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19. Thanks to Maresuke again we FINALLY have a good up close look at the official Christmas NiGHTS bonus image we all like to drool over so much. This is the SEGA version not the Kichigai version, both of which are lovely might i add. Maresuke owns this as a poster and patched it together for us. Aint it purdy? :

Did you guys know that in the PS2 NiGHTS Gallery you can zoom in on a bunch of the artwork, including the one Maresuke posted? If you're interested I can take some zoomed in screenshots. With some time or some help they could be patched together. Let me know if you're interested.

For example...

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You are aware there'll be fangirls asking for a zoom-in on NiGHTS' butt, right? XD

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You are aware there'll be fangirls asking for a zoom-in on NiGHTS' butt, right? XD

XD Just for you animejosse! Even the kids are in awe!

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I noticed that about the PS2 version as well. There were also a bunch (10 or so?) I hadn't seen before on the site. Do you suppose they're extractable from the DVD itself instead of being forced to piece together a bunch of screenshots?

Edit: nice rear end shots.

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I haven't figured out the file format of the images. That was the reason I wanted to hack the ps2 disc. All of the files are .BIN and I have tried dozens of image programs that claim to open unrecognizable image files, but none of them were successful. I did try to create a program but I wasn't able to figure out the compression methods that were used on the images.

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Using raw data in photoshop, I was able to get *somewhere* but it's still screwed up beyond my comprehension. Opening them as photoshop .RAW, and using the following settings, I pulled up this result for GAMEUI_GALLERY_A01.BIN:
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You can see the crescent moon obviously, but beyond that everything's off. Any attempt to introduce more color channels just gives a garbled smear of a color.

My guess would be that it's some sort of proprietary encoding that's a derivative of JPEG. I'm gonna try using PCSX2 next and see if there's a graphics plugin that'll dump the textures.

Edit: Hmm, I took this off-topic didn't I. Sorry!

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No no, don't worry. Continue your research into how to get us hi-res images of NiGHTS' ass. We really don't mind! :blink:

It would be nice to have some new official old skool art from NiD and XmasNiD on the site. There's stuff that we've never been shown before, which is such a shame. I really wished SEGA had released an artbook for NiGHTS.

So, yes. For this research and findings, continue your discussion. It is going towards site updates afterall (if we can get these pictures, that is).
Carry on <_<

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I actually recently started to extract some of those pictures (using a PS2 emulator). I took a bunch of screenshots, tweaked them a bit and pasted them together.
Example

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Nice job Kentilan! Probably as good as the original file.

Travis, you should try using the file, GAMEUI_LOGO.BIN, it's the Sega logo so it's the most recognizable image on the disc.

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I actually recently started to extract some of those pictures (using a PS2 emulator). I took a bunch of screenshots, tweaked them a bit a pasted them together.
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That's amazing ! Not a seam in sight. If you're having difficulties cracking the image format, I suggest continuing this method.

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There's something wrong with this method though... all the pictures I get seem to have a low number of colors. It's less apparent on the picture I linked above because of the JPEG compression, but the original picture was like this:

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If you zoom in, you can clearly see the different colors.
I guess this is due to the emulator... and it is very irritating.

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There's something wrong with this method though... all the pictures I get seem to have a low number of colors. It's less apparent on the picture I linked above because of the JPEG compression, but the original picture was like this:

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If you zoom in, you can clearly see the different colors.
I guess this is due to the emulator... and it is very irritating.


Actually, I think that's simply to do with the original files all being .GIF 's. SEGA had a nasty habit back in the day of using that file format, and while it keeps the size low, the colours suffer.

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Yeah, if you look at the bonus images on the old game discs they had a high res (not really) and a low res version of the images. They were always dotty GIFs. I guess they didn't think back then that people would be posting them everywhere online on high def screens. They look nice and smooth on a regular TV because its stretched and blurred a little.

Regarding viewing those ripped files, i seem to recall the guy making the XBOX version of NiGHTS1 had that problem too until he discovered something really obvious that I'm still for the life of me trying to remember so i can tell you guys. *goes to dig through old emails*

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So there's no way to have these pictures in a better quality? That's too bad.

