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03-10-2015, 09:13 AM
Edit: Updated OP by cleaning it up a bit and added an array of new achievement backgrounds with the new format. Should be plenty of base ones to chose from for people if they want something other than the standard look. Requests for backgrounds are welcome, but I'll make them on my time schedule if anything.

(if you don't know how to change the pictures: http://i.imgur.com/pwmTjWR.jpg - for the streaming overlay picture look here: http://i.imgur.com/paF7SbK.png)

Achievement backgrounds:

Outfit Backgrounds

[GOTR] Ghosts Of The Revolution


[RSG] Republican Shock Guard


New faction backgrounds:


Translucent versions


Ingame achievement backgrounds (translucent):

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Ingame achievement backgrounds (solid):

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Achievement backgrounds meant to be used with the streaming overlay (the one you use with i.e. OBS (they have a hard line to work with keying)):

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1050 Updated MLG with the new format and even more MLG :D (this currently only works in the in-game overlay (animated))

Personal Backgrounds



Older backgrounds:


Alien VS Predator:

Duke Nukem:

NBA Jam:


Alternative to Default RTST Background:

Faction Backgrounds:

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Approved achievement icons:
(incomplete list)

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Exploding Fist
03-10-2015, 06:47 PM
Yeah this is the right spot for this. I figured it would be good to have a sub-forum dedicated to tracking achievement icons.

Cleaned up bombardier a bit as there was a bit of smudge. Added that and Harvester. Thanks again!


03-11-2015, 08:04 AM
Added a couple more, with two choices of either. Felt both were viable options.

Edit: Added a third icon.

03-11-2015, 03:33 PM
These are nice, we have to keep pushing out achievement updates to keep up with you!

03-11-2015, 06:23 PM
I love those

03-18-2015, 04:17 PM
Added a "Thread the needle" for review, and made a Duke Nukem Achievement background just for the hell of it.

03-18-2015, 05:48 PM
Nice work man-- thread the needle looks great! We'll try to put these in for our next release. Your hard work has pushed me to fix some issues we've had. Last night I fixed an issue with selecting / displaying custom achievement backgrounds in redistributed voicepacks. You may not have noticed, but the sample achievement never shows under voice pack options if it is included in the rtst_vpk binary file.

Next I want to revisit animation since it causes problems for some users still, then we can include your headshot and fatality icons.

03-19-2015, 01:16 PM
Nice! Yeah, noticed that. I've had to reload the same picture several times before, and sometimes it came up blank (no background). Was going to mention it in a feedback post, but you've fixed it, so... :D Also added two new icons for review, Instant Action and Maximum Damage. I like the Juggernaut one a lot, so didn't want to make a "new" icon, rather try and change the existing one to something showing it's "higher up the chain", so to speak. Not sure how visible it is on other monitors, but I've added the obvious color change, a glow effect as well as blood spatter on the MAX suit. And changed the eyes. Not sure if it falls in favor, but those are my changes.

Exploding Fist
03-19-2015, 06:23 PM
Excellent. To meet the current theme of progression the max one should probably have wings added seen here: https://recursiontracker.com/images/ach/Accuracy3.png

There are faction specific achievements we have ready to add (recorded) which we'd need icons for too. Two wings (https://recursiontracker.com/images/ach/Accuracy4.png) could be used, and then just color tint the icon blue/purple/red (already red by default) for each faction. If you do that, I'll get the achievements in :)

03-19-2015, 06:59 PM
color tint the icon blue/purple/red (already red by default) for each faction.

Added a second Maximum Damage in the OP (I could keep the auraxium color style from the "one man to farm them all" if you'd like). Also, is this what you meant by coloring the icon? 823 Or, would you want the square/diamond colored differently? Either is easy to do.

03-19-2015, 07:37 PM
Added a second Maximum Damage in the OP (I could keep the auraxium color style from the "one man to farm them all" if you'd like). Also, is this what you meant by coloring the icon? 823 Or, would you want the square/diamond colored differently? Either is easy to do.

Fist was hinting about the new tier 3 max achievement coming which is faction specific so we would need 3 different max icons colored toward their factions.

03-19-2015, 08:09 PM
Ah, makes more sense. I guess I was misreading it. That should be doable.

03-19-2015, 08:44 PM
So, would this then be more in line with what you guys were thinking? Pretty much anything can be changed, but just as mock ups.

824 825

Edit: I notice I've left some smudge on the VS one, I'll fix that if you want something like it.

Exploding Fist
03-19-2015, 09:05 PM
Damn. Yeah. That looks better than I was thinking.

