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Romhacking => Personal Projects => Topic started by: Nemesis_c on August 22, 2011, 12:55:36 am

Title: Contra Hard Corps (U) & Probotector (E)
Post by: Nemesis_c on August 22, 2011, 12:55:36 am
Contra Hard Corps (U) & Probotector (E)

- returned hit points from Contra (J) (+ draw them)
- returned cheats from Contra (J) (+ they are introduced with the first joystick)
- Changed the limit of lives in the menu (default is 3, maximum 10)
- Given the opportunity to choose the same characters
- New cheat code (<><>ABCBA^V) - takes you to the debug level. (only chc)

(http://elektropage.narod.ru/temp/Probotector_hack_007.png)

(http://elektropage.ru/pics/contra_123.png)

(http://elektropage.narod.ru/temp/CHC_0009.png)

youtube - cheats & hit points work (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtTMKEEj5ZM)
youtube - new cheat code (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LstCIzx59Gc)

.ips patches here (http://elektropage.narod.ru/temp/chc_probo_patches.rar)  ::)

..thanks to r57shell & Apocalipsis
Title: Re: Contra Hard Corps (U) & Probotector (E)
Post by: Special T on August 22, 2011, 11:54:39 pm
Pretty neat stuff, you should add this patch to the hacks section  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Contra Hard Corps (U) & Probotector (E)
Post by: Nemesis_c on August 23, 2011, 12:13:30 am
Thank you, but my English is poor. Let the hack will be here.  :)
Title: Re: Contra Hard Corps (U) & Probotector (E)
Post by: Dragoon ZERO on August 23, 2011, 05:50:42 pm
I had a lot of fun with this patch as I hadn't touched this game in years and needed it to be a little more forgiving.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Contra Hard Corps (U) & Probotector (E)
Post by: burn_654 on August 23, 2011, 08:17:55 pm
This is a great idea, I took to playing the japanese version solely because of the lifebar. Now I can have that and read the story segments!

Nice work.
Title: Re: Contra Hard Corps (U) & Probotector (E)
Post by: Nemesis_c on August 24, 2011, 04:48:11 am
anybody, please write a description of hacks and I'll add them to the relevant sections.  :)
Title: Re: Contra Hard Corps (U) & Probotector (E)
Post by: Jorpho on August 24, 2011, 10:42:05 am
It's not perfect, but really your description in your first post seems acceptable to me.

But if you insist, I'll try to write up a submission for it later.
Title: Re: Contra Hard Corps (U) & Probotector (E)
Post by: PolishedTurd on August 24, 2011, 01:06:25 pm
Nice! I always liked this Contra game for its unusual qualities, player types and weapons. Of course, I was also frustrated at its extreme difficulty. I'll definitely play this.
Title: Re: Contra Hard Corps (U) & Probotector (E)
Post by: Jorpho on August 24, 2011, 01:53:59 pm
What was involved in making this, anyway?  Was the code for the hit points from the Japanese version still in the US and Euro versions, but dummied out somehow?  Or did you somehow have to copy the relevant bits of code out of the Japanese version?
Title: Re: Contra Hard Corps (U) & Probotector (E)
Post by: Legend on August 25, 2011, 02:38:46 am
This is awesome! maybe now I can get my guitar player to play. He always whines that it's too hard. With the hit points and cheats, maybe I can persuade him.
Title: Re: Contra Hard Corps (U) & Probotector (E)
Post by: Nemesis_c on August 25, 2011, 01:13:09 pm
I'll try to write up a submission for it later.
excellent.

What was involved in making this, anyway?  Was the code for the hit points from the Japanese version still in the US and Euro versions, but dummied out somehow?  Or did you somehow have to copy the relevant bits of code out of the Japanese version?
in English version code responsible for hit points and cheats has been removed.
I copied it into the empty space.  8)
Title: Re: Contra Hard Corps (U) & Probotector (E)
Post by: Jorpho on August 25, 2011, 10:35:33 pm
Hey, does it work if you apply it at the same time as http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/450/ ?
Title: Re: Contra Hard Corps (U) & Probotector (E)
Post by: Nemesis_c on August 25, 2011, 10:39:09 pm
yes
Title: Re: Contra Hard Corps (U) & Probotector (E)
Post by: Legend on September 03, 2011, 05:24:40 pm
Hey, does it work if you apply it at the same time as http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/450/ ?

I tried it last night but the two hacks don't seem to work together.
Title: Re: Contra Hard Corps (U) & Probotector (E)
Post by: Jorpho on September 05, 2011, 12:50:17 pm
Perhaps the order in which they are applied makes a difference?
Title: Re: Contra Hard Corps (U) & Probotector (E)
Post by: SBK on September 18, 2011, 01:38:05 am
Wow this is very nice. Nice to know people out there still care about Contra :D
Title: Re: Contra Hard Corps (U) & Probotector (E)
Post by: RetroProf on September 21, 2011, 03:13:01 am
I've only just noticed this patch - thank you!

For years I had hoped someone would make a patch for the Western game to re-introduce the lifebar, and was very disappointed that when someone did create a hack for Hard Corps, it didn't address this issue at all and instead just did a bunch of superfluous and utterly useless stuff, like changing some text and other nonsense.

All I've wanted was either an English patch for the JPN version, or a lifebar patch for the US version, and you have given me this, thank you, thank you, thank you.

And for those who talk about how it's meant to be difficult and the butchery of the western version somehow makes it better, that's just flat up wrong. If the original creators originally intended for lifebars in the original design documents, then the purest, truest, most correct form of the game will have lifebars. The localisation team just wanted to make it difficult to complete to prevent resales/quick rentals.
Title: Re: Contra Hard Corps (U) & Probotector (E)
Post by: Nemesis_c on September 26, 2011, 09:52:04 pm
I tried it last night but the two hacks don't seem to work together.
Perhaps the order in which they are applied makes a difference?
you need to fix checksum - I forgot to add it to the patch  ::)

September 27, 2011, 12:51:16 am - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
ok guys.. this is for you  8)
Contra superpatcher (http://elektropage.ru/_fr/0/contra_dis.rar)  ;D
I hope you enjoy it. You can do everything you like. (I have left comments about the code)
You can use it with original U rom or MIJET's hack. After rebild - rom is ready to work  ;)

youtube = hack of mijet hack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vybGia5pf5w)  >:D
Title: Re: Contra Hard Corps (U) & Probotector (E)
Post by: Deets on September 27, 2011, 03:29:21 am
For years I had hoped someone would make a patch for the Western game to re-introduce the lifebar, and was very disappointed that when someone did create a hack for Hard Corps, it didn't address this issue at all and instead just did a bunch of superfluous and utterly useless stuff, like changing some text and other nonsense.
Sense of entitlement much? Pretty sure MIJET deserves better than this.
Title: Re: Contra Hard Corps (U) & Probotector (E)
Post by: Lilinda on September 27, 2011, 10:39:11 am
Essentially, MIJET's patch was a retranslation with a bit of gameplay altering(The lifebar) on the side. Best to look at it like that.
Title: Re: Contra Hard Corps (U) & Probotector (E)
Post by: Jorpho on September 27, 2011, 10:44:28 am
Someone should get some screenshots of that debug level for tcrf.net .