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Title: ROM Hacks: Sound Improvement for Mario Kart Super Circuit is out!
Post by: RHDNBot on April 26, 2022, 07:23:34 AM
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Update By: RunTheCoins

This is a complete sound improvement of Mario Kart Super Circuit, that makes the game play at a higher mix rate, without lag, it does sound about the same to some, but if you listen closely to a lot of tracks they do sound more tolerable, The author suggest testing this mod out with rainbow road or boo lake, they sound a lot better here!

This also makes the drums more noticeable so you can hear tracks like Lakeside Park in better quality, and same goes for Bowser's Castle.


But if you don't particularly like Mario Kart Super Circuit's soundtrack, this may change your opinion.

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Title: Re: ROM Hacks: Sound Improvement for Mario Kart Super Circuit is out!
Post by: Supergamerguy on April 26, 2022, 08:42:07 AM
Is this compatible with the Mario Kart 64 voice lines hack?
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: Sound Improvement for Mario Kart Super Circuit is out!
Post by: Cris1997XX on April 26, 2022, 03:04:49 PM
Quote from: Supergamerguy on April 26, 2022, 08:42:07 AM
Is this compatible with the Mario Kart 64 voice lines hack?
I've just tested, it is compatible
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: Sound Improvement for Mario Kart Super Circuit is out!
Post by: earthboundfan15 on April 26, 2022, 04:49:31 PM
Quote from: Cris1997XX on April 26, 2022, 03:04:49 PM
I've just tested, it is compatible
Just tried it out and it doesn't. Using the USA and European rom, you can't use both hacks.
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: Sound Improvement for Mario Kart Super Circuit is out!
Post by: SuperStarFox on April 26, 2022, 06:51:10 PM
The sound improvement hack isn't compatible if you use both the Better Colors patch and The Original Sunset Wilds Title Card & Sprites Restoration patch in one rom.

You'll have to use them separately.
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: Sound Improvement for Mario Kart Super Circuit is out!
Post by: RunTheCoins on April 27, 2022, 02:17:32 PM
Ok It actually is possible to use multiple patches, though not exactly directly, I'll explain the steps soon once I figure it all out, though all mods should be useable with this one
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: Sound Improvement for Mario Kart Super Circuit is out!
Post by: Supergamerguy on April 28, 2022, 02:37:15 PM
Quote from: RunTheCoins on April 27, 2022, 02:17:32 PM
Ok It actually is possible to use multiple patches, though not exactly directly, I'll explain the steps soon once I figure it all out, though all mods should be useable with this one

Sounds great! Thank you so much for going through and doing that!
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: Sound Improvement for Mario Kart Super Circuit is out!
Post by: Polargames on May 02, 2022, 11:29:31 PM
Hello, I have used this hack along with the others that have been mentioned,and I have no issues at all with it. I played through the whole game and everything was fine. I did use the no intro version of the game. I hope this helps. Normal IPS patching method also.
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: Sound Improvement for Mario Kart Super Circuit is out!
Post by: EvilJagaGenius on May 05, 2022, 05:22:51 PM
How are you guys applying the patch?  I've tried Floating IPS (gave me a blank file), Lunar IPS (wouldn't load in mGBA), and the RHDN online patcher (no change).  Not sure what I'm doing wrong.
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: Sound Improvement for Mario Kart Super Circuit is out!
Post by: Pethronos on May 19, 2022, 08:49:02 AM
Hey RunTheCoins!!! I've not succeeded in getting your hacks to work. Is there a special way to patch them or something??

Also, about the GB ones (Marios and DuckTales) I've not been able to notice the difference. Again, am I doing something wrong?

Thanks in advance!!
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: Sound Improvement for Mario Kart Super Circuit is out!
Post by: RunTheCoins on May 19, 2022, 09:42:21 AM
honestly people sometimes just don't notice a difference, some tracks are unnoticeably changed, though you will notice some tracks like boo lake and bowser's castle are completely noticable.
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: Sound Improvement for Mario Kart Super Circuit is out!
Post by: radimerry on May 19, 2022, 12:24:46 PM
I'm not sure the GB DuckTales works correctly.


It expands the ROM from $10000 ==> $77F4D but doesn't modify the header other than checksum. Then it adds a bunch of triangle waveforms in expanded ROM area (7557F, 76A3E, .. 77F3E). I checked with a debugger and game never touches these areas.

I also did BGB audio recordings of both (un)patched ROMs and found 1:1 identical output.

Maybe correct patch is not uploaded to site?


Super Mario Land has exact same problem. And "DuckTales - NES triangle Patch.ips" == "Super Mario Land DX - Sound Improvement.ips" (100% identical patches).
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: Sound Improvement for Mario Kart Super Circuit is out!
Post by: RunTheCoins on May 21, 2022, 08:00:04 PM
Ok they might be the wrong patch, but I know for sure the DuckTales one works because I did a comparison awhile back and got different output

I believe its on my YouTube channel  :thumbsup:

https://youtu.be/IDJRu9mzki4
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: Sound Improvement for Mario Kart Super Circuit is out!
Post by: radimerry on May 22, 2022, 07:13:48 PM
You have positive reviews for all your sound improvement patches so I'm likely doing it wrong. It's a subtle difference in the video but that means I noticed a change.

I'll just use the patches like everyone else has suggested. Sorry to bother. :)
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: Sound Improvement for Mario Kart Super Circuit is out!
Post by: RunTheCoins on June 02, 2022, 09:56:34 AM
Nah, it's fine! I was falsely advertising saying I put it in a higher mix rate when in truth it just imports accurate triangle waves into the mod, since both the GB and GBA has serious problems with it's triangle waves.

I honestly should of just said that, but since then I figured out how to actually do higher quality mix rates (though rn only for the GBA) and I'll return to these older mods so I can improve them even more, though it will take time ofc but it'll be worth it!
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: Sound Improvement for Mario Kart Super Circuit is out!
Post by: Green Jerry on June 07, 2022, 08:51:21 AM
This person (https://www.romhacking.net/reviews/8990/#review) is claiming the hack does nothing to the audio samples. He/she tried all versions of the hack, on various emulators, and with and without the audio enhancemnt effects.

Also not sure if you already know, as the patch for NES DuckTales was removed because it would erase the data of the entire ROM upon patching it.
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: Sound Improvement for Mario Kart Super Circuit is out!
Post by: T92 on June 07, 2022, 01:34:29 PM
Quote from: Green Jerry on June 07, 2022, 08:51:21 AM
This person (https://www.romhacking.net/reviews/8990/#review) is claiming the hack does nothing to the audio samples. He/she tried all versions of the hack, on various emulators, and with and without the audio enhancement effects.

Also not sure if you already know, as the patch for NES DuckTales was removed because it would erase the data of the entire ROM upon patching it.

It's because it's the same ROM.
You can check both on a HEX editor to see they are the same.
I guess the author accidentally created an inverse patch.