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Re: Zelda: Remastered (Mesen HD Pack)
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2020, 03:33:24 am »
Good lord, that looks amazing!
It's like having a better looking, more faithful, version BS Zelda!
The Ghini are even translucent!!
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« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2020, 04:50:17 am »
Really impressive work!  :)

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« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2020, 10:21:41 am »
For security reasons I do not use IE/Edge, nor allow them to be present on my PCs. Google drive does seem to have an issue.

Some Mega links are now available in addition to the Google Drive links. Here's hoping these new links don't have the same problems.

Mega Download Links:
***HD Full Pack Download: https://mega.nz/file/N1hB2QTC#POuGptyfDSRFfGnJMsd3704KBuyMErlTUIRrjotoQ_k
****HD Pack Download for low end CPUs: https://mega.nz/file/FwhXwKhJ#JVNtllPq7cqlne5r03SHpTfewdgtTLhEIVg1hXwQNwE

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« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2020, 11:04:58 am »
This is excellent. Thank you for the time and dedication you put into this.

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« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2020, 11:08:55 am »
Looks gorgeous!

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« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2020, 06:49:54 pm »
I know it's kind of a pipe dream, but I'd love to see this made compatible with Zelda Randomizer.

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« Reply #26 on: October 11, 2020, 07:16:14 pm »


This pack was a group effort!! Also, make sure to support Nintendo by purchasing official Nintendo products.

This is great!  :)

I saw this is a community project and so I'm late to the party. :thumbsup:

I re-edited/remastered the iconic overworld track with an alternative track. If there is any interest I can post a link if any of you want to use it for fun.

As much as I love this hack, it feels less of an enhancement than an alternate take on Zelda. In some ways, a pop update, if that makes sense? So my alternative overworld track reflects this and uses a fun, Tarantino-esque theme that reflects my feelings about a contemporary take on a classic.

Thanks for doing this and lemme know if you want my song/contribution. If you like it, you are have my permission and are free to include it in your repo and pass it along as a "alternative Tarantino-esque overworld theme."

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Anyhow, here is the link, enjoy!
  :woot!:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/07b5zq9bgim1mjj/Tarantino-esque_OverworldTheme.zip/file
« Last Edit: October 11, 2020, 08:53:21 pm by Pleiades7 »

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« Reply #27 on: October 11, 2020, 07:29:13 pm »
Some Mega links are now available in addition to the Google Drive links. Here's hoping these new links don't have the same problems.

Mega Download Links:
***HD Full Pack Download: https://mega.nz/file/N1hB2QTC#POuGptyfDSRFfGnJMsd3704KBuyMErlTUIRrjotoQ_k
****HD Pack Download for low end CPUs: https://mega.nz/file/FwhXwKhJ#JVNtllPq7cqlne5r03SHpTfewdgtTLhEIVg1hXwQNwE
Works perfectly! Much appreciated!

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« Reply #28 on: October 11, 2020, 07:39:56 pm »
I re-edited/remastered the iconic overworld track with an alternative track. If there is any interest I can post a link if any of you want to use it for fun.
Yes please. Seems interesting.

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« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2020, 08:00:20 pm »
This is great!  :)

I saw this is a community project and so I'm late to the party. :thumbsup:

I re-edited/remastered the iconic overworld track with an alternative track. If there is any interest I can post a link if any of you want to use it for fun.

As much as I love this hack, it feels less of an enhancement than an alternate take on Zelda. In some ways, a pop update, if that makes sense? So my alternative overworld track reflects this and uses a fun, Tarantino-esque theme that reflects my feelings about a contemporary take on a classic.

Thanks for doing this and lemme know if you want my song/contribution. If you like it, you are have my permission and are free to include it in your repo and pass it along as a "alternative Tarantino-esque overworld theme."

