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Zelda 1 ROM hack finally released! "Trial of Courage"
« on: May 25, 2019, 06:44:31 pm »
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Re: Zelda 1 ROM hack finally released! "Trial of Courage"
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2019, 09:49:24 am »
Great hack so far! Only issue is, I cannot seem to find the Bag item anywhere in the game, and I've beaten levels 1 and 2. I can't find it in any of the shops or the first two dungeons so far, so I'm afraid I'm truly stuck. Feel free to PM me regarding how to find it.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2019, 10:18:05 am by Manos2610 »

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Re: Zelda 1 ROM hack finally released! "Trial of Courage"
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2019, 10:58:19 am »
I just gave you some info about it, check your messages. 8)


Glad to see a few people give my hack a chance :D
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Re: Zelda 1 ROM hack finally released! "Trial of Courage"
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2019, 05:04:03 pm »
For anyone reading reviews, beware of ultimaweapon's if you want to be spoiler-free.

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Re: Zelda 1 ROM hack finally released! "Trial of Courage"
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2019, 09:29:20 pm »
Well, I tried to make it clear the game is beatable without giving away too much.
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Re: Zelda 1 ROM hack finally released! "Trial of Courage"
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2019, 10:02:01 pm »
Yeah, ultima knows. He was my most valued tester :D .

Some people gave up after not finding an item 2 screens away from spawn. ::)
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Re: Zelda 1 ROM hack finally released! "Trial of Courage"
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2019, 11:24:48 am »
I'll admit I was guilty of being angry  :banghead: about the "item 2screens away from spawn"
thing, but I persevered and was rewarded with a pretty damn good hack. Good job guys
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Re: Zelda 1 ROM hack finally released! "Trial of Courage"
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2019, 12:21:33 pm »
Submitted new 1.1 version of the hack!

Added a Normal mode!
In this mode start with sword, and a few rupee stealing trolls have been changed to rewards.
Brightened up rooms in dungeons, so now you don't have to feel around in the dark too much.
Change the SELECT = QUIT GAME text in the subscreen to, SELECT = SAVE GAME in both versions.
Pretty much, it is more friendly to the player.

Now everyone will be happy! :D

The original hack is now called HARDCORE.

It's currently still in QUEUE status so there will be a short wait.
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Re: Zelda 1 ROM hack finally released! "Trial of Courage"
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2019, 01:58:24 pm »
Interesting. I think I'll replay hardcore again.
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Zelda 1 ROM hack \"Trial of Courage\" Update log
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2019, 10:07:24 pm »
I listened and heard feedback loud and clear! As a result...

V1.2 Uploaded! Will be in Queue for a bit though.

~CHANGELOG V1.2~

The best update yet!  ;D :D

There are now FOUR patches of difficulty! I have numbered the IPS files in order from easiest
to hardest, from lowest number to highest number.

VERSION DIFFERENCES BELOW-

NEWBIE-
In Newbie mode, Start with SWORD, and love it! Your direct hits are stronger than sword beams, and in general you
are way more powerful than all other versions of the hack... Wood Sword feels like the White sword!
Same amount of enemies appear as in the Casual patch.
Rooms are brighter in dungeons and have less enemies than in the harder patches, Veteran and Master.
Shop items cost less, and dungeon keys can be bought for cheap amounts of Rupees.
More obvious secret spots than the two harder versions, and you don't get punished by
many door repairs. Instead you are rewarded!
Fairy above the start screen.

-----Newbie is perfect for those who have never played, or those who don't have enough time for games, due to business-----

CASUAL-
In Casual mode, expect a casual game! You start with a SWORD! The difficulty should be about the same as the
original Zelda 1, maybe slightly harder. Rooms are brighter in dungeons and have less enemies than in the
harder patches, called Veteran and Master.
Sword is weaker than in Newbie mode, but a little stronger than veteran mode.
Normal Item prices and more obvious secret spots than the two harder versions, and you don't get punished by
many door repairs. Instead you are rewarded!
Fairy above the start screen.

