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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #200 on: October 16, 2016, 08:05:43 pm »
This thread was pretty active up until ten days ago, what's going on?

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #201 on: October 16, 2016, 10:59:26 pm »
I'm guessing they are waiting for Azulo now.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #202 on: October 17, 2016, 11:53:30 am »
Indeed, that's all that's left now.
The rest of the portraits and every other anime-like image in the game has been dealt with already.
There's not much more to do besides what has been previously mentioned.

Although, once again I want to mention this:

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Huh...
I was going through the ROM's data and I found something odd.
There seem to be some callbacks to the original portraits in 0x012FE600, there's one with Dimitrii's agonizing face and after that there's one with Mina.

(Image is separated into two, I just placed one in here to save space, just imagine the second part of the image xD)
(Wrong palette btw, this one doesn't take the palette previously specified for Dmitrii's portraits)



Those two seem to be in a completely different part of the ROM, and I cannot seem to find where or when those are being called in-game.
That's why i want to encourage those that are playing the beta versions of the patch to try to find where those two might appear. Try to do a full playthrough of the game if you guys can and try to give as much feedback as possible.
If you notice that there is a part in the game where there's still an anime portrait, or a part in the game where those two images appear (Mina with a black background or Dmitrii with a weird outglow), please let me know.

In case the other links are down, I have uploaded the latest v3 patch to my dropbox, it shouldn't go down anymore:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/pnvg2t19x9jsnld/Dawn%20Of%20Dignity%20v3.xdelta?dl=0

Thank you in advance to all of you closely involved in the development of this hack or have helped in someway (Azulo, DarkSamus, Johann and Justin mainly) and for those who test the patches!
Your help is really appreciated. :)

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IMPORTANT EDIT:
NOW I know where those two images are being used!
https://youtu.be/TrTbPcgCcsI?t=4m19s

It's at the VERY end of the game, when you fight Menace.
Right when Soma defeats him and starts absorbing the dark souls, those images appear, first Dmitrii and then the Mina with black background image.
The Mina one will be easy, it's a simple matter of recopying a previous portrait and changing the background colour to the 0x01 colour (black), and for Dmitrii I might have to do some trickery. I just need to find his palette offset since none of the portraits seem to have that yellow-ish tone for him.

Pheww, close call there, I almost forgot those two. xD
« Last Edit: October 17, 2016, 12:19:10 pm by ShadowOne333 »

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #203 on: October 17, 2016, 01:03:14 pm »
You forgot about these two? ;D
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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #204 on: October 17, 2016, 01:04:58 pm »
You forgot about these two? ;D
Don't you dare to throw me some innuendos there. :P
How can I forget about these two?
They're my all time pals. :D

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #205 on: October 17, 2016, 03:33:11 pm »
Here's the palettes/graphics for the cutscene immediately following Menace's defeat:
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-- PALETTES --
0x001F0118 = Dmitrii Blinov
0x001F0138 = Menace
0x001F0158 = Mina Hakuba

-- GRAPHICS --
0x012FE000 = Dmitrii Blinov
0x01304000 = Menace
0x0130A000 = Mina Hakuba

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #206 on: October 17, 2016, 04:04:44 pm »
Here's the palettes/graphics for the cutscene immediately following Menace's defeat:
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-- PALETTES --
0x001F0118 = Dmitrii Blinov
0x001F0138 = Menace
0x001F0158 = Mina Hakuba

-- GRAPHICS --
0x012FE000 = Dmitrii Blinov
0x01304000 = Menace
0x0130A000 = Mina Hakuba

You're at it again. :)
Thank you!

Here's the image(s) for Dmitrii's:




Be careful, as this one is divided into two images because I couldn't get it to show into just one.
And here's the one for Mina's:



I think that covers all of the remaining stuff from the anime portraits.
Mina is easy to redo, I can simply paste the redone image we already have.
I would just need to fit the redone image of Dmitrii into the above one, and I think I might wait until we have the definitive Dmitrii to edit that one, I don't want to make any efforts in vain if we'll end up replacing the current Dmitrii with the one from azulo. :P

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #207 on: October 17, 2016, 05:25:52 pm »
I'm about to finish a milestone on the project I'm working on, so I'm gonna give myself a couple of days to draw soon, expect some updates later this week  ::)

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #208 on: October 17, 2016, 05:32:24 pm »
I'm about to finish a milestone on the project I'm working on, so I'm gonna give myself a couple of days to draw soon, expect some updates later this week  ::)
ah don't worry!
I can wait for sure. :)
Don't feel like you are being rushed or something, a rushed work usually doesn't go well.
Take your time, my friend :)

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #209 on: October 17, 2016, 07:23:15 pm »
I tried the hack on the DS via R4 and it looked pretty good. I imagine it's leagues above the anime version. I ain't gonna play it the anime way. I am having a hard time with the boss seal thing tho. I don't know where the stylus is and when I try to do it with my fingernail I can't get a straight line.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #210 on: October 17, 2016, 07:49:05 pm »
I have a code that removes the seal stuff.
Helicoptering about till I find some ROM hacking treasure.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #211 on: October 17, 2016, 11:21:59 pm »
What is it?

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #212 on: October 18, 2016, 06:29:33 am »
I will PM you.
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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #213 on: October 18, 2016, 11:09:20 am »
No need to PM, codes aren't illegal :P

But why wouldn't you want seals in the game?
I mean, just look at them:



You can't just simply ditch those beautiful eyes!  :-[
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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #214 on: October 18, 2016, 07:07:28 pm »
 :laugh:

Beautiful eyes aside, would it be possible to hard code that into the game? To keep it as a separate patch maybe?  ::)

A bit offtopic, but fixing the portraits AND removing the seal nonsense would completely fix the game for my taste...

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #215 on: October 18, 2016, 07:13:18 pm »
:laugh:

Beautiful eyes aside, would it be possible to hard code that into the game? To keep it as a separate patch maybe?  ::)

A bit offtopic, but fixing the portraits AND removing the seal nonsense would completely fix the game for my taste...

I was thinking about making a CV Dawn of Seals and replace all portraits with that one :D

As for the Seals thing, it's definitely doable.
You can hack AR/GS codes into the game, I just have to find a way to do so, if I get it working I might release two patches for each one, one with and other w/o seals.

(Sorry chubby fellas, you are not wanted here)

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #216 on: October 18, 2016, 07:28:50 pm »
Well, today I had a talk with the creator of the code, Hextator.

Maybe we can ask him to insert the code into the rom/ram (whatever).
« Last Edit: October 18, 2016, 08:13:17 pm by Thirteen 1355 »
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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #217 on: October 18, 2016, 07:30:22 pm »
Well, today I had a talk with the creator of the code, Hextator.

Maybe you can ask him to insert the code into the rom/ram (whatever).
You already broke the ice, why don't you? :P
Or redirect him here so that he could hopefully shed some light about it.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #218 on: October 18, 2016, 07:31:25 pm »
He's still online on Discord. I can literally write something now, and he'd read it.

EDIT: I wrote him about it, and he reacted. I will redirect him soon.
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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #219 on: October 18, 2016, 07:54:39 pm »
Why would he freak out about the no seals code spreading?  I truly don't understand that.  It's kind of a god send to NOT have those seals.  They're interesting but it's kind of a jank forced use of the touch screen.
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