Windows Mario World is my first SMW hack (that I didn't cancel right away.) It will eventually feature every Microsoft operating system. Right now, it only includes the main ones (95, Vista, etc.) The hack has no story planned... it's basically just Mario in a few operating systems (at this point.) I tested this on ZSNES, BSNES, SNES9x, SNEmulDS, and a random Android SNES emulator, and it worked the same on all of them.
There is a text document featuring all of the tools/music/graphics that were used.
I just want to ask: WHAT'S THE OVERWORLD MUSIC THEME?
It's not descripted in the game files like the other music. I've been searching for a while but with no result. It's one of the best VG music I've heard.
You should try adding the block that resets the game just by touching it. I made a Windows level in a hack I'm gonna post anyday inserting that block and simulated a Blue Screen of Death. By the way, nice hack!
I'm going to reply to some stuff now (though it is late).
I didn't really see a need to go all-out in editing over everything for the demo version. I want to leave something new for the final! Though I do understand that it can get annoying seeing only Koopas, Chucks, Bullet Bills disguised as Windows flags...etc. I'll change all that at some point! As for the lack of ZSNES.exe world, there were 10 levels in all in that area. I removed 8 of them because it's a demo; so that world's basically just a sample (in a way)!
You have my permission to do so!
Windows 7 Ultimate? There's already a Windows 7 level there, and all the Windows 7 operating systems look the same (excluding Home Basic). The only reason I made the Vista level "Vista Basic" was because it uses that specific GUI by default, so it felt fitting.
It will not work if you are patching to a .sfc file (assuming that is what you're trying to use). Patches made with a .smc file (which is what mine was made with) will not patch correctly to .sfc ROMs.
Oh man this looks so amazing! I seriously want to LP this, with your permission of course. It would be awesome if the final boss was a Trojan Horse Virus or something. Because those do serious damage to Windows computers. Are you gonna include Windows 7 Ultimate?
I enjoyed your SMW mod, and I laud the creativity and effort it required to combine the various Windows OS's and the SMW world into one great game.
In terms of criticism, I believe you should add more levels to the ZSNES.exe section of the hack.
Secondly, I believe you should add more enemies because the Koopas I believe were a bit overused.
Thirdly, for the sake of environment, the bats in the Windows Vista Basic level appeared out-of-place. I would recommend changing them into cursors to add more elements of Microsoft Windows into the hack.
And lastly, I found the placement of discs in the first Dinosaur Land level too close together. Try spacing those out somewhat.
Those are my points of criticism, but apart from that, I definitely enjoyed your hack and played the entire demo. I wish you a very Merry Christmas and cannot wait to see more of your material.