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Romhacking => Personal Projects => Topic started by: sebastianangel on February 05, 2021, 09:53:06 PM

Poll
Question: Replaced protagonist by alucard from Symphony of the Night?
Option 1: leave the original game as is votes: 1
Option 2: classic start without map changes only graphical improvements votes: 0
Option 3: replace with another character votes: 0
Title: Castlevania 2 and 3 Tribute to Thaddeus
Post by: sebastianangel on February 05, 2021, 09:53:06 PM
Hello greetings to all!
I'm working on a tribute trick to a pixel artist known as Thaddeus  who has really surprised me with his latest unfinished work.
This tribute will try to bring part of his work closer through sprites and mosaics collected from various castlevania hacks in which he worked and put his artistic stamp.
This time I will try to recreate Castlevania 3 from my humble artistic ability since by studying Thaddeus's work we understand that he did things
In an incredible and detailed way, his last unfinished works are still valid today and it seems that time has not passed.
It will also be a way to do justice to one of the best nes games.
below some images and gifs of testing the game at a very early stage
From now on, any suggestion, contribution or participation is welcome :thumbsup:




Greetings friends !!! :woot!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrEp-mid9r8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrEp-mid9r8)

little by little trying to recreate the decorations of thaddeus ... I'm still far away

which one do you prefer?







https://discord.gg/fdr7JRDM (https://discord.gg/fdr7JRDM)
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: DavidtheIdeaMan on February 05, 2021, 10:01:29 PM
Holy crap! :o

These look damn amazing!

Hope this goes well. :)
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: Morinis on February 05, 2021, 10:16:35 PM
I truly hope you adjust the sprites around instead of keeping them clustered like that.


All in all, if or when I find other things related to Thaddeus's stuff I'll share them with you on our discord group  :beer:


https://imgur.com/a/kUrra (https://imgur.com/a/kUrra)


Here's a link to the pics.  I'm sure you prob have this already but if not then here ya go lol
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: sebastianangel on February 05, 2021, 10:30:18 PM
Quote from: Morinis on February 05, 2021, 10:16:35 PM
I truly hope you adjust the sprites around instead of keeping them clustered like that.


All in all, if or when I find other things related to Thaddeus's stuff I'll share them with you on our discord group  :beer:


https://imgur.com/a/kUrra (https://imgur.com/a/kUrra)


Here's a link to the pics.  I'm sure you prob have this already but if not then here ya go lol
Thank you very much, if I understand the sprite grouping I will correct it and thank you for the link :beer:

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Quote from: DavidtheIdeaMan on February 05, 2021, 10:01:29 PM
Holy crap! :o

These look damn amazing!

Hope this goes well. :)

Thank you very much friend! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: cartridge_rom on February 06, 2021, 05:48:00 AM

looks very detailed and minimalist quality work of art sprites, great work. :o

the stages remind me and they are like Batman or Shatterhand ... this type of art is a great success, it is perfect for Nes. :beer:

This project will not delay the other big project SF II Champion Edition for Nintendo "NES" ?.
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: sebastianangel on February 06, 2021, 06:01:47 AM
Thank you very much! :crazy: Luckily I have a lot of free time at the moment to do these 2 projects simultaneously and collaborate on another! :beer:
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: Supergamerguy on February 06, 2021, 09:01:44 AM
Both SF2 Deluxe and this project look equally amazing. :o
I cannot stress enough how great this hack looks so far. Keep up the good work! :beer:
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: nanashi89 on February 06, 2021, 12:40:18 PM
Quote from: Supergamerguy on February 06, 2021, 09:01:44 AM
Both SF2 Deluxe and this project look equally amazing. :o
I cannot stress enough how great this hack looks so far. Keep up the good work! :beer:

What's "SF2 Deluxe?"
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: sebastianangel on February 06, 2021, 12:49:21 PM
https://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=31550.0 (https://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=31550.0)
Hello it is a hack of improvements of a port of nes without a license which is in the final stage :thumbsup:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrEp-mid9r8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrEp-mid9r8)

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Quote from: Supergamerguy on February 06, 2021, 09:01:44 AM
Both SF2 Deluxe and this project look equally amazing. :o
I cannot stress enough how great this hack looks so far. Keep up the good work! :beer:
Thank you very much for your comments and support :beer:, here I keep redesigning tiles trying to improve what is within my reach, I also started with the redesign of the sprites in the improved classic style

:thumbsup:


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Quote from: cartridge_rom on February 06, 2021, 05:48:00 AM
looks very detailed and minimalist quality work of art sprites, great work. :o

the stages remind me and they are like Batman or Shatterhand ... this type of art is a great success, it is perfect for Nes. :beer:

