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- Easy Palette selecting control
- Cut,Copy,Paste,Delete colours
- Palette Gradients
- Palette Effects * brightness * contrast * Hue * Colour tinting
- 20 Undo and Redo
- Load, Save palettes
- Export palette to image
- Jazz Creation Station layout
- Screen Colour picker
- In Game Preview ( how colours effect Jazz ect )
So all those people out there who make great tilesets in paintbrush won’t have to be limited by the Paintbrush palette and won’t have to make beg for others with good software to make palettes for them. I know this program is a lot like many other palette making programs but this has some extra features that make it unique to the Jazz Community. One of these is the ‘Jazz in game preview’. No longer will you have to wait till you play your tileset in JJ2 to see what effects your palette changes have had on the players. Also for all those people who only have paintbrush i have added a special feature just for you guys that exports the palette to an image. You will of course have to copy and paste your tiles across if you have already drawn some, but at least the colour reduction won’t be as drastic as it would have been with using the normal Paintbrush palette. So get out there and start drawing ! Make me proud !
This program was made with Multimedia Fusion. The same program used to make Jazz Ski Rabbit.
This version is an alpha version. If you have any suggestions or have found any bugs please reply to this and I’ll get work on Jazz Palette Station 2. Enjoy
This is great but it still could and should improve.
Make it so it previews snow and the pinball events too, cos now I still need to start JJ2 to check those.
With the right mouse button you select an array but there’s no way to deselect an array.
Make more “import palet compatibilities” (nice word huh) I use photoshop to make my sets.[This review has been edited by Pyromanus]
Thanks mate, i was trying to think of what other objects are effected by the palette colours that arn’t the normal jj2 colours. I’ll add those in the next version ( btw u can simply edit the pcx image and put some other stuff in there ). I’ll try to make compatability for other pal files but its not easy. I’m reading from bytes and stuff so i don’t know how to detect different pal types. Paint Shop Pro 7 is a simple text file…wish microsoft had made it that simple. If you can send me a photoshop palette file to firstname.lastname@example.org i’ll get working on it. I’ll add a ‘shift + right click’ or something for a deselect array unless you can think of an easier way of making it user friendly.
help option dont help cause its very confusing.’
I\‘ll have to work on that, make some more articles, add in some stuff for explaining what tilesets are why palettes are used. I was in a rush while i made the help file.
‘Can\‘t load palettes created by any program other than itself.’
The pal format I used is the ‘microsoft palette’. When you export a palette from PSP 7 you can change the file type to be a microsoft palette. But i will add some more file types to the list, like PSP 7 pal, photoshop pal, bmp files, ect.
‘No option for viewing palettes in their normal order’
common mate this is for Jazz Jackrabbit, why would you want the normal order ? I thought by categorising colours it would make it easier for people.
‘You have to press enter after changing the RGB values to set the color, and even then it only works if Red is the value with focus’
yeah i made it that you had to press enter, i’ll change it if it makes things easier. Sorry about the ‘Red is focus’ bug, just made a mistake, will easily be fixed.
‘It’s not like there\‘s only one place to put textured backgrounds…’
I always thought it had to be in that location so that the level will run ok in 8 bit.
‘Help file: Effects Tool Press this button to confirm the changes you made to this animating tile’s properties. doesn’t make very much sense’
LOL!!! LMAO! I used the JCS help to get the same layout. Forgot to paste some text in there i guess.
‘Nothing telling you which palette slot is selected’
Um…isn’t there a white outline around the selected slots?
‘No way to get a Negative Color effect’
Why would you want one ?
‘If you go into Choose Single Palette Color mode, JPS won’t remember which palette slots you had previously selected.’
Ok i’ll put that in, sounds like a good idea. I was hoping no one would notice that they all got deselected :P
‘The shortcut for SELECT NONE is the same as NEW FILE so if you press CTRL + N, you automatically start a new file without a prompt.’
oops, ok i’ll fix that. And I’ll stick a prompt in there for ya.
‘You can\‘t open other palette files well’
Jeez why did people have to make their own Pal format, what was wrong with the microsoft one ?
‘Final rating: 5.5’
Thanks mate! That sort of inspiration makes us programmers eager to code freeware stuff! :P
Na but seriously thanks everyone for making those reviews. If anyone finds any more bugs I will fix them ASAP. When i get round to making a proper credit screen in the ‘about’ I’ll place your names in there. If anyone has any suggestions on how to make this program better and easier for JJ2 tileset makers go right ahead and suggest them. But do remember i’m trying to keep this program small and Jazz 2 related. Unless its of a slight benifit to JJ2 tilesets, I an’t programming it.
Alot of comments i’ve read are about that you can’t import other palettes. Well you can, but they have to be the ‘microsoft format’. When your saving a palette in another program theres often an option for what type of format ( even though they have the same extension) you want the palette to have.
Anyway I’ll add in some common formats like PSP 7 and Photoshop once i figure out how to read them. I’ll also add an import from PCX ( so using jj2 u can rip palettes out of other sets by taking screenshots ) and bmp.
1. Layout has been changed, only 2 categories ( the jj2 colours and user colours ).
2. Palette Entitiy ID have been added as tool tips
3. Supports PSP 8 pal files ( not yet photo shop pal files )
4. Pinball and snow and flipper things have been added to the ‘preview’ screen. ( you can edit it yourself but ).
5. Can ‘steal’ palettes from bmp files
6. Can ‘steal’ palettes from pcx files ( so you can take a screenshot at runtime in jj2 and you can open the pcx file and steal the palette from another tileset ! )
7. When you do the right click selection thing, if the first square you click is already selected, then it does a ‘deselect between spaces’ thingy.
8. Prompts have been added to ‘new game’ and closing
9. middle click works like pressing the ‘change single palette colour’ button.
10. The tools have been repositioned and stuff.
11. All bugs have been fixed that you guys have reported.
If you have anymore suggestions please make them now.
[This review has been edited by ET]
im not gonna rate this but only say that:
What is this? the help option dont help cause its very confusing. (Never used a palette before, but how hard is it?) I try to understand what tis is but I cant understand. no readme for new users. need some improvement. can u pherhaps give some tips about how this work? It wouldnt get a high rating form me, thats sure. =(
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ET, latest suggestion: Now that you’ve made all these nice changes, could you be persuaded to reupload the file?[This review has been edited by Violet CLM]
The shortcut for SELECT NONE is the same as NEW FILE so if you press CTRL + N, you automatically start a new file without a prompt.
You can’t open other palette files well.
Final rating: 5.5
I won’t rate it, since I feel bad giving something that has so much potential a low rating.
That was uncalled for, DX. Bjarni doesn’t understand what it’s for. Bjarni, it’s for creating tilesets and making special colors in them. In the Swamps tileset, green colors turn out to be brown. That’s what it’s for; doing that stuff.[This review has been edited by labratkid]
It’s bad, really! I tried to change the coloour, but guess what! IT DIDN’T CHANCE IN JAZZ JACKRABBIT II, I WANTED ORANGE SPAZ IN SINGLE PLAYER BUT IT DIDN’T WORK!!!!!!!!! N\A from me, sorry, it’s that bad!
~Bjarni Haraldur Sigfússon[This review has been edited by the real one Bjarni]
i will review later
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Dx, bjarni’s levels atleast have backgrounds, and your levels are bad too. ;p
cool,nice program by the way.
Must i have JJ1 to do own tilesets with that program!?
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This palette-editing program is very handy for making 256-colour tilesets!
It is very simple to use, and you can even preview what the game sprites will look like in this palette. It comes with a help file too. This program is a useful file for tileset makers.
Eat your lima beans, Johnny.
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