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Title: My Projects (all combined into one except AoC)
Post by: Morinis on December 07, 2019, 09:31:28 pm
(seriously, I don't know on what to name this thread so I'm gonna leave it as is lol  :crazy: )



Well, people have twisted my arms long enough to have me post stuff up back onto here to update everyone on things.


As people have followed me in the past, both good and bad, I will be sharing information on what I make, discover and how-to for whatever.  Also, don't be afraid to ask me questions related to Castlevania stuff or anything in that manner for spriting :)



For now, I'll leave a list here for what I will be working on.  I will not lie.  This thread will be cluttered with tons of projects and rightfully so as I will always abide by the forum rules here to not clutter up this section with multiple postings :)



Some of these are already known so don't be too shocked :P


-Legends NES (CV3, now the prequel to AoC from what me and Toffi talked about turning this in to)
-Aperture of Corruption (CV3 MMC5 Sound Engine, Full Conversion)
-Vengence on Hell II (CV3)
-Castlevania Retold II (from GoogieToons, needs fixing and music inserted as it's an active project right now)
-JokeVania (CV3)
-Castlevania: Umbral Genesis (CV1)
-Castlevania Bloodlust (CV2)
-Vengeance on Hell remastered CV2 (when Bloodlust is complete)
-Ikari Warriors Re-Shelled (MMC5 conversion with complete rebuild)
-Super Mario Bros VRC6 project (based on StudsX hack)
-Metroid: Federation Police - Argent Horizon (hopefully turn an MMC3 into MMC5, based on MindFlower's knowledge for Metroid, project is a type of rebuild that's starring someone else besides Samus Aran)
-Castlevania: Cadence of Agony Linear Version with MMC5 Sound Engine CV3 (a version that won't be surrounded by drama and false promises)
-MetroidVania (CV1)
-Edge of Destiny Starring Sypha Belmont solo adventure CV3 (MMC5)
-Christopher Belmont CV3 or CV1 Project

-Castlevania: Resurrection of Darkness (Portrait of Ruin starring Sonia Belmont)

-Super Castlevania Legends (Super Castlevania IV)

-Vengeance on Hell III (CotM GBA)

-Sonic The Hedgehog 3 Advance (Sonic 3 & Knuckles turned Sonic Advance 1 or 2 style, still working on which to do)

-Castlevania Bloodlines with Sonia and Alucard (Genesis)

-Dracula X with Sonia Belmont placed into it (hoping for damage and death sound to be changed into female)

-Super Castlevania IV Simon Belmont PoR skin hack

-Hyper Mario Kart (F-Zero SNES)

-Some Super Mario World turned 8 Bit project (tons of new goodies)

-Vagrant Story Conversion to Castlevania

-To Be Continued. . .



Its a long list but this is  how I keep myself busy and after my few months of break time I'm back at spriting again :)



I will post up pictures and progress of stuff within the coming days as I will be busy up into Monday.







For now, I shall post to you all later :)

December 08, 2019, 12:47:31 pm - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
Some time on my hands today surprisingly.



Castlevania Bloodlust


(https://i.imgur.com/uKJ1Nuh.jpg)


Doing this from scratch.  Rebuilding from a previous ROM due to figuring out how Simon's Quest has things placed out especially how CurED is programmed.


We all know the story of how Thaddeus disappeared.  Not doing this to spite or insult him but doing this in a similar manner to what Ramdemann did with CoA. Optomon is on board with it along with many others.  A huge team effort :)


Castlevania: Resurrection of Darkness

(https://i.imgur.com/kmm2yOz.jpg)

An older picture but showing that I'm to working on this side by side with Super Castlevania Legends :)




Super Castlevania Legends


Solo project right now.  Recently got use to putting stuff into SCIV via YYCHR as I'm  mainly use to NES with the 3 colors only and all.  I need to learn sometime :)

Older pictures but will post up more in the future, probably after the holidays :)


(https://i.imgur.com/DgKFtSl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ho6vy7d.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/rwdAJME.jpg)



I do need to find a reliable programmer and music composer for this project.  One that won't cause me any issues and works well with others.




Title: Re: My Gigantic Projects Thread
Post by: ProstatePunch on December 09, 2019, 11:25:25 am
Saw this and got really excited that you were working on Gigantic.  That game was incredible and its a damn shame that game died.

Anyway... Looks good, but don't overwhelm yourself otherwise you'll burn out.  Take them on one or two at a time.

Good Luck and keep us updated!

