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Twisted metal black character select screen.
06/05/18 at 17:34:23
 
Yo does anyone know if its possible to zoom out of the character select screen in black? I know Im not the only one who wants to see all the detail with the  chaos in the background when you pick you character. Ive always wanted to see everyone I played it back in 2001.
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Re: Twisted metal black character select screen.
Reply #1 - 06/06/18 at 07:13:15
 
Thats not possible. That is a rendered movie clip. One size. I was able to extract the video file so you can pause it and see the detail but as far as zooming. Impossible.
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Reply #2 - 06/17/18 at 03:36:26
 
Heres the truck that I was able to extract and remap.

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Re: Twisted metal black character select screen.
Reply #3 - 06/18/18 at 01:43:17
 
Just in case these are of any interest...


Unused character select FMVs for Warhawk exist in TMB/O. I've provided screenshots of them below (taken directly from the PSS files).

Driver profile screen (\MOV\C116.PSS):
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Vehicle select screen (\MOV\C116_CS.PSS):
First frame Last frame
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On another note, the character portraits in story mode's loading screens normally only show the side of each character's face. But the game actually contains full loading screen portraits for every character. Widescreen hacks can be used to unveil most of their faces.

The screenshots below demonstrate a normal story mode loading screen vs a widescreen one. Please note that even though the thumbnails below both look identical, the full-size versions of those images look significantly different from each other. The image hosting service I used truncated the left/right sides of the thumbnail images it generated. Click the thumbnail links to see the full-size versions.


Normal Widescreen
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Re: Twisted metal black character select screen.
Reply #4 - 06/18/18 at 17:46:39
 
FuckTwistedMetal wrote on 06/06/18 at 07:13:15:
Thats not possible. That is a rendered movie clip. One size. I was able to extract the video file so you can pause it and see the detail but as far as zooming. Impossible.


It's too bad, because I realize what they're asking. It may not be contained on the disk, but it was clearly part of an interconnected mural that would look really cool.
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Reply #5 - 07/05/18 at 17:25:55
 
Hey man can I get a link to see all the widescreen hacks for the characters? Having a hard time finding them.
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Reply #6 - 07/07/18 at 03:17:18
 
Yes Smiley!

I've just created a gallery of "clean" story mode loading screens that only show speed limit posts and full character portraits.


Gallery:

JunkyardDog Brimstone Outlaw Mr. Grimm
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Roadkill Crazy 8 Spectre Darkside
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Shadow YellowJacket Axel WartHog
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ManSlaughter SweetTooth Minion Warhawk
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The screenshots were taken in PCSX2 v1.5.0-dev-2174-g9c8a48f38. Used the GSdx plugin in OpenGL hardware mode at a custom resolution of 2520x1080.

Also created and used the following hacks to make the screenshots as useful as possible:
  • Modified the menu's aspect ratio to 21:9 in order to reveal the portraits in their entirety.
  • Hid the loading screen's background images.
  • Hid the "LOADING" box. It normally covers a portion of some characters' portraits. It seems to be tightly integrated with the loading screen's bottom background image.
  • Disabled the menu's film dirt filter since it sometimes leaves leftover dirt on top of the portraits.
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Re: Twisted metal black character select screen.
Reply #7 - 07/07/18 at 16:45:22
 
Thank you so much my friend.
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Reply #8 - 07/08/18 at 01:35:38
 
You're welcome Smiley!

Although... it turns out there's even more to see. I've just noticed that the bottom of the portraits are also normally positioned off-screen.

Here's a full set of revised screenshots with a higher vertical resolution. They're at a 2.1:1 aspect ratio (2520x1200 resolution).


Revised gallery:

JunkyardDog Brimstone Outlaw Mr. Grimm
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Roadkill Crazy 8 Spectre Darkside
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Shadow YellowJacket Axel WartHog
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ManSlaughter SweetTooth Minion Warhawk
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PS:
In Black (ManSlaughter)'s portrait, his shoulders look unusually small compared to his head. Other portrayals of him in TMB's character select menu and FMVs use much larger shoulders that look more accurate.
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