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Re: Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru Color Hack
« Reply #80 on: July 13, 2016, 01:05:48 am »
The one on the right is waaay too garish, yes. It's not a matter of wanting things "gritty" or "realistic", it's wanting something that will look easy on the eyes.

I brought the image on the left into GIMP and fiddled around with it a bit to make something that I feel could work as a compromise. Not clown vomit, but bright enough that people won't think it's trying to be, uh... a "PS3 game in disguise"? I don't think there's anyone who wants this game to be that, but...


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Re: Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru Color Hack
« Reply #81 on: July 13, 2016, 02:18:09 am »
I agree, the palette choice on the left looks very nice!  The variation on the right looks obnoxiously vibrant.  Your original palette concept is very easy on the eyes and just feels right.   :thumbsup:

Edit:  I personally don't see the need for the black outlines....

I completely agree
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Re: Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru Color Hack
« Reply #82 on: July 13, 2016, 09:29:51 am »
Right one looks more legit as a GBC game.

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Re: Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru Color Hack
« Reply #83 on: July 13, 2016, 02:31:47 pm »
If this thread has proved anything, you can't please everyone.
If you're going to try to please someone, it might as well be yourself.  Otherwise you're going to put months of effort into something you aren't completely pleased with, and that's a recipe for burning out and not completing it in the end.

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« Reply #84 on: July 13, 2016, 02:33:23 pm »
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Re: Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru Color Hack
« Reply #85 on: July 13, 2016, 02:47:42 pm »


It felt so perfect... and balanced.

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Re: Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru Color Hack
« Reply #86 on: July 13, 2016, 04:33:17 pm »
If he wants gritty and realistic then why is he using the squiggly grass outline from zelda dx?

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Re: Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru Color Hack
« Reply #87 on: July 13, 2016, 08:12:50 pm »


It felt so perfect... and balanced.

I totally have to agree here! All this talk about about changing this and that, but I personally think it looked best the way toruzz had it in the beginning. Everything just felt right. Now I feel like everyone's nitpicking is just stirring everything up and making it hard to find a focus. I say stick with the original pallet!

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Re: Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru Color Hack
« Reply #88 on: July 13, 2016, 08:55:15 pm »
If he wants gritty and realistic then why is he using the squiggly grass outline from zelda dx?

Are you still on this tack? He's not trying to be gritty and realistic, he wants something that will look nice without being hard on the eyes.

Maybe it's the (over?)abundance of brown in the tileset that's throwing people off. Real is brown, after all.

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Re: Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru Color Hack
« Reply #89 on: July 16, 2016, 02:47:28 pm »
yeah, you can use words like gritty, or you can use words like subtle, you can use words like colorful, or words like garish.

At the end of the day it just depends on your agenda and your preference.

Saying something is "gritty" doesn't make it so, it just means that you don't like it and are trying to posture it as objectively bad, but it's a subjective matter to begin with.
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Re: Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru Color Hack
« Reply #90 on: July 18, 2016, 01:35:35 pm »


Please release two ips patches - one with the muted colors, one with the real hardware accurate colors.

This thread is a microcosm of the division between the two. Some people will think that the muted colors are better and others will insist on the oversaturated Link's Awakening DX look because that's what it would have looked like had the colorized version been officially released back in the day.

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Re: Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru Color Hack
« Reply #91 on: July 18, 2016, 01:50:30 pm »
Wow, looks neat!

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Re: Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru Color Hack
« Reply #92 on: July 22, 2016, 09:10:12 pm »
If this thread has proved anything, you can't please everyone.
If you're going to try to please someone, it might as well be yourself.  Otherwise you're going to put months of effort into something you aren't completely pleased with, and that's a recipe for burning out and not completing it in the end.
Yeah, that's absolutely right. I appreciate the feedback and all, but right now I'm wasting a lot of time just because of other people preferences. From now on I'll just make what I feel right or I'll never complete the hack.

Speaking of which, I think I'm going to go with this colors:


Maybe I'll tweak them a bit, but you can see what I'm trying to do - I want the colors to be the same I used from the start after emulating them. So yeah, I'm going to use saturated colors but definitely not the same palette as LA.

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Re: Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru Color Hack
« Reply #93 on: July 22, 2016, 09:26:58 pm »
Yeah, that's absolutely right. I appreciate the feedback and all, but right now I'm wasting a lot of time just because of other people preferences. From now on I'll just make what I feel right or I'll never complete the hack.

Speaking of which, I think I'm going to go with this colors:


Maybe I'll tweak them a bit, but you can see what I'm trying to do - I want the colors to be the same I used from the start after emulating them. So yeah, I'm going to use saturated colors but definitely not the same palette as LA.
I love the palette!
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Definetely a very good choice of colours you made there.
Awesome work!

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« Reply #94 on: July 22, 2016, 11:08:52 pm »
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Re: Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru Color Hack
« Reply #95 on: July 22, 2016, 11:12:37 pm »
Looks pretty good! I think that's a decent compromise between the cartoonish and subtle styles people have been fighting over.

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Re: Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru Color Hack
« Reply #96 on: July 24, 2016, 03:03:14 pm »
I think that we should all just accept what OP selects. He doesn't even have to do this hack and any color is better than no color. If you don't like it, you can always make another hack how YOU want it to be.

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Re: Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru Color Hack
« Reply #97 on: July 25, 2016, 10:37:21 pm »
Works for me! :thumbsup:

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Re: Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru Color Hack
« Reply #98 on: July 26, 2016, 04:41:55 am »
Looks good!
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Re: Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru Color Hack
« Reply #99 on: July 28, 2016, 10:50:49 pm »
Thanks guys :beer:
Here is some progress: https://youtu.be/ZSlSSWtEm0g