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  • Well, Blizzard... thanks for making it easy to decide what to delete to free up some hard drive space... I guess. Ugh.
    Willibab
    Willibab
    Quit their games ages, but only because their products are lacking. Will be interesting to see if the accusations are true, always fun to see a sinking ship, especially titanic :p
    The Stranger
    The Stranger
    @taarna23 Honestly, I'm not surprised. Is there a game company that hasn't been accused of sexual harassment? Even those that seem "progressive" on the surface end up being staffed by weirdos. I haven't played a Blizzard game in so, so long. Last game I played was SC Remastered, i think. Might've been WC3 Reforged. I can't remember. xD
    Willibab
    Willibab
    Especially the ones who claim to be progressive i'd say :p
    Upscaling some VX Ace stuff because I need a break from the XP stuff. Trying to arrange those tiles into properly autotiling, easily-usable tilesets is surprisingly tough.
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    Kes
    Kes
    Tell me about it! Nightmare.
    taarna23
    taarna23
    But so, so very worth once done! For a project of my own, though, I gave up and just threw everything into a B tileset and used layers to get things done.
    taarna23
    Once you get the hang of it, mapping with individual layer control is absolutely glorious.
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    taarna23
    taarna23
    @spillycup Well, good news for you! Make a backup of your project, make a new MZ project, empty it, drop your MV stuff in and see what errors! Maps will come over, animations won't... there were some other things. I brought over a project of mine like that and it wasn't too bad.
    spillycup
    spillycup
    @taarna23 thanks so much for the tip! i didn't realize it would be that simple, i thought i'd have to build it up again from the ground up >_<
    taarna23
    taarna23
    @spillycup No worries! MV and MZ do have a lot of similarities under the hood, and MZ has a lot of "just make the MV stuff work" code in there as well. If you have an issues, let me know and I'll do what I can to help. I may need to try to recreate the process to remember what all I did, heh, but I'll do my best! :kaoswt:
    Doing pixel art on the iPad with a bag of reusable ice cubes atop my head. T_T
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    TwentyFree
    TwentyFree
    Wich app are you using?
    taarna23
    taarna23
    @TwentyFree Pixel Studio, with an off-brand apple pencil that I am so glad I got. It's weird but it seems like my barrier for making pixel art that I actually like was simply using a pen instead of a mouse. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    *upscales XP battlebacks*
    Holy heck, I'd hang some of these on the wall if I could. :o
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    Willibab
    Willibab
    Ohh, good idea... Its not easy to find decent ones :3 Especially if you dont want the RTP look.
    taarna23
    taarna23
    It's nice to have options! Don't worry, I'll be sharing these with the community. There's just... lots to do alongside it, and that's just taking XP into consideration.
    Trying another upscale method to mitigate some issues I encountered before... I kind of love the neat pattern it's created from the XP grass.
    ImaginaryVillain
    ImaginaryVillain
    Krita's got the image split command, it cuts the image up into equal portions based on the number of horizontal and vertical lines you give it. It's what I used to cut up PVG's giant patron character sheets. It would have no problem chopping up a tileset. Also it's 100% free open source goodness. :LZSwink:
    taarna23
    taarna23
    I use GIMP, personally... Other stuff for the actual upscale process (hooray for machine learning). As far as it goes, though, XP's tilesets are hardly what one would call equal sized potions all the way through, heh. Enormous trees and single square tiles, on one sheet. x_x
    ImaginaryVillain
    ImaginaryVillain
    Ha, yeah that's fair. Been so long since I've actually used tilesheets I forgot about the whole multi-square thing.
    Ugh. Going to upscale some Ace stuff because the XP stuff is giving me a pain right between the eyes. >.<
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    taarna23
    taarna23
    Between these two efforts, I'm also realizing that GIMP's resampling for scaling down images is absolute butt.
    TakeHomeTheCup
    you don't like XP art?
    taarna23
    taarna23
    I seriously less than three the XP art! But the upscale process was having some issues and I needed a break so I could mentally regroup before gicing it another go.
    When gathering requirements for what someone should have when following a tutorial, and the first is "a PC" and the second is "with an nVidia GPU," it's probably time to scrap the tutorial idea.
