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Old 1 Week Ago   #1
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Default Wad Making

I downloaded a lot of wads from here, but I thought I start giving back to the community. I was wondering if I could get some advice on making a character wad. By the way, I'm using SLADE. I'll probably test with XWE, though.
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Hello there!

Wad Making can be pretty difficult. Especially if you're new to it. Character wads specifically can be the most challenging of all and its very easy to be disheartened to complete it. You'll definitely need a lot of willpower and sheer focus to get the job done.

For starters, I recommend you use MSPaint for character wad making. Its the basic of the basic of programs that you will need for spriting. Aesprite is my personal favorite spriting program but that costs $10 and its a bit complicated for those who don't know much about spriting. GIMP and Paint.NET are also good options to look into.

If you are new to spriting, I suggest looking up some pixel art tutorials and guides. When I first started out, I used the Pixel Art tutorials available on OpenGameArt. If you are new to Art in general, I suggest learning the basics with learning basic Character Animation and Figure Drawing.

I'm also open to helping you out if ya' want. Just drop a DM and I'll do my best to aid you.
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This is also a great resource:
https://wiki.srb2.org/wiki/Character_creation_tutorial

Good luck! When I tried to make a character, one big mistake I made was making the sprite GIGANTIC. Maybe start with someone else's character sprite for the general size and then make your own character in that same-sized space.
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I'm also open to helping you out if ya' want. Just drop a DM and I'll do my best to aid you.
Did you mean PM?
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Did you mean PM?
DM means Direct Message, the same thing as a PM (Private Message).

Protip: It isn't worth correcting someone else's grammar when it comes down to Forums or Message Boards.
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What should I colour the sprites? I want my character to be steel blue.
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You color them green, ALWAYS color your chars green or else you WILL get discoloration.

After that, you can set their values (and skincolors)in the S_SKIN lump
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How do I submit the mod? When I try to make a new thread it says either I don't have sufficient privileges or my account is disabled. I would put in a screenshot but I don't know how to if it's not a link.
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Submit the mod in the submissions forum if you haven't tried that already. Usually that error would come up if you're trying to post in the releases forums.
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How do I convert pngs to DOOM Graphics, or am I missing something?
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Right click the PNG lump(s) and select Graphic -> Convert to...


Select Doom Gfx (Paletted) from the drop-down menu, choose the Sonic (SRB2) palette as the palette being converted to, choose whether or not to convert a background color to transparency, and then hit Convert or Convert All.
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