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Paid Vacation was this week. Had time to finish up this Megaman Legends 2 QuizSchool TriviaSwap.

This is a .img patch, as well as savestate while standing in quizschool and questions loaded to ram, that injects real Megaman franchise trivia into the Legends 2 QuizSchool.

Questions were provided generously by Twitch (Gilleum) of ReploidRevo (YTChannel), and adjusted by me to fit into code.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=19EADWnPVr3gHwi52UCeJ-S1vxugcZTfW

EDIT: some bugs in text, nothing devastating yet but ill test the whole thing and work them out.

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I know I can see the practicality in utilizing more of the map, when such a complex map as Awakening had so few things per screen (compared to Oracles anyway). I'll certainly appreciate playing a more gold version of Link's Awakening.

I know it should be obvs btw, but I take it this is applied to ye olde Link's Awakening and not DX? I'm cool with it either way, just curious is all.

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Personal Projects / Re: Ghostbusters Remastered (GB1, NES)
« on: June 26, 2018, 04:04:49 am »
This is still a massive improvement on a game that everyone remembers but mostly as a game that originally feels like a chore to play (most the NES library come to mind).

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The following post was created by Trege of MegamanLegendsStation, in collaboration with my own self:

So me [Trege] and ShadyRounds have a treat for you guys today.

Most of the credit goes to him for finding paprika's npc interactions, all I did was convert what he found into a usable Gameshark code, he's currently figuring out how to restore the scene in the rom itself, but for now we have a gameshark code for it. [the suggestion of a gameshark rig and the entirety of designing it was all Trege btw.]

https://youtu.be/IikZOU38ei8

Thanks also goes to TAU for his debug room code I had to use it as a fail safe to prevent the game from crashing in other areas.

- E00C356E 0005 If Area is downtown
- E00C1B61 0000 if Subarea is 0
- D209FCC8  3A98 if distance from paprika is less than 0.15000
- D209FCCA 0001 if distance from paprika is less than 1
- D00C3584 0005 if NPC08 is on the pole (AKA Tron)
- D00989F3 0080 If Trigger kicks
- 8009FC50 0007 Launch paprika

This is for the NTSC-U Version of Megaman Legends 1 on PS1.
I haven't tested it on real hardware yet, but it does work on the gameshark plugin.
I need to find my PS2 and test it on that.

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Newcomer's Board / Re: Help with newest NES Sonic The Hedgehog patch
« on: April 26, 2018, 12:40:57 pm »
I too am interested, but wonder why no thread. EDIT: Oh, it's offsite and based on another fully build port of a game. That does make sense, I'll make sure to test them both out in that case!

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Guess it's been a while. No new patches to report, but I do have a new thread related to how I have made the currently-existing Legends1Remix patch. Hopefully useful for inspiring beginners.
https://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=26229

Oh, and a new video for Legends1Remix gameplay. Added to top-post.

April 30, 2018, 04:23:46 pm - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
As requested in the instructional videos, someone wanted faster player turning speed, faster camera turn speed, ect. I made a patch for just that!

Added to first post in thread. Same rules apply, patch to a legends.img slus_whatver.

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Use No$PSX to break/trace, and I even have created a thread on new tutorial videos I just did for tracing values to addresses so you have somewhere to start if you want to change literally anything. (also, how to even use no$psx, as it's very finnicky over syntax)

https://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=26229.msg357380#new

Unbiased, I heard good things about psx1.13, pcsx-trace, and xebra or whatever. This method specifically works for my Megaman Legends project, as the game crashes in most those others and psx1.13 crashes for me on breaking which is a lot of restarting. Probably all "me" problems though.

Feel welcome to update us with how you proceed or if my demonstration of No$PSX was useful at all. I just made it and it was a bit of a snafu to record but there's little video documentation on how to use no$psx so I wanted to make something. Would be impeccable if it was well-timed to help you just as you were looking for it.

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ROM Hacking Discussion / PS1 No$PSX Romhack Tutorial (Megaman Legends)
« on: April 25, 2018, 09:38:14 am »
Made videos demonstrating my methods to romhack Megaman Legends for the PS1, using CheatEngine, ePSXe1925, No$PSX, and others listed in video. Hope it helps startup projects.

