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What do you WANT to see in a hack made by me?

Discussion in 'Engineering & Reverse Engineering' started by Quickman, Aug 30, 2005.

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  1. Quickman

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    As you know I want to make a hack and have spent the past 48 hours or so bitching about my lack of ability, creativity, source material, ideas, yadda yadda yadda.

    I realised what I haven't done is asked you all:

    What do you want to see in a hack made by me? Would you be suitably impressed by a simple palette and level hack, or do you want flashy stuff, new bosses, new enemies, the works with extra pepperoni?

    I guess the active question is what do I want to achieve with this, but there's an aspect of you, the user, as well.

    I personally want to impress. I want something people will look at and say "wow". I know of examples in both categories where people say that of its creator:
    • Tohaka is little more than a palette and level hack and became famous for being an excellent example of this category, although it has started to move into the technical realm with the "find the emeralds" concept.
    • Eggman in Sonic 1 is a pinnacle of technical skill which does LOst proud even though the level and palette are unchanged.
    So I turn it over to you.
     
  2. Ultima

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    Smooth Criminal in EHZ plz. *runs*

    But seriously? It'd be awesome to see a Hidden Palace boss made from scratch.
     
  3. redhotsonic

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    Ultima, you made me remember that I had to sort out my HPZ boss :P
     
  4. Sonic Hachelle-Bee

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    This is already in my "TO DO" list. Yes, a new boss is a good idea.
    Why not new Special Stages layouts? This isn't something we see too often.
     
  5. FinalBeyond

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    I'm not sure how possible this is, but maybe replace the Sonic 2 special stage with the Sonic 1/3 equivalent?
     
  6. Blastfrog

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    Random daylight effects.
     
  7. Quickman

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    I think you've slightly missed my intended concept. This wasn't supposed to be an idea well - it was supposed to be a reference guide to me as to how far I need to go in making a hack in order to impress you.
     
  8. Heran Bago

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    Why are you avoiding an idea well so much? Originality? Going too original may be blasphemy (like my idea of turning sonic into an omg shooting game). The two hack you mentioned aren't terribly original either just damn well done.

    I say you either make a hack which is fun to play, or fun for you to make.

    Do whatever you want, rather than make what other people tell ya. However, also consider not making a hack. You could make umm.... a ROM hacking program?
     
  9. Puto

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    One thing I'd like to see in a ROM hack that I never saw in any is a port of Sonic's Sonic 3/S&K sprite to Sonic 2. I really like the Sonic 3 Sonic sprite, in my opinion it's a lot better than Sonic 1/2's.
     
  10. Lostgame

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    Guns. Shadow. OMGCREAMSEXZ.

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    Yeah. Seriously, Time Travel.
     
  11. Heran Bago

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    Sonic 3 sprite in Sonic 2 has been done before I believe. I remember some guy got mad at another guy for using it in a hack without permission.
     
  12. Ultima

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    Yah. Hez ported it into my hack for me, then someone took it out of my hack ithout permission and Hez got annoyed. =P

    But I'm gonna redo it anyway because the mappings were a bit wrong.
     
  13. stormislandgal

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    Smooth Criminal... XD. "Micheal Micheal!!"

    I'd love to see more than 16 level slots. If that's even possible...
    Or... What I've wanted to do...
    Metal Sonic as an unlockable character, where his dashing sound is Silversonic's saw.
     
  14. Quickman

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    Sir, I accept your challenge.
     
  15. Puto

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    Where could I find your hack? :P
     
  16. StephenUK

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    You haven't seen my hack then. Latest version has 98% S3 sprites in it, modified to look a bit more like the recent Sonic style as well (treads on sneakers, gold buckle, green eyes etc)
     
  17. Frigidare

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    Quick Man, I would love you forever if you managed to have Sonics 1, 2, 3 and &K on one Rom to come one after the other (ie. EHZ after FZ etc, but it would need a bit of a cut scene).

    EDIT: If you want to impress, I suggest porting Hyper Sonic into Sonic 2.
     
  18. ICEknight

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    Sonic has had his golden buckles since forever... Even though for some reason they didn't think it was neccessary to put them in-game.
     
  19. Ultima

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    If you're patient and can wait, I'm coming up with a new release for it (after about 6 months - again). I'd rather you waited, to be honest, but if not, you can get it from my site - http://www.shadowsoft-games.com. In the downloads section, it's called "Tohaka".

    and make sure you read the readme ;P
     
  20. redhotsonic

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    I think we should take 15 or 16 hackers, and all make one hack. Do 1 level each. Then the hack will be the ultimate hack =P
     
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