BlazBlue Centralfiction

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BlazBlue Custom Color Creation Guide
By SegGel2009 and 1 collaborators
Finally a method on how to create you own custom BlazBlue Colors!
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Welcome
This guide will teach you how to finally create custom BlazBlue Colors! Don't believe it works? Here's proof that it actually does!








Tools
Before we can start, you’ll need to download the following tools:

Hipster, found here[www.dropbox.com]
HxDen, found here[download.cnet.com]
Paint.net, found here[www.getpaint.net]

Once you have those, it's reccomended that you backup your Char folder, which will usually be located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Blazblue Centralfiction\data\Char.
Making the Base for your Color
Before we can put a Custom Color in the game, we first need to create what our color will look like first. For this method, you’ll need Paint.net (if another tool works better for you, then feel free to use that. Just note that the base colors that are found below do not have color tables, which means you can't use Photoshop or GIMP's Color Table editors to edit those).

STEP 1
Open the Color Map for the desired character (you can get the Color Maps in each character’s section).



STEP 2
This is VERY important. Make sure you set the Flood Mode to Global & Tolerance to 0%!


What this does is allow us to select areas of the Color map for proper editing.


If the Flood Mode is set to Contiguous, every time you select something, It'll only select colors that are touching the area you selected.


And if the Tolerance is not set to 0%, colors similar to the selected color will also be selected. THIS WILL CAUSE A PROBLEM LATER WHEN EDITING THE COLORS.



STEP 3
Open up the reference image you'd like to base your Color off on. For this tutorial, we will be making a Naoto Color for Ragna.



STEP 4
Using the Color Picker Tool, Select the area containing the color you'd like to use in your edit.



STEP 5
After extracting a color to use, use Ctrl+Tab to change images (or move to the next image if you have multiple images) to the Color Map. Then use the Magic Wand tool to select the area you'd like to replace with the color you extracted from Step 4.


NOTE:
If you do not wish to use Ctrl+Tab, you can expand the Canvas Size to fit all of your references on one sheet.



STEP 6
Once you selected the area you'd wish to change, hit the Backspace key & it'll fill the entire selected area with the extracted color.



STEP 7
Repeat Steps 4-6 until the Color looks as desired.


After that, Congratulations! You've made the color that you want to put in the game. However, we're not done yet. We only made what we want to color to look like, we haven’t actually put the color in the game yet.
Extracting an .hpl file
Now that you've done that, we will need to extract an .hpl file that will be used as a base for our Custom Color (.hpl is the file type that the game reads). Go to your Char folder and extract your desired character's char_XX_pal.pac file by and move it to your Hipster directory for convenience (Where XX is the abreviation of the character.) like so.



char_rg_pal.pac = Ragna
char_jn_pal.pac = Jin
char_no_pal.pac = Noel
char_rc_pal.pac = Rachel
char_tk_pal.pac = Taokaka
char_tg_pal.pac = Tager
char_lc_pal.pac = Litchi
char_ar_pal.pac = Arakune
char_bn_pal.pac = Bang
char_ca_pal.pac = Carl
char_ha_pal.pac = Hakumen
char_ny_pal.pac = Nu-13 (Nyu)
char_tb_pal.pac = Tsubaki
char_hz_pal.pac = Hazama
char_mu_pal.pac = Mu-12
char_mk_pal.pac = Makoto
char_vh_pal.pac = Valkenhayn
char_pt_pal.pac = Platinum
char_rl_pal.pac = Relius
char_am_pal.pac = Amane
char_az_pal.pac = Azrael
char_bl_pal.pac = Bullet
char_iz_pal.pac = Izayoi
char_kk_pal.pac = Kokonoe
char_kg_pal.pac = Kagura
char_tm_pal.pac = Terumi
char_ce_pal.pac = Celica
char_rm_pal.pac = Lambda-11 (Ramuda)
char_hb_pal.pac = Hibiki
char_nt_pal.pac = Naoto
char_ph_pal.pac = Nine The Phantom
char_mi_pal.pac = Izanami (Mikado = Imperator)
char_es_pal.pac = Es
char_ma_pal.pac = Mai Natsume
char_su_pal.pac = Susano'o

With that outta the way, now it's time to actually extract the .hpl file. Go to hipster, go to file, click explore and select the char_xx_pal.pac file previously selected. You will get something like this.



Here, select XX00_00.hpl (This is the default palette for your character.) right click it and select extract. Point your desired folder and that's it. Below is a gif of the process.



To replace your edited file, you have to open hipster, click explore, open your char_XX_pal.pac file, select the color you want to change, right click it and select replace. Select your edited .hpl file and click ok. A warning pops up, just click ok. (This information is also on the Hipster category, but it's also here for convenience.)



Now that you have your file, it's time to create out custom color.
HxDen
So, you've made it this far. This part is the hardest one, so to say, so I'll try to explain it as best as I can.

Step 1: With your color open in paint.net, if you show more of the color wheel, there’s a box that gives you the HEX value of the color.
You can find the HEX Code right here


Step 2: Open HxDen and load up a hpl file. For this I'll use rg00_00.hpl.

When you look at the HxDen window, you will see a bunch of numbers on the left, and letters on the right. We will focus on the left side for this.
As you know, color maps point out the line in which the colors are located. Now, you might say "I can't see how a bunch of numbers could be colors." And that's okay, but here I will explain everything.



The highlighted part is a color. According to the color map, that set of three numbers is the lightest shade of Ragna's skin. So, a set of three numbers equals to a color, right?
Well, in between each set of three there is a FF value, here is what I mean:

00 FF 00 FF B9 E4 FF FF 84 A5 CD FF 28 63 9C FF

There's a pattern, every three set of numbers comes an FF value which YOU SHOULD NOT CHANGE. These values change a color’s transparency, and we do not want that.
With that out of the way, let's continue.

Step 4: Open the Color you made in Paint.net and select a color on the Color Square on the right using the Color Picker tool. Note: You don't have to change the green background.


Here you see I chose the lightest part of his skin, now you have to take the HEX code and reverse it, because for some reason BB palettes have codes in reverse order.

So if you were to paste the HEX code shown in the example above in HxDen, instead of writing this in HxD:

FA EB D6

You’d want to write this:

D6 EB FA

It might take some time to learn and get used to it but it's all a matter of practice.

