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"Blackwood Island" - Epic OW, ExGFX, and More!
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24% COMPLETED


Overworld: 70%


ExGFX, palettes, level ideas: 20%


Levels: 5%


Music, bosses, etc: 0%




I am working on a hack with theeggman85, called "Blackwood Island", that will feature custom ExGFX, custom music, a few custom bosses/sprites/blocks, and an epic overworld. Here's the story:

Originally posted by theeggman85
An expedition is sent to Blackwood Island to try and colonize it for the territories of the Mushroom Kingdom. Mario is aboard this ship to protect the new colonizers, as many expeditions have mysteriously ceased contact with the island. Mario is an accomplished soldier of the Kingdom, and is sent because of his prowess in battle.
The expedition crashes on a giant rock, and Mario is knocked unconscious. When he awakens, he is left alone on the remains of the ship, and begins to explore the island in search of his crewmates.


Here's a screenshot of the main overworld, done by theeggman85:




Submaps:








PROGRESS:

Levels that have been planned out:

- Grassland (6/10)
- Ghost (1/5)
- Desert/Beach (4/5)
- Underwater/Lakeside (2/9)
- Castles (1/8)
- Mountain-y/Rocky (0/8)
- Cloud (0/5)
- Forest/jungle (0/6)
- Cave (0/7)
- Hell (0/1)
- Snowy/Icy (0/3)
- Tropical Island (0/1)

TOTAL: 14/68


Completed levels:

- Grassland (1/10)
- Ghost House (0/5)
- Desert/Beach (2/5)
- Underwater/Lakeside (1/9)
- Castles (0/8)
- Mountain/Rocky (0/8)
- Cloud (0/5)
- Forest/jungle (0/6)
- Cave (0/7)
- Hell (0/1)
- Snowy/Icy (0/3)
- Tropical Island (0/1)

TOTAL: 4/68


Completed submaps:

- Main overworld (COMPLETE)
- Beach (COMPLETE)
- Forest (COMPLETE)
- Cave (COMPLETE)
- Clouds (INCOMPLETE)
- Hell (INCOMPLETE)

TOTAL: 4/6


Custom music, bosses, etc. will come last, so I have not included these.



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It looks like this:



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Seeing as its a WIP, the OW looks good just add a alot more decorations. Also a video of some levels would be nice. :D
Anyway keep up the good work.
The overworld, as a whole, is underdecorated, though you did say you would fix that. There's also a lot of cutoff (mostly on inside corners, but there are a few other places too), though that's easy to fix. The center area (with the waterfall and forest) looks very square as well, i.e. it could use more curves.

As for the levels, "Stranded!" has a cartoony foreground and a detailed background. This is a pretty noticeable style clash, so either find a more detailed foreground or a less detailed background. "Abandoned Harbor" is better in this regard, though.

Try fixing these things up and then see how things look. It's almost amazing how much better a hack can look when you put enough time and care into them.

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Originally posted by 1UPdudes
Seeing as its a WIP, the OW looks good just add a alot more decorations. Also a video of some levels would be nice. :D
Anyway keep up the good work.


We're still working on the overworld, and decorations + events will go last. Also, I haven't really made any levels yet, I just have ideas for them.

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Hey guys, theeggman85 here.

I'll be sure to make some changes to the OW as you suggested. Trying to fix some of the cutoff as well.



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If you'd like to see my work, go ahead and clicky. Hasn't been updated in a looong time...
The overworld looks pretty good. Is it me, or does it have the same palette from the one in brutal mario?
Originally posted by The Jolly Joker
The overworld looks pretty good. Is it me, or does it have the same palette from the one in brutal mario?


Yes. Not only this, but the same cloud GFX on the main OW, and the same skull GFX in the submap.

/sigh. D:


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Well in my slight defense, smwExpert is my only real connection with the hacking community. I would like to get custom graphics for the OW up and running, unfortunately my specialty lies in Photoshop art and not 8-bit art. If an artist is willing to help, this would be much appreciated.

Also I will post the story here, please add to the OP:

An expedition is sent to Blackwood Island to try and colonize it for the territories of the Mushroom Kingdom. Mario is aboard this ship to protect the new colonizers, as many expeditions have mysteriously ceased contact with the island. Mario is an accomplished soldier of the Kingdom, and is sent because of his prowess in battle.
The expedition crashes on a giant rock, and Mario is knocked unconscious. When he awakens, he is left alone on the remains of the ship, and begins to explore the island in search of his crewmates.

I will give the rest of the plot later, I also don't want to spoil anything so I'll do that in black text.

This is all tentative depending on the help we can recruit with graphics and the sort. I would like to have a sprite slightly different than the original Mario, and eventually very new graphics. For now we will work with what we have, as smwExpert and I have very little experience with graphics. Hopefully Mario won't have to be Mario and the Mushroom Kingdom can then be changed, cause Mario is generally overused. I can settle for Mario if need be though. Let's see the help we can get first.

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If you'd like to see my work, go ahead and clicky. Hasn't been updated in a looong time...
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Originally posted by Diamond Dust Midna
The center area (with the waterfall and forest) looks very square as well, i.e. it could use more curves.


Fixed that.

Originally posted by Frostbite Meirdent
That OW looks cool. :D I also like the plot/story and I would like to help make Custom Graphics if thats Ok...


Sure, feel free to help us with custom GFX.

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Here's a new screenshot of another available level. If anyone wants to design the rest of the level, just let me know (same goes with the rest of the levels listed in the first post).

Also, please give advice if you have any.

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That level looks really good.
Two things, That level wasn't in my rom and I can't edit any levels. When I test the rom it just plays the level you set it to. What the freak am I doing wrong?


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Beauty OW!
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Originally posted by Magmar
Two things, That level wasn't in my rom and I can't edit any levels. When I test the rom it just plays the level you set it to. What the freak am I doing wrong?


I sent you the rom with only levels 01, 02, and 03 changed. I didn't send you the one with the newest level. But for now, just edit the bottom-right sub-map in the overworld editor (that will be the forest).

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Yeah but I try and insert levels and it won't appear in the ROM.

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The area covered in snow between the bridges has a weird looking perspective. The column covered in snow directly left of it connects the ground to the water correctly, so make it look like that.
Originally posted by Magmar
Yeah but I try and insert levels and it won't appear in the ROM.


Are you inserting a .mwl file? If so, once you insert it, look at the level number in the top-left of lunar magic. That will be the level number that the mwl was inserted into.

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Yeah I inserted it as level 006, I set the level to be 006 and it appears as the default level, which I edited BUT the edits don't appear in the ROM. I've saved the ROM like 50 times.

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I will become alive again sometime soon.
Originally posted by Magmar
Yeah I inserted it as level 006, I set the level to be 006 and it appears as the default level, which I edited BUT the edits don't appear in the ROM. I've saved the ROM like 50 times.


And you set the level you were testing to 006? Odd...

Oh well, just start making the sub-map for now.


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