[Tutorial] Menu Background Palette

A Tutorial for Sonic Mania

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Are you tired of the already old Mania menus? Have no frustration! This tutorial will help you on how to edit the menus to the way you wanted it to be!

[Background Color Palette Editing]
In Sonic Mania, the palettes for the menu backgrounds are not stored in regular "Sprites" nor "Stages" folder. Instead, the palette is stored in a object file! Luckily, we can still edit the files by using a hex editor.

  • Step 1: Open a Hex Editor. (I use HxD Hex Editor.)
  • Step 2: Load a file named "BD3DF348C7BC63FF3F5529F2E33F9CFE.bin"
    (Location: Data / Objects / Static)
  • Step 3: Edit away ~!
  • Here are the color locations:
    Main Menu Background: 0x0D to 0x0F (00 C8 F0)
    Main Menu Circle 1: 1x01 to 1x03 (18 8C F0)
    Main Menu Circle 2: 1x05 to 1x07 (B0 A0 80)
    Time Attack / Competition Background: 1x09 to 1x0B (A0 D8 50)
    Time Attack / Competition Circle 1: 1x0D to 1x0F (18 90 F0)
    Time Attack / Competition Circle 2: 2x01 to 2x03 (68 38 C8)
    Save Select Background: 2x05 to 2x07 (B0 A0 80)
    Save Select Circle 1: 2x09 to 2x0B (28 70 F0)
    Save Select Circle 2: 2x0D to 2x0F (A0 D8 50)

    Great! Now we can edit the values easier! But wait, the palette looks off for some reason.. That's because Sonic Mania is sorting out the values from Blue, Green, to Red. HTML File is sorted by Red, Green, to Blue. So if we switch the values of Blue and Red in the HTML, you should be able to get your result! So just to note:

    DO: Blue, Green, Red
    NOT: Red, Green, Blue


    Here's an example!
    Here is the original:


    Now if we add edit from 00 C8 F0 to FF C8 F0, (basically adding more blue), we'll get this:


    Have fun!

    (Menu UI Tutorial coming soon..)
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      It's worth noting that the next 3 sets of addresses are for the Save Select menu background:

      Save Select Background: 2x05 to 2x07 (B0 A0 80)
      Save Select Circle 1: 2x09 to 2x0B (28 70 F0)
      Save Select Circle 2: 2x0D to 2x0F (A0 D8 50)

      Also worth noting is that Circle 1 (orange in the screenshots) is underneath Circle 2 (bluish gray in the screenshots).
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      Is there a tutorial on how to edit the main menu to change its layout and add custom images? 
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