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Sonic Classic Heroes

Discussion in 'Engineering & Reverse Engineering' started by flamewing, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. Blue Emerald

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    Is this what you're looking for?
     
  2. The Shad

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    Do 1&2 have to be so big?

    I also have to say I favor Sonic Classic Heroes
     
  3. flamewing

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    @JojHeywood, Blue Emerald: that is what I was looking for. But if you can indulge me for a bit longer: can you try replacing the '1&2' with a 'classic' text at about the same height as the 'Heroes' emblem? I have no real preferences in font here, but it may look good with a font similar to that of the 'mega drive' text from this image. This could even work with the 'the hedgehog' text restored, as it is way shorter.
     
  4. I don't know how fond you are about the Heroes style of text. But I had a go with it.

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    How are these? would you like the MegaDrive font instead?

    EDIT: Man, Blue you aced that symbol. haha.
     
  5. dsrb

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    IMHO the new letters on CLASSIC don't really match, especially in shape: they're a lot thicker and rounder than the originals in HEROES. I don't want to sound too negative; it's not like I could do better!

    Personally, Sonic Classic Heroes doesn't particularly do it for me, especially as the classic series has other games: 3&K are also classics, so what'll happen when S3&K:H comes out? You're just postponing the problem, in a way. :P (Also, there may be potential for minor confusion with Hez's fan-game or the community of the same name.)

    flamewing: I put a bit about 1&2 in the wiki article for each of the separate hacks (longer for S2H), which hopefully looks OK. Obviously, they could be reduced to a single line once it's released and a separate article is created.
    EDIT: I also didn't notice before that the page still had an outdated version, 0.06f instead of 0.06h; I found your post with the link (already on the wiki) to the latter and updated the article accordingly. I couldn't find 0.06g, a.k.a. the Hacking Contest 2011 version, either by substituting the URL or by scanning your previous posts, so I just put in a commented-out line in case you or anyone else want to link that version.
     
  6. IMHO the new letters on CLASSIC don't really match, especially in shape: they're a lot thicker and rounder than the originals in HEROES. I don't want to sound too negative; it's not like I could do better!

    I was alittle on the fence about the text not matching either. 'ought to alter it a tad.

    Edit: Quotation fail.
     
  7. dsrb

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    Cool. Also, despite my doubts about the title, I am intrigued to see how the Mega Drive font would work if you decide to try that. :)
     
  8. Steven M

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    Why not just keep it as Sonic Heroes? If people want to differentiate between the ROM hack and the console game then they can use 'Sonic Heroes (16-bit)'. Trying to turn it into something like Sonic 1&2 Heroes or Sonic Classic/Retro Heroes just makes the title clunky, both as text and as a logo (mostly because the 'Heroes' text loses focus and looks tiny compared to the Sonic logo, let alone the numerals).

    Edit: unrelated but does anyone else want a Gunstar Sonic Heroes
     
  9. Just so you know what you would be looking at;
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    I'll have my hand at the MegaDrive font then.

    EDIT: The image you linked me too's Domain expired, Haha, Better look elsewhere for the same image
     
  10. Double Posting, Hashtag Sorry!

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    Both use the original palette
    Thoughts?
     
  11. dsrb

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    I'd have said to keep Heroes in the original style and only do Classic in the retro font. That is, again, if you must use that title! :P Also, I still don't think your modern-style Classic matches the official Heroes (sorry!)
     
  12. Thought if I made both Flamewing could mix and match to his preference. (Unless he specifies now what he wants) and I know the classic is well off what Heroes looks like. It was done very quickly. IRL stuff.
     
  13. StephenUK

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    Personally I think Retro Sonic Heroes sounds better, or if you want to plug this site, Sonic Retro Heroes.

    Just throwing that out there anyway...
     
  14. dsrb

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    Yeah, of course; and like I said, I probably couldn't do better! So keep going. :v:

    Looking forward to seeing what flamewing thinks of what I said about the name (and wiki) in my earlier post, #805.

    Edit: Stephen's post just appeared. I saw that suggested earlier (by Steven M, actually; what a coincidence!), and it's better, but it still raises the question, as I asked earlier, of what flamewing will do with (the hack provisionally known as) S3&K Heroes—whose component games are also retro/classic. Sure, the latter has an even longer title, but I don't see many other ways to maintain consistency. Maybe call it just Sonic 3 Heroes? (and merge it with Tiddles’ hack :P Haha, I'm suggesting way too much work for everyone now.)
     
  15. Cinossu

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    Thought I'd throw in a version too..

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  16. I quite like that, much better than what I would have made with the MegaDrive font idea
     
  17. Hitaxas

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    Looks awesome Cinossu. Perhaps though, the shine on the emblem could be made consistent on the lettering of CLASSIC? That's the only thing I see wrong with it.
     
  18. flamewing

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    You know... I was going to reply to JojHeywood and dsrb that I would like to keep the Heroes emblem.... but yours looks great. Now I only have to come up with a suitable 'press start button' text, remove the shine in the emblem and maybe try out without the 'the hedgehog' text and I have a new title screen.

    Edit: Ack, where did the image go? Edit 2: nevermind, got it from the browser cache.
     
  19. LordOfSquad

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    For everyone saying "What about Sonic 3K?", just call it Sonic Classic Heroes Part 2 or something.
     
  20. flamewing

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    Maybe dropping the 'part', but yeah.

    Anyway: Cinossu's title screen has been implemented:
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    For now, until the new game/options screen is finished, I left the 'play game'/'options' menu. After that, I will replace them with S1's 'press start button' unused graphic.