New title screen and stuff
Posted by Gemini on April 4, 2008
At first I thought there would have been no weekly news today, but I was wrong as there is actually something new to show. It’s not much, but a couple of screens should work fine anyway, so here we go.
Part 1: New title screen!
Video: Photobucket – Youtube
You have probably noticed how the “Help Wanted” page disappeared about 2-3 days ago, and this is the reason. Many thanks go to Breakman for recreating the image without the word “Persona” in katakana over everything else, and to Mammoth for doing the rest of the work and creating the new Persona logo. Unfortunately, their work alone wasn’t enough. >_> As usual, IS likes to do stuff in its own fashion, so replacing the old logo with the new was a terrible mess. First of all, I had to write a Rle compressor (couldn’t default it to Lzss as I did with Sumaru map dialogues), find some place to relocate the new, expended file, and then regenerate a table responsible for file deallocation. Oh yeah, I also had to touch up a little the gfx since there were some nasty aliasing problems and Breakman forgot to remove some extra edges in the clean logo. Also, the game uses a trick to simulate some kind of antialiasing effect with a mask version of the logo, so I had to recreate that as well, from scratch. X_x
Part 2: touched up shop menus:
Ok, this one is just a simple nitpick I forgot to show in the last news. As you can see from the image, the strings in that menu are short, so the window should have been really narrow, but I prevented that effect since it looked nasty, at least in my opinion. So now the dynamic resize leaves about 4 more empty pixels on each size and the cursor has been moved according to the new values.