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Author Topic: ROM Hacks: M.I.J.E.T. Presents an Enhancement Patch for Contra: Hard Corps  (Read 9002 times)

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Update By: Pennywise

It's a hack, not a retranslation, although the script has been cleaned up. Lots of minor tweaks and things to make this my ideal version of the far superior USA release. There may even be some undocumented stuff I added…

  • Copyright screen edited slightly.
  • Copyright screen can now be skipped by pressing the start button.
  • Minor rewording in options menus.
  • Maximum number of lives in options menu increased to 5 (default is still 3).
  • Got rid of the annoying “press start to exit” feature in some menus.
  • Start button can now be used to confirm some options.
  • Start button can now be used to select your character.
  • Mission briefings can now be skipped by pressing the start button.
  • You can now hold buttons B & C to skip through text faster.
  • In-game font fixed such that lower-case characters are now usable.
  • Added an alternate font (activated with a code).
  • Added ‘e accent aigu’ for ‘coup d'état'.
  • Script corrected, edited, and optimized.
  • Soft reset added.


RHDN Contra: Hard Corps Enhancement Hack Page

Relevant Link: (http://mijet.eludevisibility.org/Contra%20Hard%20Corps/ContraHardCorps.html)

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Re: ROM Hacks: M.I.J.E.T. Presents an Enhancement Patch for Contra: Hard Corps
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2008, 03:26:45 pm »
Sounds good, but I don't suppose they added the life bar and/or infinite continues of the Japanese version?
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Re: ROM Hacks: M.I.J.E.T. Presents an Enhancement Patch for Contra: Hard Corps
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2008, 07:25:47 pm »
Well, he did say that his work could probably be applied to the japanese version, but I believe nothing is guaranteed. Incidently, I just read the readme in full and he had a bit of fun with it.

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Re: ROM Hacks: M.I.J.E.T. Presents an Enhancement Patch for Contra: Hard Corps
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2008, 03:48:38 am »
Maybe with some hacking expertise, those things could be added to the options menu?

Edit: Referring to the life bar and continues.
« Last Edit: September 30, 2008, 06:19:27 am by tc »

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I'm also interested in that features (life bar and inf. continues).
In single play there is no need for them for me, but when it comes
to playing via kailera, oh, it's to hard - you don't know how to
cover your partner because you can't see him and there is no time
for adapting to each others playing style so in few seconds both
are killed. Life bar becomes very usefull in game and infinite conts.
will remove need of restarting whole game. So I'm looking for them
included.
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Hm... is there a way to set special attack on x/y/z button?
It would be very usefull for me if special will be removed from
selectable weapons and could be used with selected button  ::)
Other than that I think nothing could be better - cool hack  :thumbsup:
« Last Edit: October 05, 2008, 03:49:02 am by ExeLord »

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Out of intense curiosity, why is the USA release far superior? I had always thought the Japanese one was the definitive version, due to having a lifebar...

Were bits added to the USA release? If so, I might need to update my Xbox roms folder....

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I don't know know if anyone has read the readme, but he does explain why he thinks the US version is better.

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I had always thought the Japanese one was the definitive version, due to having a lifebar...

That's exactly why Japanese version's looked down on by the old-school run 'n gun fans. Contra don't need no stinkin' life bar!

Actually, I've never played much of Hard Corps because of my childish belief that's it's just not Contra if you can't play as a pair of shirtless palette-swapped Arnold clones, but I'm going to give it a go with the patch. Thank MIJET!

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     well; it's as natural as shopping, crying, and tool-assisted speed runs.

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