Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by LOchii » Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:08 pm

too bad it can not be made for Rayman M,but maybe works on Rayman 3? :roll:
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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by GOT4N » Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:25 pm

It don't works for Rayman 3 as it uses gf3 too, only Rayman 2 works

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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by THEdragon » Sat Aug 16, 2014 4:41 pm

Hm, this all looks a bit too confusing for me, but if I could I would change the Rayman skin to look like Tarayzan. Not sure what I'd do with the shoes, though.
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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by Shrooblord » Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:49 am

Leaf-sandals.
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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by THEdragon » Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:15 am

Ah, of course! :D
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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by deton24 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:47 pm

I have a request.
I making 44kHz soundtrack for Rayman 2, and I'd like to ask for all loading screens from PC version for covers. All images converted to lossless format (PNG or BMP). Maybe someone would say me how to do it, where this images are, how to open them, whatever, or will be faster for someone to just unpack this. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by PluMGMK » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:29 pm

If you just extract everything from Vignette.cnt (instead of Textures.cnt) following this tutorial, you'll get them in a nice TGA format. ;)

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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by deton24 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:34 pm

TGA, as i thought... I'll try. That's what I needed. Thanks.
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I got them. Only 640x480. I'm going to try to find out if PSX loading screens are larger.
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PSX's Technical Description says that it support resolution not bigger than 640x480. So PC screens enough.

Loading screens from PC's Rayman 2 version.
Better resolution than original via XnView and various filters.
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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by szymski » Sat Sep 20, 2014 5:19 pm

Guys! With this tool we can create a reamake of Rayman 2. Anyone want to do it? You can contact me on my steam: szymski_1
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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by Master » Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:17 pm

I wouldn't go that far, most that can be done is upscaling of textures, we can't edit geometry yet, sadly.

However, a texture improvement drive sounds good, best of luck in realising it!
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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by Shrooblord » Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:34 pm

One of the things the community is asking (screaming) for is an improved sense of combat when encountering enemies. More enemies, more interesting combat, more difficult combat, things that actually have a pretty good chance at hurting you a lot - you know, challenge, basically. That'd be what I'd be looking for in a remake. And, I'd stress that if the atmosphere or feel of the levels is touched in even the remotest of ways, I'll lose my shits! :D
Nah, it'd be interesting to see where an art style change would take the game, though I don't encourage it in the slightest.
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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by saerleiya » Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:37 pm

Some enemies are placed in zones where you could add several others without hurting the environment. The issue with Rayman 2 is that because it doesn't have a lot of enemies, it lacks interaction with your surroundings. Yes, I'm enjoying the music, the level design, etc, etc...but I don't feel enough immersion into the game sometimes.
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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by Shrooblord » Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:40 pm

I totally get that. If there were, for example, two more Henchmen fighting you in the Tomb of the Ancients when there's that one tossing Flaming Kegs at you, or maybe more Zombie Chicken, it'd be a much more challenging scene. These are things I'd address if I were making a Rayman game. Oh, wait. In fact, I am.

Contrastingly, the game can be surprisingly difficult when it wants to be, like when you can't see or hear exactly where the Zombie Chicken is coming from off-camera and suddenly hits you in the face and knocks you into the acid below.
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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by PluMGMK » Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:49 pm

I think this guy was thinking more of using extracted textures in a remake on a new engine, rather than injecting new textures into the old engine.

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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by Master » Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:25 pm

Hmm, seems reasonable. Using existing textures as a base.

As for improvements, I think inspiration could be taken from Revolution, it's combat is identical to Rayman 2, but they definitely upped the enemy attacks and numbers. Missile Henchman made it difficult to land charged hits, for instance, as you had to focus on destroying incoming homing missiles before they dealt damage.
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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by Shrooblord » Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:28 pm

I wish they'd made other missile models though. Those things... they look like the stuff a dev would throw in jokingly as a placeholder but then got forgotten to actually be replaced with something that looked good.
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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by Imco » Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:25 pm

Those missiles... God damn annoying missiles...
I don't recount dieing by Henchman attacks in one of the other Rayman 2 versions,
but Revolution... Damn Revolution...
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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by Shrooblord » Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:20 pm

I've been drill-sniped AKA Henchman-telefragged once. That was surprising. I had full and max Energy, but that drill sure didn't care!
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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by deton24 » Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:53 pm

This discussion is pointless.
You're speaking about remake, then about enchance quality of old game, than about what devs should made on the beginning.
The only thing that I know is that DC textures which can be used in refreshing old PC version of R2 can't be used because (if I remember) they can't be converted again, only extracted.
Be more substantive in discussion and don't talk about imaginary dreams. <I meant you're making offtopic>
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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by OCG » Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:01 pm

Why are you dictating what should and what shouldn't be talked here? This isn't your thread, nor you are a staff member.
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