(Mega Man X1-X3)
I tried to keep it how it was with the "X" by the life bar but it wasn't working out to good with
the smaller life bars. Check out the pics I have posted below. The smaller sub weapon icon
graphics that I made were not good enough so I got rid of the life bar icon when you equip a
sub weapon to give enough space for the original graphics for the sub weapon icons.
There are a lot of times when enemies, projectiles, and other objects get hidden behind the life
bars. Just look at the first picture in my first post and you will see the enemy hidden behind the
life bar but in the second picture it shows that with the new size and location of the life bars it
is a lot less chance for that to happen. Therefore I think it can be considered a small improvement
hack. Ether way, it is a small, but cool hack.
Yea, the space was just too small to have both icons out. I have some pics below that shows I tried
to fit them in but it didn't work out to good.
The game itself decompresses the graphics. Now for compressors there is lunar compress for X1 and
for X3 there is http://www.romhacking.net/utilities/552/
There are only a few mega man x hacks. Hopefully soon we will have a lot more. I almost have all of
the level structure data figured out so maybe soon I can start creating some level hacks with new
enemies and weapons.
Here are some pics showing the different possible positions that we can have the life bars.
Original size life bars with both icons Smaller life bars with sub weapon icon the
only one out. Currently used in the patch.
Life bar above sub weapon bar instead of below it.
This is mega man x1 life and sub weapon bars that I tried to make smaller but they didn't come out to good.
I wanted the icons to be smaller while still looking good and this shows side by side pics of how and why I
came up with the current size and design.
This is what I want the life and sub weapon bar to look like but I need to free up
three 16x16 tiles in vram to make it. The only way I see being able to do that is by
removing the graphics for the blue shield when you get hit. I don't care about the
blue shield but some of you might so I will have another patch for that.