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New BG Ripping Tool
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For a while, I have been working on an online tool that makes ripping BGs much easier than with m16-7k, and I finally got it working right.

You can find it here: http://edit1754.co.cc/bgripper.php

It supports 16-color PNGs, and 4BPP BGs in ZSNES savestates (even multi-palette BGs).

You will most likely want to read the instructions. You can find a link to them on that page.

The primary reason I made this is because ripping BGs that contain lots of tiles with m16-7k takes forever. It can sometimes take hours just to rip one BG. Another reason is because m16-7k can't rip any BGs bigger than 256x256 (a pcx2sopt limitation)

I put in support for overwriting sprite GFX for those who use Alcaro's VRAM Rearrangement patch.

If you have any bug reports or feature requests, feel free to PM me or post them here, assuming the feature requests are reasonable.

Many BGs out there that are bigger than 256x256 use too many map16 tiles and cannot be ripped with this, but I may decide to come out with a patch that bypasses map16 pages and uploads an 8x8 tilemap stored in the ROM (for specific levels), and make a modified version of this tool for that.

You may run into errors that say "Zero Sized Reply", that's a problem with my web host. Just keep refreshing until they go away.
Big. Fucking. Win.

Testing it now. Itd be cool if it was a tool too, in case the server went down, like with the custom music tool that swapped octaves for you.
Just tried it out. It is THE ultimate background ripping tool for Lunar Magic indeed.

I hope it will appear at the online tools section.

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My blog. I could post stuff now and then
I just had a little go and somethings gone a bit wrong, I've never used M16-7K before so I didn't know what to do so I chose random tiles and it kinda worked but some fucked up.



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"Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence." -RD
That's because you overwrote 8x8s used for tile animation. The instructions txt file tells you what tiles you shouldn't overwrite

You will usually want to start out with overwriting BG1, then when you need more tiles, start going into FG1, FG2, and maybe FG3
Alright cheers. One more question:

Is the order this

BG1 FG1
FG2 FG3

?

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"Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence." -RD
Actually, there's no particular order necessarily, but you will usually want to start out with BG1. Then I usually overwrite most of the tiles in FG2 before going to FG1. Just select the tiles for objects you won't be using in that level.
Alright, I'm a bit of a noob but how do I know which tiles are BG1 and which ones are the FG ones?

Edit: I got it to work but I overwrote stuff I needed like land etc :P I'll need to keep practising.



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"Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence." -RD
I have no ripping skills whatsoever.

What can I say? It works wonderfully.

Test sig.
awesome tool edit! Should be in the Online Tools for sure
Originally posted by NekohDot
how do I know which tiles are BG1 and which ones are the FG ones?

In the first "square" of 8x8s, the first 8 rows are FG1 and the second 8 rows are FG2.
In the second square of 8x8s, the first 8 rows are BG1 and the second are FG3
In the third square, the first 8 rows are SP1 and the second SP2
In the fourth square, the first 8 rows are SP3 and the second SP4

Also, I'm curious: What game does that BG come from?
Originally posted by edit1754
Originally posted by NekohDot
how do I know which tiles are BG1 and which ones are the FG ones?

In the first "square" of 8x8s, the first 8 rows are FG1 and the second 8 rows are FG2.
In the second square of 8x8s, the first 8 rows are BG1 and the second are FG3
In the third square, the first 8 rows are SP1 and the second SP2
In the fourth square, the first 8 rows are SP3 and the second SP4

Also, I'm curious: What game does that BG come from?


Cheers, that's a big help.

It comes from a obscure and unknown game called "Nangoku Syonen Papuwa Kun" which is a pity as it has some rather epic backgrounds.


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"Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence." -RD
Originally posted by Lucas
I have no ripping skills whatsoever.
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What can I say? It works wonderfully.


Is that from Mario and Luigi? O_O
Very nice tool, edit, I have to try this out. I as well, have no talent in ripping.


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Just a question, smwedit:

Will you release the source code of this tool?
If so, it would be awesome. Currently I'm trying to learn PHP for ROMHacking stuff, but am not making any progress. The source code would work like a reference. (Besides, the online tools has the source code too).

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My blog. I could post stuff now and then
The background was ripped from a sprite sheet of Donkey Kong: King of Swing. I'm going to spend all day ripping :D

Test sig.
Originally posted by Morton
Will you release the source code of this tool?

I probably will, after I clean it up a little
Awesomeness. Pure f***ing unadulterated awesomness.

I'll probably be a BG ripping machine now :P
I'm not that much into BG ripping, but it sure is nice to hear there'll be a whole lot of BGs to use in the future. :P

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It works like a charm!

Here's the BG I just ripped.
This tool is incredible! I have hardly any BG ripping skills at all, but look what I've managed to do in less than 15 minutes:



For some reason the palette is slightly off, but that was probably my fault.

EDIT: I just realized that because of this tool, maybe we'll stop seeing those bad status bar palettes we see a lot in some hacks. :D
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