MM7 Portraits Retouching & the rest of my stuff, too, actually

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MM7 Portraits Retouching & the rest of my stuff, too, actually

Postby Echo » Jun 8 2016, 21:18

EDIT: the uploads and links got mauled, I re-uploaded what I could find here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5ERt ... zdxVERsQTA Read the stuff below if you want to know/see what's what, but all the other links have been rekt by speedy.sh disappearing.

You can find some of my big-sized ground textures in the MM8 folder, if you rename them to their MM7 equivalents they should work just fine. I used to have that file with my entire MM7 visual "mod" together, but I lost it and it had plenty palette mistakes, so it's better this way probably.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5ERt ... URNV0Y3Q0k


Since I've cleaned up some stuff from my older moddy and finished+refined the purple elf, I've decided to gather everything in one place for the sake of cleanliness.
More screenshots available here (items and characters newest screenshots are posted below): http://www.celestialheavens.com/forum/10/14593


Portraits and body are done using only Might & Magic assets + my painting over them so you can use them in mods or whatever suits your fancy:

http://speedy.sh/wP6G6/Character-Elf-Male.7z
http://speedy.sh/9m7bf/Character-Purple.7z
http://speedy.sh/Ew9Y4/Character-Genie.7z
http://speedy.sh/M4Aa9/Character-Angel.7z

And if someone wants, here's a naked female body for designing own clothes & armor [vanilla breast area was really bothering me so I decided to reboob it before I designed some new clothes for my champs]: http://speedy.sh/bdZdE/naked-plain.7z

These items are made using assets taken from Google images, so they're for personal use only. I don't own these images, but since they're only tiny parts of things made into 60pixel images for the purpose of a free modification to an ancient game five people might ever download and play I hope nobody would mind:

http://speedy.sh/8TkRs/NPCs.7z
http://speedy.sh/qstSJ/Interface-Neutral-Good.7z
http://speedy.sh/p26Ye/Alchemy.7z
http://speedy.sh/ZemaX/Jewels-Gems.7z

I had issues with some of Maestro's graphics, the runes looked pretty mucky and near invisible for me for whatever reason, so I redid them into something else. If anyone else would have similar issue, here's what I used instead:

http://speedy.sh/FJPC2/Rune-Alternative ... aestros.7z

And here are the bitmaps and sprites files I've been using in my old mod, sprites come from the wonderful Chinese modification and all credit goes to those skilled people. Bitmaps file is a mix of some of their work and my terrain/caves/Celeste/stuff-I-forgot-I-did-because-it-was-a-long-time-ago.

Caution: I did the bitmaps replacing when I was young and stupid and didn't understand palettes. I used [improperly, I'm sure] the AutoLod utility which, I think, created more palettes than there was a need for. The file works 100% fine as it is, but just in case someone wanted to change anything there, I'd rather let it be known :tongue:

http://speedy.sh/UAqWK/BITMAPS.LOD
http://speedy.sh/gKFwV/SPRITES.LOD

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I've retouched the annoying elf from MM7. He was almost usable for me, but still bothered me. Now he doesn't bother me anymore. It's not the most perfect remake ever, but it's sufficient for me, I don't have time to meticulously paint the details and make sure the light on hair flows perfectly during head shakes or whatnot. But if you like it, feel free to use it for whatever.

Purple character is in a post below. Angel and Genie are my older finished characters, thought I'd up them here for the sake of completion.

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Re: MM7 Annoying Elf Retouch

Postby Baronus » Jun 9 2016, 6:53

Good work. Ive got it:-)
Lets see MMXChotV resources:
http://s43.photobucket.com/user/Roadster99/library/
Maybe you create something from this...

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Re: MM7 Annoying Elf Retouch

Postby Echo » Jun 9 2016, 7:37

There are MMX things in that link. I've worked on that a little a looooooooooooong time ago. I gathered my assets here: http://www.celestialheavens.com/forum/10/14593

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Re: MM7 Annoying Elf Retouch

Postby Baronus » Jun 9 2016, 8:02

Very beauty mod! Ive it too! Nice works.

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Re: MM7 Portraits Retouching

Postby Echo » Jun 9 2016, 12:30

I've also rehashed my purple elf changing her face features to be more delicate and also completed missing frames I haven't changed before:

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Link for DL will be in the first post.

