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Romhacking => Personal Projects => Topic started by: Ice Man on September 23, 2020, 10:40:29 am

Title: [WIP] Toad's World 2 (SMW Hack)
Post by: Ice Man on September 23, 2020, 10:40:29 am
Hack is cancelled! It is not!
After some dilemma I accidentally deleted my external HDD instead of an USB stick with Rufus...
Luckily enough I still had a backup on another device that was a bit older but was still workable with.
I decided to start from this point again and here's some screenshots of the hack up to World 3.

Intro & Title Screen:
(https://bin.smwcentral.net/u/63/tw2-sa1000.png)
(https://bin.smwcentral.net/u/63/tw2-sa1001.png)

World 1:
(https://bin.smwcentral.net/u/63/tw2-sa1002.png)
(https://bin.smwcentral.net/u/63/tw2-sa1003.png)
(https://bin.smwcentral.net/u/63/tw2-sa1004.png)
(https://bin.smwcentral.net/u/63/tw2-sa1005.png)
(https://bin.smwcentral.net/u/63/tw2-sa1006.png)
(https://bin.smwcentral.net/u/63/tw2-sa1007.png)
(https://bin.smwcentral.net/u/63/tw2-sa1008.png)

World 2:
(https://bin.smwcentral.net/u/63/tw2-sa1009.png)
(https://bin.smwcentral.net/u/63/tw2-sa1014.png)
(https://bin.smwcentral.net/u/63/tw2-sa1010.png)
(https://bin.smwcentral.net/u/63/tw2-sa1011.png)
(https://bin.smwcentral.net/u/63/tw2-sa1012.png)
(https://bin.smwcentral.net/u/63/tw2-sa1013.png)
(https://bin.smwcentral.net/u/63/tw2-sa1015.png)
(https://bin.smwcentral.net/u/63/tw2-sa1016.png)

World 3 (what's done so far):
(https://bin.smwcentral.net/u/63/tw2-sa1017.png)
(https://bin.smwcentral.net/u/63/tw2-sa1019.png)
(https://bin.smwcentral.net/u/63/tw2-sa1020.png)

And working with SA-1 MaxTile (creating pseudo layer with sprite):
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/161247627197939712/866404314641858570/tw2_desert_maxtile.gif)
Title: Re: [WIP] Toad's World 2 (SMW Hack)
Post by: pocket on September 23, 2020, 01:25:10 pm
Toad's one of my fave Mario characters so it's always nice to see him get some love. I really liked your original Toad's world hack, I played it to the end.  I did have a lot of issues even reaching the end, a lot of the hit boxes on enemies were deceptively bigger than their sprites. Those giant piranah plants near the beginning that demanded pixel perfect jumps over them were especially brutal.. I got killed a lot by things I clearly didn't touch.  So if you're using the same hack as a base, might I suggest refining that a little bit?

As for what you've shown so far in these screenshots, if you're asking for criticism, it does look good, but at the same time every environment looks like it was ripped out of New Super Mario Bros, this is just my own personal taste but those games have one of the blandest art styles in the series, I kind of liked how the first Toad's World incorporated a lot of Yoshi's Island style into it.
Title: Re: [WIP] Toad's World 2 (SMW Hack)
Post by: Googie on September 23, 2020, 03:35:46 pm
Those screenshots look really cool, I played the first game and I beat it, so this'll be a treat to play when it's released.  :D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: [WIP] Toad's World 2 (SMW Hack)
Post by: Ice Man on September 24, 2020, 04:35:15 am
Thanks. :)

@pocket: I never had any issues with Toad's World's hitboxes at all. I just read your review about it.
I do agree that some Wild Piranhas could've placed better. Also the ending scroll bug you mentioned. Nobody else had it. Perhaps it's fault of your emulator? Because I tested the game on a real SNES in a cartridge and no issues.  I even retested it in an up to date accurate emulator. No issues.

