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#1 Mar 31, 2014 2:45 AM

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Spyro's yellow nose

This was one thing that I always thought was strange. Whenever you would free a dragon Spyro's nose would turn yellow. Was this some sort of glitch?


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#2 Mar 31, 2014 5:18 AM

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Re: Spyro's yellow nose

i never noticed that. i'm looking at gameplay right now and it's not happening there, either.


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#3 Mar 31, 2014 12:23 PM

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Re: Spyro's yellow nose

Are you from the US? Maybe this is only a regional thing. That, or I own a messed up copy. lol But I will note that this is the Greatest Hits version. I don't know if that makes a difference or not.

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#4 Mar 31, 2014 5:18 PM

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Re: Spyro's yellow nose

oh; i was looking for something way more obvious. tongue

i wondered about that too. combined with the voice, it made it seem kind of like he had a cold.


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#5 Mar 31, 2014 5:52 PM

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Re: Spyro's yellow nose

Maybe it has something to do with it switching to "cutscene mode" when you rescue the dragons. Like, since they only have to use preplanned animations, they put in some extra shading or something that they thought would make it look better.

I really have no idea what I'm talking about here, so there's a very good chance that this doesn't make any sense.


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#6 Mar 31, 2014 8:57 PM

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Re: Spyro's yellow nose

I think I kind of get what you're saying. lol You're saying they may have attempted to make Spyro look more detailed by adding gradients of some sort?


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#7 Apr 01, 2014 5:14 AM

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Re: Spyro's yellow nose

Since it's a prerendered cutscene, they treat it as a mini movie. Cut scenes always have better graphics, because the only stress is playing a movie, literally.


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#8 Apr 01, 2014 7:56 AM

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Re: Spyro's yellow nose

You're actually right, Stormy. I don't know if it was used in the case of this game, but a lot of games enhance the graphics during cutscenes, as only during gameplay is framerate imperative to be over 15 - 20 frames per second. If the game is playing a cutscene, they can get away with making the framerate lower, as it's like watching a movie; most movies are in 15 or so frames per second.


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#9 Apr 01, 2014 9:34 AM

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Re: Spyro's yellow nose

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Since it's a prerendered cutscene, they treat it as a mini movie. Cut scenes always have better graphics, because the only stress is playing a movie, literally.

I don't think those are prerendered.

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#10 Apr 01, 2014 1:59 PM

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Re: Spyro's yellow nose

I've been wondering about that yellow colour from time to time when playing O.o

Yeah, they're certainly not pre-rendered. If it was, they would surely have done something with the affine texture rendering.

Maybe they had two different models for Spyro, a gameplay one, and one rigged differently for more expressive animation, based on an earlier model with a very slight difference in the colour scheme, and then they didn't bother making them look the same in the end?
Or maybe the models have a limited number of colours, and they had to use one of Spyro's colour slots to use on all the dragon models? (I doubt it, really xD)

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#11 May 17, 2014 8:38 AM

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Re: Spyro's yellow nose

Judging by the first dragon in Dark Hollow as seen here:
I would venture a guess that Sparx is in fact "hidden" inside Spyro's head during these cutscenes. Perhaps try rescuing some dragons with him being blue, green and gone and see if it makes a difference?

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#12 May 17, 2014 2:25 PM

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Re: Spyro's yellow nose

I think it's a lighting effect, actually. That yellowish spot is still there afterwards, but it's hardly noticeable when you get back into game mode.


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#13 May 17, 2014 4:00 PM

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Re: Spyro's yellow nose

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