This project will not delay the other big project SF II Champion Edition for Nintendo "NES" ?.
While updating the mosaics of the stages, I made some small sprite changes, more of a classic cut

medusa heads

pequeño cambio de yelmo de la armadura
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: sebastianangel on February 14, 2021, 11:59:30 PM
I keep updating stages :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: DavidtheIdeaMan on February 15, 2021, 12:01:16 AM
There looking,keep it up Sebastian. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: sebastianangel on February 15, 2021, 06:08:30 PM
Thanks a lot :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: Viewer on February 15, 2021, 09:48:10 PM
Quote from: nanashi89 on February 06, 2021, 12:40:18 PM
What's "SF2 Deluxe?"

You might also know it as "STREET FIGHTER 2 DELUXE NES", in this very same forum.
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: sebastianangel on February 15, 2021, 11:01:10 PM
Yes that's how it is :thumbsup:

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Quote from: DavidtheIdeaMan on February 15, 2021, 12:01:16 AM
There looking,keep it up Sebastian. :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: sebastianangel on March 03, 2021, 05:45:27 PM
Quote from: DavidtheIdeaMan on February 15, 2021, 12:01:16 AM
There looking,keep it up Sebastian. :thumbsup:

Updating the color palettes and forest graphics again :thumbsup:

https://discord.gg/TpKNkDnd (https://discord.gg/TpKNkDnd)
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: Morinis on March 04, 2021, 12:40:15 AM
Add more detail to the forest instead of making the backgrounds blocks as it throws off the atmosphere  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: Satoshi_Matrix on March 05, 2021, 03:51:24 AM
This is looking really excellent. Castlevania 3 was always one of the best looking games on the NES and your understanding of how to use the very limited colors available to great effect are worthy of praise. 
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: sebastianangel on March 05, 2021, 01:03:21 PM
MorinisThank you very much for the suggestion. I will add more details to the background, also it still costs me a lot to handle the blocks of the floor, I will continue polishing to make a better result! :beer:
Satoshi_MatrixThank you very much I am glad you like the approach of the colors below a new screen in process :thumbsup:

still need to change the sprite and add many more details
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: DavidtheIdeaMan on March 05, 2021, 01:48:43 PM
Holy crap,isn't that stage 1 from Rondo of Blood? :o

Because it looks great so far. :)
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: Morinis on March 05, 2021, 05:30:15 PM
Quote from: sebastianangel on March 05, 2021, 01:03:21 PM
MorinisThank you very much for the suggestion. I will add more details to the background, also it still costs me a lot to handle the blocks of the floor, I will continue polishing to make a better result! :beer:
Satoshi_MatrixThank you very much I am glad you like the approach of the colors below a new screen in process :thumbsup:

still need to change the sprite and add many more details

Anytime man!  I'll send you a link to the Bloodlust Edition remake I'm building in tribute to Thaddeus in a PM that you can see on what I'm building for the forest.  I won't show/advertise on your thread out of respect  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: sebastianangel on March 05, 2021, 05:54:27 PM
oh I look forward to it with great expectation, I'm sure it will be something fantastic! Thank you very much for your contributions to this great saga !!! :crazy:

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Quote from: DavidtheIdeaMan on March 05, 2021, 01:48:43 PM
Holy crap,isn't that stage 1 from Rondo of Blood? :o

Because it looks great so far. :)
Thank you very much friend! If I found it interesting to recreate the burning city of Rondo of Blood :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: Flaviogames on May 02, 2021, 07:27:18 AM
it's amazing what you can do in the month when you have experience, looking forward to seeing this work completed ;D
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: sebastianangel on July 05, 2021, 08:46:06 AM
Thank you very much (Flavio games) :thumbsup: I had a time away for being in other personal projects and now I am back to work with some new ideas, greetings and thanks for being here :beer:
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: Flaviogames on July 05, 2021, 11:41:57 AM
sebastianangel: there is another castlevania 3 project that I'm also following and giving suggestions, one of them is not having the number 3 in the title because we already have castlevania 3, second is that when you get a new magic in cartlevania nes 1 2 or 3 the magic that already had it is not possible to recover the same as castlevania X from snes, in the other project this has already been done, could you do it too? it's quite annoying when we have a spell we like like for example I like Crus and I accidentally took the knife and I can't retrieve the crus, make the item visible for about 3 seconds so we can retrieve it, another important thing , play a little castlevania Dracula X and note that when using the chain it can hit enemies that are coming from behind when it is close, in castlevania do nes even has the animation of the chain being pulled from behind to be played in front, but doesn't reach anyone behind, if you can add that it's very good, another thing that would be very good is the function to exit the game, thanks for your attention and congratulations for the work
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: StarWyvern on July 05, 2021, 01:06:22 PM
 Shameless plug: CVRomhacking Discord *cough* *cough* Shameless plug 2: Castlevania Modding *AHEM*
Now then! since that is out of the way, I think you are making fantastic progress and would love it to be shared in as many places, with as many CV fans, as possible. CV3 is my favorite retro. So anytime a new hack or mod is in progress, I like to follow it.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: DavidtheIdeaMan on July 05, 2021, 03:52:18 PM
Alucard is using a Sword,if this becomes a full on remake of CV3 Im going to support it even more! ;D

