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[Tool] Effect Tool - The Answer to Your Prayers [UPDATE and FIXES]

This is the tool, that you've been waiting for.

What do you want to create today? Fancy color HDMA gradients, some darknes HDMA maybe?
Or how about nice wave effects, along to some Mario head windowing?
With this tool, you're avarege hacker can now do what till now was a sacred place that only skilled ASMers could touch (I'm exaggerating, can you tell?)
You can easily creaty fancy HDMA as you wish, and get your levelASM code ready with the push of a button. The tool is easy to use and amlost self-explanatory. But for those still in need of exmplanation, I've included a REALLY LONG readme, that tells you everything you need to know along with a crashcourse in HDMA and how it works (really simple version only)

(Edit: )
Plans for the future:
I've got some, like adding a table for the wave effects, so you can use them only on parts of the screen.
Or some more stuff for windowing. Maybe also a tab for Color Math shenanigans.
I'd also love to make some mode 7 stuff, but I just can't grasp the concept of it yet o.O (callout to the ASM gods, write a tutorial so I can learn it *runs*)
If you've got any ideas on how to improve, and of course also any bugs you may find, please do tell me.

I'd also like to credit Vitor Vilela for helping me out every now and then on skype and Ice Man, who's HDMA effects most of this is based off of.


But, text alone is boring so have some screens:
(they are possibly slightly outdated though, as you can see on the headline)

One word. WOW.

This is very impressive! I will use this very often. Good work!
I can't believe how awesome this is! I expected another HDMA gradient tool that generates bad looking gradients if you aren't using saturated colors, but I'm glad it wasn't! I'm really impressed for everything you can do with this, especially the last feature to convert an image to windowing while remaining extremely accurate to it.

Amazing job, Jack!
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Whoa such a good program :3
I guess it is easy to use, but an tutorial will be helpfull for lazy people.>,<
EDIT: i see the read-me file now >,< sorry for my lazyness
If I decide to put HDMA effects in Bowser's Cataclysmic Trap, I just might use this.
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you're avarege hacker


Definitely useful though
This is unbelievable. I've always had so much trouble when trying to insert HDMA, but this indeed looks like "the answer to [my] prayers!"

Can't wait to put this thing to work! :>
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I'm probably retired tbh
This looks awesome, I'm definitely getting this!
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If I could choose to die for a few seconds out of sheer excitement... I would!!! This will definitely be a program I'll use! Nice work man!
Major thanks to Suika Ibuki for layout!
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Pretty cool no, awesome!
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but but but i thought you didn't have anything for this C3?
Boy, am I glad I was wrong.

The screenshots alone are jaw-dropping, and promise "all the features you could ever wish for" and ease of use at the same time, which is impressive.
I see Parallax in there too, which makes me hope this can replace ScrollBars - that code that generated was quite lengthy and hard to handle.

Either way, I'm really excited! Thanks so much for constantly surprising the userbae with tools like this - I'll be sure to give this a try.

An HDMA generator that also... Works with non-gradient-related HDMA, including waving and windowing stuff? o_O

Damn, this is definitely going to be useful... HDMA effects have been pretty uncommon lately in hacks, which is pretty sad. This tool will probably motivate people to make their own gradients and maybe even windowing effects! :D

Thanks Jack, probably one of the most handy tools I've seen in a long while. :3
Look fancy. Does it support SA-1 by any chance?
Also, does it support scrollable HDNA gradients as well?
Nice...this could be very useful indeed. Just one question, though: Does it support scrolling gradients? No, not ones that make the layers scroll, I mean ones taller than the screen that move with the background, as seen here?

Also, the 3-color gradient can use just 2 channels, not all 3.


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This is the tool I have been praying to do in 2012 and well, you managed it! :3

I really like how it's looking. It is not only useful just for the average hackers, but for the advanced hackers too, as they won't waste so much time doing this, yay! #smw{^_^}

The only thing I would like to note is that you should allow any channel to be used, since some can be used depending on occasion (channel 6) and using DMA remap you pretty much has access to almost all channels.
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Thanks Gud for this, now I can make my project look much better

Originally posted by Jack
With this tool, you're avarege hacker can now do what till now was a sacred place that only skilled ASMers could touch (I'm exaggerating, can you tell?)

Aww yeah
This might actually be something I'd actually use in MULTIPLE hacks.
There used to be stuff in this footer, but it's all gone now.
I wish I had a tool like this when I was still very active at SMW hacking #smw{T_T} oh, the countless hours of figuring out HDMA tables! XD

I just tried it and played around with it a little, it's amazing. Now that I have a bit of programming experience, I can tell it's a very nice polished work. You'll do well in the future! #ab{;)}
This looks impressive! I'm sure it will be definitely useful for doing HDMA stuff without requiring some sort of ASM or even to download a custom background from the Graphics section. The fact that you can do every feature you can think off the top of the head is awesome. Will give it a shot soon.