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[Graphics] [SNES] Street Fighter Alpha 2 Restoration
« on: October 04, 2019, 10:22:33 am »
Hi everyone,

I recently released a restoration hack for the SNES port of Street Fighter Alpha 2 that restores the red blood and Sodom’s name back to the international versions of this game, you can check it out here: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4687/

But I recently discovered that the background stages for Birdie, Guy and Sodom are censored in the international versions, here’s what they look like in the Japanese version:

On Sodom's stage, his truck has his name on the license plate and the trailer:

On Guy's stage, the word "KILL YOU" appears on the wall:

On Birdie's stage, there's two people peeing in the urinals and when you use a super move, the left stall opens:

The problem is I don’t know how to restore them, that’s why I’m looking for a hex editing expert that can help me on this. I also think some of these graphics are still in the international versions, but they’re disabled.

If someone can help me on this, that would be great.
« Last Edit: March 21, 2021, 01:15:38 pm by SCD »

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Re: [Graphics] Street Fighter Alpha 2 Restoration (SNES)
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2019, 11:38:41 pm »
Don't forget also of the "Sodom" written on hiragana on the Truck trailer.

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Re: [Graphics] [SNES] Street Fighter Alpha 2 Restoration
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2019, 12:21:59 am »
Thanks for the info, I updated my description with a new screenshot.
« Last Edit: March 21, 2021, 01:15:50 pm by SCD »

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Re: [Graphics] Street Fighter Alpha 2 Restoration (SNES)
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2019, 01:42:02 pm »
You know this is one of the two SDD1 games?
Not sure if someone released a tool for the SDD compression.

(though you could probably do it the cheaty way and hack the old Graphics Pack files, but that would put it on the level of N64 Texture Pack hacks, which I don't believe qualify for this site database.)
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Re: [Graphics] Street Fighter Alpha 2 Restoration (SNES)
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2021, 07:23:22 am »
Is there any way to decompress SFA2 (snes) graphics?.

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Re: [Graphics] Street Fighter Alpha 2 Restoration (SNES)
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2021, 09:21:09 am »
Good chance the removed writing was just a simple palette change. No need to dig into the gfx.

Capcom did the same thing for international versions of resident evil with blood written on the wall on the 2nd floor:
https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/residentevil/images/4/47/Bloody_wall_message_1.png

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Re: [Graphics] [SNES] Street Fighter Alpha 2 Restoration
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2021, 08:56:30 pm »
No, they definitely changed the graphics on the wall in Guy's stage.

Here's a comparison:
USA:

Japan:
« Last Edit: March 21, 2021, 01:16:01 pm by SCD »

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Re: [Graphics] Street Fighter Alpha 2 Restoration (SNES)
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2021, 03:37:08 am »
Is there any way to decompress SFA2 (snes) graphics?.
I think you could dexor the old GFX packs that were made back when SDD-1 decryption wasn't cracked, so the full graphics are unpacked.

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Re: [Graphics] [SNES] Street Fighter Alpha 2 Restoration
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2021, 11:46:22 pm »
This was made by hand and not everything was tested but it should help if you or anyone else is interested
in changing the gfx from SFZ2 to SFA2. Some of the levels might need other things besides the gfx transferred
to function properly.  ;)

https://www.mediafire.com/file/0okagh2mpd11l32/sdd-1_compression_SFA2_SFZ2.zip/file

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Re: [Graphics] [SNES] Street Fighter Alpha 2 Restoration
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2021, 09:06:03 pm »
This was made by hand and not everything was tested but it should help if you or anyone else is interested
in changing the gfx from SFZ2 to SFA2. Some of the levels might need other things besides the gfx transferred
to function properly.  ;)

https://www.mediafire.com/file/0okagh2mpd11l32/sdd-1_compression_SFA2_SFZ2.zip/file

Can you apply it for the PAL Region ROM?

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Re: [Graphics] [SNES] Street Fighter Alpha 2 Restoration
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2021, 06:14:42 pm »
This was made by hand and not everything was tested but it should help if you or anyone else is interested
in changing the gfx from SFZ2 to SFA2. Some of the levels might need other things besides the gfx transferred
to function properly.  ;)

https://www.mediafire.com/file/0okagh2mpd11l32/sdd-1_compression_SFA2_SFZ2.zip/file
Interesting!  :thumbsup:. Who knows if the SFZ2 full Birdie stage plus the bathroom stall animation could be pulled off in SFA2.