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Mega Man X5 Improvement Project

Hack of Mega Man X5

Description:

Mega Man X5 is the game you want to love, but can’t because of some glaring flaws (the biggest being Alia stopping you every five seconds to tell you something). The goal of this project is to fix the flaws and add some polish where needed.

Mega Man X5 Improvement Project By DarkHunter

Version 0.1.1

  • Fixed coding error (load delay) to give Heart Tanks to both X & Zero

Version 0.1

  • First public build
  • Alia’s hints are permanetly disabled
  • Keep both character bonuses regardles of which is choosen
  • Each Heart Tank/Life-Up/Weapon-up Part affect both X & Zero
  • Save/Load menu was given a redesign
  • Fixed the ‘injured’ sprites for X & Zero

This is only a beta build, future progress can be followed here.

Patch created with xdelta UI.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Name: Mega Man X5 (USA).bin
  • CRC-32: 0D0CE609
  • MD5: 98C0D278DC4A795A0A7562D950D37CC9
  • SHA-1: 10709231F857636B5CCD3CD9ACEBC91458DCB5FD
  • SHA-256: BE731BC4B9D3211B9267A34B8A68C769199A15479B14004FF25B67CDFEBE8AF4

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Credits:

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ContributorType of contributionListed credit
DarkSamus993Hacking

User Review Information

A Much Smoother Experience

Reviewed By: Eldrethor on 15 Jun 2021

It’s funny how sometimes the changes that don’t seem really seem huge can have a big impact on the overall game, and this hack demonstrates this perfectly.

Having power-ups shared between characters is a huge breath of relief, as this means that you don’t have to chart out who gets what, and this also relieves players of situations where they are left with an underpowered X after Zero becomes unplayable due to an RNG-determined plot point.

The graphical touches, such as X and Zero’s fixed injured sprites, and the new save UI (which looks much neater than the original), are a nice addition as well.

Perhaps the biggest impact that this hack provides is the removal of Alia’s hints, something that greatly smooths out the overall pacing of the game, now that she doesn’t pop up to interrupt your game. That and the hints aren’t really lost; the game’s level designs are good enough that most players should figure out what to do without her help. It’s a much more intuitive way of teaching game mechanics than just dumping a bunch of instructions on the player.

I can definitely see the potential for more changes in the future, but overall, I’m very happy with what’s been done here, and I look forward to what DarkSamus has in store next. This is a solid hack.

Version 0.1.1 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Perfect FixJustSearchingForGoodHacks08 Jul 20210.1.1Yes
Makes X5 a playable experienceSupergamerguy14 Jun 20210.1.1Yes
A great hack and a must havesergioad19 Jan 20200.1.1Yes
Great patch for x5megaZXnoah24 Oct 20180.1.1Yes
A Much Smoother ExperienceEldrethor15 Jun 20210.1.1Yes