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Castlevania III Prelude of Light
« on: December 22, 2016, 07:54:29 pm »
    Introduction
    Hey everyone! I thought I'd share some info on my latest project :) I am currently working on a hack of CV3 known as Castlevania III Prelude of Light (name finalized). This is my most ambitious hack thus far and so I am doing my best to make it the best experience I can for hardcore fans of classic Castlevania. Honestly I am surprised by the lack of work that has been done on such an amazing game so I have gotten in contact with levelengine, another CV3 hacker, who is assisting in the project as well. I don't want to spoil too much so I won't be revealing much more until the hack is released, but expect a fresh new Castlevania III by the time it is finished!

    *For those wondering yes this is the same project I posted before, but I needed to move it to the right section of the forums.

    Story
    The story takes place in an alternate timeline where Dracula defeated the Belmonts and conquered all of Europe. Thus, a new generation of Vampire Hunters are born and team up to restore peace to Transylvania. The story definitely doesn't take itself too seriously and the dialogue between the characters is meant to be witty and entertaining.

    Opening Prologue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BDk-KMppVU&feature=youtu.be

    Characters

    Noah
    Vampire Hunter



    Chase
    Rogue



    Pearl
    Wizard



    ???
    "Archie"

    Features
    • Redesigned stages
    • New characters
    • An Expert difficulty
    • Modified sprites & palettes
    • Rewritten story & dialogue
    • Day to night transition

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    Re: Castlevania III Prelude of Light
    « Reply #1 on: December 22, 2016, 11:07:08 pm »
    hack of Castlevania III, or Akumajou Densetsu?

    If it's only CV3, please try to make a Akumajou Densetsu version so we who love VRC6 can get our groove on.

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    Re: Castlevania III Prelude of Light
    « Reply #2 on: December 23, 2016, 06:32:26 am »
    hack of Castlevania III, or Akumajou Densetsu?

    If it's only CV3, please try to make a Akumajou Densetsu version so we who love VRC6 can get our groove on.
    Sorry! The hack is for CV3, but I will see what I can do about making a version for Akumajou Densetsu.
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    Re: Castlevania III Prelude of Light
    « Reply #3 on: December 23, 2016, 07:23:04 am »
    I know the Japanese version was on more advanced tech and had better music and stuff, but for some reason I still prefer the US music, it's just what I grew up with.

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    Re: Castlevania III Prelude of Light
    « Reply #4 on: December 24, 2016, 02:39:48 am »
    This looks pretty neat.  :)


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    Re: Castlevania III Prelude of Light
    « Reply #5 on: December 24, 2016, 01:46:28 pm »
    I know the Japanese version was on more advanced tech and had better music and stuff, but for some reason I still prefer the US music, it's just what I grew up with.
    I feel this to some degree, but the VRC6 version is simply superior. But yeah, it's good to have the choice for those who prefer the 2A03 only version without the enhancements.

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    Re: Castlevania III Prelude of Light
    « Reply #6 on: December 31, 2016, 06:52:03 am »
    -UPDATE #1-
    I have finished all the stages up to Dracula's Castle. I'm still having some issues with moving bosses around and messing with character cutscenes so if anyone has any knowledge on how those work please feel free to share it with me :) I will continue to post whenever I have any significant news to share and hopefully we can finish this hack before February!

    Stage 1: Daybreak Castle


    Stage 2: Abandoned Factory


    Stage 3: Frosty Forest


    Stage 4A: Ship of Scalawags


    Stage 5A: Crystal Tower


    Stage 6A: The Bridge


    Stage 4: Leviathan Lagoon


    Stage 5: Underground Waterway


    Stage 6: Cursed Temple
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    Re: Castlevania III Prelude of Light
    « Reply #7 on: December 31, 2016, 06:56:44 am »
    freakin sweet

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    Re: Castlevania III Prelude of Light
    « Reply #8 on: December 31, 2016, 07:10:05 am »
    freakin sweet
    Thank you ^-^ I have devoted all of my free time to this project for the last few weeks and I am determined to have it finished as soon as possible. Fans of CV3 have been waiting so long for a full fledged hack of this game and I am here to deliver!
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    Re: Castlevania III Prelude of Light
    « Reply #9 on: December 31, 2016, 02:39:09 pm »
    This sounds very interesting and a parody of CVIII with interesting features,but I have one major gripe and that is the other characters,due to the fact the other three won't have power up weapons unlike Cadence of Agony in which they have,still Im interested where this project goes?