December 09, 2019, 11:26:21 am - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
Oh I might have a music guy for you btw!  I can ask him if he's interested in ROMhacks if you want.
Title: Re: My Gigantic Projects Thread
Post by: Morinis on December 09, 2019, 11:29:08 am
Oh, really?  Shit, sorry about that man.  I probably better rename this again as I had it as a Mega Projects Thread at first and changed it due to thinking people would mistake it as a Mega Man thread.  I'm not the type to do clickbait anywhere so I'll change it  ;D



Oh, nah!  Won't get burnt out as I'm regulating these around each other as it won't be like nothing beforehand when I was getting burnt out this year ;)

December 10, 2019, 09:48:49 am - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
My good friend Nesfan linked me this https://megacatstudios.com/blogs/press/creating-music-and-sound-for-snes-games-a-crash-course-in-snes-gss (https://megacatstudios.com/blogs/press/creating-music-and-sound-for-snes-games-a-crash-course-in-snes-gss)


SNES GSS is what its called for making SNES music.  Bookmark this to anyone that is remotely interested in this tool.  Where to download it https://shiru.untergrund.net/software.shtml (https://shiru.untergrund.net/software.shtml)


Read absolutely EVERYTHING within the MegaCat Studios link as it gives you a crash course on the program while also holding your hand about it.


I  may  not have my open Castlevania discord server anymore but will still lend a helping hand to the Castlevania community on here :)

December 10, 2019, 09:50:03 am - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
...and I see my name change went through.  Thank you moderators for that  :beer:

December 10, 2019, 11:29:56 am - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
Super Castlevania


Whelp, I am extremely active today though about to call it quits for the morning before tending to other stuff :P


(https://i.imgur.com/wDRtkpL.jpg)

Working on the title.  The right side is the 16x16 process I picked up from Stake to figure things out on where to properly place and split up color palettes so that way the moon in the background can stand out.


In the end, this title screen is going to get decked out as this project will be MMC5 so that way there will be tons of room.  Mari42 will be my main programmer for everything as they're learning 6502 and ASM.  This will be one of  many homebrew projects together :)
Title: Re: My Personal Projects Thread (all combined into one)
Post by: Morinis on December 18, 2019, 06:26:11 pm
Aight, waited over the 7 day period to update so nothing would clump together in an auto merger.


Started a poll on here for the Final Fantasy conversion over to a Monster Hunter RPG type of take on things when hunting monsters.  Not sure on which game to place this on so to interact with people again I placed a poll up top.  You got 12 days to decide (2 weeks) so better get the tally in ;)
Title: Re: My Personal Projects Thread (all combined into one)
Post by: Morinis on December 29, 2019, 10:53:16 am
Waited patiently to post.  I have locked the voting poll and flipped a coin between Final Fantasy NES and Mystic Quest.  2 out of 3, Final Fantasy NES won and good thing because looking at Mystic Quest there is an editor that needs some coding experience as it says "Spaces and Line Breaks need to be coded correctly or you will get jacked up text in-game."  So yeah, NES it is lol :P


In the coming days I will begin posting up screenshots on here with projects and joint projects as I've been busy on YouTube.


reVamp complete guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QJ20nfxlAk&t=492s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QJ20nfxlAk&t=492s)

Castlevania Bloodlust: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJo8eyQbncE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJo8eyQbncE)


May have to start the videos from the beginning.  Checking these links makes them off the starting mark for some reason even after refreshing the page.  Eh, whatever :P



Also, forgot to add.  Looking for volunteer help for FamiTracker stuff.  Nesfan is too busy with CoA's soundtrack so need someone that can help me out with Umbral's soundtrack as I'm getting closer to having that inserted.  Tons of stuff still needs to be worked on.  PM me for details on here if you are interested in creating reference music with FamiTracker modules.  Again...VOLUNTEER work.
Title: Re: My Personal Projects Thread (all combined into one)
Post by: Morinis on January 06, 2020, 01:09:38 pm
Castlevania: Cadence of Agony



YouTube Livestream Event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJj_yYscBis (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJj_yYscBis)

A livestream update for CoA this coming Thursday.  I know the community here, and elsewhere, has been wanting to know the progress on where we are.  Right now, we are 86% completed.  Bugs are still being squashed and discovered while glitches are being patched.  We are aware that once the new music, levels and bosses are inserted there will be more so baby steps all the way :)
Title: Re: My Personal Projects Thread (all combined into one)
Post by: MathUser2929 on January 06, 2020, 04:11:19 pm
OH good, I thought COA was cancelled. Hope you release it tho.
Title: Re: My Personal Projects Thread (all combined into one)
Post by: Morinis on January 07, 2020, 05:23:44 am
OH good, I thought COA was cancelled. Hope you release it tho.

