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VVVVVV => VVVVVV => Topic started by: FlamingBanana on September 03, 2011, 11:25:52 pm

Title: Custom sprites for VVVVVV
Post by: FlamingBanana on September 03, 2011, 11:25:52 pm
Hi, I wasn't quite sure to post this, but its me editing VVVVVV so i thought it would go in the levels section.

ANYHOW, THIS ISN'T A VVVVVV LEVEL. BUT, IT IS AMAZINGLY AWESOME. AND IT INVOLVES CUSTOMIZING VVVVVV. SO...

(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/4751/crazy2scrn.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/221/crazy2scrn.jpg/)

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No, I have NOT screwed up VVVVVV. I have driven all of the crew members mad.
Actually, I have edited a certain file. A little work goes a long way.

WHY AM I PRATTLING ON? WELL, HERE ARE THE VARIOUS SPRITE PACKS:
CRAZY CREW: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/36647697/sprites.png

To install this:
1. Go to where ever you installed VVVVVV. Default is C:\Program Files\VVVVVV.
2. Go to \data\graphics
3. Take the picture at the link above. RENAME, NOT REPLACE the original sprites.png to something linke normalsprites.png and THEN move the picture over to this directory.
4. Thats it. Boot the game! The crew has gone mad.

(http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/889/crazy1scrn.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/37/crazy1scrn.jpg/)

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Interested in making your own? Here are some instructions.
1. Ok, first of all, make sure you have something like paint.net or Corel Paint shop Pro. I used paint.net, which is free, but everyone has their preferences.
2. Open up sprites.png Which is in the VVVVVV directory at /data/graphics.
3. ZOOM IN ALL THE WAY.
4. Edit at will!

Note: Don't just use windows paint. It doesn't work with the transparency of VVVVVV and will totally screw up the game.

5. When you're done, save AS somethingsprites.png
6. Rename the original to normalsprites.png and the new one to sprites.png
7. LOAD THE GAVVVVVVE!!!!!!

I want this post to be a hub for all the various sprites the community creates, so if you make your own post to this thread and i will update this post.

Signing off,

--FlamingBanana--

Post Script: Yes, I did this myself.
Title: Re: Custom sprites for VVVVVV
Post by: Whirligig on September 04, 2011, 01:59:42 am
Flipping sprites.png horizontally makes the Edge Games pacman dudes show up in custom levels.
Title: Re: Custom sprites for VVVVVV
Post by: Sendy on September 04, 2011, 02:47:00 am
Quote
(http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/889/crazy1scrn.jpg)

CUAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I'm finding that a lot funnier than I think I should do  :D
Title: Re: Custom sprites for VVVVVV
Post by: PJBottomz on September 04, 2011, 02:58:01 am
Victoria looks chinese. :D
Title: Re: Custom sprites for VVVVVV
Post by: FlamingBanana on September 04, 2011, 11:23:47 am
Muahahahahaha. Victoria in that picture has a sad face on.  :victoria:

Title: Re: Custom sprites for VVVVVV
Post by: PJBottomz on September 04, 2011, 11:28:00 am
I tried to edit the sprites once, but they came out like shit. :-X
Title: Re: Custom sprites for VVVVVV
Post by: FlamingBanana on September 04, 2011, 11:33:04 am
PJ, did you use windows paint? (simply referred to as Paint)? It totally screws everything up. I suggest going to getpaint.net (http://getpaint.net) and downloading the software paint.net there. Use that instead, as it does not totally screw everything up.
Title: Re: Custom sprites for VVVVVV
Post by: PJBottomz on September 04, 2011, 11:51:38 am
No, I used GIMP (General Image Manipulation Program). It works just a well as paint did.
Title: Re: Custom sprites for VVVVVV
Post by: Terry on September 04, 2011, 04:07:16 pm
The issue is probably transparency - they're single coloured sprites, so you need to have a transparent background layer for it to work. White pixels, black pixels, whatever, anything that's not transparent is just going to be rendered as a single colour by the game.
Title: Re: Custom sprites for VVVVVV
Post by: FlamingBanana on September 04, 2011, 04:48:05 pm
Originally, I put in black spots to make crazy eyes, but in the game they turned blue, which was fine by me.

And when you use MSPaint or apprently GIMP, saving it removes the transparency. It gave me a warning in MSPaint when i tried, but I'm assuming GIMP was very silent about it.

