Romhacking => Personal Projects => Topic started by: Timaeus on November 13, 2018, 03:35:35 pm

Title: Sonic Cronos (My WIP Sonic 1 hack)
Post by: Timaeus on November 13, 2018, 03:35:35 pm
BIG NOTE: Make sure to scroll this thread down to see the changes between each version that I posted here. Some of the new credits will be on those posts, as well as updated screenshots, which means that the first screenshots and posts do not represent how parts of this project looks now. The old versions like 1.1 or 1.2 are no longer available, since I update the download link with the new version.

Also the name Cronos is spelt like this here on Brazil, so that is why I kept it like this.

On this topic, I want to show off a Sonic 1 hack I have been doing a few months ago. I submitted an old demo of it on a contest and here is where i'll keep the updates, or, if i can't, I'll just leave the link on the update reply instead. The rom only have the first 7 acts done and half of the eight done and 1 special stage edited so far, and everything of it was made all by me and me only (except the Spindash and Dropdash which were available on a free assets thread which only requires credits for the author, which will be above), with some hints and feedback from friends.

The hack features:

-New Title Screen.
-New level designs with good speed and platforming(including slopes on zones that didnt had any), made fully by custom chunks. No original zone chunks used.
-New musics per act, when the zones one, three and five have three different musics and zones two, four and six will have remixed versions of one song.
-New art and palettes per act, where all act 3 have new backgrounds related to the previous somehow, creating a progression and transition feels to the stages, and every art of one act related to the previous. This also includes different decorations and different foregrounds in a few zones.
-Edited ASM for almost all enemies, the first boss and for some other things.
-New sprites for Sonic and for most enemies and objects.
-Normal rings replaced with Silver Rings.
-Custom HUD.
-Spindash and Dropdash.
-Custom Special Stage gameplay.
-Mixed gimmicks.
-Monitors replaced with chests, which also have custom icons.
-A false Monitor.
-New fonts.
-Extended camera.
-Sonic 2 Simon Wai Prototype level select.
-Mixed enemies which changes from one act to another.

Ill post it as soon as i can, as well as screenshots.



LuigiXHero - for the spindash and dropdash disassembly and the foreground art of Dread Ocean act 1.
EMK - useful hints.
Burst, Trinitonity, EMK- beta testers.

The Sprite Resource rips credits goes to : Somari64, Divine Man, Shadowbot, KK Slayer, Divine Insect, Okamikurainya, Flare, Skylights, Triangly, Radspyro, Doc Melonhead, Techokami, Dazz, Yawackhary, Dolphman

Sonic sprites credits goes to: Dolphman, TheGoku7729 and Glitchy.

Please leave a feedback. Have a nice day.

Title: Re: Sonic Cronos (My WIP Sonic 1 hack)
Post by: Timaeus on November 29, 2018, 11:54:54 am

-Lots of alternative paths have been added.
-The number of obstacles have been decreased, to make things more polished.
-The platforming section with circles on Angelic Bay act 1 is now easier, and there is a alternative path to avoid it.
-The second and third special stage have been edited.
-Angelic Bay act 2 background is now a little darker (due to a critism I got)
-Now some high speed areas are not cutted out of nowhere , increasing the flow.

The download of Version 1.3 is on the first post.
Title: Re: Sonic Cronos (My WIP Sonic 1 hack)
Post by: Midna on November 30, 2018, 04:32:30 am
I assume you meant to post these directly:

Title: Re: Sonic Cronos (My WIP Sonic 1 hack)
Post by: Timaeus on November 30, 2018, 03:50:42 pm
Yeah. Sorry. The last time I used a forum was a long time ago, so I forgot how to do that.
Title: Re: Sonic Cronos (My WIP Sonic 1 hack)
Post by: Timaeus on January 20, 2019, 07:25:34 pm

-5 new edited acts, including Ruby Edge act 3, the three acts of a new zone: Dread Ocean, and the first act of other new zone: Urban Garden.
-All the bosses available have been changed, and the ones that look cheap on the pics above are not cheap at all, some having less hits to defeat as well.
-Some musics have been changed.
-Alot of fixes on various things.
-A new Sonic's image for the title screen with animations, since the other was very wierd and bad overall.

and alot more.

Download link of version 1.4 will be on the first post as always.

the foreground art of Dread Ocean act 1 was imported by LuigixHero, also a thanks to Trinitronity and Robert for name suggestions.











Constructive critism is always welcome, and as always, a big thanks to everyone that gaved me advices and criticisms and to my discord friends that are always on my side. Big thanks.
Title: Re: Sonic Cronos (My WIP Sonic 1 hack)
Post by: DavidtheIdeaMan on January 20, 2019, 08:46:29 pm
Hey that looks awesome,I hope this hack keeps getting improved. :)
Title: Re: Sonic Cronos (My WIP Sonic 1 hack)
Post by: Timaeus on January 21, 2019, 02:02:52 pm
Thank you very much.

Also, I remade the download link since I forgot to fix the breakable block on Angelic Bay act 1.
Title: Re: Sonic Cronos (My WIP Sonic 1 hack)
Post by: Timaeus on March 04, 2019, 03:53:22 pm

-All acts of Angelic Bay zone, acts 1 and 2 of Forgotten Land, all the acts of Ruby Edge, act 2 of Dread Ocean and act 1 of Urban Garden have been retouched, mostly by an addiction of an item that I didn't used yet, and their level design is even better and alot more creative.
-Some musics have been remade by using different instruments and a sound effect, making them better, more unique and more fitting with their stages.
-Some untouched sprites (Ballhog, Eggman's ship, the platforms at Angelic Bay, the Big and small spike balls, Newtrons)are now changed.
-A few touches here and there.
-Some bug fixing using Sonic Retro guides.

Big thanks for LordXernom by sharing the instruments and suggesting me to use them on my musics, and for HyperPlant for his incrediable gigantic support over my project, making me go forward when I am down. Thanks alot guys! Also thanks to Sonic Retro of course, with their incrediale and extremely helpful guides.

The credits for the sprite rips will be on the first post, which it will be updated with their credits and with version 1.5.

March 08, 2019, 03:39:37 pm - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)

March 08, 2019, 03:55:35 pm - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
Small Update:

I decided to put this project into a hold for a while, so I decided to make some extra changes into 1.5 these days before that. They include:

-A pause and unpause sound.
-Palette changes for the Continue screen and Special Stage results screen, also making the "Continue" word use the same font as the hud and added a custom icon to it.
-Custom Game Over and Continue song remixes.
-Extension of the Sound Test's slots, from E5 to FF, as well as extra old tunes to them(please don't mind that some of those songs are not as good as the main ones. I made them before learning some stuff and they are there just as extra stuff.)
-Added MegaPcm driver which comes with custom drumset(credits goes for its creator, Vladikcomper).
-Some few changes here and there to avoid being stuff in some places.
-Special Stages 4 and 5 have been edited.

These are the main changes. The download link, as always, will be on the first post. Thanks for HyperPlant for suggesting to make a remix of the Title screen for Game Over and Continue songs.

I will take a break from the project for now. Constructive feedbacks are always welcome.

Apperently I pressed a wrong button that made my post being posted before I could finish it, and I did not realized it before finishing it. Sorry about that, it was not intentional. I apologize.