Newest Hacks

Newest Translations

Shantae Farland Story Denki: Arc Ou no Ensei Contra III: The Alien Wars Night of the Sacrifice

Newest Utilities

Zanac Graphics Utilities Arcana Monster Reader Goof Troop Level Editor The World Ends With You - Original Japanese Dub Patcher

Newest Documents

Documents

Newest Reviews

Rockman/Mega Man 2 - Slide and Charge Shot Phantasy Star Generation: 4 - A Relocalization Shin Megami Tensei Rockman 6: Unique Harassment

Newest Homebrew

Escape Obliterizer Deluxe John 3:16 Kid Funky The Roadhog Frog

Featured Hack Images

Googie City Blaster Master: Bug Hunt Castlevania II - Vengence on Hell Super Mario Starlight Remix

Featured Translation Images

Kaite Tsukutte Asoberu Dezaemon Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict Mike Tyson's Punch Out!! Final Fantasy II

Recent Updates

Blackthorne - Palette restoration

Hack of Blackthorne

Description:

This patch restores the original game’s palette, which was completely crippled by the GBA port developers.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Blackthorne (Europe) (no-intro)
  • CRC32: e1d36a8c
  • MD5: 4c84df7f486bf96316e73cd655c0f46b
  • SHA-1: 4611a129977a4a12186106bbf3a34a51b603d1ea

Links:

Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
marc_maxHacking

User Review Information

Portable Blackthorne!

Reviewed By: illuminerdi on 10 Aug 2017

Great little fix that restores the original palette to Blackthorne. This is an excellent game that combines exploration platforming (ala Prince of Persia) with strategic gunfights, and this palette fix lets you see the game as it was meant to be seen.

For whatever reason Blizzard decided that the solution to the GBA’s bad screen was to completely murder the palette of their GBA ports. Maybe it looked right on a GBA SP 100, but on a backlit or unlit GBA (or in an emulator) it looks COMPLETELY AWFUL. And instead of making the crap palette an option, it was forced. Boo!

This patch rectifies that long standing problem and brings portable Blackthorne looking up to snuff. Many thanks to marc_max for fixing this underrated gem!

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Makes a huge difference!ArugulaZ30 Aug 20171.0Yes
Portable Blackthorne!illuminerdi10 Aug 20171.0Yes