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The Story of Thor 2 [Saturn] - Res Hack
« on: October 09, 2015, 05:45:21 am »
This hack increases the screen resolution up to 352x256 (v1.3) + fixes some bugs of the original game!!!

(Original page: www.emu-land.net/forum/index.php/topic,73835.msg1165160.html)
Changes log:
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Version 1.3:
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- The horizontal alignment of the screen in rooms "B2F 1-2".
- The horizontal alignment of menu items (option screen, save/load screen, ranking screen).
- Change the color of some menu items (option screen, save/load screen, ranking screen).
- The semi-transparent menu background is now limited to a transparent frame around the edges of the screen (instead of the full fill the screen).
- Unlock hidden option items (difficulty selection and view rating).
- Completely removed PAL screen optimization (intended for conversion PAL to NTSC version of the game).

Version 1.2:
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- Adjusted some coordinates (counter charges of magic, eye, background of HP bar).
- Corrected the coordinates of flames at the entrance of the room "B1F 4-3" in order to the hero could not get around flames left or right.
- Corrected the coordinates of the flames on the stairs out of the room "B1F 3-3" in order to the hero could not freely get around bonfires.
- Adjusted coordinates of plant as a spring in water of the room "B1F 2-3" in order to  the hero could not jump over the platform.
- Adjusted coordinates vases and fountain on the platform in the upper left corner of the room "B1F 1-4" in order to  the hero could not jump on it with the adjacent platform to the right.
- Corrected the coordinates of one of the flames on the platform at the bottom right corner of the room "B2F 4-1" in order to the hero could not jump on top of the flame.
- Corrected the coordinates of one of the flames near a large frozen fountain in the room "B3F 4-1", in order to  the hero was not able to jump between the two flames.

Version 1.1:
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- Alignment of the menus, the status bar of the hero, the dialogue with the text, the title screens, cinematics.

Version 1.0:
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- Global change screen resolution to 352x256 (the original 320x256)
- Correction of the visible area for sprites (In order not to disappear after 320 pixels)
- Global correction of horizontal scrolling screen (In order to location is not repeated when the hero reaches the rightmost edge of it)
- Global horizontal alignment of the screen (In order to the hero was not shifted to the left)
- The horizontal alignment of the screen in rooms with the small size (in 4 rooms in different corners of the screen)

Installing the patch:
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- Attention! This hack is designed exclusively for the European version of the game (PAL). But you can convert PAL to NTSC version with a patch in the folder "PAL-to-NTSC". However, you need to change region of your PAL iso by self.
- Open the original image of the game (PAL region) in the "CDMage" (attached).
- Insert all the file with extetion "BIN" and "LOW" in root directory to the image through "CDMage" (select the file in the list and by the right-clicking select item "Import file").

Some screenshots:




Link:
http://rghost.ru/download/7pH6GplXL/58c08fc5172c89fe8262b446481e8b33fbf07db3/Patch%20v1.3%20(ENG).zip
« Last Edit: January 21, 2016, 01:39:15 pm by paul_met »

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Re: The Story of Thor 2 [Saturn] - Res Hack
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2015, 02:38:09 pm »
Could you please stop hiding everything behind spoiler tags? That's the most annoying thing anyone could ever do...
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Re: The Story of Thor 2 [Saturn] - Res Hack
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2015, 02:49:59 pm »
Could you please stop hiding everything behind spoiler tags? That's the most annoying thing anyone could ever do...
No problems.

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Re: The Story of Thor 2 [Saturn] - Res Hack
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2015, 03:08:58 pm »
Thanks! (Sorry for sounding like an asshole before. :D)

The hack looks great. :thumbsup:
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Re: The Story of Thor 2 [Saturn] - Res Hack
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2015, 08:35:59 am »
Alignment of the:
  • Menu items
  • Status bar of the hero
  • Dialogue with the text
  • Title screens
  • Cinematics


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Re: The Story of Thor 2 [Saturn] - Res Hack
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2015, 02:24:48 pm »
I'm really enjoying seeing these hacks of saturn games.  :)

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Re: The Story of Thor 2 [Saturn] - Res Hack
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2015, 03:51:41 am »
I'm really enjoying seeing these hacks of saturn games.  :)
Thank you.

I have updated information and a link to the patch in the first post.

