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Editing Lady Blue photo

JackMaga
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Post by JackMaga » Thu Feb 22, 2024 9:17 am

Hi guys,
total noob here but I would like to try my hand at modifying Lady Blue photo.
Can you steer me toward a tutorial or give me some directions as how to do it?

Thanks!

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Post by Ace Antilles » Thu Feb 22, 2024 1:27 pm

Not something that's simply explained or I have time for currently.

Best is to make a large hd picture and that can be resized as needed.
Then the frame image can be added onto the top.
I can help with that

The in-game one is 640x480 image but it's mostly border. But we can support bigger than that soon. So start larger.
Hope that helps a little. Gotta run
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Post by Forceflow » Thu Feb 22, 2024 5:48 pm

JackMaga wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2024 9:17 am
Hi guys,
total noob here but I would like to try my hand at modifying Lady Blue photo.
Can you steer me toward a tutorial or give me some directions as how to do it?

Thanks!
As Ace said it can be a bit of a complicated process, but I do suggest you take a look at JeremyaFr's great XWA tools. (The tools downloader can be found on our Downloads Page) Download and extract it, run it to install all existing tools including the XwaToolsLauncher.exe which gives you a nice menu and the ability to launch any of the tools.
From there you will mostly need the XwaDATEditor and XwaCbmEditor. Both come with a Editor and Explorer. The latter great for finding what you want to edit, the former needed to replace the images.
In the case of lady blue that is an image in a CBM file. This is located in your XWA directory under FRONTRES/MEDALS with the name of LADYBLUE.CBM. When you open that file with the editor (click on Edit... in the explorer when you found the right image) you can replace it with your own files or save the existing image to a png if you want to alter the existing one. Do be aware that as of right now you are limited to the same size as the original. The CBM file format is also very limited in terms of image quality right now, so do not expect wonders. (As Ace stated we are working on another upgrade to this, but that's still some time off)

Hope that this helps to steer you in the right direction.
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Post by Ace Antilles » Thu Feb 22, 2024 5:57 pm

What he said 😄
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Post by JackMaga » Sat Feb 24, 2024 1:47 pm

Great guys! Thanks!
Now I have a few "bearings" and I can begin to experiment...
I'll keep you posted on my progress!!

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