Basic Questions and Answers Thread

Discussion in 'Discussion & Q&A' started by Malevolence, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. StephenUK

    StephenUK Working on a Quackshot disassembly Administrator

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    Sega Data Compressor, KENSharp etc. Any compressor available over on the Retro wiki or around here will be able to compress the basic formats.
     
  2. warr1or2

    warr1or2 I AM CLG Member

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    I compressed the .asm mappings to enigma .bin Mappings & it made a garbled mess of the title graphics
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    If I were to use the Sonic Title art & mappings instead of making a Castlevania logo, how would I go editing it's mappings since SonMapEd won't load this?
     
  3. Novedicus

    Novedicus All I wish is gone away... Member

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    Assemble the ASM file into a binary file and compress that.
     
  4. FireRat

    FireRat "The grand imitator..." Member

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    I'm not a SMPS expert, but without much time left and focusing on lots of different things at once, I have a weird question. Is there any "updated" or "modern" version of smps2asm_inc, that can be used to generate actual s1smps-compatible files? No changes in the format, only original output.
     
  5. Novedicus

    Novedicus All I wish is gone away... Member

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    There's Natsumi's SMPS2ASM, in which you can create a script to export music in the way you want. You are also not limited to the default macro and constant names.
     
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  6. Natsumi

    Natsumi Markey's Member

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    you can just have that smps2asm inc file be included with the asm music and build a ROM which is just the SMPS data. For 68k SMPS drivers this is all you need to do.
     
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  7. Clownacy

    Clownacy UP - ON - CPU Staff

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    I think I might be misunderstanding something. Flamewing's SMPS2ASM can already output S1 music. That's what the SonicDriverVer setting is for.
     
  8. warr1or2

    warr1or2 I AM CLG Member

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    no change... maybe I should just try to change the Sonic The Hedgehog title graphics..... Probably Building maps up, export, then edit using paint.net Then overwrite the art... oh well...
    oh yeah... what would cause the deletion of SonLVL on it's own?
     
  9. Clownacy

    Clownacy UP - ON - CPU Staff

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    Antiviruses don't seem to like SonLVL, so some of them automatically erase it.
     
  10. Trinitronity

    Trinitronity Well-Known Member Member

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    Alright, so...I'm in quite a dilemma with SonLVL and replacing art in Green Hill.
    I'm trying to replace the GHZ palmtrees with pinetrees. However, when I tried to replace the palmtrees with the Hill Top pinetrees, it turned out that the HTZ pinetrees were too big.
    Especially the trunk of the HTZ pinetrees, which is 2 tiles big, while the trunk of the GHZ palmtrees are 1 tile big.
    So I would need new custom pinetree art...and not just sprited, but also already inserted into GHZ as the palmtree replacement, because with entirely custom art, I would have to insert it manually by recreating it by hand pixel by pixel, and GHZ has the problem where the tileset is way too confusing for me to do any art changes outside of changing the ground pattern a bit.
    So yeah, this request my sound really weird and may also sound like a lot, but sadly, the future of my Sonic 1 hack actually depends on those pinetrees.
    aka as long as I don't get them, the hack can never be truly considered finished
    So yeah, sorry if I'm bothering anyone, but I would be extremely grateful if someone could help me out there... >_<
    Thanks in advance!
     
  11. StephenUK

    StephenUK Working on a Quackshot disassembly Administrator

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    This isn't the thread for requesting people do work for you, this is a thread for asking a question and getting an answer. There's a thread designed for asking for work being done for you, you should use that instead.
     
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  12. Trinitronity

    Trinitronity Well-Known Member Member

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    Oh...because Shannon and Ozaleto told me this thread would be the correct one...
    So...where should I post my request instead? Because I don't see any other place where I could post it
     
  13. Tanner

    Tanner Newcomer Trialist

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    Hello everyone!
    I've recently been tinkering with the Sonic 3 Disassembly, and added a 'new' character (well really a glitch character that could be achieved using GameShark), Blue Knuckles. Now, Blue Knuckles unfortunately doesn't do well in Angel Island Zone, and by that I mean he cannot complete it - Act 1's boss can't be reached without debug mode, and Act 2's boss room barrier insta-kills him regardless of which room he goes in.
    So, in the case of the Sonic 3 Disassembly, if my character is character #4, how could I get the game to go "oh, instead of Angel Island Zone, let's spawn him one level ahead"?
    Thanks.
     
  14. Xeal

    Xeal Resident Smart-Ass Staff

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  15. Shannon_MD

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    Gonna say, I 100% agree with ol Xealie on this one. And while I will answer your question, I'm gonna level some constructive yet blunt stuffs out. I would honestly just use a level select code or game genie ( not Gameshark, the Genesis didn't have a Gameshark, it had Game Genie and Pro Action replay ) to skip ahead. In all honesty though, and don't quote me on this, I'm not at all familiar with S3K... you likely should not be using that character slot that just seems to be a garbled glitch catastrophe. This thread is for general help with hacking and hack resources and while it could be argued by technicality that your question just barely counts... this reeks of bad idea and something that should not be done via disassembly. Just stick to stuff like exploit/cheat devices and other cheats for this.

    ALSO GODS XEAL. I'M A BUSY LADY. WHEN I SAID I'D GIVE INPUT ON SOMETHING GIVE ME SOME TIME. :v
     
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  16. warr1or2

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    what is the compression for the level tiles, blocks, and chunks for sonic disassembly Project Two-Eight? (not kram or kingOfHarts)
     
  17. LazloPsylus

    LazloPsylus A Certain Scientific Railgun The Railgun

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    Should be Kosinski, like they always have been. One of the few very consistent things with the Sonic engine.

    ~E~: Pfft, go figure my memory's slipping on that. Go with Novedicus's answer.
     
  18. Novedicus

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    Level tiles are in Nemesis and blocks are in Enigma, like Sonic 1 originally had it as.
     
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  19. Ashuro

    Ashuro Well-Known Member Member

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    Hello. I noticed that my hack Sonic & Ashuro doesn't work in Android emulators.

    Look at this:

    I tested it too and yes, it doesn't work properly.

    Anyone know about this problem?

    EDIT: In fact, there is the same issue in all PC emulators except for Kegafusion .__.
    Oh my god.... .___.
     
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  20. Clownacy

    Clownacy UP - ON - CPU Staff

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    I actually found the cause while writing my Hacking Contest review. For some reason, you're DMA-ing $300 bytes to CRAM during V-Int, when you should only be doing $80.