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DarkSlayer [Posts: 8]
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  • [April 19, 2019, 01:49:14 PM]
Help changing some sprites
« on: April 19, 2019, 01:49:14 PM »
Hey there guys. So, I would like to change Ramza sprite on chapters 2 and 3. I downloaded the sprite from the sprites section, opened Shishi Sprite Editor and changed the sprites. So far, so good, but the sprites are changed only on battles.
 
It was easy to use Shishi Sprite Editor to make the changes. Is there an easy way to change the sprites on the formation screen too? Maybe a similar modding tool?

Thanks in advance.
Nyzer [Posts: 1021]
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  • [April 19, 2019, 02:10:40 PM]
Re: Help changing some sprites
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2019, 02:10:40 PM »
There's another tab in Shishi. I actually forget what the name is, but you'll want to check that dropdown menu for "Formation Sprites" or something. It might be near "WLDFACE".

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    • [April 19, 2019, 02:58:31 PM]
    Re: Help changing some sprites
    « Reply #2 on: April 19, 2019, 02:58:31 PM »
    Yup, the option was there, I just missed it, thanks Nyzer.

    The sprites I downloaded do not work on the unit.bin (formation screen) and wldface.bin (portrait). Is there a place to download them, just as I did with the sprites? Or maybe a way to convert them? I never used these programs and I am quite new to this.

    Thanks in advance.
    DarkSlayer [Posts: 8]
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    • [April 19, 2019, 07:27:40 PM]
    Re: Help changing some sprites
    « Reply #3 on: April 19, 2019, 07:27:40 PM »
    I managed to change the formation screen sprite, but I think I am doing something wrong with the portrait. I mean, the sprites are perferct, but the portrait is glitchy.

    Check the attachment, please.

    Weird hum, does this happens to anyone else, or just me?
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    • [April 19, 2019, 07:40:13 PM]
    Re: Help changing some sprites
    « Reply #4 on: April 19, 2019, 07:40:13 PM »
    Colors issue? --> wrong palette. To avoid issues, read this:
    http://ffhacktics.com/smf/index.php?topic=6702.0

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    <Elric> A psx issue? That makes no sense. Sounds more like an issue with your OS.
    Nyzer [Posts: 1021]
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    • [April 19, 2019, 07:54:24 PM]
    Re: Help changing some sprites
    « Reply #5 on: April 19, 2019, 07:54:24 PM »
    The formation sprite and portrait use different image files than the spritesheet.

    The spritesheet portrait uses a different palette than the sprite itself. You should be able to learn more by checking the Tutorials out.

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    • [April 19, 2019, 09:13:28 PM]
    Re: Help changing some sprites
    « Reply #6 on: April 19, 2019, 09:13:28 PM »
    Nyzer, I have read the turorial on the link, the problem is that the sprites I posted are the ones I download from the site. I just downloaded and opened them, and they were like that.

    On the tutorial I see Celdia picking the portrait from the sprite file, with the portrait in the end, and in horizontal orientation, right? Well when I open my sprite file, it has those buggy colors.

    I will check the tutoriasl again, but any help or advise is welcome.

    Thanks in advance.
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    • [April 19, 2019, 09:53:05 PM]
    Re: Help changing some sprites
    « Reply #7 on: April 19, 2019, 09:53:05 PM »
    Yeah, they're supposed to be like that. The portraits don't use the sprite palettes. They use Palettes 9-16. Check out the Franken-spriting tutorial, CONMAN mentions palettes and how to see them in GraphicsGale.

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    • [April 19, 2019, 10:18:46 PM]
    Re: Help changing some sprites
    « Reply #8 on: April 19, 2019, 10:18:46 PM »
    Whops, so they really are different things.  :roll:

    Thanks Nyzer, I will check the tutorial you mentioned and try some things.   :D
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    • [April 19, 2019, 11:31:43 PM]
    Re: Help changing some sprites
    « Reply #9 on: April 19, 2019, 11:31:43 PM »
    Open the sprite in Palette Editor by Xif. Found in the tools section. To fix weird port issue which happens when exporting from shishi

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    • [April 21, 2019, 09:41:24 PM]
    Re: Help changing some sprites
    « Reply #10 on: April 21, 2019, 09:41:24 PM »
    Thanks Elric, I will try that  :)
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