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Author Topic: HUD portraits release thread (Now with a new name!)  (Read 47048 times)

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HUD portraits release thread (Now with a new name!)
« on: December 28, 2006, 07:06am »
Has anyone had any success at fixing/converting (or creating new) HUD portraits for the PSP characters? Itíd be much nicer to see their smiling faces down there than those boxes...

Thanks!
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Re: HUD portraits for Hawkeye/PSPers
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2006, 07:17am »
Converting? No. Creating? Maybe. I'm still waiting for THX to hold up on his promise to provide PSP materiel like screenshots from which I could extricate januwine PSPer portraits, which could then be packed into the PC-version-compatible IGBs.

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Re: HUD portraits for Hawkeye/PSPers
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2006, 07:58am »
I need to break it out and see what's what.  Is it confirmed that we can't pull the raw images from somewhere on the disc?

I guess taking screenshots would be easier, but by that do you mean pulling out my digicam and snapping a few shots or is there a way to do it all digitally, PC style?

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Re: HUD portraits for Hawkeye/PSPers
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2006, 08:31am »
I suppose there is - Piccolo's doing it somehow, ain't he?

I have the raw images - I just can't decode them into actual pictures. If you take the time to look at my PSP dump, it includes the PSP portrait files... They just don't work very well :D

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Re: HUD portraits for Hawkeye/PSPers
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2006, 09:22am »
Will do it after work today

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Re: HUD portraits for Hawkeye/PSPers
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2006, 10:24am »
Yes please. Even just general directions would help. If I knew what colours they have, it would already be a start -- there's a trick to decoding swizzled images when you know you're on the right track once you fiddle it to the point where the colours start matching the correct set.

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Re: HUD portraits for Hawkeye/PSPers
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2006, 11:13am »
Aha!  http://pspupdates.qj.net/PSPShot-v0-3-Released-/pg/49/aid/9530

Looks like I'll need that and the release all characters code.

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Re: HUD portraits for Hawkeye/PSPers
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2006, 12:42pm »
Some screenshots from psp

screen9.zip - 1.05MB

i'm very busy this time :s


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Re: HUD portraits for Hawkeye/PSPers
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2006, 12:50pm »
Okay, thanks a lot :D This should get me going places. If not to find a way to convert the things, then at least to base new portraits on. I think I can make high-res ones from actual comic book art -- after all, Mahr Vell's, Echo's and Yelena's look like they were snagged straight FROM the art, not drawn anew like most of the other characters' portraits.

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Re: HUD portraits for Hawkeye/PSPers
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2006, 01:22am »
Alright, I've found a solution to the Moon Knight problem. The files for his second and third costumes were in the wrong damned format - the rest of the players use DXT1 with no alpha. That's what caused all the errors and corruption.

I'm rebuilding him, and the PSPers, on the base of Daredevil's (because it's the cleanest, prettiest, 256x with properly aligned mipmaps HUD head out there).

Just a final poll... Would you guys rather see genuine, but VERY low-res portraits of the PSP characters from the PSP version... Or high-res lookalike (i.e. similar-looking to ones used on PSP) portraits of the same characters ripped from the comic book art?

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Re: HUD portraits for Hawkeye/PSPers
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2006, 03:24am »
Okay, here's a WiP.
http://h1.ripway.com/ivank/Portraiture1.rar (unpack into HUD folder, back stuff up, if you want to)
This replaces Dead Man Wade as the second Deadpool portrait to the proper Ultimate Wadey Wilson one, made from art of Ultimate Spider-Man #93.
Adds a Yelena Belova portrait (Black Widow's second costume) based on art from Black Widow MAX #01; and a Classic Black Widow portrait (fourth costume) based on art from Uncanny X-Men #268. I know it's low-tek, but it's Jim Lee, for crissakes! -- for Black Widow.
Adds a Ronin (costume 1, New Avengers #11 art) Unmasked Ronin (costume 2, New Avengers #13) and Echo (costume 3, Daredevil v2 #10) portraits for Ronin.

Sample screen (also showcases the fixed Ultimate Moon Knight portrait to be found for d/l in other thread):

I'm working on procuring sufficiently high-res art to make Ultimate Black Widow and Ultimate Hawkeye from. If you have any, feel free to share them :D

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Re: HUD portraits for Hawkeye/PSPers
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2006, 07:33am »
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Would you guys rather see genuine, but VERY low-res portraits of the PSP characters from the PSP version... Or high-res lookalike (i.e. similar-looking to ones used on PSP) portraits of the same characters ripped from the comic book art?

Those look fantastic! If they look that good, I for one have no problem with them being pics straight outta the comics.

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I'm working on procuring sufficiently high-res art to make Ultimate Black Widow and Ultimate Hawkeye from. If you have any, feel free to share them

If you havenít got any by the time I get home from work I will scan some for you... I can probably find a good classic Hawkeye as well.

Josh

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Re: HUD portraits for Hawkeye/PSPers
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2006, 08:10am »
I'm glad you approve :D
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I can probably find a good classic Hawkeye as well.
Yes please :D Because I've got zilch on classic Hawkeye, and the Web ain't of enough help.

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Re: HUD portraits for Hawkeye/PSPers
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2006, 08:19am »
Hitch and Neary don't give you much to work with, but here's what I could find after thumbing through my ultimate books (yes I downloaded them, yes I have the actual books as well):

http://www.geocities.com/smokebogey/Ultimates8-02.jpg

http://www.geocities.com/smokebogey/utu14_p12.jpg

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Re: HUD portraits for Hawkeye/PSPers
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2006, 08:26am »
Thanks a bunch. I'll see what I can do with that :D

Once I square these off, I'm gonna go lookin' for Mar-Vell's pictures (I've already got sources for Genis (and since the two are interchangeable, it's just a colouring issue) and Ultimate).

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