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[1000] Extract Steam illustration extras
« on: August 05, 2018, 10:46:30 am »
https://steamcommunity.com/games/613830/announcements/detail/1696054587160367711

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An extras section has been added!
This has been added to the title menu. After completing the game, the following sections will be unlocked:

Illustrations

View various illustrations from CHRONO TRIGGER

We need someone to extract the native illustrations, or failing that, just screenshot PNGs of each, if you've unlocked this feature.

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Re: [1000] Extract Steam illustration extras
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2018, 07:23:39 pm »
To celebrate the 23rd anniversary of Chrono Trigger's original North American release, I played through the Steam version and got all the achievements.

Unfortunately, the images aren't simply sitting around in the game's installation folder as I had hoped, and I don't know how to extract them. I took screenshots at the best resolution I could, but that's only 1680x1050. They came out blurry-looking, despite being PNGs.

I've also included images from the Steam trading cards and profile backgrounds for the game. They're JPEGs, but they're bigger (1920x1080) and clearer than my screenshots. Unfortunately, the full-body character portraits from the game's bonus features weren't available.

Hopefully these will be helpful.

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Re: [1000] Extract Steam illustration extras
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2018, 11:16:53 am »
Straight up beautiful. I'll leave this up in case someone can unpack the source files, but this is great. They're so clean, damn. It makes me wonder what kind of archival copies Square really has. Thanks so much for these.

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Re: [1000] Extract Steam illustration extras
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2018, 05:04:42 pm »
No problem!  8)

I wouldn't mind trying to extract the raw images, assuming:
  • someone can explain to a total noob how to do it,
  • the programs involved are free, and
  • it's not going to get my Steam account banned if I goof up somehow (I don't expect that it would, but again—total noob here).

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Re: [1000] Extract Steam illustration extras
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2020, 01:13:14 am »
Just reviving this -- anyone take a look through the local installed files directory to try and get at these?

I may buy CT and poke around to see if they're hidden somewhere easy to access.

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Re: [1000] Extract Steam illustration extras
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2020, 01:19:21 am »
Just reviving this -- anyone take a look through the local installed files directory to try and get at these?

I may buy CT and poke around to see if they're hidden somewhere easy to access.

Hmm, may be possible they're in the resources.bin file. Found this:

https://steamcommunity.com/app/613830/discussions/0/1696040635925637962/

If they truly have a tool to extract things from the file, and the illustrations are there, then maybe...

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Re: [1000] Extract Steam illustration extras
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2020, 01:27:50 am »
Okay, testing this...

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Re: [1000] Extract Steam illustration extras
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2020, 01:32:12 am »
Damn, that is crisp. I take it the tool worked...I'll have to create a new section under Official Art if so.

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Re: [1000] Extract Steam illustration extras
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2020, 01:35:21 am »
Okay, will be uploading them.

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Re: [1000] Extract Steam illustration extras
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2020, 01:37:45 am »
Next batch.

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Re: [1000] Extract Steam illustration extras
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2020, 01:39:39 am »
And the next.

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Re: [1000] Extract Steam illustration extras
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2020, 01:44:58 am »
Last ones.

There, done.

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Re: [1000] Extract Steam illustration extras
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2020, 01:50:17 am »
Thanks a ton. It is mind-blowing to me how so many different appearances of this art have different color hues. I guess we can take these as the true palettes. I'll get these on Official Art.