This Lugia is so weird. It's original resolution is 64x64. I checked the original file as well as the file resaved in GIMP, and I can't find anything wrong. I inspected it with a hex editor, cropped it, changed the frame ordering, but Mastodon refused to take it. It's only after I sized it up to 256x256 that Mastodon accepted it

Even then, after it's been uploaded it does not animate correctly

Here's an old sprite of Lance, cropped to 64x64. Will he animate correctly?

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Lance animates correctly??? but Lugia does not. Lance has a frame delay of 100ms, but Lugia has a frame delay of 300ms

Here is another Lugia, but this time I upload it with a delay of 100ms (I can't see if it animates until after I post it)

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Now lets try Lance where all his frames are set to 300ms instead of 100, and he's still 64x64

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creating a brand new image with the same image data copied over and Mastodon rejects it

Mastodon also rejects the same Lance animation, which I reduced to 2 frames

meanwhile, here's an incredibly small particle effect for Lance's spin that's unused

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I'm a fool, Mastodon put it on a white background LOL but you'll have to trust me that it's there

I wanted to try to open it in Aseprite but it sees it as... a folder?????

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@roxy ah my favorite animation format, .gif.gif

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