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Re: Explaining the Super Nintendo's Music.

It's a bit misleading the way it describes the 64KB RAM, stating that it has to hold the entirety of music and sound effects for the whole game. Most games will upload whole songs with all the required samples as they need them, so it's fairly common to overwrite the old data and start afresh. Say y...
by Kingizor
August 16th, 2018, 2:15 pm
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: Explaining the Super Nintendo's Music.
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Donkey Kong Country 2 - The Lost Levels [RELEASED]

BPS (and UPS) patches have a checksum check to ensure that the file being patched is the correct one. The idea is that most older ROMs (i.e. smc) would be distributed with an unnecessary copier header that would interfere with patching. So you'd want to use a ROM that does not have a copier header. ...
by Kingizor
July 7th, 2018, 8:54 pm
 
Forum: ROM Hacks
Topic: Donkey Kong Country 2 - The Lost Levels [RELEASED]
Replies: 46
Views: 48492

Re: Donkey Kong Country 2 - The Lost Levels [RELEASED]

The attached file is a RAR archive. Typically people would use 7zip or WinRar to open these to extract the files within. The message you're getting is due to some other software running on your computer. A few minutes of Googling suggests it might be some kind of administration software, i.e. someth...
by Kingizor
June 20th, 2018, 1:16 pm
 
Forum: ROM Hacks
Topic: Donkey Kong Country 2 - The Lost Levels [RELEASED]
Replies: 46
Views: 48492

Re: Custom title and intro

The title tileset uses the "standard" tile compression in DKC2 and DKC3, so the encoder from the SDK2 editor should work in theory. The tilemap however uses another compression scheme specific to DKC3 for which no unofficial encoder exists as far as I know. 0C:FE3D - Title Screen Tileset 2...
by Kingizor
May 24th, 2018, 8:14 am
 
Forum: ROM Hacks
Topic: Custom title and intro
Replies: 3
Views: 1488

Re: Perlin Hunter Algorithm (PH3)

I'd maybe think about making connections based on corners. Imagine you're placing some tile g: a b c d e f g h i When you're scanning for valid connections during setup, ensure that there are valid solutions for each corner based on the adjacent tiles. So if for example you have some tile d that can...
by Kingizor
May 5th, 2018, 8:01 am
 
Forum: The Delta Project
Topic: Perlin Hunter Algorithm (PH3)
Replies: 10
Views: 2610

Re: General DKC Atlas Queries and Troubleshooting

The last time registration was open for more than a mere few minutes we were inundated by a bazillion kinky Soviet spybots, or so I'm led to believe. :?

Still, it probably wouldn't hurt to press our own red fellow some more on the matter. Qyzbud
by Kingizor
March 28th, 2018, 2:16 am
 
Forum: DKC Atlas Discussion
Topic: General DKC Atlas Queries and Troubleshooting
Replies: 163
Views: 68189

Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Those Jungle Hijinx images at 5:34 seem to be a perfect match for the carefully orchestrated objet d'art we all know and love. In particular, the alignment and scaling of the background layer make it stand out as being an unmistakable Qyzbud original. So yes, that one and the other five levels proba...
by Kingizor
October 7th, 2017, 6:59 am
 
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: The Random Thoughts Topic
Replies: 3029
Views: 948998

Re: The Banana Counter

I didn't have much finesse in those days. If memory serves, I found these values by modifying every instance of 6400 in the ROM one at a time and checking the results. :oops: More experienced eyes identify the hex snippet as a code segment. ?? 60 00 - SBC #$6300 (Probably SBC) 30 24 - BMI +$24 AD 7B...
by Kingizor
September 25th, 2017, 8:23 am
 
Forum: Documentation
Topic: The Banana Counter
Replies: 5
Views: 2843

Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

I know a few people who've tried bleaching and highlights, but I've never been into that sort of thing myself. :dixie-tf:
by Kingizor
September 22nd, 2017, 5:36 am
 
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: The Random Thoughts Topic
Replies: 3029
Views: 948998

Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

No. :evil:
by Kingizor
September 21st, 2017, 11:32 pm
 
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: The Random Thoughts Topic
Replies: 3029
Views: 948998

Re: Questions for the SDK2 Editor

There should be a language option in one of the menus. Depending on your setup there might be a minor issue at the moment with permissions as explained here.
by Kingizor
August 19th, 2017, 11:24 am
 
Forum: Donkey Kong Country 2
Topic: Questions for the SDK2 Editor
Replies: 3
Views: 1626

Re: Questions for the SDK2 Editor

1. Bonus entrances and exits are numbered if I recall. For each level there is a list of destinations. Bonus Barrels have a number associated with them and will generally take you to the corresponding numbered area in the destination list; a bonus barrel marked "Bonus Barrel 1" will take y...
by Kingizor
August 19th, 2017, 4:27 am
 
Forum: Donkey Kong Country 2
Topic: Questions for the SDK2 Editor
Replies: 3
Views: 1626

Re: Soundtrack Restoration

VGMTrans claims to be the successor of RareSPC and a number of other tools, but I'm not able to run it and I'm not sure whether it'd produce substantially different than RareSPC. Stickerbush Symphony, Bad Bird Rag and Steel Drum Rhumba produced various warnings complaining about pitch either being ...
by Kingizor
May 21st, 2017, 11:53 pm
 
Forum: DKC Projects/Fanworks
Topic: Soundtrack Restoration
Replies: 111
Views: 43952

Re: SNES Homebrew Discussion

Not sure what you mean by database files. Markster was following the wikibooks tutorial or possibly the updated version on superfamicom.org . I never had much luck with tutorials beyond setting tools up at the very beginning. I've found that they tend to either gloss over important details or simply...
by Kingizor
April 28th, 2017, 5:00 am
 
Forum: Non-DKC Projects/Fanworks
Topic: SNES Homebrew Discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 2445

Re: Text

Text is stored plainly it I recall, so overwriting it with any old hex editor should do the job as long as you stay within the space limitations for each message. Anything more advanced than that would require finding a pointer table if one exists and editing it to accompany the new lengths and offs...
by Kingizor
April 21st, 2017, 2:49 am
 
Forum: Post Mortuary
Topic: Text
Replies: 2
Views: 2851

Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

It's probably a good idea for people like him to keep on topic not to alienate their fanbase. I had to stop watching a certain tech channel because the host was spending an increasing amount of time whining about how much he hates Christmas trees every damn week. YL's position is probably to avoid c...
by Kingizor
April 16th, 2017, 6:51 am
 
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: The Random Thoughts Topic
Replies: 3029
Views: 948998

Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Try to keep things civil yo. :funky: The statement "GroupA commits more crime than groupB" could be unreliable based on interpretation of the statement. It might depend on how you measure crime. Consider situations where someone commits a relatively minor crime (e.g. Keep off the grass), b...
by Kingizor
April 16th, 2017, 5:42 am
 
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: The Random Thoughts Topic
Replies: 3029
Views: 948998

Re: SNES Homebrew Discussion

Challenge:

Read controller input and change the screen to a different colour depending on the button pressed. :mario:
by Kingizor
March 28th, 2017, 4:32 am
 
Forum: Non-DKC Projects/Fanworks
Topic: SNES Homebrew Discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 2445

Re: Switching saves from ZSNESW to Snes9x

There should be a "save" directory in your ZSNES folder and a "save" directory in your Snes9x folder. You should only have to copy your save file from one to the other. It should have a ".srm" extension, so it would be called "DonkeyKongCountry2.srm" or someth...
by Kingizor
February 24th, 2017, 10:13 pm
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: Switching saves from ZSNESW to Snes9x
Replies: 4
Views: 1938

Re: Donkey Kong Country 2 - The Lost Levels [RELEASED]

Yes, looks like a bps patch inside that rar archive. Try beat or Flips to patch.
by Kingizor
January 4th, 2017, 4:32 am
 
Forum: ROM Hacks
Topic: Donkey Kong Country 2 - The Lost Levels [RELEASED]
Replies: 46
Views: 48492

Re: --Translated-- SDK2 Editor, SDK3 Editor & DKC3 Map Tool

Those files should be in the "Mapchips for DKC2" directory. Platinum should be able to find them if they are in the same folder as your exported .ppj file.

