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by ShaneM
Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Is this what I think it is?
Replies: 49
Views: 11173

Re: Is this what I think it is?

English is a very popular language in Japan, for reasons that aren't entirely clear to me. It's also a lot easier to fit recognizable Latin in a small space than recognizable kana. Quite possibly because it's the 'lingua franca' (universal, common tongue) as far as business and entertainment goes w...
by ShaneM
Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Is this what I think it is?
Replies: 49
Views: 11173

Re: Is this what I think it is?

That isn't a swastika. Look closely at the symbol. *sighs* I wish people doing stuff involving Japanese would... fuck, never mind, I'll just leave this here. Read it. http://www.tofugu.com/2012/03/21/why-are-there-swastikas-in-japan/ I guess as being an American I interpreted the symbol as my half ...
by ShaneM
Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Homebrew Projects
Topic: SMB1 + SMB2J SRAM Plus (FDS hack)
Replies: 170
Views: 109258

Re: SMB1 + SMB2J SRAM Plus (FDS hack)

SMB Special has been called off due to this: http://forums.nesdev.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12518 Unless that symbol stands for something else. What I will do is either release an SMB1 NES patch with SRAM or share my SRAM code so people can add it to their hacks. It was really easy and took very littl...
by ShaneM
Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Is this what I think it is?
Replies: 49
Views: 11173

Re: Is this what I think it is?

Well, the Swastika was originally supposed to be a peace sign, but, you know... It's pretty much only associated with Nazis now, and if someone puts a swastika in a game now, they probably don't mean peace. :? Yeah. I think by 1986 it was considered an anti-Semitic symbol, no? I'm not sure of Japan...
by ShaneM
Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Is this what I think it is?
Replies: 49
Views: 11173

Re: Is this what I think it is?

That's seriously creepy. I mean, it pretty much looks like that; what else could it be? Why put a random shape like that at the end of a water level? --ShaneM

EDIT: They probably didn't put it like you did because only so many objects can be placed vertically on the same axis without overload.
by ShaneM
Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Is this what I think it is?
Replies: 49
Views: 11173

Is this what I think it is?

I just got done adding SRAM to my SMB Special hack when I found this symbol on level 8-2...What the hell is this!? I really hope it's not what I'm thinking it is or else I'll have to decline any further work on this game. --ShaneM, the Master of ASM
by ShaneM
Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Homebrew Projects
Topic: SMB3 SRAM Plus
Replies: 6
Views: 4761

Re: SMB3 SRAM Plus

Here is a new build which fixes the garbage and tile glitching behind the Spiral Tower on the first part of World 5 if the player has a P-Wing on the outside portion with the 1-UPs.

Patch it to SMB3 v1.1 ROM. The CRC16 of the original ROM is = CF5C --ShaneM, the Master of ASM
by ShaneM
Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Homebrew Projects
Topic: SMB USA Plus (SMB2 USA)
Replies: 8
Views: 5829

Re: SMB USA Plus (SMB2 USA)

Here is a new build with the heart containers just like in the Super Mario Allstars version. I drew these from scratch. Since I'm not really an artist, excuse the poorly drawn hearts; I tried. :P

SMB USA original ROM CRC16 = DE2A --ShaneM, the Master of ASM
by ShaneM
Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Homebrew Projects
Topic: SMB1 + SMB2J SRAM Plus (FDS hack)
Replies: 170
Views: 109258

Re: SMB1 + SMB2J SRAM Plus (FDS hack)

It's finally here. The finals! Here are both SMB1J and SMB2J. Patch them to an SMB2J ROM with a CRC16 of BA55. Also, I promised a surprise. Here are some details about the soon upcoming game: SMB Special with SMB2J features! (What do you think of the improved title screen?) I've done a lot with Levi...
by ShaneM
Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Homebrew Projects
Topic: SMB1 + SMB2J SRAM Plus (FDS hack)
Replies: 170
Views: 109258

Re: SMB1 + SMB2J SRAM Plus (FDS hack)

I plan on releasing the final versions on Monday, 03/16/15. I did find some bugs during my beta testing. A lot has to do with the third PRG ASM file (World 9); it had to do with a rare disk no. 5 error (wasn't easy to fix). They have all been corrected and I will continue testing until the release d...
by ShaneM
Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: Homebrew Projects
Topic: SMB1 + SMB2J SRAM Plus (FDS hack)
Replies: 170
Views: 109258

Re: SMB1 + SMB2J SRAM Plus (FDS hack)

Okay. So I'll share another surprise about this upcoming build. I've recreated the SMAS atmosphere of an autumn level with Bullet Bills on 8-2, something not previously possible with the original setup. Only mushroom platforms stages (cloud platforms in SMB2J) could have orange backgrounds and chang...
by ShaneM
Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Homebrew Projects
Topic: SMB1 + SMB2J SRAM Plus (FDS hack)
Replies: 170
Views: 109258

Re: SMB1 + SMB2J SRAM Plus (FDS hack)

I think the forced eyes on everything are kinda creepy. The developers of Mischief Makers obviously thought differently. Yeah, I hear you. SMB2J is one of those games that has eyes on everything. I recently gave Podoboo (aka Lava Bubble in later games) eyes. :P Thanks for your input, though. I sort...
by ShaneM
Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Homebrew Projects
Topic: SMB1 + SMB2J SRAM Plus (FDS hack)
Replies: 170
Views: 109258

Re: SMB1 + SMB2J SRAM Plus (FDS hack)

What's the delay, you ask? Well, I've added back the mushroom platforms! Ripped from ANNSMB and recoded from scratch. I had to optimize code to earn around 20 free bytes to pull this off, but I did it! Honestly, I didn't do it earlier because space was so tight and I optimized all I could (...so I t...
by ShaneM
Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Homebrew Projects
Topic: SMB1 + SMB2J SRAM Plus (FDS hack)
Replies: 170
Views: 109258

Re: SMB1 + SMB2J SRAM Plus (FDS hack)

The RCs are out of the way now that I'm ready to release the final versions, real soon. Keep an eye out for them early next week. I've also created a cool new version of SMB2J that will serve as a mini hack, too. So, in all, look out for all three games soon! --ShaneM, the Master of ASM
by ShaneM
Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: Homebrew Projects
Topic: SMB1 + SMB2J SRAM Plus (FDS hack)
Replies: 170
Views: 109258

Re: SMB1 + SMB2J SRAM Plus (FDS hack)

Now, look at the attached picture below. You'll see the same clip of the beginning of C-1 except for: 1) It seems to take place at day, with a Snowy terrain (the All-Stars version has this level as a Snowy Night one). 2) The level is different with arrangement of blocks and slightly different spaci...