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ROM Hacks: The Great AIDS Pandemic Begins!
« on: April 28, 2016, 09:24:35 am »

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Announcing the release of The 1957-1959 AIDS Pandemic. A hack of Dr. Mario for the NES. With changes to the graphics, text, and music, this is one of the most extensive hacks of Dr. Mario made yet.


in the year 1957, mankind was hit with an airborne version of AIDS that caused untold destruction in the 2 years that followed. Nuclear equipped ICBMs launched throughout the world as governments became desperate to regain control of the world, and people rioted and died in the streets.

Now, in the year 1959, civilization around the world has been reduced to nothing. Entire continents are bereft of all human life. Doleskonov Chechloromanov, a scientist in Russia has spent most of the pandemic using a drug called Mifepriston beat back inevitable death in himself and his patients. Unfortunately, it's only a matter of time before they all die as well.

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Re: ROM Hacks: The Great AIDS Pandemic Begins!
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2016, 11:12:13 am »
I think the hack is impressive, but should a hack with swastikas and "FAGS SPREAD AIDS" inserted in the game menu really be promoted on the home page?  :-X

And of course the hilarious little detail I just noticed on the main logo  :P

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Re: ROM Hacks: The Great AIDS Pandemic Begins!
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2016, 12:45:30 pm »
Am I the only one who finds this to be extremely offensive?!

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Re: ROM Hacks: The Great AIDS Pandemic Begins!
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2016, 01:05:49 pm »
Likely not, but no one forced you to read it.

That said, it would be a good idea to add a warning sign for this kind of hacks, that definitely divide the community.

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Re: ROM Hacks: The Great AIDS Pandemic Begins!
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2016, 01:20:56 pm »
Am I the only one who finds this to be extremely offensive?!


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Re: ROM Hacks: The Great AIDS Pandemic Begins!
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2016, 03:10:43 pm »
What a stupid hack. What drives people to make these kind of hacks I wonder...

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Re: ROM Hacks: The Great AIDS Pandemic Begins!
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2016, 03:32:42 pm »
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Am I the only one who finds this to be extremely offensive?!
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What a stupid hack. What drives people to make these kind of hacks I wonder...

They do it to get your approval.
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Re: ROM Hacks: The Great AIDS Pandemic Begins!
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2016, 03:39:38 pm »
What a stupid hack. What drives people to make these kind of hacks I wonder...
I think every normal person would agree with you. Judging who the author is, you should not be surprized though. There is a sub-community in romhacking called BHDN, which specializes in making the most offensive (baddest) hacks possible. And it apparently is the policy of this site's administration to allow such hacks, posts, news - and thus the BHDN idea is transfered to RHDN as a subcommunity.

In my oppinion the BHDN authors and hacks should stay on BHDN only, where it is logical that the user can expect extreme offense in all aspects (forum interface, hacks, talk, porn avatars, explicit porn, nazis etc etc). But like said some admins made it clear on various occasions, that they will not remove this content from this site. So yea, we unfortunately can not overrule moderators' decisions. (If I would be running the show, I would not allow such hacks, topics, news for obvious reasons - the irony is that sometimes only gfx is changed into swasticas, cursing, genitals, racism etc etc, while the game-play remains the same, but that is not always the case). I believe the videos on You tube regarding such hacks are also forbidden and were removed by mods there (it thus depends on the site's policy).


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Re: ROM Hacks: The Great AIDS Pandemic Begins!
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2016, 04:09:36 pm »
In my oppinion the BHDN authors and hacks should stay on BHDN only, where it is logical that the user can expect extreme offense in all aspects (forum interface, hacks, talk, porn avatars, explicit porn, nazis etc etc).
+1   There is an entire website for these hacks. I mean, there are rom hackers that frequent this forum that would really not want to see this, including children. I don't have too much of a problem with dick hacks, I don't see what could be seen as extremely offensive here (Maybe I have had access to the internet for too long), but seeing a c-shaped penis first thing in the morning was quite shocking. I usually save that kind of thing for the afternoon.