Exploding Fist
03-19-2015, 09:10 PM
Note we still need a max damage one seperate from those. Faction specific is Tier 3, where Maximum Damage is teir 2 (and not faction specific)

03-19-2015, 09:19 PM
Updated OP with 3 faction specific ones. Kind of at a loss as to what to do with Maximum Damage now :p I'll see if something strikes the grey matter at one point.

03-21-2015, 01:40 PM
Added a new updated "Maximum Damage" icon for you guys to see. I've basically just added an extra layer of the penta shape with my first changes of shine/blood textures. Personally I feel that makes more sense than a limited amount of wings, since it's a penta, not circle/quad/triple shape like the others. Let me know what you feel about it.

Also, added a few more new ones.

03-22-2015, 11:11 AM
These have been approved. Some are already implemented. The auraxium superman and topgun top view may still be used for other achievements. (very likely they're quite good)

Figured I might as well make use of this new subforum for the icons/backgrounds. I guess you can call it a "doublepost", but I'll have everything in this OP (including suggestions on icons/any new backgrounds)

Achievement icon suggestions/pending:

Superman (normal): 792 Top Gun front view: 794
One man to farm them all: 796 Thread the needle: 817 Instant Action: 820 Maximum Damage (new upated version): 831
He's on Fire: 832 Pistol Whipped (Indiana Jones reference): 833 Sidearm Slayer: 834 Run and Handgun: 835

One request I have is when you save future icons, could you do it without hyphens? Instead of Run-and-Gun, save it as RunAndGun. Don't worry about changing existing ones.

Thanks. I'm currently adding in ones that didn't make it into 10.2.8 now.

Edit: Max specific ones have been approved. Just added in 3 new achievements. ;)
RadLock did an excellent job with these vocals too. Can't wait until people start getting them.9

03-22-2015, 01:24 PM
Cool :D And yes, I'll make sure to do that. It's just how Photoshop saves files unless I write them all in one, will fix from now on. /me starts hunting MAX's to get the new achievements :D

Edit: by that I obviously mean "gets in a MAX suit"... I'm just so damn used to killing the damn things. Might have to actually play as one now. The horror!

03-30-2015, 03:49 PM
Added two more icons that you guys could review.

03-30-2015, 04:01 PM
Achievement icon suggestions/pending:

Iced (this is completely different than the standard icons): 853 Sometimes I Impress myself (not too happy with this, made it mostly to fill an empty slot): 852

The iced one goes with the man on fire one pretty well.

The sometimes I impress myself is even a question mark in-game, so it will be nice to replace it.

Also we have animation working really well now in our development builds. If you ever want to do anything for more rare achievements like make the background glow or move in a few frames we can try it out. I can picture Sometimes I impress myself one with the purple background moving / glowing /etc.

04-07-2015, 09:09 PM
If you want to try your hand at something else...


We could use better up/down icons below the killboard, and a better hovercard background. The background would be nice to get to match the real in-game ps2 tool tips.

In fact, if you wanted to come up with a layout of useful information all together per hovercard that would be really helpful too.

By the way, some really cool things coming.

04-08-2015, 03:25 AM
Just as a quick draft, something like this?

Arrow: 875

Popup window: 876

04-08-2015, 09:19 AM
That looks great. I was thinking avout making the hover card vertically longer, and include other information like the killcount your opponent has on you/vise versa. I can probably just resize it myself though.

04-08-2015, 09:32 AM
(the one above is 512 pixels)

150 pixels vertical: 881

200 pixels vertical: 882

Edit: derp, I could've sworn I saw "horizontal" lel... 2 sec making vertical.

Let me know if the opacity needs adjustment or anything else. Also, whatever size needed can be done.

04-08-2015, 10:02 AM
I'll give this a try tonight. It looks great, thanks!

04-08-2015, 11:52 PM

Here it is so far.

There's something weird going on with the alpha channel on the top left / bottom right edges though.

The overall transparency may be a bit too much also. I'm not overriding anything using our system, just the unedited image.

04-09-2015, 12:12 AM
Hm... I'll have a look and see what it could be. I think I know what's causing the alpha channel error though.

04-09-2015, 12:38 AM
try this?


04-09-2015, 07:11 AM

Looks much better, background may be slightly too bright.

04-09-2015, 07:35 AM
Then the alpha channel mixup is what I suspected. yay, I guess :p

Here's two more with various degrees of darkness. With my lukc, you'll want something inbetween :D



04-09-2015, 07:56 AM
Actually the second one matches the official one pretty closely. Could you raise the opacity slightly? It's pretty transparent.

04-09-2015, 08:11 AM
Like.... this?


or, this?