Aside from that. Toad's World 2 is not based on it but a complete new game.
Also, it's mostly NSMB graphics and YI(DS), SPP and Castlevania. :)
Title: Re: [WIP] Toad's World 2 (SMW Hack)
Post by: CM30 on September 24, 2020, 05:27:19 am
I love what I've seen in screenshots and videos of this hack so far, it looks absolutely amazing and nails the DS game esque style you're going for here.

The overworld looks great too, especially with the custom sprites and effects you've added here.

However, I'll have to actually test the game a bit to make a judgement on how well the level design holds up here. That's always been a weaker element of the first Toad's World, and while the screenshots you showed me elsewhere look more promising, it's not easy to tell without actually playing a few levels.

Either way, good luck with the game!
Title: Re: [WIP] Toad's World 2 (SMW Hack)
Post by: erpster2 on October 10, 2020, 04:20:37 am
Thanks. :)

@pocket: I never had any issues with Toad's World's hitboxes at all. I just read your review about it.
I do agree that some Wild Piranhas could've placed better. Also the ending scroll bug you mentioned. Nobody else had it. Perhaps it's fault of your emulator? Because I tested the game on a real SNES in a cartridge and no issues.  I even retested it in an up to date accurate emulator. No issues.

Aside from that. Toad's World 2 is not based on it but a complete new game.
Also, it's mostly NSMB graphics and YI(DS), SPP and Castlevania. :)

maybe it also depends on which version of the original Toad's World game that pocket was playing.
I have both the 1.1 & 2.0b versions of that game (stored on a usb flash drive) as well as the "final" version from august 2014 that works on real snes hardware & accurate snes emus

hope the 2nd Toad's World game would be completed before year 2020 ends.  if not by end of 2020, I can wait a while until it is ready
Title: Re: [WIP] Toad's World 2 (SMW Hack)
Post by: Ice Man on October 12, 2020, 08:34:59 am
I highly doubt it. My progress on levels is very slow. But some time in 2021 should be possible.

Finished world 2 now, too.
Title: Re: [WIP] Toad's World 2 (SMW Hack)
Post by: Ice Man on July 26, 2021, 02:35:21 pm
Restarted working on this as it was only cancelled due to a bad accident happening to me (read first post).

Progress is slow but most gimmicks and graphics are done. Only levels and various bugfixes left, I hope.
Title: Re: [WIP] Toad's World 2 (SMW Hack)
Post by: Vanya on July 29, 2021, 02:44:24 pm
Zang!
Everything looks great. I know it can really be a downer when you lose data like that.
Title: Re: [WIP] Toad's World 2 (SMW Hack)
Post by: Satoshi_Matrix on July 30, 2021, 04:42:01 pm
wow, this an SNES hack? It looks like DS. Incredible sprite work.
Title: Re: [WIP] Toad's World 2 (SMW Hack)
Post by: Ice Man on August 01, 2021, 10:17:38 am
Thanks! :)

And yea, it is a SNES hack of Super Mario World.
Title: Re: [WIP] Toad's World 2 (SMW Hack)
Post by: Flaviogames on August 04, 2021, 09:04:02 am
Incredible, have you thought of a New Super Mario Bros for SNES? ;D
Title: Re: [WIP] Toad's World 2 (SMW Hack)
Post by: Ice Man on August 04, 2021, 11:45:32 am
Incredible, have you thought of a New Super Mario Bros for SNES? ;D
Thanks! We already have NSMB homebrew for the SNES though. :)
Title: Re: [WIP] Toad's World 2 (SMW Hack)
Post by: Flaviogames on August 04, 2021, 06:51:34 pm
NSMB snes? I've never seen it, but I doubt it has the quality of your hack with sprites similar to SNMB NDS, for example snes' new super mario land that has a good quality with mario sprites similar to NSMB NDS
Title: Re: [WIP] Toad's World 2 (SMW Hack)
Post by: Ice Man on August 05, 2021, 04:53:38 am
Ah, my bad. It was Super Mario Land Homebrew with NSMB graphics for SNES.