Edit: they should stay on this site but maybe not on the front page.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2016, 04:34:44 pm by jink640 »

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Re: ROM Hacks: The Great AIDS Pandemic Begins!
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2016, 04:18:01 pm »
In my oppinion the BHDN authors and hacks should stay on BHDN only, where it is logical that the user can expect extreme offense in all aspects (forum interface, hacks, talk, porn avatars, explicit porn, nazis etc etc). But like said some admins made it clear on various occasions, that they will not remove this content from this site. So yea, we unfortunately can not overrule moderators' decisions. (If I would be running the show, I would not allow such hacks, topics, news for obvious reasons - the irony is that sometimes only gfx is changed into swasticas, cursing, genitals, racism etc etc, while the game-play remains the same, but that is not always the case). I believe the videos on You tube regarding such hacks are also forbidden and were removed by mods there (it thus depends on the site's policy).

Thank goodness it's not up to you then. These types of hacks are almost foundational to romhacking in general and our current understanding of how things work. those types of hacks and edits have been around long before there were even emulators, going back to simple graphics edits in PC games. I wish there were emulators with on the fly graphics tile editors like Nesticle so we'd see even more graphics edits. You whine about the types of hacks you don't like, yet often those hacks are some of the first to do major overhauls. Music editing came from "bad" hacks. The guys doing the "vulgar" hacks have reverse engineered whole games and rebuilt them. That monster party editor thats been used to such success? it came from one of those "penis and swastica" hacks.

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Re: ROM Hacks: The Great AIDS Pandemic Begins!
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2016, 04:42:52 pm »
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Thank goodness it's not up to you then. These types of hacks are almost foundational to romhacking in general and our current understanding of how things work. those types of hacks and edits have been around long before there were even emulators, going back to simple graphics edits in PC games.
Sure they are and it is a great shame that such talented hackers make these hacks with such an extreme content, when in fact they are good programers and game designers and could make qulity non-spoof hacks.

Having a hack saying "anal r***" or "die n******" is not fundamental in my book and should not be a part of this site (in my book), specially when a complete site with such ideas/mentality already exists. But again, I'm not saying removal, I'm saying - put in correct topic/section (as it is common on all forums).

Ask any person who runs any internet site/blog/facebook/you tube - if they would want to have such racist and extreme political signs allowed. It is just common sense that they will disallow this.

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Re: ROM Hacks: The Great AIDS Pandemic Begins!
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2016, 04:54:28 pm »
we have this goddamned argument every time

and every time the mods say it's fine

stop giving them a headache

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Re: ROM Hacks: The Great AIDS Pandemic Begins!
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2016, 04:56:10 pm »
I'm all for freedom of hacks, but, some of these I think should get rejected upon principal. It seems like you could make an offensive, stupid hack by changing some graphics & text, and it will get accepted. I just think there should be a bit of quality control.

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Re: ROM Hacks: The Great AIDS Pandemic Begins!
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2016, 05:13:41 pm »
tough shit them's the breaks

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« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2016, 05:18:45 pm »
Sure they are and it is a great shame that such talented hackers make these hacks with such an extreme content, when in fact they are good programers and game designers and could make qulity non-spoof hacks.
Because good people should only do the thing you like, and not the things they like.


Having a hack saying "anal r***" or "die n******" is not fundamental in my book and should not be a part of this site (in my book), specially when a complete site with such ideas/mentality already exists. But again, I'm not saying removal, I'm saying - put in correct topic/section (as it is common on all forums).

I didnt say fundamental, i said foundational. As in the earliest hacks, the foundations of the hobby, were often vulgar. This site existed long before the "other" site did. If your so keen on other forums, feel free to create your own to keep out the "undesirables" itll be oh so "inclusive", right? Thing ARE in the correct place here, general discussions are in the general discussion forum, hacks are in the hacks forum, translations are in the translation forum.

Ask any person who runs any internet site/blog/facebook/you tube - if they would want to have such racist and extreme political signs allowed. It is just common sense that they will disallow this.

Any person? Ok, i'll as the admin of "f sensitivity", or " hating people that get offended by facebook posts". Seems "common sense" says yes, they'd love it.