Step 5: Keep selecting and replacing each set until you finish.


Step 6: Click the save icon and name your file anything but make sure it ends with .hpl

And with that, you have successfully put your custom color into an .hpl file, so it’s now ready to be used in BBCF! But now the question remains, how do you put this file into the game?
Put the color into char_XX_pal.pac Hipster
This part is under the assumption that you aren’t using the BBCF Improvement Mod’s easy palette feature. If you are using that, then you can skip this part entirely and refer to the Improvement Mod’s readme file on how to implement your color. This part is only necessary if you want to manually put the color in the game’s files.

Step 1: Open Hipster, click File, then Explore.
Step 2: Open your character’s char_XX_pal.pac file.
Step 3: Right click the desired palette file you want to change, and click replace. Browse to your .hpl file and click open. Click Ok, and when asked to replace click Ok. (Keep in mind that xx00_00.hpl is palette 1, and xx01_00.hpl is palette 2 and so on. Also refer to the individual character sections on what each effect slot does)
Step 4: Copy your new char_xx_pal.pac file and then navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\BlazBlue Centralfiction\Char and paste there. When asked to replace click Ok.

After that, you're done! Great job!
Ragna the Bloodedge
Line 20 first column is left alone, rest is skin
Line 30 first column is for skin, rest is Hair
Line 40 all 4 columns are for jacket
Line 50 first 3 columns are for Jacket Lines, last is for gold parts
Line 60 first 2 columns are for gold, rest are pants and shirt
Line 70 first 2 columns are pant and shirt, rest is gloves
Line 80 first column is gloves, rest is belts
Line 90 first 3 columns are for silver plates, last is for Eyebrows
Line A0 first 2 columns are for sclera and shine, rest is red eye
Line B0 first column is rest of red eye, last 3 is green eye
Line C0 first 2 columns are for inner mouth, rest is effects
Line D0 all 4 columns are for effects
Line E0 first 3 columns are for sword handle, last is unused
Line F0 first 3 columns are for sword blade, last is unused
Line 100 first 3 columns are for handle gem, last is unused
Line 110 first 3 columns are for Blade accent, last is unused
Line 360 first column is unused, then up to 390 are for Devoured by Darkness Claw
Line 3A0 first column is left alone, then everything until 3D0 is Gauntlet Hades Fire and Hell's fang fire

Jin Kisaragi
For some reason, all of Jin's Colors goes from Darkest color to Lightest color when it comes to shades

Line 20 first column is left alone, the rest is the Yellow line on the Jacket Darkest to Lightest
Line 30 is for Skin Darkest to Lightest
Line 40 is for Hair Darkest to Lightest
Line 50 is for Jacket Darkest to Lightest
Line 60 first 3 columns is his eyes Darkest to Lightest, last column is for the Darkest part of his white shirt and gloves
Line 70 first 2 columns are for the rest of his shirt and gloves Darkest to Lightest, last two are for his red inside Darkest to Lightest
Line 80 first 2 columns are for the red inside of his jacket Darkest to Lightest, last two are for his pants, Darkest to Lightest
Line 90 first column is for the lightest part of his pants, rest is his plate on his white shirt Darkest to Lightest as always
Line A0 is for the metal parts on his boot and badges on his jacket Darkest to Lightest
Line E0 first 3 columns are for the sword's metal Darkest to Lightest, last one is for the sword case's Darkest shade
Line F0 first two are for the sword case Darkest to Lightest, rest is Jin's sword grip Darkest to Lightest
Line 100 first column is the brightest part of his sword grip, rest are for his ice blade Darkest to Lightest
Line 110 first column is for the brightest part of his ice blade



Jin's Drive Effect Color can be changed in "jnXX_01.hpl"

Trinity's Color can be edited in "jnXX_06.hpl" (Made by JAPANIZING BEAM!!!)
Noel Vermillion
Noel is the same as Jin, her color shades are from darker to lighter.

Line 20 first column is left alone, rest are for the gold lines on her skirt, and her cape
Line 30 is all Skin
Line 40 first three are for her hair, last is the darkest shade of blue in her uniform
Line 50 first three are the rest of the blue uniform, darkest to lightest, last is darkest shade of her eye
Line 60 first two are the rest of her eye, rest is gloves and shirt darkes to lightest
Line 70 first is the last shade of her shirt and gloves, rest is her tie, things on her shoulder and gun case.
Line 80 is for her belt and etc
Line 90 is for thigh highs
Line A0 is for silver plate on boots and misc
Line B0 if for the lightest shade of her boot plate. Rest is unused
Line D0 is for part of Fenrir's grip
Line E0 first two are left alone, rest is for Bolverk
Line F0 is lightest shade of Bolverk, rest is for the bullet shells Noel ejects from Bolverk
Line 100 is for minigun body.
Line 110 first is left alone, rest is for the green shark missile. Unlike the rest, this seems to be from lightest to darkest
Line 150 is for white shark missile



Bolverk's Bullet Effect Color can be changed in "noXX_01.hpl"

Relius Astral (why isn't this linked to her Sprite's Colors?) can be changed in "noXX_03.hpl"
Rachel Alucard


Rachel's Lobelias & George's Color can be changed in "rcXX_01.hpl"


Rachel's Lightning Effect Color can be changed in "rcXX_02.hpl"
Taokaka


Torakaka's Color can be edited in "tkXX_03.hpl"
Iron Tager


Tager's Effects can be changed also in the sprite file (tgXX_00.hpl)
Litchi Faye Ling
Arakune
Credit to Imperial March for creating this Color Map.

Bang Shishigami
Line 20 first column is unused. Rest is for his skin
Line 30 first column is for the rest of his skin. Rest is for the scar on his face.
Line 40 is for his hair
Line 50 is for his Ninja suit
Line 60 is for his scarf
Line 70 first 3 is for the emblem and lines on his boot. Rest is for the metal boot
Line 80 is for the rest of the metal boot
Line 90 is for his sock & glove
Line A0 first 3 columns are for his eyes. Rest is for his eyebrow
Line B0 first 2 columns is for his sclera. Rest is for his mouth
Line C0 is unknown
Line D0 is unknown
Line E0 is for his nail (a.k.a. Phoenix: Rettenjou)
Line F0 first column is for the last shade of the Rettenjou. Rest is for the inside of his gauntlet
Line 100 first 2 columns are for the rest of the inside of the gauntlet. Rest is for the inside of his gauntlet
Line 110 first 3 columns are for the rest of the outside of the gauntlet. Rest is unused.

