I have an idea for a hack called SMW KaizoFest or something along those lines.
It will really use glitches, general logic puzzles, and lots of patience to its full extent. I am looking for some help, ideas, and the like. Please expect a reply by at least 7:30am tommorow. Edit: I have lost my computer for a while, so I cannot help as much as I wish I could. Please bear with me as I wait to get it back.
I do not have anything to show, as I can't have my computer. Any support would be appreciated, as I can't regularly post any .ips patches. I can provide some starting notes, though. I came up with some general story lines:
All of the Mushroom Kingdom,
friends and foes alike, all gather
once a year to a Kaizo festival.
Let us come with Mario to the
Oh no! Bowser has destroyed the
festival and taken all of the festival
staff captive! We must help Mario
find all of them and return them to
HOLY CHEEP-CHEEPS!!! Bowser has
taken every concept from the kaizo
levels and applied them to the
environment! What next?!?
Anyways, I mean just general logic, general glitch abuse, and patience in general.
Like the goal tape being on the left of the level. Also, watch SMW Glitchfest when you have the time. It's on YouTube, and it is one of my favorite videos exploiting SMW glitches. My hack would have originally been called the same, but is still hopefully intended for those who have seen the video.
Any pictures of your progress? If you want people to help you, you would probably want to show what you can do so people have a better understanding what exactly you need help with. Just saying...
He said he lost his computer, so he doesn't have any screenshots to show until the problem is sorted out. I'll wait to see how this hack is going to be afterwards, considering that all he has is three storylines for us to feedback on before starting this.
They seem really solid, although you can pick the one you think is best. Nothing else to say for now, so good luck!
Good news, friends! I have found an alternate way to use my computer! My parents only took my monitor power cable, so I also got the guts to remove my add-in video card to use my crappy tiny monitor that ALSO uses a different power supply. I can now use LM as I need. And my monitor stand broke...
I have a lot of missing schoolwork. You should see my grades... But anyways, all that matters (in this thread, at least) is that I can work on this hack. I recently applied the patch for SMB3 Screen-scrolling Pipes. Any help would be appreciated, and I am still working on this at school and on the bus, BUT ON MY iPAD!!! You see, I am working on using pointilism (see Wikipedia...) to recreate the necessary graphics to make levels. I have even made custom GFX/ExGXF to use! I should mention that on any long school breaks, (NOT WEEKENDS) I can get online AND use LM to work on the hack while getting advice. But you should see the monitor that I must use... It is smaller than my iPad, is really crappy, and worst of all, it is only as big as an iPad mini, and is as crappy as a piece of crap can get.
Edit: the pointillism... See my avatar image on the left... Anyone like it?
Edit 2: I was wrong... It is next Thursday, and we CAN'T because people misbehaved in tech...
BUT I did get Spritetool, and I also got hold of the SA-1 patch, which should be really handy considering that I am using concepts that involve many sprites in my levels.
Bad news, I was caught... Now they took THE CRAPPY MONITOR away, my video card (which was a pretty good one, too), AND my Arduino Esplora, which was a makeshift Arduino controller for testing. I can get a spare video card from school, because I had the exact same model/ brand computer before my current one, and I salvaged the video card,wireless card, and any other usable components from it before it was thrown away.
But my iPad is being taken away for the school year soon, so this is a goodbye for a while. You will see me post for the next couple of days, but this is the last week of school. I will post when possible, which will be when my parents go out. I can then get online because I am then left with my aunt, who actually lives less than a block away. Anyways, what I did get done before my monitor was taken away:
+ I changed the fire flower into a Super Waffle
+ I changed the Mario Flower Palette into the Waffle Mario Palette
+ changed Fireballs into waffles
+ inserted custom music
+ Completed 2 levels out of [I don't know how many I will have... Really...]
Any suggestions for working on this? I still have my flash drive, but the hack backup is over 4 months old.
I really like the idea of "Waffle Mario", too bad you can't show screenshots of that because it sounds cool...
A suggestion is to actually increase your grades and maybe you could get your stuff back. ROM hacking is just a hobby and shouldn't be your top priority right now, or at least that's what I recommend so you can get your stuff back...
I also like your idea of using pointillism to make your GFX but how would you put these into your hack, or even from your now-taken ipad to a computer without a monitor? Even if you did have the right things, how would you plan to put it into your hack?
Actually, I CAN show a screenshot! Give me a little while, I have a little diagram! I will edit this in a minute... Oh, and I just use the pointillism as a guide, then draw the graphics or ExGFX in LM's 8x8 tile editor. My iPad has not been taken away yet, that is tommorow, my time is -1 hour off, today is Tuesday, And thank you!
What do you think? Wanna throw waffles at all of life's problems?
Oh, and hacking is not my top priority, and it is the end of the year...
School ends June 5...
Not a very good position...
But I can find some way to work my PC...
Hello after a long time! Much proggress has been made, First World almost done, major story revisions, and more! I am posting from a Game System. I am thinking of instead of kaizo, just a hack that caters to most intrests. Please don't reply until further notice.
Sorry about the long wait, and I will answer your questions. First, the "future notice" is now, so reply to your heart's content. Second, I jumped into this to quickly. I should probably just do a "mixed difficulty" hack ranging from normal to Kaizo, as not everyone has the ability to play such hard levels (although after trying Hyperexitability, I see why Kaizo is so fun). Third, I am/was posting from a New Nintendo 3DS XL. In case you are wondering how the hack is coming along in terms of progress, I am out of level ideas. Any help would be appreciated, and I will soon be removing that insanely long post I made a long time ago. It is out of date. So post as you wish I will also be availible on weekends for the next couple of weeks, but please don't expect replies for a few hours today, as I need to finish my homework.
Edit: I should really mention that I am working with SA-1, also showing that I really did jump in too quickly, although I am the only geek in my grade, so I feel confident enough.