I keep hearing that myself every week.  We're still working on it :)

For a release, we're going to try maybe after Christmas of this year though, that is, if everything goes as planned and doesn't bite our fingertips like a baby Audrey II :P


January 13, 2020, 02:05:28 pm - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
Super Castlevania (homebrew)

(https://i.imgur.com/lWiblX4.jpg)


I haven't posted in a while on project updates.  Some of these are old because I'm jumping around from project to project but things are still going forward.  Title screen worked on further.  Its about 1/2 completed.  Need to get this done so I can pass it onto Mari42 so he can create a title demo from this.



Castlevania Legends NES

(https://i.imgur.com/hRUxyXZ.jpg)


Just a title update.  Some songs are uploaded onto my YouTube page but they're old ones.  Nesfan is still working on CoA's soundtrack so it will be some time until new tracks are completed :P



Castlevania: Retold II and MetroidVania

A livestream event is scheduled on the 24th of January at 7:30pm GMT U.S.  If you want to come see more livestream creating, and bullshit with me via livechat, come on out and hang  :beer:

Link to Livestream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6G0y8tThlA&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6G0y8tThlA&feature=youtu.be)




Castlevania: Vengeance on Hell II

(https://i.imgur.com/mepAAp5.jpg)


So...long story short.  My wife scolded the SHIT out of me on placing this onto OoE and/or homebrew idea.  Its placed back onto Castlevania 3 (U) permanently and for good reason  ;D



Metroid: Federation Police - Argent Horizon

(https://i.imgur.com/Esktz4J.jpg)


Finally decided to release the name of my Metroid hack.  Based on the Galactic Federation Police canon in the 1980's when Metroid first came out.  Doing my own fan base side story of a special task force within the Galactic Federation Police investigating disturbances on a heavily populated planet caused by the Space Pirates.  The story is based around special task force officer Lt. Astya Delacroix.  I'll make up my own planet and what-have-you that is plausible for Metroid.  I'll be working on this more later in the year and when MindFlower is done with his Space Complex project I'm hoping he'll be able to be my main programmer as I know of no one else that knows Metroid in and out besides Snarfblam though he's busy enough as it is.  I'll give more details later on :)
Title: Re: My Personal Projects Thread (all combined into one)
Post by: Morinis on January 24, 2020, 05:57:06 pm
Castlevania: Cadence of Agony
(team project)


Huge, huge, HUGE news!

Ramdemann has recently able to change all levels around on the game itself so it is no longer an exact game of Castlevania 3 but can be something else entirely.  This, in my good friend's words of Googie, this is dope! :D


This also means that we can even add extra levels as well until the game breaks but he wants to test on the limits so there can be room for more enemies, bosses and music...speaking of new bosses, 1 is being talked about right now with more to come and since Castlevania 3 can have big boss sprites this one is going to be one  hell of an encounter :beer:





Also, Ramdemann has figured the same thing out for Castlevania 1 so both Ramdemann and Optomon will be busy in the future ;)






We will figure out passwords for the extra levels once we get that far.  Hope everyone finds this helpful towards Cadence of Agony :)




Castlevania Legends NES


Updates for Legends NES.  Sonia now has Sypha's sound but...things broke.  Ramdemann is working on the ASM bit of that https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e3Qs0eYsho&t=112s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e3Qs0eYsho&t=112s)


Tanks about the Legends games I have going, including Super Castlevania Legends https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iS3dPei9ewQ&t=14s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iS3dPei9ewQ&t=14s)







That's about the gist of things.  Will update more as we go along :)
Title: Re: My Personal and Joint Projects (all combined into one)
Post by: Morinis on February 03, 2020, 02:04:13 pm
Super Castlevania: Equinox

Equinox title is credited to GoogieToons as he came up with it  :thumbsup:





Tiny update though for some people out there waiting is probably huge to them :)


I have finally got an 8 bit Christopher Belmont worked out.  Making this version 1 as I will most likely update the hell out of it so it can fit the part for the homebrew me and Mari42 have going as we are no longer using Simon :)


(https://i.imgur.com/QmxVf32.jpg)