Carl Clover
Line 20 first column is unused. Rest is for Carl's hair
Line 30 first column is for the rest of Carl's hair. Rest is for Carl's zipper piece
Line 40 first 2 columns are for the rest of Carl's zipper piece. Rest is for Carl's vest, pants, hat, boots, etc.
Line 50 first 3 columns are for the rest of Carl's vest, pants, hat, boots, etc. Rest is for Carl's skin
Line 60 first 3 columns are for Carl's skin. Rest is for Carl's shirt
Line 70 first 3 columns are for Carl's shirt. Rest is for the lines on Carl's vest, hat, boot's cross, etc.
Line 80 first 2 columns are for the rest of the lines on Carl's vest, hat, boot's cross, etc. Rest is for the thing on Carl's zipper piece, part of Carl's hat, etc.
Line 90 first 2 columns are for the rest of the thing on the zipper piece, part of Carl's hat, etc. Rest is for the brown part on Carl's cape
Line A0 first 2 columns are for the rest of the brown part on Carl's cape. Rest is for the soles on Carl's boots
Line B0 first column is for the last shade of Carl's boot soles. Second and third is for Carl's sclera. Last is for Carl's eyebrow
Line C0 first 3 columns are for Carl's eyes. Rest is for Carl's glasses
Line D0 is currently unknown. Last column seems to be unused though
Line E0 is for the robots seen in Carl's normals
Line F0 is for the inside of the flag seen in some of Carl's moves
Line 100 is for the border of the flag seen in some of Carl's moves
Line 110-150 is unknown
Line 160-210 is unused
Line 220 first column is unused. Rest is for Nirvana's hair
Line 230 first column is for the last shade of Nirvana's hair. Rest is for the ring on Nirvana's hat
Line 240 first 2 columns are for the rest of the ring on Nirvana's hat, rest is for Nirvana's outside & arm covers
Line 250 first 3 columns are for the rest of Nirvana's outside and arm covers. Rest is for Nirvana's neck guard
Line 260 first 3 columns are for the rest of Nirvana's neck guard. Rest is for Nirvana's face, claws, and feet
Line 270 first 3 columns are for the rest of Nirvana's face, claws, and feet. Rest is for Nirvana's middle section of her body and part of Nirvana's hat
Line 280 first 3 columns are for the rest of Nirvana's middle section of her body and part of Nirvana's hat. Rest is for Nirvana's arms
Line 290 first 3 columns are for the rest of Nirvana's arms. Rest is unknown
Line 2A0 is unknown

Hakumen
Line 20 first is background color, should not be edited, the three left are for his hair, lightest to darkest
Line 30 first column is darkest shade of hair, the rest are the three lightest shades for his white armor
Line 40 first column is for the darkest shade of his main armor, the rest are for his black "suit"
Line 50 first column is for the darkest shade of his black "suit", the three left are for his "eyes"
Line 60 all columns are for his gold parts
Line 70 first three columns are for his black neck thing, last shade is left untouched
Line 80 to 90 are unused
Line A0 all columns are for his sword handle
Line B0 all columns are for his sheath
Line C0 all columns are for the gold parts in his handle
Line D0 first three columns are for the gem in the sword's hilt, last column is the lightest shade of his blade
Line E0 all columns are for his blade
Line F0 to 110 are unused

Nu-13


Relius Astral (why isn't this linked to her Sprite's Colors?) can be changed in "nyXX_04.hpl"
Tsubaki Yayoi
Hazama
Line 20 first column should be untouched, rest is for his skin
Line 30 first column is for the last shade of his skin, rest is for his hair
Line 40 first column is for the last shade of his hair, rest is for his jacket and hat
Line 50 first column is for the last shade of his jacket and hat, rest is for the shirt underneath his vest
Line 60 is for his tie
Line 70 is for his vest
Line 80 is for his pants
Line 90 is for his shiny shoes and things on his belt
Line A0 is for the gold on his jacket, belt, shoes, etc.
Line B0 is for his belts
Line C0 first two are for his sclera, the rest is for his eyes
Line D0 first two are for his eyes, last are for his mouth
Line E0 and F0 are for his knives


Mu-12


Mu's Stein's Gunner & Relius Astral (why isn't this linked to her Sprite's Colors?) can be changed in "muXX_02.hpl"
Makoto Nanaya
Line 20 first column is bg, the rest are the lightest shades of her skin
Line 30 first column is the darkest shade of her skin, the rest are the lightest shades of her hair
Line 40 first column is the darkest shade of her hair, the rest are are for the brown lines on her tail
Line 50 first three columns are for her white hair, last is for the lightest shade of his orange outfit
Line 60 first three columns are for the rest of her orange outfit's shades, last column is for the lightest shade of her thigh highs and etc
Line 70 first three columns are for the rest of her thigh highs, last is for the top of her socks
Line 80 first three columns are the rest of her white things above her socks, the last is for the lightest shades of her skirt belts and misc
Line 90 first two columns are for the rest of her belts, the two left are for the lightest shades of her panties
Line A0 first column is the darkest shade of her panties, the next column is white shine on her gold parts, the two columns left are the lightest shade of her gold parts
Line B0 first two columns are the darkest shades of her gold parts, the next column is for her eyebrows, the last column is the darkest shade of her sclera
Line C0 first column is the lightest shade of her sclera, the three columns left are for her eyes
Line D0 unused
Line E0 all columns are for her tonfas
Line F0 first column is for the darkest shade of her tonfas, the rest are for the gold circles on her tonfas
Line 100 first column is the darkest shade of the gold rings, the rest are for the yellow things on her gloves
Line 110 to 120 unused
Effects
mk_XX_01 is for her drive effects
mk_XX_02 is for her overdrive drive effects, you can change it but i don't recommend it

What I recommend for changing effects is, make your custom palette, then select the mk_xx_01 file for any palette to match your palette's color scheme.

