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Tox

 
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This tool seems similar to the STIConverter, but it's a more advanced approach. I completely rebuilt the palette quantizer engine, combining several algorithms and aiming for best possible reproduction. That means that it's not the fastest and larger files will take quite a while to process, a file of 640x640 keeps my machine busy for several minutes.

Features

  • Multi Color Space Analysis
    It analyzes the input image in several color spaces to identify the most important aspects that need to be preserved as good as possible. Based on the analysis the tool adjusts the conversion process. By default only the Luv color space is used, it will give pretty good results in most cases. If the conversion is not as good as you hoped it would be you can try to enable other color channels, HSL for example can be quite useful at times. Keep in mind that more enabled color channels will result in a longer conversion process.
  • Alpha Filter
    You can select a color to treat as transparent in the conversion process. The slider determines how close to the selected color a pixel must be to be detected as transparent. This is useful to remove fuzzy edges with semi-transparent pixels, such as those created by anti-aliasing. However, it is recommended to not use alpha information in the source images, but instead work with transparency colors. This is because a fully transparent pixel will always be read as black (i.e. it loses all color information) and will therefore make black the color to treat as transparent. For my test cases I mostly worked with plain old ugly 0xFF00FF for alpha and 0x0000FF for shadows.
  • Shadow Filter
    You can select a color to treat as shadow color, i.e. it will get the fitting palette index which is JA2 is rendered as 50% transparent shadow. The filtering works like the alpha filter.
  • 9 Dither Algorithms
    You can chose between 9 dither algorithms, each with its unique strengths and weaknesses. Default is Sierra Lite.
  • Color Temperature (30+ Settings)
    You can also set a the color temperature, which can be useful to tone images in the conversion process. By default D65 (6504 K) is used.
  • Single And Multi Page STIs And Sprite Sheet
    When you drop multiple files on the app, it will generate a sprite sheet with all of the images and build a palette for the sprite sheet. This sprite sheet is saved in the sub folder "sprite sheets". In the same folder as the files a multi page STI is saved. You can toggle the behavior to write each sprite to a single page STI instead.


Download it here.

[Updated on: Thu, 17 December 2015 02:00]


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Re: JA2STICreator v0.0.2 (Alpha)[message #343592 is a reply to message #343475] Sun, 03 January 2016 14:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Megabit

 
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I have been away for a while, but there is no tool/application in the file "JA2STICreator_0.0.2.air". What am I doing wrong?
Re: JA2STICreator v0.0.2 (Alpha)[message #343594 is a reply to message #343592] Sun, 03 January 2016 15:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tox

 
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You need Adobe AIR. After installing AIR you can double-click the *.air file to install it.

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thumbs26.png  Re: JA2STICreator v0.0.2 (Alpha)[message #343597 is a reply to message #343594] Sun, 03 January 2016 17:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thank you happy
Re: JA2STICreator v0.0.2 (Alpha)[message #343601 is a reply to message #343597] Sun, 03 January 2016 20:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tox

 
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You're welcome happy

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Aw: Re: JA2STICreator v0.0.2 (Alpha)[message #343639 is a reply to message #343601] Tue, 05 January 2016 21:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ATigersClaw

 
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This looks great so far. It's about time for a good tool to work with the STI-files. Two questions occured to me, some of you might know the answer to it.

1. Is this tool still undergoing development to get it to a 1.0 state?
2. Does it also export files from STI to JPG/PNG?

I've tried all the different tools stored in Kermi's Downloads but they either wouldn't work or would only let me export one STI-file at the time with an ugly blue background. I'm working on a weapons table and would like to export all the gun STI-files at once without the blue background if possible.



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Re: Aw: Re: JA2STICreator v0.0.2 (Alpha)[message #343672 is a reply to message #343639] Fri, 08 January 2016 09:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tox

 
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1. Probably not as a stand-alone, but as a module for JA2STI.
2. Nope, but there's another module for JA2STI in the making that will do that.

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Aw: Re: Aw: Re: JA2STICreator v0.0.2 (Alpha)[message #343679 is a reply to message #343672] Fri, 08 January 2016 16:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ATigersClaw

 
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Tox schrieb am Fr, 08 Januar 2016 08:54
1. Probably not as a stand-alone, but as a module for JA2STI.

I thought that this is the JA2STI? What am I messing up here right now?


Tox schrieb am Fr, 08 Januar 2016 08:54
2. Nope, but there's another module for JA2STI in the making that will do that.

Awesome, I'm looking forward to it!



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Re: Aw: Re: Aw: Re: JA2STICreator v0.0.2 (Alpha)[message #343680 is a reply to message #343679] Fri, 08 January 2016 18:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tox

 
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Nope, JA2STI is different to this. Let me know if you want to join the JA2STI beta test. This is a side project using a bunch of code written for JA2STI.


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Aw: Re: Aw: Re: Aw: Re: JA2STICreator v0.0.2 (Alpha)[message #343685 is a reply to message #343680] Sat, 09 January 2016 01:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ATigersClaw

 
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Tox schrieb am Fr, 08 Januar 2016 17:35
Nope, JA2STI is different to this. Let me know if you want to join the JA2STI beta test. This is a side project using a bunch of code written for JA2STI.

Sure, count me in. Where is the right thread for the JA2STI?



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Re: Aw: Re: Aw: Re: Aw: Re: JA2STICreator v0.0.2 (Alpha)[message #343696 is a reply to message #343685] Sat, 09 January 2016 13:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tox

 
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You have a pm.

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Aw: Re: Aw: Re: Aw: Re: Aw: Re: JA2STICreator v0.0.2 (Alpha)[message #343700 is a reply to message #343696] Sat, 09 January 2016 16:42 Go to previous message
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Tox schrieb am Sa, 09 Januar 2016 12:39
You have a pm.

Ok, thank you and keep the good work up!



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