Castlevania Legends NES


The game is now programmed to permanently start in Hard Mode.  Certain enemies' speed will be adjusted down to normal mode so this does not make it extremely difficult for anyone including new players and for also the rope climbing.  This decision to place the game in Hard Mode is to also avoid the character helper encounters as their CHR areas are going to be utilized for extra move sets towards Sonia's new moves and arsenal.  No spirit orbs like in the GameBoy as this is a different story ;)







Btw, any further updates towards CoA shall be done in that thread which can be found here: http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=22150.0 (http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=22150.0)

February 04, 2020, 12:02:37 am - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
Castlevania Legends NES


After all this time, a new track is being posted!  Had this for a while but Nesfan told me it was made in CV3 and its on my soundtrack list so here's Reincarnated Soul for Legends NES :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXssq3BhwC0&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXssq3BhwC0&feature=youtu.be)
Title: Re: My Personal and Joint Projects (all combined into one)
Post by: Morinis on February 23, 2020, 03:39:57 pm
Castlevania: Umbral Genesis


Retracting my statement on Umbral.  Things have changed back to Castlevania 1 :)
Title: Re: My Personal and Joint Projects (all combined into one)
Post by: Morinis on May 12, 2020, 12:05:41 pm
So, I'm brushing off this thread to give an update which will include Cadence of Agony.



...and I truly do hate e-begging as its tacky but due to the current situation I have no choice but to.



Music production on all projects, including Cadence of Agony, has gone down 90% due to real life issues surrounding Nesfan.  Its nothing bad but due to how this has gotten in the way of all projects it will be a good couple of years until music production can get back to normal so I'm seeking help for both me and Ramdemann so projects can get back on track.  We do not want to wait for eternity for music to be created as most projects are steaming along nicely especially CoA at 89% completion.



There is tons of work that needs to be done from 2A03 to VRC6 as we are seeking multiple volunteers for all of this.  Again, volunteers, for music production within FamiTracker.  There are FamiTracker modules already made for some however a few others are still needed to be made.


We will not put up with drama as we are adults here, not children.  Must be a team player and get along with others as you will be working with others in a discord environment.  Also, no sharing information outside of the discord server as there will be a textual agreement for this to not share anything outside with anyone.

If you are interested shoot me a PM.  We do need help as we cannot wait for over 2 years to get the rest of our projects done since some are getting close to release :)
Title: Re: My Personal and Joint Projects (all combined into one)
Post by: peixemacaco on May 12, 2020, 04:15:23 pm
Liked some of your projects and amazed how many you are doing...lol

Castlevania Umbral it´s a great name, Saint Seiya and Mario Kart on F-Zero will be a must.

Success and focus on one...you finish, go to another one...

Nelson
Title: Re: My Personal and Joint Projects (all combined into one)
Post by: Morinis on May 26, 2020, 02:27:22 pm
I switch projects now and then to avoid burnout along with being productive to get more things done :)




Also, still no help offered for the FamiTracker reference music.  No matter as I'm still going to continue on seeking  help :)
Title: Re: My Personal and Joint Projects (all combined into one)
Post by: Mindflower on May 29, 2020, 11:34:22 am
I switch projects now and then to avoid burnout along with being productive to get more things done :)




Also, still no help offered for the FamiTracker reference music.  No matter as I'm still going to continue on seeking  help :)

Obviously that is one thing i'd love to do, and probably will, but am too invested in my own project Space Complex to be able to spend much time on something else. What was the chip expansion i could use, vrc6? As i mentioned, i will do something but consider this mid- to longterm really! Don't know how much you are in a hurry with this, if not, call me part of the team!
Title: Re: My Personal and Joint Projects (all combined into one)
Post by: Morinis on May 29, 2020, 07:22:47 pm
Obviously that is one thing i'd love to do, and probably will, but am too invested in my own project Space Complex to be able to spend much time on something else. What was the chip expansion i could use, vrc6? As i mentioned, i will do something but consider this mid- to longterm really! Don't know how much you are in a hurry with this, if not, call me part of the team!


