Bead Surge (Beading Software) *Available Now

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Re: Bead Surge (Beading Software) *Available Now

Postby Tesserex on Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:38 pm

I'm a .NET programmer as well - in fact I'm making a Mega Man engine (for those of you obsessed with MM like me). I gave a brief glance at your code, looks nice, and I'm testing the app out now. A friend and I are planning on making a bead app for Windows 8 Metro, which we already have started. Definitely nice to know other software is out there. If I can find some time maybe I can help with this as well. But that's a pretty big if.
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Re: Bead Surge (Beading Software) *Available Now

Postby synergy on Thu May 03, 2012 12:01 am

I've also offered help on this project. Sent an e-mail to the author through their website.
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Re: Bead Surge (Beading Software) *Available Now

Postby surger on Thu May 03, 2012 7:09 pm

Cabanaman wrote:Man I am excited to use this program. Look's like a godsend! However I'm having one small issue. Whenever I view a page listing the colors with their dropdowns (in image pallet or bead management) the color bars overlap the menu. Like so:

beadsurgprob.png


Any idea what's causing this?


Busy busy busy... Hmmm what is causing this. I honestly have not the foggiest. Looks like the drop down is ignoring the presence of the color menu. I'll have a look.
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Re: Bead Surge (Beading Software) *Available Now

Postby 8bit on Fri May 18, 2012 1:09 pm

I saw some people asking about making a Mac compatible version. Have you folks tried using Parallels yet? I know it's not perfect, but Parallels lets you run tons of PC programs on Mac with only minor issues.
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Re: Bead Surge (Beading Software) *Available Now

Postby dangeman100 on Thu May 24, 2012 2:13 pm

wow this is really nice! It will help me a lot with perler beads.
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Re: Bead Surge (Beading Software) *Available Now

Postby maxdaling on Thu May 31, 2012 7:50 pm

This is a pretty awesome idea, and well executed. Nicely done!

One small thing I noticed is just a couple missing perler colors in the database ex: sand and blueberry.

Just thought I'd throw my two cents in, obviously the more available in the database the better. A feature that I'd like to throw out there would be maybe the ability to disable all of a certain brand by the click of a button. Say if I want to eliminate all the Hama colors at once.
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Re: Bead Surge (Beading Software) *Available Now

Postby xbethx on Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:09 am

Is anyone else experiences crashes with the program alot. I havnt been able to use it for larger sprites like 9 boards or more..when i go to edit the pallet with these sprites it crashes. Is there any way to fix this?
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Re: Bead Surge (Beading Software) *Available Now

Postby xbethx on Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:10 am

xbethx wrote:Is anyone else experiences crashes with the program alot. I havnt been able to use it for larger sprites like 9 boards or more..when i go to edit the pallet with these sprites it crashes. Is there any way to fix this?


ok so figured out that its not the size of the image thats causing it to freeze.. tried resizing it to be only 4 boards and it still freezes up when i try to edit color pallet :(
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Re: Bead Surge (Beading Software) *Available Now

Postby reroots on Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:47 pm

I love this program for helping me to get the scale of what I'll be working with. I personally don't use it for color matching. It's more fun to me to go through and decide myself on colors. I have noticed that it often crashes when trying to make an image report, and that sucks because image reports are so helpful.
It's an awesome program, but I wish I could turn off color matching.
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Re: Bead Surge (Beading Software) *Available Now

Postby sleekjazz on Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:15 am

HI All,

The BEad Surge website appears to be down, this software sounds great has anyone got a copy of it they could email me?

Cheers
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Re: Bead Surge (Beading Software) *Available Now

Postby Kallid on Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:55 am

I realized after a few people asked that I have not posted this. If you use Bead Surge you can edit the colors that come with it. This is usually stored inside your Documents folder under BeadSurge in a file called "colours.xml". Make a backup of the file if you wish.

Below is what I currently have in my file. I have edited the colors and arranged them by color groups. I have only changed the ones with have enabled="True" so I don't know how accurate the rest of them are.

The clear/transparent/glitter colors are more of a guess then the rest of them, they tend to appear darker when they are part of the sprite, so that is the color I tried to represent. If I remember right I may have Glitter Red wrong but feel free to fix it.

Also if Surger is reading this, he can feel free to use these colors in a new build if he wants.

