i recently figured out theres a way to edit sprites and change colors in CPS2/NeoGeo games thanks to eko on CV, but i don’t know how to go about doing it… on http://shirohoom.hp.infoseek.co.jp/index.html you can download patches to change some colors for some cps2/neogeo games. some of the colors for some of the characters look extremely nice… some aren’t so good.
it has some sort of tutorial on the site too but it’s in japanese, here’s the link for the CPS2 tutorial http://shirohoom.hp.infoseek.co.jp/cps2Kaihen.htm
if anyone can read japanese well enough or know someone who can and can translate those i’d be very grateful, i really wanna know how to make my own colors. best of all it doesn’t desync or anything if you’re playing on kaillera with the different palettes.
here’s some pics of my patched MvC rom:
Captain America with US agent colors/WarMachine with Iron Man color:
this is what you need to do to apply the color patch files.
WARNING…Before you proceed be sure to make a back-up copy of the rom that you want to patch. Ex: mvsc.zip folder make a copy of that folder Ctrl+C the folder then Ctrl+V paste that shit outside the roms folder.
1.) Extract the file of the color you want to patch. Ex: mvc_WarMachine2P_I.zip Extracting…bla… blaa… Extracting…Long wait. Okay now you will see mvc_WarMachine2P_I.exe then double-click on the .exe file. A small window should pop-up. It will say file to patch in the middle now right underneath it says something like mvc.06a. Now STOP…
2.) Go back to the roms folder then double-click on the mvsc.zip folder inside you’ll see abunch of little files Ex: mvc.01, mvc.02, mvc.05a, mvcu.03d…etc. Now look for the one that was shown in the patch file. Which in our case is mvc.06a now take that file out of the zipped folder and put it somewhere you won’t forget like your roms folder.
3.) Now go back to that patch window and you’ll see where it says Browse click on it and find the file that you took out of the folder earlier click on it then click open. Now it will show were that file was place etc… etc. Ex: C:\Documents and Settings\eko\My Documents\Emulators and Roms\TRAC’s Dark Addictz mame32kpp-0.64-nocrash\roms\mvc.06a.
4.) Now in the patch window you’ll see were it says Patch click it then it will say something like File patched successfully. Close out of the patch window.
5.) Go into your roms folder and put that file back into the mvsc.zip folder wait until it does its thing compressing… bla… blaa… Long wait now open up the emulator then reset the directories, because if you don’t it won’t work.