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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #1900 on: May 24, 2015, 10:37:49 pm »
A lot of NES games desperately need save features, games like Blaster Master and Rygar for example.

I think nobody bothered with Blaster Master because of Blaster Master: Overdrive. Still a couple of the RPG/Adventure games like Faxanadu, Battle of Olympus, and Rygar could use save features rather than password systems or nothing at all.

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« Reply #1901 on: May 24, 2015, 11:36:20 pm »
I think Rygar is too short to need a save/password system. Blaster Master maybe.
Rygar has like 6 bytes worth of data to save I think.

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« Reply #1902 on: May 25, 2015, 01:00:32 am »
A lot of Sega Master System games have been completely neglected as far as any types of features and hacking are concerned. I'd love to see someone like M Tee and Optomon involved with hacking a game like Alien 3 for Sega Master System. It has the creepy vibe of a Castlevania game (which it would seem like Optomon likes) and M Tee is amazing so he could I'm sure change it into a whole new game with his style of graphics. We have already seen them turn Castlevania 2 into Pyron. It would be really cool if after that you see them turn Alien 3 into a more Castlevaniaish game. Oh and lets not forget the amazing music that could be forged, especially with the FM addition. This shows normal Sega Master System sound and then FM chip enhanced sound:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISECbbAoBlw

I doubt it will happen though. People around here seem to steer clear of Sega Master System hacks for some reason. Not sure why.

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« Reply #1903 on: May 25, 2015, 01:38:59 am »
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It would be really cool if after that you see them turn Alien 3 into a more Castlevaniaish game.

I was just thinking about hacking this the other day. Or entertaining the idea anyway. I've never played the Sega version but I had the SNES version when I was younger which I think is incredibly underrated. Most movie games suck but that one was pretty bad ass. It had passwords, but it seems like you had to finish an entire mission before you got one. Some of those missions had so many tasks and took forever so it was pretty challenging to make it all the way through without cheating (A - A B Y X, B - A B Y X... I still remember). :) I loved having 3 different weapons right off the bat and how easy it was to switch between them because each of them was just fired by one of the buttons. You didn't actually have to "switch" like in most games. That was a great game and I'd love to see some hacks of that. If nothing else it would bring some more attention to a game that I'm sure most people just ignored. Their loss.
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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #1904 on: May 25, 2015, 04:39:21 am »
I doubt it will happen though. People around here seem to steer clear of Sega Master System hacks for some reason. Not sure why.

Simply because most members are from USA and this console sold very bad there.

Weirdly enough, it's the same for the Genesis / MD whereas the console sold quite well. I suppose it's because Genesis players were attracted by the console for its western games, and are not really fond of the unstranslated games (mainly RPGs and strategy).

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« Reply #1905 on: May 25, 2015, 05:27:02 am »
Need a Solar Jetman Hack & level editor! :D Such an underrated game.  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #1906 on: May 25, 2015, 11:34:37 am »
Simply because most members are from USA and this console sold very bad there.

Weirdly enough, it's the same for the Genesis / MD whereas the console sold quite well. I suppose it's because Genesis players were attracted by the console for its western games, and are not really fond of the unstranslated games (mainly RPGs and strategy).

I think it part is because, from what I've read, Genesis games were more often heavily compressed than NES and SNES (perhaps in part due to its faster and more complex CPU). During the developmental years of ROM hacking, that was enough to turn people away as few people knew how to do ASM hacking. They'd be like "oh! compression! game is unhackable!". Tools developed more for NES/SNES games and emulators I see got better for them.
(I know SNES has compression too, but like 95% of the time, from my experience, its simple LZ variants. I've seen the "standard" Genesis compressions docs and it doesn't look like they'd be too easy to crack manually.)
Now, there are some nice emulators for Genesis, but I don't know if there's one that still has a nice trace-to-file option. (except for GensTracer, which I had to use for Nadia, but having to edit the text files each time is a very clunky UI :P )
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« Reply #1907 on: May 26, 2015, 02:35:20 am »
A lot of NES games desperately need save features, games like Blaster Master and Rygar for example.

You know, I really wish Super Mario Bros 3 had a save feature, and also let you freely redo stages and return to worlds you've already been to. Basically get SMB3 and structure it more like SMW.

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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #1908 on: May 26, 2015, 02:59:00 am »
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« Reply #1909 on: May 26, 2015, 03:16:44 am »
Yeah, the fact there is no save feature in SMB3 really ruins the experience; however, there's a level select accessible via Game Genie, a Super Mario All-Stars version that allows saving, and warp whistles. Normally, it will take a long time to beat in one sitting.