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    Re: Castlevania III Prelude of Light
    « Reply #10 on: December 31, 2016, 03:45:20 pm »
    This sounds very interesting and a parody of CVIII with interesting features,but I have one major gripe and that is the other characters,due to the fact the other three won't have power up weapons unlike Cadence of Agony in which they have,still Im interested where this project goes?
    A parody?

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    Re: Castlevania III Prelude of Light
    « Reply #11 on: December 31, 2016, 03:49:49 pm »
    Because of the dialog and the story dosen't take itself to seriously and I read some of them and I find it funny.

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    Re: Castlevania III Prelude of Light
    « Reply #12 on: December 31, 2016, 04:09:57 pm »
    Because of the dialog and the story dosen't take itself to seriously and I read some of them and I find it funny.
    Example A (Props to anyone who knows where this meme is from):
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    Re: Castlevania III Prelude of Light
    « Reply #13 on: January 01, 2017, 01:15:21 am »
    Thank you ^-^ I have devoted all of my free time to this project for the last few weeks and I am determined to have it finished as soon as possible. Fans of CV3 have been waiting so long for a full fledged hack of this game and I am here to deliver!

    Damn right, I've been waiting for a Castlevania III hack for years.  Also, by "day to night transitions", I hope to god that you mean a gradual darkening in pallet, and not "what a horrible night to have a curse."  But a gradual pallet change would be really cool.
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    Re: Castlevania III Prelude of Light
    « Reply #14 on: January 01, 2017, 02:36:00 am »
    Damn right, I've been waiting for a Castlevania III hack for years.  Also, by "day to night transitions", I hope to god that you mean a gradual darkening in pallet, and not "what a horrible night to have a curse."  But a gradual pallet change would be really cool.
    Haha no need to worry. I do in fact mean that the game begins in the morning (hence "Daybreak Castle") and progressively gets darker until it becomes night. As you can see in the screenshots the morning, afternoon, and evening all have their respective color palettes.
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    Re: Castlevania III Prelude of Light
    « Reply #15 on: January 01, 2017, 01:28:14 pm »
    Haha no need to worry. I do in fact mean that the game begins in the morning (hence "Daybreak Castle") and progressively gets darker until it becomes night. As you can see in the screenshots the morning, afternoon, and evening all have their respective color palettes.

    Oh, wait, do you mean each level is darker than the last, or is it actually going to get darker in mid level?  (I'm hoping the latter).
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    Re: Castlevania III Prelude of Light
    « Reply #16 on: January 06, 2017, 12:51:11 pm »
    First attempt at graphic hacking. Thoughts?
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    Re: Castlevania III Prelude of Light
    « Reply #17 on: January 06, 2017, 02:16:36 pm »
    First attempt at graphic hacking. Thoughts?



    Fiddle around until you got something as practice makes perfect.  That's how I accidentally made my Sonia sprite lol.

    By the way, I've been thinking on what you asked me in your PM.  I'll send you my contact info here in a bit once I'm done doing housework, just taking a breather for lunch right now  :D

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    Re: Castlevania III Prelude of Light
    « Reply #18 on: January 06, 2017, 02:20:38 pm »

    Fiddle around until you got something as practice makes perfect.  That's how I accidentally made my Sonia sprite lol.

    By the way, I've been thinking on what you asked me in your PM.  I'll send you my contact info here in a bit once I'm done doing housework, just taking a breather for lunch right now  :D
    Ahhhh thank you so much! levelengine and I have really wanted to talk to you :)
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    Re: Castlevania III Prelude of Light
    « Reply #19 on: January 06, 2017, 04:53:30 pm »
    Sounds good.  I'll be available in two hours hopefully lol.