Anyway... this is what I got so far.

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Honestly I think the quality is great. Good job!

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Is that a NiGHTS figurine I see in the wall-o'-NiGHTS screenie? 8o *wants that diamond-shaped one that looks like a 3-D sticker* This is all probably merch that was planned, though, and not necessarily released. XDDD *would've loved a figurine of each character*

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These are amazing! Just when you think you'd seen the best quality, this comes up.

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For the first time, I get to see the details of the pictures. I never had Christmas NiGHTS (something I have to work on), so before now I've only seen the tiny versions online. Awesome work, Kentilan! Thanks a bunch!

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Thank you guys! :( I'll add these today to the official art section... plus i can use some of them for site layouts and other useful stuff ^^

It's so amazing to be able to do something as dumb as read what's in the shop windows now XD

*happy*

*updated art section*

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Kentilian can you get me the one of NiGHTS facing away from the camera, i want that as my desktop it's beautiful.

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Is that this one?

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Unfortunately, this one is not zoomable, so I can't get a bigger version.


P.S. It's Kentilan, not Kentilian.

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XD damn, oops excuse me I'm half asleep with builders in my house. *changes*

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Oh, it's no big deal.
Anyway, here's more:
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^ Yeah, I know these two are not artworks, but they were in the gallery... and, they're cute ^^

That's about all of the zoomable pictures.
As for the other pictures, some are already on the website, some are not, and some are but in lower size or quality... I'll try to upload them, but there's a lot.

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Amazing pictures!!
I want to steal those Claris plushies from whomever they are with now.

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Here are more pictures:

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Incredible! I've been looking for bigger versions of these for ages -- Thanks, Kentilan! :wub:

Kentilan can you get me the one of NiGHTS facing away from the camera, i want that as my desktop it's beautiful.

Is that this one?
Unfortunately, this one is not zoomable, so I can't get a bigger version.


At the risk of being yelled at... :o

I don't own a PS2 version of NiGHTS, but I think I might be able to get that image to both an 800x600 and 1024x768 pixel (wallpaper-size) without sacrificing too much quality... Would you like me to try?

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I don't own a PS2 version of NiGHTS, but I think I might be able to get that image to both an 800x600 and 1024x760 pixel (wallpaper-size) without sacrificing too much quality... Would you like me to try?

Who would refuse? :o

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Who would refuse? :D


Okay then! :lol:

This is what I came up with:
NiGHTS - 800 x 600 Wallpaper
NiGHTS - 1024 x 768 Wallpaper

Hope these will work!

I was trying to figure out if I should put a '© SEGA' on the bottom, as the rest of the images don't have it yet -- it'd only take a few seconds to do if you want the watermark on there. I could even use the official SEGA logo instead of plain text.

I'm going to continue working with the image to see if I can pull better quality -- if you look closely, it tried pixelize around a few of the edges... If the two images above helped any, I might be able to help with some others, if you want. I'll help any way I can -- just let me know! :D

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So wait a second. There's a zoom in feature? Why am I learning this now? I need to hang around these forums like I used to lol. Still surprised I didn't find this one out myself.

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These posts are greatly appreciated! I finally get a snazzy hi-res version of the NiGHTS wallpaper I loved back in the day. :D

I was trying to figure out if I should put a '© SEGA' on the bottom, as the rest of the images don't have it yet -- it'd only take a few seconds to do if you want the watermark on there. I could even use the official SEGA logo instead of plain text.


You don't need to. Technically copyright means that only Sega can distribute the images in the first place and just acknowledging that they have the copyright does not put it in the clear. Also fan-distribution of promotional images and such tend to be the grey area that it totally allowed.

