I am fairly new to making plugins and have found it highly entertaining and engrossing, but I've run into a few obstacles in my attempts to expand my creative capabilities.
I've been trying to develop a mission string for a new government in a new system. I'm not skilled enough with paint programs to attempt to design new ships, but I would like to take existing ships and recolor them (much like how Rebel ships are recolored variations of civilian, Federation, and Polaris ships) so that they appear personalized for the new faction.
I've found the colored sprites in the rleD resource, but EVNew doesn't seem to have a utility for altering them or a method for extracting the images for editing in Paint. The EVN Bible doesn't seem to address this.
Obviously, since I'm using EVNew, I'm a PC user. Does anyone know of a PC-friendly utility that can do this, or perhaps direct me to an online resource that can instruct in such things?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!