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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #180 on: December 30, 2009, 11:57:00 am »
(sorry if the image is kind of crappy. I believe the game uses the 256 pixel wide mode, but Kega Fusion stretches it to 320x240, and stored the screenshot at double size. So, I tried to reverse it.)

Take the picture with Gens. :)
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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #181 on: December 31, 2009, 10:58:20 am »
It's done!  ;D

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #182 on: December 31, 2009, 12:05:19 pm »
That looks awesome.
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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #183 on: December 31, 2009, 12:08:33 pm »
Indeed!
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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #184 on: January 01, 2010, 12:14:52 am »

Nadia - The Secret of Blue Water
(sorry if the image is kind of crappy. I believe the game uses the 256 pixel wide mode, but Kega Fusion stretches it to 320x240, and stored the screenshot at double size. So, I tried to reverse it.)
(somebody able to do better at converting the official logo?)

Wow - 16-bit Nadia! I'm planning on redoing the NES title screen using the same logo. Maybe you can go off that? Maybe not. :-X
And I'll leave it at that!

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #185 on: January 01, 2010, 02:11:08 am »
I used Gens to get a screenshot.



I know it's halfassed, but I can't make it bigger without knowing just how many tiles I have available, or if I can only use one color or more. The font (Georgia) is similar, but not exactly the same. I can still do more things to it, like reducing the space between the letters, or making them a bit more streamlined.
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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #186 on: January 01, 2010, 02:14:06 am »
Is it worth mentioning that the title says ふしぎのうみのナディア (Nadia of the Mysterious Sea)? >_>;

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #187 on: January 01, 2010, 04:06:34 am »
Georgia isn’t really made for logos. Trajan or Caslon would be more like it.

Even better would be imitating the Japanese logo’s style, but that does take a good deal of artistic vision. Kind of wispy, that brush work.

Is it worth mentioning that the title says ふしぎのうみのナディア (Nadia of the Mysterious Sea)? >_>;

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #188 on: January 01, 2010, 10:06:36 am »
Georgia isn’t really made for logos. Trajan or Caslon would be more like it.

Even better would be imitating the Japanese logo’s style, but that does take a good deal of artistic vision. Kind of wispy, that brush work.
How about these?

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #189 on: January 01, 2010, 11:55:52 am »
Most of these logos are done with actual, physical ink and a brush, and are executed by master calligraphers who do it for a living. Digital fonts are right out!
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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #190 on: January 01, 2010, 02:41:59 pm »
I used Gens to get a screenshot.



I know it's halfassed, but I can't make it bigger without knowing just how many tiles I have available, or if I can only use one color or more. The font (Georgia) is similar, but not exactly the same. I can still do more things to it, like reducing the space between the letters, or making them a bit more streamlined.

AFAIK, Genesis tiles use a 4bpp format.
My count is about 232 8x8 tiles available. (still need to work on compression, seems to be a different format than the compressed sprite and font tiles). I'm sure I can do it, just been working on formatting the scripts.)
(Looking at a Gens savestate, uses almost a full page of 256 tiles - 2 16 tile rows - 6 tiles on another - a couple blank tiles to be safe)
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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #191 on: January 01, 2010, 06:41:01 pm »
Most of these logos are done with actual, physical ink and a brush, and are executed by master calligraphers who do it for a living. Digital fonts are right out!
*shrug* They could be used as a starting point.

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #192 on: January 01, 2010, 07:30:25 pm »
I used Gens to get a screenshot.



I know it's halfassed, but I can't make it bigger without knowing just how many tiles I have available, or if I can only use one color or more. The font (Georgia) is similar, but not exactly the same. I can still do more things to it, like reducing the space between the letters, or making them a bit more streamlined.

AFAIK, Genesis tiles use a 4bpp format.
My count is about 232 8x8 tiles available. (still need to work on compression, seems to be a different format than the compressed sprite and font tiles). I'm sure I can do it, just been working on formatting the scripts.)
(Looking at a Gens savestate, uses almost a full page of 256 tiles - 2 16 tile rows - 6 tiles on another - a couple blank tiles to be safe)
I only saw one color being used here - white. I need to know the exact palette available to me so I can make something "pretty". :p
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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #193 on: January 01, 2010, 09:12:10 pm »
It's done!  ;D


Wow!
I didn't even know anyone was working on this!  That looks great!!!
Many, many thanks!

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #194 on: January 02, 2010, 02:25:53 am »
It's my new year's gift!  :D

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #195 on: January 02, 2010, 03:37:07 pm »
Nadia palette. Tested by hacking a Gens savestate, so all 16 colors should be usable.


January 06, 2010, 10:41:49 pm - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
My new title screen:



Just to compare, I scanned an EGM preview containing a title shot of the canned US version.

Unsurprisingly, looks pretty much the same, but squished a bit horizontally (fits within the width of the Data East copyright and has that TM going.
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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #196 on: January 07, 2010, 10:46:59 am »
Nadia palette. Tested by hacking a Gens savestate, so all 16 colors should be usable.


January 06, 2010, 10:41:49 pm - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
My new title screen:



Just to compare, I scanned an EGM preview containing a title shot of the canned US version.

Unsurprisingly, looks pretty much the same, but squished a bit horizontally (fits within the width of the Data East copyright and has that TM going.
Whoa, there was a US version planned @_@

I'll try to edit the title screen to add the "PLAYERS" bit. I don't remember if it was possible or not.

And I'll give the Nadia title screen another shot.
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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #197 on: January 08, 2010, 12:38:08 am »
I think someone even listed an alleged US proto on ebay a couple years ago, but it seems that if it sold (can't remember), it went to an un-sharing collector. :(
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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #198 on: January 08, 2010, 12:51:49 am »
I think someone even listed an alleged US proto on ebay a couple years ago, but it seems that if it sold (can't remember), it went to an un-sharing collector. :(
Having beaten the game I can say this:

He spent his money on absolute garbage and he wasted his money. :P
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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #199 on: February 16, 2010, 03:47:02 pm »
This topic need some action!   :D