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Re: Gameboy Color DX Hacks (+GBC to GBA enhancement hacks)
« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2021, 09:40:27 pm »
I've submitted some autoboot hacks for some Konami GB Collection games, hopefully they get approved soon if at all.

Also, there's an autoboot hack for Frogger, if you want to add it: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3917/

EDIT:
They're up:
- Konami GB Collection Vol.1: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/6111/
- Konami GB Collection Vol.2: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/6112/

Still waiting for Vol.4 to get approved.
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Re: Gameboy Color DX Hacks (+GBC to GBA enhancement hacks)
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2021, 09:27:00 am »
Thanks for putting together a patch for all of these! Any chance you’ll go ahead and do volume 3 as well? There’s a Goemon game in that pack that doesn’t have any other English release and I’d love to have it available to autoboot for my collection!

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Re: Gameboy Color DX Hacks (+GBC to GBA enhancement hacks)
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2021, 09:50:36 am »
I've submitted some autoboot hacks for some Konami GB Collection games, hopefully they get approved soon if at all.

Also, there's an autoboot hack for Frogger, if you want to add it: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3917/

EDIT:
They're up:
- Konami GB Collection Vol.1: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/6111/
- Konami GB Collection Vol.2: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/6112/

Still waiting for Vol.4 to get approved.

I added all 3 of the hacks above and the Vol. 4 one that got accepted!

Thanks for putting together a patch for all of these! Any chance you’ll go ahead and do volume 3 as well? There’s a Goemon game in that pack that doesn’t have any other English release and I’d love to have it available to autoboot for my collection!

I would love to see this as well.
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Re: Gameboy Color DX Hacks (+GBC to GBA enhancement hacks)
« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2021, 10:30:57 am »
I've submitted some autoboot hacks for some Konami GB Collection games, hopefully they get approved soon if at all.

Also, there's an autoboot hack for Frogger, if you want to add it: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3917/

EDIT:
They're up:
- Konami GB Collection Vol.1: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/6111/
- Konami GB Collection Vol.2: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/6112/

Still waiting for Vol.4 to get approved.

Awesome!  These hacks fill in a gap we've needed for a while.

August 03, 2021, 10:53:45 am - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
Has Super Mario Land 3 - Wario Land been colourized yet?

I believe toruzz (behind SMB1 & 2) has 3 on their short list.  They were working on "The Frog for Whom the Bell Tolls" as well, but I think that project is stuck atm.  I'm not really sure how to ping people on this forum, but they're not super responsive on twitter...

As for kkzero, thank you for your contributions!  I look forward to seeing more of your work.
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Re: Gameboy Color DX Hacks (+GBC to GBA enhancement hacks)
« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2021, 11:00:25 am »
I added all 3 of the hacks above and the Vol. 4 one that got accepted!

I would love to see this as well.

Konami Collection Vol 4 Autoboot has been approved too
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/6113/

Also, did I hear right?
Someone else is also working on other DX projects of original GB games?!
Goddamn! It's like Christmas for Game Boy enthusiasts ;D

Can't wait to see what DX projects pop up!
I'd personally love to see proper colorizations of Sword of Mana (or FF Adventure iirc, based on the Wonderswan port for the color palette), Kirby's Dreamland 2, Wario Land 1 (Super Mario Land 3) and Donkey Kong '94.

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Re: Gameboy Color DX Hacks (+GBC to GBA enhancement hacks)
« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2021, 07:43:47 pm »
Sword of Mana (or FF Adventure iirc, based on the Wonderswan port for the color palette)
Eh? Are you thinking of Final Fantasy Legend / SaGa 1?  I wasn't aware any of the Mana games got Wonderswan ports.
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Re: Gameboy Color DX Hacks (+GBC to GBA enhancement hacks)
« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2021, 09:54:54 pm »
Eh? Are you thinking of Final Fantasy Legend / SaGa 1?  I wasn't aware any of the Mana games got Wonderswan ports.
You're right. I think I might have confused it with the Mobile port, which was in full color:
https://www.seikens.com/final-fantasy-adventure/

For a possible DX version, there's the official GBA remake to take color cues from.
Aside from the remake(s), there's also these two possible sources for color palette inspirations:
http://sweetbee.flyingomelette.com/gbcolorize3.html
https://www.purezc.net/index.php?page=tilesets&id=64
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Re: Gameboy Color DX Hacks (+GBC to GBA enhancement hacks)
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2021, 10:20:35 am »
By the way, do these auto-boot hacks fix the compatibility problems with Goomba Color, as noted at https://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=31632.0 ?

(Of course it would be much more desirable if Goomba Color could be fixed, but that doesn't seem to be happening.)
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Re: Gameboy Color DX Hacks (+GBC to GBA enhancement hacks)
« Reply #28 on: August 05, 2021, 09:55:03 am »
By the way, do these auto-boot hacks fix the compatibility problems with Goomba Color, as noted at https://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=31632.0 ?

(Of course it would be much more desirable if Goomba Color could be fixed, but that doesn't seem to be happening.)

It doesn't look like it.  I didn't bother loading them all onto my flashcart, I just used standalone Goomba Color and mGBA, but none of them booted.

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Re: Gameboy Color DX Hacks (+GBC to GBA enhancement hacks)
« Reply #29 on: August 05, 2021, 10:44:26 am »
By the way, do these auto-boot hacks fix the compatibility problems with Goomba Color, as noted at https://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=31632.0 ?

