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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #4560 on: January 05, 2018, 07:54:14 pm »
I wouldn't know how to hack it, but felt like doing a quick mockup so I did. Based mainly on the GBA version (there's also a mobile version which looks more like the GB game but I can't find many screenshots).



Hate to burst your bubble there, but that's SaGa 2, aka Final Fantasy Legend 2. Final Fantasy Adventure looks like this:


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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #4561 on: January 05, 2018, 08:06:00 pm »
Haha so that's why the avatar looked a bit different, guess I can't always trust google..

I did also do one that is from FFA though, but it's a less complex scene.

Mobile ver.:


Honestly the other one might be a more interesting hack.

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Did a more complex scene based on mobile ver.:

« Last Edit: January 05, 2018, 08:38:30 pm by PresidentLeever »
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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #4562 on: January 06, 2018, 04:03:41 pm »
A "Nurse Peach" or Doctor Peach hack would be cool, based obviously on Dr.Mario but more fancy and girly, trying to give it a cute approach like people did with Ms. Pacman

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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #4563 on: January 07, 2018, 10:00:14 am »
Yeah, I wouldn't mind that a bit. Another I wouldn't mind is finding a way to switch out the English audio with Japanese audio on the Megaman X3-X6 games. I mean I must be one of the few minor people who prefers the Japanese anime-like songs to those who want generic music.

Or if possible, have the Krion Conquest be a game starring Ashley from Warioware. Now that would be a game I'd play.

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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #4564 on: January 07, 2018, 02:23:49 pm »
Saturn version of Castlevnia SotN for the console Playstation.

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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #4565 on: January 07, 2018, 03:42:24 pm »
An idea for this I could see is to adjust the Goldeneye and Perfect Dark 64 controls to work with a PS3 or Xbox 360 dual stick. The strafing might need to be toned down, and adjust the controls. I know that you can use the in game adjustments and work your controller to match this, but it's not optimized.

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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #4566 on: January 07, 2018, 06:52:08 pm »
An idea for this I could see is to adjust the Goldeneye and Perfect Dark 64 controls to work with a PS3 or Xbox 360 dual stick. The strafing might need to be toned down, and adjust the controls. I know that you can use the in game adjustments and work your controller to match this, but it's not optimized.

i could see that working since most modern controllers really aren't all that different from the N64 design. different shapes, mostly the same number of buttons...the C-Pad might be an issue though since that would be the right joystick.

D-pad > D-pad
joystick > left joystick
A > X
B > O
Start > Start
Z > Select or maybe Square
L > L1
R > R1
C-Pad > ...well, maybe if you set the L/R buttons to L3/R3 instead you could use the L1/2 and R1/2 buttons for the C-Pad.

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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #4567 on: January 07, 2018, 07:01:52 pm »
Here's an idea regarding the NES/Famicom game Armadillo and its English translation: Fixing the slowdown issue that's found throughout most of the game. Also, there's a bug in the English translation that causes the game to freeze towards the end. That needs to be fixed as well. The patch to implement the English translation of the game (to replace the Japanese used in the original ROM) can be found using a simple search on this site (the main part outside these forums).

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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #4568 on: January 07, 2018, 09:53:38 pm »
i could see that working since most modern controllers really aren't all that different from the N64 design. different shapes, mostly the same number of buttons...the C-Pad might be an issue though since that would be the right joystick.

D-pad > D-pad
joystick > left joystick
A > X
B > O
Start > Start
Z > Select or maybe Square
L > L1
R > R1
C-Pad > ...well, maybe if you set the L/R buttons to L3/R3 instead you could use the L1/2 and R1/2 buttons for the C-Pad.

Using the internal control options within the game combined with reassigning some of my buttons I was able to do it in the emulator. This would be a great change to make it work on a console or with less setup options. The only other issue is that strafe is super fast and does not feel correct with this type of setup. It would be ideal if that was more normalized with walking speeds to make it feel more like any of the current and newer shooters do.

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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #4569 on: January 08, 2018, 04:23:29 am »
Have you tried the XBLA version of perfect dark? Not only does it run well and look nicer it has some tweaked controls and a few other modes of play, also still has a lot to teach the multiplayer of today but that is a discussion for a different day.

I am not overly sold on its controls, or at least it made my favourite technique of aim and C button sidestep out of cover a bit less... achievable.

