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Alex Kidd HD
« on: September 15, 2012, 09:33:02 pm »
Hello!
I've had recently discovered this "HiSMS" emulator (despite it was released back in 2009) - and I'm in love with it because it lets you to create high-definition hacks of Sega Master System games.
Right now I'm modifying "Alex Kidd in Miracle World". All graphics are now 4 times bigger. I'm attaching two videos taken from this enhanced emulator. Hope you like it:

New opening:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6lGV5VEvNs

First stage gameplay:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScyB69dwRA0

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Re: Alex Kidd HD
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2012, 10:50:54 pm »
I never played the game, but this looks pretty impressive!

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Re: Alex Kidd HD
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2012, 12:06:08 am »
Wow, pretty!

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Re: Alex Kidd HD
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2012, 06:08:24 am »
The idea of HiSms is pretty cool, but what really impresses me is the execution of that Alex Kidd hack. It really looks like an HD version of the original!

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Re: Alex Kidd HD
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2012, 08:15:37 am »
This looks AMAZING! Ah, I can feel the childhood memories coming back too...

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Re: Alex Kidd HD
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2012, 08:47:41 am »
Most impressive!  Your graphics are nice, clean, and very true to the original. 

Gosh, haven't played this in so long.  Had one a late-release MS with it built-in up until my room flooded.  Didn't work so well after that ;*)

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Re: Alex Kidd HD
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2012, 10:53:59 am »
That's quite impressive. This  emulator looks like it would be a great way to make quick graphic hacks too. I wish there was something like this for NES. I can think of dozens of games I'd want to make HD enhancements for right off the top of my head.

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Re: Alex Kidd HD
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2012, 02:26:47 pm »
It'd be well within the realm of possibility for games that use CHR-ROM.
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Re: Alex Kidd HD
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2012, 01:56:07 am »
Wow Macbee, I've never heard of this emulator, but it is awesome! As I understand from the tutorial, you can make games look almost photorealistic :D
Hope to see your finished work on my PC one day!

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Re: Alex Kidd HD
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2012, 03:04:10 pm »
Is there an archive of these tilesets?

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Re: Alex Kidd HD
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2012, 08:41:03 pm »
Thanks for your positive feedback folks! :)

Is there an archive of these tilesets?

Only on my Hard Disk so far :)

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Re: Alex Kidd HD
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2012, 04:08:48 am »
Awww, I thought the original sprites were charming. :(

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Re: Alex Kidd HD
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2012, 11:50:05 am »
Wow. That looks awesome. Keep up the good work!

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Re: Alex Kidd HD
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2012, 04:04:20 pm »
Wow. That looks awesome. Keep up the good work!

Thank you! =)
I also messed around with a Sonic 2 promo released only in Brazil: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeegmIt03nM

Awww, I thought the original sprites were charming. :(

I think they're charming too - but they're definitely not sacred.
If you don't like my hack, well... just play the original game.

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Re: Alex Kidd HD
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2012, 05:35:00 pm »
We needz moar Alex Kidd :thumbsup:

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Re: Alex Kidd HD
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2012, 02:08:37 am »
wonderful! Never ever heard of this emu, it was really advanced for the time!

Is there something like that for other consoles too?

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Re: Alex Kidd HD
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2012, 10:56:50 pm »
Nice! This is awesome. Do Zillion and Quartet next :D I really love the old Sega Master System games. This should be really cool to try out. Would be even more cool to figure out in the emulator how to add functionality for Sega CD like Kega Fusion has. This way Master System games can have mp3 soundtracks to them. Along with the HD Graphics that would be pretty damn cool. Though as it is this is great.

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Re: Alex Kidd HD
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2012, 11:08:48 pm »
These vids look great. How far would you say you're into the game percentage-wise?

Unrelatedly, I think I came across some old forum posts where you may have been working on a Sunman-to-Superman NES hack, black & white, George Reeves style. Am I correct there? If so, do you have any screens or vids of that still floating around?

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Re: Alex Kidd HD
« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2012, 12:39:17 pm »
Sorry for taking forever to reply!

wonderful! Never ever heard of this emu, it was really advanced for the time!

Is there something like that for other consoles too?

Yes, there's a specific version of "MyNES" emulator that allows the creation of hi-res graphics.
However it's insanely complicated to use (God knows I tried!).
I would love to see other emulators with these hi-res tools too (Specially for Atari 2600, NES, GameBoy and MSX).


Nice! This is awesome. Do Zillion and Quartet next :D I really love the old Sega Master System games. This should be really cool to try out. Would be even more cool to figure out in the emulator how to add functionality for Sega CD like Kega Fusion has. This way Master System games can have mp3 soundtracks to them. Along with the HD Graphics that would be pretty damn cool. Though as it is this is great.

Thank you!  :)
I'd love to see hi-quality sound added to these Roms too.


These vids look great. How far would you say you're into the game percentage-wise?

Unrelatedly, I think I came across some old forum posts where you may have been working on a Sunman-to-Superman NES hack, black & white, George Reeves style. Am I correct there? If so, do you have any screens or vids of that still floating around?

I don't know how to say much is done - but there still are A LOT of graphics to be changed.
At least it's a small game with just a few sprites and backgrounds (compared to later SMS titles).

And yes, I was trying to turn Sunman into Superman many years ago.
I can't remember exactly what happened - but I guess I wasn't being successful in changing title screen sprites. So I give up.