Okay so I got a whole day of spare time and I decided to give the Uncensored hack a try.
I took this page as the base:https://tcrf.net/Super_Castlevania_IV
It seems like I got everything working so far.
I managed to get the animated palette to work quite nicely and everything else went quite... okay.
I stumbled upon two issues:
- SC4ED seems to have an issue with the Tile Editor.
I edited quite a few with the built-in tile editor but after a while, whenever I tried to edit one tile, the current tile I was editing and the next one were COPIED two tiles back (overwritting the previous two tiles), which ended up with screwed up backgrounds. I think this issue only happened with BG tiles, but I'm not sure if it happens for other things too.
Maybe RedGuy could take a look at this.
This pretty much made me migrate from SC4ED and track down the background tiles with Tile Molester and edit them there due to the copy issue with SC4ED.
It is worth noting that the issue persisted even if I closed down and opened up SC4ED again.
And things got even worse if I tried to edit the copied tiles manually within SC4ED... I ended up with a whole row of copied tiles. :/
- The GraveStone introduction scene has the top cross screwed up (only the right side of it).
Apparently, that same tile is used TWICE in a vertical arrangement. If someone can find a way to flip the lower portion in a vertical way, I think that should be it for the uncensored patch I worked on.
Here's an image of the issue with the cross for better reference:
It might be a matter of just finding either the attribute table or the tile arrangement for that part to fix it.
Although I'm not really good at that.
One other thing (before things go apeshit).
I am in no way pretending to win a race agains DarkSamus993 nor do I claim to have finished before he did.
He is making a much more in-depth hack than what I did here, and I know his finished work will be a superb work of art.
Also, he is doing the whole translation of Akumajou Dracula, which is an incredible feat by itself.
So just take this patch as some sort of entry dish for when he releases his masterpieces.
Well, enough talk...
HAVE AT YOU!http://www.megafileupload.com/bghN/SC4_Uncensored_v10.ips
Apply that patch to an expanded Super Castlevania IV (U) ROM with SC4ED and you should be good.
PS: I forgot to mention, I wanted to change the letters and palette of the letters to match that of the Japanese release, but that would be for another time.
I also wanted to translate the Stage Selection screen, but this patch took me the whole day and I just finished at like 11 pm, so yeah. xD
All of that will be done for another time.