RELEASED Cats instead of Children

Discussion in 'Characters' started by Delsin7, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. MikSacred

    MikSacred Void-Bound Voyager

    Uh.. here are some screens of what I'm working on. They're almost done and then all thats left will be testing them out.

    I'm not great at this stuff so pointers would be welcome!

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    • Delsin7

      Delsin7 Space Spelunker

      Ok, I did two versions of the midget siamese. One has a dark chin, the other light. They are both in the zip archive.

      Siamese colours are really hard to do as pixels, lol. Lots of shades of tans, browns, and blacks. Grey-blue eyes also, so I just made them black. (if they were blue-ish then it looks like holes in poor kitty's head, oddly enough) If someone is good at shading, feel free to take a brush to the kitteh.
       

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      • Delsin7

        Delsin7 Space Spelunker

        Yay cats! Well something (that I just looked up and used tonight) is how to switch a single colour to another colour in GIMP. Not sure what program you are using, but in Gimp its Colors->Map->Color Exchange. If you have the color you want to exchange selected manually or with dropper, then the color to be changed will be selected. Then you can insert the color id or manually select the color you want it to become. Presto! https://docs.gimp.org/en/plug-in-exchange.html
         
        • MikSacred

          MikSacred Void-Bound Voyager

          Yeah, I'm using GraphicsGale and it has something similar, I try to use it when I can but it doesn't always work the way I want lol. So I end up having to go over the pixels. Which is okay as I enjoy seeing my ideas come together and trying to figure out the best way to try and get things to look nice.

          Thinking of trying to edit the nursery into a cat play room. I am just in the planning stages, I have to find all the sprite sheets and think of how best to redesign everything..
           
          • elyneara

            elyneara Void-Bound Voyager

            really excited to see more, any plans for toddler replacement?
             
            • Delsin7

              Delsin7 Space Spelunker

              Hmm, I just checked the toddler sprite sheet. It is way too narrow for a direct baby-cat spritesheet transfer...like super narrow. (25-33% less space) I think if someone creates a Storm/SMapi mod that can alter the sprite selector code it'd work, but until then all it'd make is weird smooshed cats. Definitely interested though, we can all use more cats.
               
              • digitalsonder

                digitalsonder Void-Bound Voyager

                AaaAaah, THANK YOUUUU! I wish I could see it in game.... *cries*
                 
                • digitalsonder

                  digitalsonder Void-Bound Voyager

                  Okay, I downloaded it and it looks so cute<33 I edited it a bit if you don't mind... but I can't turn it into an .xnb file. [​IMG]
                  For some reason I really want to name the cat Toast xDD They remind me of cinnamon toast.... mmmm.... xD
                  Edits include: Changing the eyes, the color of the tongue, and some other small pixels I can't remember
                   
                    Last edited: Mar 28, 2016
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                  • Delsin7

                    Delsin7 Space Spelunker

                    Ah there are 2 xnb files in the midget siamese zip folder, you can then extract and repack the xnb one you want with the changes you made. This is a step-by-step guide to doing xnb things http://imgur.com/a/44FO5.
                     
                    • Jokerine

                      Jokerine Scruffy Nerf-Herder

                      Do these also edit toddlers then? :)
                       
                      • elyneara

                        elyneara Void-Bound Voyager

                        I'd be willing to try to do a Storm/SMapi mod to alter the selection code. I am a developer, I just haven't worked with the Stardew valley mod tools beyond sprite edits. Can someone point me in the right direction to learn about Storm/SMapi so I can do that?
                         
                        • Jokerine

                          Jokerine Scruffy Nerf-Herder

                          I hope someone can give you a hand! I for one know nothing about using APIs. I'd just be happy with the edited sprites, but I wanted to know if the toddlers will work or not...
                           
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                          • taintedwheat

                            taintedwheat Master Astronaut

                            dude, didn't even see this, what?

                            Wow exciting! AHHHH. (still would love dawgies so I'm really excited to see them ! thanks you!!! omg!!!!)
                             
                            • xFishbone

                              xFishbone Cosmic Narwhal

                              anyone tried tossing their cat yet?
                               
                              • Spudli

                                Spudli Title Not Found

                                the toddler sheet would be a really good idea since there's nothing really stopping the babies from growing up into toddlers, which would replace the poor kitties with random gremlin children :p
                                 
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                                • Jokerine

                                  Jokerine Scruffy Nerf-Herder

                                  Hey, @Delsin7, even if we end up with a weirdly smushed version of these kitties as toddles, can we please, please have them until something better comes along? I beg you on my knees! <3

                                  Also, I know there is both baby.xnb and baby_dark.xnb in the files, so should we download two of these retextures and rename one to baby_dark.xnb, or does it not matter? Thank you!
                                   
                                    Last edited: Apr 12, 2016
                                  • kitsunespirit

                                    kitsunespirit Cosmic Narwhal

                                    Couldn't you just duplicate the cat xnb and change the name and replace the toddler xnb? They're just sprite maps, I don't think the game engine stretches the sprites to stimulate growth (that would look odd).

                                    Also I love this idea! Having kids that never grow up seems really weird... and if you're a gay couple where did the adoptees come from??
                                     
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                                    • taintedwheat

                                      taintedwheat Master Astronaut

                                      I did that by replacing the cat with a pug to have two dogs. I didn't realize this until a couple of days ago, haven't tried it with the babies yet though. o:
                                       
                                      • Jokerine

                                        Jokerine Scruffy Nerf-Herder

                                        I could probably, yeah, but as far as I can see the toddler sprite has different size so I'm not sure if it would work. I don't have any save with toddlers to test...
                                         
                                        • kitsunespirit

                                          kitsunespirit Cosmic Narwhal

                                          Hmm... I don't have toddlers either.

                                          Is the toddler sprite too tall that you couldn't make the cat the same size without it looking like a tiger or something?
                                           
                                            Last edited: Apr 12, 2016

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