For this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LmPO_3dBFQ
I need to make a menu for when the game first boots. It allows setting the channel's (for PSG sound FX) stereo separation and as well as global PSG volume level. And difficulty mode setting.
Anyone interested? The title/boot screen is shown before the game begins and doesn't replace the original title screen.
I can put something generic there, but I figured why not add something custom/nice for a change. Looking to do this fairly soon.
I'll give a few details: Title/boot screen image is 256x224. Tiles are 8x8. Each tile is 15 colors. The color format is RGB, 9bit. To do it in something like Photoshop, use RGB steps of 36 (0,36,72,etc). For example R of RGB has 8 steps: 0, 36,72,108, 144, 180, 216, 252. Same for G and B. There are 16 subpalettes. Each subpalette holds 15 colors. A tile can be assigned to any of those 16 subpalettes; but only 1 subpalette per tile (doesn't matter where that tile is, in the pic). For photoshop, I usually just have a transparent overlay that's in a 8x8 grid - so that I can keep track of which tile uses which subpalette. Sound complicated? It's not. I can give a PSD example file of how it works.
So, that's that. If you're interested, post some mock-ups here.
Edit: I was actually gonna use this:
But the I need a 'megaman' title, not a rockman one. And I need that 'megaman' title bar on a separate layer, so I can scroll it in. And since there's no detail underneath it, I can't (I'm not a good enough pixel artist to replace the BG detail).