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Old June 12th, 2012, 08:32 AM
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how do you change the bit depth, please help, i dont know how to change it.
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Old June 12th, 2012, 06:28 PM
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Nice tut and i found a solution for the problem at the bottom left want to know how just PM me
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Old June 14th, 2012, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by ADLFM14 View Post
Nice tut and i found a solution for the problem at the bottom left want to know how just PM me
Wouldn't it be easier just to post it rather than having a bunch of people message you?
Old June 14th, 2012, 11:42 PM
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how do u cover the picture in d's
Old June 21st, 2012, 02:04 PM
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I messed up the 2012 thing now the image on the game wont come up can i fix this or do i have to start the whole rom over?
Old June 21st, 2012, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by thefearless View Post
how do u cover the picture in d's
At the bottom of NTME, there should be two tabs - TileMap and PaletteMap. You have to switch it to PaletteMap. There should also be a list of characters with a bunch of different colors next to PaletteMap. Switch that from 0 to D, and begin to click on the sprite (which should be covered in 0's when you start, and D's when you finish).

Originally Posted by JakeJoker545 View Post
I messed up the 2012 thing now the image on the game wont come up can i fix this or do i have to start the whole rom over?
I might be able to help you - can you go into a bit more detail?
Old July 6th, 2012, 05:29 AM
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Great tutorial, especially the changing Charizard part.

One question - does the replacement sprite have to be 64 x 64? I want Professor Oak on the title screen of my hack! (The old guy don't get seen much, otherwise)
Old July 6th, 2012, 11:16 AM
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I've been trying this but every time I complete the steps, I end up with a weirdly patterned background that isn't the picture I used for the bg. I indexed the image to 16 colours but it doesn't appear, no matter what I do. How did you get the photo behind the arcanine in the first post?
Old July 8th, 2012, 12:34 PM
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Is there a way to totally revamp the graphics of FR? So that it's not just a bunch of pixels, but to were it looks more like diamond, pearl and platinum? If so, can someone tell me how? Thanks
Old July 11th, 2012, 09:19 PM
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I'd like to change the color of the title (Pokemon and the name of the version) in FR. unLZ-GBA says that it's at 00E84F20 but when I open up APE and load the rom, then enter that number, I get a palette with lots of reds and blacks, but none of the blues or yellows of the title. Am I doing something wrong?
Old July 11th, 2012, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by HaydenSane View Post
I'd like to change the color of the title (Pokemon and the name of the version) in FR. unLZ-GBA says that it's at 00E84F20 but when I open up APE and load the rom, then enter that number, I get a palette with lots of reds and blacks, but none of the blues or yellows of the title. Am I doing something wrong?
The colors of the Pokemon title are in 256 colors, so loading in APE is only gonna show 16 colors.

Also, unLZ only show compressed palettes, so generally the palette loaded with unLZ isnt gonna be correct. Here is what I found with a quick search. EAB6C4 and EAB6E4 shows part of the yellows and blues but I don't think that is all of them. So you can start your search around there.

Last edited by KhaosKnight; July 11th, 2012 at 09:42 PM.
Old July 18th, 2012, 08:55 AM
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This doesn't work. I used a Latios, too!
Old July 20th, 2012, 08:39 PM
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For some odd reason it wont work for me, can someone please explain to me. I went through all of the steps, and I tried it on a clean rom, the background I used was: This, I cut out the stars part of the picture If there's any kind of specific resolution I need to meet or something that would be greatly appreciated.

Oh and one last thing it does not tell me Ptr found at 00078AB0 or something like that, rather it just does nothing and nothing happens. This was with Pokemon Fire Red. I tried out a different image, still didn't work.

I also tried importing this picture:

But that picture did not come out so well, infact it was glitchy, well very glitchy. The background fire animation was playing out in it's eyes which is weird. And the title screen went completely blue at the sides. The resolution I used (not sure if it matters) is 160x152 smaller or bigger I have no clue.

Last edited by Dylanrockin; July 28th, 2012 at 09:08 PM. Reason: Found out the problem
Old August 25th, 2012, 10:58 PM
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Please can anyone help me? I did everything what is said in the part 1 tut but when I opened my GBA it turned this..
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Old August 27th, 2012, 11:09 PM
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As long as you put in the right hex codes for the palette, this will work.

I did this with Leaf Green and had to find the right offset for that darn Venusaur palette. If anyone asks, it's 00EAD768 !

Haven't done the background part yet, will do that later.

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Old September 14th, 2012, 05:55 PM
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Ape doesnt load any palletes highest it loads is 000004E0
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Old September 23rd, 2012, 05:40 PM
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When I attempt to do the background, I get those corrupt tiles in the bottom left. I can't find an answer and I have been troubleshooting to no avail. I saw someone say they knew how, but not post it. I want to try this since he claims it will fix it, but the part that he says will really fix it; I don't understand. I'm using this picture

Last edited by Circaoffire; September 24th, 2012 at 04:02 PM. Reason: Solved first question.
Old October 5th, 2012, 07:18 AM
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Hey Guys I have one problem I can't right click the image in ifranview. All it gives me is a hand with a watch on it!! Plz help!!
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Old October 7th, 2012, 09:52 PM
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This tutorial is helped me a lot!
Now I can hack Title Screen now, thank you for a great tutorial!
Old November 4th, 2012, 12:58 PM
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Please the pallet offset to use in APE for 2010 (TileMap of Pokemon Screen) and Tile map of Press Start
Old December 8th, 2012, 07:38 PM
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hey when i try to load pallete on APE it says invalid pallete PLEASE HELP me pwease?

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Old April 5th, 2013, 07:13 AM
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Can please help I don't understand for what ofset to search in FSF
Old April 28th, 2013, 09:21 AM
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my NTME wont work with the sprites. whenever i follow the instructions, it doesn't do anything. What do i do???
Old May 18th, 2013, 03:44 PM
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Wonderful tutorial. Everything worked flawlessly on the first try. Thanks for your help. Now my title screen looks epic. =D Thanks again.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 04:26 AM
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Nice tut!
it worked for my first try!

BTW when will be the 3rd Part?

Originally Posted by BroskiRage View Post
hey when i try to load pallete on APE it says invalid pallete PLEASE HELP me pwease?
Use NSE for your ease.
It is very easy and time saving to use
Just click view=>start page=>navigate then look in un-Lz for the image and pallete offsets then click open, then press Ctrl+I,then load your image(must be index). On the dropbox button on the bottom right corner, choose image plus pallete.
Last thing is you need to save your pallete changes to your rom. press Ctlr+P then click "save pallete changes to rom"

And your DONE!!!!

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Last edited by rhettz_emboar; May 28th, 2013 at 04:33 AM. Reason: Your double post has been automatically merged.
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