Note: The female w/ breasts variant has been Merged into ModFattiesRaces,
but I’ll likely post a one bodytype patch for whomever wants that version with the mod instead.
Okay, well, seems like Starbound is more stubborn about having the sprites replaced this time around, even though it worked flawlessly with the Lycanroc stuff. Oh well, at least the sprites in general have been uploaded, so guess if you want only Elites with Male fat sprites, just go ahead and spawn exclusively the males or something uwu. Plus, the base male Hylotl chest admittedly lends itself well to growing boob fat as far as it’s pectoral shape goes, so it doesn’t look as strange as I initially thought it would!
Alrighty! Felt motivated enough and had a decent amount of time to knock it all out so here it is, one download link that has elite with breasts at higher weight levels and one that has them without breasts. I would have used the method @willsir13 suggested, but since the problem would then be transferred to the NPCs, they’ve ultimately remained their own separate files, but the suggestion was appreciated anyway so thank you!
Anyway, my post below introduces the race decently enough so only thing left for me to do is give credits, which of course goes to Dispatch for the base fat sprites that the parts are made up of. Likewise, credit for the race itself goes to those seen as the authors in the linked mod and the original creator that the initial assets came from.
So, with that all said and done, here are the links and enjoy, regardless of which version you decide to use! Included slight description fixes too so feel free to redownload if you actually care about my random descriptions for the armors~.
Female Sangheili with Female Fat Sprites:
Female Sangheili with Male Fat Sprites:
…oh and, uh, go ahead and keep voting in the poll if you want. I literally have no further use for it whatsoever, but…guess I may as well see what happens since it’s still up~.
Summary: I plan to add Sangheili support, but am currently only using the male fat style for both genders due to the original race sprite also using a single body type. If you’re interested in this race, vote in the poll below after the “RESUME FROM HERE”.
So yeah, assuming any of you are actually interested in them, those towering space aliens from the Halo series that were likely the source of most of your deaths in the game? They’ve been a part of a Starbound Halo mod for a long while, as seen here, but through the power of “sprite recoloring”, they can now become bigger than they’ve ever been. Behold:
(Ignore the square on the breasts, that’s a particle effect that I couldn’t quite remove for the snapshot ): )
Just to explain the process a bit, these particular fat sprites were made through the mixing of the hylotl upper body and avali lower half that the original body seems to be based off of respectively. However, the fatty and blob sizes begin to take much more from the avali sprite, with the fatty size having the belly sprites replaced with the hylotl, but still following the avali file format. So overall, I’d rather not take much credit for the fat sprites this time around since more work just went into making minor edits to make the two different parts blend together without looking…weird.
So what is the problem, you ask? Well, allow me to post yet another image.
As you’ve surely noticed, both genders use the same, boobless sprite. As far as I know, perhaps female Sangheili really don’t have breasts – assuming they’ve ever shown up in the series at all. Regardless, it is for this reason why the fat sprites for them are also the same, using the male variant because admitedly it’d look weird to me if these flat-chested aliens suddenly had fairly large breasts at, like, the first level of fat, and vice-versa if a male species had breasts that suddenly shrunk once they got fat. And yet…I’d rather not straight-up ignore the possible desire that people may have for Sangheili with prominent boob fat, which now leads to the poll below.
-RESUME FROM HERE-
Should I use the breast spritesheet anyway or adhere to the original race’s style and keep both genders the same in look? I don’t expect many votes and I plan to release them very soon, so keeping the poll to two weeks from now.
- Keep the flat-breast variant.
- Make a breast variant.
(Ignore my vote, only voted so I can see the results early~)
There’s a certain type of data I’m trying to get from this poll though, so all I ask is that you only vote on the poll if you actually have an interest in playing as the race, but I’m not going to beat you up irl if you decide to vote without interest in them anyway so do whatever your heart tells you too uwu.
With all that said, I appreciate both the reading of this post and any votes I get on the poll so that I know how to go about this. I’m certainly not losing sleep or it or anything, it’s not THAT big of a problem, but I’d just like insight as to what people would prefer the most in this scenario. Admittedly, I recolored the sprites because I’m personally a big fan of the race, but would still like to keep other people’s opinions/interests in mind, too!