Custom .pal files

Tutorial for Red Alert 2 RA2

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Allied General

Category: Graphics
Level: Beginner
Created: Wednesday July 29, 2009 - 6:25
Updated: Sunday October 11, 2009 - 8:36
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Summary: Making custom .pal files without the need for costly graphcs programs.
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I don't have any fancy graphic programmes so this is how I made customised palettes for my load screens.

Step 1

Create image which you want an .pal for and save in PNG

Step 2

Download and install IrfanView.

Step 3

Open up your image with IrfanView select Image from the task bar and decrease color depth to 256 8BPP
Save image

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Step 4

Open XCC Mixer, select PNG image and copy as .pal, conversion should be sucessful.

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Finally to use the pal, place it in an expand.mix then when you go to view palet, it should appear in the long list.

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