Already consider you a part of the team as  you're a valuable person  :beer:

The VRC6 will come as Ramdemann tears it apart more for once that is done anything we touch can be VRC6, even Super Mario Brothers or Metroid for that matter.  Just need to do the extra steps and programming to make it happen which some people don't want to do or believe its not possible.  Reason why you can rebuild stuff to one's benefit when you have the know-how.  Shameful that some people still deny that kind of factor within programming but whatever floats their boat.  Kind of reminds me of the flat Earth believers :P



In the end, the Castlevania 3/Akumajou Densetsu encyclopedia we plan on putting out in the future is going to be extremely big when its released  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Personal and Joint Projects (all combined into one)
Post by: Mindflower on May 30, 2020, 05:54:21 am

Already consider you a part of the team as  you're a valuable person  :beer:

The VRC6 will come as Ramdemann tears it apart more for once that is done anything we touch can be VRC6, even Super Mario Brothers or Metroid for that matter.  Just need to do the extra steps and programming to make it happen which some people don't want to do or believe its not possible.  Reason why you can rebuild stuff to one's benefit when you have the know-how.  Shameful that some people still deny that kind of factor within programming but whatever floats their boat.  Kind of reminds me of the flat Earth believers :P



In the end, the Castlevania 3/Akumajou Densetsu encyclopedia we plan on putting out in the future is going to be extremely big when its released  :thumbsup:

Hey intetesing as Grimlock and me talked about crafting a Metroid Hacking Document too whenever we will have finished our latest projects.

So plans on VRC6ing practically every ROM? Well yes sounds about perfect. I'm totally on board with this. As i found my Metroid sound mods and possibilities already great, but also limited. Anywhere i read about the possibility of inserting famitracker tracks into NES roms too, though also was mentioned that it's no trivial task trying to do so. Both sound like great things! :) would require essentially writing an own sound engine from scratch and then putting this into a ROM. Was not yet keen enough to to so, yet, but after gaining more experience than now even, i would also try to do so. Great you're up to Vrc6 love the plan.

Other than that, yes of course you're also part of my team, wanted to stress the fact i would love to tackle famitracker songs with vrc6 just that as of now i have other priorities first.

Alright. See you, and good luck.
Title: Re: My Personal and Joint Projects (all combined into one)
Post by: Morinis on May 30, 2020, 10:04:32 am
From what I remember that FamiTracker's stuff starts on a different line than NES's songs or whatever they call it.  I'll have to relook up this info as FamiTracker starts at $0000 and NES is like $0100 or something like that....gosh, I'll have to look it up.  We can talk about that more on Discord later today or when its convenient for both of us lol.


Yeah, VRC6 on everything is a possibility though like every other mod/hack you have to do a ton of reprogramming in order for it to work.  As they say, you gotta work for the stuff you want and this is something both me and Ram want.
Title: Re: My Personal and Joint Projects (all combined into one)
Post by: Morinis on January 30, 2021, 02:58:29 pm
Friendly necrobumping my post  :beer:


To make a short story short....


So yeah.  Things happened.  I'm back around as everyone can see.  No more drama as I'm keeping to myself like how I use to and if it extends to how it went last year I'll be seeking out help from officials to get the matter handled.



Going to make up my blunders towards multiple communities as apologies can only go so far.  I'll post stuff up from time to time as I multitask like how I always did in the past.




So far, I'm mainly flying solo right  now as MindFlower needs to take an extremely long hiatus as he was my current FamiTracker guy.  I also do not want to pull any resources from Aperture of Corruption as that's a joint project between me and Toffi.





I will update my list here in a bit.





Castlevania Bloodlust


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bA_HEJGOT10 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bA_HEJGOT10)


Updated Bloodlust a bit as the Simon's Quest conversion hack is back on track.  I do not own Thaddeus's sprites, just using them to recreate the cancelled hack.  Optomon is not with me nor do I wish him to be for he's got his own stuff flying right now.  I'll be doing this on my own with whatever programmer decides to join me someday.




I'll leave this update here.  Cheers  :beer:

Title: Re: My Personal and Joint Projects (all combined into one)
Post by: Supergamerguy on January 30, 2021, 03:02:02 pm
Friendly necrobumping my post  :beer:


To make a short story short....


So yeah.  Things happened.  I'm back around as everyone can see.  No more drama as I'm keeping to myself like how I use to and if it extends to how it went last year I'll be seeking out help from officials to get the matter handled.



Going to make up my blunders towards multiple communities as apologies can only go so far.  I'll post stuff up from time to time as I multitask like how I always did in the past.




So far, I'm mainly flying solo right  now as MindFlower needs to take an extremely long hiatus as he was my current FamiTracker guy.  I also do not want to pull any resources from Aperture of Corruption as that's a joint project between me and Toffi.





I will update my list here in a bit.





Castlevania Bloodlust


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bA_HEJGOT10 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bA_HEJGOT10)


Updated Bloodlust a bit as the Simon's Quest conversion hack is back on track.  I do not own Thaddeus's sprites, just using them to recreate the cancelled hack.  Optomon is not with me nor do I wish him to be for he's got his own stuff flying right now.  I'll be doing this on my own with whatever programmer decides to join me someday.




