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DungeonShaker

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How to present ROM Hacking Installation
« on: April 17, 2012, 11:49:29 am »
Hey guys,

So I have been working on some ROM Hacks for Castlevania and Super Mario Brothers for an installation at my college.  We have to present our projects for open studio, my project being a combination of the hacks and some image glitches.  How should I go about presenting the games?  I am working on a macbook pro with Nestopia, however I could always put them on a PC with a bigger emulator capable of fullscreen.   Should I leave them up and allow people to play them?  Or should I make my own videos by capturing video from the emulation?  What have you guys done in the past for showcasing your stuff?  Any ideas?


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Re: How to present ROM Hacking Installation
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2012, 12:32:53 pm »
I would argue that you're creating a game, even if it's based on someone else's game, and unless you're doing something really different with your hacks, a game is meant to be played and should be treated as such in a public exhibit.

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Re: How to present ROM Hacking Installation
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2012, 06:47:17 pm »
Good point.  I'll probably set them up on a computer with a folder that people can chose which games to play and try to run them with a fullscreen emulator. 

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Re: How to present ROM Hacking Installation
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2012, 09:17:17 am »
On the other hand, if you've done some really cool stuff that's even a little too far into the game, most people may never get far enough to see it.
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Re: How to present ROM Hacking Installation
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2012, 10:04:55 am »
There should be a way to make a shortcut that opens the emulator and loads a specific save state you've set up

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Re: How to present ROM Hacking Installation
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2012, 11:33:34 am »
Well I fucked with the entire game, but I swapped around the level structure, so I will probably let them run it from the top.

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Re: How to present ROM Hacking Installation
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2012, 08:30:12 am »
You should probably also include some paper documentation that explains both the original game and your changes.