Color Mode

Pixel Vision 8 supports two color modes: direct and palette. Direct color mode is probably the easiest mode to work in. This allows you to define all of the colors and it even supports multiple instances of the same color. When in direct color mode, PV8 will index the sprites based on the first color it finds as it goes through the sprite’s pixel data. For more advanced users, you’ll want to switch over to palette mode. You can do this at any time from the drop-down menu by selecting the Toggle Mode option.

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When switching between color modes, the Color Tool needs to modify the system colors. You’ll see the following warning when switching to palette mode.

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You can learn more about palettes in the Palette Mode section of this documentation.