Keep up the great work Sebastian! :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: sebastianangel on July 11, 2021, 09:42:09 PM
ooh thank you very much friend, :thumbsup: in reality everything came from seeing that incredible work of thadeus unfinished in castlevania 2 and it motivated me to want to improve the graphics, and seeing such a size of game now I analyze ideas to summarize the work a bit and also contribute something different ..we'll see what comes out :beer:
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: DavidtheIdeaMan on July 11, 2021, 09:44:07 PM
Anytime! :thumbsup:

That screenshot looks dang amazing!
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: sebastianangel on July 16, 2021, 12:31:39 AM
Thank you very much friend for always following these types of projects :thumbsup: and encouraging us to continue, in a few days I will finish a small update for castlevania 2 :beer:
   
   
https://discord.gg/fdr7JRDM (https://discord.gg/fdr7JRDM)

Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: DavidtheIdeaMan on July 16, 2021, 12:33:25 AM
No prob! ;D

And holy crud do they look dang beautiful,keep it up! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: StarWyvern on July 16, 2021, 02:28:52 PM
 Progress on both games looking absolutely fantastic. DO NOT STOP.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: sebastianangel on July 18, 2021, 06:35:56 PM
Thank you very much friend  :thumbsup:I will continue trying to improve in what you can :beer:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUfLhQQnTzs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUfLhQQnTzs)
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: DavidtheIdeaMan on July 18, 2021, 06:43:28 PM
Beautiful,just beautiful,keep it up Sebastian & keep on improving your sprite skills! :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: Googie on July 21, 2021, 06:35:21 PM
This is gonna be gangsta when it's done.  :D :cookie:
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: sebastianangel on July 28, 2021, 07:56:11 PM
Googie
Thank you very much friend, I keep learning new things little by little and I will continue trying to recreate what I can of this reference that is for all of us who follow castlevania, we also admire the art of Thaddeus, greetings
then an approximation of the town
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQdO3xSdVaQ&t=18s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQdO3xSdVaQ&t=18s)
:woot!:
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: DavidtheIdeaMan on July 28, 2021, 08:21:42 PM
Nicely done! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: StarWyvern on July 29, 2021, 10:02:07 AM
 Love it. ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!  8)
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: sebastianangel on July 31, 2021, 02:33:31 AM
StarWyvwern Thank you very much friend, all this material is a recreation of images of thaddeus here the clock tower still needs to incorporate the largest gear greetings :thumbsup:
         
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: DeathlesSNESs on July 31, 2021, 10:07:58 AM
This hack looks amazing, quite promising. I love the references to stages from other Castlevanias (like Rondo and CV2). In some screenshoots the graphics look so good, it almost seem a 16-bit game. I'll play it as soon as a patch is publicly released. Thanks and congrats for the good work :)
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: DavidtheIdeaMan on July 31, 2021, 12:09:31 PM
Excellent work Sebastian!
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: sebastianangel on August 28, 2021, 03:34:41 PM
Hello to all those who follow these projects of graphic improvements of these great games, :) I wanted to apologize for the delay in updating this thread ... in truth I was very focused on a project that most know ... and as soon as I finish there ... I will return 100% work in this sector..in the same way castlevania 2 is 90% finished its graphic update..and in some free moments I am testing other game engines that could bring to fruition a castlevania title they always speak in 8 bits of nes, greetings here an expression
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: sebastianangel on March 29, 2022, 09:30:22 PM



:beer:
little by little I keep trying new ways of doing things :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: Trax on March 29, 2022, 09:48:31 PM
Looking very good so far. Some of the graphics, I feel like I've seen them somewhere. Probably on the Discord server. Is it only a graphics overhaul, or will there be new levels as well?

