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Hi. I read a long while ago that the site was planning on converting to GIEPY from PIXI, however, I haven't seen that happen yet, and I'm still seeing new sprites be created, but with PIXI format.

It's just a tad frustrating because there are super awesome custom sprites made for both tools, and quite a few aren't compatible with PIXI, and the ones that are have an older version.

Is there a formal tutorial on how to convert GIEPY to PIXI? Will it ever be possible to have a program like Trashkas that converts these sprites between each other?
Originally posted by Darolac
Originally posted by Erik
After further consideration, the staff team has decided that, going forward, PIXI will be the standard tool for sprite insertion. Several key factors took part on why we reached this decision, including:
  • Compared to when initially released, PIXI is an stable tool which can insert standard, extended and cluster sprites correctly. GIEPY, on the other hand, currently suffers from some issues with SA-1 ROMs, has a conflict when inserting extended and cluster sprites at the same time, and the uninstaller is unfinished to account for the latest tool update. Most of these would require to recompile the tool, which isn't an easy task;
  • PIXI has the backing of active developing by many users, with future updates planned which might end up breaking GIEPY's support for PIXI mode even further. GIEPY, as it stands right now, only has Telinc1 as his active developer, and while its source code is open to contributors, it is still boldowa/6646's tool - who is inactive. And;
  • A move to GIEPY would imply having yet another massive sprite remoderation. When you consider the fact that some sprites are still unconverted from SpriteTool 1.40, having yet another remoderation alongside the ongoing patch one would not only be an extra burden for the already small ASM team, when you consider that PIXI would still be receiving support in parallel, there's always the risk that standards are implemented differently between tools - something which should preferrably be avoided.


We will still host GIEPY as an alternative for those who use it, but to the normal user we recommend you go with PIXI, as most of the sprites we host are either for PIXI or have a PIXI-compatible version.


It's great to already have a standard. It will surely make life easier to mods, coders and users.

Originally posted by Roberto zampari
What about the GIEPY sprites?
Would the staff convert them into PIXI?

MarioFanGamer converted all of my C3 sprites to PIXI and it's going to upload them into the section soon. I am also going to update the Annoying Bee sprite as soon as I can. I think only mine, last C3 Erik sprites and some of Mandew's are GIEPY-only, so its not going to be a big issue.
lol thanks!! Didn't see this
Originally posted by SmokyShroom
Hi. I read a long while ago that the site was planning on converting to GIEPY from PIXI, however, I haven't seen that happen yet, and I'm still seeing new sprites be created, but with PIXI format.

It's just a tad frustrating because there are super awesome custom sprites made for both tools, and quite a few aren't compatible with PIXI, and the ones that are have an older version.

Is there a formal tutorial on how to convert GIEPY to PIXI? Will it ever be possible to have a program like Trashkas that converts these sprites between each other?

If you tell me what sprite you want in PIXI form I could help you. The conversion is a pretty easy process.
Hi! Any of these would be extremely appreciated.

Angry Star

Bald Seahorse

Exploding Bowser Statue

Crash Bandicoot-Styled TNT

Switch Controlled Grey Rotating Platform (I'm dumb and can't tell if PIXI is included in this one)

Winged Thwomp

Punchy (While there's a PIXI version, it's really old and misses 75% of the rest of the content)

Shady Koopa

The one at the very top of my list is the Angry Star.
Also to clarify, I'm not asking you to help with more than one, as that would be rude. I just wanted to post a list of which GIEPY sprites I thought were the coolest at the same time.

Thank you very much in advance for the help! I appreciate it. :)
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