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Well, that's already a lot of pictures.
Other pictures I can upload include:
- shots from Elliot and Claris's intros (example); they're already on the website, but twice smaller
- artworks of the Nightopians (example); they're also already on the website twice smaller
- pencil versions of the artworks from the Christmas NiGHTS videos (example)

So the question is, does anybody actually want these artworks? Else I won't bother to upload them.
Otherwise, that's all I'm going to upload, unless somebody wants a specific picture. Enjoy :lol:


Okay then! :D

This is what I came up with:
NiGHTS - 800 x 600 Wallpaper
NiGHTS - 1024 x 768 Wallpaper

Hope these will work!

I was trying to figure out if I should put a '© SEGA' on the bottom, as the rest of the images don't have it yet -- it'd only take a few seconds to do if you want the watermark on there. I could even use the official SEGA logo instead of plain text.

I'm going to continue working with the image to see if I can pull better quality -- if you look closely, it tried pixelize around a few of the edges... If the two images above helped any, I might be able to help with some others, if you want. I'll help any way I can -- just let me know! :D

Nice!
Could you also get that picture as 1280*1024? That's my resolution.

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OSHI- Can you get me the pencil xmas sketches?! I've never seen them before : D

All of these are friggin magical, thankyou so much for taking the time to do this! *merry jig*

Also thanks to Nyx for the wallpaper <3

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Can I just put in that I want the NiGHTS keychain in the third to last image? So cute! :lol:

Also thanks to Nyx for the wallpaper <3

You're welcome! :D

Nice!
Could you also get that picture as 1280*1024? That's my resolution.

No problem! I have it finished -- but Photobucket won't let me upload an image bigger than 1024x768... :D
I don't have the $ to upgrade to pro, right now... I temporarily uploaded it to my Deviant Art in scraps as a photomanipulation... Because... well... it is.

Let me know if there's anything else I can do! :D

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I am reminded that once upon a time i paid $80 for this full set of keyrings then resold the other ones for a megre price. Just to get NiGHTS lol.

Then 2 days later someone sold the same keyring on ebay for $5

>____<

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No problem! I have it finished -- but Photobucket won't let me upload an image bigger than 1024x768... :D
I don't have the $ to upgrade to pro, right now... I'll temporarily upload it to my Deviant Art in scraps as a photomanipulation... Because... well... it is.

NiGHTS Wallpaper -- 1280 x 1024

I'm going to have to take it down soon, though... Please send me a note when you've got it -- and if someone who has a decent place to upload it would be willing to put it up so that it's a bit more available, that would be awesome!

Let me know if there's anything else I can do! :lol:

I got it, thank you very much!

But you know, if the file is smaller than 1MB you should be able to upload it to photobucket no matter its size.
Before you upload a file you should be able to choose a 1MB limit instead of a 1024*768 limit.
I know I've uploaded larger pictures.



OSHI- Can you get me the pencil xmas sketches?! I've never seen them before : D

There you go-

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Enjoy!

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Gleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee~

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I got it, thank you very much!

But you know, if the file is smaller than 1MB you should be able to upload it to photobucket no matter its size.
Before you upload a file you should be able to choose a 1MB limit instead of a 1024*768 limit.
I know I've uploaded larger pictures.

You're quite welcome! Hope it works out -- I don't have a screen that big to test it on... :P

As for photobucket and it's madness -- I tried to upload it at least a good three times using their 1MB limiter -- but it still resized it back down to 1024x768 -- even after I got it below 1MB... It might just be my account. I'll try and sort it out -- my computer is full of issues. :)

I'll link to it if I get it working...

Soo... back on topic -- I only just noticed the Christmas Roger plush. (Or what I thought was a Roger plush, anyway...) Go me. XD
And I love the sketches! Thanks again, Kentilan!

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Nah unfortunately it's not Rodger, it's Sarah from Virtua Fighter (believe it or not) the rest of the characters are from SEGA fighting games/shoote games. Years ago there was this massive flame war on another forum about who these plushies were XD; but i had a japanese UFO supplier tell me theyre listed as virtua fighter Fighting vipers and last bronx toys. Dont ask why theyre in with NiGHTS stuff.

NiGHTS, Nightopian, Sarah, Claris, Elliot, Pai, ®Lisa, Honey (Candy).




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