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ROM Hacking Discussion / Re: Suikoden 1 and 2
« on: January 12, 2015, 04:07:53 pm »
There are a couple people around here that have worked with Suikoden in the past. I know of at least one, FaustWolf has done some work on both 1 and 2 if memory serves.

I'm not sure if they're still around, or active, but if they are, then you may be able to ask them for assistance on where to begin, or perhaps they have some help they can offer.

Site Talk / Re: Which website hosts SMB, SMB2, and SMB3 hacks???
« on: January 11, 2015, 02:36:10 pm »
I can't speak to dedicated sites like smwcentral, but hacking mario games isn't a new thing. I assume the hacks came from a wide variety of places. Some were probably added when the site started up officially, or even before then, some have been added since, and there are probably a handful of people making dedicated NES Mario hacks to this very day.

There are some tools available, they're well documented, and they're relatively easy to change sprites in with nothing more than a tile editor. There very well may be another website dedicated to NES Mario games, but if there is I'm not personally aware of it.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Gameboy ROMs on SNES Powerpak
« on: January 04, 2015, 08:00:57 am »
That's kinda what I figured. I guess I'll just stick to playing them on my laptop. I pretty much only play the Castlevania games (big surprise) and maybe just a few others like Link's Awakening. Not worth spending money on it since I only care about probably 10 games for the system.

If you were to decide to spend money on it, know that they're pretty cheap. A quick look at Amazon shows them selling for around $12 U.S.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Donkey Kong Country Retrospective?
« on: December 31, 2014, 10:06:47 pm »
I think I'm safe in saying that, in the long run, I had more fun with DKC than I did with Super Mario World. Those visuals, dissected as they've been over the years, were like nothing I'd ever seen back then, and the bosses were huge, full screen enemies. The music is also outstanding.

General Discussion / Re: Books on history of emulation/roms/romhacking?
« on: December 31, 2014, 10:02:02 pm »
That's a very good point I didn't even consider things like the C64, or Apple II, and I'd definitely defer to people more knowledgeable about that era/those machines.

General Discussion / Re: Books on history of emulation/roms/romhacking?
« on: December 31, 2014, 11:08:33 am »
Working under the assumption the MSX stuff came first, in terms of translations at least. It's easy to see why, assuming we count that as a console.

In the loosest sense, romhacking's been around as long as the Game Genie. A person using a Game Genie on their NES, or an Action Replay on the Master System was nothing more than swapping hex around.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Enix and the quality of their games
« on: December 29, 2014, 02:46:34 am »
One can't really bring up Enix as a publisher without bringing up tri-Ace. As was mentioned, Star Ocean, and Valkyrie Profile. What more do you need?

Technically Star Ocean 3 was made pre-merger. So there's also that, and I mean, come on! That game's astounding.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Re: Victoly!
« on: December 25, 2014, 06:43:37 pm »
Out of curiosity, are you including Tales of the Abyss in the 3DS lineup? If so, what was the issue with that when it was transferred over from the PS2? Honestly, it's probably my least favorite game that I've played in the series, but it's been a long time, and I still consider picking it up from time to time. If it's a mess then I guess I'll skip it anyway.

General Discussion / Re: romcast 1 and 2
« on: December 24, 2014, 02:31:55 pm »
I thought it came out excellent. Getting insight from people that are really interested, and really knowledgeable about the topics they're talking about is always awesome. We've had the good fortune to have fantastic, passionate guest.

Site Talk / Re: COMPLETE ROMhacking.net torrent?
« on: December 23, 2014, 01:44:41 pm »
New hacks and translations are added essentially daily. By the time a user downloaded the file it would end up being obsolete for archival/historical purposes.