I won't lie, don't know if/how to embed these.
Pt1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZxtts7HBNY
Pt2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVlcZa7xJz8
ToBeContinued

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Personal Projects / Re: PS1 tools
« on: April 25, 2018, 09:21:10 am »
Coming back about the text tool. So you're saying, I can hex-edit, your tool, so I don't have to do as much hex editing? That honestly sounds tempting. One last question. It supports A-Z, a-z, 0-9, and .,?!/(), but would it support weird symbols in any way you think? I'm talking really weird, it doesn't have to portray the symbols accurately, just one that the text doesn't use like ` or ~, because what I actually need are spots for α and Ω (you'd know what game if you recognize them)

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Personal Projects / Re: Deadpool NES Hack (IPS Patch released)
« on: April 25, 2018, 09:09:13 am »
Woo! Gratz! Exciting to come back to see this.  :beer:

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Personal Projects / Re: Super Castlevania IV Drunklevania II (DemoCastle)
« on: February 11, 2018, 03:00:39 am »
I'm rooting for ya.

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Personal Projects / Re: Team CV3 Dawn of Sorrow Hack
« on: February 08, 2018, 02:56:27 pm »
Good ideas, but really I wouldn't care too terribly much if he used the Alucard from Hellsing Ultimate.   :crazy:

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Personal Projects / Re: Team CV3 Dawn of Sorrow Hack
« on: February 07, 2018, 02:18:05 am »
Exciting stuff. I didn't like 3's gameplay for stiff reasons, the layout felt like I wanted to like it though so getting it in another engine might let me stress-test that theory.

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Same excitement from me toward this project. Always fun to play something beloved made new again.

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So I was making notes on what's to come when I do focus my attention on MegamanLegends2:

1) No keyitem specwep, and no plotadvancing specwep, so the entire pool can be shuffled.
2) Busterparts work slightly different, but it only means rebalancing wold be more useful.
3) There is a 100 question Trivia Quiz for a BladeArm part, that asks numbskull shit like US Presidents and how many eyes some bugs have. I am changing it to an actual MEGAMAN related trivia, because fuck yeah I am. That's probably, like, the first thing I'll be changing and patching.

None of this is in the immediate workload to come from me, there will still be a break between my MML1 Remix patch and my work on a MML2 Remix patch, but it's good to mention nonetheless.

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I have a playable version published, downloadable at the original top-post.

I've been struggling with the more complex text examples, switching them has been a pain and they are probably still buggy.

I never found a solution to the junkstore reward beside equip the specwep and let the player develop the real item later.

Other than that, it's entirely playable. There's nothing I'm aware of that should break progression, softlock the game, or cause difficulty with any special weapon other than the splashmine which is essentially removed for now.

Changes as of now:
-starting morality is closer to dark
-buster part powers have been balance-adjusted
-specweps are found in a better order; some specweps have new ingredients
-significant items have been moved to new locations
-mainmenu starts with difficulty options exposed

Thank you all for your patience. I'm only nearly a month late as of now, but it's good to finally provide this game with a player-mod. Hopefully I can continue development and expansion.

My next plans include enemy location and enemy-types, dense fog, and working on MegamanLegends2 which won't have any problems with a keyitem specwep like MML1 has had, or even items breaking progress either, so it can be a more chaotic shuffle. To be honest, I have ideas for an animation project in there somewhere, so Legends2 may take the remainder of the year to really get anything out to show for it. I'll probably add it to this thread when it does become a work in progress.

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Personal Projects / Re: PS1 tools
« on: January 07, 2018, 03:11:40 pm »
Didn't read so sorry it this is covered, but what about games that use texture fonts that don't match the native hex alphabet? Megaman Legends letters are between 1B and 4F. Some special characters in the 80s. Does it support thingytable translation? Also, what about snips of hex in the text, such as MML uses an item hex for the game to auto fill the item name, and some hex will just color all text afterwards, so what about nontext within text.

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Personal Projects / Re: Asuncia (PS1) project
« on: January 03, 2018, 04:25:10 pm »
For scattered text, text might be in each area's BIN. Try mounting and dumping a disc into a folder, and checking bins with Hex Editor.

Also make sure it's text and not textures. That's all the help I can offer you, I'm not very experienced.

If I knew of a place to get an already completed perfect game saved near the end I'd just suggest you use that to get the ends of your means.

Also, this game sounds like a roguelike rpg. You have a timer and game over condition but you do better every time, right? Still interesting for it's time, few games did it well and it takes player commitment to learn and repeat. My favorite of the like, is Ur-Quan Masters (Star Control 2).

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Personal Projects / Re: Capcom Games Editor (NES)
« on: December 31, 2017, 03:19:38 pm »
No invested interest on my end. Was just curious. I thought they did all the ports to Aladdin.

They did do weird ports back in the day. I hear they ported the classic GTA in Japan. That means anything is possible so the question was valid.

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Personal Projects / Re: Capcom Games Editor (NES)
« on: December 31, 2017, 03:27:14 am »
Wouldn't this also work for the Aladdin games? Same Capcom, same generation, likely same engine.

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