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Tool: Nameless Sprite Editor 2.X

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link12552

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[a id]NSE[/a id]

Download Nameless Sprite Editor Here
Overview:

Nameless Sprite Editor 2.X is a tool used to thoroughly edit the graphics in ALL GBA ROM's.
With a combination of unparalleled features, a comfortable interface and limitless expandability, NSE provides unprecedented power.
Still being actively developed NSE 2.X is what you need
- and best of all... It's Free!

Region Support: Universal (Can edit any GBA game)

This tool is currently written in C# and will require the latest .net framework to function properly.

-Link12552


Version: Beta 2.0.1 pt1


Features:

  • Edit the graphics stored in the ROM
  • Super Fast load AND draw times vs NSE Classic
  • A navigator with dynamic preview
  • Grayscale
  • Full support for 16 and 256 color graphics
  • Full support for standard and Lz77 compressed data
  • Real time turbo decompression
  • Perfect, Nintendo-Quality, Compression (NSE 2.X will shrink data to as small a size as possible)
  • Re-pointing functions
  • ADVANCED Re-pointing with select-able offsets
  • SAFETY Re-pointing (offsets will end in multiples of 4)
  • Full Expanded ROM support (up to 32MB)
  • A BookMarking engine (unlimited bookmarks and folders)
  • Support for multiple BookMark files (*.nbmx)
  • Full NSL (Nameless Sprite Library *.nslx) support
  • Export sprites as indexed Bitmaps or store entire collections in a NSL
  • Import data from BMP's, PNG's, NSL's, ACT's (all with support for 16 an 256 color support)
  • Import ACT's from VBA to make editing 256 color images practical
  • Saving with free-space, auto-abort, SAFETY Re-pointing, and automagic BookMark correction!
  • Edit multiple sprites at once
  • Pencil, Re sizable Brush, Fill-Bucket, and Eyedropper
  • Real-time Palette Editing
  • X and Y Rulers
  • 10x Zoom Ctrl +Scroll or Ctrl+/-
  • Undo and Redo incorporation (Ctrl+z and Ctrl+shift+z)
  • Color swapping(ctrl) and alternating(alt) (click in palette editor)
  • Insert/Inject Image and palette data (normal or compressed)
  • PLUGINS!!! Make NSE do anything! Plug-ins are written in any .net language (C#, C++, J#, VB.net) and have full access to all NSE libraries
  • Random acts of kindness, you'll see :)
  • A ton more and more on the way!



Action Shots:

The New Interface:
Interface.png

The Navigate Window:
Navigate.png

Importing a Nameless Sprite Library:
Import2.png

The Palette Tool:
SelectColor.png



Other:

Banner:
HTML:
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Download Nameless Sprite Editor Here



.net 4.0 framework Microsoft Download: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=17851
 
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Kroso

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This sorta look like gimp,or paint.net,due to the look,but either way this looks pretty good,at least we now have a transparent layer,so we know what colors need to be transparent.
 

Full Metal

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Well, while you're doing things with plugins...
How's a tilemap editor sound? :)
( I would write one, but I haven't a slightest clue where to start as far as making a plugin goes. { Feel free to point me in the right direction? :) }
 

link12552

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Developers!

This is BEAST!!!!! You should make it so we can edit title screens and tiles... or is that too much..?

Anything really is possible now.

Well, while you're doing things with plugins...
How's a tilemap editor sound? :)
( I would write one, but I haven't a slightest clue where to start as far as making a plugin goes. { Feel free to point me in the right direction? :) }

This is actually easily possible in the new NSE.
The drawing and Lz compression functions could make this really simple.

Although I should add access to creating new editor forms from within a plugin... I'll add that sometime really soon

The plugin system will be interesting. :)

I might look into developing a few plugins.

Both of you, that's awesome. :)

-and for all developers

I'll attach the source code to an exmaple plugin for you to look through.
Most of it is pretty straight forward, I even commented the steps.
When making a plugin, you get access to ALL of NSE's core functions by referencing the NSE Framework.dll.

Best of luck, and please ask or PM for help and suggestions
(Even things you would like to see added to plugin support, I allready metioned how I have to add access to the editor form, the one that shows up after you navigate)

-Again best of luck

p.s. today's my b-day (I'm 15 now :)), so it might take a couple of days fo the next update, especially with finals.
 