Wow - that sounds very different. I hope you don't mind me saying that I wouldn't usually think of anything Tarantino-related in the same general universe as anything Zelda-related. But, I guess you never know. Have a link? (pun intended)

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« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2020, 08:52:26 pm »
Wow - that sounds very different. I hope you don't mind me saying that I wouldn't usually think of anything Tarantino-related in the same general universe as anything Zelda-related. But, I guess you never know. Have a link? (pun intended)

I know... I'm being esoteric there. What I mean by that is "Zelda" is such a masterpiece of form. It's sublime. It's not an adaptation of anything. It's the best version of its kind. Which is why I'm in love with Shadow333's work, since he's just tweaking it and polishing it off- reframing it for the times.

So, when I play something like this, I almost feel like I'm doing something wrong. Because why mess with perfection? But I love it when I think it's an alternate version of "Zelda", like a grindhouse take on it, or something. I wouldn't call it "gourmet" or Deluxe because what makes Zelda work in the first place is how it left just enough to the imagination without cheating the audience. It walks that tightrope perfectly, which is why it's one of the greatest games ever!

A Tarantino take on a classic, which is essentially all of his art, is to take something we already know and break the rules in a way that recasts it and refreshes it so we can enjoy it, albeit from a fan-lover pulpy perspective. Popular art at it's junkiest.  >:D

what I like about this lovely HD reskin is that it feels like Zelda supersized ala McDonalds-style. So, I feel like a soundtrack that is at once lowbrow and classical, that is pulpy but artsy, with a little catchy hip-hop thrown in, takes it to the next level for me. It takes your contemporary spin on Zelda and celebrates it on that note, if you know what I mean?

Sorry for the ramble and being "esoteric" again...but I love this stuff! haha  :laugh:

By Tarantino, I don't mean something cliche. You will see what I mean, if you listen to the whole track and try it with the game. If you like it, please include it with your game package as an "alternate overworld theme - titled: "Tarantino-esque Overworldtheme"

Anyhow, here is the link, enjoy!
http://www.mediafire.com/file/07b5zq9bgim1mjj/Tarantino-esque_OverworldTheme.zip/file

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« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2020, 10:19:09 pm »
The description does not say it, but a lot of these sprites seem to be not your work. For example, Cadence of Hyrule for Link and many enemies. The technology is impressive, but it's not remastered like Super Mario All Stars is.

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« Reply #32 on: October 12, 2020, 02:06:06 am »
Man, seeing the original Zelda with such a fresh coat of paint takes me back to my Zelda Classic days. well done.

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« Reply #33 on: October 12, 2020, 08:57:49 am »
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I know... I'm being esoteric there. What I mean by that is "Zelda" is such a masterpiece of form. It's sublime. It's not an adaptation of anything. It's the best version of its kind. Which is why I'm in love with Shadow333's work, since he's just tweaking it and polishing it off- reframing it for the times.

So, when I play something like this, I almost feel like I'm doing something wrong. Because why mess with perfection? But I love it when I think it's an alternate version of "Zelda", like a grindhouse take on it, or something. I wouldn't call it "gourmet" or Deluxe because what makes Zelda work in the first place is how it left just enough to the imagination without cheating the audience. It walks that tightrope perfectly, which is why it's one of the greatest games ever!

A Tarantino take on a classic, which is essentially all of his art, is to take something we already know and break the rules in a way that recasts it and refreshes it so we can enjoy it, albeit from a fan-lover pulpy perspective. Popular art at it's junkiest.  >:D

what I like about this lovely HD reskin is that it feels like Zelda supersized ala McDonalds-style. So, I feel like a soundtrack that is at once lowbrow and classical, that is pulpy but artsy, with a little catchy hip-hop thrown in, takes it to the next level for me. It takes your contemporary spin on Zelda and celebrates it on that note, if you know what I mean?

