Must have apps for Genny dev? Art/Music etc...

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POLYGAMe
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Must have apps for Genny dev? Art/Music etc...

Post by POLYGAMe » Fri May 03, 2013 11:26 pm

As I am new to this, I was wondering what are the best apps for Mega Drive art and music creation? I realise there are heaps of tools out... just not too sure what is the "standard" these days for sprites, tiles, FM music tracking etc. I am on a Windoze 8 machine, so I'm guessing lots of the older stuff won't run.

I have GIMP but anything that can be used solely for Genesis assets creation would help me greatly :)

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Post by djcouchycouch » Sat May 04, 2013 12:42 am

I use GraphicsGale in 16 color mode to do all my sprites.

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Post by sega16 » Sat May 04, 2013 3:32 am

You can check out Retro Graphics Toolkit
viewtopic.php?t=1392
It has many good sega genesis graphics capabilities. It also supports the nes.

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Post by POLYGAMe » Sat May 04, 2013 9:49 am

sega16 wrote:You can check out Retro Graphics Toolkit
viewtopic.php?t=1392
It has many good sega genesis graphics capabilities. It also supports the nes.
Looks good, I'll grab it :)

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Post by kubilus1 » Sat May 04, 2013 5:09 pm

I actually use GIMP for image creation. Taking advantage of the colormap feature. It's pretty flexible and will allow spitting out indexed BMPs.

Also, I rely on Imagemagick for graphic conversion, tile splitting, etc.

As far as music, Deflemask is pretty awesome.

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