Forum:SSB4 head icons

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Here's the deal. SSB4-U textures are being ripped and I have the head icons. They are exactly the same as the 3DS ones (even the same size, at 64x64px) - but with two caveats. One, they're of slightly higher quality; look at the 3DS head icons and you'll see compression artifacts that the Wii U ones don't have. Two, Pac-Man is in a notably different pose (with his other arm showing); no other character has a noticable difference.

So, here we need to decide what exactly to do. To lay everything out, SSB4 has a sum total of 3 head icon sets:

  1. The 3DS ones that we currently have.
  2. The Wii U ones, which are of higher quality (though probably imperceptible when used at reduced size), and with a single character (Pac-Man) in a clearly different pose.
  3. The mini 3DS ones, which are unique and 16x16px, but have no potential usage on-wiki other than maybe a "this is what they look like" on the alt costume page.

No matter what we do, we need to have both of Pac-Man's because they're notably different. So: Should we upload the entirety of sets 1 and 2 (with "SSB4-3" and "SSB4-U" names) just because of this? Does Pac-Man get a unique "SSB4-3" set while everyone's heads are just "SSB4"? Do we care about set 3? Toomai Glittershine ??? The Cloronic 19:02, 10 February 2015 (EST)

I think we should upload all of the Wii U ones as just SSB4 (so that we dont have to change them everywhere they appear), and then upload Pac-Man's 3DS one as a seperate file and add it only to the Pac-Man (SSB4) page (or anywhere else it would be worth putting). FirstaLasto 21:53, 10 February 2015 (EST)
I'm failing to see why we wouldn't want to just have both, with the head icon template defaulting "SSB4" to "SSB4-U" unless specified to the 3DS version. Miles (talk) 21:59, 10 February 2015 (EST)
Oh, if thats possible, then sure, makes sense. FirstaLasto 22:01, 10 February 2015 (EST)
The reason why we might not want to have both of 1 and 2 is that, aside from Pac-Man, there is no practical difference between the two, and thus one of them will go almost completely unused. Toomai Glittershine ??? The Sharp 22:26, 10 February 2015 (EST)
They'd be good to have around for reference purposes, and it would technically be more accurate to use the 3DS head icons for early SSB4 tourneys on the 3DS, for example. Miles (talk) 22:28, 10 February 2015 (EST)
In all honesty, I don't see why the other characters should have an extra file when they don't really need it; that being said, I'd say use all the Wii U head icons on the main character box, but put a trivia point over here and show the 3DS head sprite in the same section to show the difference (akin to these two sections). I do support Miles's proposal, however, where we would use the 3DS head sprites for older 3DS tournaments. AidanzapunkSignaturesmall.PNGAidan the Aura Master 09:18, 11 February 2015 (EST)