Sonic 3 New Age Development Thread

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

  1. D.A. Garden

    D.A. Garden Sonic CD's Sound Test Member

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    I am liking the look of this. The only thing I will say, that you are probably aware of, is to take your time with the layouts. Do not rush them. I've seen so many "harder" versions of Sonic 3 and Knuckles, that are badly put together and are not fun to play. I hope this does not become one of them.
     
  2. saan1ty

    saan1ty Well-Known Member Member

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    I won't let you down :)
     
  3. saan1ty

    saan1ty Well-Known Member Member

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    One of my inspirations for this hack was S3 Resort Island from the 2015 SHC
     
  4. D.A. Garden

    D.A. Garden Sonic CD's Sound Test Member

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    Please don't double post like this, where the added content is minimal. If you wanted to add information to your original post, the edit button exists for this reason.
     
  5. saan1ty

    saan1ty Well-Known Member Member

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    Apologies. I won't do it anymore
     
  6. saan1ty

    saan1ty Well-Known Member Member

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    A few more screenshots today!
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    Hydrocity will soon use 1103 backgrounds, and Act 2 will use the unused reddish background (I'm still waiting Bonezone)
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    Marble Garden has recieved a revamped palette. Made by me
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    Lava Reef will use its 1103 design as well, in the process of adding that in.
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    Carnival Night Zone currently uses a sunsetty palette
    but will soon be replaced with Studiopolis whenever my guy who was porting it comes back to discord
    unless anybody else wants to help
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    Flying Battery will use the 1103 background maybe because I like it

    Nothing much else has changed from the last time I showed an update, progress is kinda slow. But it will be at SHC22.
     
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  7. saan1ty

    saan1ty Well-Known Member Member

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    Time passes on the lakefront...
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    Just a new palette I'd share here.
    Also thought I'd mention that if anybody wants to help contact me at saan1ty#3252 on discord
     
  8. Jareth247

    Jareth247 Well-Known Member Member

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    I personally kinda wish someone would make full-fledged zones out of the 2P levels. I remember someone did this for a Sonic 2 hack and IIRC there was talk of those levels getting turned into full-fledged zones for the aborted Sonic 3K port from Christian Whitehead.
     
  9. saan1ty

    saan1ty Well-Known Member Member

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    I remember seeing that hack on the Razor and Zenon YT channel. It was an interesting idea. I rumored that Sonic Origins will use the Taxman remakes so maybe something like that could happen in the future. I always wanted them to be full levels too.
     
  10. EddyTF

    EddyTF 단순 한 사람 Member

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  11. saan1ty

    saan1ty Well-Known Member Member

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    You ain't seen nothin' yet
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    I am not sure if I'm gonna use edited sprites anyway I may just stay with vanilla Sonic 3
     
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    EddyTF 단순 한 사람 Member

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  13. giovanni.gen

    giovanni.gen It's still Joe-vanni, not Geo-vanni. Member

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    I certainly appreciate the intention of having custom sprites for Sonic, but I can't say I would like to see these specific sprites in what is, at an artistic level, pretty much standard Sonic 3 & Knuckles. I don't feel that, stylistically, they fit with the rest of the environment. There's a significant stylistic difference between Sonic and Tails on their own!

    Therefore, unless you're planning to revamp the level art, I'd suggest sticking with vanilla S3 sprites or creating/finding a new set of sprites that does not clash with the rest of the game's art style.
     
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  14. saan1ty

    saan1ty Well-Known Member Member

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    Yeah, I get what you're saying, and I think I'll stay with the Sonic 3 style and just add some minor fixes here and there, like on remains of S2 leftovers (such as the shoe bottoms still being red, or the eyes/shading sloppily written over)
     
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  15. saan1ty

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    Regarding music, the soundtrack will consist of:
    a few S3&K tracks remain
    Sonic 3 alone things like Miniboss + Knuckles
    Sonic 3 Prototype/Collection songs
    Sonic 3D Blast songs
    and the Sonic 1/2 drowning sound because I think it sounds a bit better
     
  16. saan1ty

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    if anybody has music suggestions i'll take them
     
  17. Dark Shamil Khan

    Dark Shamil Khan TASer lol Member

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    I might suggest knuckles chaotix music if it can be ported but I feel like it won't fit in. I don't know for sure
     
  18. saan1ty

    saan1ty Well-Known Member Member

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    Possiby, I was thinking that too. If a Crackers disassembly exists that might work since crackers is a genesis rom
     
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    saan1ty Well-Known Member Member

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    sunset is fallen on the desert as well
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  20. saan1ty

    saan1ty Well-Known Member Member

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    Beta real.
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    (This screenshot is a bit blurred for some reason)