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Title: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: FlashPV on April 22, 2019, 09:42:34 am
Hi, I've been working on a hack of Mystical Ninja (SNES) that aims to restore as many things as possible from Ganbare Goemon in order to make it more faithfull to the japanese version. Hopefully the patch should be available in a few hours.
DDS has done it again on the hacking side but since I'm not a native english speaker (Im' french) I'm counting on you to report any error.
I hope you'll like it so don't be too rude with me  ;D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtYhYohS1P8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtYhYohS1P8)
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: Zanemato on April 22, 2019, 01:11:07 pm
Merci beaucoup,

J'espère que les tranches de pizza seront remplacées par les onigiris, et que le mode Théâtre ( Warlock Zone III et  Warlock Zone VI - Tengu Mountains) seront également remis dans cette version du jeu, et on aura enfin l'édition ultime d'un de mes jeux favoris

Bon boulot !

Thanks a bunch

I hope that the pizza slices will be replaced by onigiris, and that Theatre mode from Warlock Zone III et  Warlock Zone VI - Tengu Mountains will also be restored in that version of the game, and the game will be in its ultimate edition

Great work !
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: lastdual on April 22, 2019, 09:44:40 pm
I was wondering if you and DDS would aim for a simultaneous release with this and Goemon 2, but to see it released now is cool as well. Congrats and thanks for your work in giving some much-deserved love to the Goemon series! :beer:
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: thehiredgoon on April 22, 2019, 11:12:43 pm
Awesome. Very excited. Will be on the lookout for any errors.
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: VioletFox on April 23, 2019, 09:30:19 am
Will it be possible to replace the giant all caps text with something a bit less in your face and more readable?
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: lastdual on April 23, 2019, 10:56:35 am
It's looking great so far :)

Very minor note: the "Hey Goemon, did you know..." line spoken by your next-door neighbor in the first village should end with a question mark rather than a period.
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: Fire-WSP on April 23, 2019, 04:12:04 pm
Very Cool!
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: G061 on April 23, 2019, 07:25:01 pm
God bless you guys! Scratched a decade itch for me here, was thinking of doing it myself because it bugged me so much.
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: FlashPV on April 25, 2019, 10:54:43 am
Will it be possible to replace the giant all caps text with something a bit less in your face and more readable?
The Japanese version is not better since it displays some "giant" kana, I didn't intend to change this unless someone provide me a better 16x16 font.
Looks like the striptease have been replaced by the concentration game and doesn't seem to be ins the US ROM anymore so I won't be able to restore this one...
 
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: Masaru on April 25, 2019, 02:12:21 pm
Looks like the striptease have been replaced by the concentration game and doesn't seem to be ins the US ROM anymore so I won't be able to restore this one...
But is there a form to restore it from scratch?
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: FlashPV on April 25, 2019, 03:07:42 pm
Someone skilled enough should be able to restore it but it's beyond my abilities.
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: VicVergil on April 25, 2019, 04:37:10 pm
The music for that scene is still in the american ROM.
You can meet the character outside, her text was changed in the translation to "hi! nice to meet you!", there's a lot of other lines like that made unclear with the translation to avoid censorship policies.
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: alien nose job on May 03, 2019, 10:57:26 am
Wow, ça à l'air super, mec, un grand merci !
Au passage, ça à l'air de marcher avec l'ajout du MSU1 (j'ai appliqué ton patch en premier).
Je te prviens si je rencontre un bug.

Wow, looks neat, mate, big thanks !
Btw, it seems like it's working with the MSU1 support (added your patch first).
Will report if I encounter a bug.
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: FlashPV on June 01, 2019, 04:09:58 am
I had someone working on a SRAM save for me but looks like he disappeared. I'd like to add this feature for the final version so is someone able to do that for me?

June 01, 2019, 04:10:15 am - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
I had someone working on a SRAM save for me but looks like he disappeared. I'd like to add this feature for the final version so is someone able to do that for me?
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: Poppler on August 25, 2019, 06:01:01 am
So Im' interested in the idea of restoring Mystical Ninja to be more like the original japanese game, and feature Goemon and Ebisemaru instead or Ying and Yang nd that kind of things.  :P

Has this patch being fully tested for any errors now that it's been released? Is it recommeded?
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: Trevor_Z on August 26, 2019, 08:55:43 am
FlashPV, thanks for the hack, I really appreciate the chance to play a more faithful version of this game.