Although it is rather funny when viridian becomes a box.  :viridian:
Title: Re: Custom sprites for VVVVVV
Post by: PJBottomz on September 04, 2011, 05:16:09 pm
Gimp uses actual transparency - it doesn't use a white background. Say if I wanted to edit  :viridian:'s sprite in GIMP. It would look something like this:

(http://i.imgur.com/DbFeK.png)

GIMP actually handles PNG transparency very well. If it was a JPEG image, there'd be an issue, though.
Title: Re: Custom sprites for VVVVVV
Post by: FlamingBanana on September 04, 2011, 06:22:57 pm
Hmph.

Paint.net does that too, but MSPaint doesn't.

So how did you screw it up then?
Title: Re: Custom sprites for VVVVVV
Post by: PJBottomz on September 04, 2011, 06:57:45 pm
I'm a horrible artist. :)
Title: Re: Custom sprites for VVVVVV
Post by: xTwoTails on September 04, 2011, 07:12:08 pm
I'm a horrible artist. :)

We all start somewhere! =3
Title: Re: Custom sprites for VVVVVV
Post by: PJBottomz on September 04, 2011, 07:26:09 pm
Please! :D
Title: Re: Custom sprites for VVVVVV
Post by: FlamingBanana on September 04, 2011, 07:44:52 pm
Some of us *points to self* have more skill than others *points to pj*
Title: Re: Custom sprites for VVVVVV
Post by: PJBottomz on September 04, 2011, 07:55:26 pm
Which includes who's better at scripting *points to self* and who's not *points to FlamingB*

 :) JK.
Title: Re: Custom sprites for VVVVVV
Post by: FlamingBanana on September 05, 2011, 06:53:30 pm
Lawlz.

Well, you are right on that count.

BUT DAMN YOU, I ANIMATE.  :D
Title: Re: Custom sprites for VVVVVV
Post by: DensetsuNoKaboom on September 05, 2011, 07:12:28 pm
Coolio. Is this possible with the Steam version?

And while I'm on the subject, is it possible to patch the Steam version?
Title: Re: Custom sprites for VVVVVV
Post by: Officer Captain on September 05, 2011, 07:57:46 pm
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\vvvvvv\data\graphics
Title: Re: Custom sprites for VVVVVV
Post by: DensetsuNoKaboom on September 05, 2011, 08:09:13 pm
I looked there, didn't find any Steam folder...

To elaborate:

C:\Program Files\???
Title: Re: Custom sprites for VVVVVV
Post by: PJBottomz on September 05, 2011, 08:53:00 pm
I write stories and sing. I also run a webshow.
Title: Re: Custom sprites for VVVVVV
Post by: FlamingBanana on September 06, 2011, 12:10:04 am
I write stories, and i sing (but not in public). I also am starting up an animated series.

(and NO, I did not start it becuase you said you had a webshow. Its been in the works forever now.)

Once I finish typing up my 100 page epic I'll put up a post 'bout it. (no, I'm serious. Really. Already have the draft, now i just have to type it.)
Title: Re: Custom sprites for VVVVVV
Post by: PJBottomz on September 06, 2011, 12:54:42 am
Fine. We're even. :P
Title: Re: Custom sprites for VVVVVV
Post by: FlamingBanana on September 06, 2011, 09:45:39 pm
Alright. >:)

Wow, we have strayed off topic...
Title: Re: Custom sprites for VVVVVV
Post by: PJBottomz on September 06, 2011, 10:30:22 pm
Anywhoodly do... What was the topic again?
Title: Re: Custom sprites for VVVVVV
Post by: FlamingBanana on September 07, 2011, 10:55:21 pm
Something about sprite.

Mmmm i like sprite.
Title: Re: Custom sprites for VVVVVV
Post by: PJBottomz on September 07, 2011, 10:58:40 pm
I prefer Mt. Dew.
Title: Re: Sprite for VVVVVV
Post by: FlamingBanana on September 07, 2011, 11:08:28 pm
They sold this classic Mt. Dew that was really good. I don't know if it's still selling, as it was limited edition or something.
Title: Re: Custom sprites for VVVVVV
Post by: PJBottomz on September 08, 2011, 01:28:37 am
Oh, yeah, I remember that. I think they took out the sugar or something, but it was FUCKING AWESOME.
Title: Re: Custom sprites for VVVVVV
Post by: Damn It AL to Hell on October 01, 2011, 06:57:23 pm
This looks complex :victoria:
Title: Re: Custom sprites for VVVVVV
Post by: Dispensers Heal on October 01, 2011, 07:30:40 pm
I'm gonna make an Ogmo Viridian.