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Discussion in 'Engineering & Reverse Engineering' started by Nik Pi, Dec 31, 2022.


Which Tails should be used?

  1. Early brown

    9 vote(s)
  2. Early brown with adaptation to orange

    12 vote(s)
  3. Final Tails

    11 vote(s)
  1. BenoitRen


    Tech Member
    Have you tried the suggestion of early Tails, adapted to orange colours, but with white fur on the mouth and belly?

    At the end of the day, it's your project, though. Do what you like.
  2. PsychoSk8r


    PsychedelAnt | Tone Turner Oldbie
    Birmingham, UK
    30 Day Project: Revisited.A New Release!
    You’ve got a nice thing going, rather than a big change to what you got, just some minor adjustments.
  3. LordOfSquad


    bobs over baghdad Member
    Winnipeg, MB
    making cool music no one gives a shit about
    I got sick and consequently did have a chance to play through this. I had a really good time generally; playing a slightly "off" Sonic 2 with historical basis gave me nostalgia for growing up playing around with the Simon Wai beta (first thing I ever emulated) and it was a lot of fun. There's some things with the art that need tuning up (Wood Zone buzzbombers for one example, but I'm sure you generally know what I'm getting at). I very much enjoyed the new bosses in Sand Shower and whatever Wood is called now, they're not the most extravagant but they do a better job aping the boss design of those first 2 games a lot better than most other attempts (looking at you, Egg Trombone). The new art for those zones looked really really good too and I enjoyed the new art for Emerald Hill and Metropolis. The art for Sand Shower was from Pink Edition, right? It might even look a little "too good" in terms of detail, it looks a lot grittier than other Sonic 2 levels.

    Looking forward to further updates!
  4. Nik Pi

    Nik Pi

    Sonic 2: Archives
    Thank you everybody for responses and experience!

    And well... it was interesting experience

    Thank you all for good words about project. We are still work to make a better experience.

    We did not pursue the goal of getting any prize, but rather to declare ourselves to the world (funny enough that on shc server I was banned after this words), and there were pretty a lot of reviews. It was different, from "OMG best thing in my life" to "authors are morrons, hack is crap, fans of it are crap eaters". Pretty lolz.

    Also our composer left project recently. We had some creative differences with him, so, he is no longer with us. Also, it means that vacancy is currently open, so, if you'll want.. you know.

    Also it was a 31 year of S2 last week. Happy bday, I guess.

    Also we are reimagening some zones, I hope we'll have something to show you later in December, when it will be one year for project.
    (CNZ currently is in prototype source code, so hud and Tails is different)
  5. Nik Pi

    Nik Pi

    Sonic 2: Archives
    Sup y'all, I wanted to write it at same time as previous year, but seems like I will be a bit busy.

    This is a year since we exist!
    It was a long way from ideas for S2 Director's cut to my own hack and big team, and even shc.
    I want to say, that we like Sonic 2 beta, but we want to make our hack a little more fresh and interesting. Making new art, a little bit rebuilding story, and ofcourse references to old times of Sonic 2 beta page, when was a legend about "Pyramid boss in Dust Hill", Spooky GCZ, and master emerald in HPZ :)
    Somebody will count it as pros, somebody as cons, idk. I hope you will like it.
    Also we've got the Sonic Save the moon and Sonic CD DD mod creators as artists, I guess they're making the good job (:

    Here is also some screenshots to y'all!
    WZ 2 bg art: Super Sonic 321 and Extra Badnik
    RWZ, and EHZ act 2 graphics by Extra Badnik
    Island map graphics by Toxic Foxtrot and Extra Badnik
    OWZ by Pacca The Satyr, me and foreground by - SyntaxTsundere -
    s2built_001.png s2built_002.png s2built_003.png s2built_004.png s2built_005.png s2built_006.png

    I wanna thank everyone who ever worked on this. It was a good year for project.
    In conclusion, I want to wish you a happy new year, a let the life will give you more positive and health, and love, and anything you wish.

    P.S.: Tails redesign is in progress.
  6. Josh Cristan

    Josh Cristan

    Might solve a mystery
    Or re-write history

    DIC Tails!
  7. Ravenfreak


    2 Edgy 4 U Tech Member
    O'Fallon Mo
    Sonic 1 Game Gear Disassembly
    I preferred the brown Tails myself, made it more unique IMO but I guess I was in the minority. Anyways I look forward to more updates on this hack, it's my favorite Sonic 2 hack that adds alpha/beta elements to the final game. Winter Zone looks fantastic and it looks more original and completed than past attempts of the zone in other hacks.
  8. I had a couple of suggestions for this mod that I mentioned in my latest video ( @1:03:46) I don't know if it's within the scope of this hack, but I think it would be best to allow players to choose between the 2 Tails sprites. But if that would be too difficult for a rom hack, I completely understand.:thumbsup:
  9. Nik Pi

    Nik Pi

    Sonic 2: Archives
    Brown Tails is dead.
    Yup, officially.
    We've got so much responses, that we choose to revert it to orange.
    Also early scan wasn't that brown as I thought, so it's not even canon, lol.

    Anyway, I came here o say, that most likely, we WILL be on SHC this year. I hope this time we will present you something new.
    Also, project a bit..changed. If the last time we met here- we were saying that it will be usual S2 beta hack with some improvements, today I'm gonna tell ya that now archives is also about big polishing of original game. We will redraw some graphics, fix some bugs (as well as making some new, AHAHAHAH!!!). Also we called interesting composer to make make some new music for some new zones!
    I'm not sure if we will show the past timeline to you, but Ocean Wind with boss will be done.
    However, if we will think that we have not enough content to show- we won't be on this SHC.
  10. BenoitRen


    Tech Member
    I'm a bit worried that this is taking on more than you can chew. I'd recommend to leave this for last.
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