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Re: The Story of Thor 2 [Saturn] - Res Hack
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2015, 02:16:09 pm »
so is this displaying more area on the screen, or just stretching the existing image to a slightly larger canvas? I'm assuming the first one, but it's hard to tell from the pictures
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Re: The Story of Thor 2 [Saturn] - Res Hack
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2015, 04:29:34 pm »
so is this displaying more area on the screen, or just stretching the existing image to a slightly larger canvas? I'm assuming the first one, but it's hard to tell from the pictures
Certainly an increase in the visible area. Otherwise, the hack would not make sense. Look carefully at the left and right edges of the second and third pair of screenshots in first post.

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Re: The Story of Thor 2 [Saturn] - Res Hack
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2016, 07:06:27 am »
Res hack v1.2 + fixes some bugs of the original game!!!

Changes in version 1.2:
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- Adjusted some coordinates (counter charges of magic, eye, background of HP bar).
- Corrected the coordinates of flames at the entrance of the room "B1F 4-3" in order to the hero could not get around flames left or right.
- Corrected the coordinates of the flames on the stairs out of the room "B1F 3-3" in order to the hero could not freely get around bonfires.
- Adjusted coordinates of plant as a spring in water of the room "B1F 2-3" in order to  the hero could not jump over the platform.
- Adjusted coordinates vases and fountain on the platform in the upper left corner of the room "B1F 1-4" in order to  the hero could not jump on it with the adjacent platform to the right.
- Corrected the coordinates of one of the flames on the platform at the bottom right corner of the room "B2F 4-1" in order to the hero could not jump on top of the flame.
- Corrected the coordinates of one of the flames near a large frozen fountain in the room "B3F 4-1", in order to  the hero was not able to jump between the two flames.

More screenshots you can be found here: http://www.emu-land.net/forum/index.php/topic,73835.msg1184883.html#msg1184883)




I have updated information and a link to the patch in the first post.

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Re: The Story of Thor 2 [Saturn] - Res Hack
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2016, 09:42:47 am »
Does this only work through an emulator?

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Re: The Story of Thor 2 [Saturn] - Res Hack
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2016, 11:11:38 am »
Does this only work through an emulator?
Of course it works on console. But screenshots from emulator.

Here one guy posted some screenshots from console: http://www.emu-land.net/forum/index.php/topic,73835.30.html
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Re: The Story of Thor 2 [Saturn] - Res Hack
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2016, 06:59:27 pm »
What resolution did the Japanese and north american release of the game run at? The same as the pal release?
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Re: The Story of Thor 2 [Saturn] - Res Hack
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2016, 12:36:20 am »
What resolution did the Japanese and north american release of the game run at? The same as the pal release?
NTSC version of the game have only a resolution of 320x224. Therefore, when comparing PAL and NTSC version of the game very noticeable, as the cut off the lower part of the screen.

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Re: The Story of Thor 2 [Saturn] - Res Hack
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2016, 01:29:13 pm »
Res hack v1.3 + fixes some bugs of the original game + NTSC patch!

Changes in version 1.3:
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- The horizontal alignment of the screen in rooms "B2F 1-2".
- The horizontal alignment of menu items (option screen, save/load screen, ranking screen).
- Change the color of some menu items (option screen, save/load screen, ranking screen).
- The semi-transparent menu background is now limited to a transparent frame around the edges of the screen (instead of the full fill the screen).
- Unlock hidden option items (difficulty selection and view rating).
- Completely removed PAL screen optimization (intended for conversion PAL to NTSC version of the game).



I have updated information and a link to the patch in the first post.
« Last Edit: January 21, 2016, 01:40:09 pm by paul_met »

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Re: The Story of Thor 2 [Saturn] - Res Hack
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2016, 07:16:31 pm »
is this strictly 50hz/50fps or is there also a 60hz/60fps option?
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Re: The Story of Thor 2 [Saturn] - Res Hack
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2016, 01:15:19 am »
is this strictly 50hz/50fps or is there also a 60hz/60fps option?
Read info in the first post carefully.
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Attention! This hack is designed exclusively for the European version of the game (PAL). But you can convert PAL to NTSC version with a patch in the folder "PAL-to-NTSC". However, you need to change region of your PAL iso by self.

January 28, 2016, 08:27:10 am - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
I think that work on this hack 99% complete. The latest version (1.4), as well as other similar hacks can be found at this link:
http://www.emu-land.net/forum/index.php/topic,73826.0.html
« Last Edit: January 28, 2016, 08:27:10 am by paul_met »