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Old April 9th, 2009 (08:17 PM). Edited April 15th, 2010 by hashtag.
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Palette Hacking Tutorial
By HFI

What You need


~ Advance Map
~ MS Paint
~ The Attention Span to read this tutorial

Hacking The Palette's

1.
Open Up Advance Map and go to the Block Editor
(For those who Don't know what the block here it is )
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2.
First pick what Palette's your using
(Example: Tree Palette is Palette 02)
then go to Palettes>Palette Editor
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3. VERY IMPORTANT
Now open Up MS Paint Colors>Edit Colors And then On the Rainbow sheet choose the colors you want. Now you may notice on the MS paint Rainbow sheet when you choose the color it has a RED/GREEN/BLUE offset that is what were going to change the palettes too. (Tip: To Get A Darker Or Lighter shade of that color Move Up or Down On the Rectangle color sheet with the arrow on it)
In the palette editor you will see that you can change the red/green/blue by moving it left or right and the number will go higher or lower. On the Pallete Editor we are going to make it the same color as the custom palette we are using. Now we cannot make it exactly the same but you want to make it as close as possible to pallete you chose on MS PAINT.
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4.
Now in Advance map close the Palette Editor and go back to the Block Editor then got to
Palette>Write Palette Changes to ROM
And then It should be inserted

5.
Now try to test it out open up your emulator and see if it works


Please Feel free to post question, comments or just some C+C
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Old April 10th, 2009 (05:01 AM).
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Nice tutorial, this will prevent people from editing the palletes with APE...
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Nice tutorial, this will prevent people from editing the palletes with APE...
Thanks Watermelon I tried to explain it as detailed as possible with informational screenshots!
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Old April 10th, 2009 (11:12 AM). Edited April 10th, 2009 by colcolstyles.
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This is nice. Nothing new to me but this is something I use pretty much every time I use AdvanceMap. This way newer hackers won't have to figure this out on their own (it took me a while to figure out that you had to press Write Change to ROM).
Here's a suggestion: you might want to include a "before-and-after" section at the end instead of just an "after" section. That way the changes will be more noticeable. Also, I would recommend pressing "Write Current Palette to File" before changing things so you have a backup of the original palette.
Anyways, good tutorial! :cer_smile:
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i cant click on show content on ya tut it dont do owt help me
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i cant click on show content on ya tut it dont do owt help me
First of all can you fix the spelling errors on your post dont want to make it difficult for somebody to read it now do we?
Ok I dont know why maybe its the fact that you need fifteen posts ask a moderator about this they might tell you how to fix it.
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First of all can you fix the spelling errors on your post dont want to make it difficult for somebody to read it now do we?
Ok I dont know why maybe its the fact that you need fifteen posts ask a moderator about this they might tell you how to fix it.
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'I cant click on show content on the tutorial it don't do anything help me'
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'I cant click on show content on the tutorial it don't do anything help me'
This isn't really a necessary post, as this is a problem that will hopefully soon be fixed. Anyway, you shouldn't need pictures (which are in the Show Content) to help you, he's described it well (A 5 star Tutorial HFI!)
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Old April 11th, 2009 (08:21 AM). Edited April 11th, 2009 by RedYoshi.
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Quite simple, but it shows how much "originality" can be added to you hack by just changing the palletes. Great tutorial HFI.

Note: Pallete 0 in the block editor is the pallete for trees in FireRed
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Old April 11th, 2009 (09:25 AM).
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This isn't really a necessary post, as this is a problem that will hopefully soon be fixed. Anyway, you shouldn't need pictures (which are in the Show Content) to help you, he's described it well (A 5 star Tutorial HFI!)
Thanks Marx
I think I could've been a bit more detailed with more screenies

Quote originally posted by RedYoshi:
Quite simple, but it shows how much "originality" can be added to you hack by just changing the palletes. Great tutorial HFI.

Note: Pallete 0 in the block editor is the pallete for trees in FireRed
I was using ruby so that is pallete 02 Im going to add that in thanks RedYoshi for the comment
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This is much more effective then hackmews advance pallete editor tutorial
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Quote originally posted by My Cyndaquil is on Fire!:
This is much more effective then hackmews advance pallete editor tutorial
Hackmew's tutorial is meant to be for palette editing ANYTHING in the rom.
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Wow this is a really helpful tutorial for newbies. Helps in many ways including tile editing
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How come I don't have the "Pallettes" option on the Block Editor?
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How come I don't have the "Pallettes" option on the Block Editor?
Hmmmm I dont know do you have the newest version of Advance Map?
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This was awesome. Hey, do you know how to world map hack?
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Nice Tutorial, though perhaps a before and after screenshot would be nice
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Thanks (I didn't feel like putting a before because all of you guys know how ugly the ruby tree palette's are
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There are a few tutorials on it here at pc
Yeah, but they suck. None of them worked for me.
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This is what i call a good tutorial.
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Really helpful, and easy to understand
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Thanks (I didn't feel like putting a before because all of you guys know how ugly the ruby tree palette's are
Nothing wrong with the Ruby's trees in my opinion... Anyway, it is very clear. Like it, HFI.
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Yeah, but they suck. None of them worked for me.
Try them a few times they evantualy started working for me (And if it doesn't go to youtube and type in "Pokemon how to hack word map" and see if you find a result)
Thanks for the comments marx and cheesymitten
(The point of the tutorial is so people understand it so it has to be clear if its considered a tutorial)
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Honestly, the title of this tutorial is misleading. Better change it: this is not palette hacking, this is merely map palette hacking through AM. Clearly different. You might consider improving the explanation as well. BTW, I prefer using APE for such job because I have more control over the colors and I feel more confortable than with AM where I need to choose the R/G/B values which is kinda time-wasting for me.
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