Sorry for the ramble and being "esoteric" again...but I love this stuff! haha  :laugh:

By Tarantino, I don't mean something cliche. You will see what I mean, if you listen to the whole track and try it with the game. If you like it, please include it with your game package as an "alternate overworld theme - titled: "Tarantino-esque Overworldtheme"

Anyhow, here is the link, enjoy!
http://www.mediafire.com/file/07b5zq9bgim1mjj/Tarantino-esque_OverworldTheme.zip/file

You weren't kidding! - That was crazy and it did make me smile. But, I think it would be pretty distracting during actual gameplay. As a result, I think I may pass. But, thanks for sharing. It was definitely fun to hear.

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The description does not say it, but a lot of these sprites seem to be not your work. For example, Cadence of Hyrule for Link and many enemies.

You are correct that many sprites were referenced from other entries in the Zelda series and some sprites are also referenced from other artists who are fans of Zelda. Many details came together to make the pack possible. The list is available after the features section of the first post. But, I realize it may be a little easy to miss. I'd like to make sure credit is given where credit is due, so I just added a new comment near the credits section that I'm hoping should help provide more clarity.
« Last Edit: October 12, 2020, 09:57:59 am by Aclectico »

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« Reply #34 on: October 12, 2020, 02:58:51 pm »
Link to alternate contemporary Overworld soundtrack. Enjoy!
http://www.mediafire.com/file/07b5zq9bgim1mjj/Tarantino-esque_OverworldTheme.zip/file

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« Reply #35 on: October 12, 2020, 04:37:23 pm »
If I may drop by and suggest a track for the overworld, I think the Hyrule Castle theme from Super Smash Bros. 64 fits the tempo and instrumentation of what a remake of the NES Overworld would be in my mind.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zMK7rp1hnH8

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« Reply #36 on: October 12, 2020, 07:08:32 pm »
If I may drop by and suggest a track for the overworld, I think the Hyrule Castle theme from Super Smash Bros. 64 fits the tempo and instrumentation of what a remake of the NES Overworld would be in my mind.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zMK7rp1hnH8

That could work - thanks for the suggestion ShadowOne333. It may be worth including as an alternate track in a future rev.

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« Reply #37 on: October 13, 2020, 03:24:36 am »
Not working for me. I have black maps. Only Link is Remastered. Whats Wrong?

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« Reply #38 on: October 13, 2020, 01:35:41 pm »
Not working for me. I have black maps. Only Link is Remastered. Whats Wrong?

I'd probably need more information to properly troubleshoot. I haven't encountered an issue where the background map went black, but Link was remastered. As a result, I'm not sure what the cause could be. These are the first things I would think to check:

-Make sure you have a USA Zelda ROM (PRG0) that has a SHA-1 checksum of DAB79C84934F9AA5DB4E7DAD390E5D0C12443FA2
-Make sure you are using the Developmental build of Mesen at https://ci.appveyor.com/project/Sour/mesen/build/artifacts (the Windows version)
-Follow the steps in the install video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4_Z206pryw&feature=youtu.be
-Don't do any manual .ips patching (I have heard some people have tried to patch with Zelda 1 Redux before using the patch and it caused issues)

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« Reply #39 on: October 13, 2020, 05:20:52 pm »
I'd probably need more information to properly troubleshoot. I haven't encountered an issue where the background map went black, but Link was remastered. As a result, I'm not sure what the cause could be. These are the first things I would think to check:

-Make sure you have a USA Zelda ROM (PRG0) that has a SHA-1 checksum of DAB79C84934F9AA5DB4E7DAD390E5D0C12443FA2
-Make sure you are using the Developmental build of Mesen at https://ci.appveyor.com/project/Sour/mesen/build/artifacts (the Windows version)
-Follow the steps in the install video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4_Z206pryw&feature=youtu.be
-Don't do any manual .ips patching (I have heard some people have tried to patch with Zelda 1 Redux before using the patch and it caused issues)

I have the ROM with DAB79C84934F9AA5DB4E7DAD390E5D0C12443FA
Developmental build, too.
I put the Rom renamed at "Legend of Zelda, The (USA).nes" in the "rom" folder.
i use the patch with starting the "make.bat"
than if i start the rom with messen its only black map and link is Remastered if i go up. If i go left or right its showing the old link sprites.