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we have this goddamned argument every time

and every time the mods say it's fine

stop giving them a headache

People like this have gotten used to whining until they get their way, and ruining hobbies and communities by forcing out everyone they don't agree with until nobody is left but them.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2016, 05:24:42 pm by popehentai »

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Re: ROM Hacks: The Great AIDS Pandemic Begins!
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2016, 05:49:27 pm »
How about we discuss the hack at large.

This hack was started about the time I finished it's sister hack, "f*ck Dick Nazi Random Offensive Word Tetris".  It shares many of the same themes. Genocide being the main one. The AIDS pandemic that wiped out mankind was manmade, and not the result of a certain penile organization. Who or what is responsble for it is yet to be revealed, but when it is, everything that has happened in every hack I've made prior will make more sense.

Like several other hacks I've done, I went out of my way to make the hack feel dreary and strange. No longer do you have the cheery atmosphere of Dr. Mario. You boot the game and you see this man, clearly upset and on the verge of giving up. Just standing there motionless. An aids virus dancing in place screaming "get aids".

There is no music to speak of on the title screen. Just a short Bzzt that occurs every few seconds. When you reach the menu, you are assaulted with various phrases meant to make yoj feel uneasy. The gameplay is the same, but the plot takes advantage of the lack of an actual ending. No matter how much you play, you will never ever truly win against AIDS. The in game music is a cocophony of noise meant to make you feel nervous. In the track "laugh" you can even hear the AIDS viruses laughing at you as you try in vain to stop them. once you return to the menu after losing, youll notice that the menu is now shaking and the music has become a dull roar of notes. This is to simulate the pain in knowing that youve just killed someone  on accident.


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« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2016, 06:48:20 pm »
I think it's in the wider community's interests to ignore the SJW censorship brigade. They want to be offended just as much as this ROM hacker wants to offend them.

Don't feed the trolls - on either side.

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« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2016, 07:00:50 pm »
being offended by this hack doesn't mean you're an SJW(BTW, I've met actual out and proud SJWs, rather than what y'all call SJWs. They are legitimately frightening extremists who one day will likely fire bomb a place. SJW is a much misused word). Like, I'm offended by all of these friggin' hacks. Doesn't mean the site is disallowing them. They've been here since the site was founded.
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Re: ROM Hacks: The Great AIDS Pandemic Begins!
« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2016, 08:42:24 pm »
Like, I'm offended by all of these friggin' hacks.

:(

I guess my dream of a Community Crossover will remain just that...

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Re: ROM Hacks: The Great AIDS Pandemic Begins!
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2016, 04:50:24 am »
How about we discuss the hack at large.

This hack was started about the time I finished it's sister hack, "f*ck Dick Nazi Random Offensive Word Tetris".  It shares many of the same themes. Genocide being the main one. The AIDS pandemic that wiped out mankind was manmade, and not the result of a certain penile organization. Who or what is responsble for it is yet to be revealed, but when it is, everything that has happened in every hack I've made prior will make more sense.

Like several other hacks I've done, I went out of my way to make the hack feel dreary and strange. No longer do you have the cheery atmosphere of Dr. Mario. You boot the game and you see this man, clearly upset and on the verge of giving up. Just standing there motionless. An aids virus dancing in place screaming "get aids".

There is no music to speak of on the title screen. Just a short Bzzt that occurs every few seconds. When you reach the menu, you are assaulted with various phrases meant to make yoj feel uneasy. The gameplay is the same, but the plot takes advantage of the lack of an actual ending. No matter how much you play, you will never ever truly win against AIDS. The in game music is a cocophony of noise meant to make you feel nervous. In the track "laugh" you can even hear the AIDS viruses laughing at you as you try in vain to stop them. once you return to the menu after losing, youll notice that the menu is now shaking and the music has become a dull roar of notes. This is to simulate the pain in knowing that youve just killed someone  on accident.

Interesting. There might be some potential in more depression-style romhacks. "I'm sorry Mario, the princess isn't here. And she won't be in the next castle either. You'll never find her. Just give up. It's all pointless. I'm sorry Mario. I'm so, so, very sorry."