First off, I want to preface this post by saying I am not a hacker/programmer myself, but I sure have enjoyed some of the real nice work many of you have done or been a part of, for the last several years.
Amazing what a simple graphics and/or gameplay patch can do for a game I've beaten a hundred times over...
Anyways, on to my Q:
Noticed lots n LOTS of Castlevania series hacks for the NES and it occurred to me while playing some of those.....why hasn't the graphically superior Super Castlevania not been hacked yet?
Frankly, while SCV4 is a good game, I find it to be far too easy until you get really far into the game.
I figured, with all the difficulty hacks out there for the NES Castlevanias, there MUST be some intrepid hackers that would dive into SCV4 on Snes and liven up the difficulty on that...change a few levels around.
NES Castlevanias are great n all, but I think hackers have just about all they can with that, no?
How about breaking some new ground and tackling the Snes version, or even better, some of the Super Famicom versions, and make some killer hacks (no pun intended, hehe) using those Roms as bases?
Again, I am not a hacker myself, so I really don't understand the complexities behind taking apart a rom, then modifying and/or adding to it......but since so many other roms (RPGS seem to be complex in of themselves, and THEY have been hacked and modified) with complex structures have been worked on, why not SCV4?
If someone can perhaps explain to me some of the reasons why this game hasn't been hacked, or people can just use this thread to throw about ideas on how such a thing could be done...I'd be very appreciative and would love to sit back and read what the hacking experts think about this.
Thank you ladies and gents.