11 March 2016 - Forum Rules
Started by FelixWright, October 03, 2021, 01:54:40 PM
Quote from: ifightdragons on October 04, 2021, 07:49:17 AMWould you consider breaking up the patches individually to cater to everyone, besides people who already know the game inside out?You've done a ton of amazing work here, introducing much needed QOL improvements. But at the same time, the game feels broken in terms of routing and progression, unless you're a speedrunner who just happens to know every secret inside out.I think the hack would be easy to recommend to anyone, if the QOL improvements could be patched without having to patch the new routing and level progressions.Same goes for the removal of Chozo Hint statues. Playing through the game the first time, they are basically needed for some items. It would be nice having that as an optional patch as well.I suggest splitting the patches like this:-Enable QOL features and graphical touches-Enable Chozo Hint statue removal-Enable different level design/progression-Enable Unknown ItemsIf done like this, pretty much everyone can get their ultimate Zero Mission experience using your hack. It's got the potential to be that definitive experience, for both first timers and experienced players alike.
Quote from: ShadowOne333 on October 04, 2021, 12:45:20 PMI have to agree with ifightdragons here.While the vast majority of changes are welcomed and a great improvement over the original game, a number of changes are really not desired for those that just want a QoL experience of Zero Mission.The custom title screen is something many people might not be keen of, having the vanilla one would be good there.I know having a custom title screen can help with versions and such, but for a standard/casual play, it'd best to leave it untouched. The same goes for some of the level design changes, some feel quite out of place for people that don't know the ins and outs of ZM to expert levels.Having separate patches for such things could help extend the reach for the hack and the people that enjoy it.I do hope some of the points are taken into consideration, and I've been following the hack for a while and I really like most of the changes presented in this project.
Quote from: FelixWright (Cosmic) on November 13, 2021, 04:18:39 PMhi there was a guide here but it was bad
Quote from: ShadowOne333 on November 16, 2021, 05:50:05 PM"There was a guide here, but it's gone now." I did see the guide for a brief moment while on mobile during the weekend, and wanted to give it a try today, but guess I can't now I'll screw around with MAGE in the meanwhile to see if I can accomplish the vanilla title screen with it.
Quote from: EvilJagaGenius on June 21, 2022, 11:00:29 PMApologies for necrobumping, but I just finished a playthrough of this and I wasn't sure if my thoughts would fit better here or in a review. I might post a review later.I don't really like Zero Mission, I get it's a good game from a technical point of view but I get to the stealth section and it's just... not good. I do not like how you're forced to fall into one of those laser trip beams, I don't like how there are space pirates hiding in the same alcoves you're supposed to hide in, I don't like how the best strategy is to charge through Chozodia like a decapitated chicken with alarms blaring until Chozo ex Machina gives you your suit back. The hack did not change my opinion of this.The QOL changes were very welcome though. The charge beam vacuum was convenient - no more pickups getting stuck behind walls! - and I loved being able to grab Super Missiles and Power Bombs early. This was the first Metroid I 100%'d, it's also the first time I tried learning how to shinespark and I think I have the QOL tweaks there to thank.If I may suggest tweaks and further features, could you disable playing the Brinstar theme after getting your suit back? It just gets annoying on a nonstop loop while I'm exploring Chozodia and the pirate ship, and I do like the default music for those two areas.Also if you're open to feedback regarding the stealth section, maybe you could add hidden passages to keep you out of the pirates' sight the entire time? Or maybe you already tweaked things there and I just missed them. I did have my eyes open for secrets when I wasn't running from the alarms.
