Another thing I wanted to mention here and was wondering if you've noticed--- there's a texture in counterstrike that appears nowhere in DLE's pallet. Its the white ceiling in the beginning of level 19. It looks exactly like the texture called "rock346" (which is in DLE) but with all the green taken out so that its just white. Take a look. Rock346 is a very light pastel green like you'd see in the ice levels (I'm pretty sure its also on the 4 pillars in the starting room of level 1). So the green one is available, but the white version is not. Is there a way to replace a wall texture in DLE with a modified one? Because that's what I'm thinking they did in counterstrike. I'm guessing this is just a matter of modifying and then importing the texture file just like I do the hxm ones. What would this entail?
The texture is the very same, but you see it in a different color on level 19 as it uses a different color palette (without the green tones) designed for Baloris Prime levels.
D2 includes 6 palettes in total with different shadings for several textures. Even if they are the same, they look slightly different on each palette option.
To change the palette of the level, go to 'settings' tab in DLE, and on the D2 PIG field, select the PIG file you want to use (each PIG file represents a different color palette).
A quick guide to PIG/Palettes:Groupa.pig -
It is the palette used on levels 1 to 4 of counterstrike. It's a mostly neutral one, that makes the ice textures looks slightly greenish (like rock346), the lava and red rock ones well balanced (they look orange/reddish enough), good grays, etc. Most green textures are a bit more blueish than usual on this one.Water.pig -
This one is used on levels 5 to 8 of counterstrike.
It has better greens, and most importantly, it has very nice blue/cerulean tones for water and water-ish textures. It's the best one for water levels.
The lava may look a bit more pinkish, and the ice textures (like rock346) are white with slight purplish tones.Fire.pig -
This is used on levels 9 to 12.
This one has the best reds of all palettes, very intense and beautiful if you ask me.
It also has the best lava textures, and a not so bad water color and nice greens here and there.
However the shading of very orange textures (like the ones on Baloris Prime levels) are a bit more yellowish and dull, and it totally lacks good shading for greenish/blueish textures (like ices).Ice.pig -
Used on levels 13 to 16.
This has the best Ice texture colors. i.e. Rock346 has a subtle green/blue shade to it, some interesting blueish ones, and also features the best purples.
The water is a bit greenish on this one. It's not very good for red/orange/yellow textures.
Used on levels 17 to 20.
This one features excellent orange, brown and golden colors. It has also very nice lava colors.
Ice looks white (exactly as you saw it on level 19), water looks purplish, greens and blues are not very good.Alien2.pig -
Used on levels 21 to 24.
This last one is designed for use with strong green shades, mainly. It has the most intense green colors of all the palettes, but again,
it lacks good shading for red, orange, yellow and blue. Water is purplish again, and ice is white.
So, a resume for best use of the several palettes:Groupa - General purpose
Water - Cerulean,green, optimized for water levels
Fire - Red, optimized for fire levels
Ice - Greenish/blueish white, optimized for ice levels
Alien1 - Orange,brown,golden, optimized for desert levels
Alien2 - Intense green, optimized for alien and mossy/forest levels