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Whoa: I'm switching from Overworld Editor RE immediately! Nice job!
 

Weavile05

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Awesome man, Awesome. I'll be sure to use it once I officially start hacking again...
EDIT: Ok how do I find the sprites to edit them? I used to be able to do this in unLzGBA when I first tried it but I must've forgotten... I'm using a FR ROM btw.
EDIT2: Nevermind, figured it out. Are you gonna make it so that we don't have to know the offset and we can look up the image number like in unLz?
 
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Lord Varion

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Wow!
This looks good! I always used you NSE1X for my overworld editing now it can do so much more! <3
Good work Link (trying out now) xD
 

NurseBarbra

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Oh... My.... Arceus....

This is looking awesome so far, you sir deserve a reward.
On another note I shall be checking back in every so often to view progress.
 

link12552

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Awesome man, Awesome. I'll be sure to use it once I officially start hacking again...
EDIT: Ok how do I find the sprites to edit them? I used to be able to do this in unLzGBA when I first tried it but I must've forgotten... I'm using a FR ROM btw.
EDIT2: Nevermind, figured it out. Are you gonna make it so that we don't have to know the offset and we can look up the image number like in unLz?

Yep, currently you have to use the naviagtor and provide the offsets.
There will be somthing similar to unLz's naviagtor for lz compressed sprites, maybe in a plugin (wouldn't be too hard).

The big plan is to bookmark Every Single Sprite (or atleast the important ones), so you'll never have to know an image number ever agian, you'll be able to just pick it from the bookmarks window.
The bookmarks are going to be allot more complicated than the old NSE,
I expect there will be reading of rom pointers and tables involved.

Wow!
This looks good! I always used you NSE1X for my overworld editing now it can do so much more! <3
Good work Link (trying out now) xD

Thanks, but play gentle it's just an alpha :D

Oh... My.... Arceus....

This is looking awesome so far, you sir deserve a reward.
On another note I shall be checking back in every so often to view progress.

I'll be sure to keep updating, and expecting a reward!

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Now a question for everyone, slightly more so towards developers, should I implement a solution/project system? (Similar to Visual Studio, Dreamweaver and other large programs)
-this would replace the simpler "open rom" that everyone is used to with a more complicated "open project"



Pros:
  • NSE could keep track of every sprite you've ever eddited
  • You could leave sprites unfinnished (they would be saved to the project file), and save them to the ROM when you have finnished (means less repointing)
  • NSE could track and adjust to any pointers that have been changed(Means that if you repoint ,say charizard to 0x900000, the bookmarks would automagically reflect this change)
  • Bookmarks would be stored in project files, along with other data.
Cons:
  • No more simple "open rom"
  • You won't be able to easily have multiple copies of the same rom
  • You have another filetype to worry about, and whenever you wanted to edit you'd have to use the project file
  • Redistribution of projects would be weird
  • Project files and ROMs would have to stay in the same folder.
Input, suggestions, ideas?
-I kind-of need to decide before continuing

-link12552
 
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Weavile05

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I guess for now I'll just use unLz to look up the offsets.

As for the question, there ARE more Cons than Pros, so I would say no, unless the pros turn out to be WAY more prominent than the cons. Personally, I prefer it simpler, and no more simple open rom is one of those cons. Plus, I don't plan on doing any repointing, so that Pro would be irrelevant to me.

Long story short, I personally say no.
 

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link12552 said:
The big plan is to bookmark Every Single Sprite (or atleast the important ones), so you'll never have to know an image number ever agian, you'll be able to just pick it from the bookmarks window.
I believe I can help. I still have my old bookmarks file, and I've added a bunch of stuff. Weather, the each sprite for the intro scene with pallets, the Intro Message pikachu, and some others like the graphic for Surf.

Also, I cannot wait for the ability to open an editor window from a plugin. That's when I can really make some good plugins. :)
 
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Darthatron

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Key features this is missing:
  • Undo/Redo
  • Scrolling Zoom - in fact, the entire idea of Alt+Up/Down is annoying. You should stick with the standards here (Ctrl++/-)
  • 9-digit offsets
  • Dock-able palette
  • Palette editing
  • Multiple palette switching
  • Easy option to load full ROM

Also, the way the drawing works seems off. It should redraw the image from the data every time, rather than just drawing new pixels - when fully zoomed in you get little strands that don't get over written. It looks weird.

