How to Add a Dynamic Copyright Date to Your Website’s Footer

Sick of manually editing the copyright date each time a new year rolls over? Many sites I run across use hard-coded dates for the copyright section of the footer. There is a better way. You can use basic PHP to dynamically generate the date to avoid this issue in the future. To add a dynamic copyright date to the footer, open the footer or template file containing the date. Then locate the date text (2011, 2012, etc.). Replace it with…

How to Create Custom Player Portraits for Madden 2008 (PC)

Creating custom portraits for the PC version of Madden is a fairly straightforward process with the right tools. To get started, you’ll need Adobe Photoshop. Some users report being able to make portraits in GIMP, but I’ve tried and had no luck. Personally, I use Photoshop CS5 (12th version); however, earlier versions of Photoshop should work also. Portraits must be in DDS format to use with Stingray’s DAT editor, the tool you’ll use for portrait insertion. Since Photoshop does not…

Tutorial For Importing Custom Player Portraits Into Madden (PC) 2008

Note to Windows 7-64-bit users: You’ll be unable to run Stingray’s DAT editor with Windows 7 64-bit, even in Windows XP mode. You’ll need to download the MSDN Corflags file first (download available at the bottom of this article). Download the file and extract it. Place the Corflags.exe file in the same folder as your DATeditor’s EXE file. To get started, download the Stingray’s DAT editor (attached below). As far as I know, this is the only program capable of…