Game Palettes for Modding

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Palette for Heroes of Might and Magic 2

The original KB.PAL file in HEROES2.AGG has the palette colors defined in values in one fourth of the actual values shown in the screen as the game has colors in 6-bit. The extracted palette below has this corrected by using the algorithm used by DOSBox to go from 6-bit to 8-bit: C8 = (C6 << 2) | ((C6 & 0x30) >> 4).

HoMM II palette

The first and last ten entries of the palette are unused and are black. To reduce confusion I've added community color values from the alternate palette that is also available below.

Palette indexes 214 – 221 and 231 – 241 are used for color cycling:

  • Red: 214 – 217
  • Yellow: 218 – 221
  • Water: 231 – 237
  • Blue: 238 – 241

More information on AGG files.

Here are also backup downloads for AGG1Extractor.zip and AGG2Extractor.zip which once existed at Terry Butler's site.

Also thanks to grave-y (Heroes of Might and Reddit discord) for info!

Alternative palette

This is a palette I found from heroes2_in-game_graphic.rar at HoMM2.com.

HoMM II palette

It might be more useful for community tools as it contains additional colors for transparent background (cyan at index 0) and shadow color (magenta). However I haven't worked with HoMM2 tools (yet) so for now this is just a speculative find for me.

Original color values

These are the values in KB.PAL:

Palettes for The Settlers II

Version 1.51

These palettes include the color gradients for each color which were used to provide texture shading.

Greenland

The Settlers 2 Gold Edition Greenland palette

Wasteland

The Settlers 2 Gold Edition Wasteland palette

Winter World

The Settlers 2 Gold Edition Winter World palette

Version 1.01

Original release of the game had bugs in the color gradients: palette had been updated with new colors, but gradient table had not been updated.

Greenland

The Settlers 2 Veni, Vidi, Vici Greenland palette

Wasteland

The Settlers 2 Veni, Vidi, Vici Wasteland palette

Version 0.16

This is the palette in the beta release.

Greenland

The Settlers 2 Beta Greenland palette

Wasteland

The Settlers 2 Beta Wasteland palette

Palettes for Transport Tycoon Deluxe

DOS version palette.

Transport Tycoon Deluxe palette

The following images are backups from Transport Tycoon Wiki just in case the site goes down or is not accessible.

DOS

Transport Tycoon Deluxe DOS palette

Windows

Transport Tycoon Deluxe Windows palette

Compiled by Oskar Eisemuth

Differences between DOS and Windows

Transport Tycoon Deluxe DOS & Windows palette differences

Player colors

Transport Tycoon Deluxe player colors

Compiled by George.