Thanks for your response.
The repository that you mentioned does still exist, although privately now and with much more added stuff into it since November, and from that one most of the stuff like New Controls, MSU, Status windows, etc, script were all done particularly for MaternalBound in mind, and while yeah some of them were added into the Library even by myself, they were being hold-off until the release of the new hack I am making, which is the very reason why I didn't mention the New MaternalBound repo to anyone, and I wasn't able to make the repo private before until Microsoft acquisition of GitHub, were they made private repos free for all users instead of being available only for paid users.
Perhaps the reason why it was open led to this event, but it was done so due to GitHub not offering private repos for free users. After that, I effectively made it private.
All in all, I do get where you are coming from, the repo was available openly and perhaps you saw it as okay to fork it.
That's fine, but do take into consideration that you did know the current project was in beta for a potential final release, yet you still went ahead with it.
No harm though, it's completely fine and I do appreciate that you explained everything in detail.
With that said:
In fact ShadowOne333, I'm asking/proposing this if you think it is ok:
- Closing this for now, removing the betas and only continuing this after you release the "stable"/non-beta version?
- Otherwise, would you be up for collaboration (perhaps integrating some changes / making them configurable)?
I am okay with #1. I'd be grateful if you could please halt any release of this hack until I finish the New MaternalBound hack I am making. This will also greatly benefit you, as right now there is no PCM pack for EarthBound at all, and I'm the only one with a full PCM pack for the whole game (which took me months to do, with some original tracks by myself as well).
If you want to collab, I'm up for it too, just that I don't know how much help I could be
Once I release the final hack, I will make the current build public, and you can base your new hack on it.
I have no issues with you taking MaternalBound as the base, the only problem was that you took an unfinished/beta build of it, and by making a release you can undermine the whole work from months/years I've put into it. That's the reason.
So in short words, you can continue this hack, but I would please ask you if you could make the current repo you have as private, and to not publish any patches until I finish the new hack I am making.
You can still continue your work on it of course, and perhaps showcase some of the changes, but without any patches until I am done with my hack please.
This can help you a lot as well, as the changes between Nov up to February are above the thousands, so your hack will also greatly benefit from that, as well as the PCM pack I have for MSU for it as well.
One last thing, I noticed you removed the dad calling you thing, have you tried in-game?
What effects does it have or what does the game do when Dad is about to call Ness?