Enjoy

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Colors>
<Color name="Black" red="10" green="10" blue="10" owned="35000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color type="hama" name="ARMY GREEN" red="30" green="56" blue="29" owned="8000" used="0" enabled="True" />
<Color name="Silver" red="50" green="50" blue="50" owned="2000" used="0" enabled="True" type="hama" />
<Color name="Trans Black" red="70" green="70" blue="70" owned="13000" used="0" enabled="True" type="hama" />
<Color name="Dark Grey" red="90" green="90" blue="90" owned="1000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="Grey" red="164" green="164" blue="164" owned="0" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="Pearl" red="187" green="191" blue="181" owned="6000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="Light Grey" red="216" green="216" blue="205" owned="11000" used="0" enabled="True" type="Nabbi" />
<Color name="White" red="255" green="255" blue="255" owned="8000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="Burgundy" red="71" green="3" blue="23" owned="5000" used="0" enabled="True" type="hama" />
<Color name="CranApple" red="120" green="5" blue="40" owned="3000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color type="hama" name="DARK RED" red="175" green="10" blue="22" owned="4000" used="0" enabled="True" />
<Color name="Glitter Red" red="204" green="43" blue="38" owned="3000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="Red" red="235" green="0" blue="0" owned="3000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="Hot Coral" red="255" green="90" blue="115" owned="4000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color type="hama" name="PASTEL RED" red="251" green="101" blue="94" owned="1000" used="0" enabled="True" />
<Color name="Blush" red="255" green="150" blue="160" owned="3000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="Claret" red="205" green="54" blue="100" owned="2000" used="0" enabled="True" type="hama" />
<Color name="Raspberry" red="190" green="70" blue="115" owned="2000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="Magenta" red="255" green="60" blue="130" owned="3000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="Bubblegum" red="240" green="130" blue="175" owned="3000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="Pink" red="240" green="95" blue="165" owned="1900" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color type="hama" name="Flesh" red="240" green="170" blue="165" owned="2000" used="0" enabled="True" />
<Color name="Peach" red="250" green="205" blue="195" owned="4000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="Light Pink" red="245" green="200" blue="230" owned="3000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color type="hama" name="ORANGE-HAMA" red="245" green="54" blue="24" owned="3000" used="0" enabled="True" />
<Color name="Orange" red="240" green="115" blue="40" owned="3000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="NeonOrange" red="250" green="120" blue="80" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" type="perler" />
<Color type="hama" name="TEDDY BEAR" red="240" green="175" blue="95" owned="1000" used="0" enabled="True" />
<Color name="Butterscotch" red="255" green="163" blue="70" owned="6300" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="Cheddar" red="250" green="200" blue="85" owned="2000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="Trans yellow" red="232" green="208" blue="0" owned="2500" used="0" enabled="True" type="hama" />
<Color name="Yellow" red="255" green="235" blue="55" owned="1500" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="Pastel Yellow" red="245" green="240" blue="115" owned="1000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="Crème" red="239" green="233" blue="189" owned="3000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="Toothpaste" red="160" green="215" blue="225" owned="2000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="Periwinkle Blue" red="92" green="116" blue="156" owned="4000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="Pastel Blue" red="90" green="160" blue="205" owned="3000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="Turquoise" red="34" green="154" blue="200" owned="3000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="Light Blue" red="56" green="120" blue="186" owned="3000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color type="hama" name="LIGHT BLUE" red="25" green="105" blue="180" owned="5000" used="0" enabled="True" />
<Color name="Neon Blue" red="23" green="91" blue="209" owned="0" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="Dark Blue" red="14" green="0" blue="122" owned="6000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="Trans Glitter" red="82" green="0" blue="125" owned="2000" used="0" enabled="True" type="hama" />
<Color name="Glitter Purple" red="111" green="43" blue="172" owned="2000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="Purple" red="130" green="50" blue="201" owned="7000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="Plum" red="163" green="52" blue="173" owned="4000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="Pastel Lavender" red="146" green="125" blue="200" owned="4000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="Sand" red="252" green="223" blue="197" owned="3000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color type="hama" name="BEIGE" red="225" green="185" blue="150" owned="4000" used="0" enabled="True" />
<Color name="Tan" red="211" green="173" blue="108" owned="2000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color type="hama" name="LIGHT BROWN" red="182" green="109" blue="49" owned="1000" used="0" enabled="True" />
<Color name="Light Brown" red="153" green="102" blue="51" owned="3000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="Trans Brown" red="139" green="85" blue="53" owned="2000" used="0" enabled="True" type="hama" />
<Color name="Gold" red="206" green="117" blue="19" owned="2000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="Gold" red="79" green="62" blue="21" owned="2000" used="0" enabled="True" type="hama" />
<Color name="Brown" red="96" green="57" blue="18" owned="1000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="Rust" red="169" green="54" blue="23" owned="4000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="Pastel Green" red="135" green="210" blue="145" owned="3800" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="Light Green" red="75" green="195" blue="180" owned="1000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="Green" red="115" green="185" blue="115" owned="3000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="Prickly Pear" red="175" green="200" blue="5" owned="1000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="Kiwi Lime" red="125" green="210" blue="80" owned="3000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="Parrot Green" red="0" green="150" blue="165" owned="1000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color name="Dark Green" red="40" green="140" blue="100" owned="3000" used="0" enabled="True" type="perler" />
