S3&K New Age Development Thread

Discussion in 'Showroom' started by saan1ty, Jan 7, 2022.

  1. saan1ty

    saan1ty Active Member Member

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    if you played any game from SHC 2021, you may have played my hack Sonic 3 - Angel Island Adventure, and that was an earlier version of New Age that was switched to Sonic 3A specifically for the means of the SHC Demo, and I've been doing some work on it since and thought I'd share what stuff I've done so far. The current edits are a few layout edits here and there (I haven't really gotten to doing that extensively yet) palette edits, (some may not be the best at the moment) some art edits and music edits. If you would like to play this game on a YouTube channel, feel free and also feel free to give any feedback/criticism in the comments below so I can improve on the builds to come.
    Please note, Tails alone is broken... I do not know how this happened, and I'm doing my best to find the issue.
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  2. D.A. Garden

    D.A. Garden Temporary Secretary: Sir Paul McCartney Staff

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    As per the rules, could you please provide some screenshots as well, so people have an idea of what they are downloading? Thanks.
     
  3. saan1ty

    saan1ty Active Member Member

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    Sorry, I have added screenshots.
     
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  4. Giovanni

    Giovanni It's Joevanni, not Geovanni. Member

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    This hack is really not much. It feels like Sonic 3 & Knuckles with a coat of paint all over and occasional level design changes. I couldn't bother to play past Marble Garden Act 1.

    Some changes are, admittedly, not bad. For example, I really like the background color choice for the Special Stage results:

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    However, I have issues with some of the choices made (at least, as far as I played).

    In Angel Island Zone 1:

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    What's up with the background here? It clearly does not fit with the beginning cutscene.

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    This is more of a me thing, but I don't like the use of the giant tree log from AIZ1 when it doesn't work. You can disagree with me on this one.

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    This Giant Ring sounds like a good idea. On paper, that is. However, upon returning from the Special Stage, there's a bug that affects the camera position after leaving the big ring's location.

    Speaking of Special Stages...

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    Why is there this blue sphere rectangle that does not turn into rings after touching the borders? You may want to look into it.

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    While I'm a big fan of Knuckles' original palette in cutscenes, you can clearly see that this change affects the HUD's colors. You may want to address that.

    Overall, not my cup of tea. I'd rather just play Sonic 3 & Knuckles than slightly different Sonic 3 & Knuckles.
     
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  5. saan1ty

    saan1ty Active Member Member

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    Thank you for your feedback, the game is still far from finished and I will use this feedback to help improve things, hopefully soon, I am planning to add many level art and layout edits, such as changing Carnival Night to looking like Studiopolis.
     
  6. EddyTF

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    Well that. I played a little bit in your hack and made these conclusions:

    From the pros in the hack:

    1. New Music (Sonic 3D Blast (Sega Genesis Ver.) and Sonic 3 Proto 1993)

    2. New Title Screen and New Lamp Palettes (For me)

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    Now from the Cons:

    1. Here it is (Screenshot):

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    Of course I understand everything, but this... Question: Why do this? Why put part of the zone in the cutscene?

    2. Poor structure of levels (I know I'll do the same, but still):

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    3. Unchanged Special Stages:

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    From the additional:

    1. Here it is (Screenshot):

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    The name of the game_hack is old, you need to change (I think so)



    Otherwise, everything is cool. My rating is 5 out of 10. You need to work and work on the hack.
     
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  7. saan1ty

    saan1ty Active Member Member

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    The images aren't loading for me, but other than that, thank you for playing, and for your feedback
     
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    saan1ty Active Member Member

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    Wait, I just had to open the images in a new tab, never mind
     
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    New monitors! They are edited versions of the Knuckles Chaotix monitors, with a small Sega logo on them to resemble the Mania monitors.
     

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  10. Lil-G

    Lil-G Friendly Local Noob Root Admin

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    I went ahead and fixed your images for you (Links weren't direct ones which is why they were broken).
    You should probably shrink your images or put them in a spoiler since they're pretty big.
     
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    I'll see if I can get smaller images for it
     
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    Thanks. Next time I will know;)
     
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    updates soon! such as some new art maybe... stay tuned!
     
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    saan1ty Active Member Member

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    I've been doing a lot recently... Expect pics or maybe a build soon! :)
     
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    saan1ty Active Member Member

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    Aw yeah baby stuff is happenin
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  18. EddyTF

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    Damn, it's gorgeous! Bro, I'll answer you: keep it up for the better!
     
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    saan1ty Active Member Member

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    Yeah, that was a mistake on my part. I fixed this and also, Sonic may not be using the plane. He'll be coming in in style.
     
  20. saan1ty

    saan1ty Active Member Member

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    I always thought nighttime made this place look more prettier.
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    Palettes created by KatKuriN
    Surfboard cutscene restored by saan1ty and Chainspike

    The next demo may come soon
     
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