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Ice Climber Mario - Pipe Plumber
« on: September 27, 2019, 04:41:01 am »
Mishra made this 4 player hack of Ice Climber https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4668/ so i decided to start working on an old idea of mine.

This is Pipe Plumber. Play as Mario, Luigi, Wario and Waluigi to rid the sewers of Brooklyn of pests.

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Re: Ice Climber Mario - Pipe Plumber
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2019, 07:57:15 am »
Looks very interesting! :)

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Re: Ice Climber Mario - Pipe Plumber
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2019, 08:16:24 am »
Here's a post from the Ice Climber 4p topic at russian forum.

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Guys, it's 2019 in the yard, and you still write your nicknames on the fence title screen in the game...
This is the romhacker lack of culture, from which the progressive people in the west (basically he means all non-russian countries) began to refuse.
Put your marks in the game's credits, and if they don't exist, then attach a text file to the ROM. Respect official developers and the eyes of potential players.

Now that is irony
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Re: Ice Climber Mario - Pipe Plumber
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2019, 09:59:31 am »
Here's a post from the Ice Climber 4p topic at russian forum.

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Now that is irony

I put Mishras and my own name in this game and some random russian guy doesn't like people putting their names in hacks... How's that irony?

It would be irony to say that I completely agree with this guy. I mean poor Nintendo doesn't even get cred when I hack their 30 year old game on their own system. How, oh how will people ever know who made the original game!?
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Re: Ice Climber Mario - Pipe Plumber
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2019, 10:42:40 am »
Well, this dude is confident that you american guys are better than putting your names on the titlescreen. And he wrote it in IC topic. Then NesDraug comes in and crushes all dude's wet dreams into the dust with his IC hack. I find that funny  >:D
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Re: Ice Climber Mario - Pipe Plumber
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2019, 12:06:47 pm »
Well, this dude is confident that you american guys are better than putting your names on the titlescreen. And he wrote it in IC topic. Then NesDraug comes in and crushes all dude's wet dreams into the dust with his IC hack. I find that funny  >:D

I'm Swedish. But I guess anything west of St. Petersburg is America.  ::)

Anyways, the hack is almost finished but I thought it would be a good idea to put some new levels in this bad boy. I got this document to help me: https://www.romhacking.net/documents/772/
Even though the descriptions are rather straight forward I don't really understand what I'm suposed to change.

 
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 Every Mountain has got 8 Floors and every Floor uses 4 bits, a Meta Tile Index.
 These are not stored in nybbles, instead each Floor takes one bit from each Map
 byte like so:

                     BYTE 1     BYTE 2     BYTE 3     BYTE 4
           BITS  12345678 12345678 12345678 12345678
 FLOOR 1:  ^        ^        ^        ^
 FLOOR 2:   ^        ^        ^        ^
 FLOOR 3:    ^        ^        ^        ^

What's a nybble?  :huh: Can anyone help me further understand how to change the level design?

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Re: Ice Climber Mario - Pipe Plumber
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2019, 12:21:14 pm »
4 bits = 1 nybble, 2 nybbles = 1 byte (8 bits)

Not sure what he meant. Try to change bits and see how level reacts on that
« Last Edit: September 27, 2019, 12:26:42 pm by Cyneprepou4uk »
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Re: Ice Climber Mario - Pipe Plumber
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2019, 06:01:32 am »
Here is source code. Unfortunately, some comments are written in Russian in translit.
https://www.emu-land.net/forum/index.php/topic,82437.msg1419056.html#msg1419056
« Last Edit: September 28, 2019, 06:16:46 am by mishra »

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Re: Ice Climber Mario - Pipe Plumber
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2019, 09:50:44 am »
I think he means each byte's bits are spread out "vertically" on the level.

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Re: Ice Climber Mario - Pipe Plumber
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2019, 11:47:10 am »
WAOW fantastic !!! It will generate great battle  ;D

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Re: Ice Climber Mario - Pipe Plumber
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2019, 11:31:17 am »
 I'm really interested in this project, I think it's a great idea :thumbsup:

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Re: Ice Climber Mario - Pipe Plumber
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2019, 10:00:30 am »
I'm really interested in this project, I think it's a great idea :thumbsup:

Yeah! I'm about to finish this up. It's great fun to see Mario in this hack! I'll probably do a regular 2p version as well... somewhere in the future.

Level design:
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I couldn't figure out how to make new levels. I can edit the hex values to various results, but I can't really design anything good since it's just too time consuming. Perhaps another time
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