I wanted to try something with the HUD, so I made something.
Inspired by the Sonic Advance series as well as Sonic Heroes (and Sonic 3 for the life icons), here is my version of Sonic Mania's hud !
The mod include two versions, one to be used with ICA and the the other without. (Note that all of my mods afterward will probably require ICA, tho.)
The HUD uses the character's palette !
Same as ICA, if you want to edit the HUD's .gif for your mod, simply copy the apropriate file / folder inside your mod and set it under "Custom HUD" in the mod list of your loader. (And link them to this page for the mod, in case they uses ICA or not, the .gif files are common for both)
EDIT : Apparently, the priority in "Mania Mod Studio" works the opposite way, If you use it, you should have the mod appear above it (and above ICA).
EDIT 2 : Added a version without the triangle on the top/left corner !
I like the idea of the HUD, I love how the pallet's connected to the characters, but my only gripe is the triangle in the top left corner is a bit distracting to me, plus it can hide hazards and badniks, especially if you're backtracking.