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super:intermediate_guides:credits [2017/12/20 21:21]
nodever2 Lots of general cleanup at the bottom, and elaborated more on everything down there
super:intermediate_guides:credits [2019/03/24 03:16] (current)
nodever2 Made the "names" of the parts of the editor hopefully make more sense and be more accurate+other minor changes
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 {{:super:intermediate_guides:creditseditorlabeled.png|The Credits Editor}} {{:super:intermediate_guides:creditseditorlabeled.png|The Credits Editor}}
  
-  - Credits placement window +  - Credits Line Arranger 
-  - Controls for credits placement window +  - Controls for Credits Line Arranger 
-  - Credits tile editor +  - Credits tilemap editor 
-  - (left box): Shows currently selected tile from Credits tile editor+  - (left box): Shows currently selected tile from Credits tilemap editor
   - (right box): Shows tile that is being hovered over by the mouse cursor   - (right box): Shows tile that is being hovered over by the mouse cursor
-  - Controls for placing tiles into the credits tile editor from the credits tile table (used in conjunction with #7)+  - Controls for placing tiles into the credits tilemap editor from the credits tile table (used in conjunction with #7)
   - Credits tile table   - Credits tile table
   - Save/Reload buttons   - Save/Reload buttons
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-===== Credits Tile Editor =====+===== Credits Tilemap Editor =====
  
-If you want to edit names from the credits, it's quite easy. Simple right-click a tile from the Credits Tile Table, and it will show up in Box #4 when selected. Then, click in a line in the Credits Tile Editor to place it on a line there. __note that the credits are broken up into individual lines__.+If you want to edit names from the credits, it's quite easy. Simple right-click a tile from the Credits Tile Table, and it will show up in Box #4 when selected. Then, click in a line in the Credits Tilemap Editor to place it on a line there. __Note that the credits are broken up into individual lines__.
  
-I'm assuming the purpose of editing the credits is adding your own, but there isn't a lot of extra lines in the Credits Tile Editor to work with. However, it is disrespectful to remove the names of the Nintendo staff, so I don't recommend doing that. One possible workaround to this problem is to remove the headings from the credits in the Credits placement window (examples of headings: ''PRODUCER, PROGRAM DIRECTOR'', etc.), and then use those lines for your own credits. If you don't have a ton of credits, this will work. if your hack is large enough to need even more lines, then you'll have to do some more advanced editing which is beyond the scope of this tutorial.+I'm assuming the purpose of editing the credits is adding your own, but there isn't a lot of extra lines in the Credits Tilemap Editor to work with. However, it is disrespectful to remove the names of the Nintendo staff, so I don't recommend doing that. One possible workaround to this problem is to remove the headings from the credits in the credits tilemap editor (examples of headings: ''PRODUCER, PROGRAM DIRECTOR'', etc.), and then use those lines for your own credits. If you don't have a ton of credits, this will work. if your hack is large enough to need even more lines, then you'll have to do some more advanced editing which is beyond the scope of this tutorial.
  
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-===== Credits Placement Window =====+===== Credits Line Arranger =====
  
  
-After preparing the lines you want to place/move around, you're ready to move on to the left window (Credits Placement Window). Navigating this window is tricky at first. Here's the basics: You navigate this window by selecting and moving entire lines at a time. Right-click anywhere in this window to select a line, and then use the controls below to edit it. It's that simple! However, there are many pitfalls which you must be careful to avoid, as discussed in the next section.....+After preparing the lines you want to place/move around, you're ready to move on to the left window (Credits Line Arranger). Navigating this window is tricky at first. Here's the basics: You navigate this window by selecting and moving entire lines at a time. Right-click anywhere in this window to select a line, and then use the controls below to edit it. It's that simple! However, there are many pitfalls which you must be careful to avoid, as discussed in the next section.....
  
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 //(Notice in this image, the Credits Editor is scrolled all the way to the bottom. You want that empty space!)// //(Notice in this image, the Credits Editor is scrolled all the way to the bottom. You want that empty space!)//
  
-  * Edit the contents of each the Credits Tile Editor (box on the right) __//**SEPARATELY**//__ from editing the Credits Placement Window (box on the left); when changing from one to the other, always save the tilemap and re-open the editor. Failure to do this can result in the credits editor spontaneously reverting your changes back to the last time you saved - which may mean a lot of lost progress.+  * Edit the contents of each the Credits Tilemap Editor (box on the right) __//**SEPARATELY**//__ from editing the Credits Line Arranger(box on the left); when changing from one to the other, always save the Line Arranger and re-open the editor. Failure to do this can result in the credits editor spontaneously reverting your changes back to the last time you saved - which may mean a lot of lost progress.
  
   * Sometimes, when you exit and re-open the credits editor, you'll notice that the credits have been changed - typically, you'll see the vanilla bottom section of the credits repeated there, even though you didn't place it [to-do: find out why this happens and how to reproduce consistently]. However, as long as the glitch seen in the next bullet point below doesn't occur, you should be safe (probably? make backups often just in case) to delete the extra stuff that appeared there and replace it with your intended credits. **Because of this, when you're done editing your credits, re-open the editor one last time to make sure this glitch didn't occur.** Pure speculation: This may happen when your credits are shorter than that of vanilla, and the game fills all the extra space with these credits to restore it to it's vanilla length.   * Sometimes, when you exit and re-open the credits editor, you'll notice that the credits have been changed - typically, you'll see the vanilla bottom section of the credits repeated there, even though you didn't place it [to-do: find out why this happens and how to reproduce consistently]. However, as long as the glitch seen in the next bullet point below doesn't occur, you should be safe (probably? make backups often just in case) to delete the extra stuff that appeared there and replace it with your intended credits. **Because of this, when you're done editing your credits, re-open the editor one last time to make sure this glitch didn't occur.** Pure speculation: This may happen when your credits are shorter than that of vanilla, and the game fills all the extra space with these credits to restore it to it's vanilla length.
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 {{:super:intermediate_guides:brokencreditsexample1.png|If you see this, your ROM is broken and you're gonna have to do some digging to fix it.}} {{:super:intermediate_guides:brokencreditsexample1.png|If you see this, your ROM is broken and you're gonna have to do some digging to fix it.}}
  
-//(When the in-game credits scroll to this point, the player will most likely see a glitchy mess, followed by a crash. Avoid!)//+//(When the in-game credits scroll to this point, the player will most likely see a glitchy mess, followed by a possibly crash of the Credits Editor. Avoid!)//
  
   * Some twisted combination of these bugs can cause another bug where SMILE to crashes every time you try to save the credits. If this happens, from what I've seen, your copy of SMILE RF is fine - it's the specific ROM that is causing this. The crash randomly stopped happening to me after I saved the credits of a //different// ROM, strangely enough.   * Some twisted combination of these bugs can cause another bug where SMILE to crashes every time you try to save the credits. If this happens, from what I've seen, your copy of SMILE RF is fine - it's the specific ROM that is causing this. The crash randomly stopped happening to me after I saved the credits of a //different// ROM, strangely enough.
  
 (feel free to expand this section if you learn more!) (feel free to expand this section if you learn more!)
super/intermediate_guides/credits.txt · Last modified: 2019/03/24 03:16 by nodever2