This is more help than discussion, so I'm moving this to the help forum.
Alright, so this is a mouthful!
Originally posted by Thirteen 1355
- Show in OW HUD whenever you got all Yoshi Coins in a level
You can use this patch
and turn off everything but the yoshi coin flag. However, since you're inspired by SMA2, you might prefer the SMA2 status screen patch
- Allows you to save anytime, or after beating a level
We have the autosave
patch, but I'm not a big fan of that one because it requires you to move around to save. I prefer (and personally use) this patch
, it is a great alternative if you're willing to sacrifice pressing Start to look around in the main map.
Hopefully we'll get an improved version of autosave soon, though.
- Saves the Yoshi Coins (so they don't reset whenever you restart the game)
- Saves the amount of Lives you got
This one is the least obvious.
To make RAM addresses (in-game running values) save to SRAM (i.e. get saved to your file), you'll need SRAM Plus
. The RAM map
will tell you which addresses hold player lives, dragon coins, etc. Namely (you can generally contract the
at the beginning of the addresses):
(2 bytes) save Mario's and Luigi's lives in a 2-player game, respectively
(1 byte) saves the player's lives in a 1-player game
(12 bytes) is a table that holds whether all dragon coins have been collected in each level, one level per bit
You'll want to set up these addresses in the SRAM patch to get the effects you want. I'm not so sure if this will work for lives right away - I think
the game sets your lives to 5 automatically once you load a file regardless of what's saved to SRAM. If this doesn't work, a quick patch to remove said functionality should sort it out.
Also, for the sake of reasonability, I recommend using the dragon coin save
patch to at least make dragon coins collected not be lost once you hit a midpoint (or save each individually). Note that there's a newer version currently being moderated
, which you can probably safely use the instead (I've been using it and encountered no problems).
Make sure to ask if you have trouble with any of these!
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