Hacking DS Palettes

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Nov 16, 2008

Hacking DS Palettes by Flamemonkey at 12:47 AM (1,092 Views / 0 Likes) 3 replies

  1. Flamemonkey
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    So, I'm trying to hack Castlevania OoE, and I'm wondering, how would I go about changing a palette for a sprite. Like, specifically, the Werebat Transformation's palette? Because she looks REALLY weird with green skin.

    I'm just wondering if it's possible/we know how. If not, that's cool, but hey. It'd be awesome if I could figure this out for DS games. I'm able to edit the palettes in GBA games fairly easily, but since I can't find an emulator capable of working/giving me an OAM/Palette viewer (Like VBA), it's proven very hard.
     
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    the palettes in the DS are usually the same format as palettes in GBA. In crystaltile2, you can easily convert the palette data into a viewable palette.
     
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    Except that...
    1.) Crystaltile2 is in Chinese, and I can't even find a currently working link to it/lng pack...
    2.) It sounds like I'd need to know what the palette that the sprite is using beforehand, which is the part I'm having trouble with (If I had an OAM viewer in an emulator that worked with Castlevania, then most of this problem would already be solved...Does anyone know of one? If it doesn't work with Castlevania, or doesn't have BOTH an OAM/Palette viewer, then it's relatively useless for me...)
     
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    1. I've made an english language file. Ask noitora, he should still have it.

    2. No, you don't need to know it beforehand. Just test one, and if it doesn't work, then try another one.
    Most of the times, the palettes in NDS files are all separate or INSIDE the graphic file, so it won't be much of a problem trying to find it.

    just looking in the ROM, all the files are data files.
    None of the files are obviously graphics, so you should look into each files that might be graphic related.
     

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