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Re: HD Pack's Mesen

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:10 pm
by bogaa

Re: HD Pack's Mesen

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:42 am
by zevs_7

Re: HD Pack's Mesen

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:38 pm
by Goose2k
zevs_7 wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:42 am
The Legend of Zelda by Aclectico:
http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=31559.0
Wow I usually really dislike those HD packs, but this one really appeals to me!

Re: HD Pack's Mesen

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:06 am
by keanine
Hey, I was wondering if anyone here could help with pack creation? Is it a case of manually editing the hires.txt to create a nice layout or are there any tools that can make the process smoother?

Re: HD Pack's Mesen

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:26 pm
by mkwong98
keanine wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:06 am
Hey, I was wondering if anyone here could help with pack creation? Is it a case of manually editing the hires.txt to create a nice layout or are there any tools that can make the process smoother?
I have a tool:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1BDpCn ... fpy3SIVXjQ

Re: HD Pack's Mesen

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:18 pm
by keanine
mkwong98 wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:26 pm
I have a tool:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1BDpCn ... fpy3SIVXjQ
Thanks a lot! I didn't end up using the tool as much as I thought I would but it really helped me in understanding the format

There's a bunch more that I need to do but it's looking at least presentable now. I decided to try and make SMB if it were made by Nintendo after they forgot 8 bit sprites had palette restrictions. It uses some Odyssey and Mario Maker sprites, but for the most part it's inspired recolours. The big thing I still don't understand is sound replacement, where could I find the information to do that? Thanks again!

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Re: HD Pack's Mesen

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:45 pm
by mkwong98
https://www.mesen.ca/docs/hdpacks.html# ... o-in-games

To replace the audio, you need to know when the game is sending the music start signal and the music stop signal to the sound engine of the game, then you need hack the ROM to stop that process and send a signal to special registers which is recognized by Mesen. The emulator will pick up that signal and play a music file instead. Each game has its own sound engine so you have to study the game you are working on. People who create NSF file will know more about this so you can as for help there and romhacking.net has a few documents on SMB which you can take a look too.

Re: HD Pack's Mesen

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:44 am
by GabeDuncan777
mkwong98 wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:59 pm
Sour wrote:As far as I know, the tiles in that picture are organized in a neat manner because someone organized them manually
Yes, I organized them manually. I use the raw sprite sheet to see which tiles need work. Once I make the replacement for a group of connected tiles, I add the replacement to another sheet and remove the tiles from the raw sheet. So the tiles in the final sprite sheet are organized.
thefox wrote:It seems like something that could be done by looking at the connectedness of the hardware sprites at runtime (i.e., which ones appear next to others, and how often).
There are a few obstacles that I can think of:
1. The object is moving near the edge of the screen and some of the tiles may go outside the screen. 2. The same tile appears multiple times in several poses of the same object.
3. Tiles within the same object overlap each other (various characters in Double Dragons II)
4. Tiles within the same object are not fixed relative to each other (white dragon in Castlevania)
5. Two objects appears to be connected (Mario holding a shell in SMB3)
6. Objects using the background layer
"Can you make "HDPacks" for the Japanese versions of "Castlevania 3 Dracula's Curse" and "Contra/Super C" please? I tried to make some myself and it ended in failure."

Re: HD Pack's Mesen

Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:00 am
by mkwong98
GabeDuncan777 wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:44 am
"Can you make "HDPacks" for the Japanese versions of "Castlevania 3 Dracula's Curse" and "Contra/Super C" please? I tried to make some myself and it ended in failure."
I'm not good at making new replacement graphics. Can you provide them?

Re: HD Pack's Mesen

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:27 am
by mkwong98

Re: HD Pack's Mesen

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:51 pm
by bogaa
Zeldix does have a page to submit HD packs. I did just discover that.
https://www.zeldix.net/f86-mesen-hd-and ... s-database

Re: HD Pack's Mesen

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:51 pm
by ShotGlass
bogaa wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:51 pm
Zeldix does have a page to submit HD packs. I did just discover that.
https://www.zeldix.net/f86-mesen-hd-and ... s-database
This will be a fantastic resource to populate with HD packs. Great find!