Times have changed eh? I thought I might post a bunch of the old images from the headers, and in a few minor cases images that weren't used but almost were, who knows, maybe you folks'll have a use for them....
I never was able to do a good explosion Bubble
This banner was stunning at the time because Phoenix's pose couldn't be found on CR. Croik has long since added the OA to the collection. This is one of my favorite Graphics for some reason. Unbeknownst to me, White Maya haunted the IE users for a while. This was a cute image, Mia and Pearl are just as related as Pearl and Maya, yet you never see them together.
The first time we used the traditional Over XXXX Bubble, it's stayed with us ever since.
An earlier Photoshop Mockup of the Posts, I never did quite get it to look that way, =( Spooky Udgy started a trend of having something follow you around in the background on the board.
My goodness, I remember back thinking 500 was such an awesome number for our little fandom.
Spoiler: GS3 and Scavanger Contest
The Start of our GS3 Themed Board And here's the Scavanger Hunt Alternative form. This was Godot's Background image for the Spooky Scroller
The scavanger hunt marked the end of 'serious' headers. XD I'm not sure I'll ever be able to go back. Mia is obviously supposed to be Hotel Dusk Themed, but not too many people caught that Maya was trying to be Luke from Professor Layton Godot's head was ripped from the GS3 DS English Trailer Croik came to my rescue and Photoshopped the top of Godot's head back on based upon his in game sprite And the Contest Variation And here are the contest prizes! I was originally going to X them all off individually as people found them, but I had to go to work and they all got found in the mean time. =/
Spoiler: Elite Beat Lawers
The Elite Beta Agents! Someone gave a hand color corrected version. I will forever be amazed at how awesome this particular image came out. This is another one of my favorites. You can't have the Elite Beat Lawyers without Kahn of course, but I ran out of Agents, And Beta Gumshoe sure isn't manly. If you look carefully, you'll see that all of the court backgrounds are based upon this cheep photoshop. Commander Kahn was awesome, but Phoenix came on board because I couldn't figure out how to incorporate him Beta Style Did I ever use this one? Working to Find the Right Kahn. I was originally pushing for Oldbag or the Judge, but Chiko insisted on Redd. The Redd on the coat is the one I ended up using. It's amazing how the shades totally change his expresison.
Spoiler: Duddley Do Right
It's snowing in the courtroom! The Doodle lady as 'Neil Fenwick' Snidely Whiplash Dudley Do Right! And Takita as Horse! This is another one of my favorite images. Croik got his hair and ears to look right. Doodle Lady's Rare alternative Guilty Count.
Croik got a kick out of this one. Cameos by Elite Beat Beta Phoenix, and Commander Redd This was a fun effect I'm inept when it comes to the 70s, Croik got me in with the headband. Also, this version of Minuki comes from two different images. Originally Takita Horse wasn't going to return, and Mr. Hat was gonna be there, but Mr. Hat was considered too spoilery for the public. Yay Color! Takita Horse returns, with Sideburns and John Leonard Glasses, he's also bigger then the original one.
For Banner 7, it was a tribute to the fourth wall breaking references scattered throughout the series.
Spoiler: In Jokes
I had the majority of this banner all set, except believe it or not, the background! Luckily, I had this image left over from when I was playing with one of the earlier banners. I aught to thank myself for saving myself some time. Edgy with the No WAI! Owl. Edgy can't handle the strangeness that is the Gyakuten Saiban series. So we HAD to throw him in. The pose we used in particular was a tribute to the reoccuring pose in a lot of the Phoenix Wrongs. Ema: It's just a flesh wound Mr. Wright. A Tribute to the ongoing Ladder vs Stepladder debate. This one actually made it into the banner at the time it went live. Olga 'Orly' as the Orly owl. Plus a Ya Rrly Lunch. I think the Lobster is jealous. Phoenix: Well EXCUSE ME PRINCESS I can't remember. Maybe the Lobster was too much and I took it down? Haha, this was another Godot stalker in the banner. This scared a lot of people, mostly because they didn't see it until AFTER they scrolled down! I'm so evil! This was all set to go for this particular banner, but I didn't put it in until the next banner. The reason being that Ema as the Dark knight took up the div I was going to use for this one. But I don't think you miss it that much. Both ladders are currently still with us, and I don't see a reason to take them down yet. This was a classic! Wendy as "The Wicked Witch of the Witness Stand" She also has her 'cheese' to go with her Vintage wine! Croik loved how 'cheap' it was of her to use 'sprinkle cheese'.
