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Games you can't believe there is no utility for
« on: January 20, 2014, 05:56:07 pm »
Disclaimer: This is not a complaint thread. I am grateful for what utilities there are. Thanks for your hard work!

The purpose of this thread is for beginners who may wish to promote games there is no utility for. Some of us may have unearthed some basic data to give competent hackers a head-start, but this isn't necessary.

Donkey Kong '94 (GB): A lot can be had with a level editor for this game due to Mario's amazing physics. Through corruption, I've managed to locate the level data. Timers, 1-up hearts, Pauline's items, and hundreds of object data including terrain and enemies (00-FF). I've made a raw document for this, so for any competent hackers interested, drop me a PM.

Sword of Hope II: I was playing this RPG from 3DS VC recently. Potential can be had for text editing, a change of scenery, portrait editing, shop/casino editing, etc. There is plenty to work with for a balance patch, such as the Fortify spell being too powerful.

Shining Force: There is utility for II and III, but not for this one. Huh?

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Re: Games you can't believe there is no utility for
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2014, 02:04:45 am »
OMG! I agree with Donkey Kong. There needs to be an editor for that game! It has so much potential to many fan sequels and hacks.

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Re: Games you can't believe there is no utility for
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2014, 02:45:47 am »
Wild Arms 2 (PSX) and 3 (PS2): To me, an editor for both games would be amazing, such as model and sprite editing, not to mention adding scenes and monsters. Maybe make some extra stuff the real games weren't able to do at the time.

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Re: Games you can't believe there is no utility for
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2014, 02:53:11 am »
Donkey Kong '94. Now there's a game for which I'd love to see an editor. That was a great game.

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Re: Games you can't believe there is no utility for
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2014, 05:00:54 am »
Street Fighter II

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Re: Games you can't believe there is no utility for
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2014, 06:01:44 am »
Mattrizzle has already documented the level format for Donkey Kong '94. It's straightforward and someone with enough coding experience could spout out an editor in a few months tops.

I can't believe there isn't an editor for Chalvo 55 (easy ass format), Mario & Wario (fun game, format's kinda tricky), Umihara Kawase (BEGS for an editor. It's under development though) and Sutte Hakkun (never looked into the format but I know for certain that at least some level of compression is present)

EDIT: Here's the post regarding DK94 http://acmlm.kafuka.org/board/thread.php?id=2708
« Last Edit: January 21, 2014, 10:03:55 am by Raccoon Sam »

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Re: Games you can't believe there is no utility for
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2014, 07:31:07 am »
Sword of Hope II: I was playing this RPG from 3DS VC recently. Potential can be had for text editing, a change of scenery, portrait editing, shop/casino editing, etc. There is plenty to work with for a balance patch, such as the Fortify spell being too powerful.
I have a non public tool to extract the script. Tomorrow I search it.

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Re: Games you can't believe there is no utility for
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2014, 07:46:30 am »
Live A Live for SNES, an Awesome RPG that you could make into Individual RPGs using the theme of your choice, or you could simply make several small ones in the way of the original XD

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Re: Games you can't believe there is no utility for
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2014, 03:25:53 pm »
I remember seeing an editor for River City Ransom (unsurprisingly named "Barf!" as I recall) in development many years ago.  Too bad it never came out.
Well, he's just this guy, you know?

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Re: Games you can't believe there is no utility for
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2014, 05:50:28 pm »
Personally I find it a pleasant surprise if I see an editor for something that is not a mario platformer, a mario kart, a mario RPG, sonic, shining force, advance wars, fire emblem, golden sun, chrono trigger, final fantasy (NES and SNES editions), pokemon, zelda or megaman. Main exceptions being to things on the PC/Amiga that would have also had various editors available (especially if there was an in game editor) and possibly Nintendo first/second party stuff (Rare games have some things, Kirby does OK).

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Re: Games you can't believe there is no utility for
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2014, 06:20:02 pm »
completely no utility?
i think there's one utility but not one you can Do much with, so this game:

Neutopia 1 & 2
for TurboGrafx-16

its 2 awesome games, very similar to Zelda 1, and im surprised no one has though about making a big hack out of it.

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Re: Games you can't believe there is no utility for
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2014, 07:32:38 pm »
completely no utility?
i think there's one utility but not one you can Do much with, so this game:

Neutopia 1 & 2
for TurboGrafx-16

its 2 awesome games, very similar to Zelda 1, and im surprised no one has though about making a big hack out of it.

Especially since I have hacking info on that game.  Well the level data is compressed so that might be one issue.

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Re: Games you can't believe there is no utility for
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2014, 08:39:39 pm »
Mario 2?  3?

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Re: Games you can't believe there is no utility for
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2014, 03:46:33 am »
The Super Mario Advance 4 port for Super Mario Bros 3 is amazing, with all the additional content from all games from the SNES compilation. Right now all the level hacks for it are done with hex editing, which is a shame.

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Re: Games you can't believe there is no utility for
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2014, 06:48:11 pm »
The final Super Mario Adventure 3 release is also supposed to see the release of an editor for SMB 3, used to create that patch.

A Donkey Kong '94 editor would be wonderful.  Really surprisng nobody's done it.  One for Tactics Ogre would be interesting too. 

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Re: Games you can't believe there is no utility for
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2014, 07:15:51 pm »

Radical Dreamers... There are so much great stories developed by the fan community which would be perfect to be ported to the text-adventure genre.

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Re: Games you can't believe there is no utility for
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2014, 06:47:13 am »
As promised, a tiny tool to dump the "The Sword of Hope II" script  from an abandoned project:
https://www.mediafire.com/?nfj06gja84q5lad

Source code and script dumped included.



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Re: Games you can't believe there is no utility for
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2014, 01:17:56 am »
I agree with FAST6191 that any editor that isnt mario/zelda/chrono trigger related is nice because there seems to be 2-5 editors for certain games like mega man,metroid,chrono trigger,zelda,final fantasy etc while others dont even have 1 utility.


Some games which i have never seen tools for.

nes
Bucky o hare       (the designers looked like they spent more time on bucky himself but not the levels,def one i wish had a level editor)
Ninja Crusaders   (underrated 2 player game,ninjas who turn into animals.how do you beat that?)
TMNT 3              (Another 2 player game overshadowed by tmnt 2)


Genesis
Beyond Oasis
X-men 1 and 2 (If you were into marvel comics back in the 90's these games were heaven)
Vectorman 1 and 2 ( Nintendo had donkey kong country,sega had vectorman,one of those games that looks ahead of its time)

snes
Castlevania 4 (some of the most amazing sound effects i've heard in any game)
Contra 3        (Surprised theres no editor for this one)
Front Mission 1 (Never had so much fun destroying robots before but the story wasnt easy to grasp and it would have been nice to alter the text/story)

psx
Breath of Fire 3
Revelations: Persona (who isnt tired of rpg games with swords? First dark rpg i played where you could use a gun)       
Wipeoutxl aka wipeout2097 ( awesome visuals,sound etc...)
« Last Edit: February 14, 2014, 02:14:48 am by xander »
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Re: Games you can't believe there is no utility for
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2014, 09:05:00 am »
The final Super Mario Adventure 3 release is also supposed to see the release of an editor for SMB 3, used to create that patch.

An earlier version of the editor has already been distributed. It's called Reuben.

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Re: Games you can't believe there is no utility for
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2014, 12:59:44 am »
Would like to see a Shadowrun editor for SNES that does dialogue, levels, and items :) Maybe Snarfblam could make something like that! :D