You might also want to take a look at Super Gorilla Maker 2.
by Kingizor
December 1st, 2016, 9:51 am
 
Forum: ROM Hacking
Topic: --Translated-- SDK2 Editor, SDK3 Editor & DKC3 Map Tools.
Replies: 52
Views: 34892

Re: --Translated-- SDK2 Editor, SDK3 Editor & DKC3 Map Tool

You have to specify the full filename including the extensions. Something like "waterfall.fmf", "waterfall.hdr" and "waterfall.sdk" should work. Also make sure you have file extensions visible in Windows Explorer.
by Kingizor
September 5th, 2016, 6:25 am
 
Forum: ROM Hacking
Topic: --Translated-- SDK2 Editor, SDK3 Editor & DKC3 Map Tools.
Replies: 52
Views: 34892

Re: DKC SNES Trilogy: Differences between revisions

Even if it's not functional in MAME yet, the known ROMs are still listed in the driver . pss63 = DKC + Super Tetris + Bombliss pss64 = DKC + Super Bomberman 2 The hashes for the DKC segments both seem to be the same as the common Japanese v1.1 version (3ADEF543). I think that SFC-Box thing more or l...
by Kingizor
July 13th, 2016, 9:22 am
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: DKC SNES Trilogy: Differences between revisions
Replies: 158
Views: 1002856

Re: Super Donkey Kong (JAP) Prototype cart

If there are only seven EEPROMs it seems there is one missing from the board. (7x 512KB = 3,670,016, I should have realised that earlier) :roll: The unusual ROM size might be the reason it didn't boot in emulators before. Most emulators will try to detect the mapper type by the ROM size and internal...
by Kingizor
June 25th, 2016, 7:08 am
 
Forum: Donkey Kong Country
Topic: Super Donkey Kong (JAP) Prototype cart
Replies: 13
Views: 7394

Re: Super Donkey Kong (JAP) Prototype cart

Even if the ROM is different the size should be the same. "Donkey.smc" is only 3,670,016 bytes compared to the correct size of 4,194,304 (4MB), so it seems like you're missing some data. If the ROM tries to load code or data from a high region and can't find what it needs it would almost d...
by Kingizor
June 25th, 2016, 1:14 am
 
Forum: Donkey Kong Country
Topic: Super Donkey Kong (JAP) Prototype cart
Replies: 13
Views: 7394

Re: Donkey Kong Country 2 - The Lost Levels [RELEASED]

The bps patch format requires that the file to be patched is the same as the one the patch was made for. Some patchers can ignore this rule, but it's generally not a good idea to do that unless you know what you're doing. In this case the ROM to be patched should be the clean, unheadered v1.0 USA ve...
by Kingizor
May 26th, 2016, 12:01 pm
 
Forum: ROM Hacks
Topic: Donkey Kong Country 2 - The Lost Levels [RELEASED]
Replies: 46
Views: 48492

Re: All hand slap locations

There are a few ways. The simplest would probably be viewing hidden caches directly on the map pages here by enabling the bonus overlays layer in the hud. Alternatively these can also be viewed directly with DKCRE . The latest release of DKCRE is also capable of generating json files with lists of e...
by Kingizor
May 23rd, 2016, 10:59 pm
 
Forum: Donkey Kong Country
Topic: All hand slap locations
Replies: 1
Views: 1973

Re: My 3D DKC Trilogy Game

There is a Klubba's Kiosk render in the gallery. Lots of useful things in there. :diddy-r:
by Kingizor
April 24th, 2016, 7:22 am
 
Forum: DKC Projects/Fanworks
Topic: My 3D DKC Trilogy Game
Replies: 103
Views: 43929

