Making TPL (Wii image files) files Transparent?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by crwys, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. crwys

    crwys GBAtemp Maniac

    Jun 26, 2008
    United States
    Ok so i have tried many times and still can not do this. I will use an example, the wiis cursor. It is transparent, when you extract it and repack it, there is a block around it. (not transparent) On one of HowardC's tools, it has an option for transparency, but it seems to never work, anyone know any way how to repack tpl files and make the transparent?
    (Yes i have tried making a picture of my own transparent, then converting it, no good.
  2. acesniper

    acesniper GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Sep 29, 2008
    United States
    I don't know anything about making Wii CSM but if you have Photoshop, lower the opacity and save it without a white background as a .PNG file (I'm not sure if the Wii can render this type of file).
  3. ether2802

    ether2802 we have the techno...!!

    Former Staff
    Oct 14, 2007
    Pto. Vallarta
    but then again you need Gally's TPL converter, and it can't take .png [​IMG]
  4. Joey90

    Joey90 Not around any more

    Apr 21, 2007
    If this is anything like texture hacking in brawl (which uses .tpl's) then it depends on what type of tpl it is. If it is an ordinary un paletted one, then edit the alpha layer as appropriate (use a .tga) and save. Or if it is paletted then you need to do more complicated stuff.

    I don't know what Gally's converter is... I use tplx.exe to convert .tpl to .tga, and Texconv.exe (Revolution SDK) to convert from .tga back to .tpl

    If these are completely different tpl's then ignore everything [​IMG]