Author Topic: [FF7 PC 98/Steam] Tetsuya Nomura Alternate Artwork Avatar Pack  (Read 28143 times)

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I really like it, Reiletuag.

Did you read the report by Kuraudo about your first version having issues though?
« Last Edit: 2022-02-05 06:20:45 by Salk »

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I really like it, Reiletuag.

Did you read the report by Kuraudo about your first version having issues though?

Hi, glad you like it.

I don't think there was ever a problem, even with the first version.
I've tested several transparent avatars available here and they behave exactly the same.

In the in-game store, the avatar is highlighted by a rectangle underneath that changes from white to black, so with a transparent background this effect is a bit less aesthetic than with a solid background.

In-game :


So it's more a consequence of how the game works, than a problem in itself.
A solution would be to make avatars with a solid background color identical to the game menu to simulate transparency, but many players change the color via the options.

If there is another solution I'm interested.
« Last Edit: 2022-02-05 15:52:12 by Reiletuag »

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Oh I understand now.

Thanks for explaining this to me.

And thanks for updating your excellent version!

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Hello, with the release of the 60 Fps mod, I took the opportunity to rework my alternative version.

Changes :
- Rectangular and thinner frames for a better coherence with the modern UI.
- No resizing of the original work of Wictoriously, just a slight cut because of the frame.
- The background is no longer 100% transparent but a white with 10% opacity, to create a slight contrast with the menu.
- Better cutting of portraits outlines.
- New Chocobo avatar (vanilla), for more homogeneity.
- I applied on some portraits a slight noise reduction and adjusted the colorimetry (more by personal taste than by necessity).





The archive contains files in PNG and DDS formats.
-> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BAkj5kC8O1J1EcpRDLPKcdXJGSiLZr9z/view?usp=sharing
Hey Reiletuag, great alternative and update indeed.

A constructive feedback: would be possible to have the same crisp pictures for all avatars?
-Aerith, Tifa, Yuffie blurry comparing with others.
-Vincent, Choco should be slightly sharper (specifically the borders.)

Also I want to suggest this:
-Young Cloud which is visually closer to the Nibelheim sprite in-game, with pauldrons (Before Crisis version): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HUhbrvrMzpDUH9X35xkGh_DajDqukF7U/view

Also here original avatar rip from FFVII G-Bike (.png):
Cloud, Tifa, Cid: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SYGUVIdF0VKsgYGp9ev0sWuFRMA73RbE/view?usp=sharing
Barret: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HxQlpaOdAAvfMHikoF2YHJD3WrN3WwQr/view?usp=sharing\

Yuffie's G-Bike avatar (not original rip unfortunately): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cTncPhUH07n90mlVRRDpGZt27h88LMcf/view?usp=sharing

What do you think?
« Last Edit: 2022-02-09 15:04:47 by Kuraudo. »

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Hey Reiletuag, great alternative and update indeed.

A constructive feedback: would be possible to have the same crisp pictures for all avatars?
-Aerith, Tifa, Yuffie blurry comparing with others.
-Vincent, Choco should be slightly sharper (specifically the borders.)

Also I want to suggest this:
-Young Cloud which is visually closer to the Nibelheim sprite in-game, with pauldrons (Before Crisis version): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HUhbrvrMzpDUH9X35xkGh_DajDqukF7U/view

What do you think?

Hi, thanks for your feedback.

I agree with you, I automated the filters to simplify my life, but for more homogeneity it is necessary to adjust each avatar.

Concerning Young Cloud yes I can add your source as an alternative, my goal was to make a version to my taste of the pack of Wictoriously, so I want to keep his version.

As I have installed "Enhancend Stock UI", I'm in the process of making a "Thinnest bar" version, I'll take the opportunity to make corrections on the V2 with your feedback.


« Last Edit: 2022-02-08 12:35:30 by Reiletuag »

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Can you update the avatar iro on the 7th heaven app? I can't download it. It stays at pending.

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Hi,
- Some changes on V2.
- Added an alternative version for Young Cloud.
- Added a "Thinnest" version for a better integration with Enhancend Stock UI.

V2 :





Thinnest :





The archive contains files in PNG and DDS formats.
->https://drive.google.com/file/d/1atLWMHwAqxmzLptj3_NPotRAD0a0i-qo/view?usp=sharing

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What a great improvement! Fantastic.
Cait Sith transparency/border is perfect now. I also linked on my previous post the original rip from G-Bike if you need it.

Feedbacks:
-Tifa and Aerith do not have marked lineaments comparing with other avatars (they are both more opaque and not "bold" like the others)
-Alternative Young Cloud looks perfect, only issue is the light source at the bottom (another LQ picture if can help)
-Vincent: is he me or in-game looks too "white/pale" comparing with the others?

Anyway, it looks already perfect as it is. Thanks a ton for this mod and the great effort!
« Last Edit: 2022-09-12 20:47:38 by Kuraudo. »

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Hi,
- Some changes on V2.
- Added an alternative version for Young Cloud.
- Added a "Thinnest" version for a better integration with Enhancend Stock UI.

V2 :





Thinnest :





The archive contains files in PNG and DDS formats.
->https://drive.google.com/file/d/1atLWMHwAqxmzLptj3_NPotRAD0a0i-qo/view?usp=sharing

Hey Reiletuag,

Great job! Looks really slick.

Could I request that you do the same with the OG avatars? Or the ones from the Minmin pack in the catalogue (which seem to be cleaned-up versions of the OG avatars)?

Kuraudo.

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Hey Reiletuag,

Great job! Looks really slick.

Could I request that you do the same with the OG avatars? Or the ones from the Minmin pack in the catalogue (which seem to be cleaned-up versions of the OG avatars)?
For OG avatars there is already the masterpiece Aavock's upscale work included in Satsuki's package here

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Hi, glad you like it.

I don't think there was ever a problem, even with the first version.
I've tested several transparent avatars available here and they behave exactly the same.

In the in-game store, the avatar is highlighted by a rectangle underneath that changes from white to black, so with a transparent background this effect is a bit less aesthetic than with a solid background.

In-game :


So it's more a consequence of how the game works, than a problem in itself.
A solution would be to make avatars with a solid background color identical to the game menu to simulate transparency, but many players change the color via the options.

If there is another solution I'm interested.


I assume that flash is from the shop UI, I solved that in ESUI by disabling the flash so looks good on transparent avatars.


I dont know of an easy way for the vanilla UI or other UI mods.