Wonder of wonders, we actually have new content! How exciting.
This update comes courtesy of the Mod Gen team. No, unfortunately none of them are back, but we are taking an active effort to keep the project's remains alive by having them part of the collection. Big thanks goes to OmegaSonic for filling in the gaps. We may still have more to upload soon enough so stay tuned.
There are also a couple updates of some older sheets. Credit to Lost3DBlastFan for those. We also have one new custom background provided to us by Dolphman.
That's all I got. Stay tuned for more.
Hey you! Yeah you! I see you reading this. If you or someone you love have some good sprites lying around, why don't you head over to our Discord and share the love. What have you got to lose? Matter of fact, what are you still reading this for? Join NOW!!!
I apologize for this late update. Though I like to update every Friday, sometimes life gets ahead of me and real world matter take precedence. We are back on track though, this time with some new Sonic Mania sheets curtesy of Dolphman. We also have a new addition by our recent member Void, as well as an old archive submission by Lost3DBlastFan. Here is the breakdown:
That's all for now.
For anyone new browsing this page, if you have any personal rips or custom sprites of your own, hop onto the Discord and submit your work. We would love to add more cool original work to this collection.
Yeah, we have a metric ton of new sprites. This week we are showcasing new content courtesy of our members. Before that, here are some older sheets added for archival purposes:
The Old - Big thank you to Lost3DBlastFan for combing through the old archives and finding some missing gems.
Our first sheet is brought to you by SonicKast. A custom Metal Sonic sheet:
Next on our list is a custom Sonic sheet by Kris, with a second addtion to the Sonic Expanded series with Sonic Expanded 2.
For those that have been lurking on on the MFZ for a long time, you may remember sheets uploaded by Nova-Nebulas. Here are a few new sheets that he's made since the old archive:
Finally, we have a large addition to the Machinary, Custom BG's and Items section, courtesy of Jebo14. A big thank you for letting us host your sheets:
Big, BIG thank you to all our contributors who continue to improve the quality of this collection. All your work is much appriciated.
Until next week
After a couple weeks of getting myself situated, I finally got around to posting our second major addition to the archive. A big shout out and thank you to Dolphman for contributing most of the sheets you see here. I'm sure many of you are aware on how much time goes into ripping and organizing these sheets. Not to mention that a lot of what you see involved other contributors. These sheets provide major additions to the Badnik, Items & Icons and Eggman sections, along with a couple of very cool custom background sheets.
Here's what we got:
Also in this update is a special addition of a another Sonic sprite sheet made by Shinbaloonba. We Have decided to add this piece in support of continuing his legacy, and making sure his work is not forgotten.
That's all for now.
After finishing the majority of the archive, I finally got around to putting up the first update. From now on, each new icon will be disgnated with a *new* symbol, kinda like this:
We have a lot of items new and old added this update. Here's what we got:
Special thanks to TheBlurCafe, MotorRoach and Kast for hunting these down for me.
Suggestions are now open on our Discord for anyone who would like to add to the archive. The forums are also still available for any uploads. I will endeavor to update our archive every Friday, but no promises.
Well folks it's happened, the old Mystical Forest Archive has finally been restored. Many hours of hard work were put into this project. I honestly had no understanding of how taxing this process would be until I was way over my head in tedious icon creating. In all, it took two months to recreate the 1000+ icons in the collection, a fair amount of time for me considering I work full time and pursue other hobbies. My initial excitement motivated me in the beginning, but the small community of memebers who have began to use this resource has kept me pushing through the growling process. I have to admit that after awhile this became more of a chore than something I enjoyed.
Regardless, I think a lot of people will appreciate having this back. New sprite additions will help make this resource more useful, as well as give us some healthy goals to work towards. There are so many spriters who have created their own projects while the MFZ was gone. Some of these sheets have also been improved. Not to mention that Sega released Sonic Mania a couple years ago, opening the floodgates of hundreds of moders creating sprites for the game. While the old archive has been restored, this is only the beginning of more things to come.
As a side note, I have left the archive counter at 99% since there were a number of sheets I was not able to locate during my archiving. If any of you would care to help me find them,
I have attached a text document listing the names of these sheets and their sections.
Edit: An official list has been added to the Discord under #bounties. Join the fun damn it.
So what can be expected in the next couple weeks?
First the suggestions process needs an overhaul. Admitedly I'm a bit embarrassed to invite any more members until there is a solid process for suggesting sheets to the collection. During this week I will be creating general sheet guidelines, a step-by-step guide for suggesting a sheet and preparing our Discord to handle this process in an organized way.
Second will be scouting out talent. My ultimate goal for our community is that we will become a hub for Sonic spriters, comic makers and game developers alike. A place where creators can come together to share their work and contribute to the archive. I believe that the more artists we can host, the better our site will become as a resource for creators to use. I have a vision for many more things to come, and I'm hoping that along the way I can share that passion with others who feel the same way.
As a kid, spriting was an exciting hobby that gave me an outlet for my creativity. I've made so many valuable friendships through the years thanks to sites like the MFZ. I hope as I continue this project, that the same will happen for all of you.
Hope you all are doing well. Happy Tuesday!
As we get closer to completing the archive, this update log will be used to showcase progress on new additions added to the collection. Keep it lit boys.