I did notice how some colors in the palette were almost indistinguishable from one another, I didn't expect GIMP to mess up though.
I'm gonna give this a try later and see what happens. I'm going to this while in indexed mode, sounds like the best way to go about this.
I hate it when the game throws a curve-ball like that, thank goodness you're here man, it worked!
This is the first test, I only swapped black with purple, notice the sharp edge to the left of ATTACK, it's supposed to be round.
The second test, after I manually painted that part with purple:
Now I can go back to making the font not look like complete ass, just ass would be a nice improvement. xD
This is how ATTACK currently looks in the Armory:https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Wl5eBFD9wBE/VMQohveulUI/AAAAAAAAGI0/NdDiYxkA8jc/s800/test.jpg
This is how it looked before: https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-E-5eXdcs7fQ/VMPy19WGQCI/AAAAAAAAGIg/R_xUuIvg5qs/s800/test_02_with_purple_instead_of_pure_black_perfect.jpg
It's not even a font anymore, I'm making adjustments on a pixel by pixel basis, hopefully it'll look decent and readable. It's a lot like when I was making AC3 logos in Rage Racer and Ridge Racer Type-4 using the in-game editors, for better or worse.
Other than the stats pentagon, everything else in the Armory has been translated, including the weapon descriptions from the weapon selection screen.
During editing today I found an old Japanese fansite in my old bookmarks (from around 2009) which has actual text for all the character biographies in the Search function. Hopefully they will help getting at least these files translated, which personally I think are pretty important. Link: http://weaponsmanual.risu.com/acecombat3.htm