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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #3980 on: July 04, 2017, 12:08:52 pm »
Does anyone have any advice on how to get started on this project? To be blunt, I'm looking for a better hex editor for ROM hacking and a couple of recommended utilities specified in the quoted post above. Or should I start a separate topic for each thing I'm looking for?

Try searching the utilities section for hex editors (the reviews may be helpful). For general GFX editing you could try Tile Layer Pro or Tile Molester.

There might be some game-specific docs/tools if you search around. You might find extra info by looking through the board or other relevant sites.

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« Reply #3981 on: July 04, 2017, 01:59:19 pm »
Try searching the utilities section for hex editors (the reviews may be helpful). For general GFX editing you could try Tile Layer Pro or Tile Molester.

There might be some game-specific docs/tools if you search around. You might find extra info by looking through the board or other relevant sites.
OK thanks!

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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #3982 on: July 05, 2017, 08:18:18 am »
Hallo. I hope its okay to make a new post with this type of content inside.

Anyhow, the reason why making this thread is because one of my favorites on the NES 'Little Nemo - The Dream Master' unfortunately has an annoying flickering glitch line that sits between the game world and the game's interface. When the game is running this line is a real eye catcher because it contracts/expands continually.

I lost my original copy (EU), so I cannot confirm 100% that it's not an emulation issue, but I did try out a bunch of emulators that showed the same. So, it seems to be an ROM issue, at least.



I'd be a joy to be able to play the game with this glitch removed. If somebody has the passion and skill to make an IPS improvement fix, then that would be real nice.

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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #3983 on: July 05, 2017, 10:21:19 am »
Would anyone accept Prince of Persia for Super Nintendo?


. Removed Torture Scenes
. Level 19
. Final Battle


https://tcrf.net/Prince_of_Persia_(SNES)


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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #3984 on: July 05, 2017, 10:29:16 am »
Aladdin (MD) - Fully playable Abu.
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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #3985 on: July 05, 2017, 01:36:22 pm »
That would be a cool hack to see.

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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #3986 on: July 05, 2017, 03:57:25 pm »
Idea: replace Zero with Metal Gear Rising's Raiden in Mega Man Zero 1 to 4, along with some other assets.

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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #3987 on: July 06, 2017, 09:16:58 am »
Stanley: The Search for Dr. Livingston - Tighter controls and hit detection, and somewhat weaker initial enemies would do a lot for this one.
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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #3988 on: July 06, 2017, 12:59:06 pm »
Here's a little weird idea: Nights into Dreams meet Cocoron. Either that or Nights: The Dream Master.

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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #3989 on: July 06, 2017, 10:04:47 pm »
Has anyone heard of Mario Super Picross for the Super Famicom? That game has a lot of puzzles and text in Japanese; I wonder if it's possible to do an English translation, without redoing the whole game obviously.

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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #3990 on: July 08, 2017, 12:01:07 pm »
Idea for various SMB3 and SMW games: Super Mario 64 caps replacement.
Basically replaces an item with a cap that pops out of the item box and flutters down to the ground, sitting there for mario to pick up and giving an equal or similar to that of Mario 64.
Capless Mario for small Mario
His normal cap for Super Mushroom
Wing Cap for Leaf or Feather
Metal Cap for Star
Vanish Cap for Flower...

Well, whoever picks this idea does as they wish, I'd say.

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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #3991 on: July 08, 2017, 01:16:50 pm »
I would like to see hacks for the original versions of Crash 1, 2 & 3 that would make Coco a fully playable character like they did in the remake versions of all three.
THIS, and as well giving her proper death scenes. Crash got burned, sliced, got his pants cutted, etc. But Coco? Only angel death animation... Why so afraid, Sony?

Let's get comical with her death animations!
Coco when burnt? Black silhouette. eyes only. like saying: "WTH, player?"
Coco when squashed? Shoes and her laptop, moving comically.
Coco when sliced? Either A. Her laptop gets sliced. B. She tries her best to not letting her torso fall, as opposed with Crash where his torso falls entirely.
Coco when sliced(again)? Well, Crash got pantsless, so... Her overalls are cut and she covers with her laptop? (I'm trying to think the best outcomes without being labeled as a pervert.) As well to comically hit the swordsman with such laptop, for being a pervert.

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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #3992 on: July 08, 2017, 06:15:36 pm »
Those are awesome ideas for Coco, I wish Sony and Activision did that with the remake.

Another Crash hack that I want to see is one for Crash Team Racing that will make Nitrous Oxide a fully playable racer.

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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #3993 on: July 08, 2017, 06:53:05 pm »
A mega patch that combines these Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX patches:


But on the Rev B (or 1.2 in some versions) version of the No-Intro Link' Awakening DX rom. This part I'm extremely picky about, and is because every rom is different every time.

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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #3994 on: July 08, 2017, 07:16:39 pm »
That's a cool idea, I wouldn't mind seeing that.

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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #3995 on: July 08, 2017, 10:31:56 pm »
I'd like to see a Restoration patch for The Peace Keepers for the SNES, because a lot of stuff was removed and changed for the Western release of the game, where it was known as Rushing Beat Shura in Japan. Or if possible, translations of both Rushing Beat Ran or Shura, since Rushing Beat 1 already  has a patch.

Here's a link to an article Hardcoregaming101 did on the series:
http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/rushingbeat/rushingbeat.htm

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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #3996 on: July 09, 2017, 10:07:03 am »
I would like to see a English translation hack for the Japanese version of Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga, the reason I want to see this is because this version was released 11 days after the American version and they were able to improved the game a lot in that version:

https://tcrf.net/Mario_%26_Luigi:_Superstar_Saga/Regional_Differences

I also would like to see the unused Starbeans cameos be restore as well: https://tcrf.net/Mario_%26_Luigi:_Superstar_Saga#Starbeans_Cameos

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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #3997 on: July 09, 2017, 11:28:19 am »
I'm not sure if these ideas were done, but here goes: How about Fang the Sniper/Nack the Weasel and/or Rouge the Bat in Sonic 1, 2, and 3? I know a Shadow, Amy, Charmy, Sally, maybe Bunnie, and even Motobug ones were done, but I have yet to see either of these two hacked into those games.

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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #3998 on: July 09, 2017, 01:21:14 pm »
Well there is a remake of Mario & Luigi coming soon, I think. I wonder how that will compare?
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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #3999 on: July 09, 2017, 05:52:56 pm »
I would like to see a English translation hack for the Japanese version of Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga, the reason I want to see this is because this version was released 11 days after the American version and they were able to improved the game a lot in that version:

https://tcrf.net/Mario_%26_Luigi:_Superstar_Saga/Regional_Differences

I also would like to see the unused Starbeans cameos be restore as well: https://tcrf.net/Mario_%26_Luigi:_Superstar_Saga#Starbeans_Cameos

Was that suppose to be a jab at me for the post I made earlier???