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why are there no mechwarrior snes rom hacks?
« on: May 19, 2015, 03:50:38 pm »
i recently acquired a copy of mechwarrior for the snes and the game is great! its fun! why has no one made any hacks or utilities to hack mechwarrior? or maybe there are hacks and i just wasnt able to find them? anyone?

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Re: why are there no mechwarrior snes rom hacks?
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2015, 12:35:15 am »
Game is kinda slow, a bit ugly, and wasn't too popular.

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Re: why are there no mechwarrior snes rom hacks?
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2015, 12:42:46 am »
Interesting game reminded me of Desert Strike with the isometric perspective.

i recently acquired a copy of mechwarrior for the snes and the game is great! its fun! why has no one made any hacks or utilities to hack mechwarrior? or maybe there are hacks and i just wasnt able to find them? anyone?

Perhaps you should become the first SNES Mechwarrior ROM-hacker.

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Re: why are there no mechwarrior snes rom hacks?
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2015, 01:12:20 am »
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Re: why are there no mechwarrior snes rom hacks?
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2015, 02:19:08 pm »
3050, I hope. I found the original to be a confusing and ugly mess.
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Re: why are there no mechwarrior snes rom hacks?
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2015, 03:47:42 pm »
No I really really like the original. Kind of like need for speed meets mechs, you buy and upgrade mechs do missions. You can even demand to be paid more for the missions you're accepting. I do wish the missions lasted a bit longer but that's my main complaint. It runs really smooth on my retron 5. My only other complaint is that you can't side step and there's no vs mode.

I do wish I had the know how to make a hacking utility for it. But unfortunately I don't have that know how.

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Re: why are there no mechwarrior snes rom hacks?
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2015, 07:35:04 pm »
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Re: why are there no mechwarrior snes rom hacks?
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2015, 12:02:26 am »
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Re: why are there no mechwarrior snes rom hacks?
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2015, 12:17:20 am »
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On the other hand, MechWarrior 3050's text and graphics are uncompressed, so there's a potential starter project if you dig it.

I find this to be the superior game of the two. Has anyone here ever played this one two-player? If I remember correctly, one player drives and the other controls the weapons. It was super fun.

EDIT: Sorry if it seems like I'm trying to hijack your thread ceriux. It's just that nobody ever talks about either of these two games and I thought 3050 was pretty cool.
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Re: why are there no mechwarrior snes rom hacks?
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2015, 05:39:05 pm »
I've played the MD/GEN game (Battletech) with both players' controls merged into one PS2 controller via emulation, makes it feel pretty modern actually.
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Re: why are there no mechwarrior snes rom hacks?
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2015, 06:05:09 pm »
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I've played the MD/GEN game (Battletech) with both players' controls merged into one PS2 controller via emulation, makes it feel pretty modern actually.

That's a really cool idea. I always wondered what it would be like playing Super Metroid with a PS2 controller and mapping things in a manner that's a little less awkward. SM almost has more functions than it has controllers. I always have to hold the right side a little funny to be able to run, jump, shoot and aim at the same time.
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Re: why are there no mechwarrior snes rom hacks?
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2015, 05:57:39 am »
I wouldn't even compare the 2 as they are COMPLETELY different styles of games.

The first is a action game with FPS and RPG elements (along the same vein as Earthsiege, Heavy Gear etc), and the other is a straight up action game very similar to Desert Strike.

Be like trying to compare Super Mario World to Super Mario RPG. Completely different.

And for the record, my votes for the original game (which coincidentally was a partial port of the original Mechwarrior for the PC, though the levels and story are quite different).
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Re: why are there no mechwarrior snes rom hacks?
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2015, 01:07:10 pm »
I probably will check out 3050 because I did like desert strike for the genesis. But I do really really like the original. I agree with icemann comments as well .
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Re: why are there no mechwarrior snes rom hacks?
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2015, 01:44:49 pm »
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I wouldn't even compare the 2 as they are COMPLETELY different styles of games.

Maybe you are focusing too much on my wording or something. I don't like the first one, but do like the second one. Does that make more sense?

EDIT: So much space in forums is wasted by stuff like this.
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Re: why are there no mechwarrior snes rom hacks?
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2015, 02:53:57 pm »
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Re: why are there no mechwarrior snes rom hacks?
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2015, 04:20:43 pm »
Because no one has made one yet.