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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #5780 on: May 16, 2019, 09:38:08 am »
No.
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« Reply #5781 on: May 16, 2019, 02:35:59 pm »
I love Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts, but I believe the game could be made better with a hack that:

- Makes the Sea of Death stage shorter.

- Removes the last level. The game is long enough with 6 stages. The last one is just a boring battle with multiple Red Arremers and a final boss that is just the previous level final boss but recolored.

If somebody wants to play the original game with the same patch, there could be the option of playing the game with the normal mode and the new shorter mode at the title screen.

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« Reply #5782 on: May 17, 2019, 03:09:45 pm »
Somewhat surprised after so many years it hasn't been done yet, but a re-localization of Persona Eternal Punishment would be most welcome, and some other required changes. It is for the purpose so it can match with the remake of Persona 2 Innocent Sin.

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« Reply #5783 on: May 17, 2019, 04:45:42 pm »
someone somewhere is working on the psp version, i saw it on gbatemp i think?

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« Reply #5784 on: May 17, 2019, 07:49:48 pm »
Somewhat surprised after so many years it hasn't been done yet, but a re-localization of Persona Eternal Punishment would be most welcome
A hacker by the name cj_iwakura has done some work on this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyQWlgB96d4

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« Reply #5785 on: May 17, 2019, 09:38:51 pm »
I figured it was him but wasn't sure lol

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« Reply #5786 on: May 19, 2019, 09:40:01 am »
A speed-up / slow-down removal patch for Thunder Spirits, similar to that one for Gradius III that was recently developed

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« Reply #5787 on: May 19, 2019, 10:19:32 am »
Hello everyone, I have a question. I want to know if you have a patch for Final Fantasy VII from the psx that lets with dash auto, I know it may seem a bit lazy, but it's pretty annoying after a while, having to be holding "X" forever. All other games came with this option, and the GBA remake as well. And if this patch does not exist, could someone with experience do it? in fact it's a simpes thing ... Thank you! :crazy: :D  :crazy:

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« Reply #5788 on: May 19, 2019, 05:21:14 pm »
Heeello, I was wondering if a patch for Lord of the Rings Conquest for the DS exist that switches the camera to more of a 3rd Person View rather then top down. I'm asking because in the back of the box, that I have here, shows the game being played in like a 3rd person view.


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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #5789 on: May 19, 2019, 08:41:24 pm »
Wonder Boy III: Monster's Lair (either Mega Drive or PC-Engine or better yet both!) - eliminated auto-scrolling screen and enable special weapons to last until you get another rather than last only a finite amount of time. This would make it feel more like a run n' gun game such as Contra rather than some auto-scroll arcade game. Also, choice to be either Leo or Princess Purapril from the start (or better yet, both simultaneously.)

Bikkurai Man (PC-Engine) - re-skin to restore it to the original Wonderboy in Monster Land (AKA Super Wonder Boy: Super Monster World)

Saiyukki World (Famicom) - same as above

Dragon's Curse / Adventure Island (Turbo Grafx / PC-Engine) - reskin to restore it to Wonder Boy III: Dragon's Trap (AKA Monster World II: Dragon No Wana)

Dynastic Hero (PC-Engine) - re-skin to restore to Wonderboy in Monster World (AKA Wonder Boy V: Monster World III)

Castlevania: Dracula X (AKA Akumajo Dracula XX) - either attempt to make it much more like the PC-Engine game as it was unfortunately inaccurately promoted to be a port of or just make it a more interesting pseudo-sequel. Level design and (most) of the backgrounds are so bland and uninspired and most of the difficulty is just from cheap cliffs conveniently behind you from enemy blow back, enemy spamming or both. (Then there is the horrendous entire level and a half you must keep the key without dying just to not get the bad ending.) Also, restore Maria, if possible and maybe add Annette as playable too.

Castlevania (NES) - adapt into Vampire Killer for the MSX2 (keep scrolling screen)

Super Mario All-Stars (SNES) - boot straight to Super Mario Bros. 2 which will be re-skinned to restore it to Doki Doki Panic (Famicom Disk System).

Castlevania: The Adventure Rebirth (WiiWare) - hack to become either Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge and/or Castlevania Legends. Preferably the later as it could have used the Rebirth treatment, one of the worst CV's IMO.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (GCN) - hack to make it into a WiiWare style Rebirth of the classic Konami TMNT era.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES) - I don't really know what would be the best game to use as a base, but I'd love to see a TMNT game based on the Turtles in Space and Search for Splinter story arcs from the 2003 cartoon (in turn based on TMNT #4-7 of the original 1984 comics). All the Shredder and Foot stuff get all the love but this would be great stuff IMO. Maybe a multiplayer beat em up like Turtles in Time would be better, but i always liked the search and find aspects of this game and it needs polished from its many glitches. Instead of just the 4 turtles, there could be patches to plays as Casey Jones, Fugitoid, Usage Yojimbo, Zog the Triceraton and perhaps Leatherhead too. A few fights from TMNT: Tournament Fighter could stand in for the Triceraton Games if possible.

