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Recent Updates

Secret of Evermore 25th Anniversary celebration

30 September 2020 2:05PM EST - Update by MKnightDH

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Secret of Evermore was originally released on October 1, 1995. 25 years have passed and it stands the test of time with an underdog story, plenty of thoughtfulness by the developers covering unlikely scenarios, and especially inspirational game design leading to a product that invites being glass half-full. Of course, there are definite misfires within the balancing, which have added criticisms against the game.

The 25th Anniversary Balance Patch aims to breathe new life into Secret of Evermore and rectify key issues as well as highlight intended design philosophies to make the game more interesting. Although it’s still not perfected due to deadline issues, with the bulk of the testing even being for making sure no new problems from something like the game freezing get introduced, rest assured that it is presentable as intended. Enjoy.

Non-malicious feedback welcome.

Sega Saturn SRPG Vahollian Translated into English!

29 September 2020 12:24PM EST - Update by Pennywise

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aishsha, paul_met and Pennywise present another completed Sega Saturn translation for the SRPG Valhollian. Chances are most people have probably never heard of the game, but now’s a perfect time to learn all about it. We’ve included a translated manual with this release. Given that there’s very little info available on the game, a translated manual might be a significant source of info on the game.

Anyhow, Valhollian was released by a very tiny company that only a released a few titles, so it might as well be considered more of an indie title by modern standards. It features beautiful 2D graphics with 3D battles that can be turned off. It’s also a very difficult game with grueling battles that can last over an hour. If one is to succeed, they must be a master of strategy, take full advantage of the gameplay mechanics and save often. The good news is the game gets easier as you progress. Assuming players can get past the difficulty, they’ll find a typical fantasy RPG story that actually manages to provide some decent depth and twists and turns.

In addition to providing to a polished J-E translation, if players have the 4MB action replay cart, the translation will take advantage of it and use it to reduce load times.

Anyhow, be sure to let the team know how hard the game is and a big thanks to everyone who helped get the translation to the finish line.

Photo-Sensitive Epilepsy Safe Hacks

29 September 2020 9:12AM EST - Update by tygerbug

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Several hacks of NES and SNES games are now available for players with photo-sensitive epilepsy.

Full-screen flashing lights can cause seizures in some players. These games have been edited to be safe to play.

Hopefully in the future there will be more hacks of any game to be more friendly to those with photo-sensitive epilepsy, and emulator settings to detect and remove (or lessen) sudden full-screen flashing, or an lua script to do it.

Many triggers come from rapid writes to color 0 of the background palette (universal background color). This could be unchecked.

Mega Man 2 - No Full-Screen Flashes Hack

https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/5420/

This is an accessibility hack by Tetrahedrus. This hack has removed all full-screen flashes from Mega Man 2 for the NES.

  • Stage select screen
  • Flashing during boss fights (such as in the background like with Metal Man, when attacking certain bosses, and the flashing after beating certain bosses)
  • The purple flashing when Dr. Light gives you special weapons
  • The map of Dr. Wily’s castle when progressing to the next stage
  • The final cutscene, including the seasonal transitions

Kyouryuu Sentai Zyuranger NES (Super Sentai/ Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series) No Full-Screen Flashes

http://www.romhacking.net/games/1296/

This hack was created by Tetrahedrus. All full-screen flashes have been removed to make the game easier to play by those affected by flashing lights.

Cocoron - Flashing removed by NovaSquirrel.

http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/5401/

Willow NES No Flash Hack by JigglySaint

http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4992/

Some flashing animation is still in the game, but the ones that got the most complaints such as the death flash, the flash from splitting ghosts, and from using the Fleet Spell have all been eliminated. Death will still cause Willow to flash, and the screen will turn white, but the full screen flash will be gone.

Zelda 2 Redux by ShadowOne333: Reduced flashing during death.

https://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=26001.0

Earthbound MaternalBound Redux hack by ShadowOne333:

http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4964/

Implemented photosensitive reduction hacks made from subsequent releases of EarthBound (SNES Mini, Virtual Console) into MaternalBound, to make the experience the most seizure-safe possible

Bonus - Pokémon anime: Dennō Senshi Porygon Reedit

https://www.facebook.com/garrett.gilchrist/videos/vb.512982846/10159030130652847

New Phantasy Star IV story revelations incorporated into PSGen4 Retranslation Patch

27 September 2020 8:53AM EST - Update by GhaleonUnlimited

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“Who is this Zio?”

The main character’s mentor asks this shortly into Phantasy Star IV, and since its release in 1993 (JP), fans haven’t had a real answer.

Released at a time when RPG antagonists were becoming realistically motivated, tragic, and/or even sympathetic, PSIV’s first-half villain was seemingly evil just because.

The mystery of Zio finally is revealed to PS fans decades later, from a developer interview in a cosplay fanzine, of all places (pictured).

Zio’s backstory now drives Rune’s/Thray’s heroic journey even before the events of PSIV, and their diametric opposition, actions, and even starting positions have sound reasoning behind them.

Thanks to the magic of romhacking, unrealized developer dreams like these can now be integrated into already great classic gaming stories, bringing them to new heights and giving even the oldest fan a reason to revisit a beloved world.

Phantasy Star Generation: 4 is a retranslation and relocalization of PSIV, comprehensive in its research, writing and editing, made for new players and old fans alike. Please contact the author with any feedback or requests for customized versions of the patch.

Might and Magic Restoration Released

22 September 2020 8:24AM EST - Update by Sanedan56

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Might and Magic Restoration, a project to restore the content from the Japanese version of the game, is released.

Much of the game’s enemies, names and aesthetics were censored or changed and the story was changed to reflect the PC releases when the game was localized.

This restores all of this while retaining the new features that was introduced in the localization.

This project is the result of over two years of work.

I hope everyone enjoys.

New Hacks Added to the Database

18 September 2020 8:28AM EST - Update by RHDNBot

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The following Hacks have been submitted and approved to the database (in submitted order oldest to newest):

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New Utilities Added to the Database

18 September 2020 8:28AM EST - Update by RHDNBot

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The following Utilities have been submitted and approved to the database (in submitted order oldest to newest):

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New Translations Added to the Database

17 September 2020 11:38AM EST - Update by RHDNBot

Translations News

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The following Translations have been submitted and approved to the database (in submitted order oldest to newest):

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New Documents Added to the Database

17 September 2020 11:37AM EST - Update by RHDNBot

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The following Documents have been submitted and approved to the database (in submitted order oldest to newest):

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Mouse support and PlayStation content for Clock Tower (SNES)

15 September 2020 4:55PM EST - Update by BobSchneeder45

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Clock Tower is a Point ’n Click Horror game for the Super Famicom. Being developed by a very small team, it has a great deal of cut content and unimplemented features, along with various details in need of polish.

A port was released for the Sony PlayStation, that added mouse support and some new content such as a new bedroom and two enemies. This patch will add that to the original Super Famicom version.

There are also various bugfixes and some quality of life improvements, such as letting you run through stairs and speed up the credits.

Patches exist for the Japanese original, as well as the fan translations that are currently available.