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Old May 1st, 2013 (1:51 PM).
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    So the default text color for everything in Essentials is black with a gray shadow. I want to change this to be white because my text boxes and window skins are easier to read that way, and I don't want to have to manually type in \c[8] before every line of text to make it white. Options boxes already have white as the default color but the main text box doesn't. How do I change this?
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      I thought Essentials automatically inverted the color scheme of the text for dark backed message boxes? At least it always seemed to for me.
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        I thought Essentials automatically inverted the color scheme of the text for dark backed message boxes? At least it always seemed to for me.
        Yes this is true, except that my text boxes are semi transparent so they appear lighter, but when they are put on a black or dark background, you can't see the black letters well.
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          Yes this is true, except that my text boxes are semi transparent so they appear lighter, but when they are put on a black or dark background, you can't see the black letters well.
          Did you use the built in transparency maker in the materials area? Because it works if you do transparency that way.
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            Did you use the built in transparency maker in the materials area? Because it works if you do transparency that way.
            How do I do that? Sorry for all the questions and thanks. I didn't know that was an option.
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              How do I do that? Sorry for all the questions and thanks. I didn't know that was an option.
              In the materials area (next to script editor), you can import pictures into the folders of the game. You have the option to pick one color that will be totally transparent, and another to be semi-transparent. People usually use the semi-transparent option to make text boxes like that. Its also regularly used to make shadows in the tilesets.
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                In the materials area (next to script editor), you can import pictures into the folders of the game. You have the option to pick one color that will be totally transparent, and another to be semi-transparent. People usually use the semi-transparent option to make text boxes like that. Its also regularly used to make shadows in the tilesets.
                Thanks I'll take a look. I normally just do that in Gimp
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                  Well, I'm going to commandeer this topic and ask the original question again- does anyone know if we can change the default text colour?
                  Because, although the opening post says it's black with a grey shadow, it's actually grey with a lighter grey shadow, and being that I want to use a grey background I would like it to be a solid black.
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                    Venom12 VM'd me and told me how to do it. You have to edit SpriteWindow script section. Its in the first few lines. I think around line 9 where it lists the default colors. Just change the numbers there the same you would for other color changed.
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                    Old May 2nd, 2013 (9:58 PM).
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                      Oh, yes. Duh, I should've thought to check there. x.x Lovely, thank you/Venom12!
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