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satsuki

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4xCut (make your own upscaled fields files)
« on: 2018-11-20 19:55:12 »
Hello.
I've done an upscaled fields pack some times ago with waifu and know that the longuest parts is to do the layering assembly before upscale, to cut the files after upscaling, and to walk throug the game for bugs hunting (can realy be discouraging).
As some new upscale methods have shown (esrgan, letsenhence...) i've done a tool so anyone can do an upscale pack (for test, self preference, or release) easily.
I've assembled all fields animation in the lowest number of files to upscale (about 3500 full pictures).
I've generated smooth upscaled cuting layers with potrace and imagemagik.
And i've done the game from start to correct bugs (some optimisation can be done - mainly in the the lightingfiles - i'll optimise then if needed)

So to automate the process i've done a small tool (in vb6 + imagemagick + palmer) :


So it's simple
-Click on the  "open sources folder"
-Upscale 4x the files with your favorite softs
-Put the upscaled file in the source 4x folder (with the "open sources4x folder")
-Click on "4xCut fields"
-Wait (maybe realy long if lots of files)
-"Batch import" with palmer (auto launched)
-Wait (maybe long  if lots of files)
-Close palmer
-Wait (fast)
-A folder will open with the ready to use fields files

The soft auto correct the missing block after palmer import for las4_3 and las4_2 and auto delete some file witch make ingame bugs (datio_8, woa ...)
The soft don't process the 16 blacks screens and debug room of the game, so it's processing 685 of 703 fields.

http://wowsatsuki.free.fr/Satsuki.4xCut.exe

If you found bugs in fields (black lines of dots - background over the character) tell me and i'll correct the layers... or you can correct them yourself, all the layers for cutting are in the "\work\Fields\layers4x" folder of the software.
Before telling me bugs, please test the game without the modded files because some colision bug are not due to the cutting but to the driver (and i can don nothing about it)

If it can help you i could do the same soft for the battle files to.
« Last Edit: 2018-11-20 19:59:34 by satsuki »

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Re: 4xCut (make your own upscaled fields files)
« Reply #1 on: 2018-11-20 23:00:58 »
Good stuff!

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Re: 4xCut (make your own upscaled fields files)
« Reply #2 on: 2018-11-21 00:15:35 »
Whoa!  Excellent!  Any chance this can be done for FF8? It uses PuPu as an interface for field file splicing, etc. -- I'm sure Fated Courage and others would appreciate it!
« Last Edit: 2018-11-21 00:18:20 by Mcindus »

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Re: 4xCut (make your own upscaled fields files)
« Reply #3 on: 2018-11-21 06:41:41 »
Good stuff!
Thanks, i'll optimise it while i'll make a new upscale pack to ff7 but it's realy usable right now (it's already does a better cut (in most casses) than my old waiffu pack i've done mostly by hand)

Whoa!  Excellent!  Any chance this can be done for FF8? It uses PuPu as an interface for field file splicing, etc. -- I'm sure Fated Courage and others would appreciate it!
Sadly to make this sort of auto layering take me looooots of time and i'm not realy into FF8 (i'm into a new upscale pack for ff7 now, probably letsenhence or esrgan or may be a mix of differents resize now that layering and cutting isn't to hard to do ^^)

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Re: 4xCut (make your own upscaled fields files)
« Reply #4 on: 2018-11-21 11:47:29 »
This seems really helpful. Thank you for doing this

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Re: 4xCut (make your own upscaled fields files)
« Reply #5 on: 2018-12-01 11:42:25 »
Working on a new upscale pack (will take some time but will be way better than the waifu's one ^^) :




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Re: 4xCut (make your own upscaled fields files)
« Reply #6 on: 2018-12-01 13:42:09 »
Ok, I'm hyped up. I'm still using your waifu backgrounds so this could be a nice upgrade.

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Re: 4xCut (make your own upscaled fields files)
« Reply #7 on: 2018-12-01 17:25:32 »
That is clear as F! Keep it up man