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General Category => Gaming Discussion => Topic started by: (wraith) on July 06, 2022, 11:28:34 PM

Title: Anyone from the old guard still around?
Post by: (wraith) on July 06, 2022, 11:28:34 PM
nt
Title: Re: Anyone from the old guard still around?
Post by: Sliver X on July 08, 2022, 05:56:56 PM
I'll never leave until I can finally hack Metroid.
Title: Re: Anyone from the old guard still around?
Post by: Draken on July 08, 2022, 07:38:13 PM
Who are you calling old!  :P
Title: Re: Anyone from the old guard still around?
Post by: Spinner 8 on July 08, 2022, 10:31:41 PM
not really
Title: Re: Anyone from the old guard still around?
Post by: Spooniest on July 13, 2022, 06:12:17 PM
Am I from the Old Guard or not? I'm not really sure lol

I remember in 2014 when DankPanties got banhammered into oblivion, does that count?
Title: Re: Anyone from the old guard still around?
Post by: FAST6191 on July 13, 2022, 07:13:23 PM
If you mean those likely to have seen https://datacrystal.romhacking.net/wiki/Fan_Translation_Community_History play out then for the earliest cutoffs then as regulars not so many either active, as the "I like to help others out" role or general comments but there might still be lurkers. Go to the very early 2000s and I have seen various names there appear every year or so. Don't think anybody there is active on Zophar's or some game specific site, though not impossible to find some on a general emulation site or audio emulation site as I don't tend to check those that often/pay much attention to the names going by.

I at the time might have played in peek and poke codes for my C64, used some cheats on my gameboy color, used some cheats on my megadrive, realised carmageddon sound files could be played by normal windows, ran a level editor and computer fayre mod disc thing for duke3d, fiddled with some basic code for said C64 stuff, played a poorly translated version of pokemon gold on an emulator and made some cheats on PC and N64. Would be several years before I took up anything resembling ROM hacking in earnest and thus don't even come close to old guard by those standards. At the same time it has been some 18 years now it looks like that I might have been able to wade into random ROMs and do some damage (though more like 15 since that was truly meaningful).
Title: Re: Anyone from the old guard still around?
Post by: Sliver X on July 14, 2022, 01:30:37 PM
He means anyone who frequented The Whirlpool (The site and the message board).

The original database and such for this site was built directly on The Whirlpool's, which is why there are still reviews from people like me, Spinner 8 and (wraith) still lurking here for certain games, such as https://www.romhacking.net/translations/649/ (Which was written by me like 20 years ago).
Title: Re: Anyone from the old guard still around?
Post by: Jorpho on July 15, 2022, 12:26:00 AM
Quote from: Sliver X on July 14, 2022, 01:30:37 PMHe means anyone who frequented The Whirlpool (The site and the message board).
Ahh, the ol' Attitude Barn. I only lurked on occasion. That place was something. They don't make 'em like that anymore.
Title: Re: Anyone from the old guard still around?
Post by: Sliver X on July 15, 2022, 01:06:23 AM
Hehe, yeah, I forgot to mention the IRC channel too: I remember someone posting this in there once (sl1me?) and for some reason I actually saved it to a text file I still have in my backups to this day:

GRRRRR...##########################
##########/-----------\#####/~~~~\#
#########/ |\_#####_/| \###(######)
########/| |\|o\ /|o/| |\##(######)
#######/_|####______###|_\##~\--/~#
#########|###\ |##| /##|####/|##|\/
#########|____\|##|/___|#####|##|##
#@$!?##"The Attitude Barn"##/####\#

(I censored out the curse words on the left so as not to offend delicate eyes)

It really freaks me out thinking how long ago all that was, now. Literally half my life ago! It's amazing how many games have been translated, and how good emulation in general even is now compared to that era.
Title: Re: Anyone from the old guard still around?
Post by: SunGodPortal on August 13, 2022, 04:04:55 PM
Quote from: Sliver X on July 15, 2022, 01:06:23 AMIt really freaks me out thinking how long ago all that was, now. Literally half my life ago! It's amazing how many games have been translated, and how good emulation in general even is now compared to that era.

The options for playing ROMs/hacks on real hardware are light years ahead of where they were in the old days too. The flash carts available now are a life-saver for someone like me who only uses emulators for playtesting. I gotta have real hardware and a CRT or it just doesn't feel the same for me.

Side note: I can still remember when Hyrule Magic came out and I broke my first ROM. LOL
Title: Re: Anyone from the old guard still around?
Post by: FAST6191 on August 14, 2022, 02:20:29 PM
Quote from: SunGodPortal on August 13, 2022, 04:04:55 PMThe options for playing ROMs/hacks on real hardware are light years ahead of where they were in the old days too.

You are also forgetting the FPGA driven recreations that are finally going mainstream (be it mister, analogue pocket or something else).