Valkenhayn R. Hellsing
Platinum the Trinity
Line 20 first column is unused, rest is for her skin
Line 30 first column is for her last shade of skin, rest is for her hair
Line 40 first column is for the last shade of her hair, rest is for her hair ribbon
Line 50 first column is for the last shade of her ribbon, rest is for her skirt, socks, and neck thing
Line 60 first column is for the last shade of her skirt, rest is for her shirt, gloves, boots, etc.
Line 70 first column is for the last shade of her shirt, rest is for the lines on her shirt, skirt, gloves, boots, & socks
Line 80 is for her shirt buttons and gold part of her boot
Line 90 first 3 columns are for a really minor part (idk what it is), rest seems to be unused
Line A0 first 2 columns seem to be unused, rest is for her bell
Line B0 first 2 columns are for bell, rest is for the wings on her skirt
Line C0 first line is for the last shade of the wings, second is her her eyebrow, third is her her sclera, last is for her eye
Line D0 first column is for the last shade of her eye (she only has 2), rest is unused
Line E0 is for the Muchorin's heart and butt
Line F0 is for the Muchorin's shaft
Line 100 is for the orb inside the Muchorin



Trinity's Color can be edited in "ptXX_03.hpl" (Made by JAPANIZING BEAM!!!)
Relius Clover
Line 20 first column is unused. Rest is for Relius' hair
Line 30 first column is for the last shade of Relius' hair. Rest is for Relius' mask, boot guard, thing that connects Relius' cape
Line 40 first 2 columns are for the rest of Relius' mask, boot guard, thing that connects Relius' cape. Rest is for Relius' skin
Line 50 first 2 columns are for the rest of Relius' skin. Rest is for Relius' cape
Line 60 first 2 columns are for the rest of Relius' cape. Rest is for the lines on Relius' jacket
Line 70 first column is for the rest of the lines on Relius' jacket. Rest is for the nail fixture on his top
Line 80 first column is for the rest of the nail fixture on Relius' top. Rest is for Relius' shirt
Line 90 first column is for the rest of Relius' shirt. Rest is for the lines on Relius' shirt
Line A0 is for Relius' pants
Line B0 is for Relius' gloves
Line C0 first 2 columns is unknown. Rest is for Relius' mouth
Line D0 first column is for the mark on Relius' mask. Second and Third is for Relius' eyes. Rest is for the inside of Relius' cape
Line E0 first 2 columns are for the rest of the inside of Relius' cape. Third is unknown. Rest is unused
Lines F0-190 is UNUSED
Line 1A0 first column is unused. Rest is for Ignis' hair
Line 1B0 first column is for the rest of Ignis' hair. Rest is for Ignis' metal skin
Line 1C0 first column is for the rest of Ignis' metal skin. Rest is for the outside part of her "dress" and arm covers.
Line 1D0 first column is for the rest of Ignis' outside part of her "dress" and arm covers. Rest is for the middle part of Ignis' dress.
Line 1E0 first column is for the rest of Ignis' middle part of her dress. Rest is for the tails coming off Ignis' hat
Line 1F0 first column is for the rest of the tails on Ignis' hat. Rest is for Ignis' legs
Line 200 first column is for the rest of Ignis' legs. Rest is for the rings on Ignis' hat
Line 210 first column is for the rest of the rings on Ignis' hat. Rest is for the shirt collar looking thing on Ignis'
Line 220 first 3 columns are for Ignis' shoes. Rest is for Ignis' sclera
Line 230 first column is for the rest of Ignis' sclera. Rest is for Ignis' eyes

Izayoi
Amane Nishiki
Bullet
Line 20 first is bg, rest is lightest shades of hair
Line 30 first column is darkest shade of her hair, the rest are for her skin
Line 40 first two columns are the rest of her skin, the two left are for her jacket
Line 50 first two are the rest of her jacket, the rest are for the lightest shades of her shirt
Line 60 first two columns are for the darkest shade of her skin, the rest are for her "jeans"
Line 70 first column is the darkest shade of her jeans, the two next are for the white things on her jeans, the last is for the lightest shade of her gloves and belt
Line 80 first three are for the rest of her belts, last is for the white shine on her shoes
Line 90 all columns are for the silver parts on her shoes and buckle
Line A0 all columns ar for gold accents on boots and jacket
Line B0 all columns are for the red armband
Line C0 first two are for sclera, two left are lightest shade of her eyes
Line D0 first is for the darkest shade of her eyes, two next are for her mouth, last is unused
Line E0 all columns are for her gauntlets
Line F0 first column is for the darkest shade of her gauntlets, rest are for the lightest shades of the silver circle on her glove
Line 110 first is the darkest shad of the silver circle, two next are for th inside of that circle and last is unused

Azrael
Line 20 first column is left alone, rest is for his hair
Line 30 first column is for the last shade of his hair, rest is for his skin
Line 40 first column is for the last shade of his skin, rest is for the tattoo on his body
Line 50 first column is for the last shade of the tattoo, rest is for his jacket
Line 60 first column is for the last shade of his jacket, rest is for the red thing under his jacket
Line 70 first column is for the last shade of the red thing under his jacket, rest is for the inside of the jacket
Line 80 first column is for the last shade of the inside of the jacket, rest is for the gold plates on his jacket & shoes
Line 90 first 2 columns are for the rest of the gold parts on the jacket & shoe, the rest is for his belt and wristbands
Line A0 first 2 columns are for the rest of his belt and wristbands, the rest is for his pants
Line B0 first 2 columns are for the rest of his pants, the rest is for the cover on his leg
Line C0 first 2 columns are for the rest of the cover on his leg, rest is for the lines on his jacket
Line D0 first column is for the last shade of the line on his jacket, second is for his eyebrow, rest is for the sclera and shine
Line E0 first 3 columns are for his eyes, rest is unused

