Tag: Art

Sometimes the baby is just ugly

Wandering the land I spent some time this week searching in-game for textures yet to be done using a pre-edited overpowered save file so I could roam unimpeded. I looked for dungeons, cities, wilderness, etc. that hadn’t yet been retextured. The side effect to… Continue Reading “Sometimes the baby is just ugly”

1 step forward 2 steps back…

Several years ago when I first started messing around with computer graphic art, I tested out visual concepts on a PC game called Morrowind (the third in the Elder Scrolls series that Arena started) . Although Morrowind was where I tested the waters, it was another… Continue Reading “1 step forward 2 steps back…”

Quick Before and After

Here is the before and after for the in-game menu. I probably should have shown it more clearly in the last post (and the video). Overall, I’m very pleased with it. – Martin

One texture to rule them all….

In-game menu I’ve held off on doing the in-game menu because I didn’t feel the necessary inspiration to tackle it yet. For me that texture is the face of the game; the one the player sees most often and serves as a sort of “anchor”… Continue Reading “One texture to rule them all….”

Easy doesn’t always equal quick PART 2

Shapes I try to stick to colors pulled from the original image. This eliminates any guesswork on making sure the colors match the palette file (really only important for older games that use palette files). Once I have a rough idea of what colors to use, I try… Continue Reading “Easy doesn’t always equal quick PART 2”

The evil bookshelf of blurring +1

Arena Depixelation Project (ADP) I made a lot of progress on the SET files and a few of the image files. However, I have decided to not count the files as often so as not to distract from getting work done. The Surface Pro… Continue Reading “The evil bookshelf of blurring +1”

It all began in 1999…well kind of

A while back I happened across a website that detailed instructions on how to install an old PC game called Darkstone on Windows 7 64bit. Apparently, although the game ran fine on that operating system, the games “installer” didn’t and thus you couldn’t get to the “game… Continue Reading “It all began in 1999…well kind of”