Now, about reporting errors, would you by any chance have your whole script on a txt file?

I just started playing it and noticed some slight oversights, like inverted quotation marks and awkward sentences, that I guess I could quickly point out and suggest alternatives to if I had the whole thing open in a text editor.
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: Poppler on August 29, 2019, 04:08:37 am
Yes, I've been playing the game with this patch and there are a few spelling mistakes here and there.
Nonetheless, I really like this project and hope it can be even more perfected!
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: FlashPV on August 30, 2019, 03:20:15 am
Most of the text is the same as the US release, send me a pm if you noticed something wrong I'll try to correct it as soon as possible.
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: Poppler on August 30, 2019, 05:29:26 am
Most of the text is the same as the US release, send me a pm if you noticed something wrong I'll try to correct it as soon as possible.
Maybe Trevor_Z could be of more help, as english is not my native language and I could be wrong in some instances. Anyway, If I see something weird I'll tell you.
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: FlashPV on November 03, 2019, 07:23:45 am
Version update: now with SRAM support!
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4478/
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: acediez on November 03, 2019, 04:42:13 pm
Great! I'll give it a try. Thank you so much!
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: lastdual on November 04, 2019, 09:50:17 pm
Great to see an update! Guess I can give this another run while trying to endure the wait for the sequel's translation.
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: Poppler on November 10, 2019, 01:02:21 pm
Fantastic! Thanks a lot.
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: FlashPV on December 30, 2019, 08:32:22 am
New version:
Fixed Last level name display
Changed Man/Woman sauna graphics
Alternate title screen
(https://image.noelshack.com/minis/2019/01/1/1577712663-goforitgoemon000.png) (https://www.noelshack.com/2019-01-1-1577712663-goforitgoemon000.png)
(https://image.noelshack.com/minis/2019/01/1/1577712715-goemon000.png) (https://www.noelshack.com/2019-01-1-1577712715-goemon000.png)
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4478/ (http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4478/)
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: Fire-WSP on December 30, 2019, 07:56:06 pm
Cool it was time for a Hack like this. I like both title screens. The US/PAL one just sucks.
Just one thing. The Dollar Sign... Goemon uses Ryo :)
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: niuus on December 30, 2019, 11:53:03 pm
New version:
Fixed Last level name display
Changed Man/Woman sauna graphics
Alternate title screen
(https://image.noelshack.com/minis/2019/01/1/1577712663-goforitgoemon000.png) (https://www.noelshack.com/2019-01-1-1577712663-goforitgoemon000.png)
(https://image.noelshack.com/minis/2019/01/1/1577712715-goemon000.png) (https://www.noelshack.com/2019-01-1-1577712715-goemon000.png)
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4478/ (http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4478/)
Loving this improvement patch!
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: FlashPV on December 31, 2019, 09:39:01 am
This one took us a lot of work glad you like it. ;)
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: Poppler on December 31, 2019, 01:20:40 pm
We are very glad.
Thanks a lot again! :beer:
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: CanoeFan on January 26, 2020, 04:13:34 am
How is the sram supposed to work? I'm playing on the SNES mini and either it doesn't work there or I'm just to dumb to figure out how to use it. And it seems I can't use passwords either. (might be removed?)
Otherwise this patch is great and the best way to use this game together with the new translations of Geomon 2 and 3.

EDIT: Yes I'm dumb. There are places where I can make diary entries which act as a save.
But the game gives passwords at the Game Over screen anyway. Is this a leftover of the original system or are they also usable?
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: Chicken Knife on January 26, 2020, 06:17:40 pm
Great work with this! I spent some time playing the hack today along with the new translations of 2 and 3. It feels so good to have them all in great shape now.

Just a couple things I came across so far that I wanted to ask about or point out as feedback. I haven't played the original localization too much and some of these issues may be with that version but hey, I figure this is the perfect opportunity to address them.

1. You mentioned being french and the possibility of issues with the English. Overall what I read was really good. The only thing that jumped out at me so far is that you have "sushis" on the menu when in English we use the word "sushi" for both singular and plural. All my french speaking friends say sushis in English so I know this is a common thing but it probably should be changed.