Edit: these two may come out a little brighter, I can darken the tone again if you want.

Edit2: try this one:


04-09-2015, 08:25 AM
Yeah, the second one works great. Thanks!

Edit: Gave you access to our developer builds so you can see this in action.


04-09-2015, 09:35 AM
Cool, thanks :)

Oh, and just because, I made one that is slightly closer to the original. I intentionally made the one for RTST slightly dissimilar, but here is one that is even closer to the original (but still not 100% there). If you want a mirror copy I can probably do that as well. It's just that the "frame" is slightly offset from the corners. Other than the colors probably not matching 100% (but they should be pretty close.


If you can't tell, this one has the white frame on the vertical edges like the original does, not just the corners (but without the white bloom as that was causing the alpha issue).

04-09-2015, 10:50 AM
We don't need a mirror copy, just keeping the design style similar is enough. You've done a great job on this. Thank you again, sir!

04-11-2015, 08:23 AM
Btw, as a quick example of an animated icon, would something like this work?


If something like this is what you have in mind, I can work on making it more "shiny" and "glowy". The problem with .gif's though is that I can't make them "glow" with a transparent layer properly. It's just the nature of the image type. So everything needs to be limited to within the solid parts of the image. But there's tweaks to do making the layers themselves look more like metals and with a polished look.

04-11-2015, 08:34 AM
Yeah, exactly like that. Nice!

04-11-2015, 08:47 AM
Roger that. I shall have a few ones up later today. I'm assuming you want something like this done for "Sometimes I Impress Myself" (since you mentioned it) and maybe the tier 3 MAX icons?

04-11-2015, 09:04 AM
Up to you for all of them. The impress myself one would be kinda cool to have.

04-12-2015, 07:21 AM
Added a few animated icons that I said I was gonna do last night :p but I fell asleep after the Server Smash so... yeah. Anyway, here they are, like or dislike.

04-12-2015, 04:03 PM
This is outstanding. Should be out in an update tonight. Hit me up on steam again when you're on.

Is there anyway to clean up the shadows? Or remove them all together if not.

04-16-2015, 06:31 PM
You know... the rage quit one would be kinda cool to be animated like if the plug pulled apart and the spark animated as that happened.

04-17-2015, 08:24 AM
Something like this?:


This is set to only run once. Can make it loop if you want.

04-17-2015, 08:50 AM
Yeah that's exactly it. Nice!

04-19-2015, 07:02 AM
Silencer, I figured I could give the default achievement background that pops up in game a new twist, along the lines of the other pop up/button(s) yet still distinct. So I just made it with the boarder all the way around, and outer glow as well, not just inner. Have a look and see what you think:



04-19-2015, 11:41 AM
Looks pretty sexy to me.

06-18-2015, 05:04 AM
Updated OP by cleaning it up a bit and added an array of new achievement backgrounds with the new format. Should be plenty of base ones to chose from for people if they want something other than the standard look. Requests for backgrounds are welcome, but I'll make them on my time schedule if anything.

06-19-2015, 08:20 AM
Updated OP with a new MLG gif in the new format, and even more MLG :D

[LCTH] Vladvonvidden
06-29-2015, 08:43 AM
Hi gents !

First time I post here, so don't mind telling me if it's the wrong spot. I just wanted to ask a few things about the animated achievement backgrounds, without opening a new topic; I made a custom animated background for the guys from my unit, but it doesn't play the animation when an event is triggered (it stays on frame 1). Here is the gif (and also static png) :


I was wondering :
- is it okay to use a gif set as "infinite loop" ?
- is there a maximum file size for the gif ?
- is there a maximum number of frame for the gif ?

thx for your replies and for doing such a great job !


06-29-2015, 09:16 AM
There are no maximums set. The larger the size the longer it may take to initially load (first time or if the last achievement didn't use a background, ie FATALITY)

As of now any gif specific settings don't make it to directx. The frame rate is always 30 and it always loops for the display time of the achievement. I'd like to allow for more options in the future.

[LCTH] Vladvonvidden
06-30-2015, 01:20 AM
Thx a lot for your answer ! I'll keep trying to make things work fine then :) ! Cheers

12-05-2015, 01:33 PM
Awesome thanks!!

04-09-2016, 03:57 PM

Created a custom crosshair kill markers and backgrounds. I keep adding to it so enjoy
My latest is a flaming tr achievement banner.

02-09-2024, 08:22 PM
Did you consider maintaining the auraxium color style from the "one man to farm them all" for the second Maximum Damage icon, and is the coloring of the icon, as shown in the attachment, in line with the faction-specific achievements' requirements?