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CHAPTER 1 : what the FUCK is a .DMI

Alright, so you want to be a spriter? Well, before you even begin to make a thing, you'll need a few programs and learn a few terms first :

getsharex.com - ShareX. You'll be making a lot of screenshots, so use this. It's free and open-source, and doesn't go through any third party bullshit so you can upload straight to Discord.

Dream-maker - Byond stuff maker program. To access, go to BYOND in your desktop. Right-click, and click on go to file location. You'll find dreammaker.exe there.

Open it, and go to File in the top left corner. Click New to make new files. We'll be mostly dealing in .dmi's.

.DMI - Dream-maker Image. What we'll be using for our sprites.

CHAPTER 1.1 : Ere' we go, Ere' we go, Ere' we go!

Alright, now with all these pre-requisites out of the way, now we can begin actually making...a sprite.

Open up dreammaker.exe (you'll find the instructions to get there in CH 1.)

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After you open it up, it should look like this.

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Then all you gotta do is move on up to

FILE and then click NEW ENVIROMENT. Name it whatever, place it wherever.  <----- pretty important please look at this

 

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A prompt like this should come up. Select .dmi, press OK and we can move on.

It should look like this now. (not including informative ms-paint information) ( If it doesn't look like this, you probably need to update BYOND and/or DreamMaker. )

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After clicking that, well, you should end up here.

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After making your sprite and pressing the back button, try right clicking!

The buttons are kinda self-explanatory. Test them out!

Alright, so we've learnt how to navigate BYOND DREAMMAKER in this chapter. 

Next will be getting to know your tools. Until then!

( also, plugging my super secret spriter club. PM me on discord at alsoandanswer#6999 for details. )

 

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CHAPTER 3 : BASIC (sprite) SHAPE AND COLOR THEORY (a lot less complex than it sounds)

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CHAPTER 4 (actually tweaking game files)

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CHAPTER 5 ( github? I don't even know her! )

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CHAPTER 7 ( oh SHIT, a MERGE ERROR )

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