Yeah, if nobody really has made a remake of NSMB on SNES it should be worth a try once I finish this hack maybe.
Title: Re: [WIP] Toad's World 2 (SMW Hack)
Post by: Flaviogames on August 05, 2021, 07:34:42 am
ice man: new super mario land i have the rom for a long time, i speak of a new super mario bros, you would be distinguished because your current hack reminds you a lot, if i need help in the sprite i can even help i just don't know how to program, i made some sprites to see what it would be like new super mario bros 8 bit
https://mobile.twitter.com/Flavio52959718/status/1420162777868652544/photo/1
Title: Re: [WIP] Toad's World 2 (SMW Hack)
Post by: Ice Man on August 09, 2021, 10:39:35 am
Resizing sprites and making them fit isn't the problem. It's just palette management is hard, xD.

Anyway, I redid the beach overworld part and overworld border/font, etc. in general.

Before:
(https://bin.smwcentral.net/u/63/tw2-sa1009.png)

After:
(https://bin.smwcentral.net/u/63/tw2_beach.png)

P.S. The wrongly placed tile under the hill was removed already. Just ignore it, xD.

Title: Re: [WIP] Toad's World 2 (SMW Hack)
Post by: Flaviogames on August 09, 2021, 12:46:40 pm
Will Toad's World have any special abilities or just the basics of the mario game?
Title: Re: [WIP] Toad's World 2 (SMW Hack)
Post by: Ice Man on August 09, 2021, 02:13:24 pm
I can tell, it won't be Mario basics. :P
Stay tuned for it. ;)
Title: Re: [WIP] Toad's World 2 (SMW Hack)
Post by: confuzed on August 09, 2021, 05:06:11 pm
Wow. As much as i hate this expression: AWESOME! Looks really beautiful  :woot!:
Title: Re: [WIP] Toad's World 2 (SMW Hack)
Post by: Flaviogames on August 09, 2021, 06:55:06 pm
Ice man: didn't you think he might have some special ability to not be a mario hack anymore? or you even thought but think you don't know how to make it work? example when jumping and holding directional down and pressing Y he falls headfirst to destroy enemies or blocks to pick up items in some hole, that would be cool
Title: Re: [WIP] Toad's World 2 (SMW Hack)
Post by: Ice Man on August 26, 2021, 03:15:20 pm
Slowly starting to work on the 4th world and having fun with layer 1/2 collision:
(https://bin.smwcentral.net/u/63/on-off-fun.gif)
Title: Re: [WIP] Toad's World 2 (SMW Hack)
Post by: PresidentLeever on August 26, 2021, 07:06:30 pm
This looks quite nice, the map and some backgrounds have a bit of an amiga aesthetic. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: [WIP] Toad's World 2 (SMW Hack)
Post by: Ice Man on August 28, 2021, 01:17:33 pm
Thank you!

I was finally getting to work on my forest boss and this is the result:
(https://bin.smwcentral.net/u/63/tw2_whispywoods%2B%25281%2529.png)
(https://bin.smwcentral.net/u/63/tw2_whispywoods%2B%25282%2529.png)
(https://bin.smwcentral.net/u/63/tw2_whispywoods%2B%25283%2529.png)
(https://bin.smwcentral.net/u/63/tw2_whispywoods%2B%25284%2529.png)

Whispy Woods being normal, hurt, mad and dead state.
I might change/improve the mad palette but otherwise this boss is done.
Title: Re: [WIP] Toad's World 2 (SMW Hack)
Post by: Lucas Dext5r on September 01, 2021, 05:21:27 pm
I'm loving it all :). when can we play a demo if possible?  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: [WIP] Toad's World 2 (SMW Hack)
Post by: Ice Man on September 03, 2021, 05:19:42 am
Thank you! I won't be releasing a demo but only the full hack. Stay tuned. :)