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Tip: By pressing Shift while placing event tiles, they will be made "silent" and will not appear until a map transition happens. Always use silent event tiles to draw paths in other maps (i.e. a Vanilla Dome event while the player is on the main map), or glitchy tiles may appear.
I've inserted a few custom patches and blocks and stuff into my ROM and so far no problems have really come up... except that whenever anything to do with a blue/silver POW switch comes near Mario (including advancing to another screen with a POW switch), the game freezes and on some occasions (such as hitting a turn block with a POW inside) causes the game to go apeshit and glitch like a madman.
I have really vague knowledge of ASM so can someone tell me what I fucked up to cause POW switches to glitch every time Mario come near them?
The free space thing could be the problem... I'm running all this stuff on a mac so even with my awesome cracked version of Windows 7 running on my awesome cracked version of Parallels I can't get cmd.exe programs like the free space logger to work correctly.
In short I've been guessing which spaces in my ROM are free... Must've guessed wrong because I just reverted to a point before I patched the custom bounce blocks and pow switches work just fine.
When I was about 11 or 12, I forget the age, I was really into my favorite game Yoshi's Island and I played it from beginning to end collecting every secret on the way. However, when I finished the game, my obsession didn't end. I started drawing my own level designs on paper and creating my own version of the game in my head... Then the next week I decided to see if there was a program that would do that stuff for me, and that's when I happened across EggVine. It was confusing as fuck back in 2008 and user-unfriendly as a bitch so I found the better option of Lunar Magic on SMWC. I started fumbling around with it and by about 2011 or so I became a skilled hacker. I have never completed a hack but I've managed to complete a few levels and even learn some ASM.
Ahh so many days spent with Lunar Magic and not outside like all the other normal children. Good times, goooood times.