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Can't find palettes in MPQ
Oct 7 2020, 8:03 am
By: Netbek  

Oct 7 2020, 8:03 am Netbek Post #1

I want to replace some colors in the wireframe palette.... but I can't even find any palettes in the MPQs. What are they called? What is the path? PyPAL (SC1 Modding Suite) lets me open .pal, .jasc, and .riff, but I found no files with these extensions in any of the MPQs.

Oct 7 2020, 11:59 am Voyager7456 Post #2

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They are stored as *.pcx files. The wireframe palette specifically is game\twire.pcx.

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Oct 7 2020, 7:37 pm Netbek Post #3

Why does the .pcx only contain these few colors wheras the actual full palette used by icons is much bigger and allows creating WarCraft-styled icons: EXAMPLE IMAGE
I am trying to make WC2-styled icons out of SC1 wireframes: I thought I could fake lifebars by switching out some of the damage zone colors for green and red: IMAGE ILLUSTRATING MY IDEA FOR 'FAKED' ICON LIFEBARS

Hmmm, maybe there's a better way to make lifebars? Can I manipulate which colors are replaced by which through some plugin?

EDIT: I managed to replace the colors of the zerg damage zones in a way that lets me 'fake' a healthbar: explanatory image. I also attached the explanation to this post for future searchers. In combination with what I wrote here, it should allow even beginners to make wireframe icons with healthbars :)


Post has been edited 2 time(s), last time on Oct 7 2020, 9:24 pm by Netbek.

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