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Title: ROM Hacks: New Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: RHDNBot on September 12, 2016, 09:05:39 pm
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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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Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: Candra Software on September 12, 2016, 11:58:30 pm
Shall I host more of my Streets of Rage hacks here?
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: MathUser2929 on September 13, 2016, 01:01:17 am
That sounds like a good idea to me.
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: Googie on September 13, 2016, 01:38:13 am
Shall I host more of my Streets of Rage hacks here?

I say go ahead, the more Streets of Rage hacks the better. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: Candra Software on September 13, 2016, 01:53:23 am
I submitted two more ROM hacks, both of which I previously hosted on Steam Workshop.
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: Skeud on September 13, 2016, 09:54:16 am
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask - Gamecube to N64 (Europe) (http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3064/) (Bug Fix)(The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask)(N64)
Can somebody enlighten me with the purpose of this hack ?
Why hack the GC version into the N64 version instead of using the N64 version ?
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: ShadowOne333 on September 13, 2016, 10:29:52 am
Can somebody enlighten me with the purpose of this hack ?
Why hack the GC version into the N64 version instead of using the N64 version ?
Because they can.  ;D
Also I think there were a couple of bugfixes here and there for the GC MM release.
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: MathUser2929 on September 13, 2016, 12:11:36 pm
LOL, the SOR2 Simpsons hack uses graphics from the arcade. Nice.
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: Candra Software on September 13, 2016, 12:21:30 pm
Yes, the sprites from the Arcade game was the easiest way to go. Smithers' sprites required the most amount of editing to make them more accurate to the TV series.
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: Chronosplit on September 13, 2016, 06:14:04 pm
Can somebody enlighten me with the purpose of this hack ?
Why hack the GC version into the N64 version instead of using the N64 version ?
One reason is because in some ways, emulating an emulated game on Dolphin is better quality than N64 emulation.

Weird but true.  Even the VC one has sound problems every now and then, but on some games it's less spotty.  If this is true or not for OoC or MM remains to be seen by me.
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: Bahamut ZERO on September 13, 2016, 07:26:46 pm
LOL, the SOR2 Simpsons hack uses graphics from the arcade. Nice.

Omfg. I am downloading that immediately.
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: Candra Software on September 13, 2016, 07:28:25 pm
When I made SOR2: Simpsons Edition, I never intended it to be so popular. It was meant to be a tribute to one of my favorite animated series.
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: SuperrSonic on September 13, 2016, 07:31:32 pm
Is it suddenly OK to post Virtual Console based patches?

The legal note says it's not the ROM Nintendo is selling because it's missing some changes from the VC version. So the logic here is change one byte, now it's no longer Nintendo's?
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: tc on September 13, 2016, 07:57:48 pm
Is it suddenly OK to post Virtual Console based patches?

The legal note says it's not the ROM Nintendo is selling because it's missing some changes from the VC version. So the logic here is change one byte, now it's no longer Nintendo's?

The description is kind of vague. Did they hack the ROM, or just leave it as dumped?
Maybe what they meant is Nintendo had the VC emulator soft-patch the game to enable GamePad rumble, which is normally only useful on a Wii U, and didn't try to incorporate said patch into the actual ROM.
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: Lilinda on September 13, 2016, 08:58:00 pm
From what I can tell looking at it, it is just an independent re-creation of Nintendo's patch, ala the Phantasy Star 4 bug fix we got a few years back(Hell, I think I approved that one myself...).
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: tc on September 13, 2016, 09:40:17 pm
From what I can tell looking at it, it is just an independent re-creation of Nintendo's patch, ala the Phantasy Star 4 bug fix we got a few years back(Hell, I think I approved that one myself...).

I guess we'd have to have someone gut their Drill Dozer, and drop in this ROM to 100% confirm the original GBA rumble motor still works.
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: Prof. 9 on September 14, 2016, 05:34:39 am
I can probably clarify this. Drill Dozer was originally only released in Japan and North America, with the only supported language in the latter version being English. A European release was also planned at the time (based on the build date present in the EU ROM), which also supported French, German, Italian and Spanish. But for some reason it was never released until the game was put on Virtual Console.

So what this patch does is patch those additional four official localizations by Nintendo into the game. Or more accurately, it transforms the US ROM into a different ROM entirely, as the patch format used here is IPS which leads to the patch containing pretty much the entirety of the EU ROM's data. It would probably be better to replace it with something like an xdelta patch which can properly handle shifted data.

No clue on what the "RAM patches for rumble" would refer to though. Wii U RAM dumps show the ROM isn't being soft patched in the VC emulator. GBA VC ROMs are always hard patched.
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: Skeud on September 14, 2016, 07:16:50 am
One reason is because in some ways, emulating an emulated game on Dolphin is better quality than N64 emulation.

Weird but true.  Even the VC one has sound problems every now and then, but on some games it's less spotty.  If this is true or not for OoC or MM remains to be seen by me.

I understand, but this patch is designed to be used on N64 console.
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for use on real N64 consoles

So, I'm kinda lost here  :-\