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Chrono Compendium / Crimson Echoes receives a C&D letter from Square-Enix
10 May 2009 4:56AM EST - Update by Carnivol
Chrono Trigger romhack project “Chrono Trigger: Crimson Echoes” and “all other Square-Enix-related ROM hacks” has apparently received a Cease & Desist, as suggested by both the latest newspost found on the Chrono Compendium and at the project’s official website.
The following is what was recently posted on the frontpage of the Chrono Compendium:
On May 8, we received a wide-reaching cease and desist letter from Square Enix, Inc. As with Chrono Trigger: Resurrection and Chrono Trigger Remake Project’s letters, we have uploaded the letter for viewing here as a matter of public interest.
We have decided to comply with Square Enix’s demands. Most of the Chrono Compendium webpages and forums will be unaffected by these changes. However, our compliance has the practical effect of ending the Compendium’s support for ROM modification projects of any kind, with regard to copyrighted Square Enix works such as Chrono Trigger, Radical Dreamers, and Chrono Cross. We have already destroyed all known copies of Chrono Trigger: Crimson Echoes and other modifications and projects. We have also shut down and made inaccessible any discussion boards used for the development of ROM-hacking fan projects on this website, including:
- Chrono Trigger: Crimson Echoes
- Chrono Trigger: Prophet’s Guile
- Retranslation of Chrono Trigger
- Chrono Trigger Re-amped
- Chrono Trigger Rebirth
- Chrono Trigger Azala Style
The official Crimson Echoes website website was updated and now only shows the following:
Chrono Trigger: Crimson Echoes was a fan project modification of the Chrono Trigger ROM begun in late 2004. Development continue thanks to a dedicated group of fans through 2009. By May 2009, the game featured ~35 hours of game play, 10 multiple endings, and 23 chapters, much like the original Chrono Trigger; it was around 98% complete. The plot featured the original cast as they struggled against a new villain risen from the legacy of Zeal.
The team planned to release Crimson Echoes on May 31, 2009 as the first feature-length fan Chrono series game, and an unprecedentedly exhaustive work in the ROM modification community. On May 8, 2009, Chrono Trigger: Crimson Echoes received a cease & desist letter,along with all other game modification activity (even research) at the Chrono Compendium. In compliance with the letter, the development team ceased development on the game, and existing modifications (including Prophet’s Guile) were taken down.
We thank those fans who followed the game’s development, and also those who poured countless hours into the vision of a fun, new Chrono game, made by fans for fans without copyright claim or intent to make profit.
We understand the frustration. I sincerely hope this action is a sign that Square Enix cares about the franchise and intends to produce future titles, and not merely a shortsighted legal exercise that will further alienate a tired, neglected fan-base. Signed ZeaLitY, Saturday May 9th, 2009
Super Mario 64: The Missing Stars Released!
06 May 2009 12:34PM EST - Update by messiaen
This is the first ever “complete” hack of Mario 64, featuring brand new levels and missions. The game has been changed in many aspects, offering a fresh gameplay experience.
- 38 stars in about 10 levels
- A Day/night cycle replacing (most) act selectors
- Choose to play as Mario or Luigi
- Modified enemies, objects and bosses (too many to list!)
- Custom music, including one original song (the town “night” music)
- A new final boss fight which involves a new Mario powerup
There are also many ‘behind the scene’ modifications that make make this hack work: extended memory support, a new collision pointer system (lookup tables instead of hardcoded pointers), modified script commands and a bunch of other hacks.
Some hacks used in this game were written straight in C using a GCC compiler targeting MIPS and a set of header files/linker scripts to allow interaction with existing game code and functions. Source code for most modifications will also be released soon.
Breath of Fire 2 Retranslation Patch Released!
30 April 2009 4:16PM EST - Update by Ryusui
After two-and-a-half years in the making, more if you count the original German version’s development time, the Breath of Fire 2 Retranslation Patch (v1.0) is finally done.
The English patch includes numerous bugfixes and improvements, restoring features and interface elements missing from the German version: you can buy stacks of items again, and the handy AP cost window in the battle menu has been restored. Also, the “disappearing cursor” has been rectified; special thanks to the beta testers for getting on my case about that.
The patch download includes translator’s notes (warning: heavy spoilers!) and some bonus goodies: a pair of alternate intro patches, one for those who’d like to see how the intro looks with a different song, and another for those who’d like the original title screen music back.
Phantasy Star IV Bug Fix Released by Sixfortyfive
20 June 2009 6:33PM EST - Update by Sixfortyfive
All versions of the original retail release of Phantasy Star IV had one particularly nasty bug: when you leveled your party to 99 (the maximum), character stats would be applied incorrectly. Many stats were reduced or swapped between characters, and several attack skills could be wiped from your characters’ memory. Furthermore, the Japanese version had another bug: when Chaz (Rudy) learns Megid, it replaces Nazan. This romhack is a simple patch that fixes both of these bugs.
Seth’s stats and skillset still suffer from the level 99 bug. However, considering the minor role in which he plays in the game, this should not be of much concern. Leveling Seth to 99 does not affect any other characters.
