What palette does MESEN use?

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What palette does MESEN use?

Post by gravelstudios » Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:51 am

Does anybody know where MESEN's default palette came from? I ask because I'd like to use it as the default palette for my emulator/game as well, and I'm not sure whether I'd need permission or something from whoever made it initially. On one hand, it's just a palette...192 bytes of data. on the other hand, I don't want anybody to feel like I'm trying to steal anything. Thanks.

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Re: What palette does MESEN use?

Post by Controllerhead » Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:05 am

Mesen is GNU licensed: https://github.com/SourMesen/Mesen/blob/master/LICENSE

You can export the default palette, and import other ones as well. Options -> Video -> Palette (tab) -> Export Palette

The exported .pal file viewed in a hex editor represents each color in 3-byte RGB format in order.

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Re: What palette does MESEN use?

Post by gravelstudios » Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:54 pm

OK, thanks. That pretty much sums it up. I already exported MESEN's default palette and was already using it in my project. I just wanted to make sure nobody was going to get mad at me for doing so.

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