assure you, the hostility in me is towards IP laws, not you.

Let's get back to making a fun mod, shall we?
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10-17-2008, 02:11 PM,
#16
Re: HL2:Regret Logo
Actually, the logo that's at the top of the site is the LMC logo from No Regret.
"First let me say welcome to the Resistance, Captain."
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10-17-2008, 03:34 PM,
#17
Re: HL2:Regret Logo
I'm showing my ignorance to the game lore again, aren't I. Smile
Mea culpa...
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10-17-2008, 11:45 PM,
#18
Re: HL2:Regret Logo
Actually I like your logo (like I said before) Smile
It was just the 'half' and 'life2'...but now after rolling the image around in my head...it does have a unique look/feel Smile

hmm...like you said R:TC might have rights issue...sigh it would look nice with touchups
dammned rights Tongue
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10-18-2008, 07:01 AM,
#19
Re: HL2:Regret Logo
R:TC will never have any issues with rights as well as hl2: regret.

However it's common practice for total conversions (TC) to use stand alone name.
"Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils." - Hector Berlioz
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10-18-2008, 09:35 AM,
#20
Re: HL2:Regret Logo
What about combining the WEC logo with the HL style Logo? Instead of the R.
I presonally like, that everything which has something to do with HL2 has its logo style
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