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Title: ROM Hacks: New Submitted Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: RHDNBot on July 21, 2008, 10:18:46 am
Update By: RHDNBot

This is an automated message generated by ROMhacking.net's RHDNBot.

   The following Hacks have been submitted and approved to the database (in submitted order oldest to newest):

   
Relevant Link: (http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/)
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Submitted Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: sa♥tsu on July 22, 2008, 03:48:10 am
   
  • DickTales (http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/415/) (Spoof)

A quality product, I'm sure.
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Submitted Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: Hernan on July 22, 2008, 09:19:20 am
   
  • DickTales (http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/415/) (Spoof)

A quality product, I'm sure.
I didn't even notice it. Now you made me click the link :( damnit
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Submitted Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: Terranigma Freak on July 22, 2008, 02:07:35 pm
I threw up in my mouth a little. :(

Ok, which one of you is responsible for this!?
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Submitted Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: Garoth Moulinoski on July 23, 2008, 01:55:42 pm
Just how hard is 7th Saga? If it is true that you have to level grind so much, then I just might consider putting this patch on... :/
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Submitted Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: UglyJoe on July 23, 2008, 02:11:23 pm
Just how hard is 7th Saga? If it is true that you have to level grind so much, then I just might consider putting this patch on... :/

The difficultly curve looks like a flight of stairs.  You'll get overwhelmed from the very first random encounter.  You grind for a few hours and are finally able to make it through the first dungeon and kill the boss.  You take one step towards the next town and you'll get annihilated by the first random encounter.  You grind for a few hours...and repeat.  The enemies spike in difficulty after every dungeon.  It's pretty brutal.
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Submitted Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: KingMike on July 23, 2008, 02:26:15 pm
Just how hard is 7th Saga? If it is true that you have to level grind so much, then I just might consider putting this patch on... :/

The difficultly curve looks like a flight of stairs.  You'll get overwhelmed from the very first random encounter.  You grind for a few hours and are finally able to make it through the first dungeon and kill the boss.  You take one step towards the next town and you'll get annihilated by the first random encounter.  You grind for a few hours...and repeat.  The enemies spike in difficulty after every dungeon.  It's pretty brutal.

You forget the two (one?) forced encounters against the other characters. I swear Olvan (dwarf) vs. Valsu (priest) is only winnable with blessing from the RNG. They gain levels when you do, except they're not crippled by the level-up bug, making them pretty unbalanced.
Except Lejes. If he's your second forced encounter he's pathetic. He'll only hit you when have halved defense. :)
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Submitted Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: Tomato on July 23, 2008, 03:08:42 pm
I love 7th Saga. One project I'd like to do sometime is translate the Japanese version (Elnard) into English, since they made so many stat/number changes for some reason when they localized it. Probably wouldn't even need to actually re-translate (though it wouldn't hurt I guess), just hack the Japanese version up a lot. Mostly I'd want to do it for myself, because it's one of those games I just like a lot and it'd be fun to work on it. I don't know how to ASM hack SNES games though.
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Submitted Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: InVerse on July 23, 2008, 06:50:57 pm
   
  • DickTales (http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/415/) (Spoof)

A quality product, I'm sure.

It has one of the most awesome fonts in the history of ROM hacking. And I say that with 0 sarcasm.
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Submitted Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: Deathlike2 on July 23, 2008, 07:34:06 pm
Just how hard is 7th Saga? If it is true that you have to level grind so much, then I just might consider putting this patch on... :/

The difficultly curve looks like a flight of stairs.  You'll get overwhelmed from the very first random encounter.  You grind for a few hours and are finally able to make it through the first dungeon and kill the boss.  You take one step towards the next town and you'll get annihilated by the first random encounter.  You grind for a few hours...and repeat.  The enemies spike in difficulty after every dungeon.  It's pretty brutal.

You forget the two (one?) forced encounters against the other characters. I swear Olvan (dwarf) vs. Valsu (priest) is only winnable with blessing from the RNG. They gain levels when you do, except they're not crippled by the level-up bug, making them pretty unbalanced.
Except Lejes. If he's your second forced encounter he's pathetic. He'll only hit you when have halved defense. :)

The first forced encounter is the easiest.. you just have to make sure you are at or ahead in the equipment department.. and use tge standard strategy.. which is wait out their MP usage so you can eventually muster enough health to defend+strike.

The second encounter is optional. You can mess around with the RNG to the point that they can join you with the Sky Rune. Unfortunately it has a low probability of occuring, but it is very doable. The nicest thing about it is that you don't insta-fight, but must challenge them.

I love 7th Saga. One project I'd like to do sometime is translate the Japanese version (Elnard) into English, since they made so many stat/number changes for some reason when they localized it. Probably wouldn't even need to actually re-translate (though it wouldn't hurt I guess), just hack the Japanese version up a lot. Mostly I'd want to do it for myself, because it's one of those games I just like a lot and it'd be fun to work on it. I don't know how to ASM hack SNES games though.