For Banner 8, we had our site/forum banner contest. And here's the winning entry! Beware the BATMAN! This banner was rather interesting because it was the first one where we had random images. It was quite a hit, and I think we'll be doing more of them.
The BADGER SIGNAL! This was my favorite effect! These were mostly elements stolen from the intro to Case 1-5.
The original unedited image was "The Adventures of Batman and Robin"
Cravatman and Robin! You can actually still see the outlines of Edgy's coat on his costume. I'm assuming this was one of the first sprites the winner worked on.
Franny as Cat Woman! The Whip really makes the connection! Another great connection! I'm not sure who these folks are. And I'm not a big enough Batman buff to tell. These were my favorite sprite edits. Redd and May are AMAZING Joker and Harley Nightwing Justice and Batgirl Ema You gotta love the attention to detail. Even the NOSE was sprited! That's something I missed until well after the banner was up! XD Croik and I couldn't help but think the Riddler looked like a leprechaun then a major villian, but that's how the riddler dresses! It's still awesome! This wasn't a part of the contest winner's entry, but it was too awesome not to put up.
The Broom guy is supposed to be ScareCrow. I'm not to sure who the Carmen Sandiego guy is supposed to be.
Here's some behind the scenes stuff.
The Badger Signal from a different angle. Didn't make it. Left Right Comparison I made for Croik when showing the logo.
These were how the banner was originally handed to me. Originally, I didn't even see the second part. Anyways, This was still by far the best banner we had gotten for the contest, But the logo was distorted and the background I couldn't recreate for a repeating background. But the sprites were so awesome that I decided to take what I was given and make it not just presentable but super presentable. The detail in the sprite work really inspired me to make this really good. According to Croik, TK really enjoyed the banner and how it finally came out.
For Banner 9, it is JEOPARDY!
Now you may be thinking, wha? Jeopardy? Unlike the Dudley Do Right banner, this one had some deeper meaning. The Tokyo Gameshow was about to happen, so we thought why not emphasis the 'Game Show' aspect of the Tokyo 'Game Show'. Hence we've got Jeopardy on the forums, and Wheel of Fortune on the Main Site.
Behold Miles Trebeck! Croik took extra care to make sure Miles had the right mustache.
Now, you may have noticed that the graphics for the forum banner were abnormally good. I found a trial Mac version of Jeopardy!, and unlike Windows EXEs, Mac .apps are 'very' easy to extract the graphic resources from. That didn't mean however that we didn't need to do a lot of work on it. Primary Background The Center Piece. When I was creating the contestants I pasted in a cleaned but oversized version of Wendy. and BAM. This is what I saw. I shared it with Croik and we plotted to turn it on and off for a couple of hours, see if anyone notices. Unfortunately, with the adventures that are the Tokyo Game Show 08, we totally forgot about it until a little less then a week before we took the banner down. You'll also note that the redbackground is still in. Yeah, I forgot to remove it. A Triad of Defense Aids. Pearl was fun to make. You can't see it, but she's actually in her rolling up her sleeves ready to punch frame. At least she's got a cute forehead. Doctors! Oh, Dr. Grey. I'll never get tired of your eternal rivalry with the Weather Lady. April May's Nurse outfit was from some conceptual art that was never used in the games. I think this was one of the fan submitted ones. The known confirmed cast of Gyakuten Kenji. Oh I'm sure the making of this banner would be burned in Crouton's little heart. The name 'Dennis' was taken from a Poll Croik had up at the time. Dennis Wracket or something like that was the most popular name for our Pink Tennis playing Prosecutor. At least he has good dental care. Mentors Some Non-Gyakuten Saiban Objections! The one on the left is for some new game in Japan. It looks like what would happen if Ace Attorney and Fire Emblem got together and had a kid. A Kid that like cheerleading. Next is Zack from Capcom's Zack and Wiki (A Marvelous game). And then the good professor Hershal Layton. The second non-Ace Attorney Objection banner. We've got some girl who had an entire scene in her show spoofing PW. It's quite popular on YouTube. Next is Dr. Stiles. When PW:AA first came out, all the reviewers could do would be to compare Dr. Stiles game with Phoenix's. And then there's Older Luke from the unreleased Professor Layton 3. Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix. I was sure 'someone' was going to throw spears at me for Young Phoenix's question. Police Prosecutors, This one didn't come out quite as funny as I had hoped. If you know me, then you know that I love to litter the banners with cameos from older banners past. Here's a set. But I'm sure you're familiar with them seeing as you're in this topic. The crew from GS3-2 Waitresses. And a favorite that shall always be dear to those of us at CR. The Crew from Hotel Dusk.