I'll leave this update here.  Cheers  :beer:

Castlevania Bloodlust looks really cool!
Title: Re: My Projects (all combined into one except AoC)
Post by: DavidtheIdeaMan on January 30, 2021, 03:21:55 pm
Im glad you are posting stuff here again Morinis,can't wait to see what you'll show off in each update. ;D
Title: Re: My Projects (all combined into one except AoC)
Post by: Morinis on February 03, 2021, 01:02:36 pm
Indeed!

Thanks Supergamerguy!


So, I'm looking for a few volunteers to help out MindFlower with FamiTracker that can knock out my massive list of music tracks for all of my NES projects with some being converted over to MMC5 while others remain in their native sound engine format.  I do have the FamiTracker module that I can pass over to you.


Please do not cause me any drama, go rogue and do your own thing or steal stuff as I will not but putting up with any of that BS.  If you want to get in contact with me just PM me on here as we can go over details.  You may not 'look' at anything as this is for serious inquiries only.






Update to Castlevania Bloodlust Edition can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bA_HEJGOT10 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bA_HEJGOT10)

Keeping Bloodlust Edition's sound engine normal while expanding it to MMC5 for the extra goodies.  Huge thanks to Thaddeus's sprites for being out there on the interwebs to recreate this!




Other stuff right now.  Getting ready to see about slapping a Sonia Belmont 16 bit sprite over to Dracula X while also trying to figure out how to decompress Super Castlevania IV myself so I can edit the sprites in that for Super Castlevania Legends.  I know of the resources available and am using those.


Other stuff:

-VoH II is having some sprites redone and updated
-CoA MMC5 rebuild is having sprites refurbished and redone along with new ones added to make it more appealing and enjoyable
-Umbral Genesis is getting a new title along with a new entry screen
-Legends NES is being redone so it fits a better story layout to match closer to Aperture of Corruption (Legends NES II)
-Currently working with a voice actress that will voice a lot of my female characters both in game trailers and in game
-Trying to find someone that can help out with voice line, music and sound changes for Portrait of Ruin on the Nintendo DS
-Looking for resources to decompress the graphics in Castlevania Bloodlines (Genesis) so sprites can be changed to something new including new character sprite hack
-All of my Castlevania 1 projects are getting the MMC5 treatment
-A special Super Metroid project is being discussed with a few individuals
-Looking into changing Castlevania 3 into an entirely new and different game, more details later
-Looking to work back on Ikari Warriors MMC5 rework so it's enjoyable to play




For now, that's about everything.  Multitasking like how I use to as it keeps my mindset busy.


Toodles for now!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Projects (all combined into one except AoC)
Post by: DavidtheIdeaMan on February 03, 2021, 02:10:52 pm
All of this sounds very interesting Morinis,I can't wait to see the results. :)

Keep up the great work :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Projects (all combined into one except AoC)
Post by: Morinis on February 11, 2021, 01:42:18 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFtEeiwDa24 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFtEeiwDa24)

Full on conversion project that I am taking up on  :beer:

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[Edit]

Name has been chosen for the Super Metroid 100% conversion!  Castlevania Chronicles: Scourge of the Dragon

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Right now, active projects consist of:

-AoC (thread created by Toffi)
-Bloodlust Edition
-CoA
-Legends NES
-Umbral Genesis
-Super Metroid 100% Conversion Project



All others are placed on the back burner to stay warm so once I finish up main majority of things I will move on down the list!


Also going to make another attempt at trying to learn programming on the NES, SNES and Genesis.  I really need to try and learn this to become more self sufficient.  Will be an extremely long road as I'm balancing tons of stuff right now.




Final Note:  Thanks to those that have shared links to this thread, and AoC's thread, as we enjoy the publicity to get the word out!  Hope all of you take care and stay safe  :beer:
Title: Re: My Projects (all combined into one except AoC)
Post by: DavidtheIdeaMan on February 11, 2021, 02:39:37 pm
Looking forward to these project's progression overtime. ;)

And I hope you learn alot from the Nes,Snes & Genesis game engines so you can handle them on your own. :)

Keep up the great work Morinis! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Projects (all combined into one except AoC)
Post by: Morinis on February 13, 2021, 09:32:08 pm
So an update on everything, nothing substantial.

