How do I create a Controller Image?

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How do I create a Controller Image?

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First check the Controller Images Forum to see if an image for your controller already exists.

If not, here's how to create one.
First of all you need a paint program - see the replies for advice on good freeware recommendations

The bottom line

Xpadder Controller Images are 512x256 BMP files
Xpadder can only open uncompressed 256/16m colour BMPs but you CAN copy and paste the contents of any format directly into the Controller Settings window (using the Image options)
Xpadder uses the colour magenta (RGB:255,0,255) for transparency

How to create

1) Download an image of your controller from the internet. Alternatively, you can take a photo of your own controller or draw it directly!

2) Resize the image so that it is 256 pixels high. If the new image is now more than 512 wide then undo that resize and resize the image again but 512 pixels wide

3) If the new image is 256 pixels high then you need to expand the canvas to 512 wide (centering the image). If the new image is 512 wide then you need to expand the canvas to 256 high (with the image at the bottom)

4) Fill any white space with the colour magenta (see above) using a tolerance value to remove any off-white pixels

5) Copy the image and paste into the Controller Settings window (using the Image options). Look at the main Xpadder to test how it looks

6) Save the image as an uncompressed BMP for personal use

7) Upload to an image hosting site and post the link given into the Controller Images Forum

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Re: How do I create a Controller Image?

Post by Tekumi »

You said:
First of all you need a paint program (if you have a good freeware recommendation then reply to this topic with your suggestion)

I say:
GIMP! http://www.gimp.org
It is really easy to use and a way better then Paint *gg*

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Whats gimp like compared to photoshop?

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Gimp is lighter on features. But powerfull in the right hands. I made the animated forum icons in gimp. :geek:

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i perfer paint .net

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Paint.NET is the ideal one to suggest here:

- More lightweight than GIMP (smaller download, program opens faster)
- Easier to use than GIMP (bit like MS paint, most people will find it much easier)
- Every feature you need and more (definitely enough to make controller images, almost as many as GIMP)
- Free and open source (I think it only works on windows - but so does Xpadder, right?

http://www.getpaint.net/

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mgowen wrote:Paint.NET is the ideal one to suggest here:

- More lightweight than GIMP (smaller download, program opens faster)
- Easier to use than GIMP (bit like MS paint, most people will find it much easier)
- Every feature you need and more (definitely enough to make controller images, almost as many as GIMP)
- Free and open source (I think it only works on windows - but so does Xpadder, right?

http://www.getpaint.net/
only problem some people might have is how to install plugins

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Jonathan wrote:4) Fill any white space with the colour magenta (see above) using a tolerance value to remove any off-white pixels
If you use Paint.net, you have to switch from "Normal Blending" (filled glass bulb) to "Override" (empty glass bulb). Otherwise you will get massive pink bleeding.
Maybe you can add this as a note, Jonathan.
FARSTRIDER wrote:
mgowen wrote:Paint.NET is the ideal one to suggest here:

- More lightweight than GIMP (smaller download, program opens faster)
- Easier to use than GIMP (bit like MS paint, most people will find it much easier)
- Every feature you need and more (definitely enough to make controller images, almost as many as GIMP)
- Free and open source (I think it only works on windows - but so does Xpadder, right?

http://www.getpaint.net/
only problem some people might have is how to install plugins
It is actually no browser plugin, it's a stand alone program.

Also I have to affirm that it's the best program to create Xpadder controller images.
  • Gimp is totally overfilled with useless functions for creating a controller image
    MS Paint doesn't have a tolerance setting, so it either fills to much or to less
    Also MS Paint has no way to adjust the selected area, after selecting an area you can only reselect it
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Primal Fear wrote:
FARSTRIDER wrote:
mgowen wrote:Paint.NET is the ideal one to suggest here:

- More lightweight than GIMP (smaller download, program opens faster)
- Easier to use than GIMP (bit like MS paint, most people will find it much easier)
- Every feature you need and more (definitely enough to make controller images, almost as many as GIMP)
- Free and open source (I think it only works on windows - but so does Xpadder, right?

http://www.getpaint.net/
only problem some people might have is how to install plugins
It is actually no browser plugin, it's a stand alone program.
what i meant by that is if you want more features using the plugins that are availible on thier forum

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Ah, these plugins. :idea:
Well, you don't need them anyways. Paint.net in is standard version has absolutely everything you could need to create a controller image.

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why do you need an image ? this is all to complicated for me I just want to use my GoPd atari....

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The controller image is not necessary, it's just to make the user interface more visual. But you can also make your layout without a image in the background or with a drawing made directly in Xpadder.

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Re: How do I create a Controller Image?

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so can I make an atari gopad contoller do wasd contols and mouse clicks?

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Yes. You just need to create the layout (if with or without a image) and to assign the keys.
BTW: is this your controller?
http://www.ionaudio.de/system/files/ima ... /gopad.png
I would make you a controller image with that image.

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YEAS!!! but I modded it :/ my first ever mod I snapped it in half took out the circuit of the arrow buttons and c;ear and turbo the pulled the ribbon round the back and stuck it. It looks so good (boasting much)

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OMFG I just tryed using xpadder WOW its so easy an the result is BRILLLL

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I can't upload a controller image file.
There's any problem with the system?

link is this http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/5312/ze540s.png

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Well, I had once the problem that I couldn't add website addresses anymore. I ended up everytime on the main site.
Now there is the same for approving images.

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SOLVED!