Re: help help

The ship deck backgrounds are a bit complicated. The game loads a default background and alters scrolling values line by line to make it look as if it's moving, so it's not really possible to convey the whole thing as a single image. The untouched image would be this pastel-y one . The custom one us...
by Kingizor
March 21st, 2016, 7:50 am
 
Forum: DKC Projects/Fanworks
Topic: DK Alterna (fan game)
Replies: 50
Views: 27262

Re: help help

by Kingizor
March 21st, 2016, 6:53 am
 
Forum: DKC Projects/Fanworks
Topic: DK Alterna (fan game)
Replies: 50
Views: 27262

Re: DKC2 Percentage Glitch

DK coins (a.k.a. Hero coins) don't actually count towards the percentage total, they're only required for the completely optional "Cranky's Video Game Heroes" ranking. Percentage breakdown: 1% for each of the 39 levels. (39%) 1% for getting all the bonuses in each level. (78%) 2% for each ...
by Kingizor
February 27th, 2016, 11:47 pm
 
Forum: DKC2 Glitches
Topic: DKC2 Percentage Glitch
Replies: 3
Views: 4159

Re: how to change the level name in sdk2 editor

For sprites there is only limited space for each level, which makes it difficult to add more. There is some extra space that theoretically could be used, but it would mean having to rewrite pointer for each level so they don't overlap. The SDK2 editor cannot do this and it would be too difficult to ...
by Kingizor
February 9th, 2016, 1:25 pm
 
Forum: ROM Hacking
Topic: how to change the level name in sdk2 editor
Replies: 6
Views: 2680

Re: how to change the level name in sdk2 editor

The editor is originally designed for the Japanese version of the game, which only has Japanese text. USA and Europe versions have multiple languages where the area names are stored together sequentially. When the editor runs out of space for the English name, it starts to overwrite the foreign name...
by Kingizor
February 8th, 2016, 5:27 pm
 
Forum: ROM Hacking
Topic: how to change the level name in sdk2 editor
Replies: 6
Views: 2680

Re: General DKC Atlas Queries and Troubleshooting

The background thing seems to be a known issue (it seems that any resource specified in CSS won't get saved along with everything else, which is rather unfortunate). Firefox for instance has had it listed as a bug since 2001, but other browsers seem to behave similarly. I'm 99% sure it worked for me...
by Kingizor
January 9th, 2016, 3:50 am
 
Forum: DKC Atlas Discussion
Topic: General DKC Atlas Queries and Troubleshooting
Replies: 163
Views: 68189

Re: General DKC Atlas Queries and Troubleshooting

Browsers are traditionally more geared towards photographs rather than pixel art and by default will attempt to resample an image when the page is zoomed in or out by any amount. The technique is good for photographic images since it help reduce blockiness or make an image appear smoother, but it's ...
by Kingizor
January 4th, 2016, 6:37 am
 
Forum: DKC Atlas Discussion
Topic: General DKC Atlas Queries and Troubleshooting
Replies: 163
Views: 68189

Re: I'm looking for DKC1 editor

An antivirus present on your system may be quarantining executables such as DKCRE, preventing it from accessing files on the filesystem and therefore preventing it from accessing the ini file it needs to function properly. If this is the case, disabling your Antivirus temporarily could make a differ...
by Kingizor
December 27th, 2015, 6:56 am
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: I'm looking for DKC1 editor
Replies: 4
Views: 3980

Re: I'm looking for DKC1 editor

Everything required for DKCRE to run should be included in the provided zip found in the release topic . The error message suggests something is wrong with at least one of the ini files you have. First thing to try would be to redownload the program and try running it again to see if you get the sam...
by Kingizor
December 27th, 2015, 5:21 am
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: I'm looking for DKC1 editor
Replies: 4
Views: 3980

Re: DKC Atlas Mapping Project — The DKC2 Countdown has begun

They're not organized very well, but here they are: DKC: Jungles , Caves , Walkway , Mines , Factory , Underwater , Temple , Snow , Crystal Caves , Mine Cart , Treetown , Bosses , Forest , Gang-Plank Galleon DKC2: Ship Deck , Ship Mast , Ship Hold , Forest , Hive 1 , Hive 2 , Fairground 1 , Fairgrou...
by Kingizor
November 10th, 2015, 3:33 pm
 