Going with the Big 3.  Aperture of Corruption, Umbral Genesis and Scourge of the Dragon.  Others are on the back burner right now so I can finally get something finished and released after all of these years doing this wonderful hobby  :thumbsup:



(https://i.imgur.com/BBgHChF.jpg)

Just a tiny update to Umbral Genesis's title.  I will be redoing sprites on certain stages so they look more presentable to what they are now.  I'm pushing myself into changing my art style so it's not as cartoonish than past renditions.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOutApG7C-c (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOutApG7C-c)

MindFlower updated a song to MMC5, a prototype we are messing around with.  Nothing is final yet as this is based on the progress of AoC's MMC5 engine from CV3 mixed with some prototype modules ;D



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfQq5LAFbT0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfQq5LAFbT0)

Will warn  you about the video.  It's a long talk vid about what first steps, and planned pathways, I want to undertake.  Not sure on what could be done just  yet as I'm making room for tons of adjustments.


If it's too long and didn't listen to the video?

An entire update list, to what there is now, for the Super Metroid 100% conversion hack to a MetroidVania Castlevania called Castlevania Chronicles: Scourge of the Dragon.  I'll bring out a more detailed update in the future when I have progressed more onto the project as there are programs I am going to pick up and learn.  A few wonderful people have pitched in to help me learn things from the Metroid community, even some Castlevania community members have gave me new pointers, so I am taking down notes to what there is!  Going to see on what boundaries can be broken with this one  :beer:



For Aperture of Corruption chat.

Anything and everything AoC related can be found on the thread here lead by Toffi as he's the main organizer for our joint project together.  I'm working on character and some stage development on dedicated Saturday's for AoC and everything else on Sundays with SotD off and on throughout the week so I can get use to 16 bit. 




For now, I shall leave this thread be until more progress has been made.  Chat with you all later and stay safe!
Title: Re: My Projects (all combined into one except AoC)
Post by: DavidtheIdeaMan on February 14, 2021, 02:42:43 pm
Looking forward to playing these three rom hacks,keep up the great work Morinis! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Projects (all combined into one except AoC)
Post by: Morinis on March 02, 2021, 07:07:36 pm
Thanks David  :beer:



So, not much of an update but it's an update  :D


(https://i.imgur.com/qA8xnxG.gif)




I now have a working Sonia Belmont 16 bit sprite again!  Was handed a sprite sheet a month ago which was incomplete so went to the source and ripped everything with edits into 16 bit.  I am now beginning to become more situated with my SNES and Genesis projects though the Super Castlevania Legends (SC4) will be a ways off as I want to have heavy edits done to the ASM to fit this sprite into it smoothly compared to Simon's odd garbled stuff.

I cannot remember the original artist's name as they will be credited for the original creation of the sprite  :thumbsup:



All in all, this is another thing that's chugging along slowly but steadily!



Stay frosty peeps and stay safe  :beer:
Title: Re: My Projects (all combined into one except AoC)
Post by: DavidtheIdeaMan on March 02, 2021, 08:01:50 pm
Anytime! :thumbsup:

Also interesting update there Morinis,hope Super Castlevania Legends & the Bloodlines hack become something more. ;)

Anyways keep up the great work! ;D
Title: Re: My Projects (all combined into one except AoC)
Post by: Morinis on March 14, 2021, 10:07:34 pm
Just a tiny update before I ramp up my activities on a daily basis to bring out bigger updates!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS9ntas1pUM&t=19s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS9ntas1pUM&t=19s)

VoH II is back into the picture!  Sadly this is not the version I was working on and to what I passed off to someone else as this is version 0.3.  Going to redo a lot of things anyway so no big loss  :P





...and for the GameBoy fans


Christopher Belmont is slowly being worked on  :thumbsup:

(https://i.imgur.com/HouIkzO.jpg)




As of right now, the current active projects are AoC, Legends NES, CoA, Bloodlust, VoH II and SotD with MetroidVania on the side here and there.  Umbral Genesis broke just like Retold II did (kind of) so need to get that fixed sometime this  year  8)


Here's Umbral Genesis to how it broke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EYKZGbwi8s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EYKZGbwi8s)




Catch you all later and stay safe  :beer:
Title: Re: My Projects (all combined into one except AoC)
Post by: DavidtheIdeaMan on March 14, 2021, 10:25:23 pm
As I stated before Im glad that this rom hack is back! :D

Plus those Christopher sprites are looking good so far,keep it up with that. :thumbsup:

Im looking forward to future updates on the other projects :)
Title: Re: My Projects (all combined into one except AoC)
Post by: Morinis on March 15, 2021, 02:31:26 pm
As always, thanks David  :thumbsup:


