Here I am yet again with another absurd idea of mine.
Lately, I've been running over this idea.
We all know Ancient Stone Tablets is a pseudo official sequel to A Link to the Past.
But why not play the original AST if it's already available?
Well, first and foremost, the 4 ROM limitation.
Each week is divided into its own individual ROM, and if you want to do a full playthrough of AST, you will need to do some SAV changes frequently to continue unto the next week.
This is the major reason why I thought about doing such a project.
Most of ALttPs assets are in there, so they could easily be reusable when needed.
Now the thing is, I don't know for certain just how much of this would be feasible or not.
I know changing the dungeons and so on is doable, but I'm not too sure about the overworld and scripted events.
I think it would be neat to have a hack of A Link to the Past which recreates the Ancient Stone Tablets experience as far as it can.
The introduction scenes for AST could very well be reworked into the Intro scene from ALttP with some custom black and white images, and most of the dungeons and overworld map seem to be somewhat similar.
Only thing which would be sacrificed to an extent is the timed events, if there is no randomizer for weather changes that is. Although some timed events could be replaced with flag checks, only the weather random changes is the only thing I can think of which might be dropped or not, it all depends if it's feasible or not.
So with that said, what do you guys think?
I really want to give this a shot, but I know how iffy Hyrule Magic can be when changing things, and I know for sure I won't be able to do some changes like scripted events by myself, but this is what I've been thinking about doing for my next hacking project.
Any suggestions, ideas or help is very appreciated!