I don't think the idea's bad in concept, I just don't think it's practical to keep something like that constantly updated.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Suikoden 2 on PSN
« on: December 11, 2014, 11:53:11 pm »
I don't know about anyone else, but much like you I look back at games I've owned/own, and I just think it's weird that they're worth so much nowadays. I also feel old, but that's another story all together.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Suikoden 2 on PSN
« on: December 11, 2014, 12:13:53 am »
Disc only prices are $70-80 average and complete prices are $85-120 with a quick search of eBay completed auctions.  But still, too expensive for my blood right now.  I'm regretting selling mine about 7 years ago...

I stand corrected.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Suikoden 2 on PSN
« on: December 09, 2014, 07:59:36 pm »
If the game was only a little over $100 U.S. it wouldn't be so bad. Last time I checked copies were selling for $400+. At this time it looks like they've gone over $500.

The only physical copy of the game I've ever seen was the one I borrowed from a friend, burnt to my disk drive, and gave back, just so I wouldn't have to worry about actually scratching the thing. Heck, I don't even treat Persona 2:EP with that amount of care.

As for the game itself. It's rough around the edges, typos, grammatical errors, etc. The localization was a product of its time and budget, but as we've discussed here before, the game itself is one of the best in the genre. Especially in regards to the arc the main trio go through. Not to mention the returning faces from the original.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Re: Victoly!
« on: December 07, 2014, 07:53:01 pm »
I have put a lot of time into DA:I already, and I don't think I'll be stopping anytime soon. Heck, I've started over twice just for the fun of it. Complaints are few and far between. Just exploring the world is a staggering process, but checking every nook and cranny for extra reading material is and extremely awesome experience to me.

I can't comment on Divinity, but I'm just about done with DA:I and unless in falls apart in the last act, then it's certainly my RPG of the year.

General Discussion / Re: Ralph Baer's passing
« on: December 07, 2014, 07:44:23 pm »
There were. Not counting old handheld electronic sports games (from the 40's/50's), there's Space War in 1962, predating the Odyssey by a couple years.

Of course that's different than bringing consoles to the fore. My condolences to all those affected by his passing.

Site Talk / Re: RHDN kind of crazy
« on: December 06, 2014, 01:47:47 pm »
Windows 7 and Firefox and I haven't seen anything like that either.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Secret of Mana's wasted potential
« on: December 03, 2014, 11:40:33 am »
The issue with that is that it's all guess work. Knowing the games were meant to be connected, and actually connecting those games are two entirely different things. Without knowing how the plot, character arcs, etc. were supposed to play out, all it will be is a hodge-podge of two good games.

Not to mention that, just because the games may have started life as one and the same, doesn't mean they are directly connected still. Resident Evil and Devil May Cry also are very closely connected, that doesn't mean they didn't develop along their own paths very early in the development process.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Old games you wish would get updated re-releases
« on: November 24, 2014, 07:47:23 am »

With that said, I think it would be great to see a remake of Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake done up the standards of latest Metal Gear Solid games. They could bring David Hayter back again. :)

This is where I assumed they were going after replacing David Hayter. It's the only logical step really, esecially if MGS:Rising takes over the future portions of the series. From what I've heard, there's been talk of it, but there's also been talk of scrapping it. Honestly, who really knows with MG games, they've been damned good at leaking what they want known, and keeping what they don't want under wraps.

General Discussion / Re: RHDN Trivia
« on: November 23, 2014, 07:33:23 am »
Wouldn't it always be a later date than the first version released? Assuming time always moves forward, that is.  ::)

Or maybe I'm just overanalyzing what you said?

NC means by a significant amount. As an example, take the Metal Gear 2 translation I mentioned. If the author updated it, it would now read 2014, instead of 1997.

It doesn't skew the numbers if it's released and updated in the same year, it wildly skews them if 5+ years down the line an author or group decide to update.

General Discussion / Re: RHDN Trivia
« on: November 22, 2014, 10:05:31 am »
I don't have a definitive answer for you, but a lot of hacks have been put off for specific days. Some people and groups do releases around Xmas, or that time frame, some release on April Fool's Day for fun. Star Ocean was released on Dec 31, 2003, coming right before the self-imposed deadline of being out before 04.

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