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SMB3 Star Replacement

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:24 am
by Horikawa Otane
I am looking to get the gfx for the SMB3 exit star and clone it.

So basically, I want another NPC, for example a rupee, to look like the SMB3 exit star. This way I can have visual stars in a level without them increasing the hub-world star count.

Does anyone know how I would do this? Or would someone be willing to contribute one? If so, I would be willing to list you in the credits of an upcoming (next month or two) 75-level collaboration.

Thanks!

Re: SMB3 Star Replacement

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:38 am
by Valtteri
An easy way would be renaming the star NPC to one of the coin NPCs and giving it the following code:

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width=32
height=32
frames=3
framestyle=0
framespeed=6

Re: SMB3 Star Replacement

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:58 am
by Horikawa Otane
Valtteri wrote:An easy way would be renaming the star NPC to one of the coin NPCs and giving it the following code:

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width=32
height=32
frames=3
framestyle=0
framespeed=6
That would make it look like the standard SMB3 star though wouldn't it? I would like something that looks like the exit star

Re: SMB3 Star Replacement

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:05 pm
by Valtteri
Horikawa Otane wrote:
Valtteri wrote:An easy way would be renaming the star NPC to one of the coin NPCs and giving it the following code:

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width=32
height=32
frames=3
framestyle=0
framespeed=6
That would make it look like the standard SMB3 star though wouldn't it? I would like something that looks like the exit star
Then make a coin graphic invisible and make the SMB3 star friendly so the player can't collect it. Place the invisible coin on the star and make the coin's death kill the star. You can use an axe instead of a coin if the coin sound is a problem.

Re: SMB3 Star Replacement

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:15 pm
by Horikawa Otane
Valtteri wrote:
Horikawa Otane wrote:
Valtteri wrote:An easy way would be renaming the star NPC to one of the coin NPCs and giving it the following code:

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width=32
height=32
frames=3
framestyle=0
framespeed=6
That would make it look like the standard SMB3 star though wouldn't it? I would like something that looks like the exit star
Then make a coin graphic invisible and make the SMB3 star friendly so the player can't collect it. Place the invisible coin on the star and make the coin's death kill the star. You can use an axe instead of a coin if the coin sound is a problem.
Wouldn't that star still count towards the hub world count though?

Re: SMB3 Star Replacement

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:20 pm
by Valtteri
Horikawa Otane wrote:Wouldn't that star still count towards the hub world count though?
If it does, you could replace a Koopa Paratroopa and use the codes I gave you. Make the Koopa fly left and right and set it to Don't Move and it will float much like the SMB3 Star.

Re: SMB3 Star Replacement

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:34 pm
by Horikawa Otane
Valtteri wrote:
Horikawa Otane wrote:Wouldn't that star still count towards the hub world count though?
If it does, you could replace a Koopa Paratroopa and use the codes I gave you. Make the Koopa fly left and right and set it to Don't Move and it will float much like the SMB3 Star.
Alright! That works great. However, it's now missing the sparkle.

Do you know which 'effect' gif the SMB3 exit star uses? I could layer it on top of the star to complete the effect if I knew that.

Re: SMB3 Star Replacement

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:51 pm
by Valtteri
Horikawa Otane wrote:Alright! That works great. However, it's now missing the sparkle.

Do you know which 'effect' gif the SMB3 exit star uses? I could layer it on top of the star to complete the effect if I knew that.
It's effect-80.

Re: SMB3 Star Replacement

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:01 pm
by FanofSMBX
Can't you jut set the star to friendly if you don't want to collect it? Or would this mess up the star if there was another collectible star in the same section?

Re: SMB3 Star Replacement

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:10 pm
by Horikawa Otane
FanofSMBX wrote:Can't you jut set the star to friendly if you don't want to collect it? Or would this mess up the star if there was another collectible star in the same section?
I just tested and friendly stars, while uncollectable, are still counted in the "star count" for the hub.

The problem isn't making them uncollectable - it's using them as decoration while having the hub reflect the proper number of collectable stars.

Re: SMB3 Star Replacement

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:23 pm
by Darkonius Mavakar
Horikawa Otane wrote:
FanofSMBX wrote:Can't you jut set the star to friendly if you don't want to collect it? Or would this mess up the star if there was another collectible star in the same section?
I just tested and friendly stars, while uncollectable, are still counted in the "star count" for the hub.

The problem isn't making them uncollectable - it's using them as decoration while having the hub reflect the proper number of collectable stars.
Use smb1 parakoopas, set the advanced sectings to hover left right, then use don't move, make it friendly and BAM, (also change the koopa sprite into a star obvs)

Re: SMB3 Star Replacement

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:28 pm
by Valtteri
Darkonius Mavakar wrote:Use smb1 parakoopas, set the advanced sectings to hover left right, then use don't move, make it friendly and BAM, (also change the koopa sprite into a star obvs)
i just said that

Re: SMB3 Star Replacement

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:31 pm
by Darkonius Mavakar
Valtteri wrote:
Darkonius Mavakar wrote:Use smb1 parakoopas, set the advanced sectings to hover left right, then use don't move, make it friendly and BAM, (also change the koopa sprite into a star obvs)
i just said that
oh, lol sorry

Re: SMB3 Star Replacement

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:21 pm
by Murphmario
I think someone should move this to the graphic requests.

Re: SMB3 Star Replacement

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:51 pm
by Horikawa Otane
Neeevermind. I went ahead and made the graphic myself.

It's here if people want it. Be sure to credit me as this was a pain in the butt - I had to video capture and then grab frames and... Yeah.

Downlad it here

It isn't perfect, but it's close enough to fool the player I think. Replaces a rupee.

Image
(What it looks like... Except the black is transparent in-game)