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Started by Dr. Floppy, April 17, 2015, 01:39:17 AM
Quote...I didn't find all the Iowa pieces yet. I think I have 7 left to go (under the assumption of 16 life being the final total.)
QuoteI am enjoying the hack a lot, and very impressed with a lot of the little tricks you did that I've seen thus far. I liked that you took creative remix of the mechanics farther than Zelda Challenge Outlands did.
QuoteSo you say this was supposed to be released in 2009? What caused the delay?
QuoteI'm the type of person that, when I see a hack this extensive, I want to know as much as possible about it. Would you consider writing a "director's notes" section of the readme? Things like the why, the how, etc. Is it possible you were inspired by the "God Hates You!" hack of Spiritual Warfare by Jomb, for the Genesis?
QuoteOn a more technical note, do you happen to have the notes on how and why you expanded the ROM, and how much data / program code you added? I would assume the rom expansion to be to allow for more data space for screen flags, dungeon rooms, etc. and of course for more routines.
QuoteWith regards to that sanity check, I think the details of that would greatly interest TCRF.net, as that would be a great addition to the article on there regarding Zelda 1.
QuoteDid you see / play The Legend of Link by infidelity? What did you think?
Quote from: Dr. Floppy on April 30, 2015, 12:55:55 AMI anticipated eventual success, but what I didn't anticipate was the sudden sensation of raw power.
QuoteI'll document the layer-flags in a subsequent post.
Quote from: Mayorofunkytown on May 13, 2015, 01:46:56 PMFinally decided I needed to make a screenshot map.
QuoteOne thing I've noticed (wizzrobes?) shoot the normal zelda projectiles up or down but the altered ones left and right. Another thing if the ghost farmers hit the bottom of the screen they freeze there.
Quote from: Dr. Floppy on May 14, 2015, 07:21:20 AMIf you view the final product in-aggregate, you'll see what I did there!Yeah, that Methromancer thing bothers me too. I should probably make it so it's the "snowflake" energy burst in both cases. As for the Pharmers- I could lie and say that their behavior is intentional: they're lost souls who float about aimlessly until happening upon scenery that reminds them of their former life, and this revelation (and the implications thereof) just gobsmacks them into paralysis. Yes, I most certainly could do that!
Quote from: Mayorofunkytown on May 14, 2015, 06:17:56 PMI would like to know if the prescription is that well hidden or I'm just really overlooking it?
QuoteI thought the ammonia bag bosses zelda equivalent was digdogger and hoped the weakness would've been bleach which when used causes a fight with mini clouds of poison gas... Also hoped I'd have enough for the final pitchfork but no again.
QuoteAnother weird thing here the tree below me if walked into from above is a door which leads to an empty room. I say empty assuming I didn't go into it before and get the item without remembering.
QuoteSo now I'm stuck as to where to go next there's still one square on the left side of the map that I've tried to access several times over to no avail, and one house a little over that has a door right onto a river that I'm not sure if I'm supposed to be able to access.
Quote from: Dr. Floppy on May 16, 2015, 05:44:04 AMBoth armor upgrades are included in this hack; like the original game, the final upgrade is hidden in the final dungeon/lab. The other upgrade is technically available from the moment you get an offensive weapon.Cantankerous is Gohma's new manifestation, and I'll admit to phoning him in. You'll meet Digdogger's new incarnation in Meth Lab #8. The pitchfork upgrades are available at six, twelve and sixteen Life Containers. The patch of darkness above the tree is a hidden door. You must've already collected the Iowa Piece therein. Incidentally, you'll find something else via a similar hidden doorway somewhere to the North.That square on the center-left is a very special secret for those going for 100% Completion. Your familiarity with the door-detection trick will serve you well in that respect. As for the Barn by the River, it's just there for decoration.
QuoteSo I got the purple clothes after I beat lab 6 assuming from the boss but I totally did not see where/when I picked them up.
QuoteAny significance to the bird head boss?
QuoteSo something I experienced in there, and when doing my hack, was moving enemies coupled with limited range due to being blocked off. If they drop a XTC/clock you can potentially be permanently stuck not being able to kill those enemies out of range. Thankfully this time the methromancer was just in range but it's something you may want to tweak.
Quote from: Dr. Floppy on May 17, 2015, 09:07:28 AMThis is rather impressive.
Quote from: Dr. Floppy on May 17, 2015, 09:07:28 AMThat's Herky!
Quote from: Dr. Floppy on May 17, 2015, 09:07:28 AMI wrestled with that for the longest time! I think I finally reasoned that, since that part's an optional sidequest, making sure one doesn't grab an XTC can be considered part of the challenge.
Quote from: Mayorofunkytown on May 18, 2015, 12:24:56 AMWas that not supposed to happen?
Quote from: Dr. Floppy on May 18, 2015, 06:56:45 AMThe first armor upgrade is attained by Spoilerkilling 255 enemies without being hit.[close]That such a thing would happen in Level 6 says a lot about your skill as a player!
QuoteThis is the frustrating part of the game where I'm basically running into/bombing/setting fire to corn/trees to no avail. The hint man says something about a platform outside of the world my guess was that means off the edge of the map, have to look into that more. I have concluded despite what you said that that one map square is impregnable. Unless I need to trigger or get an item I haven't yet. There's also one door a few screens up from that with a UFO just below it that I can't seem to access. Then there's that extra large barn with trees blocking it. I'm assuming lab 9 is in the lower right but is lab 8 as well or perhaps one of them is that barn?
Quote from: Dr. Floppy on May 18, 2015, 04:09:58 PMYou're doing pretty well at this point! All of the stuff you mention involves the Cornet, or stuff that can only be attained via Cornet playing. You'll find this oddly-named instrument in Meth Lab #8, which is located in the very lower-right corner of the map. After bribing Molly with her precious "E", you'll make your way down the west coast of Illinois. The "Eye of Illinois" is this hack's version of the Lost Woods, and that's the puzzle to which the "platform" riddle applies.Think: what other sorts of "platforms" are there?Level 9 is disturbingly close to home. Someone in Meth Lab #8 is sure to know something of its precise whereabouts...
QuoteJust need 8 Iowa pieces and whatever the books equivalent is, and still trying to figure out how to get to those 2 places on the map I've mentioned in the previous post.
Quote from: Dr. Floppy on May 19, 2015, 08:28:19 AMI hear Spirit Lake is a good place to meditate... clear one's mind of all distractions. Alas, some of the locals might try to sell you on stories of UFO's in the area. A few complete whackjobs even claim that aliens have discovered an endless fuel supply. "Infinitane", what a joke!But, such a thing would be nice... Especially when combined with knowledge of the door-detection trick!
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