Kagura Mutsuki
Line 20 first shade is bg, the rest are the lightest shades of his hair
Line 30 first column is the darkest shade of his hair, the rest are for the lightest shades of his skin
Line 40 first column is the darkest shade of his skin, the rest are for the lightest shades of his shirt
Line 50 first column is the darkest shade of his shirt, the rest are for his bandages
Line 60 all columns are for his cape
Line 70 all columns are for the back of his cape
Line 80 all columns are for his pants
Line 90 all columns are for gold parts
Line A0 all columns are for belts and shoes
Line B0 first three columns are for the white circles on his belts and shirt
Line C0 first column is unused, the rest are for his eyes
Line D0 all columns are for the black part of his sword
Line E0 first three columns are for the red lines on his sword, last is for the lightest shade of the metal things on his sword's handle
Line F0 first three are for the metal parts on his sword, last is the lightest shade of the sword's bandages
Line 100 first three are for the sword's bandages, last is unused
Amane's Astral
Line 3E0 all columns are for his blue shirt
Line 3F0 all columns are for his wooden sword



Random Girls in Kagura's Introduction can be edited in "kgXX_04.hpl"
Kokonoe
Yuuki Terumi
Line 20 first column is for background, shouldn't be edited, the rest of the columns are for the skin, lightes to darkest
Line 30 first column is the darkes shade of his skin, the rest are for his hair, lightest to darkest
Line 40 first column is for the darkest shade of his hair, the rest are for his coat lines
Line 50 first column is for the darkest shade of his coat lines, the rest three columns are for his shirt
Line 60 all columns here are for his tie and his arms' ribbons
Line 70 all columns are for his vest
Line 80 all columns are for his pants
Line 90 all columns are for his belt metals
Line A0 all columns are for his gold parts
Line B0 all columns are for his belts
Line C0 first two columns are for sclera, then it's his eyebrow and the lightest shade of his eye
Line D0 first two columns are for his eyes, the rest is for his "mouth" in soul form, a.k.a Amane's astral and relius'
Line E0 all columns are for his butterfly knife
Line F0 is unused
Line 100 first three columns are the three shades of ouroboros' outlines, Last is the lightest shade of the ouroboros "head"
Line 110 all columns are for the rest of ouroboros head
Line 120 all columns are for his coat
Line 130 first column is the black part on his face, the rest are the yellow things under his arm plates
Line 140 all columns are for his arm plates
Line 150 is unused
Line 160 first column belongs to Susano'o's black body, the rest of lines up until 170 are for the green pulsating effects
Lines for relius' astral [and amane too, I think]
3F0 first column is the black part of his soul, second column is for the green parts of his soul, and everything left is unused.

Celica A. Mercury
Line 20 first column is unused. Rest is for Celica's hair
Line 30 first column is for the last shade of Celica's hair. Rest is for Celica's skin
Line 40 first column is for the last shade of Celica's skin. Rest is for Celica's tie & hairtie
Line 50 is for Celica's cape
Line 60 first three columns are for the lines on Celica's cape. Rest is for Celica's top
Line 70 first three columns are for Celica's top. Rest is for the lines on Celica's top and skirt
Line 80 first two columns are for the rest of the lines on Celica's top and skirt. Rest is for her skirt
Line 90 first two columns are for the rest of Celica's skirt. Rest is for Celica's undershirt (the blue area in her color map)
Line A0 first two columns are for the rest of Celica's undershirt. Rest is for Celica's shoes
Line B0 first two columns are for the rest of Celica's shoes. Rest is for the plate on the shoes
Line C0 first two columns are for the rest of the plates on Celica's shoes. Third is for Celica's eyebrow. Last is for Celica's sclera & shine
Line D0 first column is for the rest of Celica's sclera. Rest is for Celica's
Line E0 first column is for Celica's cheek in Amane's Astral and mouth. Rest is for the highest part of Celica's leggings
Line F0 first two columns are for the rest of the highest part of Celica's leggings. Rest is for the lower part of Celica's leggings
Line 100 first two columns are for the rest of the lower part of Celica's leggings. Rest is unused.
Lines 110-190 are all UNUSED
Line 1A0 first column is unused. Rest is for Minerva's hair
Line 1B0 first column is for the last shade of Minerva's hair. Rest is for Minerva's face, etc.
Line 1C0 first column is for the last shade of Minerva's face. Rest is for Minerva's torso
Line 1D0 first column is for the last shade of Minerva's torso. Rest is for Minerva's arm cover, legs, and hat
Line 1E0 first column is for the last shade of Minerva's arm cover, legs, & hat. Rest is for Minerva's arm
Line 1F0 first column is for the last shade of Minerva's arm. Rest is for the lines on Minerva's arm cover.
Line 200 first column is for the last shade of the lines on Minerva's arm cover. Rest is for the first 3 of 5 shades plate on Minerva's arm sleves, the thing on Minerva's chest, Minerva's plug, etc.
Line 210 first 2 columns are for the rest of the plate on Minerva's arm sleves, the thing on Minerva's chest, Minerva's plug, etc. Rest is for the bit of Minerva's hair that connects her head to the plug
Line 220 first 2 columns are for the rest of the bit of Minerva's hair that connects her head to the plug. Third is for Minerva's "eyebrow". Last is for Minerva's "sclera"
Line 230 first column is for Minerva's sclera. Rest is for Minerva's eyes.
Line 240 is unknown
Line 250 is also unknown
Line 270 first three columns is for the ring Minerva uses in 5DD, helmet in Celica's astral, etc. Last is used for blades that appear in various attacks (2B, 2C, etc.).
Line 280 is for the rest of the blades that appear in various attacks
Lines 290-3D0 is UNUSED
Line 3E0 is for Celica's dress seen in Amane's Astral

Lambda-11
See Nu-13 for the Color Map. Yes, they are identical.