<Color type="hama" name="BLACK" red="0" green="0" blue="0" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="nabbi" name="BLACK" red="0" green="0" blue="0" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="hama" name="GREY" red="145" green="150" blue="155" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="nabbi" name="YELLOW" red="255" green="210" blue="75" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="hama" name="YELLOW" red="255" green="215" blue="90" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="hama" name="PASTEL YELLOW" red="245" green="240" blue="125" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="nabbi" name="SKIN" red="240" green="195" blue="150" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="nabbi" name="WINE RED" red="150" green="85" blue="100" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="hama" name="BURGRUNDY" red="115" green="75" blue="85" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="nabbi" name="DARK BROWN" red="90" green="85" blue="80" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="nabbi" name="BROWN MEDIUM" red="105" green="75" blue="80" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="nabbi" name="RASPBERRY" red="195" green="80" blue="115" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="nabbi" name="LIGHT RED" red="215" green="65" blue="85" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="hama" name="RED" red="200" green="65" blue="80" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="nabbi" name="OLD ROSE" red="255" green="120" blue="165" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="hama" name="FUCSIA" red="255" green="95" blue="200" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="hama" name="PASTEL PINK" red="230" green="135" blue="200" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="hama" name="PINK" red="245" green="155" blue="175" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="nabbi" name="BLUE" red="0" green="120" blue="210" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="hama" name="TURQUOISE" red="105" green="160" blue="175" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="hama" name="PASTEL BLUE" red="80" green="170" blue="225" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="nabbi" name="PASTEL BLUE" red="90" green="170" blue="235" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="nabbi" name="LIGHT BLUE" red="160" green="205" blue="245" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="nabbi" name="DARK GREEN" red="70" green="100" blue="90" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="hama" name="GREEN" red="35" green="125" blue="95" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="nabbi" name="GREEN" red="50" green="145" blue="100" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="nabbi" name="ASH GREY" red="160" green="160" blue="155" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="hama" name="WHITE" red="255" green="255" blue="255" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="nabbi" name="WHITE" red="255" green="255" blue="255" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="nabbi" name="LIGHT YELLOW" red="255" green="245" blue="175" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="hama" name="CREAM" red="250" green="230" blue="195" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="nabbi" name="IVORY" red="245" green="225" blue="215" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="nabbi" name="LIGHT GREY" red="230" green="225" blue="225" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="nabbi" name="BUTTERSCOTCH" red="190" green="125" blue="85" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="hama" name="BROWN" red="100" green="75" blue="80" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="hama" name="RED BROWN" red="170" green="85" blue="80" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="nabbi" name="BEIGE" red="185" green="160" blue="145" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="nabbi" name="BROWN" red="145" green="105" blue="100" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="nabbi" name="CLEAR ORANGE" red="250" green="120" blue="80" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="nabbi" name="PEARL ORANGE" red="225" green="160" blue="85" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="nabbi" name="LIGHT PINK" red="245" green="200" blue="190" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="nabbi" name="LIGHT ORANGE" red="255" green="185" blue="150" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="hama" name="PASTEL PURPLE" red="165" green="140" blue="205" owned="5000" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="nabbi" name="LILAC" red="200" green="185" blue="240" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="nabbi" name="PURPLE" red="115" green="90" blue="155" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="hama" name="BLUE" red="35" green="85" blue="160" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="hama" name="PURPLE" red="120" green="90" blue="145" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="nabbi" name="OLIVE" red="200" green="200" blue="120" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="hama" name="PASTEL GREEN" red="150" green="230" blue="160" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="hama" name="LIGHT GREEN" red="70" green="195" blue="165" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="perler" name="BRIGHT GREEN" red="115" green="185" blue="115" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
<Color type="nabbi" name="PEARL GREEN" red="55" green="170" blue="100" owned="0" used="0" enabled="False" />
</Colors>
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Re: Bead Surge (Beading Software) *Available Now

Postby DarkOre on Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:51 am

Hi Kallid, your XML chart seems to have bad writen because it exit BeadSurge on run !
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Re: Bead Surge (Beading Software) *Available Now

Postby Kallid on Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:09 pm

DarkOre wrote:Hi Kallid, your XML chart seems to have bad writen because it exit BeadSurge on run !


Hmmm...I just copied and pasted it and it worked fine for me. You did copy and paste over the whole file correct? I know you have to have a unique name/type for each color. I ran across issues at some points when I would have two colors that were "Perler" type and "Yellow" color for instance. It would just throw and error and exit.

So if you just use the whole file you should be good...I think.
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Re: Bead Surge (Beading Software) *Available Now

Postby Dorkus on Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:16 am

Hello,
Upon posting this, I realized I couldn't even create my user name without a typo :(

Anyway, I've recently discovered this site though massive navigation of Google, and am very interested in taking on an arts and crafts project such as this. I went to download the program, but it seems the site is down. Is there an alternate site to download this from, or can someone possibly upload a file for download?


Thanks in advance

*Edit*

It looks like all I needed was a little patience. Seems Surge deleted the site by boo-boo. If anyone else is looking for it, here's the address:

http://zed-ex.com/?page_id=6
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