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Thomas Winwood

Thomas Winwood

Lives in Abingdon, Oxfordshire · Born on August 18
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48345
July 2, 2016
Thomas Winwood
July 2, 2016 5:09 am
What all map editor do people use these days? Everything I can find says AdvanceMap is terrible and bad and old and you shouldn't use it, but all the alternatives are unfinished.
GᵒGᵒJJTᵉᶜʰ ツ
amap sucks but no other one is finished yet (not that amap was finished either, so I mean less finished)
Alex
Nobody really cares enough to make a new map editor, tbh. Those who say they do apparently lack the skills to execute, else we’d surely have one by now.
45268
December 22, 2015
Thomas Winwood
December 22, 2015 10:05 pm
Just had a go at resizing the Roxanne sprite from BW2 to 64x64. The scaling algorithm completely mangled her legs, and after I'd copy and pasted large swathes of the original sprite to try and fix the...
Thomas Winwood
Side note: the BW2 sprite seems kinda questionably drawn. what on earth is going on with her knees?
MrDollSteak
This is probably a good link to start!

http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=3087...

Has Roxanne and the Team Rocket grunts.
45247
December 21, 2015
Thomas Winwood
shared a photo
December 21, 2015 6:03 pm
Had a go at downsizing a trainer sprite for the first time based on Chaos Rush and MrDollSteak's advice. How did I do?
ShinyDragonHunter
I like it!
Joexv
Not bad, her thighs could use a bit of rounding off though.
45222
December 19, 2015
Thomas Winwood
posted a comment on ShinyDragonHunter's song "Pokémon GSC: Route 1 - Pokémon GBA Style Remix
December 19, 2015 7:18 pm
I mean it in an entirely neutral way. I just find the Sailor's Hornpipe inherently bizarre in that context—there's nothing particularly naval about it, so it comes out of left field.
45216
December 19, 2015
Thomas Winwood
posted on Alex's wall.
December 19, 2015 9:11 am
You should write something on how to work with maps without touching A-Map, if only so all the information on the map structures is in one place.
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Alex
I could write a document on how to work with Advance Map as a canvas, since that's all I use it for (I have everything in a dummy ROM where the program can overwrite anything willy nilly).

How does a tutorial sound, maybe? I've already got a lot of the map data documented in the link below, so it's j...
Thomas Winwood
Aha, gotcha.
45109
December 12, 2015
Thomas Winwood
posted a comment on Chaos Rush's song "Red's Theme
December 12, 2015 10:23 am
I hear what you did there, with the little Mother reference.
44952
December 1, 2015
Thomas Winwood
December 1, 2015 11:07 pm
It amuses me that Chaos Rush's 64x64 Pokémon sprite project provides sprites for different genders (a feature none of the Gen 3 games have) but not for animation (a feature Emerald does have).
Chaos Rush
It's a feature that could be added in though (as Jambo did in his old 649 patch). As for second frames, if I had done that I would have never completed the project. MrDollSteak has made a new project from it though, which covers 2nd frames in addition to color-correcting every single Pokémon.
Thomas Winwood
I will admit I wasn't aware MrDollSteak's thing was aiming to add second frames; I thought it was just his own version of the Sugimori-palettes thing you were up to. Thanks for letting me know about that.

I'm not sure I *completely* buy that you'd never have finished if you'd done second frames, thou...
MrDollSteak
I actually started my colouring correcting first, but was inspired by Chaos' custom sugimori sprites. But yes second frames are in there. Only fully completed Gens 1 and 2 though.
42925
August 18, 2015
GᵒGᵒJJTᵉᶜʰ ツ
August 18, 2015 7:52 am
Happy
Thomas Winwood
thx ♥
GᵒGᵒJJTᵉᶜʰ ツ
(☞゚ヮ゚Wink
22154
May 20, 2014
Thomas Winwood
is now friends with
May 20, 2014 4:20 am
45357
January 1, 2016
Thomas Winwood
January 1, 2016 3:16 am
I still don't understand the trend for 721 ROM bases. Even if they were actually put together right, you're never going to use all those Pokémon in one hack—the game would be both stupidly long and im...
MrDollSteak
Well not everyone can make animations for a start, whereas most people can type in data. I personally don't care about 721 so I agree with you, that being said, Sphice is doing a great job with balancing Gaia's large amount of Pokemon.
45263
December 22, 2015
Thomas Winwood
shared a photo
December 22, 2015 11:33 am
Attempt number two. I wasn't happy with the first one, I didn't compare the original with the resized sprite enough so I spent a lot of time fiddling with things that weren't actually all that broken....
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45244
December 21, 2015
Thomas Winwood
December 21, 2015 1:54 am
Someone teach me how to resize trainer sprites from 80x80 to 64x64 so I can use all the sprites from Gen 4 and 5 that look way better than cruddy Gen 3 ones. I know Chaos Rush knows how to do it becau...
MrDollSteak
I modify them at a ratio of 85-90% and if any sprites are still bigger than 64x64, you cut their legs down a bit, because in Gen 4 and 5 they made most sprites' more anatomically accurate, whereas in Gen 3 their legs are consistently shorter.
Chaos Rush
Just keep trying until it looks good
45220
December 19, 2015
Thomas Winwood
posted a comment on ShinyDragonHunter's song "Pokémon GSC: Route 1 - Pokémon GBA Style Remix
December 19, 2015 6:44 pm
I am uncharacteristically amused by the bridge you put in rather than the straight loop.
45182
December 16, 2015
Thomas Winwood
December 16, 2015 10:52 pm
I'm currently trapped in a cycle.

1. “Emerald is the better game to use as the basis for a ROM hack because of Pickup, the Battle Frontier, animations and gym leader rematches.”
2. “Ugh, map editor inco...
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Dionen
use sapphire, there is a kyogre in the titlescreen ◔◡◉
Alex
This is why Advance Map is nothing more than a canvas for me. Here's what my maps look like :D http://i.imgur.com/RKd24SL.png

Now excuse me while I catalogue all of my edits in YAML... sigh. HURRY UP DIEGO
Danny
I.. It's beautiful
44957
December 2, 2015
Thomas Winwood
December 2, 2015 2:35 am
Kickstarter idea: trainer cards. They look like credit/debit cards, but they have your name, little icons representing your team, and friend code or similar.
  and  like this.
El Diabeetus
That'd be a super nerdy idea, but a cool one!
43091
August 28, 2015
Thomas Winwood
liked the project "Pokémon Vega - English Translation".
August 28, 2015 4:41 am
25196
August 18, 2014
GᵒGᵒJJTᵉᶜʰ ツ
August 18, 2014 1:11 pm
Birthday
21616
May 4, 2014
Thomas Winwood
is now friends with
May 4, 2014 6:13 pm
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