Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colors

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Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colors

Postby JaoSming on Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:47 am

Based on the still relevant hex tutorial here - viewtopic.php?f=144&t=82793
Special thanks to Verminator for helping with the reflection bit
Requires the amazing tool by Leftos, Hex on Steroids
This will work with 2K12 floors, possibly older too.



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Reflections


Open Hex on Steroids and goto the Edit Profile Window
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Click on the top Edit button to create a new Category, and then select it to create a new Profile
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I would name the Category "Courts" and the Profile "Reflections". Select these in the main Edit Profile window. Then fill in the following information
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FFFFFFFF000000000000000000000000FFFFFFFF

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Press OK to close the Edit Profile window and confirm that you have the new Reflections profile selected
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Now we get to open up a decompressed floor file with the tool (remember to back up first). Hit File, Open, and choose the floor file of your choice. I am using the Celtics floor for an example, act surprised. We only want to concern ourselves with the these values
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Further experimentation has shown me to stick with row 6 ONLY. Sometimes if fucks up textures if you edit 5 or 7....sometimes
This will differ with each court, but you want to look for the "1" values and change them accordingly. I previously stated that you need to stick with row 6 and 7, that was a mistake. If you see 1, edit it. Here you can change these two values to whatever you want. Higher values increase the reflection, lower values remove the effect. I've noticed the value of "3" providing a very good accurate reflection value.

Note that the bottom value controls player reflections, and the value above controls stadium reflections. Here is an example.
Players Increased Reflection - http://nba-live.com/jaosming/2k13/Refle ... -03-96.jpg
Stadium Increased Reflection - http://nba-live.com/jaosming/2k13/Refle ... -10-38.jpg
Both
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Note that when you save with Hex on Steroids you need to overwrite the existing file. So remember to make backups before opening the file.
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby JaoSming on Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:47 am

Colors


Now, this tool also helps with experimenting and editing Court Colors, such as the lane, out of bounds, and even line colors. Unfortunately, it is still a complicated process, but much much much easier than doing the straight hex editing.

On top of Hex on Steroids, you need access to an RGB color picker. GIMP and Photoshop have these built in, but you can access these two online if need be, http://www.colorschemer.com/online.html & http://www.colorpicker.com/ ~Thanks to athozoan


Open the tool, click to create a new profile in the Courts category, and input the following information.
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5B21AB2400000000

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Press OK. Now, again, open up a decompressed floor file with the tool (remember to back up first) after confirming you've selected the correct profile. Again, these are Celtics values being displayed.
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Well, that looks like a mess. We want the values later in the file, so scroll right until you see values of "1" in the 3rd row
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The 1's are an alpha value, iirc, but the three numbers above them are the RGB colors in a proportional form.

So lets take that first value on the left and change the color. We see
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S23 @ 103348 -- This is the Header (ignore)
0.2994716 -- Red
0.475 -- Green
0.285 -- Blue
1 -- Alpha?


If you recall from the old Hex Editing Tutorial - viewtopic.php?f=144&t=82793 - these values are fractions of 1, which correlate to the full RGB Scale. So to understand these values and import them into the online sites, GIMP, or Photoshop to see what color is what, we need to multiple them by 255.
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0.2994716 x 255 = 76 -- Red
0.475 x 255 = 121 -- Green
0.285 x 255 = 73 -- Blue


If you take a look at those RGB values, you will recognize them as the Celtics green that surrounds the court in most of the out-of-bounds areas and the lane. In fact, this value changes all of those (except near the NBA logo, Website, and Twitter names).

Lets say I want to import in a Gold color instead of the Celtics green. To do that I first need the RGB for that Gold. According to GIMP, it is
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220 -- Red
205 -- Green
37 -- Blue


To import that value back into the tool, I need to divide those values by 255
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220/255 = 0.86275 -- Red
205/255 = 0.80392 -- Green
37/255 = 0.14510 -- Blue


Put those values in the tool, save the file (overwrite remember) and load it up in game to see your results
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I did all of that by editing colors in that method with Hex on Steroids. If it ends with 1 in row 3, it is a color for something on the court. Just know that column position, values, and effects will differ from court to court. And YES lane line colors can be changed with this process! Much easier to identify and edit without the raw hex :mrgreen:


Enjoy!
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby athozoan on Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:40 am

You can use this site without downloading gimp of find the RGB without downloading gimp an they also give you different colors to choose from and the RGB numbers http://www.colorschemer.com/online.html an also this sitehttp://www.colorpicker.com/
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby JaoSming on Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:17 am

Thank you athozoan, I added those to the tutorial. (Y)

I also updated the reflections one, since it appears that if it is a "1" it should be edited for the reflections. And boy, the reflections are prreeeeeetty
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby Sixers85 on Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:50 am

but you need to search the esadecimal value of color, like the base calculator of HEX workshop..no?
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby JaoSming on Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:54 am

Sixers85 wrote:but you need to search the esadecimal value of color, like the base calculator of HEX workshop..no?

nope, just multiply or divide by 255
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby Sixers85 on Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:04 am

ah...need only to divide or multiply by 255...and insert the decimal value ( for ex. 0.5678) in the tool, and the tool automatic detect the HEX code and change that?
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby JaoSming on Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:14 am

yep, that is why this tool is awesome, lol
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby StormsWarning on Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:39 am

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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby ILL-Patch guy on Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:04 pm

Bravo :applaud: for you for the tutorial and for Leftos for his awesome tool
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby Verminator on Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:24 am

:applaud: :applaud:

Definitely gonna try this
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby Pepis21 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:03 am

