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JJFTails' Chaotix Art Editor V2.50 Released

Discussion in 'Engineering & Reverse Engineering' started by Wurly, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Wurly

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    Hey guys. Sometime back, I decided I'd port Sonic & Tails into chaotix, but it would be impossible without an accurate documentation on how to edit character art. Drx's documentation was faulty and too hard to understand, and so I've written a guide that is accurate:

    I then found out that it would be nearly impossible to actually port them without a program that edited the art for you. So I open up visual basic, and write a program that edits character art and palettes. After realizing this would benifit the communtiy, I decided to release it.

    Version 2.50 is now out, and there quite a bit of new features in this release.

    New Features of 2.50
    - Importing uncompressed art
    - Importing art from roms using the .SC files provided
    with Sonik Sprite
    - Exports the RIGHT color bitmaps
    - Everything 16 bit changed to 4 bit (I thought it
    was called 16 bit, because 16 colors)
    - When changing palette colors, there are seperate
    inputboxes for R, G, and B
    - Changed fonts, made form smaller, various minor changes

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    Version 2.50 downloads
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    Mirror 1: http://www.hacking-cult.org//html/upload/1158100450.rar
    Rapidshare:http://rapidshare.de/files/32908192/CHAOXED.rar.html

    Version 2.50 (beta) downloads
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    Rapidshare: http://rapidshare.de/files/29555354/CHAOXED.rar.html

    Version 2.00 downloads
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    Mirror 1: http://www.something.gdarcade.taloncrossin...unk/CHAOXED.rar
    Get it at the utils section of hacking cult: http://www.hacking-cult.org/?utils
    Or rapidshare: http://rapidshare.de/files/27264768/CHAOXED.rar.html

    Version 1.00 downloads
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    Mirror 1: http://www.newfolio.com/chaos/jjfart.zip , courtesy of lostgame
    Mirror 2: http://kernel.ws/~puto/jjfart.zip
    Mirror 3: http://puto.eth0.ws/jjfart.zip

    As for the hack, Lostgame and I are kind of busy right now, but we will get back to it eventually.
     
  2. Tweaker

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    Looks like Sonik Sprite on crack. Nice stuff, and good work. :)
     
  3. Shade

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    Very, very nice man :) Finally, some focus on Chaotix hacking. Haven't seen much of that since back in the day with the Bango Mango.

    Anyway, thanks for this. Great stuff.
     
  4. Dark Sonic

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    Excellent. Do put Sonic and Tails in, but don't take out some of the better characters like Mighty or something. Take out Charmy (replace Whechidna with Tails and Charmy with Sonic)

    yays
     
  5. Lostgame

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    You released it, eh?

    So that's what Sarah was saying. Great work!
     
  6. drx

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    I hate when this happens
     
  7. Wurly

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    We did agree that whoever got theirs done first could post theirs.

    I must give drx most of the credit though. He was the one who figured out the format, he had the idea of making the program before me. I just did the programming.
     
  8. Hivebrain

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    Someone mirror the file please.
     
  9. drx

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    nah, don't worry. I just mean, I hate when I'm lazy and someone is first. my bad etc :P

    better luck next time I guess.
     
  10. stormislandgal

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    It would make more sense to switch those two around, since Tails is the one who's supposed to fly. =P

    Looks nice. If there were more frames for Vector, I'd stick him in Sonic 1. =P
     
  11. Sonic 65

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    This is a very good program. Now add a BMP importing feature =P
     
  12. Lostgame

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    I may look at making a cross-platform, C++ version of this, if I have the time, which I will likely not.

    I wonder where I put all my chaotix/crackers utilities...
     
  13. Dark Sonic

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    Well, I said that since I think Whechidna's slot was going to be Tails' anyways, so I figure just put him in. But what you said does make more sence.

    As for Vector, simply Make more frames for him :P
     
  14. Mystical Ninja

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    Nothing that concerns this place in the least.
    Oh, finally. I was waiting YEARS for a program like this.
     
  15. BadCopNoDonut

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    JJFTails FTW. Seriously, that's some nice stuff, and hopefully it will sort of change up the hacking scene since really, only 2 games are hacked heavily(Sonic 1 and 2).
     
  16. Lostgame

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  17. Techokami

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    Someone, please be nice and post the Chaotix ROM in .bin format because all the ROM sites nowadays are GoodSet whores and thus only distribute in the .32x format.
     
  18. Tweaker

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    Even though it's as simple as renaming the file?
     
  19. Wurly

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    Actually its as simple as renaming it to chaotix.smd and then converting it to .bin with UCon.
     
  20. Rika Chou

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    No, I think Tweaker is right. I had the *.32x file and just renamed it to a *.bin file and the program worked just fine.