Ha ha, Mario is in Astal

Discussion in 'Technical Discussion' started by Shadow Hog, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. Shadow Hog

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    From the Spriters Resource, check the bottom

    How long was that sprite rip there...? Ah, well, either way, that was the last thing I expected to see from that game. Now if only I knew specifically how he extracted the graphics from the BIN (what format, etc.), maybe I could start ripping from other Saturn titles I happen to like...?
     
  2. superstarCSB

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    I probably should get back to work on my site someday...
    That's pretty cool. I have this game and haven't played it in forever. I'm sure there was no way to access this but just a little treat left in by the sprite designer.
     
  3. Zenor

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    he used tile molester to rip, IIRC.
     
  4. Shadow Hog

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    Curious. I downloaded the tool you suggested and opened the relevant file, but the only thing I can find - using all of the combinations of codec and mode - is an English alphabet, upper and lower case, what I can assume to be the Japanese equivalent (it's Japanese, either way), some 16x16 ball sprites, a weird arrow-looking thing, and then heaps upon heaps of garbage data (as far as this program will interpret it, anyway), that being 1-dimensional 4bpp linear. How he could get any ART from this is, presently, beyond me.

    That being said, I will openly admit that I'm probably the last person who should be dabbling into this sort of thing as I really have no idea what I'm doing. :P

    <a href="http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/11/5/352484/APT.BIN">Here's</a> the file (APT.BIN), if you care to look into it personally. The text I found starts at 0x000070F0, although you can find solid blocks of color back at 0x00006CF0, one tile for each color on the palette. Damned if I know what any of it means.
     
  5. Zenor

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    Compressed sprites? :\
    I can't say because I don't know what kind of game that is(Saturn, PSX etc).
     
  6. Shadow Hog

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    It's a Saturn title, and, as far as I knew, tools to rip the graphics for it didn't exist. This guy proved me wrong, somehow. I should probably outright ask him, since Lord knows I'll never figure it out on my own.
     
  7. Zenor

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    APT.bin probably isn't the file - He said he found Mario in it, not Astal.
     
  8. Shadow Hog

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    Yeah, I was looking for Mario. Seemed like a good starting place, since that was the only sprite I explicitly had the location of.
     
  9. muteKi

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    He also said that was the file he found it in.
     
  10. Zenor

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    And what I said?
     
  11. muteKi

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    Oh, it wasn't clear to me that he was looking specifically for the Astal sprites instead of the Mario ones.
     
  12. Zenor

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    No, I thought he was looking for Astal sprites, not Mario.

    Mario is in Apt.bin, Astal is in a different file.