Author: Malignant Manor
Date: 07-26-09 21:03
I believe you need to have the png indexed. Also, it is important to use a color map to insure that it will look right. I suggest downloading GIMP.
The png/shp needs to be indexed by GIMP by selecting Image>Mode>Indexed. Make sure dithering is none and Enable dithering of transparency is unchecked and then select Convert. Save the file and test importing it into the game. If you are going to edit more files, then you should do the following (or if it doesn't look right when imported).
Select>All and Edit>Copy your image since it may need to be pasted after using the correct color map.
To get the color map, you select palettes.flx and make sure it is frame 0, then select export. Open the file in a text editor.
Delete the line
Palette from ExultStudio
Add these two lines to the top
Save the file and exit the text editor.
Import the palette you exported from ES into GIMP by selecting Colors>Map>Set Colormap... Left click on the palette box. Right click on one of the palettes and select Import Palette... Select the Palette file dialog box. Choose the palette file you exported and modified. Choose a Palette name and select Import.
Then select the palette you just imported and then left click close. Now left click OK. Now depending how it looks you can try to paste your previous image in since it will likely help it to match up better with the colors in the palette. You can either save the file now or edit it to look right if needed.
When creating a new image from scratch, you should index and select the color map before you start editing the image.