trouble with trasnparency

I am making a bow and arrow for the GE and i want to use 2 planes with “add” turned on in the face settings. I want the bow to be black though, but when you open a tarGA or png image in blender, the color of the transperent part is black ( perhaps by default) thus making the black part of the bow not show up. Is there a workaround or different file type i can use?


by the way, i am using GIMP.

Im not sure what you mean but have you tried having a seperate texture for the colour and transparency.

how would i do that?

Goto the Texture tab in F6, select a new slot and “Add New”.