Lambda's Drive effects are in rmXX_01.hpl
Hibiki Kohaku
Line 20 first column is left alone, rest is for hair
Line 30 is for the last shade of hair, rest is for skin
Line 40 is for the last shade of skin, rest is for his white shirt
Line 50 first column is for the last shade of his white shirt, rest is for the outline of his white shirt
Line 60 first column is for the last shade of the outline of the white shirt, rest is for the blue undershirt
Line 70 fisrt column is for the last shade of the blue undershirt, rest is for his poncho jacket
Line 80 first column is for the last shade of his poncho jacket, rest is for a red thing on his poncho jacket
Line 90 is for the lines on the jacket poncho
Line A0 is for his gloves and shoe soles
Line B0 is for his pants
Line C0 first column is for his eyebrow, second & third are for his sclera and shine, last is for the first shade of his eye
Line D0 first 2 columns are for the rest of his eyes, rest seems to be unused
Line E0 first 3 columns are for the hilt's gem, last is for the hilt itself
Line F0 first 2 columns are for the rest of the hilt, rest are for the sword case
Line 100 first 2 are for the sword case, 3rd column seems to be unused, last column is for his sword
Line 110 first 3 are for his sword, last is unused

Naoto Kurogane
Line 20 first column is background, shouldn't be changed, the rest are the lightest shades of his hair
Line 30 first column is the darkest shade of his hair, the rest are the lightest shade of his skin
Line 40 first column is the darkest shade of his skin, the rest are the lightest shades of his shirt
Line 50 first column is the darkest shade of his shirt, the rest are the white lines on his shirt lightest to darkest
Line 60 all columns here are for the silver parts in his belt
Line 70 first column is the darkest shade of the silver parts, the rest are the red accents on his clothes, lightest to darkest
Line 80 first column is for the darkest shade of his red accents, the rest are gold parts lightest to darkest
Line 90 first column is the darkest shade of his gold parts, the rest are the lightest shades of his pants and his black arm
Line A0 first column is teh darkest shade of pants and arm, the rest are for his gloves lightest to darkest
Line B0 is the darkest shade of his gloves, then comes the black outline in his eyes, then comes sclera
Line C0 first three columns are for his eyes, then the last one is for his mouth, unused
Line D0 mouth, unused

Lines 2A0 to 2C0 are for his blood scythe [lol] and his exceed accel
These lines are for amane's astral
Line 2E0 all columns are for raquel's hair
Line 2F0 all columns are for raquel's skin
Line 300 all columns are for raquel's hair ribbon
Line 310 first three columns are for her eyes, the last is for the lightest shade of her gold stuff
Line 320 first two columns are for the rest of his gold stuff, the rest is for her tie, nail polish, socks and shoe ribbon
Line 330 first column is the darkest shade of everything listed above, the rest are for her shirt
Line 340 first column is the darkest shade of her shirt, the rest are for her skirt and boots
Line 350 is the darkest shade of skirt and boots, the rest are for her belts and soles of her heels
Line 360 darkest shade of her belts n stuff, rest is unused

Relius' Astral does not need to be edited.

Nine the Phantom
Line 20 first column is unused, rest is for her hair
Line 30 first column is for the last shade of her hair, rest is for her skin
Line 40 first column is for the last shade of her skin, rest is for her hat
Line 50 first column is for the last shade of her hat, rest is for the shiny thing on her hat and chest
Line 60 first 2 columns are for the last 2 shades for the shiny thing on her hat and chest, rest is for the thing that surrounds the shiny thing on her chest
Line 70 first column is for the last shade of the thing that surrounds the shiny thing on her chest, rest is for her top
Line 80 first column is for the last shade of her top, rest is for the lines on her top and leggings
Line 90 is for her cape's outside
Line A0 is for her cape's inside
Line B0 is for her leggings
Line C0 is for her shoes, gloves and uniform in intro
Line D0 first two columns are for the glowy bit on her top (only shows correct color on the character select screen), third is for her eyebrow, rest is for her sclera and shine (or lack thereof in her default color)
Line E0 first column is for the rest of her "sclera and shine", rest is for her eyes
Line 120 is for the glowy bit on her top in game
Line 130 first column is for the last shade of the glowy bit that appears in game

Lines 120 & 130's glowy bit colors rotate on Nine's top in game.

Line 360 is for the demon head
Line 370 first column is for the last shade of the demon head, rest is for the demon head's horns
Line 380 first 2 columns are for the horns, next 2 column are for the eyes
Line 3A0 is for her shirt sleeve in her Amane Astral.
Line 3B0 first 2 columns are for her sclera, next 2 columns are for the blood
Line 3C0 first column is for the last shade of the blood, rest is for the robe strap and cauldron
Line 3D0 first column is for the last shade of her robe strap and cauldron



HI NO KAGUTSUCHI
Files are located under phXX_05.hpl

Izanami
Nope, no text guide here.
Other than the ring automatically glows the color you choose.



Izanami's Robe Color can be edited in "miXX_06.hpl" (Made by JAPANIZING BEAM!!!)
Susano'o
Line 20 first is bg, the rest are for his hair
Line 30 first column is the darkest shade of his hair, the next two are for his green accent on his hair, the last is the lightest shade of his sub-body
Line 40 first three columns are for his sub-body, the last is the lightest shade of his pulsating effect on his sub-body
Line 50 first column is the other shade for his effect on sub-body, the rest are for his main-body
Line 60 first column is the darkest shade of his main-body, the rest are for his hair clips
Line 70 first column is the darkest shade of the last part, the rest are the lightest shades of his claws
Line 80 first column is the darkest shade of his claws, next is the outline of his eyes, two left are for his eyes
Line 90 all columns are for his teeth
Line A0 first 3 columns are for the inside of his mouth. Rest is for his tongue.
Line B0 first 2 columns are for the rest of his tongue. Rest is unused.
Line C0 & D0 are unused.

Line E0 & F0 is for the glowing effect on his hair in battle.

Effects
su_XX_01 is for all green effects on his default palette.
su_XX_02 is for the soul in his win animation
su_XX_03 is for relius' astral [chains]
su_XX_04 is for hakumen in the intro sequence
su_XX_05 is for terumi in the intro sequence
su_XX_06 unused
su_XX_07 unused

What I suggest for replacing effects is, make your custom palette and pick the effects of a palette that resembles your custom color's scheme. We have yet to figure out an efficient method to edit those files.


