I've read the post about "fancy lifebar" and it's working very well with one color bar or vertical gradient bar (as seen in the post: cyan on top and dark cyan on bottom), but what about an horizontal gradient like Street Fighter bar? (red on the left and yellow on the right)
Using hints in that post, the bar resize itself and so the gradient, because I'm using a sprite already with the gradient (done in paint shop pro).
Last but not least, the bottom layer of the bar is a transparent grid as in the "fancy lifebar" post.
Anyone has an idea about this? My head is blowin' :D