-----Casual is the perfect mode for those who just want to re-expierence the original Zelda 1, but in a new light.-----

VETERAN-
This is the real deal! This patch is more difficult than Casual and Newbie. You start with a BOOMERANG, that can now
do damage! Damage of the boomerang has been slightly increased from the past 1.0 and 1.1 releases of the hack.
More enemies than Casual, but less than Master.
Sword and all items are weaker than the two easier versions.
Normal Item Prices.
Less obvious secret spots than Casual, but not as many door repairs as used in past versions.
Fairy above the start screen.

-----Veteran is the perfect patch for those who have played and beaten many Zelda Classic custom quests! AKA, pros.-----

MASTER-
The mode of true master! Do NOT play this version unless you REALLY love a good challenge!
Sword and all items are the same strength as the Veteran patch, EXCEPT the Boomerang, which is
as strong as it was in the 1.0 and 1.1 patches: AKA weaker.
Rooms are DARKER in dungeons and have MORE enemies than in the
easier patches, called Newbie and Casual.
Many more enemies, not to the point of extreme lag though.
Items are 5-10% more expensive in shops! All Keys in shops cost 255 rupees.
Sometimes you are punished by door repairs, so watch out!
Items in dungeons are obscured, and things aren't as obvious as the other versions.
NO BOOMERANG at start of 2nd quest. You must only use bombs.
NO fairy above the start screen.

-----Master mode is perfect for those who think they can do better than all versions
 combined, this mode truly lives up to the games' title, and IS harder than veteran for sure-----


If you don't like one version, give another a try! :)

I'd love to see a let's play of Master Mode though, XD.

Sorry for the inconvenience.  :-[ and Thanks for the feedback, I'm always trying to improve!

Any more feedback would be greatly appreciated!




May 30, 2019, 03:27:34 pm - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
Topic got merged ::), update info above.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2019, 03:27:34 pm by The3Dude »
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Re: Zelda 1 ROM hack finally released! "Trial of Courage"
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2019, 07:44:46 pm »
Per our PM discussion, here is a Dropbox link to my "Less Linear Edition" mod. I've decided to revamp it a bit, but it's more or less finished. Apply it to the original prepatched version of your project as the new patches will not work.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2pn8czp4u1gwpod/LOZ1-TrialOfCourageLLE101.ips?dl=0

EDIT;
Also here's the Link's Shadow LLE that I made. Apply to the Link's Shadow 1.50 version already patched. This one is still a work in progress..

https://www.dropbox.com/s/etkvhwuf0iussjb/LOZ1-LinksShadowLLE151.ips?dl=0

EDIT2;
Because the original version of this mod is no longer available, I'm linking the ips for it here;

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ccfnowd2jj8wsdi/LOZ1-TrialOfCourage100.ips?dl=0

So the order of operations is as follows;
1. Apply LOZ1-TrialOfCourage100.ips to the PRG0 LOZ1 rom.
2. Apply LOZ1-TrialOfCourageLLE101.ips to the newly patched rom.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2019, 09:16:57 pm by lexluthermiester »

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Re: Zelda 1 ROM hack finally released! \"Trial of Courage\"
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2019, 01:18:03 am »
Is it suspicious that someone who created their RHDN account TODAY, has just submitted a noncompliant of my hack?

 :huh: I would think so. 8)

And I googled his name, the only thing that comes up is Korean letters :laugh:, and a post on reddit with a reply that says this.

"quote from reddit: Okay /u/Alan7047 this is now the second post you've made with a very click-bait-y heading.
I'm locking this thread because this post is pure hyperbole, nothing more.
If you have issues, you're welcome to talk about them and we're happy to help where we can but making bold claims that you are not able to substantiate is pointless and posting your questions with a "sky is falling" clause at the end of them is not okay.
"



I sense drama heading my way. ::)
LOLOLOL. Like I wanted more. :laugh:

Holy! I just realized! I got a comment on one of my YT vids by the same Korean guy.
From my notifications

alan 7047
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alan 7047
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Excuse me.  I will return it to Google Translator. 

