|Last Modified||27 December 2017|
RedComet is the evil genius behind Twilight Translations and a founding and ongoing member of the Romhacking.net Staff. His romhacking career began in early 2002 when he discovered Aeon Genesis’ Mobile Suit Gundam Cross Dimension 0079. Distraught at the lack of progress, he resolved to create a patch for the game himself.
While he never managed to do that (or even come close), he did develop a basic toolkit of romhacking skills which he put to use on a Famicom game known as Dragonball Z: Assault of the Saiyans. Working diligently over the next few months, he was able to not only extract the scripts, but find a translator too! All of this culminated in the release of version 0.99 of the English patch in early February 2003.
With his mission accomplished and feeling severely burned out, RedComet faded into (relative) obscurity for the next few years until finally resurfacing in the summer of 2005 when he opened Twilight Translations. He has since been a very active member of the romhacking community, releasing to-date (late 2007) four Japanese-to-English translation patches, with more in the works.
It is safe to say with some certainty, that RedComet will continue to be a contributing member of the romhacking scene for many days to come.
Prominent projects and contributions include the Dragonball Z Famicom RPGs and a variety of detailed source code dealing with advanced romhacking techniques, such as compression and Variable-Width-Fonts (VWF).
Interview with Bobby Vandiver (Red Comet) (By Andrew Quemere - April 26, 2016).
|Dual-Tile Encoding: NES/Famicom Implementation||NES||Assembly||01 Dec 2006|
|Dragonball Z Gaiden: Plan to Eliminate the Saiyans Source Code||NES||Source Code||30 Oct 2006|
|V Gundam Source Code||SNES||Source Code||25 Oct 2006|
|Dragonball Z: Assault of the Saiyans Source Code||NES||Source Code||13 Oct 2006|
|Dragonball Z 3: Killer Androids ASM Source Code||NES||Source Code||08 Oct 2006|
|Text Routines: Locating them with FCEUXD||NES||Assembly||25 Sep 2006|
|Graphics Hacking||N/A||Graphics Hacking||24 Dec 2005|
|Cartographer||N/A||Script Extraction / Insertion||29 Dec 2008|
|WordCount||N/A||Searching||30 Aug 2006|
|Kyoryu Sentai ZyuRanger (ID)||Hacking||Line Hacking|
|Rent a Hero (EN)||Original Hacking||ASM hacks|
|Rent a Hero (ES)||Original Work|
|Dragon Ball Z: Hyper Dimension (ES)||Original Hacking||English Translation as base|
|Kyoryu Sentai ZyuRanger (ES)||Original Hacking||Line hack.|
|Karnov (ES)||Original Hacking||Pointer Help|
|Kyoryu Sentai ZyuRanger (EN)||Original Hacking|
|Silent Hill (ES)||Production||External tools (Cartographer)|
|Streets of Rage 3 (ES)||Original Hacking||Twilight Translations - Variable-width font & coding|
|Kidou Senshi Gundam F91: Formula Senki 0122 (EN)||Hacking|
|BK3 - the Game of Death II||Original Hacking|
|Bare Knuckle III DX: The Director's Cut||Original Hacking||Twilight Translations Team - Original Hacking|