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Re: MM7 Portraits Retouching

Postby Baronus » Jun 9 2016, 13:39

Beauty! :-) These 2 portraits (angel, genie) are the same like in your mod? Because I have it.
Try maybe give some beuty this one:
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Re: MM7 Portraits Retouching

Postby Bandobras Took » Jun 9 2016, 15:29

This is lovely work.

On a related note, how are your audio editing skills? If one could replace "It's just a cut, but I need it fixed!" with some agonized scream of absolute despair, I think I'd be a happy man. :)
Far too many people speak their minds without first verifying the quality of their source material.

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Re: MM7 Portraits Retouching

Postby Echo » Jun 9 2016, 22:48

Yes, angel and genie are the same as in the mod, I just packed them separately here. I'm sorry but I will not be redoing any more portraits for a good while, no time. Just wanted to finish these two I posted :) But you can give it a go yourself, it can be pretty fun!

Bandobras, I've never changed any MM sound files. I think it's a more complicated business than the icons.

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Re: MM7 Portraits Retouching

Postby Baronus » Jun 10 2016, 6:57

OK. I see you like it and I suggest only. You modded the same portrait second time and I think better is try another one. You do what you want.

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Re: MM7 Portraits Retouching

Postby Echo » Jun 10 2016, 9:38

Sure thing :) I changed that one, because I realized what I didn't like about it, but it was faster the 2nd time obviously :) I wanted to change one from MM8, the cleric with grayish skin and rather fine face, but I'm too lazy for that atm :P I also want at some point to change the angel a bit so she's less 100% Cauri with changed colors.

Goblins are green. I really don't like that, makes me think of rotten vegetables. I use my genie as a goblin when I play xD

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Re: MM7 Portraits Retouching

Postby Baronus » Jun 10 2016, 11:11

Yes in MMVIII clerics and knights especialy women faces needs modding. And in MMVI you can mod too. Because are some faded. Like vampires.

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Re: MM7 Portraits Retouching & the rest of my stuff, too, actually

Postby Echo » Jun 19 2016, 19:52

I've cleaned up the first post and added a few other things I've made for MM7. Maybe they will be of some use to someone. Cheers :)

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Re: MM7 Portraits Retouching & the rest of my stuff, too, actually

Postby Ser Ironfist » Oct 22 2016, 17:31

The download links don't seem to work anymore, at least not for me.

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Re: MM7 Portraits Retouching & the rest of my stuff, too, actually

Postby Pol » Oct 23 2016, 12:06

Yes, speedy.sh is down.

Echo if you will send the files to me I will upload them to our site. :)
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Re: MM7 Portraits Retouching & the rest of my stuff, too, actually

Postby Echo » Nov 14 2016, 8:27

Ayy, internets, betraying me once more. I will dig around my stuff for the files later, here's to hoping the mess is manageable. The plan was to download it from speedy share when I needed them at a later date. Damn it :D

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Re: MM7 Portraits Retouching & the rest of my stuff, too, actually

Postby Anubis » Dec 29 2016, 11:57

Are these files obtainable anywhere? I'm in love with the portraits and really want to use them in my next MM7 Adventure.

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Re: MM7 Portraits Retouching & the rest of my stuff, too, actually

Postby Echo » Jan 15 2017, 17:36

Hey, I still gotta repack them and upload them elsewhere. I'll try to do it today. Sorry! D:

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Re: MM7 Portraits Retouching & the rest of my stuff, too, actually

Postby Reverb » Jul 31 2018, 10:59

Hey, first off; these are awesome, I can't believe this isn't getting more attention.... well, for a game that's older than me it makes sense... lol. Second (if anyone is still around to answer) what's the best way to get the .pcx files into the game? I've only been using MM7EDIT because I have no idea what I'm doing and it doesn't want to import .pcx, and I feel like it's probably needed so that the main interface doesn't look terrible.

I've been looking around and can't find any answers pertaining to MM7, so it would be very much appreciated if someone could point me in the right direction, plus then the next person who rolls by here in 3 years can figure it out too. ;p

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Re: MM7 Portraits Retouching & the rest of my stuff, too, actually

Postby Rodril » Aug 5 2018, 8:11

Reverb wrote:what's the best way to get the .pcx files into the game?

Use GrayFace's MMArchive for this: https://grayface.github.io/mm/#MMArchive
All .pcx are stored in .lod archives in DATA folder of your game (i believe, in "Icons.lod"), put new .pcx there replacing existing.

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Re: MM7 Portraits Retouching & the rest of my stuff, too, actually

Postby Reverb » Aug 8 2018, 7:17

Thanks a ton!


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