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SMW Help Desk; I help you out with SMW related matters

Postby Mandew » 9 months ago

What the title says here.

It goes for anyone, really; people completely new at romhacking or people looking for some specific technical information, up to and including looking up something in the disassembly.

Just ask your questions ; doesn't matter how dumb you think said question is or how dumb I think said question is. I'll answer while trying to be as helpful as I can.
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Postby EvilMariobot » 9 months ago

Okay, I've yet to test the lava fix since I had to take a shower then eat dinner; and I shut down my computer at that time.

So, here's my Issues/questions yet to be resolved

VITAL IDEAS
-Addmusic won't let me add music.
-Rotodiscs are currently flashing squares
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-Adding images from outside to the game
-using Bowser arena blocks in a regular room
IF POSSIBLE
-make foreground blocks a rainbow pallette

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Postby idol » 9 months ago

bowser's arena blocks are GFX file 24

so just change BG2 in Super GFX Bypass to file 24, click "open up 16x16 tile editor", go down 3 or so pages until everything is just that blank 8x8 tiles, click 8x8 tile editing, then click view 8x8 tile selector. select and right click the bowser bricks and put them in.
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Postby idol » 9 months ago

if you mean a non-static rainbow palette (like the colors change through the color of the rainbow), that's entirely possible, but that's exanimation.

exanimation tutorial: http://www.smwcentral.net/?p=viewthread&t=37112
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Postby Mandew » 9 months ago

EvilMariobot wrote: -Addmusic won't let me add music.
I believe you mentionned an error going "Sample isn't used in this song", right?

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^ Do this and then try running addmusic and it should insert.
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Postby Mandew » 9 months ago

EvilMariobot wrote: -Rotodiscs are currently flashing squares
Inserting the Rotodiscs ExGFX and using it:
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Postby Mandew » 9 months ago

EvilMariobot wrote: -using Bowser arena blocks in a regular room
If you were able to insert the Roto-disc GFX (following previous post instructions), then you should be able to do it using the GFX file and Map16 file I've included as attachment in this post.

The only new information you need to be aware of is this:

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Postby EvilMariobot » 9 months ago

-Lava fix is success
-Rotodisc fix is success
-Music insertion says it's success, but I don't know how to access it (also, the "welcome to dinosaur land" screen is now playing "Plains" music)
-Bricks insertion is success (I just need to know how to add thunder and make my own graphics; also a goal sphere will be going in there)
-Rainbow palette put on hold for now (that whole thing looks brain melty)

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Postby Mandew » 9 months ago

Right, right, to use music in a level:

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Also I don't really remember what process to use in order to make sure Addmusic doesn't mess up what music is used for what, so I'm gonna have to look that up.

Edit: As for the lightning, SpriteTool has this handy sprite. You only need to insert this as something between D0 and DF. Then you put it in the level just like you do with Roto-discs.

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Postby EvilMariobot » 9 months ago

Mandew wrote:Right, right, to use music in a level:

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Also I don't really remember what process to use in order to make sure Addmusic doesn't mess up what music is used for what, so I'm gonna have to look that up.

Edit: As for the lightning, SpriteTool has this handy sprite. You only need to insert this as something between D0 and DF. Then you put it in the level just like you do with Roto-discs.

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I got the lightning inserted, I'm not seeing an SP4 for it, and I'm not seeing the inserted music in the music list

Sorry to keep bugging you like this :oops:

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Postby Mandew » 9 months ago

EvilMariobot wrote:
Mandew wrote:Right, right, to use music in a level:

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Also I don't really remember what process to use in order to make sure Addmusic doesn't mess up what music is used for what, so I'm gonna have to look that up.

Edit: As for the lightning, SpriteTool has this handy sprite. You only need to insert this as something between D0 and DF. Then you put it in the level just like you do with Roto-discs.

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I got the lightning inserted, I'm not seeing an SP4 for it, and I'm not seeing the inserted music in the music list

Sorry to keep bugging you like this :oops:
The lightning has no SP4, and Lunar Magic doesn't innately know where your music is (unless you have a specific file in your rom folder, it's going to show up as "Not Inserted" despite actually being, in fact, inserted) but as long as you select the Index that you inserted it as in AddMusic, it'll work fine.
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Postby EvilMariobot » 9 months ago

Mandew wrote:The lightning has no SP4, and Lunar Magic doesn't innately know where your music is (unless you have a specific file in your rom folder, it's going to show up as "Not Inserted" despite actually being, in fact, inserted) but as long as you select the Index that you inserted it as in AddMusic, it'll work fine.
For the Lightning: what do I put where, then?