Quote from: FelixWright on October 03, 2021, 01:54:40 PMProject ZM 0.8.3 - 7/10/2022Main site linkProject ZM on Metroid ConstructionProject ZM on speedrun.comDiscord Server(Credit to https://www.twitch.tv/whalerynth for the shinespark clip)Project ZM is an improvement hack for the North American (U) Metroid Zero Mission ROM. sha1: 5DE8536AFE1F0078EE6FE1089F890E8C7AA0A6E8It is designed to fix errors and add new gameplay routes, tricks and mechanics.Warning: This hack is not compatible with other hacks, including the ZM Randomizer. Do not use both included patches on the same ROM. This hack was tested on real hardware, 3DS VC Inject, BizHawk, mGBA, and no$gba. I do not guarantee its compatibility with visualboyadvance or VBA-M.This hack is not compatible with save files from vanilla MZM.Standard Patch (Proj_ZM_083.ips)The intended experience for new players.- In the original game and this patch, some abilities are unknown items -- They cannot be used right away.- Chozo statues drop hints to keep you on track.Unknown Items Enabled (Proj_ZM_083_Unk_Enabled.ips)For experienced players and speedrunners. If this is your first time, do not use this patch. You will be lost. - Samus' suit can use unknown items. - Chozo hint statues are removed.- Item messages can be dismissed faster.- Instant door transitions.- Plasma beam deals less damage since it is obtained earlier in the game.Aesthetic changes- Custom title screen.- Compact HUD with three separate colors for selected weapons and red digits at low energy.- Power bombs are yellow. (It never made sense to me that purple power bombs open yellow doors when Red missiles open red doors and Green super missiles open green doors)- Custom detailed map tiles inspired by Super Metroid Redesign: Axeil Edition. (For more screen real estate)- Compact slightly modified font from European Zero Mission ROM.- Maroon outlines and navy blue filler recolored on a per-object, per-tileset basis.- Unique breakable blocks in the mothership. (inspired by breakable blocks in Fusion, with notches in each corner)- Slight modification to bomb block and screw attack block graphics.- Doors are more obviously unlocked with a blue to gray animation instead of white to gray.- A whole slew of fixed tiling errors.- The blocky corners of Deorem's eye socket have been rounded.- Screw attack particles have a purple outline.- Charge beam muzzle flare visible while spin jumping a la AM2R.- Background of west brinstar was made dark blue.- "Connector" room between brinstar east & west was made to have a more natural transition.- In place of the Gallery unlock message is a message for how to play Time Attack.- New slightly smaller escape timer graphics.- Less obnoxious title screen. Version is in bottom right corner, and a "V" is in bottom left for the enable unknown items patch.Gameplay changes- SM controls: Choose between GBA and SNES controls in the options menu.- Suit rebalance: Gravity Suit on its own is not heat or weak acid resistant. Both Varia and Gravity Suits are required for lava resistance. This change was made to encourage grabbing both suits.- Walljump with spacejump: You can now walljump when you have spacejump or space + screw attack.- Fusion style R-shot: Fire a charged shot without interrupting a spinjump by pressing R with default controls- Faster shinespark recovery: When samus sparks into something, she recovers faster.- Suitless spacejump and bombjump in liquids: You can spacejump and bombjump in liquids without the gravity suit.- Faster room transitions. (Instant in Unknown Items Enabled)- Mid-air ballsparking.- SM style item grabbing.- SM style equipment toggling.- Steer shinesparking with D-Pad.- Initiate speed booster in Morph ball.- Suck in drops with charge beam.- Bomb jump with power bombs.- Missiles and super missiles now also reveal breakable blocks.- Gallery is now always available.- Fusion gallery is now accessible without system link.- Time attack records are now viewable before completing a time attack run.- Moved all difficulty changes to the enable unknown items patch.- [unk_itm]Mecha ridley also has a 100% items check for his glass cap, which now matches the check % of his body.- significantly improved tractor beam.- minimap increased to 5 x 3 dimensions.- shinespark impact reverted back to its original pose, instead having a reduced delay after impact.- delay before ballspark reduced to match delay before shinespark.Physics Changes- Midair morph does not stop you. - Continue charging speedboost when jumping/falling. - Springball no longer stops ballboosting.- Respin out of shinespark. - Momentum is preserved.Enemy Changes- Enemy drops have been significantly improved. (Dropping "Nothing" is a stat: I cut it in half for each enemy and redistributed to all the other drops)- More enemies vulnerable to power bombs.