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    taarna23
    taarna23
    Yeah, but specifically nVidia? I can't even test the results of what I've been doing on a non-nVidia device because my computer has it, my bf's laptop has it, and even my like... probably almost a decade-old laptop does...
    So I'll just keep plugging away at this stuff and just share the results. Honestly, most people are going to want the finished stuff anyway.
    The Stranger
    The Stranger
    I've only ever used Nvidia, too. xD I think the worst GPU I've had was one of those built in intel HD thingies.
    taarna23
    taarna23
    Oh, those are SO bad... I mean, I like having a backup GPU for when the main one dies, but that barely qualifies as a GPU... >.>
    Ooh. My poor sore arm. Worth it, though. Got my first COVID vaccination today. In a few weeks I won't be a potential disease vector! At least, not for this particular plague. :p
    Phew. Done with the new upscale method for now, and tested it. Looks good, I think.
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    knightron
    knightron
    This looks sweet! Are you going to do sprites as well?
    taarna23
    taarna23
    @EpicFILE I will be. I plan to rework, then resume, my XP Upscales thread.
    @knightron I do plan to. One step at a time! This stuff takes a while.
    taarna23
    taarna23
    @Shaz I might? Some aspects are complex, especially setting up the autotiles so MV/MZ likes them. I've tried explaining autotiles before with... minimal effect. As for touching up, no. This was a throw it all together and see how it works experiment. It went better than I expected.
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    Ugh... please make the heat wave stop... x_x
    Experimenting with a new type of upscaling and tested it on some XP characters. The results are just unreasonably adorable.
    Ugh. I got a migraine while I was sleeping... the lingering headache won't go away... I just want to be productive.
    ImaginaryVillain
    ImaginaryVillain
    Pfft, you came to the wrong forum for productivity, and we've got the profile posts to prove it. :LZSwink:
    taarna23
    taarna23
    Maybe so, but with this headache, productivity wasn't in the cards anyway.
    Quexp
    Quexp
    People don't realize how much even the aftermath of a migraine affects you once it's gone. I hope you feel better soon.
    Time to get to work! For Valentine's Day, the bf is getting my take on Fallout 76's Perfectly Preserved Pie. It will be a strawberry-lemonade faux cheesecake (cremora tart).
    ImaginaryVillain
    ImaginaryVillain
    To fully simulate Fallout one must add additional RADs. Perhaps put it close to a running microwave for awhile, and perhaps a cellphone or two. Got to be authentic and all that. :LZSwink:
    taarna23
    taarna23
    But this one is Perfectly Preserved. No rads! Regardless, this one turned out... somewhat imperfectly. I ended up using a different recipe than my usual and it turned out runny. Should have just stuck to the usual one I guess. Still, it was good, and the bf was happy with it, so yay. :3
    ImaginaryVillain
    ImaginaryVillain
    I'm still trying to wrap my head around the concept of the outside world, let alone people IRL. These are strange concepts you put forth. I shall adjourn to deeper into my cave to deliberate on the validity of claims of their existence. :kaoswt:
    Ahhh. Progress feels good. My little board game project has an intro, a first map, enemies for the first map, and branching pathways as you make your way around the board.
    Well, time to try to learn how to mod Fallout 76. My bf has a severe phobia of deformed animals, so those two-headed critters wig him out too much to deal with.
    Philosophus Vagus
    Philosophus Vagus
    How does that work? I'm assuming mods are limited to simple stuff, swapping out textures and the like rather than being able to add things. I can't imagine there is much more they could let you do without opening the door to cheating, though I'm surprised you even get that much.
    Philosophus Vagus
    Philosophus Vagus
    Either way, I don't like multiplayer at all, occasionally I'll play 7 days to die or ark or something on a closed server with my brother or my sister-in-law, just never interested in playing games with strangers.
    taarna23
    taarna23
    Yeah, near as I can tell it's just model and texture swapping. I found a tutorial for bringing in stuff from FO4, but I've learned we can't edit the 76 models. So, I will have to settle for turning the mobs in question into something else. My first attempt so far has worked, but looked terrible, so I will be trying a different model.
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