I don't know much about the game's internal mechanics, but I have some documentation on the Intro story (text and images), sprites attributes, tile collision attributes, enemy AI, etc. Let me know if you need help with more technical stuff, and I'll see what I can do.
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: sebastianangel on March 31, 2022, 05:48:36 PM
Quote from: Trax on March 29, 2022, 09:48:31 PM
Looking very good so far. Some of the graphics, I feel like I've seen them somewhere. Probably on the Discord server. Is it only a graphics overhaul, or will there be new levels as well?

I don't know much about the game's internal mechanics, but I have some documentation on the Intro story (text and images), sprites attributes, tile collision attributes, enemy AI, etc. Let me know if you need help with more technical stuff, and I'll see what I can do.
Thank you very much friend for your attention! :) Yes, basically it is a graphic update trying to get closer to the style of thaddeus whom I admire and would like to honor for his great contributions, lately I began to redesign the levels and I came up with some ideas to give him an air More personal, I would like to include alucard or just use a playable character with skills... but I don't know anything about programming and I could use your help very well, I am very grateful in advance... :beer:

Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: StarWyvern on April 14, 2022, 07:50:33 AM
 I am jealous. This is a work of art to be sure. Classic Belmont vs Alucard style. This is just another example of the great things being done with NES Castlevanias right now. Dare I say I might have been a bit too spoiled had these existed when I was a kid. Keep up the great work!  8)
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: sebastianangel on April 27, 2022, 09:12:53 AM
Quote from: StarWyvern on April 14, 2022, 07:50:33 AM
I am jealous. This is a work of art to be sure. Classic Belmont vs Alucard style. This is just another example of the great things being done with NES Castlevanias right now. Dare I say I might have been a bit too spoiled had these existed when I was a kid. Keep up the great work!  8)
EstrellaWyvernThank you very much friend for following this thread of this project that started a long time ago and I could not give the pace of work I would have liked! I tell you that I am trying to learn new things to apply them to the game and that any observation is welcome! lately I concentrated on making a new title screen . .but I still haven't achieved what I was looking for.I am also grateful for the enormous help that Bogabogaa and Spiderdave always give me and I am incorporating many tricks that they designed.Here are some new screenshots and a premature design of alucard sprite sotn style.




greetings :woot!:
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: sebastianangel on May 10, 2022, 02:09:03 PM
Quote from: sebastianangel on April 27, 2022, 09:12:53 AM
EstrellaWyvernThank you very much friend for following this thread of this project that started a long time ago and I could not give the pace of work I would have liked! I tell you that I am trying to learn new things to apply them to the game and that any observation is welcome! lately I concentrated on making a new title screen . .but I still haven't achieved what I was looking for.I am also grateful for the enormous help that Bogabogaa and Spiderdave always give me and I am incorporating many tricks that they designed.Here are some new screenshots and a premature design of alucard sprite sotn style.




greetings :woot!:
I still have doubts about the design aspect of Alucard!
The general idea of the project is to have alucard as a single protagonist of the game.
I'm still designing new settings for this new adventure and I hope to have a new title screen for the game.


Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: StarWyvern on May 25, 2022, 07:55:34 AM
 Still following this, and it is still amazing. Just wanted you to know.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: nj180grados on May 26, 2022, 07:22:58 AM
Quote from: sebastianangel on April 27, 2022, 09:12:53 AM
EstrellaWyvernThank you very much friend for following this thread of this project that started a long time ago and I could not give the pace of work I would have liked! I tell you that I am trying to learn new things to apply them to the game and that any observation is welcome! lately I concentrated on making a new title screen . .but I still haven't achieved what I was looking for.I am also grateful for the enormous help that Bogabogaa and Spiderdave always give me and I am incorporating many tricks that they designed.Here are some new screenshots and a premature design of alucard sprite sotn style.




greetings :woot!:

Great job my friend, I really like the sprite and level design.
I like it so much that I've taken the liberty of making this little home screen mockup.



It would be an idea, if you like it I leave you the design on which I have based it. It would be amazing to see it come true!

Title: Re: Castlevania 3 Tributo a Thaddeus
Post by: sebastianangel on June 01, 2022, 10:34:03 PM
Quote from: nj180grados on May 26, 2022, 07:22:58 AM
Great job my friend, I really like the sprite and level design.
I like it so much that I've taken the liberty of making this little home screen mockup.



It would be an idea, if you like it I leave you the design on which I have based it. It would be amazing to see it come true!


nj180gradosThank you so much for continuing to support this thread!and your art is fantastic thank you again I will try to learn how to handle those title screen attributes so I can incorporate your layout!
I'm working in parallel on castlevania 2 too! so soon there will be news!  :beer: