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DarkPig

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please help with my genesis graphics editing problem
« on: April 30, 2012, 09:12:20 am »
Hi hackers

I just fully translated the game "Beauty and the Beast : Belle's Quest" to french. I had no problem with texts, as well as adding infinite lives, but I am stuck with graphics...

I want to replace the original english title screen :

with this one I made, a french title screen using the same color palette as the original :


I tried many tile editors, but tiles always look altered, just "mushy pixels". I searched and learned that many game graphics are compressed... But I don't find how to uncompress it.

Or maybe it would be easier to add it in the rom's empty space and tell the game to display it instead of the original ? I don't know how to do that neither. :-[

Please help me, my translation just needs this screen to be finished. :-\
« Last Edit: April 30, 2012, 10:51:47 am by DarkPig »

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Re: please help with my genesis graphics editing problem
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2012, 10:19:21 am »
Are you sure that the "encoded" is not "compressed"?? An image with the "bad" image would be good as well.

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Re: please help with my genesis graphics editing problem
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2012, 10:46:34 am »
(Yes, compressed, not encoded, the word I wanted to use is "altered" anyway.)

Here is what most of the file looks like :


Sprite tiles are clear though, here I see the character's dress :


By the way, here is what the VDP debugger shows me while this screen :

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Re: please help with my genesis graphics editing problem
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2012, 12:29:50 pm »
You might want to scan the rom with this or this. Many Genesis games seem to use those two compression algorithms.

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Re: please help with my genesis graphics editing problem
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2012, 12:59:09 pm »
Nemesis Searcher said "The art compression format does not appear to be used in this rom" then "no archive located in this rom".
Kosinski Searcher just created an empty folder and did not say anything so I guess it is negative too.
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Re: please help with my genesis graphics editing problem
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2012, 03:25:28 pm »
A screenshot of your title screen as it appears in the game might be helpful.
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Re: please help with my genesis graphics editing problem
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2012, 06:12:56 pm »
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your title screen as it appears in the game
I did not managed to put my title screen in the game yet, because I still can't find where are the tiles of the original title screen, since everything looks mushy.
That is why I came asking for some help.
« Last Edit: May 01, 2012, 10:02:14 am by DarkPig »