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RedComet

English

Description:

RedComet is the evil genius behind Twilight Translations and a founding and ongoing member of the Romhacking.net Staff. His romhacking career began in early 2002 when he discovered Aeon Genesis’ Mobile Suit Gundam Cross Dimension 0079. Distraught at the lack of progress, he resolved to create a patch for the game himself.

While he never managed to do that (or even come close), he did develop a basic toolkit of romhacking skills which he put to use on a Famicom game known as Dragonball Z: Assault of the Saiyans. Working diligently over the next few months, he was able to not only extract the scripts, but find a translator too! All of this culminated in the release of version 0.99 of the English patch in early February 2003.

With his mission accomplished and feeling severely burned out, RedComet faded into (relative) obscurity for the next few years until finally resurfacing in the summer of 2005 when he opened Twilight Translations. He has since been a very active member of the romhacking community, releasing to-date (late 2007) four Japanese-to-English translation patches, with more in the works.

It is safe to say with some certainty, that RedComet will continue to be a contributing member of the romhacking scene for many days to come.

Prominent projects and contributions include the Dragonball Z Famicom RPGs and a variety of detailed source code dealing with advanced romhacking techniques, such as compression and Variable-Width-Fonts (VWF).

Interview with Bobby Vandiver (Red Comet) (By Andrew Quemere - April 26, 2016).

Links:

Releases:

7 Documents
TitlePlatformCategoryDate
Dual-Tile Encoding: NES/Famicom ImplementationNESAssembly01 Dec 2006
Dragonball Z Gaiden: Plan to Eliminate the Saiyans Source CodeNESSource Code30 Oct 2006
V Gundam Source CodeSNESSource Code25 Oct 2006
Dragonball Z: Assault of the Saiyans Source CodeNESSource Code13 Oct 2006
Dragonball Z 3: Killer Androids ASM Source CodeNESSource Code08 Oct 2006
Text Routines: Locating them with FCEUXDNESAssembly25 Sep 2006
Graphics HackingN/AGraphics Hacking24 Dec 2005

2 Utilities
TitlePlatformCategoryDate
CartographerN/AScript Extraction / Insertion29 Dec 2008
WordCountN/ASearching30 Aug 2006

Contributions:


18 Translations
TitleRoleCredit
Dragon Ball Z: Hyper Dimension (ES)Original HackingEnglish Translation as base
Kyoryu Sentai ZyuRanger (ES)Original HackingLine hack.
Karnov (ES)Original HackingPointer Help
Kyoryu Sentai ZyuRanger (EN)Original Hacking
Rent a Hero (EN)Original HackingASM hacks
Silent Hill (ES)ProductionExternal tools (Cartographer)
Streets of Rage 3 (ES)Original HackingTwilight Translations - Variable-width font & coding
Kidou Senshi Gundam F91: Formula Senki 0122 (EN)Hacking
Dragon Ball Z: Hyper Dimension (FR)Original WorkFremch translation based on his english translation ROM..
Dragon Ball Z: Hyper Dimension (EN)HackingProgramming

1 Hack
TitleRoleCredit
Bare Knuckle III DX: The Director's CutOriginal HackingTwilight Translations Team - Original Hacking