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Discuss, get help with, or post new graphics for TTDPatch and OpenTTD, using the NewGRF system, here. Graphics for plain TTD also acceptable here.

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Useful Graphic Tools & Sites & Install Guides

Post by Dinges » 11 Aug 2003 20:18

This is the list of graphic tools you can download and a list of sites to visit.

First comes the site and then optionally a topic where the discussion is, if there is something you need to know, do it there :!:. If there isn't a topic about it, please start a new one...

Installing Guides for new graphics
(How to?) How to install new graphics on TTDPatch

(For more general install guides and questions about TTDPatch in General:
Where do I get help? HERE! - Wiki, Answers, Installing guide)


Managing GRF files
Graphic Manager ( topic )
Vehicles translate tool
bug tracker

Editing and making new Graphics
GRFCodec ( topic, download )
GRF Wizard ( topic )
New Graphics Specs
LibGrf
Palette documentation
GRF Creator
WinGrf
graphics tutorials (Backup: graphics tutorials backup)
sprite editor
GRFmaker
NML topic | NML documentation

Converting Graphics
GRDTOGRF (EXE > GRF aswell)
Win-DOS Conversion

Graphics Sites
GRFCrawler - Search for Graphics ( topic )
TTD Urban Renewal ( topic )
George's New Graphics ( topic)

more to be added...

Have you made a tool yourself, post below here and I'll add it to the list, then I'll delete your post.

No offtopic here :!:

Update tracker
2010-12-28: added links to the NML topic and documentation (Hyronymus)
2010-12-27: Removed links to Dinges' graphics site, Michael Blunck's graphics site and the Total Town Replacement graphics site (all the associated graphics remain available in grfcrawler) (Hyronymus)
2010-04-01: Added link to GRFCodec nightlies (orudge)
2009-04-15: Added GrfAuthor (Szappy / Open source)
2006-04-25: Fixed newgrf, tutorial and George's links, added NFORenum (patchman)
2005-08-27: Added new Install Guide Section
2005-01-18: Added Grf Crawler (eis_os)
2004-12-04: Added sprite editor (Szappy)
2004-12-04: Added Total Town Replacement Set (TTRS) (Zimmlock)
2004-12-04: Added graphics tutorials (Purno)
2004-12-04: Added bug tracker (ChrisCF)
2004-06-03: Added LibGrf location
2004-02-18: Fixed newgrf.txt file location
2004-02-10: Added palette doc and GRF Creator (orudge)
2003-11-12: Added GRDTOGRF (eis_os)
2003-10-23: Added a topic for ChrisCF's LibGrf
2003-10-23: Added Vehicle names Translate tool
2003-10-23: Added George's site
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Post by spaceman-spiff » 04 Dec 2004 11:50

Veni, vidi, vici :P
Well, back to work, lot's of it in the near future

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Post by krtaylor » 24 Mar 2005 17:27

If you are wanting to edit graphics, the Paint program that comes with Windows won't work very well because it doesn't read the palette files. There are two free software programs that are very nice: iMage and Jasc PaintShop Pro. Newer versions of PSP cost money, but you can find the older ones for free download with a quick Google (but the hosts may change, so I won't list them here).

If somebody knows something about iMage (I don't), then please post accordingly. I just know a lot of artists on the forum use it.

If you're rich and smart, Adobe Photoshop is excellent. But it's very expen$$ive and very complicated.
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Post by Purno » 24 Mar 2005 17:30

Paint is good enough. Just paste the sprites in the decoded PCX again and it works. AFAIK.
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Post by DaleStan » 24 Mar 2005 18:22

Purno wrote:Paint is good enough. Just paste the sprites in the decoded PCX again and it works. AFAIK.
But you still have to have something that reads PCXes.
I notice The GIMP (Windows installers here) is not mentioned; that's what I use for palettezation and PNG<->PCX conversions.
As an added bonus, it's GPLed, unlike most of the other software promoted here.
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Post by Purno » 24 Mar 2005 18:25

IrfanView can convert too.
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Post by George » 24 Mar 2005 18:31

krtaylor wrote:If you're rich and smart, Adobe Photoshop is excellent. But it's very expen$$ive and very complicated.
Adobe Photoshop is excellent and not complicated
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Post by Purno » 24 Mar 2005 18:35

Once you got used to it, it isn't complicated anymore. IMO it is very complicated, therefore I use paint, which is very simple
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Post by Lightglobe » 24 Mar 2005 21:10

Photoshop isn't complicated. People just don't understand that the best way to learn is to just play around with it. Of course, I don't really use it for that much creation, I use it more for editing.
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Post by Purno » 25 Mar 2005 08:41

I tried to figure out Photoshop, but I couldn't figure out how to draw a single pixel... something I really need to know for making TT graphics. :roll:
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Post by Aegir » 25 Mar 2005 09:02

Purno wrote:I tried to figure out Photoshop, but I couldn't figure out how to draw a single pixel... something I really need to know for making TT graphics. :roll:
Photoshop isnt really that hard, just screw around with it and you'll figure it out. Or, just use Paint. Doesnt work too badly imo.
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Post by George » 25 Mar 2005 19:19

Purno wrote:I tried to figure out Photoshop, but I couldn't figure out how to draw a single pixel... something I really need to know for making TT graphics. :roll:
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Post by Singaporekid » 26 Mar 2005 03:06

Aegir wrote:Photoshop isnt really that hard, just screw around with it and you'll figure it out. Or, just use Paint. Doesnt work too badly imo.
Photoshop takes up too mch CPU load for me, I'd say MSpaint and easy graphic converter
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Post by Aegir » 26 Mar 2005 04:41

Singaporekid wrote:
Aegir wrote:Photoshop isnt really that hard, just screw around with it and you'll figure it out. Or, just use Paint. Doesnt work too badly imo.
Photoshop takes up too mch CPU load for me, I'd say MSpaint and easy graphic converter
How well does pallete'ing work in Easy graphic converter? Or do you just wack your sprites into a image with the pallete already sorted?

Oh, and I think we're going offtopic here, maybe after we all agree on a method, we can tutorialize it and stick it in this thread ;)
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Post by krtaylor » 26 Mar 2005 04:48

Maybe a mod should chop off all the posts after mine? Then if a consensus is ever acheived, the mod can remove mine and replace it with whatever that consensus is.
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Post by lobster » 24 Apr 2005 23:17

krtaylor wrote:If somebody knows something about iMage (I don't), then please post accordingly. I just know a lot of artists on the forum use it.
I.mage is amazing. i use for everything TTD related. you can extract a palette from an existing graphic or use the PSP one, and load that. it's still in development, but you can get it here:

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Post by Gurluas2000 » 03 Sep 2005 15:01

hey on the ttd graphic site... I POSTED the tto terrain and ufos not Szappy... i dont even know who he is?
WTF is going on?

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Post by Rob » 03 Sep 2005 15:06

Due to a crash nearly all data got lost.
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Post by Wile E. Coyote » 11 Sep 2005 13:54

I think it's time to renew links. Many of them are old links which not working.
Serbian rail set with Serbian scenario (ECS, PBI, FIRS and Tourist set compatible) Website | Topic and download | Latest version: 03.06.2015.
Serbian tram set Tracking table | TTD Patch tram set Latest version: 17.06.2015. | Open TTD Remix Latest version: 11.07.2015.
WIN-DOS GRF Converter Topic and download | Version 0.2.1: 09.01.2005.


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