Replace monster/game object palette split with generic 4 sprite palettes settable by screen.

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darkhog
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Replace monster/game object palette split with generic 4 sprite palettes settable by screen.

Post by darkhog » Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:24 pm

So you can have object look different (by the means of a palette swap) depending on which screen they are and could use more than 6 colors for game object sprites. Or do stuff like changing player palette so that when he goes to a wintery screen it looks like he wears a coat (again, via simple palette swap).

Basically so monsters/objects could use all 4 palettes where monster palettes would be settable by the screen, just like background palettes. This would allow for a greater flexibility and those who would want still use NM as they are now could just set first two (or last two, not sure how it's arranged) sprite palettes to constant thorough the game (on each screen).
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SuperNatetendo
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Re: Replace monster/game object palette split with generic 4 sprite palettes settable by screen.

Post by SuperNatetendo » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:27 am

I'd also like this as there may be times where one might just want to use the player palette for a monster in order to free up a palette slot. :)
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Digital_Dragon
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Re: Replace monster/game object palette split with generic 4 sprite palettes settable by screen.

Post by Digital_Dragon » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:59 pm

Has there been any reason given why the palettes are restrictively divided the way they are?
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Re: Replace monster/game object palette split with generic 4 sprite palettes settable by screen.

Post by darkhog » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:54 pm

Digital_Dragon wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:59 pm
Has there been any reason given why the palettes are restrictively divided the way they are?
To my knowledge, no.
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