(Of course it would be much more desirable if Goomba Color could be fixed, but that doesn't seem to be happening.)

I think it'd be better for Goomba to be fixed rather than dealing with the Autoboot hacks to make them work with it.
Goomba really needs an update, Pokemon Crystal doesn't even work in it and that's a huge game for the system.
With both the Crystal and Autoboot fixes on Goomba's source code, it'd be more than enough to make it a fairly good thing for flashcards that only have GBA support.

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Re: Gameboy Color DX Hacks (+GBC to GBA enhancement hacks)
« Reply #30 on: August 05, 2021, 11:52:22 pm »
I think it'd be better for Goomba to be fixed rather than dealing with the Autoboot hacks to make them work with it.
Goomba really needs an update, Pokemon Crystal doesn't even work in it and that's a huge game for the system.
With both the Crystal and Autoboot fixes on Goomba's source code, it'd be more than enough to make it a fairly good thing for flashcards that only have GBA support.

Does anyone know how to write DevkitPro's assembly?  I downloaded the Goomba Color source and got it building, but I have no idea how to modify it.  I'm also not sure where one would start - thanks to the thread Jorpho linked I have a faint idea where to look to fix the GB collections.  But I'm not sure what causes the errors in Pokemon Crystal and the DKL hack.

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Re: Gameboy Color DX Hacks (+GBC to GBA enhancement hacks)
« Reply #31 on: August 06, 2021, 11:08:36 am »
Does anyone know how to write DevkitPro's assembly?  I downloaded the Goomba Color source and got it building, but I have no idea how to modify it.  I'm also not sure where one would start - thanks to the thread Jorpho linked I have a faint idea where to look to fix the GB collections.  But I'm not sure what causes the errors in Pokemon Crystal and the DKL hack.

I don't know much assembly at all.
The only thing I could find is Dwedit's forum thread for Goomba Color, where he mentions the Autoboot hacks, Crystal and using the latest DevkitPro for compiling:
https://www.dwedit.org/dwedit_board/viewtopic.php?id=728

I'll see if I can find anything else that could help with fixing Crystal, DKL and the Autoboot hacks.

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Re: Gameboy Color DX Hacks (+GBC to GBA enhancement hacks)
« Reply #32 on: August 08, 2021, 02:51:18 am »
I, for one, am quite pleased with the DKL color hack, but have a problem with Deck Trek and Wild Sting Fling.


The issue is that the banister looks weird, as the sky, which shows through it, is a darker color.

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Re: Gameboy Color DX Hacks (+GBC to GBA enhancement hacks)
« Reply #33 on: August 17, 2021, 07:46:35 am »
Color hack for SD Hiryuu no Ken EX just got released

https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/6134/

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Re: Gameboy Color DX Hacks (+GBC to GBA enhancement hacks)
« Reply #34 on: August 17, 2021, 08:59:50 am »
Color hack for SD Hiryuu no Ken EX just got released

https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/6134/

The list is updated now.
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Re: Gameboy Color DX Hacks (+GBC to GBA enhancement hacks)
« Reply #35 on: August 17, 2021, 05:20:18 pm »
Color hack for SD Hiryuu no Ken EX just got released

https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/6134/
That's not a 'DX' hack. The game is a GBC compatible game, the hack just changes the palettes.

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Re: Gameboy Color DX Hacks (+GBC to GBA enhancement hacks)
« Reply #36 on: August 17, 2021, 08:34:18 pm »
That's not a 'DX' hack. The game is a GBC compatible game, the hack just changes the palettes.

Ah, thank you for letting me know.

PS - I'm really looking forward to seeing (and eventually playing, hopefully) the results of your Mega Man V DX project! :thumbsup:
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Re: Gameboy Color DX Hacks (+GBC to GBA enhancement hacks)
« Reply #37 on: August 19, 2021, 10:54:59 am »
For the Frog the Bell Tolls DX (WIP)
https://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=21642.0

Hasn't shown progress for a couple of years now, but it looked gorgeous

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Re: Gameboy Color DX Hacks (+GBC to GBA enhancement hacks)
« Reply #38 on: August 19, 2021, 11:28:51 pm »
For the Frog the Bell Tolls DX (WIP)
https://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=21642.0

Hasn't shown progress for a couple of years now, but it looked gorgeous

He actually sent out a tweet in September last year showing how he'd managed to work some wizardry that used the game code to allow him to utilize two additional background palettes, allowing for a ton of detail and additional color to be added, as well as showcasing how his work has progressed and improved over the years and promising that he'll keep working on it until it's done and he's happy with it. It's not much, but it's something, and he's made it pretty clear that this hack is his baby. I do wish he might give us a word or two about where he's at in terms of how happy he is with the progress, and maybe an idea of if he's revisiting everything to add all that lovely detail or perhaps doing something else to fine tune the experience, just so we'd have a little insight into the project (because frankly it fascinates me), but for a project that's been years in the making he's at least been frank that he won't abandon it.

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Re: Gameboy Color DX Hacks (+GBC to GBA enhancement hacks)
« Reply #39 on: August 20, 2021, 12:01:38 pm »
That's great news, to know it’s still being worked on  :)

Maybe the list on the first page could add a section for projects in progress, to keep an eye on? Like this one and Mega Man V DX
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