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Title: Basic Sprite Editing for Noobz
Post by: bleu on Jan 26, 2009, 11:40 am
This is a step-by-step guide on basic sprite editing. For illustration purpose, I will convert the mid headgear; " Angel Wing Ears (http://ratemyserver.net/index.php?iname=angel+wing+ears&page=item_db&isearch=Search&itype=-1)" to a pair of "Amazing Wings".


1. Download and install the necessary programs below.

a. GrfBuilder (to extract data)
b. SPR_Conview (to preview sprite images)
c. ROUnicode (convert Korean language to Unicode format)
d. Free RAR Extract Frog (to unpack .rar files)
e. Java SE Runtime Environment (to run .jar files; i.e. ROUnicode)


 Download GRFBuilder, SPR_Conview and ROUnicode (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=7D50THGP)
 Download Free RAR Extract Frog (http://www.philipp-winterberg.com/software/free_rar_extract_frog.php)
 Download Java SE Runtime Environment (https://cds.sun.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/CDS-CDS_Developer-Site/en_US/-/USD/[email protected]_Developer)


2. Find the sprite you want. Listed below are some of the popular sources of sprites.

 RUNE (http://ro-enhance.net/index.php?s=8808b9cd0eabedf244b96478fd89f74d&autocom=downloads&showcat=1)
 Latest eAthena Headgears (http://www.eathena.ws/board/index.php?s=9b3904593b674cd57d6d76fad8278496&showtopic=177584)


For illustration purpose, I will download  Amazing Wings (http://ro-enhance.net/index.php?autocom=downloads&showfile=154), created by J Perry.  You may want to preview the amazingwings.spr file using SPR_Conview.
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii25/famiong/AW_01.jpg)


3. Using GrfBuilder, Open sdata.grf (C:\Program Files\Ragray\sdata.grf)
 (http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii25/famiong/GRFB_01.jpg)


4. Extract All the data to a temporary folder. (C:\MyTemporary).  
 (http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii25/famiong/GRF_02.jpg)


5. Run ROUnicode and convert data from Korean language to Cp1252.
 (http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii25/famiong/ROUNicode.jpg)

* If you do not see Korean characters, then you will require some setup to be able to display the characters. For Windows Vista (it should already support Korean language by default). For Windows XP,  check this (http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/handson/user/xpintlsupp.mspx#E4). For other platforms,  check this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Multilingual_support_(East_Asian)#Korean).


Before conversion (i.e. still in Korean language)
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii25/famiong/Sprite01.jpg)


After conversion (i.e. in Cp1252/Unicode)
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii25/famiong/Srite02.jpg)


6. Identify the headgear which you want to change the sprite (i.e. Angel Wing Ears). Using  RO Sprite Bible (http://ratemyserver.net/index.php?page=riot_bible_main), obtain the Unicode file name of Angel Wings Ears.
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii25/famiong/Bible.jpg)


7. Using SPR_Conview, confirm that ¿©_õ»ç³¯°³±Í.spr is indeed Angel Wings Ears (C:\MyTemporary\data\sprite\¾Ç¼¼»ç¸®\¿©).
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii25/famiong/AWE_01.jpg)


8. IMPORTANT
Inside amazingwings.rar, there are two files- SPR and ACT. You will need to duplicate these files (i.e. 4 files in total). After that, Rename those files from amazingwings to the followings:
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii25/famiong/Folder01.jpg)


¿© represents FEMALE
³²  represents MALE
õ»ç³¯°³±Í represents Angel Wing Ears

9. IMPORTANT
Create the following folders:
C:\Program Files\Ragray\data\sprite\¾Ç¼¼»ç¸®\¿©
C:\Program Files\Ragray\data\sprite\¾Ç¼¼»ç¸®\³²
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii25/famiong/Folder02.jpg)


10. Copy the renamed files and paste them in the respective folders.
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii25/famiong/Folder03.jpg)

 
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii25/famiong/Folder04.jpg)


11.  FINITO! Just load RagnarokOnline, and equip an Angel Wing Ears[0] or Angel Wing Ears[1] or Angel Wing Ears[1] with any headgear cards; and it should appear on your screen only as Amazing Wings instead. (Other players will continue to see it as a normal Angel Wing Ears)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii25/famiong/screenTalonRO111.jpg)


TROUBLESHOOTING
Click here (http://www.ratemyserver.net/forum/index.php/topic,10417.msg74783.html#msg74783)


