Hi all. I’m updating Reunion and one of the tasks I have set myself is creating new loadout screen icons for the new primaries the game introduces – such as the Antimatter Lance, Subach Alpha, Prometheus X etc. At the moment, they are using the same 2D icons as some of the vanilla weapons, which makes it difficult to tell them apart.
Is there a guide to creating loadout icons anywhere? I assume the art for the icons can be created in any art program, is this correct? If so, what program would be best to create them with? I'm probably just going to create abbreviated words for the icons; 'AML', 'Sub-Alph', 'Prom-X' etc. since my art skills max out at badly drawn stick men.
Will the icons need to be a certain size to fit the icon box, do they need to be saved in a specific format, will I have to do anything FS-specific for the game to recognise them, where would they need to live in the file structure, etc? (and if so, what software might I need, if any?)