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« Reply #5790 on: May 20, 2019, 04:00:52 am »
Heeello, I was wondering if a patch for Lord of the Rings Conquest for the DS exist that switches the camera to more of a 3rd Person View rather then top down. I'm asking because in the back of the box, that I have here, shows the game being played in like a 3rd person view.



If it is a 3d game then possibly. The camera angle is determined in hardware and you can force it to be other things -- some people quite notably once attempted a first person pokemon hack. Granted said hack is a bit more radical than tweaking the angle a bit but it faced several problems with regards to draw distance, bounds and such, some of which might well apply here too.
http://problemkaputt.de/gbatek.htm#ds3dvideo

If you can find where the camera angle is handled in this then you might well be able to tickle it with a cheat even, no full bore hacks or anything.

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« Reply #5791 on: May 20, 2019, 06:47:39 am »
If it is a 3d game then possibly. The camera angle is determined in hardware and you can force it to be other things -- some people quite notably once attempted a first person pokemon hack. Granted said hack is a bit more radical than tweaking the angle a bit but it faced several problems with regards to draw distance, bounds and such, some of which might well apply here too.
http://problemkaputt.de/gbatek.htm#ds3dvideo

If you can find where the camera angle is handled in this then you might well be able to tickle it with a cheat even, no full bore hacks or anything.
If the 3rd person view was in the game originally it might be restored with the draw distance etc. intact, but they likely removed it because of framerate issues. An emulator might be able to overclock to improve the framerate, but it would likely be slow on the original hardware.

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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #5792 on: May 20, 2019, 08:18:41 am »
Super Mario All-Stars (SNES) - boot straight to Super Mario Bros. 2 which will be re-skinned to restore it to Doki Doki Panic (Famicom Disk System).
I don't think so. Why would you want this to be transformed back into a non-Mario game? The Japanese FDS SMB2 (The Lost Levels) doesn't deserve to be an SMB2 because it's way too similar to the original SMB. That may be the actual reason why it wasn't originally released with the SMB2 title in the West. ::)

But if someone does decide to do that request, good for you! :)
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« Reply #5793 on: May 20, 2019, 04:18:49 pm »
Your sarcasm aside, I actually worked on a hack of the NES SMB2 to do just that with another person about 10 years ago. We didn't get too far, just swapped the spirtes and stopped Luigi/Mama's legs from kicking. The point is to give the enhancements from the NES and especially SNES adaptations to the FDS original, b/c there are others who do appreciate the original game. Besides, nothing is being transformed, it does nothing to the original SMB2 from All-Stars it will always be there.  ::) There are quite a few hacks that did this, though like ours they are incomplete, so obviously the interest is there.  ::) Thanks for your comments, I guess.  ::)

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« Reply #5794 on: May 20, 2019, 07:36:55 pm »
Hack idea: Make a hack of NES Castlevania 2 with Ghost Rider? I just need to add the other Blackheart sprite. Credit to Wikipedia for the pic of Ghostrider that I edited to make the title screen:


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« Reply #5795 on: May 20, 2019, 09:27:25 pm »
Tecmo Super Bowl for SNES, but edited to use the teams and stats of its original NES release.

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« Reply #5796 on: May 20, 2019, 11:04:34 pm »
A Harder Mode for Final Fantasy 1 & 2 Anniversary Editions on PSP, the games have balance issues and the Bonus Dungeon difficulties don't exactly match up perfectly and especially the normal enemies which are significantly weaker than the bosses in those dungeons.

If possible it would be nice to a hack address that longstanding problem, so those games can be more definitive rather than being piss-poor easy (especially on normal mode).

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« Reply #5797 on: May 21, 2019, 06:07:44 am »
Has there ever been a hack for Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga that adds in the quality of life additions from the Japanese version (heal blocks, coffee checklist, etc.)? Or maybe even put in the English script into the Japanese version?

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« Reply #5798 on: May 21, 2019, 09:41:38 am »
Your sarcasm aside, I actually worked on a hack of the NES SMB2 to do just that with another person about 10 years ago. We didn't get too far, just swapped the spirtes and stopped Luigi/Mama's legs from kicking. The point is to give the enhancements from the NES and especially SNES adaptations to the FDS original, b/c there are others who do appreciate the original game. Besides, nothing is being transformed, it does nothing to the original SMB2 from All-Stars it will always be there.  ::) There are quite a few hacks that did this, though like ours they are incomplete, so obviously the interest is there.  ::) Thanks for your comments, I guess.  ::)
I'm sorry I misjudged your first post. Other than that, OK, I suppose that will do.

Forgive me if my comments offended you, I didn't mean to do so. I'm just a novice when it comes to programming, especially hacking video games, so I don't understand much of the terminology associated with that.

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« Reply #5799 on: May 21, 2019, 10:10:57 am »
Has there ever been a hack for Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga that adds in the quality of life additions from the Japanese version (heal blocks, coffee checklist, etc.)? Or maybe even put in the English script into the Japanese version?
The article I read suggests that the US demo (aka Kiosk or NFR) version contains those.
I haven't looked at how exactly that version was limited compared to the retail version, but maybe a hack of that might be easier?
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