(10-30-2012, 01:11 PM)
Windows 8 Custom Tile Art Thread #1
Get the newest version of OblyTile here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1899865
1. Give the tile a title, this is used in start screen searches. If you want to keep the tile clean you can check the box to not display the title on the start screen.
2. Add the path to the exe of the program you are creating a tile for. Arguments can be added for doing this such as opening Steam in Big Picture Mode by adding the argument "-bigpicture"
Alternatively, you can paste any path into the program field, such as "http://www.neogaf.com/" and it will open up in your default browser (desktop browsers only), or you can link to a local file and it will open in the program associated with that filetype, or enter the path to a drive/folder and it will open in explorer.
3. Choose the tile image. You do not need to keep the tile at this location, it is copied to a folder in C:\Program Files\OblyTile\
4. The small tile image is used in Windows Search, All Programs list, and the start screen zoom view. Some tiles may include a different image for this size, if not use the same image as the large tile.
5. Background colors are used when tile art has any transparency, this can be set to any color by using the samples or the color picker.
6. Click Create Tile and it is added to the end of your Start Screen. Then just position it wherever you want.
To arrange tiles in to groups, drag a tile into an empty space beside an existing group until you see a faint bar appear. Drop the tile on the bar and it will form a new group you can add more tiles to. To name groups, zoom out (ctrl scroll down, ctrl -, or click the icon in the bottom right of the start screen.) Right click on an existing group and click the name group icon in the bottom left of the screen.
There have been some instances of tile art disappearing. If this happens, re-open OblyTile and let it sit for a few seconds, or press the refresh button, to allow it to rebuild the tile cache.
Tiles must be a minimum of a 150x150 .png (recommend 300x300 to increase compatibility with different scenarios). W8 search and start screen zoom uses a separate icon, so if you want a different crop of the icon or something else to appear in searches include an additional 30x30 .png, otherwise the large tile can be used for this and is re-sized automatically.
Any graphic can be used to fill that square, or you can make use of transparency to allow the user to customize it on their own colors. A title can be set on tiles by the user, so you can design tiles around there being a user defined title, a logo on the art, or no branding at all.
I will keep the post updated with tiles for as long as I can, to help people easily find what they are looking for. For your tiles to be added they need to follow this format, to keep the process of organizing them efficient
Code format; please copy and paste everything inside the code tags and edit it to include your information (remove the * from the code tags)
[CODE*][url~="url of your post here"]title of the tile set[/url] (your username)[/CODE*]
Originally Posted by MrBig:
Last edited by MrBig; 12-05-2012 at 03:42 AM.
(10-30-2012, 01:12 PM)
Lists are in alphabetical order by set title. CTRL+F to find a specific tile set. If you do not find what you are looking for, make a request or make it yourself and post it in the thread following the guidelines above.
Many Metro-style icons for common things can be found in this pack.
Some application tiles have transparent backgrounds - use OblyTile to set a custom background color for these tile sets.
Age of Conan (derFeef)
Alice: Madness Returns (Mangotron)
Assassin's Creed 3 (MrBig)
Assassin's Creed III (Radec)
Assassin's Creed 3 (CryptiK)
Battlefield 3 (Mangotron)
Battlefield 3 (CryptiK)
Battlefield 3 (Radec)
Bioshock Infinite (derFeef)
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (CryptiK)
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Radec)
Counter Strike GO (CryptiK)
Darksiders 2 (MrBig)
Dark Souls (MrBig)
Dark Souls (VindictiveGnome)
Dead Space 2 (Jzero)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (MrBig)
Diablo 3 (Jzero)
Diablo III (Radec)
Dota 2 (CryptiK)
Fallout 3 (Quick)
Fallout: New Vegas (Quick)
Far Cry 3 (Radec)
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (derFeef)
Guild Wars 2 (Divvy)
Guild Wars 2 (MrBig)
Halo 2 (MrBig)
Hitman: Absolution (derFeef)
Hitman Absolution (Radec)
Hotline Miami (derFeef)
Mark of the Ninja (VindictiveGnome)
Mass Effect (Quick)
Mass Effect 2 (Quick)
Mass Effect 3 (Quick)
Metro 2033 (MrBig)
Mirror's Edge (MrBig)
Natural Selection 2 (tci)
Natural Selection 2 (CryptiK)
Need for Speed Most Wanted (CryptiK)
Planetside 2 (MrBig)
Portal 2 (MrBig)
Project Cars (VindictiveGnome)
Sleeping Dogs (MrBig)
Sonic Adventure (Rlan)
Sonic CD (Rlan)
Sonic Generations (Rlan)
Starcraft 2 (Jzero)
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II (Quick)
Super Meat Boy (Jzero)
Tales of Monkey Island 2: Special Edition (Quick)
The Cave (Quick)
The Elder scrolls IV: Oblivion (MrBig)
The Elder scrolls V: Skyrim (MrBig)
The Secret World (derFeef)
The Walking Dead (MrBig)
The Witcher II (MrBig)
Torchlight 2 (Jzero)
World of Warcraft (Jzero)
World of Warcraft: Mist of Pandaria (Radec)
3ds Max (MrBig)
Ableton Live (StudioTan)
Adobe CS4 (Jzero)
Adobe CS6 (Jzero)
Adobe CS (scotcheggz)
Adobe CS (MrBig)
AMD Catalyst (Jzero)
Canon EOS Utility (Jzero)
Daemon Tools Lite (Jzero)
EpGuides Watcher (jakeellis01)
Game Save Manager (3chopl0x)
Hex Chat / XChat (MrBig)
Jasc Animation Studio (MrBig)
Media Player Classic (3chopl0x)
MSI Afterburner (Jzero)
MSI Afterburner Alternative (nazfalas)
NVIDIA Inspector (MrBig)
Nvidia Inspector (3chopl0x)
Office 2013 (Jzero)
PS3 Media Server (jakeellis01)
PS3 Media Server (Quick)
PS Vita Content Manager (Quick)
Roccat Driver (nazfalas)
Sony Acid Pro (StudioTan)
Visual Studio 2012 (Jzero)
Wamp Server (Nymerio)
Windows Media Player (jakeellis01)
Google Drive (MrBig)
Google Drive (jakeellis01)
Google Music (jakeellis01)
Last edited by MrBig; 04-20-2013 at 05:54 AM.
