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Game Boy: Black & White to Full Color.
« on: January 27, 2021, 06:40:57 pm »
Hi guys. I'm a newcomer in the site but I do my best to speak english because I'm french, sorry.

What a tool must I use to colorize Game Boy games into full color like Super Mario Land, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, Kirby's Dream Land, Pokémon Red & Blue Version and Metroid II: Return of Samus has been made, please?
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Re: Game Boy: Black & White to Full Color.
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2021, 09:55:16 am »
There's already hacks that colorize most of those games:

https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1385/
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/175/
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/5213/
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1187/

There's also a utility that is suppose to help you with this, but it's far from perfect:
https://www.romhacking.net/utilities/30/

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Re: Game Boy: Black & White to Full Color.
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2021, 12:29:36 pm »
You wanted say this color hack for Super Mario Land.

https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4477/

About the tool you suggested me, will be there an update to it's working with all Game Boy games if never I'm planning to colorize Mystic Quest (Final Fantasy Adventure in North America)?

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Re: Game Boy: Black & White to Full Color.
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2021, 06:23:16 pm »
Given that the last release was in 2002, I would assume no.

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Re: Game Boy: Black & White to Full Color.
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2021, 07:32:09 pm »
will be there an update to it's working with all Game Boy games
As I understand it, adding color ultimately requires inserting brand-new code into the ROM and it is pretty much unthinkable that such a utility could ever work with "all Game Boy games".
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Re: Game Boy: Black & White to Full Color.
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2021, 11:50:58 am »
If not, no problem to I can colorize the Final Fantasy Legend trilogy?

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Re: Game Boy: Black & White to Full Color.
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2021, 06:24:41 pm »
Your question is grammatically unclear.

You can try using the Game Boy Colorizer on the Final Fantasy Legend games, but it probably won't work.  These are very popular games and if was that easy to add color to them, someone would have done it already.

Anyway, the Wonderswan Color version is probably a better option for the first game.
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Re: Game Boy: Black & White to Full Color.
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2021, 03:20:39 am »
Or maybe that the GB Enhanced emulator is more effective than GB Colorizer to colorize Game Boy games. Am I wrong?
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Re: Game Boy: Black & White to Full Color.
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2021, 01:01:18 pm »
No one talks about GB Enhanced here. It's possible people might view it as less desirable since there's no way something created in GB Enhanced will run on the original hardware.  But for all I know there could be a thriving community for it elsewhere.
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