** Special Thanks to Cass for teaching me about Sprite Editing.
Title: Re: Sprite Editing for Noobz
Post by: Zone on Jan 26, 2009, 11:48 am
This is good for those who like to get customizations only for them.
Title: Re: Sprite Editing for Noobz
Post by: Guest on Jan 26, 2009, 11:49 am
^^ cool, thanks =3
Title: Re: Sprite Editing for Noobz
Post by: Littlechan on Jan 26, 2009, 05:55 pm
thank you very much!!! :D :D
Title: Re: Sprite Editing for Noobz
Post by: sejamar01 on Feb 09, 2009, 12:08 am
uhm.. can anybody here tell me where i can get soul destroyer sprites?
or any assassin cross skill sprites !
pleaseee helpp !

ty very mucchhh  ;D
Title: Re: Sprite Editing for Noobz
Post by: bleu on Feb 09, 2009, 12:16 am
uhm.. can anybody here tell me where i can get soul destroyer sprites?
or any assassin cross skill sprites !
pleaseee helpp !

ty very mucchhh  ;D

You can find soul breaker/soul destroyer effects in data\texture\effect\purpleslash.tga

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii25/famiong/purpleslash.gif)
Title: Re: Basic Sprite Editing for Noobz
Post by: -JoseCuervo- on Mar 21, 2009, 12:14 am
amazing ! thx very much dude  ;)
Title: I have a problem
Post by: hehehe01 on Jun 03, 2009, 08:21 am
I have a problem...
When I changed the sprite of the fashion sunglasses to a valkyrie helmet and another custom headgear, the sprite is seen at the bottom part of the character. Not on its head.
I don't know how to fix this.
Can anyone help me?  ???
Title: Re: Basic Sprite Editing for Noobz
Post by: Pandora on Jun 03, 2009, 10:45 am
You need to change the .act file as well, not just the spr.
Title: Re: Basic Sprite Editing for Noobz
Post by: hehehe01 on Jun 04, 2009, 04:19 am
Can you recommend me a program to use to edit the .act file?
Title: Re: Basic Sprite Editing for Noobz
Post by: Pandora on Jun 04, 2009, 09:05 am
You don't have to edit it, just get the valk helm .act and replace the fashion sunglasses .act with it.
Title: Re: Basic Sprite Editing for Noobz
Post by: hehehe01 on Jun 05, 2009, 08:40 am
I already changed the .act file of the fashioned sunglasses but still it appears at the bottom part of the character.
Title: Re: Basic Sprite Editing for Noobz
Post by: SilverStream~ on Jun 05, 2009, 05:03 pm
you have to rename the valk .act to the fashion glasses .act and just replace the fashion one.
Title: Re: Basic Sprite Editing for Noobz
Post by: hehehe01 on Jun 06, 2009, 12:40 pm
Yup..
That's the method I used but it seems that it always appear on the bottom of the character.
I tried other head gears too but I got the same results.
Title: Re: Basic Sprite Editing for Noobz
Post by: bleu on Jun 06, 2009, 01:07 pm
Can you recommend me a program to use to edit the .act file?

Try downloading actOR
http://ratemyserver.net/index.php?page=download_tool
Title: Re: Basic Sprite Editing for Noobz
Post by: YouRO on Jun 07, 2009, 12:16 pm
Really loving this, thanks for a quickie guide!
Title: Re: Basic Sprite Editing for Noobz
Post by: robotpakwan on Jun 11, 2009, 08:21 am
can any1 help me to find this items
http://ratemyserver.net/index.php?iname=figure&page=item_db&isearch=Search&itype=-1
and change their sprite
cause i got resource error when i view them.. pls help me change their sprite to any item pls?
Title: Re: Basic Sprite Editing for Noobz
Post by: bleu on Jun 11, 2009, 08:50 am
can any1 help me to find this items
http://ratemyserver.net/index.php?iname=figure&page=item_db&isearch=Search&itype=-1
and change their sprite
cause i got resource error when i view them.. pls help me change their sprite to any item pls?

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii25/famiong/novicefig.gif)
I managed to find the novice figure sprite. /data/sprite/¾ÆÀÌÅÛ/ÇDZԾî.spr

change their sprite? what do u mean?
Title: Re: Basic Sprite Editing for Noobz
Post by: Omocho on Jul 07, 2009, 11:37 pm
Awesome guide.
Thanks
Title: Re: Basic Sprite Editing for Noobz
Post by: Malfis on Apr 26, 2010, 05:18 pm
Hi  blue , you doing great job , i was lookin like for 2 hours at google about  edit skills and custom skill sprite.

So could you make  guide about how to edit such skills like :

Storm gust , LoV , MS , Traps , Land Protection and others skills wich used for woe like a sample :

like things  in this vidoe  or something like that :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShNjyKodkj0


im afraid to ask strangers such things becouse most people trying add virus / hack to file. But im trust you since you very awsome guy :p
Title: Re: Basic Sprite Editing for Noobz
Post by: Lemons on May 25, 2010, 09:22 pm
Thanks, helped me out  ;).