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need help i am trying to upload from the database an AFTERGLOW xbox 360 controller but it says that it is invalid controller image. i followed the copy instructions even downloaded the image and even re-size it but it is not working. main problem is that in modernwarefare 2 the right joy stick is not moving fluidly it is moving while chopping each time it turns in parts

BTW i use mozilla firefox and internet explorer 10 preview edition for windows 7 64 bit
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If your problem is simillar to what I said above try to contact Jonathan.
My problem was solved by him.

Cheers

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Post by guretzeliram »

jonathan Please I need help i am trying to upload from the database an AFTERGLOW xbox 360 controller but it says that it is invalid controller image. i followed the copy instructions even downloaded the image and even re-size it but it is not working. main problem is that in modernwarefare 2 the right joy stick is not moving fluidly it is moving while chopping each time it turns in parts

BTW i use mozilla firefox and internet explorer 10 preview edition for windows 7 64 bit
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Pollux wrote:If your problem is simillar to what I said above try to contact Jonathan.
My problem was solved by him.

Cheers
thanks i am tryin but i have no access to contact any member yet

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Wait here.
Perhaps you don't have enough privileges yet.

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I have created a new controller image, the old one had invalid dimensions. Correctly resizing it would make it working, but the magenta background has been made with blending so there will be a magenta edging visible in Xpadder.

And BTW: You want to "download" the image. That you have said uploading caused a little confusion for me as it is also possible to submit new controller images to the DataBase.

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Primal Fear wrote:I have created a new controller image, the old one had invalid dimensions. Correctly resizing it would make it working, but the magenta background has been made with blending so there will be a magenta edging visible in Xpadder.

And BTW: You want to "download" the image. That you have said uploading caused a little confusion for me as it is also possible to submit new controller images to the DataBase.
thank you very much. yes sorry I mean downloading. Thank you very much. I added your immage in xpadder

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WHATS UP WHEN I HIT THE CONTROLLER DATABASE ALL I GET IS A BLANK PAGE
NO WAY TO EMAIL ANYONE ABOUT PROBLEMS A BUNCH OF FORUMS THAT ARE MOSTLY LOCKED.
WHAT THE HECK IS UP WITH THIS PLACE

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I was there right now via cellphone.
The "heck" is with your PC or your brain.

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Re: How do I create a Controller Image?

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Paint.net is for film and theatrical special effects and costs. Gimp is a free download.

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Bezprzewodowy GamePad Defender Scorpion L2 Help please do not as it is impossible to send mail please!
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Re: How do I create a Controller Image?

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Do you want a controller image for this controller (means I would create it for you)?
Is this one the controller you mean?

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Yes exactly this for earlier thanks

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I have posted the controller image here. You can read here how to Copy&Paste it.

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Re: How do I create a Controller Image?

Post by acdc_forever77 »

Is there a tutorial for Photoshop and or Gimp? I'm trying to make an image for the MK9 360 stick. (This one https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q ... 2350323930

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http://xpadder.com/forum4/viewtopic.php ... 428#p21428
It looks a little bit chewed on the right side, that because all images I could find where .jpg's and .jpg breaks color transitions and tones. I made some adjustments to the worst pixels, but I see no way how to make it perfect.

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Oh wow thanks man!! And it's cool this will work :) Good quality pics are indeed hard to come by.

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Primal Fear wrote:The controller image is not necessary, it's just to make the user interface more visual. But you can also make your layout without a image in the background or with a drawing made directly in Xpadder.
what he said ^ the image is just to make the layout look like your controller, I'm now using an xbox 360 air flo controller to play eso, but my image is from an air flo controller to the ps3 lol, really it's just cosmetics. If it's not a concern to you. You can just skip the image phase of the controller setup an go directly to sticks, then buttons, etc... just name your buttons after you place them in the program an it shouldn't be any different, the functionality stays the same.

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:lol:
mgowen wrote:Paint.NET is the ideal one to suggest here:

- More lightweight than GIMP (smaller download, program opens faster)
- Easier to use than GIMP (bit like MS paint, most people will find it much easier)
- Every feature you need and more (definitely enough to make controller images, almost as many as GIMP)
- Free and open source (I think it only works on windows - but so does Xpadder, right?

http://www.getpaint.net/

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How Do I go to controller settings ?

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I can't find controller settings please help.

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Would someone makeme a controller image for this the srw s1? http://steelseries.com/us/products/othe ... ring-wheel

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Re: How do I create a Controller Image?

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also need the 4 paddles on the rear... I think they're the bumpers and the triggers

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Added the 4 paddles on the rear. If the placement is no good let me know.

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Sure would be nice if someone could write a simple 5 minute tutorial on using paint.net.

I know how to resize the image
I know how to set the file format to bmp
I know how to set the RGB levels of 255,0,255

I DONT KNOW HOW TO CHANGE THE BACKGROUND TO MAGENTA

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gbrandon wrote:Sure would be nice if someone could write a simple 5 minute tutorial on using paint.net.

I know how to resize the image
I know how to set the file format to bmp
I know how to set the RGB levels of 255,0,255

I DONT KNOW HOW TO CHANGE THE BACKGROUND TO MAGENTA
You need to paint in the magenta. Start by erasing everything around target image than use the paint pail or bucket whatever you want to call it to fill in the most you can than the spots that don't get filled in use the brushes to get them after that to get best result I zoom all the way in and do the touch ups around the edges of target image with the pencil pixel by pixel.

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godsgrace73 wrote:Paint.net is for film and theatrical special effects and costs. Gimp is a free download.
I'm not sure where you are getting that idea from, but it is incorrect. Paint.NET is a generic paint program like Gimp or MS Paint. See the features here.

And Paint.NET is free... here, try this download from their website.

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