Es
Line 20 first column shouldn't be edited, the rest is for her hair
Line 30 first column is rest of her hair, the rest is for her skin
Line 40 first column is rest the rest of her skin, the rest of columns are for her shirt
Line 50 first column is the rest of her shirt, the rest are for her tie
Line 60 all columns here are for the main color of her dress
Line 70 first three columns are for her belts, last column is the lightest shade of her gold parts
Line 80 first three columns are the rest of her gold parts' shades, last one is the lightest shade of her "locks"
Line 90 first two columns are the rest of her locks, the rest are for the lightest shades of her blue frills
Line A0 first two columns are for the rest of the shades, and the rest is for the lowest frills on her dress
Line B0 first two are the rest of the frills, rest is the middle thing between frills
Line C0 first two are the rest of the thing, rest are the two lightest shades of her legs
Line D0 first two are the rest of her legs, rest is for the things that hold the locks
Line E0 first two are for the things that hold her locks, the rest are the lightest shades of her eye
Line F0 first column is the darkest shade of her eye, the next 3 columns should not be changed
Line 100 shouldn't be changed
Line 160 first three columns are for her sword handle, the last is for the lightest shade of the lock on her sword
Line 170 first two are the rest of the lock's shades, the two left are for the white thing in the middle
Line 180 first column is the darkest shade of the white thing, the rest are for the outer blade
Line 190 first column is the darkest shade of the outer blade, the rest are the shades for the thing that holds the lock
Line 1A0 first three are for the blade of the Crystal Sealing Blade: Murakumo, the last one is for the handle
Line 1B0 first two columns are for the darkest shades of the handle, the last one is for the a portion of her eyes seen in her Astral. You'll want to keep this the brightest shade of her eyes.



esXX_04.hpl has the files for her Crest Arts effects
Mai Natsume
Line 20 first column is left alone, rest is for her Hair
Line 30 first column is for the last shade of her hair, rest is for her ribbon
Line 40 first column is for the last shade of her ribbon, rest is for her skin
Line 50 first column is for the last shade of her skin, the rest is for the red lines on her shirt
Line 60 is for her shirt
Line 70 is for the zipper piece on her neck (NOTE: This does have 4 colors, the first shade is barely noticeable)
Line 80 is for her the first 4 shades of her 5 shade pants
Line 90 first column is for the last shade of her pants, rest is for her gloves and the stripe on her pants
Line A0 first and second column is for a minor shade on her shoes (not really important), rest is for a minor green line on her shirt
Line B0 is for the last shade of that green line, rest is for the lines on her gloves & part of her boots
Line C0 first column is for her eyebrow, second and third are for her sclera and shine, last column is for the first shade of her eyes
Line D0 first 2 columns are for her the rest of her eye, rest seems to be unused
Line E0 is for the tip of the Outseal spear
Line F0 is for the inside area of the Outseal
Line 100 is for the Outseal shaft
Line 320, 330, 340, & 350 is used for Relius's Astral. This shouldn't be touched though.
Line 3A0 is for the blue part of the uniform used in Amane's Astral
Line 3B0 is for the skirt used in Amane's Astral
Line 3C0 first column in only used for Mai's cheek in Amane's Astral

maXX_01.hpl is for part of the Outseal's effects
maXX_02.hpl is the other part

Jubei


jbXX_02.hpl has the files for the color of the slashes in his Distortions.
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Guide Change List
DECEMBER 1 2018
-Rewritten the tutorial for how to create the color .hpls due to several users having trouble and confusion. Huge thanks to Elfezen for pointing out several of the guide's flaws.
-Removed the Request & Showcase threads since they are no longer used.

FEBRUARY 17 2017
-Updated Information on Nine.

DECEMBER 26 2017
-Updated Nine's Color Map and Information.
-Updated Susanoo's Text Infomation.

NOVEMBER 23 2017
-Corrected errors in Rachel's Tiny Lobelias & George Color Map.

NOVEMBER 16 2017
-Added a Color Map for Rachel's Tiny Lobelias & Geroge.

NOVEMBER 15 2017
-Updated Izayoi's & Susanoo's Color Map.
-INCOMING UPDATE: Due to popular demand, we will be making text guides for ALL of the characters. Stay tuned for when they are released.

NOVEMBER 7 2017
-Added a link to join my buddy's Discord server.

NOVEMBER 6 2017
-Added a link to a Showcase Thread to show off your own custom colors!
-Added more information on extracting and replacing.

NOVEMBER 2 2017
-Added Information on Kagura.

NOVEMBER 1 2017
-Added Relius Astral Color Maps for Noel, Nu-13, & Lambda-11.

OCTOBER 28 2017
-Updated Amane's Color Map with effect information.

OCTOBER 17 2017
-Updated Nu-13 & Lambda-11's Color Map.

OCTOBER 14 2017
-Updated the links in the "Tools & .hpl files" section.

OCTOBER 13 2017
-Updated Nu-13's & Lambda-11's Color Maps.

OCTOBER 11 2017
-Added Effect Information for Tager.
-Added a section for the paint.net method for making your colors!
-Using paint.net to create your colors is my (SegGel2009) personal recommendation.

OCTOBER 10 2017
-Updated Mu-12's Color Map.
-Added Effect Information for Lambda-11.
-I need to upload the paint.net method soon.

OCTOBER 8 2017
-Added Effect Information for Mu.
-Updated Information on Ragna.

OCTOBER 7 2017
-Added Naoto's Overdrive State to his Color Map. Thanks to バナニャー for that.

SEPTEMBER 21 2017
-Updated Tager's Color Map.

SEPTEMBER 15 2017
-Updated Susanoo's Color Map.
-Added Effect Infomation for Jubei.

SEPTEMBER 14 2017
-Added Jubei's Color Map.

SEPTEMBER 4 2017
-Fixed a error in Hibiki's Color Map.

SEPTEMBER 3 2017
-Added a link for requests if this creating your own colors proves too difficult for you.
-Fixed Terumi's Color Map.

SEPTEMBER 1 2017
-Updated Information on Nu-13, Mu-12, & Lambda-11's Color Maps.

AUGUST 29 2017
-Added Izanami's Robe & Trinity Glassfille's Color Maps. Made by JAPANIZING BEAM!!!

AUGUST 28 2017
-Added which files are for effects with some characters.
-How did I forget to add that...?

AUGUST 26 2017
-Just realized that we have all of the character's sections now.

AUGUST 25 2017
-Changed the guide's thumbnail. Created by Dormin.

AUGUST 24 2017
-Added some extra images to the Welcome Section of the Guide.
-Updated Hazama's Color Map.

