[WIP][Monster Sprite]The Faux Diggle

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Rhadamante, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. Rhadamante

    Rhadamante Member

    I just started working on an edit of the diggle monster sprite based on a ridiculous idea I got (these are the best right ?) and I wanted to share the first 2 animations I finished to get some feedback about it.
    It's a work in progress and might not even get completed (lazy me) but it's still open to criticism and suggestions.

    As the title implies, it's not a real diggle, more like a "diggle".

    The first animation, its attack (it can't use its "nose", too fragile) :

    The second, its death :
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  2. Daynab

    Daynab Community Moderator Staff Member

    Quite good, nice work!

    edit: since you asked for criticism, its right foot on the end of the death animation looks a little weird to me.
  3. Ruigi

    Ruigi Will Mod for Digglebucks

    That sprites looks like the diggle version of this guy.

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    MOOMANiBE Ah, those were the days. Staff Member

    Hah, clever! I always like to see new monster-y stuff. I see you based the dagger stab anim off the hero dagger anim! :D

    My only crit would be that the diggle loses a bit of mass when it stabs outward - its body is twisting, yes, but diggles are still pretty rotund. Give it some more belly under the beak to the left where you have empty space right now.
  5. Rhadamante

    Rhadamante Member

    Thank you. I'm not sure what I can do about the leg though since I'm pretty sure I didn't touch the original sprite in that regard. I can still modify it if you can nail what seems weird to you.

    Nice catches, yes I used the hero's dagger and yes, it seems the diggle's belly lost some of its volume at some point, I'll correct that, thank you.

    edit : there was also the zip mysteriously disappearing at the end of the attack motion. :/
  6. Rhadamante

    Rhadamante Member

    Run FauxDiggle, Run !

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  7. Rhadamante

    Rhadamante Member

    Finally finished all the animations, tested it in game, turns out like this :


    Probably needs some more tweaking but as I've been working on this the past week, I'll need other people to test it for me.
    I've put together a little mod for that.

    Attached Files:

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  8. Rhadamante

    Rhadamante Member

    I started working on another Diggle (who doesn't love more diggles ?) and I'd like feedback on it before I start doing the actual animations :


    Yes it's an attempt at a Zombie Diggle of some sort.

    ps : if possible, can the title of the thread be changed to something more fitting like [WIP][Monster Sprites] More Diggles ! as I intend to create a few more of them and don't want to create a new thread each time.
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  9. Ruigi

    Ruigi Will Mod for Digglebucks

    If you're doing custom diggle sprites, the rogue diggle scientist, diggle rocketeer and diggle harbinger (tesla cyborg diggle) could use thier own sprites. If it's good, Gaslamp might even add it to the YHTNTEP content.
  10. Rhadamante

    Rhadamante Member

    That's actually something I thought about. A lot of Diggles could use just a little editing to make them recognizable (the thirsty diggle holding an empty bottle, this kind of easy things to add). Too bad it's not possible to overwrite existing monsters with mods (it's not possible right ?).
  11. Psiweapon

    Psiweapon Member

    Oh damnit where is the info on Dredmor sprite formatting and files?!
  12. Ruigi

    Ruigi Will Mod for Digglebucks

    nope, which is why Gaslamp would have to take your work and add it to the official content.
  13. Rhadamante

    Rhadamante Member

    Well I can tell you how I work : I just take the original diggle's .spr files, use this to convert them in their .xml + .png equivalent. Then I simply edit the .png. I use the much simpler Paint Shop Pro 7 for that which allow to easily edit palettes, set transparency and this kind of things. There are probably other (better) easy to use, free programs out there, but Im familiar with PSP7 so I tend to stick with it.
    It's actually fairly easy to get started, the hardest part is making it work as an animation.

    That's a shame. Is it in the modding request already ?
  14. Vitellozzo

    Vitellozzo Member

    Very cool sprites, sir.
    I think that, if you wanna work on a project, you could help the Debacle of Diggles with the sprites those creatures deserve.
    Just saying.