Go figure on the stat changes.. but I love the increased difficulty. Maybe I'm one of the few that prefer this version of the game (I haven't gotten around to play Elnard to see how much of a difference there, but I love 7th's Saga's challenge a lot more).
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Submitted Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: Tomato on July 24, 2008, 02:21:04 am
Yeah, I'm really fond of the challenge too. Very few games I've played have that feeling of a journey between towns being actual arduous treks. I love that feeling. It's just that I've played it enough that I'd like to try it out to see how it was supposed to be. I guess that should be easy enough for me, but I think it'd be a fun project anyway that others can benefit from. Maybe in a few decades after I've retired I'll mess with it :P

All this talk makes me want to start a new game now. Listening to the SPCs now, actually, heh.
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Submitted Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: sa♥tsu on July 24, 2008, 02:52:59 am
   
  • DickTales (http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/415/) (Spoof)

A quality product, I'm sure.

It has one of the most awesome fonts in the history of ROM hacking. And I say that with 0 sarcasm.

Looks like the Groenig font they used for the Simpsons games.
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Submitted Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: Near on July 24, 2008, 07:52:35 pm
   
  • DickTales (http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/415/) (Spoof)

A quality product, I'm sure.

Yeah, it's pretty depressing to have my work hosted alongside such "works." But no worries, not going to ask for anything to be pulled, neither my work nor said hack. But you can bet I won't be using RHDN for any professional referrals of my work from now on :P
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Submitted Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: Lilinda on July 25, 2008, 01:16:06 am
Given that is not the site's mission... Why were you doing so in the first place?
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Submitted Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: Near on July 25, 2008, 12:25:18 pm
Oh, I haven't, don't worry :P
But I would have considered it*. Why? Because referencing your own personal page is one thing, but referencing a site outside of your control is another.
(* The "hacking" part in the URI would obviously be a concern, heh.)

Example:
"Hey prospective employer, check out my website, www.thebestpageintheuniverse.com, to see how awesome I am! It's a very impartial source for outside opinion of the quality of my work."
-or-
"Please see www.independentnewssource.com, which has an Alexa rating of 600, for a reference of my work."

I don't know of any other sites indexing my translation work -- well, other than "GoodSNES" ROM set sites.
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Submitted Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: Shadowsithe on July 25, 2008, 08:38:32 pm
It's funny, for all the bashing that went on over the ZD revival, it's starting to actually -look- better than RHDN in terms of professional layout and content.
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Submitted Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: Lilinda on July 26, 2008, 08:25:42 am
I disagree with that. I had to go through about six menus to get to their SNES translations.
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Submitted Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: Shadowsithe on July 26, 2008, 06:28:19 pm
Translations > SNES > English

The problem as I see it is that RHDN is purely utilitarian. Even though it's themable and standards compliant, it's based on an ancient design aesthetic that looks hideous.
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Submitted Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: BRPXQZME on July 26, 2008, 10:31:08 pm
Well, the new ZD looks even worse, IMO.

(Yeah, I’m a design snob. I hate the latest trends because it makes me hardcore. :P)
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Submitted Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: Kiyoshi Aman on July 27, 2008, 08:49:31 am
I don't like the new ZD look or æsthetic either. It looks...tawdry.
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Submitted Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: Nightcrawler on July 27, 2008, 12:49:41 pm
Translations > SNES > English

The problem as I see it is that RHDN is purely utilitarian. Even though it's themable and standards compliant, it's based on an ancient design aesthetic that looks hideous.

Well you know what they say... Quit complaining and do something about it. ;) RHDN has been template  based since RHDN 2 last year. I will provide you with the template files and you can make it as beautiful as you wish. If it's found to be something people like, we can add it as an alternate layout. I'd suggest a mock up or two for concept before getting into template file modification though because the template files are modular and not whole pages of the site, thus a bit more difficult to work with.
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Submitted Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: Disch on August 03, 2008, 12:36:59 pm
It's funny, for all the bashing that went on over the ZD revival, it's starting to actually -look- better than RHDN in terms of professional layout and content.

Fixed width layout is automatic fail in my book (and I wouldn't really call it professional, either.  Most/all professional sites worth going to have already figured out that fixed width is a huge no-no).  Talk about ancient design aesthetics that look hideous.
Title: Re: ROM Hacks: New Submitted Hacks Added to the Database
Post by: Near on August 04, 2008, 12:26:11 pm
Quote
Most/all professional sites worth going to have already figured out that fixed width is a huge no-no)

If we had vectorized graphics and the ability to set images for corners of divs (for rounded edges -- 9x nested DIVs is really, really tacky), we could maybe argue that there was no use for fixed width.

Luckily browsers are starting to support scaling of images, too, so it's not really as big a deal even if you do use fixed width if your browser scales everything equally.

Don't get me wrong, I always use em-sizing when possible, but it'd be nice if I could mix some hand-tailored gradient backgrounds with that.