Stay Tuned for Banner 10. The one you're waiting for isn't up yet. But I'm pleased with the results. There's also a semi-interesting story behind it. Well, for me at least.
I guess I'm not as much of an older member than I thought... I joined during the Elite Beta Agents stage of the forums, which in truth wasn't that long ago. Well, I'm glad I made a name for myself on the boards in such a short time!
Now I feel all nostalgic. Although I'm not sure whether I should be, considering that I'm still rather new here (compared to other people, at least)...but still. It's amazing how much CR's grown, even since I've been here.
"Last daughter of your royal house/ Go I, his prisoner, because I honoured/ Those things to which honour truly belongs." Antigone, Antigone.
I even remember how I came to love PW so much... I was just doin' random stuff one day and I thought, "Hey, I remember this game... Phoenix Wright? I'll look it up and see how good it is!" Well, needless to say, I was hooked instantly. It started with me... *ahem*... "acquiring" the games, at which point I discovered the awesomeness of the PW series and subsequently found this place and joined, but before long I thought, "I gotta own these games legally!" ...So THAT'S what made me buy a DS in the first place! Today, I have all four Ace Attorney games and I love them all!!! ...And save for the... "acquizition" of the games at first, there's nothing I regret doing in this story.
Man, I'm so embarrassed by the site's original front page. We've come a long way indeed! For those who haven't seen, a while back I put up a "former banners" section in the About page on the main site:
and i think the zack gramarye edit is suposed to represent the mad hatter. i'm not sure. still lokking through the list. big list
edit: the zack edit can also be Ra's al Ghul. i think this because of the green suit and the sideburns: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ra%27s_al_Ghul i thought he is the mad hatter for the hat and the fact that the mad hatter hasn't been made. i still don't know who the trucy edit is supossed to be. if people could look/search with me we will find out.
edit2: NEVER MIND! After looking closely to the picture i see some white plucks at the sideburns wich means these people are Ra's al Ghul and his daughter Talia al Ghul
left is Ra's al Ghul, middle is Talia al Ghul and right is off course batman
note that Ra's al Ghul and batman are foes but bruce wayne and Talia al Ghul are lovers what do you mean irony
if love is a dream, then let me forever sleep
Re: Ye Olde Forume Graphics [Warning: Dump] | Updated 12/16
Wowww, I'm an extreme n00b. xD Now I want to try my hand at making a banner someday. y'know, I started playing Phoenix Wright because of 1) me stumbling upon Court-Records looking for Elite Beat Agents stuff, and 2) the Naruto Abridged episode where Iruka objects and it uses the objection bubble. I remember frantically looking for the games in Gamestop and begging my mom to get them for me. xD I was obsessed with Phoenix Wright before I ever bought the first game! Now, all I have to play is Trials and Tribulations, and I will own all five games!
Well, Court-Records sure has grown. I used to frequent on here as a guest for about a year before I gained some sense and got an account a few months ago(?). Hmm, yes. /shot/
As a matter-of-fact, I will design a random banner. Maybe something with Polly and Nick. Or, a sidekick banner! Oooh ideaz~
*gasp* I HAS IT. My idea has come to me. Heehehehee... FWAHAHAHAHAHA! *continues to laugh manically*
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