Tiny, but big update, for me.  I finally got Christopher Belmont's sprite set made for Castlevania III!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQqVOXnY1lU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQqVOXnY1lU)



Since Bane of Twilight got cancelled, I'm going to respectfully pick that name up.  I also remember helping come up with that name for an individual on a Discord server some time back about it.  Got the copy of the cancelled ROM, not sure why it was cancelled though.  Anyway, not going to let the title go to waste  :beer:


This won't be on the 'To-Do' list right now as I have other things going lol.  For now, I'm going to get back onto character development for AoC  :beer:





See  you all later and stay safe  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Projects (all combined into one except AoC)
Post by: DavidtheIdeaMan on March 15, 2021, 02:55:57 pm
Anytime! ;)

Wait,Bane of Twilight I heard of that CV romhack,I didn't know it was canceled but Im glad you are picking it up tho! :)

Title: Re: My Projects (all combined into one except AoC)
Post by: Harrison0123 on April 06, 2021, 08:04:18 pm
Thanks David  :beer:



So, not much of an update but it's an update  :D


(https://i.imgur.com/qA8xnxG.gif)




I now have a working Sonia Belmont 16 bit sprite again!  Was handed a sprite sheet a month ago which was incomplete so went to the source and ripped everything with edits into 16 bit.  I am now beginning to become more situated with my SNES and Genesis projects though the Super Castlevania Legends (SC4) will be a ways off as I want to have heavy edits done to the ASM to fit this sprite into it smoothly compared to Simon's odd garbled stuff.

I cannot remember the original artist's name as they will be credited for the original creation of the sprite  :thumbsup:



All in all, this is another thing that's chugging along slowly but steadily!



Stay frosty peeps and stay safe  :beer:



hey! im using that sprite to make a remake from legeds, but i feel that i dont need to touch that
Title: Re: My Projects (all combined into one except AoC)
Post by: Morinis on April 07, 2021, 06:43:25 pm


hey! im using that sprite to make a remake from legeds, but i feel that i dont need to touch that


Not touch it in what way?  Can you clarify?  :)




Title: Re: My Projects (all combined into one except AoC)
Post by: Morinis on May 03, 2021, 10:38:52 pm
Doing one final posting.


I am taking all of my projects into private as there will not be no more open updates so they can be finished.  Due to a trust issue after my projects were cancelled left and right it irritated me so I'm going to continue them on my own.  I handed off AoC 100% to the new project lead so that will be finished.  I am also no longer going to offer assistance to anyone else that asks me for help as you'll need to learn spriting on your own if you want your stuff done as I am no longer interested in offering free handouts.



Whenever my projects will be finished is when you'll see them uploaded onto  here via an IPS patch as they'll be low key releases.  Made this decision due to the fact that a promise was broken and want a hobby on the side so going to go private.



Do not trust any other sources about whatever goes on with me and my projects as all of that news will come from me and since I won't be updating anymore anywhere else including here then you'll have a perfect idea on how rumors are spread.  My YouTube will be of a different format so you will not find any updates on there but just gameplays.



Not sure on what else to say since this sounds blunt as it is so I'll leave it there.
Title: Re: My Projects (all combined into one except AoC)
Post by: DavidtheIdeaMan on May 03, 2021, 10:48:58 pm
I completely understand old friend & I agree,I'll be waiting for them patiently.

You take care of yourself.
Title: Re: My Projects (all combined into one except AoC)
Post by: Toffi on May 03, 2021, 11:22:41 pm
Hi Morinis. Its been a bit. Just wanted to let you know that your projects are still being held in the ForgeMasters Library. Despite what you may have heard. Nothing was canceled, I was unable to explain before you left, the hope was to hold them in a library for future hackers to use. When I ran the numbers, the total project completion time was over 42 years of development. The truth was I was hoping to keep them saved (since you said things were getting to be too much) for the future, not cancel them. I believe you may have misunderstood my intentions. If you want me to take them off the AoC server I would be more than happy too, as it seems you want to continue ROM hacking despite what you told me. Morinis, Dragoon, DirtCat, I never even got to say goodbye. If your reading this, I want you to know I still see you as my ROM hacking hero. Everyone at team AoC misses you, and we hope you go on to do great things. Wherever life leads you.

Your friend in hacking,
Gabe
 
Title: Re: My Projects (all combined into one except AoC)
Post by: DavidtheIdeaMan on May 03, 2021, 11:29:49 pm
Toffi speaks the truth from he told me & he means it.