Solomon's Key suffers from a similar issue. If it wasn't for the infinite lives code, you would have to start from level one after you die thrice and there are fifty levels! Even with the code, the games is difficult to beat in one sitting.

Yeah, I know I'm complaining a bit too much. I know there are codes, I know there is the SNES version, and I could use savestates, but I still think the hack I want is valid. I know there's not much point in redoing stages, but it would be nice for me.

Also, you reminded me I have to play Solomon's Key one day, lol. Nice to know there's a inf lives cheat.

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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #1910 on: May 26, 2015, 10:23:38 pm »
There is a new NES Super Mario All-Stars that allows saving,  The Spoony Hou. I think that might be what Chpexo is talking about. I just tried it and its awesome.

I'd REALLY like to see an NES Wily Tower.

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« Reply #1911 on: May 27, 2015, 02:59:44 am »
There is a new NES Super Mario All-Stars that allows saving,  The Spoony Hou. I think that might be what Chpexo is talking about. I just tried it and its awesome.

I'd REALLY like to see an NES Wily Tower.

I JUST saw that on the main page. Oops. I'll try it later :P.

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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #1912 on: June 03, 2015, 02:36:34 am »
Burgertime 2, Has anyone hacked Burgertime for the nes? Maybe call it Cheeseburger Time. Making new levels, adding a few, having an ending and saving your girlfriend might make a good part 2 for the game on Nes. The same could be done for Popeye, it only had what 3 levels over and over again. I love that old stuff.

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« Reply #1913 on: June 03, 2015, 02:45:43 am »
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Burgertime 2, Has anyone hacked Burgertime for the nes? Maybe call it Cheeseburger Time. Making new levels, adding a few, having an ending and saving your girlfriend might make a good part 2 for the game on Nes. The same could be done for Popeye, it only had what 3 levels over and over again. I love that old stuff.

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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #1914 on: June 03, 2015, 12:45:56 pm »
Burgertime 2: Where's the Beef?


I'd like to see title screen hacks for Dragon Warrior games to turn them back into Dragon Quest. Maybe I'm a little OCD, but inconsistency really bothers me. I might try my hand at attempting that myself when I find the time.

And as stated earlier, a Blaster Master sram hack would be awesome

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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #1915 on: June 05, 2015, 10:35:48 am »
I would like to see a hack for Pro Wrestling on the NES that does this stuff to it:

Change the gameplay system from a button masher to a time based system to make the gameplay more like the one from the PC-Engine Fire Pro Wrestling games.
Make the CPU easier.
Make Great Puma a playable character.

I also would like to see a hack for Virtual Pro Wrestling 2 that would change the textures of all the costumes that were made for the unlicensed wrestlers to make them look more like their real life counterparts and would also work on a flash cart as well.
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« Reply #1916 on: June 05, 2015, 07:35:25 pm »
I also wanna see a fan made Burgertime 2 via hacking Burgertime

However, How about for the fan made sequel - they toss in pineapples [as burger toppins], elements from Burgertime Deluxe and some other surprises?
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« Reply #1917 on: June 08, 2015, 01:10:00 am »
I would like to see a color hack for the PC-Engine CD version of Strider that changes the colors of both the gameplay and the cutscenes to make them look more like the arcade version.

I also would like to see a hack for the PC-Engine CD version of Snatcher that changes the text to English and adds the music and voice acting from the Sega CD version.

I still would like to see a restoration hack for the Sega CD version of Snatcher that restores all the original uncensored PC-Engine content that got censored in this version.

I also would like to see a hack for the FDS version of The Legend of Zelda where you can actually kill a Pols Voice with a weapon instead of using a microphone to kill it. This way the FDS rom can be used on a emulator or on a flash cart for the AV Famicom and NES consoles without worrying on how to kill them without a microphone.
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« Reply #1918 on: June 11, 2015, 04:59:00 pm »
You guys know, home ports of KoF series are famous with their awesome arranged soundtracks. Sadly, PSP and PS2 versions of The King of Fighters Collection: The Orochi Saga doesn't have this option, the games are only running with their original soundtracks. But arranged tracks are available only for listening in the menus as a bonus. So is it possible to swap those original tracks with arranged ones, since those arranged tracks are in UMD and DVD of the game? Is there anybody here with hacking skills in PSP and/or PS2 games interested to do that?  ::)

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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #1919 on: June 11, 2015, 05:08:19 pm »
Burgertime II: The Revenge

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