OpenSearch: new cross-platform CLI relative searcher/table file generator
17 April 2009 8:47AM EST - Update by mcpancakes
mcpancakes has released the first version of OpenSearch, a new relative searcher and table file generator for the English alphabet (both cases).
- command line
- comes with executables for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux
- open source (GPL v3)
- written in C (uses only standard headers/functions)
Romhacking.net Open for Business Again
17 June 2009 3:41PM EST - Update by Nightcrawler
A few of you may have noticed Romhacking.net was down for a little bit. I hope your withdrawal wasn’t too bad. :P Well, we’re back now. :) Since I can only type with one hand, I’ll just copy and paste to fill in anybody who hasn’t been in the know.
From a few days ago:
Romhacking.net is currently down to the public and in the rebuilding process. The server we were on was a victim of complete data loss as a result of a widespread attack and vulnerability from HyperVM, a host node VPS (Virtual Private Server) control software. Much real life drama including a suicide relating to this issue has gone on. You can read an overview at the following:
Though this event was technically beyond my control, I apologize for any lapse in administrative judgment regarding backups and choice of host that have led to this partial (up to two months) data loss. I take preservation of our community’s data seriously and take pride in being a trustworthy Administrator. I hope this incident does not tarnish Romhacking.net’s image, your trust in me, or our community’s strength. Romhacking.net will return shortly to resume being a central hub for our community and archiving and preserving it’s accomplishments. There is nothing that can wipe out RHDN, only provide us with a temporary setback. Current status:
- We have restored the site from backup as of April 5th, 2009 and recovered most added information from Google cache since then, and will work to restore it as well.
- We have moved to a new VPS server being managed by custom VPS control software and do not expect the same occurrence to ever happen again.
- Romhacking.net is expected to return to partial service within 24 hours. Some features such as forum registration may remain down for a few more days while other services such as e-mail are restored.
Additional steps are being taken to further protect our history and continue to keep it safe at ROMhacking.net for years to come.
If you want to help out with a few remaining restoration issues, please see this forum topic:
You don’t know how much you miss something until it’s gone, right? So, enjoy RHDN again if you’ve missed it. If you didn’t miss it, well, why are you here reading this!? Go away! :P
Clomax Dominion died for good. Welcome to Romhacking.it!
02 April 2009 5:52PM EST - Update by Gemini
The Italian romhacking community is back with Romhacking.it, a site born from the ashes of Clomax Dominion. The site represented and still represents the biggest place to find Italian patches and guides on the net. The new features you will find in the site are:
- Renewed archive of translations, hacks, and guides;
- A brand new PHP engine for uploading anything you’d ever wish to;
- Improved scripts for browsing our archives;
- Pages load a lot faster now;
- Better compatibility with all browsers and screen resolutions.
Welcome to the new Romhacking.it!
Tales of Phantasia update
02 April 2009 5:52PM EST - Update by dr-nix
Cless posted a huge update on the long running translation project of Tales of Phantasia today. There are many pictures and text to go along with it. I suggest you check out the link if you like RPGs :)
All that text can probably be summarized by saying they’re 70% done with the third script revision, have a fourth planned, have made several nice improvements, some minor hacking work still remains, and the project will likely take awhile yet! If you want the much more verbose version, be sure to visit his site!
RHDN Tales of Phantasia Page - This In Progress page is due to be auto deleted in May after 1 year of no updates. Anybody who cares should probably update it with the recent news. ;)
New Translations Added to the Database
29 March 2009 6:41PM EST - Update by RHDNBot
This is an automated message generated by ROMhacking.net’s RHDNBot.
The following Translations have been submitted and approved to the database (in submitted order oldest to newest):
- Cadillac (English)(Complete)
- Bare Knuckle 3 (English)(Complete)
- Zelda: A Link to the Past (Russian)(Complete)
- Puyo Puyo Sun (English)(Complete)
- Valkyrie’s Adventure - Legend of the Time Key (English)(Complete)
- Tenchi Muyo! (English)(Addendum)
- Saya no Uta (English)(Complete)
- Shin Megami Tensei Devil Children: White Book (German)(In Progress)
- Shin Megami Tensei Devil Children: Red Book (German)(In Progress)
- Final Fantasy Legend III (German)(Incomplete)
Tenchi Muyo! RPG Re-released
20 March 2009 10:04AM EST - Update by borderLine
The SNES version of Tenchi Muyo! was based on the popular anime series. It is a strategy game that, although very short by RPG standards, can become quite addictive (partly due to its simplicity).
In the year 2000, a 98% English patch was released by LNF Translations.
It wasn’t until after beating the Japanese version of the game that I discovered the English translation. After this discovery, I went through a few mood swings:
- I became excited about the opportunity to finally understand what I was playing.
- I became disappointed with the numerous bugs in the English translation. They were so bad that it was more fun when I couldn’t read it.
- I became determined to restore this game to the quality it would have if Banpresto/AIC Pioneer had released a North American version.
I leave it up to you to judge how close I came on that last part.