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John Enigma

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Re: Donkey Kong Country (GBA) Palette restoration
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2018, 10:56:28 am »
^I would love to know too.

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Re: Donkey Kong Country (GBA) Palette restoration
« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2018, 01:13:43 am »
One last thing, are you planning on reworking the remaining palette assets from DKC GBA? Like extra rooms, maps and screens?
I could try helping out with those later in July, but wanted to ask what are your plans about it.
No, I won't do it. Feel free to continue it :-) I submitted a small update to fix a palette though.
That said, are you going to do the same for the sequels at any point?
I know how they look :-( But things are going to be even harder for DKC2 and DKC3 unless I code something to help myself. I'll give them another chance this summer, but I can't promise.
Album page 16/19 is glitched.
Will be fixed in 1.1, thank you.
Could you tell me more about this custom tool?
It's basically an APE replacement which can inject full 16x16 palettes directly from clipboard. I paste VisualBoy Advance palette and screenshots on Photoshop, then I start filling (without Contiguous option) all colors. After all colors are restored, I just copy the palette to the tool and it does the magic.
It can also search palettes just by pasting them from VisualBoy Advance.
But it's not user friendly, so it's not ready to be released.

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Re: Donkey Kong Country (GBA) Palette restoration
« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2018, 06:05:29 am »
That sounds pretty handy, if you could get it polished up.

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Re: Donkey Kong Country (GBA) Palette restoration
« Reply #23 on: July 03, 2018, 11:05:30 am »
Ah great.
Then I'll try to continue the project later this month :)
Thnaks for letting me know!

Also, that tool sounds really handy. It could certainly help for other restoration projects without a doubt. Hope you can get it polished up.

Thanks again!

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Re: Donkey Kong Country (GBA) Palette restoration
« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2018, 11:17:57 pm »
What's a new update from 1.1?
Need to update various background from Warp.

Hut from first level is too bright.

marc_max

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Re: Donkey Kong Country (GBA) Palette restoration
« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2018, 03:50:20 am »
That sounds pretty handy, if you could get it polished up.
Can't promise, sorry :-( It would take some time.
Ah great.
Then I'll try to continue the project later this month :)
Thnaks for letting me know!

Also, that tool sounds really handy. It could certainly help for other restoration projects without a doubt. Hope you can get it polished up.

Thanks again!
1.1 is up!
What's a new update from 1.1?
Need to update various background from Warp.

Hut from first level is too bright.
As I said, only palettes coming from SNES version were restored. The rest were not even touched. Hut from GBA is completely different from SNES's.

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Re: Donkey Kong Country (GBA) Palette restoration
« Reply #26 on: July 14, 2018, 10:21:37 am »
I forgot to ask, does this hack also restores the palettes of new stuff, like the minigames?

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Re: Donkey Kong Country (GBA) Palette restoration
« Reply #27 on: July 14, 2018, 07:11:43 pm »
The post directly above yours says that they're not.

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Re: Donkey Kong Country (GBA) Palette restoration
« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2018, 08:54:46 am »
Is anyone interested on helping to hack palettes in DKC2 and DKC3?
I've decided I could work on restoring both but I'm going to need some help since I'm not used to GBA hardware and its debugging.

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Re: Donkey Kong Country (GBA) Palette restoration
« Reply #29 on: August 18, 2018, 06:07:18 pm »
I'd be interested in helping out, but I am not used to ARM assembly at all, nor have any experience using debuggers of any kind :/

I do know my way around getting palettes and changing them, but nor if it involves debugging.
I did restore the colour in one screen left untouched in DKC1 so far, but haven't really gone back to it yet to restore others atm.

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Re: Donkey Kong Country (GBA) Palette restoration
« Reply #30 on: August 18, 2018, 08:10:57 pm »
IMO DKC3 deserves a palette restoration before the others do, considering it's actually superior to the original, unlike the others. (thanks to the new soundtrack)

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Re: Donkey Kong Country (GBA) Palette restoration
« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2018, 02:09:29 am »
I'd beg to differ, but to each their own.