I am doing a good link shadows.  I have a question.  There seems to be an error in the game.  According to version 1.5, you have to ramp the way through the lost forests, but if you do not meet five hearts you will not get a lamp.  If you choose a potion instead of the heart of the western cave, the number of hearts is not 5, so you can not get the lamp and you can not proceed.  Is this an error?  Or am I misinformed?  Thank you for your support.


I helped him out and replied, but then comes and issues non-complaint on a different hack of mine???
 :huh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
 






May 31, 2019, 09:41:33 am - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
Ok, I just figured this out. So the guy was trying to write a review but didn't google translate the RHDN page, he's Korean. And so he probably sent a noncompliant, but in the noncompliant, his review was written. Probably why he sent 2 noncompliants, and 1 review afterwords.

I just got another youtube notif from him and he just made 2 thank you's because he loves the veteran 1.2 patch.

 :laugh: lol

Glad no drama came. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Re: Zelda 1 ROM hack finally released! "Trial of Courage"
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2019, 11:07:10 am »
while I was playing v1.0 of this game a few days ago I did notice there was no dungeon map to collect in level 9 of the 1st quest after checking out all the rooms.

maybe add one towards the path to the final boss (perhaps in one of the fairy rooms).

by the way, gamers should try out Zelda Challenge Outlands first (which was one of the hardest & challenging hacks many years ago) before playing Trial of Courage in either Veteran or Master mode. :)
« Last Edit: May 31, 2019, 11:12:56 am by erpster2 »

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Zelda - Trial of Courage (Update)
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2019, 11:32:58 am »
Crap I just checked too, it is nowhere. Gotta update again.

I agree with you too, no one stands a chance in Master mode unless they have lots of experience :laugh:

EDIT:

V1.3 submitted

More Improvements!

Added a missing map to the Lv9's of Quest 1 to all version modes. (Thanks to erpster2 for the heads up!)

In Master mode the death theme is different now. ;)

Touched up this manual, it now gives better hints!

Edited Master mode a little more to make it slightly harder.

Edited Newbie mode to make it slightly easier.
« Last Edit: June 01, 2019, 02:09:43 am by The3Dude »
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Re: Zelda 1 ROM hack finally released! "Trial of Courage"
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2019, 08:26:23 pm »
awesome.

though I found a few new minor problems that are 2nd quest related (all versions from Newbie to Master)

-no compass in level 5 of the 2nd quest after visiting all the rooms including the hidden ones (be sure to add one in the next version)

-this compass in level 7 of the 2nd quest is noncollectable or unreachable as it is on top of a stone:


this one can be fixed by either relocating the compass to a different area where it can be collected or make one of the left stones near the left door movable so that it can be reached from behind

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Re: Zelda 1 ROM hack finally released! "Trial of Courage"
« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2019, 09:30:00 pm »
Oh, oops :o!

Wow, you're like a beta tester :D :laugh:

Thanks again!

I'll have the update up in under 2 hours.

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Re: Zelda 1 ROM hack finally released! "Trial of Courage"
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2019, 10:43:26 pm »
I just read the reviews, and not everyone is a fan of the challenge. I'll replay it again in the morning and see how it can be made better.
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Re: Zelda 1 ROM hack finally released! "Trial of Courage"
« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2019, 10:49:07 pm »
By the way ultima! You know there are 4 difficulty versions now right? :D  Most of those are ancient reviews, well now they are at least. ;D
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Re: Zelda 1 ROM hack finally released! "Trial of Courage"
« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2019, 11:36:27 pm »
I downloaded all 4. I will start with Veteran, work down to Newbie and then Master last... since I basically know Master for the most part.
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Re: Zelda 1 ROM hack finally released! "Trial of Courage"
« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2019, 12:06:44 am »
You know veteran, that is basically the original. Master is WAY worse than the original's difficulty. :laugh:
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