The concept is great, though. If you need any help with anything, let me know. I've been programming for 6 years and study it at university.
 

link12552

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I believe I can help. I still have my old bookmarks file, and I've added a bunch of stuff. Weather, the each sprite for the intro scene with pallets, the Intro Message pikachu, and some others like the graphic for Surf.

Also, I cannot wait for the ability to open an editor window from a plugin. That's when I can really make some good plugins. :)

That's excelent, a better bookmark system will certainly be a major feature.
I've also finnished the ability to open an editor from within a plug-in. I actually converted the editor into a controll that can be placed on a form, and have it's properties changed like you would any controll.
The way I have it set up, there is a host command you can call, that will set the current editor for NSE to use.

Code:
[FONT=Consolas][FONT=Consolas][FONT=Consolas]Host.SetEditor([/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Consolas][FONT=Consolas][FONT=Consolas][COLOR=#0000FF][FONT=Consolas][COLOR=#0000FF][FONT=Consolas][COLOR=#0000FF]ref [/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Consolas]NSE_Framework.Controls.[/FONT][FONT=Consolas][COLOR=#2B91AF][FONT=Consolas][COLOR=#2B91AF][FONT=Consolas][COLOR=#2B91AF]Editor [/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Consolas]Editor)[/FONT]

I might also allow access to referencing the NSE.exe, so you can create or use any form you want (Editor Forms, Naviagtors, Dialogs, really anything you see in NSE)


So how do we bookmark the sprites? Or is that unfinished?

Currently you can't, I need to know how people wan't me to handle files (projects or how it's been, see my previous post) before I can work on bookmarks






Key features this is missing:
  • Undo/Redo
  • Scrolling Zoom - in fact, the entire idea of Alt+Up/Down is annoying. You should stick with the standards here (Ctrl++/-)
  • 9-digit offsets
  • Dock-able palette
  • Palette editing
  • Multiple palette switching
  • Easy option to load full ROM
Also, the way the drawing works seems off. It should redraw the image from the data every time, rather than just drawing new pixels - when fully zoomed in you get little strands that don't get over written. It looks weird.

The concept is great, though. If you need any help with anything, let me know. I've been programming for 6 years and study it at university.

-I'm certaintly going to add Undo/Redo, hopefully more effecient than NSE Classics's old text-based system, and I originally wanted to do Ctrl + & - for zoom, but I also wanted to use the MainMenu shortcut property (which doesn't allow this for some strange reason) I'll see what I can do though... I'll also try to add scrolling zoom.

-I'll soon add support for offsets up to whatever the ROM's physical length is.

-A dockable palette would be a great idea :)

-As for palette edditing, I'm working on it, I'm going to hopefully do something with a color wheel based approach I've been working on.

-Palette switching is something I'm working on, loading palettes for edditing and importing from indexed images, .nsl (I'm working on a new format), and exported palettes from VBA (should make 256 color easier)

- I might will make a plugin to work like Tile molster, really the only reason I showed that pic of the entire rom opened was to show how fast NSE's new engine is. The sprite class isn't really meant to handle sprites that GIANT)
Now for the pianting interface, I know the bug exists (and it is quite annoying).

Now for the 0.5f px strands, the problem exists with the scaling function in .net (NSE draws a regular sized version and then up-converts it), but I seemed to have solved it, so in the next update it should be fixed.
I don't want to redraw the entire sprite again, because it's inefecient to A) redraw everything B) lock the bitmap to memory for edditing.

I wil be sure to ask any questions that will occur, so thank you :)


-Any other suggestions, comments, ideas, please post.
 
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Implement both.
For ROMS:
load bookmarks from:
standard INI file
specific INI file ( possibly ) found in the ROM's directory.
For projects, just store it in the project file. :)
( Use sqlite for your project files? Just a suggestion. Use the BLOB to store sprites )
 

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I do not know if that was mentioned, but I would hope that it has an INI file, where you can specify the unknown pointer 1 and 2. Because I am a German hacker and would find it much easier if he would do it. The offset must not look for her, you would need an INI indicating where the stop. That would be a great relief.

And I would be grateful if the new NSE would work with 7-digit offset.
Betsimmt some things you have mentioned.

I apologize for the bad English, I'm not very good at it.

Yours sincerely,
Dragonflye
 
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