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Started by imkrut, May 08, 2020, 04:44:20 PM

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imkrut

Hey friends!

Here's my latest! project (4th one!), this time it's a graphic makeover for the original Bomberman for NES.
I tried messing around with backgrounds and using them as a way to actually improve the game, so in this case there are some UI items, and part of the background complement the tileset.

I actually wanted to improve the animations, but just wasn't feasible with the way Bomberman handles animations (the character stays in the current frame of the animation permanently), however, I did come across this wonderful hack/patch (Bomberman Coop  made by Corpse Grinder) which adds a 2 player co-op mode. I have all the assets ready to support this, however I'm unsure of the etiquette here, and if it can add the patch (keeping all the documentation obviously) to the pack, (so if someone can chip-in, I'll be glad to post the content too).

Anyway, here is some media, and the download right at the end!

IMAGES







MEDIA

https://imgur.com/FeSfoTA

https://youtu.be/PjGbZo73EBU


DOWNLOAD PATCH HERE


Vanya

Nice!
I've wondered for a while why more MESEN stuff hasn't been popping up.
Now you're doing a tone of games single-handed.
Well done!

Noside


Bonk

This looks fabulous. Love the sprite work!

nesrocks

Very cute indeed. The original game looks really crude, I wonder how many of those changes can be applied directly to the ROM without mesen's special functionalities.

imkrut

Quote from: Vanya on May 08, 2020, 05:33:23 PM
Nice!
I've wondered for a while why more MESEN stuff hasn't been popping up.
Now you're doing a tone of games single-handed.
Well done!

Haha, thanks mate! Hope I can keep pumping em' out.

Quote from: Noside on May 08, 2020, 06:47:13 PM
Fantastic work! I love it! :woot!:

Thank you!!

Quote from: nesrocks on May 09, 2020, 09:46:33 AM
Very cute indeed. The original game looks really crude, I wonder how many of those changes can be applied directly to the ROM without mesen's special functionalities.

Other than the extra colors (that I guess I can tone down to 4 per tile) most of it is just a facelift, so I'm guessing it's quite possible. Thank you!


Quote from: Bonk on May 09, 2020, 03:25:24 AM
This looks fabulous. Love the sprite work!

Thank you, glad you like it!

Special

These are awesome! How long does it take you to do something like this? And any games you plan on doing next? (Curiously waiting for your next one.)

imkrut

Quote from: Special on May 09, 2020, 04:18:10 PM
These are awesome! How long does it take you to do something like this? And any games you plan on doing next? (Curiously waiting for your next one.)

Depends on the game, how much new stuff I've learned and how much free time I get.

Donkey Kong Jr. took the least time probably, but that also has to do with how limited my knowledge was on what I could do (so no new animations, no backgrounds, etc).

I'm currently working on Battle City, which is a game I'm very fond of.



Most games I've tackled have very limited graphics, something that works in my favour/makes the dev. time of graphic shorter. I'd love to tackle bigger projects (hell maybe setup a vote poll as to what work on next with maybe patreons or something so popular demand gets to pick) I looked for example into Metal Storm, which is a absolutely gorgeous game animation wise, but graphically could really use a pick me up...and it needs LOTS of graphics, so that would probably take a while.


cralso

Cool, please make something for Metal Gear ;D

pleasejust

yes, battle city. cool. There is a 4 player hack of this out there. I can't see why this wouldn't be compatible, right?

werewolfslayr925

Quote from: nesrocks on May 09, 2020, 09:46:33 AM
Very cute indeed. The original game looks really crude, I wonder how many of those changes can be applied directly to the ROM without mesen's special functionalities.

QuoteOther than the extra colors (that I guess I can tone down to 4 per tile) most of it is just a facelift, so I'm guessing it's quite possible. Thank you!

I'm a bit confused. Will this patch work with a regular ROM in a normal emulator or not? If not, would it be possible to make a patch for both MESEN and for regular emulators? Because this patch immediately makes the original Bomberman so much more appealing to me.
As the harbor is welcome to the sailor, so is the last line to the scribe.

nesrocks

Quote from: werewolfslayr925 on May 10, 2020, 03:05:41 AM
I'm a bit confused. Will this patch work with a regular ROM in a normal emulator or not? If not, would it be possible to make a patch for both MESEN and for regular emulators? Because this patch immediately makes the original Bomberman so much more appealing to me.
As it is right now it's only for Mesen.

imkrut

Quote from: pleasejust on May 10, 2020, 02:20:28 AM
yes, battle city. cool. There is a 4 player hack of this out there. I can't see why this wouldn't be compatible, right?

At least with Bomberman Co-Op, I had to do a specific graphic dump for it, it didn't work out of the box.

Pleiades7

Hey there!

If you are taking requests, in some sense at least, there are some great choices out there in much need of a fresh coat of paint. I look at this from a game preservation stand point, etc.

How about the original "Double Dragon"!  :)

For some reason that game gets very little love, and surprisingly there are few hacks. But the demand is hot, and it would certainly put you on the map.

Because that games skillfully re-uses SO many of the same characters, I would imagine it's not that much of a challenge since they are actually few sprites involved. Plus there are SO MANY sprite rips out there for the arcade game and other versions of it that you don't have to kill yourself making your own, etc.

Same goes for "Pro-Wrestling". A great game but woefully in need of some love.

Runner ups include: Battletoads, Contra, and Excitebike.

Love the hacks you've done so far and have included them in my rig.

Hoping for some "Double Dragon" love here. Thanks again!

If you want help on the art side of that, hit me up and I can make suggestions on how to refresh that. A good double dragon update would be a big hit with this scene.

Thanks again for taking feedback!

darthvaderx

My collection of games with HD rendering in Mesen, if you happen to know any more, please tell me? Thank you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkIREJWCLsA&t=680s
See my hacks channel including some of my works:

https://www.youtube.com/user/MyWashington2/videos

ProstatePunch

Has this been uploaded to the official site?  I couldn't find it there.

Red Soul

It does look very nice.
I'd love to see FF3 get the upgrade treatment though. Using GBA graphics would make it look incredible, I feel.

tc

MUSCLE springs to mind. The NES game is all chunky and awkward looking next to its GBA successor.
Edit: It seems to be already done. http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4281/

Zynk

Quote from: Stories8106 on July 23, 2020, 03:32:51 PM
Has this been uploaded to the official site?  I couldn't find it there.
FYI this is not a romhack. Also, its a misnomer to call these "patches". These are more properly called "HD packs".

Viewer

Did you make an HD Lode Runner sprite for the ending as well? Otherwise, there would be a significant graphical mismatch, IMO.