2. With the dice mini game in the first town, you have the text say "less than 10 is low", "greater than 11 is high". But with that phrasing, 10 wouldn't count as low and 11 wouldn't count as high. I've tested it and confirmed that betting high and getting 11 is a win for instance. It should be changed to something like "10 or lower is low", "11 or greater is high". That verbiage would include both numbers.

3. The line when you travel to the second island "When something's wrong with Edo, action must be taken" sounds awkward. "Something's wrong with Edo and action must be taken" is perhaps what you were going for?

4. When training for the jutsus, the trainer has you doing push-ups while saying "fight fight!" repeatedly. Doesn't make sense. Maybe something like "harder, harder!"? If you need a quality Japanese translation I could get you one.
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: FlashPV on January 27, 2020, 04:04:41 pm
Hi, thanks for the feedback. I fixed everything you told me but I won't release a new patch right now I'm sure some other thing could be improved.
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: Chicken Knife on January 27, 2020, 06:39:46 pm
Wonderful! Great to hear you are so responsive. That means I'm going to play through the entire game *very* thoroughly now. haha.
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: ToHell on January 29, 2020, 04:22:52 pm
Please guys, we also need this striptease show. Can't anyone help?
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: aqualung on January 29, 2020, 07:50:57 pm
Please guys, we also need this striptease show. Can't anyone help?

I recall someone saying that the striptease event was completely erased from the localized rom, so I fear that the only way to go would be retranslating the first Goemon from scratch using the Japanese rom as a base (which was planned but, due to the recent events we all know, I highly doubt it will be done now).
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: CO_Andy on January 30, 2020, 12:43:22 am
I recall someone saying that the striptease event was completely erased from the localized rom, so I fear that the only way to go would be retranslating the first Goemon from scratch using the Japanese rom as a base (which was planned but, due to the recent events we all know, I highly doubt it will be done now).
DDS has Tom's completed translation for Goemon 1, and the project is still on schedule. Not sure whether he'll use the Japanese rom but i'm guessing not.
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: Masaru on January 30, 2020, 05:11:01 pm
I found two issues in the hack

1.Text formatting issues in the arcade zone from the second area of the game
(https://i.imgur.com/ReyCppM.png)

2.At the end of the second area cutscene, "Otafu" is spelled "Otaku"
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: FlashPV on January 31, 2020, 01:20:41 pm
Thanks but all theses typo are already fixed.
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: Chicken Knife on February 02, 2020, 08:26:33 am
@FlashPV

FYI, I just wanted to provide a quick status update. My process of combing through the game for suggested fixes is over half way done but still has a way to go. I have over 20 noted items so far. Biggest area that needs improvement seems to be getting all the food in the stores labeled correctly. My general project partner / translator / best buddy nejimakipiyo is going through the Japanese rom while I go through your hack checking various things. The main thing holding this up is that I'm simply not the greatest at action games. RPG guy through and through.  :laugh: This is also my first time playing a Goemon game and I'll be damned if I haven't fallen in love with it totally. Hope to have this to you within a week or so.
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: FlashPV on February 08, 2020, 06:05:10 am
Hi, I'm not sure I'll be able to change theses ones but could someone provide me a translation of theses sign?
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2020/06/6/1581159577-goemonfr004.png)
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2020/06/6/1581159653-goemonfr005.png)

Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: Zynk on February 08, 2020, 06:55:53 am
Hi, I'm not sure I'll be able to change theses ones but could someone provide me a translation of theses sign?
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2020/06/6/1581159577-goemonfr004.png)
Left: Han (半) = Odd; Middle: Kake (賭け) = Bet Right: Chou (丁) = Even


(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2020/06/6/1581159653-goemonfr005.png)
Looks like a name of a place. Harima (播磨)
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: FlashPV on February 16, 2020, 10:00:55 am
No luck with the Dice game: while I'm able to decompress the graphics(located at $0B:AE9E) with the konami decompressor, the konami compressor doesn't compress them correctly  :(
The other one is done though.
Title: Re: Mystical Ninja Goemon Hack
Post by: Drag0nscythe on February 18, 2020, 06:21:41 am
Wonder why compression is having an issue. Glad to hear the other one is working  ;D So excited the Goemon SNES have finally received some loving. Kudos, congrats, and everything else  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: