Random Hack/Mini Project Thread

Discussion in 'Engineering & Reverse Engineering' started by Malevolence, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. Ralakimus

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    Looks to be a regular ol' sprite swap/palette hack to me so far. May I ask what will be so "revolutionary" about it?
     
  2. KingofHarts

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    I too thought this then opted to quickly ignore it... though, since it's been asked, I'm also curious to know.
     
  3. CodenameOmega

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    Thanks for the comments. As for your question, this was an earlier build compared to what I have now. Here is an image of the latest build.
    Note: the build pictured above is extremely early on. The first release will only slightly resemble the above picture. Also, Tails is a bit glitched due to the pallete swap from Sonic to "Blaster".
    [​IMG]
     
  4. SuperSnoopy

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    Well, you already did more than I'll ever be able to achieve, and I don't want to be hard on this...
    But shouldn't you focus on the level design and aesthetics first ? I feel like changing the sprite of the character should be something that come way later, when you figured out how you want your levels to look, so that could potentially adapt your character around it.
    Or maybe I'm just talking out of my ass :v:

    In any case, good luck with this project.
     
  5. CodenameOmega

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    Thank you very much for the advice. No offence taken. I will work on this right away. Also, thanks for the good luck wishes.
     
  6. Natsumi

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    All I see is a shitty recolour and slightly edited sprite of Sonic. Is this even worth posting? I thought the community was past the "oh my god original the character" hacks by now.
     
  7. Clownacy

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    Uh, dude, I don't see a download link. This isn't the screenshot thread.
     
  8. CodenameOmega

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    Thank you for the advice. Unfortunately, I do not know how to add downloads to the forum. You may move the post to the screenshot thread if you wish. Apologies. Also, no offence, Natsumi, but I hope for this hack to be more than "Green Sonic in Sonic 2 Simon Wai". Kind regards, from "Omega"
     
  9. Pacca

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    If you want it to be more them Green Sonic in Sonic 2, then maybe you should wait until you have more progress to show. Right now, the only changes of note are Green Sonic and Casino Night Zone with beta graphics; both of these have been seen before, and aren't too difficult to do nowadays.

    tldr, don't post 5 screenshots until you have something worth sharing.
     
  10. CodenameOmega

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    Thank you, pacguy, for the advice. I got more advice from another thread to make it stand out more. Me and my friend, who wishes to be credited as "Llamatron", will be working on a new art style. Signed, Omega.
     
  11. codenamegamma

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    so I know this is slightly off topic, but is there a reason you felt the need to chose a username based on mine?
     
  12. CodenameOmega

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    I liked the name, and I took inspiration. I hope you don't mind. Back on topic, I am overhauling the game's art style. This will take a few days.
     
  13. codenamegamma

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    well, I'm not particularly enthused about it particularly about the few messages I've gotten over the past few days of people wondering if that account is me. I do find it interesting though that you decided to make the account on my birthday, not that you would have known to do that on purpose or anything, just thought that was rather interesting.
     
  14. CodenameOmega

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    What a coincidence. If you want, I can change the name. Anyway, Hidden Palace is being overhauled.
     
  15. FrankyPants

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    I wrote a little utility that recreates the swirling circles from the menu screens on Sonic Mania. Nothing special, but I needed it for a project I'm doing.

    At first I had a little algorithm that drew a series of textures for each available radius for each circle, cycled through them based on current radius and drew them with SpriteBatch, but this was memory intensive and reached the MonoGame limit of 2GB at around 1600x900 resolution, so I replaced it wholesale with a little pixel shader, and now it only uses about 50MB of memory.

    It's written in MonoGame for Windows.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-SZWvoJg6Y

    The utility doesn't play the music, I added that in a video editor
     
  16. Kurausukun

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    I guess I'll post this here. Yesterday I finished my first little proof-of-concept/test ASM hack using the S3K disassembly. The hack is a removal of the invincibility theme while going Super/Hyper. This is a feature I wanted for a long time, but for a large portion of that time I didn't know any ASM, so I had no real hope of making it. Now that I do, I wanted to see how possible it would be, and thankfully, it turned out to be very possible. For the most part it's just a matter of removing a call to load and then play the invincibility music, but there was one situation that required more attention--when a boss appears mid-stage and then goes away, like in MGZ Act 2, the game would start playing the invincibility theme again. This is because when a character goes Super/Hyper, their state is set to "invincible," and the routine that plays level music checks to see if you are invincible, and if you are, it loads and plays the invincibility theme instead of the level music. Luckily there are internal flags for whether or not a character is Super/Hyper, so I was able to write checks using those--it might have been a lot more difficult if I had to write and maintain my own flags.

    Anyway, that's enough talking about things that probably nobody cares about. If you want the ROM, it's here: http://www.mediafire.com/file/m2q7g631wrts1ux/sonic3k.bin

    I haven't tested it completely, so if you play it and run into a weird situation, feel free to let me know, and I'll attempt to fix it. I started this on a whim, but I want to make it the best I can (even if other people have probably done this before).

    EDIT: A while after posting this, I found a bug on my own. Transforming into Super Sonic (and possibly Hyper Sonic) triggered the Hyper Sonic dash-attack without any button input. It turns out that the final call to Play_Sound that normally starts the invincibility music contains a crucial rts (return to subroutine) instruction. Since I removed the call, the code just went and executed whatever came after the transformation subroutine, which happened to be the Hyper Sonic dash attack subroutine. Thankfully it wasn't anything worse, or some really weird stuff could've happened. Simply adding a rts instruction to the end of the subroutine seems to fix everything.

    I've updated the link above with a fixed version; I doubt many people have seen and downloaded this since it was posted, but just in case, re-download if you downloaded before this edit.

    EDIT 2 (I'm really bad at this): I discovered another issue while testing; Knuckles' transformation routine is located in a different section, so I totally missed it, causing Knuckles' transformations to play the invincibility theme anyway. I've fixed this and reuploaded the ROM, so please re-download if you downloaded an earlier version. Not to jinx anything, but I think the hack is finally complete with this.
     
  17. SuperSonicRider

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    I made a couple of really, really minor graphics mods for Sonic Mania.

    Here's one that changes all graphical instances of "Tails" to "Miles." I was trying to do some audio splicing jank with Mitsuyoshi's clips of "Mighty" & "Knuckles" to make "Miles," but I couldn't quite get a satisfactory result, so I just decided to release the modified graphics. Think of it as a callback to Sonic Adventure, where Tails is called Miles internally and in a lot of the menus, but as far as I know, no other character actually refers to him as such. :eng101:

    Here's another with colors based on the classic palettes for each character, with variants of Sonic using colors from Sonic 1, 2, 3, & SEGASonic. Ray and Mighty's colors are also based on SEGASonic. (Also, a supplementary mod that makes Tails use the player palette in the pinball bonus stage and the special ending.)
     
  18. Hitaxas

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    I got bored today and did a small Sonic 3 hack. When playing as Sonic & Tails, you can hold up and press jump twice to make Tails fly to you and pick you up (you might have to spam it a bit but it works). The C button makes Tails ascend, A and B will make Sonic jump out of Tails' hands. I had fun messing around with it and might improve/expand on it later.

    Also, pretty sure this breaks 2P in every way, since I basically changed all control mappings for Tails to use controller 1.
     
  19. SegaRelatedThings

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    Here's a hack that I've been wanting to make since 2014 and I have finally gotten around to making a not-so-great demo to it. There's not much that has been changed except for the level layout and palette. Also, some of the art has been changed, too. Other than that, it really is just something I rushed to show off a hack that I hope won't be like this in the future.

    If you want a try at it yourself, here's the link to download the demo:
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/67s4m40br69cyse/Sonic_-_Total_Chaos_%2528Early_WIP_Demo%2529.bin/file ,

    and you can check out this video just to show off the hack:
    [media]https://youtu.be/1orANo2so3Y[/media]
     
  20. Modern

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    Hey new guy! Welcome to the forums. Make yourself at home.

    Anyways, your hack seems interesting enough. I'll give it another looksee this afternoon.