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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #180 on: October 03, 2016, 11:27:02 am »
Did you use NO$GBA's palette viewer to get the palette for the Julius mode HUD portraits?

I used DeSmuME's palette viewer to get the RGB values. Then I put the colors in a binary file using Tile Molester to get the bytes to search for (same method I explained earlier).

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #181 on: October 03, 2016, 11:34:55 am »
I used DeSmuME's palette viewer to get the RGB values. Then I put the colors in a binary file using Tile Molester to get the bytes to search for (same method I explained earlier).
Oh yes, sorry, I completely forgot that you already mentioned how you did so.
Guess it's time to move to Desmume. :P

Just tested the in-game Soma's portrait for the menu, here you go:

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #182 on: October 03, 2016, 11:39:55 am »
I'm thinking of touching it up a bit more but honestly I think it looks pretty damn good in-game! Nice job on the implementation
'We have to find some way to incorporate the general civilians in the plot.'

'We'll kill off children in the Juuban district with an infection where they cough up blood and are found hanging themselves from cherry blossom trees.'

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #183 on: October 03, 2016, 11:44:41 am »
That new Soma pic does look kinda bad on the thumbnail, but it don't bother me in game. It's much better than what they had before.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #184 on: October 03, 2016, 12:48:26 pm »

Gave the HUD icons a try. If anyone can get more detail at this resolution, don't hesitate to do so. I think I made them somewhat recognisable, so that's something at least.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #185 on: October 04, 2016, 12:46:32 pm »

Gave the HUD icons a try. If anyone can get more detail at this resolution, don't hesitate to do so. I think I made them somewhat recognisable, so that's something at least.
Top notch work, Johann! :)
I already implemented that into the ROM. ;)

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #186 on: October 04, 2016, 01:27:34 pm »
Glad to see DOS is still progressing. What is there left to do besides the reaction portraits?

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #187 on: October 04, 2016, 01:34:23 pm »
Glad to see DOS is still progressing. What is there left to do besides the reaction portraits?
Only Dario and Dmitrii's portraits I think.

One of the main reasons I posted the beta patches here was because I wanted to see if people could bump into yet some unmodified portraits or other kind of imagery which still had the anime style.
The reason for this is that I found some images in a different offset of the ROM which still have some kind of anime style and seems to be similar to the portraits, I mentioned it in this post a few pages back, in which I said the following:

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Huh...
I was going through the ROM's data and I found something odd.
There seem to be some callbacks to the original portraits in 0x012FE600, there's one with Dimitrii's agonizing face and after that there's one with Mina.

I don't know if those two separate images are used anywhere in the actual game, that's why I released the patch, so that people could test it and let me know if there was anything odd or still missing.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #188 on: October 04, 2016, 02:04:44 pm »
I think Dario and Dimitris portraits were posted a while back. Are you saying you want them touched up first?

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #189 on: October 04, 2016, 02:06:40 pm »
I think Dario and Dimitris portraits were posted a while back. Are you saying you want them touched up first?
Nah those are already implemented.
I mean azulo's work. The best I've seen. xD

Once his/her rendition of Dario and Dmitrii are done, I'll make a proper hack page for DoS. :)
I'm still waiting to see if something else comes up though. You never know what might come up with a hack.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #190 on: October 04, 2016, 02:14:58 pm »
Hey, everyone! It's so cool to see more things implemented, I'm excited! :)

Sorry for slowing things down... I've been behind my weekly schedule with work and haven't had much time to work on other things  :'(
So I'm glad ShadowOne did an updated patch with the portraits we got so far. I'm sure some of you will be satisfied with everything as it is :P

I'll make new portraits for Dariio and Dmitri first, but after that, I would like to touch up a couple of the others portraits already done (Mina, specially)... And maybe squeeze in a few variants too, at least the more impactful ones (like the 'defeated' varations of Celia, Dmitri, Dario, and crucified Mina)...

So PLEASE be patient, it'll come ;D

If you need any reassurance that work is being done, here's a FIRST (NOT FINAL) sketch...



Gave the HUD icons a try. If anyone can get more detail at this resolution, don't hesitate to do so. I think I made them somewhat recognisable, so that's something at least.
Wow, those look way better than I expected they would! Amazing!

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #191 on: October 04, 2016, 02:24:34 pm »
Wow azulo!
That Dario mockup looks incredible!
I love the facial touch ups you gave him, it's looking fantastic. :)

You got a fan in me. xD
And don't worry, I'll wait patiently. :D

Right when both Dmitrii and Dario are ready, I'll open up the hack's page for a 1.0 release with static portraits, then later down the road I'll add another one for the dynamic portraits.
That way we can have both patches available with time. :)

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #192 on: October 04, 2016, 06:34:18 pm »
Super nice work! Especially the Dario sketch. I mean this in a good way, but is it just me or does that sketch remind anyone else of this?-


Also come to think of it, Dmitrii's face reminds me of Luke Skywalker.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #193 on: October 05, 2016, 02:48:03 am »
Azulo, if i could suggest, could you just draw the art and then scan it and convert it? Your first version of that one girl was much better than the revised version you touched up. Initially you removed the outline, totally the opposite of what Ayumi Kojima has done.

Edit: see what I mean?




Honestly, I'd prefer all the artwork were redrawn in the style of the first portrait.

Anyway, from this short sampling of pictures being used now:





All the characters use black outlines.
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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #194 on: October 05, 2016, 09:04:18 am »
Wow azulo!
That Dario mockup looks incredible!
I love the facial touch ups you gave him, it's looking fantastic. :)

You got a fan in me. xD
And don't worry, I'll wait patiently. :D

Right when both Dmitrii and Dario are ready, I'll open up the hack's page for a 1.0 release with static portraits, then later down the road I'll add another one for the dynamic portraits.
That way we can have both patches available with time. :)

Thanks for your kind words again!
We'll get this done in time, and done well :)

Super nice work! Especially the Dario sketch. I mean this in a good way, but is it just me or does that sketch remind anyone else of this?-

Those are actually very interesting references, thanks  :laugh:

Your first version of that one girl was much better than the revised version you touched up.

You really think that? ::)

I appreciate your feedback, but I really can't agree with the first one being better. The face converted very awkwardly to the smaller size, and the coloring didn't make a very good use of the available palete.

If darker outlines and "outlines consistency" is all that's bothering you, that can easily be modified on the later one. In fact, I would like to touch up the whole set to have consistent borders style once I finish doing the last few missing.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #195 on: October 05, 2016, 09:50:39 am »
New girl is much better.
Helicoptering about till I find some ROM hacking treasure.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #196 on: October 05, 2016, 10:07:50 am »
Well, if the consensus is to keep the revision, you should at least give it a black outline.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #197 on: October 05, 2016, 11:27:44 am »
All the characters use black outlines.
Some of those outlines were added by me to aid the clarity of the spritework, and only the Arikado portrait has an actually black outline.  :huh:

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #198 on: October 05, 2016, 01:27:14 pm »
I guess I'll agree that the 1st pic isn't as colorful as the 2nd pic. But I think the black line should be added to keep it conformed to the other pics. If a black line is no longer azulo's style perhaps JohannGralog could do it.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #199 on: October 08, 2016, 07:25:10 am »
Can someone upload the most recent version of this hack for me? All the links in this thread seem to be down.