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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #4570 on: January 08, 2018, 03:33:12 pm »
An idea for this I could see is to adjust the Goldeneye and Perfect Dark 64 controls to work with a PS3 or Xbox 360 dual stick. The strafing might need to be toned down, and adjust the controls. I know that you can use the in game adjustments and work your controller to match this, but it's not optimized.

the original 007 and PD actually already have these controls exactly, you need 2 controllers to achieve this

controller 1's stick will be walk/strafe and the trigger brings up the aiming reticule
controller 2's stick will be look and it's trigger is fire

A and B are still activate, reload and switch weapons and whatnot

you have to go into the menu and set it up, but it's the ONLY way i ever played these games on hardware. (actually, the same set-up CAN be achieved with one controller that lets L be aim and the D-pad be walk/strafe, that is almost as good)

the only thing that feels a little off is having to hit A and B with your right thumb while holding the Analog stick "prong" of the controller

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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #4571 on: January 08, 2018, 04:07:07 pm »
i could see that working since most modern controllers really aren't all that different from the N64 design. different shapes, mostly the same number of buttons...the C-Pad might be an issue though since that would be the right joystick.

D-pad > D-pad
joystick > left joystick
A > X
B > O
Start > Start
Z > Select or maybe Square
L > L1
R > R1
C-Pad > ...well, maybe if you set the L/R buttons to L3/R3 instead you could use the L1/2 and R1/2 buttons for the C-Pad.

In my emulations i always map C-Pad to the right stick. And Z-button to L2

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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #4572 on: January 08, 2018, 04:46:52 pm »
Guys, guys, has nobody here heard of the 1964 60FPS Build for GoldenEye/Perfect Dark? Keyboard, mouse, 60 frames per second. It is seriously awesome.

https://archive.org/details/1964GEPD

Of course, there are other games that could benefit with this treatment, but for now this is pretty damn cool. Shame there's no four-people-round-a-TV action, which was most of the fun of the original GoldenEye.

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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #4573 on: January 14, 2018, 01:29:42 am »
What I wouldn't mind seeing on a hack? A hack of the Megaman Battle Network games where you play as Mayl and Roll.exe in the original six games (although you have to change the story and places a bit to have them as the protagonists).

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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #4574 on: January 14, 2018, 09:29:24 am »
What I wouldn't mind seeing on a hack? A hack of the Megaman Battle Network games where you play as Mayl and Roll.exe in the original six games (although you have to change the story and places a bit to have them as the protagonists).
For Roll-Chan Battle Network you'd need to probably make a lot of sprites too.  Roll doesn't have a lot in most games.

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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #4575 on: January 15, 2018, 06:40:33 am »
I would like to see a hack for both the regular & the All-Stars versions of Super Mario World that will make the game look more like Yoshi's Island.

I got the idea from these edited screenshots that a game artist named Eto made on his Twitter account:
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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #4576 on: January 15, 2018, 08:16:42 am »
I would like to see a hack for both the regular & the All-Stars versions of Super Mario World that will make the game look more like Yoshi's Island.

I got the idea from these edited screenshots that a game artist named Eto made on his Twitter account:


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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #4577 on: January 15, 2018, 12:51:37 pm »
I'm sure I've seen a similar style graphics mod.
But I don't know how technically possible those mockups are.
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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #4578 on: January 15, 2018, 01:49:05 pm »
The Bowser fight is definitely not feasible on the SNES. Bowser and the Clown Car are actually background objects that are scaled and rotated around using Mode 7. With the way Mode 7 works, if the cloudy sky background were added, it would have to scroll, rotate, and scale with Bowser, which would look extremely weird. If we somehow hacked Super Mario World to have Super FX2 support, it would be a different story, though.

(Also, and this is just nit-picking, but the map screen font isn't variable width.)

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Re: Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas.
« Reply #4579 on: January 16, 2018, 01:58:31 am »
The thing I want implemented in my ROM hack is the cloud platform from SMB 2 Japan. I want to add this cloud platform without having to alter any pre-existing platforms like the treetop and mushroom platforms. I want to successfully have a treetop, mushroom and cloud platform in my ROM hack. I'm not sure how to do this though and due to the limitations of the game, it might not work but would love to get some help on this stuff.