Thanks for this tutorial Jao.
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby haaaaanis on Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:04 pm

nice tool and tutorial!
is it possible to edit the shaders of jerseys with that tool and if yes could you make tutorial how to edit them?
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby JaoSming on Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:10 am

yep, just do a autodetect shaders profile for maybe 15? values and see what pops up. I havent experimented with uniforms yet this year.
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby JBulls on Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:21 pm

JaoSming wrote:I previously stated that you need to stick with row 6 and 7, that was a mistake. If you see 1, edit it


I got unwanted results from changing every value of 1 to 2

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so you may want to amend that
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby Ruckzell17 on Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:49 pm

hey jao thank for this tut. At last I finally edit the floor files that suit to my taste... thank you
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby JaoSming on Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:36 am

JBulls wrote:
JaoSming wrote:I previously stated that you need to stick with row 6 and 7, that was a mistake. If you see 1, edit it


I got unwanted results from changing every value of 1 to 2

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so you may want to amend that


which ones caused those issues? as I said, I based it off the Celtics court which handled all of them being changed
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby JaoSming on Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:26 am

Added my video tutorial to the first post.
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby ILL-Patch guy on Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:53 am

Any chance that for different type of courts we will need to enter other value than 4 in the profile creating?
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby JaoSming on Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:48 am

I don't think so, is it more trouble with that d-league court?
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby ILL-Patch guy on Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:23 am

yea, I just can't make that work and it is making crazy not knowing why :roll:
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby JaoSming on Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:50 am

well, I'm confused too since I just looked it up and found it immediately :oops:
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if you use my colors profile setup, it is columns S53 and S56. By default they should show
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1
1
1
1

and I changed it to
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0.1
0.8
0.1
1


I hope that solves it
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby ILL-Patch guy on Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:33 am

I can see you edited this green part, but were you able to edit the red color as well? (circled in blue in the picture below)
cause I just can't find it.
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby JaoSming on Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:43 am

S50
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby ILL-Patch guy on Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:48 am

s50 gives me this:
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby JaoSming on Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:59 am

f062 from 2K12? I have no idea why that would be different. w/e, use mine
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby ILL-Patch guy on Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:14 am

Now it works fine, thanks a lot for your help Jao :)
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby AcE_ on Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:51 pm

thanks for the tutorial but i have a question, is there a quicker way to know which values represents which. I was editing the Bulls court and noticed 3 of them had the same RGB numbers so i had to try out all three to find out one of them is the paint color, 3 pt line, and half court line. is there a faster way to find it or just changing and testing the only way?
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby JaoSming on Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:27 pm

if you look at the ratios, like a higher red value over the green and blue, you can know that color is reddish. but for parts, no, trial and error.
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby JaoSming on Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:15 am

JBulls wrote:
JaoSming wrote:I previously stated that you need to stick with row 6 and 7, that was a mistake. If you see 1, edit it


I got unwanted results from changing every value of 1 to 2

so you may want to amend that


yea I've been messing with the values and sticking to Row 6 only is the most consistent.....


...note added to the tutorial about that
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby JBulls on Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:55 pm

JaoSming wrote:
JBulls wrote:
JaoSming wrote:I previously stated that you need to stick with row 6 and 7, that was a mistake. If you see 1, edit it


I got unwanted results from changing every value of 1 to 2

so you may want to amend that


yea I've been messing with the values and sticking to Row 6 only is the most consistent.....


...note added to the tutorial about that



In the bulls court I've been editing, if you edit row 5, it messes up. Not only that but even if you change the values back to default, the court graphics remain messed up. So backing up is always good advice lol
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby JaoSming on Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:37 am

yea, I've stuck to row 6 only for all my courts,
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby Jhiane on Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:18 pm

hey jao, what is the reflection settings of that celtics court?
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby JaoSming on Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:24 pm

10 :cheeky:
but it uses the 2K9 reflection map. I uploaded it last night during the live stream in the database.
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby Jhiane on Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:10 am

you replace all of the 1s by 10?
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby JaoSming on Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:42 am

On row 6
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby Jhiane on Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:32 pm

how about the others? only 1s?
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby JaoSming on Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:41 pm

right
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby Anthoknicks on Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:10 pm

Can we edit blacktop court colors as well?
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby JaoSming on Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:35 pm

those can be done with the textures in the s###.iff file, blacktop courts dont use floor files
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby Jhiane on Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:46 pm

hey jao, what is the tool to open stadium files? and the 3d editing for courts?
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby ILL-Patch guy on Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:37 pm

NBA 2KX Mod Tool for both of them.
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby Bliss on Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:51 am

I would like to ask if I can edit inside the paint area like in this pic below on hex on steroids? It's just my first time to try this new tool :D
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby JaoSming on Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:36 am

if the court itself separates those parts, then yes you can. if not, and all those sections are treated as the same part and color, then no.
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby Bliss on Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:00 am

ok thanks for the reply. another question. Is it possible to change the size of texture in floor arenas. for example celtics middle logo has 256x256, can I change it to 1024x256?
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby JaoSming on Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:11 am

yes and no
yes you can change it like that, but the file will be corrupted and screwed up after. Some people have figured out how to do this, but have not shared how as of right now.
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby Bliss on Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:18 am

Yes I think Amarowaade already knew how to convert texturex to high resolution.
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby JBulls on Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:27 am

No Ariel does the conversion for him, I am somewhat close to figuring it out though and will share if I ever crack it. (If anyone here is good with hex and would like to help, let me know).
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby JBulls on Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:30 am

Anybody have issues with hex with steroids not saving reflection values?
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Re: Hex on Steroids - Easily Edit Court Reflections and Colo

Postby JaoSming on Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:56 am

It happened to me a couple times, but nothing I could reproduce if I wanted to.
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