AUGUST 23 2017
-Added Arakune's Color Map. Huge thanks to Imperial March for creating that for us!
-Added the files you have to edit if you want to change certain NPC colors (Trinity for Jin & Platinum, Torakaka for Taokaka, & Izanami's Robe for um... Izanami) Thanks to Imperial March for also providing that for us!
-Does Izanami's Robe count as an NPC though?

AUGUST 21 2017
-Added Terumi's Color Map.

AUGUST 19 2017
-Reworked the whole tutorial section, and added pictures for better understanding.
-As always, feel free to ask in the comments section and report bugs if necessary.

AUGUST 15 2017
-Added Hi no Kagutsuchi's Color Map under Nine's section. (Credit to Imperial March for suggesting this)
-Corrected a major error in Hazama's Color Map.

AUGUST 6 2017
-Added Relius' Color Map.
-Edited Mu-12's Color Map.

JULY 29 2017
-Corrected a minor error on Platinum & Naoto's Color Map.

JULY 27 2017
-Added Tsubaki's Color Map.

JULY 26 2017
-Added Rachel's & Valkenhayn's Color Maps.

JULY 23 2017
-Added Azrael & Kagura's Color Map.

JULY 22 2017
-Added Taokaka's Section to the guide.
-Added Bang & Carl's Color Maps.
-Updated Noel's Color Map.
-NOTE: I had to change part of Carl's Color Map due to part of his Color Map conflicting with Nirvana's.

JULY 21 2017
-Corrected a error on Es's Color Map.

JULY 19 2017
-Added Tager & Izayoi's sections to the guide.

JULY 17 2017
-Added Nu-13, Mu-12 & Lambda-11's sections to the guide.
-Murakumo Unit Day I guess.

JULY 17 2017
-Slightly Modified Ragna, Hibiki, Naoto & Mai's Color Map.

JULY 13 2017
-Corrected an error in Mai's Color Map.

JULY 12 2017
-Added a Color Map for Kokonoe.

JULY 7 2017
-Added a Color Map for Litchi & Amane.

JULY 2 2017
-Added a Color Map for Celica, Hibiki, & Nine.

JUNE 28 2017
-Added a Color Map for Jin, Platinum, Izanami and Es.

JUNE 7 2017
-Added a Color Map for Naoto.

JUNE 3 2017
-Color Map images now detail more specifically what colors goes in what line & column. This should make it easier to create your own colors.
-So far we have Ragna, Noel, Hakumen, Hazama, Makoto, Bullet, Susanoo, & Mai
-We will have everyone else's up sometime in the future. We ask for your patience.
-Now if only it was easier to copy the images from the Steam browser...

MAY 30 2017
-Added crucial info on the "Extracting .hpl files" section.
-I apologize for any inconveniences caused.

MAY 23 2017
-Added Noel's & Bullet's section.

MAY 11 2017
-Added a link in the "Opening .hpl files in HxDen" section.

MAY 10 2017
-Added Kagura's section.

MAY 7 2017
-Added Legal Stuff so nobody can rip this off.
-I appreciate the use of this guide for entertainment purposes.
-But please do not plagerize the contents of this guide and pretend you were the one who wrote it.
-We came first.

MAY 6 2017
-Changed the guide thumbnail, created by my partner Dormin.

MAY 5 2017
-Added Bang, Carl, Hazama, Relius, Susano'o and Makoto sections.
-Happy Birthday Carl.

MAY 2 2017
-Added Terumi's section.
-I'm losing track of my dates.

MAY 1 2017
-Added Celica & Naoto's section.
-Added an extra reference for Mai's section.

APRIL 30 2017
-Added Hakumen's Section.
-Also added Nine's Section as a little Birthday Treat.
-Happy Birthday Nine.

APRIL 29 2017
-Guide first published, yay.
-Initial cast includes Ragna, Jin, Platinum, Azrael, Hibiki, Es & Mai.
-More chars coming soon.
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120 Comments
HanVond May 4 @ 3:42pm 
Idk if this thread is still active but, i'm having trouble on using the hex editor. I dont understand how to use it properly,and couldn't get the hang of it reading the guide itself, can anybody help?
Program_C.D May 17, 2020 @ 5:20am 
is there a discord for this stuff? Me and a buddy are trying to make our own colors, and my buddy doesn't know how to do it, but I figured it out and i want to show off some colors I worked on. I finished my Kagura and i am working on his Naoto.
Restriction Apr 19, 2019 @ 3:04pm 
Hello, I know this thread is long since dead but I just wanted to try my luck and ask if there is any way to change the colors on the effects of some of Terumi's specials as well as the aura when he gains heat, since I edited XX.01 and it only changes some of them and I couldn't find anything in the other hpl files.
Also wanted to say that I absolutely love this guide and appreciate all the work you put into it, making custom palettes has become one of my favorite hobbies. Thanks!
SegGel2009  [author] Dec 1, 2018 @ 11:55pm 
@Elfezen
I've just published a heavily revised version of the tutorial. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
SegGel2009  [author] Nov 9, 2018 @ 10:25am 
@Elfezen
Ah that's what you meant. Yeah, I can create one for her when I get the chance.
Elfezen Nov 9, 2018 @ 12:33am 
Yes i meant for example above Es and Susanoo the guide has details on what line is what part of their body (like line 20 being hair) etc, it would be great if Taokaka's section also had the details of what line contributes to what part of her, if it isn't possible it's ok the colors themselves are enough to figure out each part.
SegGel2009  [author] Nov 8, 2018 @ 4:14pm 
@Elfezen
Unfortunately, everything listed under Taokaka's Color Guide is all of the customization points the game reads for her color scheme. I can't add any more customization points to her than the ones listed on her Color Guide.
Elfezen Nov 8, 2018 @ 7:07am 
Ok thanks, just one last thing if sometime you could also add the more detailed references for Taokaka's numbers because she is a popular character and a lot of people would benefit from this guide to costumize her into their own ''kaka'' characters.
SegGel2009  [author] Nov 5, 2018 @ 10:41pm 
@Elfezen
Thank you for providing feedback. I will revise my guide sometime soon to address the issues you have pointed out.
Reysol Oct 7, 2018 @ 4:22pm 
Something I want to point out for Makoto is that line D0 Column 1 and 2 are for inside her mouth.