- Enemies are no longer stunned in Hard mode. This replaces Easy mode's longer enemy stun.- The Kraid Gadora fires eye blasts like the Ridley Gadora.- Kraid fingernails use Hard mode velocity on Easy and Normal.- The missile block in Kraid's room was removed to add challenge to the fight.- Mecha Ridley is harder if you have >60% items.- Ridley's aggression threshold is dropped from >200 damage (>10 missiles or 2 charge shots) to >40 damage (>2 missiles).- The Ridley fight begins as soon as you enter his room. In vanilla and standard patch, gravity suit is unusable for this fight, as it is an unknown item. For unknown items enabled, this makes Gravity Suit a reward.World changes:- You begin the game next to the ship.- Low% is now as low as 4%. (Morph, bombs, Ice beam, missile tank)- All unknown items and power grip can be skipped.- A bunch of rooms were changed to make low% without power grip possible.- Perfect stealth is humanly achievable.- There is a new way to skip zipline activation in Kraid.- The black space pirates are now weak to any beam. Plasma beam is not required.- Hard mode is always available. After beating the game you can Press Up, Left, Right, Down for Time Attack mode.- Norfair is accessible before bombs.- Power bombs can be obtained early in two locations. This does not allow you to beat the game early; you must still follow the original sequence of events.- An optional map room was added to Tourian.- Tourian has more rinkas in hard mode, and the mother brain room has more spots to use power grip.- Added mothership shortcut to Chozodia 4E. Requires early power bombs and shinespark knowledge.- Changed missile tank lava trap in Ridley to use fake lava, so it's less unfair for players who skip grip.- Power bomb block shortcut in mothership was widened.Known Issues:Spoiler- [Vanilla] Escaping the Power Grip gauntlet too quickly results in the tower never extending.- [Vanilla] Every certain number of frames, you cannot exit the zipline.- [Standard] Speedbooster hint statue is floating 1 block too high.- [Unknown Items] Broken Kraid/Ridley elevator statues temporarily delete certain blocks.- Unexplored and undownloaded vertically flipped map tiles look whack.- Occasionally the brinstar theme will play at the start of the Kraid cutscene.- Miniboss theme will sometimes keep playing after grabbing charge beam.- Messed up sounds grabbing Crateria early super missiles. (?)- Stealth segment does not always have music.- After obtaining fully powered suit, music may not play until the next room is loaded.- With SM controls selected, demos are messed up.- Kraid Gadora eye blast graphics clip over the eye.- Tourian F is missing elevator sprite 50 after event 27 (mother brain killed).[close]Credits:Spoilerbiospark -- author of Metroid Advance Game Editor (MAGE) and the following ASM: 4th minimap color Enable Unknown Items (+ GFX / Text) Fusion style R-shotting Metroid Prime-style tractor beam (Suck in drops with charge beam) Mid-air ballsparking SM-style ability toggling in the status screen Two-Line Text Boxes Instant door transitionsCaptain Glitch -- Aside from general help with this project, his contributions include: SM style item grabbing Shinespark steering Speedbooster in morphball Unlocking of Kraid's doors New physics Respin out of shinespark Cosmic -- Head of the project. Added: Changed world design Fixed tiling errors Custom graphics Custom text Replaced navy blue tileset filler Early power bombs Norfair before bombs JumZhu.Diwa -- Walljump with space jumpkiliwily -- Shinespark in 2 block tall passages Screw attack and speed booster reveal hidden tanks Screw attack breaks bomb chain blocks Power bomb jumpingraygun -- SNES Controls 3 Weapon highlight colors Beam Burst (With SNES Controls, Fire charged shots with B while PBs selected) Red digits at low energy Fast door transitionssomerando(cauuyjdp) -- Bombjump in liquids without gravity suitNintendo -- Metroid: Zero MissionMetroid Advance Game Construction (MAGConst) -- The metconst subcommunity dedicated to hacking the GBATroids. Consider joining the MAGConst Discord server!Metroid Construction -- The #1 source for all things hacking metroid! Official MetConst discord Metroid: Zero Mission speedrunners -- provided lots of input on what to change in this hack. MZM Speedrunning Discord server[close]
Quote from: lexluthermiester on July 10, 2022, 10:10:12 PMSpoilerWhat's with the non-functional spoilers? Please correct your post to either fix or remove the spoilers.[close]
Quote from: ThatGuyOverThere on July 12, 2022, 01:03:37 PMMaybe a slight modification so it doesn't ask you if you want to delete save data as soon as you start? It's a little distracting.
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