For the Music: I selected the index for my music as it appears in the readme, but it just plays the coin sound effect. Oookaaay, somehow it fixed itself? :?:

(Ach, I'm bad at this. *Dies*)

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Postby Mandew » 9 months ago

EvilMariobot wrote:
Mandew wrote:The lightning has no SP4, and Lunar Magic doesn't innately know where your music is (unless you have a specific file in your rom folder, it's going to show up as "Not Inserted" despite actually being, in fact, inserted) but as long as you select the Index that you inserted it as in AddMusic, it'll work fine.
For the Lightning: what do I put where, then?

For the Music: I selected the index for my music as it appears in the readme, but it just plays the coin sound effect. Oookaaay, somehow it fixed itself? :?:

(Ach, I'm bad at this. *Dies*)
The Lightning just has no graphics files needed - you just put Sprite D0 (extra bit 2) or whatever you inserted it as, in your level and it'll make it do lightning shenanigans.

Note that is has to be inserted as somewhere between D0 and DF.
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Postby EvilMariobot » 9 months ago

Mandew wrote:The Lightning just has no graphics files needed - you just put Sprite D0 (extra bit 2) or whatever you inserted it as, in your level and it'll make it do lightning shenanigans.

Note that is has to be inserted as somewhere between D0 and DF.
Thanks for all the help; but I decided to go on with everything as is for now. I appreciate the assist; and if I need any more help, I know where to go.

(this seems like a good topic to sticky if you ask me)

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Postby EvilMariobot » 9 months ago

Well, now I have a problem. The message box in the goal room is blank when I enter from the previous room, but if I enter straight from the overworld level I used the room for, it shows up fine. (I have the goal room set at the same level index as Valley Fortress)

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Postby Mandew » 9 months ago

EvilMariobot wrote:Well, now I have a problem. The message box in the goal room is blank when I enter from the previous room, but if I enter straight from the overworld level I used the room for, it shows up fine. (I have the goal room set at the same level index as Valley Fortress)
When you make a message box: What matters is the level you enter from the overworld exclusively. Basically, the messages are loaded when you enter a level from the overworld.

So if your level goes from Level 001 to level 005, and the message box is within the area "005", the text should be entered for level 001.
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Postby EvilMariobot » 9 months ago

Mandew wrote:When you make a message box: What matters is the level you enter from the overworld exclusively. Basically, the messages are loaded when you enter a level from the overworld.

So if your level goes from Level 001 to level 005, and the message box is within the area "005", the text should be entered for level 001.
Good to know. I made the appropriate adjustments.

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Postby EvilMariobot » 9 months ago

In my second room, the Rotodiscs are footballs. how do I fix this (preferably so I can keep the volcano plants from being glithced)?

Also, how do I get Layer 2 to bob up and down? Never mind, figured that out already.

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Postby EvilMariobot » 9 months ago

I figured out the Layer 2 issue myself, but I still need to know how to fix the rotodisks.

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Postby TaviTurnip » 9 months ago

How simple is it to make NPCs that can't hurt you or collide with you in any way? `~` Like basically "friendly" NPCs in SMBx.

Also, I am toying with the idea of using more than two message boxes in my level, as in to have more than two unique messages display, but I also don't know anything about that.
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Postby FrozenQuills » 9 months ago

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TaviTurnip wrote:How simple is it to make NPCs that can't hurt you or collide with you in any way? `~` Like basically "friendly" NPCs in SMBx.

Also, I am toying with the idea of using more than two message boxes in my level, as in to have more than two unique messages display, but I also don't know anything about that.
You can make custom map16 tiles acting as tile 25 to make "friendly npcs". You'll need to use ExAnimation in order to have them animate though (I have never played with exanimation but there's a tutorial here: http://www.smwcentral.net/?p=viewthread&t=77300#part3).

I also think you can use the "Display Message 1" sprite multiple times on the same screen to have it show more messages by "borrowing" from higher numbered levels. I know someguy712 did this for his VLDC9 entry.
But you'll need custom sprites if you want more than 2 message boxes for more messages.
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Postby idol » 9 months ago

TaviTurnip wrote:How simple is it to make NPCs that can't hurt you or collide with you in any way? `~` Like basically "friendly" NPCs in SMBx.

Also, I am toying with the idea of using more than two message boxes in my level, as in to have more than two unique messages display, but I also don't know anything about that.
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Postby Kshaard » 4 months ago

I guess this counts as necroing, but whatever.

Is there a list for which block IDs have what function (in the map16 area)? I mean, there's the ubiquitous 1f8 and all, but what do all the numbers in between signify?
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Postby Ivy » 4 months ago

Kshaard wrote:I guess this counts as necroing, but whatever.

Is there a list for which block IDs have what function (in the map16 area)? I mean, there's the ubiquitous 1f8 and all, but what do all the numbers in between signify?
A comprehensive list of these would be nice (RIP smwiki). A lot of them are tileset-specific or various types of slopes. The ones I know by heart are 1F and 20 for door halves, 25 for empty space, 130 for the "concrete" generic solid, and the 1Fx row all act as the same thing for the purple triangles
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