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Entity Editing and that stuff. (Maniac Editor)

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So. I'm making this personal mod for a group of friends. I am trying to make new Badniks for some zones. 
Me being a guy who doesn't know how to mod that much I know very little about creating entirely new entities and HEX edit them. (I assume they're made by HEX editing and that crap.)
I go into a sprite sheet. Or. A .gif file of the Enemies and I make a new enemy within the sprite sheet.
Then I decide to copy a .BIN file of an existing enemy. (I'm using a Spiny from Chemical Plant Zone for this one)
I edit the .BIN file using the RSDK Animation editor which worked out great for me. 
Opening Maniac Editor. (The newest version I believe. I have the Positivity version. Not gonna lie. It is pretty positive!)  I import the original Spiny.BIN file from Chemical Plant into the Zone I want it inside. This being Titanic Monarch Zone. 
It appears normally inside Maniac Editor but in game it appears as a Spiny with a Titanic Monarch paint job. ...Gone wrong. 
My problem is that I want my sprite to appear over the Spiny. Which isnt happening. It is on Maniac Editor but not in the game itself, You know what I mean? 
It's kinda hard to explain since this is a private mod...
Thanks in advance.
-Rando

P.S. I am also trying to avoid affecting the Spiny in Chemical Plant Zone. I just want it changed in this zone. 
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    There's several things wrong with your post.

    1. Positivity doesn't work properly in the newer versions, CarJem has a version that's been constantly updated for a better UI, ease of access and overall utility.
    2. You can't even make custom enemies period. If we could, we could make custom bosses and turn the game on it's head, making it get on it's knees and do as we say.
    3. Copying a .bin file does nothing. If it wasn't in the original game, it can't be manipulated. Which is why you commonly see people reusing the game's current stage and sprite folders. You either edit the original or you get nothing. (The exception is for sprite files, you can add more sheets with the animation editor, which is why you commonly see a Sonic5 or Sonic6.gif.)
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