Project Electricmouse

Discussion in 'Engineering & Reverse Engineering' started by Hodgy, Oct 14, 2009.

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  1. Hodgy

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    Hello I would like to formally present my first hack :D
    This is obviously WIP but I have made this topic so that I can gather ideas and guidance from the more experienced members of the hacking community.

    SO! here it is:
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    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA16nOnvwk0" target="_blank">VIDEO</a>
    <a href="http://www.box.net/shared/bjklytxpd2" target="_blank">DOWNLOAD</a>

    What I've done so far:

    1) Changed sonic sprites to Pikachu.
    2) Changed the title screen foreground.
    3) Changed Crabmeat to krabby.
    4) Changed Buzz bomber to Beedrill.
    5) Changed Chopper to Magikarp.
    6) Changed the rings into Rice balls.
    7) Changed changed the Lives counter
    6) Changed the signpost
    7) Edited end of level text
    8) Changed running animation speed and the speed at which it changed to the running animation.
    9) DalekSam made a opening theme for me, and a new last boss theme. ITS FEGGING AWESOME!
    10) Changed Zone names:

    -Green Hill = Safari
    -Labyrinth = Seafoam
    -Marble = Mt Moor or Cinnabar
    -Star Light = Saffron City
    -Spring Yard = Cerulean City
    -Scrap Brain = Rocket Base
    - Final = Elite

    11) HINT: Full Charge + Down+B = WIN
    Comments and criticism are apreciated!
    12) The rice balls are now Pok'e Balls and the HUD has been changed to reflect this.
    13) The game now works on a hits system Pikachu now has 3 hits, regardless of whether he has balls or not, before he dies. (not implemented in the HUD yet)


    The current aim is to finish Safari Zone, to do this I have to do these things:
    1) Implement the hits into the HUD
    2) create level art for Safari zone
    3) Finish converting badniks in Green Hill Zone into Pokemon
    4) Change other objects into pokemon themed equivalents.
    5) level music for Safari Zone.
    6) New layouts for safari Zone.
    7) Change Boss art.

    Other bits and bobs to do:
    1) Clean up the title screen or completely change it.
    2) New moves?
     
  2. This is pretty sweet. I noticed that the leaning animation is wonky, might want to fix that. I like the <strike>dounts</strike> riceballs instead of rings idea a lot too.
     
  3. Master3k

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    This hack needs moar sombrero.

    Other than that, nice edits on the art.
     
  4. Ravenfreak

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    I like where this is going, but I have one idea. You should remake classic Pokemon songs and add them in. That would be even more awesome!
     
  5. MykonosFan

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    Sounds like a cool hack. Regrettably I am not on a computer where I can give this a spin, and I won't be for a while.

    Are there any screenshots you could share aside from the Title Screen? I'd love to see this. =P
     
  6. Mr. Mash

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    <!--quoteo(post=361366:date=Oct 14 2009, 01:39 AM:name=Mykonos)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Mykonos @ Oct 14 2009, 01:39 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=361366">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Sounds like a cool hack. Regrettably I am not on a computer where I can give this a spin, and I won't be for a while.

    Are there any screenshots you could share aside from the Title Screen? I'd love to see this. =P<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    There's a few in the general project screenshot/video thread, brb.

    EDIT: video; <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA16nOnvwk0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA16nOnvwk0</a>
    dammit can't find any stills
     
  7. Nice Job! Love the title screen! I was thinking the Pokemon Theme from Red/Blue would work for the title, but that's my opinion.

    A few things I thought could help your hack:

    More Pokemon music would be awesome.

    The Chaos Emeralds could change to the Trainer Badges from Red/Blue.

    The Spindash could be changed to Pikachu's Bolt Tackle from the newer games.

    I wonder what other Pokemon could replace the remaining badnicks...Not to mention Robotnick!

    Here are a few I thought of:

    Caterkiller :Ekans
    Bats: Zubat
    Blue Ball: Electrode/Voltorb
    Spike Crawlers: Omanyte/Omastar
    Motorbug: Paras

    What if Giovanni or Team Rocket were in the ship... LOL.

    Even those animals could be changed to Pokemon...maybe.

