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soniNeko, my hack of Sonic 1

Discussion in 'Engineering & Reverse Engineering' started by nineko, Jan 29, 2008.

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  1. Tweaker

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    ...what? How the hell did you come to that reasoning?

    Perhaps you should read SCHG:Music Hacking--the SMPS engine is fully capable of calling "patterns" using a combination of the F8 and E3/F9 flags.
     
  2. Sik

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    being an asshole =P
    Then I read some old document or something without that pattern description :/ Oops...
     
  3. Eduardo Knuckles

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    Woderful !!!
    These musics are so COOL. Your Sonic Runs super fastly, I love theut of speed.
    This hack is NICE. What a beautiful job !
     
  4. nineko

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    I've been working on my hack a lot in the last few days, also because I don't have a job anymore, so I thought it was fair to post some updates here in case anyone was still interested in this. Now, I don't feel like it's ready for a public release yet, but I plan to work on it a bit more and release something in time for the hacking contest.

    So, what's new? Of course don't expect graphic improvements or anything like that, soniNeko has always been a music hack, and I doubt it will ever get new art.

    I added some new more songs, you should already know about Metallic Madness and Sleeping in my car, since I posted them in the Genesis Music Thread, but I bet you don't know yet about Mario Kart 64 Battle and Mario Kart 64 Yoshi Valley (unless you are one of my beta testers of course :P)
    There are also several other new songs in soniNeko, but I figured out that teasers are good if one doesn't show too much at once :P
    What are all those songs for? Well, for one, each special stage has a different song now. That, and I added a song also for the Speed Shoes (fuck, another teaser! I can't resist :))

    I also decided to concentrate on the ASM part of it, taking some time to fix some bugs from the original Sonic 1 that always bothered me, and some other time to add nice features here and there. As I once said, boredom is a very good ASM teacher.

    Oh right, and I added a new level, Good Morning Zone:
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    Being SLZ4 in disguise (with different palette and title card), Good Morning Zone is the first level you play in soniNeko now, as you can tell by the level select screen:
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    I'm going to add another new level, but I can't confirm anything at this time. Hopefully I'll get it done for the contest.

    I'm also thinking about Slow Shoes and "S" Monitor, but I'm not sure about them so they won't probably make it into the final version of my hack.

    Since it seems I can't resist from posting teasers, here's another one. The song isn't labeled by purpose, let's see who is the first to guess what it is ;)

    Now, for the credits, a lot of thanks go to Puto, he helped me on several things, including getting SLZ4 in.
     
  5. It's the Staff Roll music from Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (or Sunset from Puyo Puyo). :P Anyway, it turned out great!

    Also, I'm not too fond of Good Morning's palette. Maybe because of the pink.
     
  6. Flygon

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    I agree, it is a bit pink, plus the art will probably need editing too, blue bricks look too blue :P
     
  7. nineko

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  8. roxahris

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    Wow, this is looking really good... SoniNeko is actually one of my favourite hacks, due to the awesome music. Keep up the good, or rather awesome work!
     
  9. Overlord

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    Those MK:DS tracks are awesome, very nice =P
    Mario Kart 64 chugs wang and does not deserve the dignity of a credit
     
  10. nineko

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    Aaaaaaaah someone should stop me before I add 32894234 useless monitors

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  11. Flygon

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    Does that change the music being played?
     
  12. Aaaaaaah explain this one plz :(
     
  13. P.P.A.

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    *Waits for a penis monitor*
     
  15. roxahris

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  16. nineko

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    I still have to decide, actually. It will probably change the music to one of the unused tracks, either randomly or pre-defined.

    And yes, the VRAM is getting sad with all those monitors, I have room only for one (maybe two) more. Not sure what I should do next.
    Any suggestions? Here's some ideas:
    • Slow Shoes: makes Sonic slower
    • $ monitor: gives you 10000 points
    • GO monitor: lets you skip the level
    • -1 monitor: placed one per zone, decrease the hitcount for Final Zone's boss by one
    • ? monitor: swaps your left and right controls
     
  17. Oerg Monitor: Plays a song from Sonic 1 Oergomized
    Cat Monitor: Transforms Sonic into KamiNeko :D
     
  18. P.P.A.

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    Sonic MD (Currently: Art for Zone 3)
    Monitor Monitor: Warps you to the secret Monitor Zone which is entirely built of monitors.

    But to be serious, I'd support the Slow Shoes and the one that gives you 10000 points. 3 or 4 of the latter could be hidden around the level to reward players who spend some time to explore the stages and ergo miss out on the time bonus.
     
  19. Overlord

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    I second Monitor monitor =P
     
  20. Zenor

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    A monitor that destroys all the badniks in the act?
     
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