Random GCN Hacking: Sonic Adventure DX Graphics Replacement

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    I want to replace the title logos for Sonic Adventure DX: Directors Cut with The Original Logos for Sonic Adventure and run the game on a Wii through Dios Mios. I'm going for simple image and video replacement, So it shouldn't be too hard. I didn't make this thread to ask for help, but if anyone wants to, feel free to post links to tools or images I could use for this tiny little project. I'm just starting with the title logos because I really just like the original logo's more.

    I need to replace the logos on the following
    -opening video
    -title screen
    -menu backgrounds
    -potentially the opening.bnr

    This means i'll need tools to extract/compress GVM files, and convert the original SA1 video to the video format used in this GCN version.

    I'm really just doing this out of boredom and I'll add a patch file here if I can after I get it all done- although the video file for the original opening MIGHT eat a bit of space--

    If my efforts are fruitful, I might expand the project to change some of the textures to the original ones from Sonic Adventure (RedTrain over Blue train, Checkered Pool Tiles over Intertwining Pool Tiles, ect.)

    If I need any help or advice, i'll post my troubles in this topic.
     
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    Way ahead of ya in the texture department, i'm curious about doing the SA1 video though.
     
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    Do you have the dreamcast iso?
     
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    I have the GCN Preview Prototype ISO actually.
    I might be able to copy paste the video from that if Im lucky.
    (Edit:The Proto Runs perfectly on a Wii in DM)
     
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    Perfect, it is as you say, copy and paste will do it.

    Also:
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    I' m having trouble finding the actual logo for the title screen. Hmm.
    EDIT: NVM, found it ^_^
     
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    OK guys, I FINALLY figured out how to use VrConv to get myself a proper GVR file with transparency included. That was annoying as hell.
    It took me awhile to figure out the pixel format I needed to use. Someone REALLY needs to update puyo tools with a GUI for encoding PVR and GVR images, too bad it seems to be deserted.

    the arguments I used were these for future reference if anyone ever needs to do this for whatever reason...

    "VrConvert -e blah.png gvr none 05 -gi 6"

    Damn. Good news in I have the Original Logo in GVR format FINALLY. So we can move on to compressing it to the GVM format so DX will read it.
     
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    Well it turns out the video isn't even in the DX prototype :(
    Guess i'll have to get it from the DC version?

    It actually is, but it's not called what it is in the DX final. I think Im gonna need an SFD player. :/
     
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    Ugh, no luck with the logo's either, it seems all I did was destroy the title screen. :/
    It's because puyo tools keeps ignoring the 3rd GVR in the GVM when I try to compress. It's just not working properly due to this.