    Other things I noticed:

    - Monitors haven't been altered
    - "Rings" is still in the counter
    - LOVE the Pikachu Icon.
    - Metal looks more yellow...

    Anyway, Nice work on this! Looking forward for more!
     
  8. plushifoxed

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    It'd be hilarious if you managed to port the Pokemon Yellow intro over to this. :P
    You've done a pretty good job so far. I really like what I see :)
    Just as a small note, maybe you could change Motobugs into Paras? As for the Newtrons, maybe they could become Kecleons or Ekans/Sevipers (considering their shape, a snake Pokemon might be better than a chameleon Pokemon). Not that I'm forcing you to do anything, just giving you a few ideas to chew on, eheh.

    Otherwise, I really like it! Keep up the good work.
     
  9. <!--quoteo(post=361395:date=Oct 13 2009, 09:26 PM:name=Supakitsune)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Supakitsune @ Oct 13 2009, 09:26 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=361395">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->It'd be hilarious if you managed to port the Pokemon Yellow intro over to this. :P
    You've done a pretty good job so far. I really like what I see :)
    Just as a small note, maybe you could change Motobugs into Paras? As for the Newtrons, maybe they could become Kecleons or Ekans/Sevipers (considering their shape, a snake Pokemon might be better than a chameleon Pokemon). Not that I'm forcing you to do anything, just giving you a few ideas to chew on, eheh.

    Otherwise, I really like it! Keep up the good work.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Thats the one I couldn't think of! Added.
     
  10. plushifoxed

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    Caterkillers could actually be Exeggcute, thinking about it, when the segmentation thing is considered.
    But that's enough out of the peanut gallery, methinks.
     
  11. Afti

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    While we're throwing out random ideas...

    Maybe rolling could be Volt Tackle?

    Also, Ball Hog needs to be Grumpig.
     
  12. Phithpleis

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    Good job. How about Pikachu's super form having him wearing a sombrero? (shot)
     
  13. <!--quoteo(post=361430:date=Oct 13 2009, 11:16 PM:name=Phithpleis)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Phithpleis @ Oct 13 2009, 11:16 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=361430">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Good job. How about Pikachu's super form having him wearing a sombrero? (shot)<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Nah, Raichu would work great there!
     
  14. GT Koopa

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    Soundtrack should consist entirely of the music from Pulseman. :colbert:


    <a href="http://volteccer.jvmwriter.org/music/mp3/Pulseman%20-%20Track%2001%20-%20Neo%20Tokyo.mp3" target="_blank">It is practically pokemon music anyway.</a>

    If fact, instead of a spindash, how about making the Volt Tackle work like the <a href="http://volteccer.jvmwriter.org/game.shtml" target="_blank">Volteccer?</a>
     
  15. It's good. The Final Zone music (while obvious) was a nice touch. The palette looks a bit 3-bit color due to Pikachu, but I think it works.

    EDIT: Hodgy has given me the go-ahead to make another version, myself. Of course, we're both newbies, so don't expect too much from us. But now you have two people to pester with your nostalgia-induced ideas!
     
  16. Skyler

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    This gave me a good laugh, in a good way of course. :D The new sprites look a tad bit out of place with the black outlining, but it's nothing too major. I did get stuck in a wall in GHZ 1 though.

    Also...

    Scrap Brain Zone should be changed to Glitch City.
     
  17. Looking good so far.

    My criticism: Spinning Pikachu seems unnatural. You could change it for a static Pikachu in a 4 foot dash stance but have sparks shoot around him to give the impression that he's charging up a dash.

    More electricity please.
     
  18. Hodgy

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    SO many awesome Ideas!

    A lot of them have already been though about loads :P

    I was thinking having a special move that when you press down+B Pikachu performs a thunderbolt that kills all enemies on screen but used up say 10-20 rings?
    Problem is.. I havent got a clue how to do it XD
     
  19. Beebles

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    I like; this is definitely a very nice graphical hack. If you haven't chosen a pokemon for Motobug, might I suggest Venonat?

    Also,

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    Just saying.
     
  20. Flygon

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    <strike>It needs more Flygon and/or Breloom.</strike>

    It looks great, though the black outlines and the spinning animation are really annoying. But I understand these just need ironing out in the near future.
     
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