(10-30-2012, 01:26 PM)
Halo: Combat Evolved
The Walking Dead
Assassin's Creed 3
Last edited by MrBig; 11-04-2012 at 02:46 AM.
(10-30-2012, 01:34 PM)
Pretty Cool stuff. Would be nice if Windows could integrate this for HTPC Game playing like Steam has........ but I doubt it.
Can you navigate Metro with a 360 controller?
never heard about the cat, apparently
(10-30-2012, 01:36 PM)
A bitter, cynical, safe moist as dude
(10-30-2012, 02:21 PM)
(10-30-2012, 02:45 PM)
Really gonna be following this hard
Anyone know if there's a good ESPN icon out there?
I think I'm gonna take a stab at making an iFanboy icon too, since it's a smaller website and i'm not sure anyone has one yet
(10-30-2012, 02:55 PM)
(10-30-2012, 03:02 PM)
No controller navigation is stupid of the highest order.
That said, this thread is something special. Can't wait to get to the PC and start customizing my categories.
(10-30-2012, 03:08 PM)
Too lazy to tile this manually.
What we need is some sort of plug-in that can automatically search a user edited database and download the relevant graphics.
Like XBMC and its various plug-ins.
never heard about the cat, apparently
(10-30-2012, 03:17 PM)
i might buy another one though, i want more buttons.
I reprogamed the green button to windows key, then those other 4 buttons, dvd etc to access the charms bar, taskswitcher, app bar and tab. Can get around the applications decently. Mostly just use xbmc and hulu desktop though. Start screen (and a mapped win key) makes it very easy to switch between them.
Last edited by Windu; 10-30-2012 at 03:21 PM.
(10-30-2012, 03:29 PM)
Someone on GAF made a program that allows the xbox controller to open and use the start screen. I can't remember who it was, but I am sure some will.
Also, OblyTile seems to have stopped working for me.
(10-30-2012, 04:15 PM)
(10-30-2012, 04:23 PM)
Here's a few popular ones I made the other night:
I'm sorely thinkging of just making all my metro tiles one or two colours, it's starting to look far too messy!
(10-30-2012, 04:27 PM)
For those of you not using the NeoGAF Pro Dark theme, these will be hard to see. They're flat white versions of the program icons, use OblyTile to set the background color - example
Hex Chat / XChat
Compressed File (Winzip/WinRAR)
Last edited by MrBig; 11-01-2012 at 04:28 PM.
(10-30-2012, 04:34 PM)
I "made" these (just cut them down from other pics) if anyone wants to partake.
Last edited by Mangotron; 10-30-2012 at 04:36 PM.
(10-30-2012, 04:52 PM)
(10-30-2012, 05:13 PM)
I added most of the posts to the list, but please use the format in the OP in the future, and label each set of tiles. I don't know what everything is and I can't spend that much of my time making a link to every post that will be in this thread myself :(
(10-30-2012, 06:43 PM)
[url~="http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=43779437&postcount=48"]Super Meat Boy[/url] (Jzero) [url~="http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=43779437&postcount=48"]Torchlight[/url] (Jzero) [url~="http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=43779437&postcount=48"]Torchlight 2[/url] (Jzero) [url~="http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=43779437&postcount=48"]Airmech[/url] (Jzero)
Last edited by Jzero; 10-30-2012 at 07:06 PM.
o_O @_@ O_o
(10-30-2012, 06:53 PM)
On topic: this is awesome. Thanks to everyone involved.
If I could make a request: a spiffy tile for launching XBMC? I can't be the only one.
Last edited by BreakyBoy; 10-30-2012 at 06:57 PM.
(10-30-2012, 06:57 PM)
[url~="http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=43779890&postcount=50"]Facebook[/url] (Quick) [url~="http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=43779890&postcount=50"]Twitter[/url] (Quick) [url~="http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=43779890&postcount=50"]Hulu[/url] (Quick) [url~="http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=43779890&postcount=50"]VLC Player[/url] (Quick)