Forum: DKC Projects/Fanworks
Topic: DKC Atlas Mapping Project
Replies: 658
Views: 334435

Re: DKC Atlas Mapping Project — The DKC2 Countdown has begun

All levels of a given type are usually stored together in the same layout. The game loads a layout and then uses a coordinate system (left, right, top, bottom) to determine which tiles to belong to current level. That unused area isn't part of what the game considers to be Kreepy Krow, it just happe...
by Kingizor
November 10th, 2015, 1:37 am
 
Forum: DKC Projects/Fanworks
Topic: DKC Atlas Mapping Project
Replies: 658
Views: 334435

Re: DKC Atlas Mapping Project — The DKC2 Countdown has begun

Names are a bit harder, since you can only go by the sound. I imagine Google Translate wouldn't fare well since it would try to produce something into proper English words. ス - su コ - ko ー - emphasis on previous syllable ク - ku ス - su Actually, it turns out I had the character meaning "one"...
by Kingizor
October 23rd, 2015, 11:23 pm
 
Forum: DKC Projects/Fanworks
Topic: DKC Atlas Mapping Project
Replies: 658
Views: 334435

Re: DKC Atlas Mapping Project — The DKC2 Countdown has begun

I was under the impression that it was generally accepted that DKC2's second parrot was "Flapper" while "Quawks" was the one in DKC3, but that seems far from the case. That wiki page is a bit all over the place, only providing two somewhat questionable citations. The first is an ...
by Kingizor
October 23rd, 2015, 10:24 am
 
Forum: DKC Projects/Fanworks
Topic: DKC Atlas Mapping Project
Replies: 658
Views: 334435

Re: DKC Atlas Mapping Project — The DKC2 Countdown has begun

I believe there was some chatter around that time about how to differentiate the enhanced URLs from the normal ones. It seems like those links weren't updated, but the page can still be accessed here.
by Kingizor
October 21st, 2015, 8:49 am
 
Forum: DKC Projects/Fanworks
Topic: DKC Atlas Mapping Project
Replies: 658
Views: 334435

Re: DKC3 - Unleashed

I'm not aware of any other similar hacks that have been released for DKC3 (yet). I imagine most people wouldn't want to release an incomplete hack, and hacking an entire game is rather time consuming. Even this one didn't quite get finished for various reasons. This hack only uses basic object modif...
by Kingizor
October 20th, 2015, 4:40 am
 
Forum: ROM Hacks
Topic: DKC3 - Unleashed
Replies: 12
Views: 11201

Re: SDK2 Editor Discussion

There isn't any way to do this directly with the SDK2 editor, but it is possible to do it by hand with a hex editor. Finding the address you need to modify can be a bit tricky though. DKC3 made this stuff easy because it kept the bonus values right next to the bonus type. DKC2 seems to handle things...
by Kingizor
October 18th, 2015, 1:48 pm
 
Forum: ROM Hacking
Topic: SDK2 Editor Discussion
Replies: 18
Views: 11069

Re: Which levels can be completed in reverse?

I previously gave up at that final platform in Murky Mill. Not knowing any way to trigger it, I just stood below it feeling lost. I'm glad there's a way to get past that point after all. Trying to get past the Ellie barrel on the other hand seems too difficult for me even after a thousand or so atte...
by Kingizor
September 13th, 2015, 11:39 pm
 
Forum: Donkey Kong Country 3
Topic: Which levels can be completed in reverse?
Replies: 3
Views: 2985

Which levels can be completed in reverse?

This is something I've been wondering about DKC3 for a while, and after being inspired by the corresponding topics for DKC and DKC2 I finally decided to find out for myself. 1: o x o o o - Lake Orangatanga 2: o o o o o - Kremwood Forest 3: o o o o o - Cotton-Top Cove 4: x x x x x - Mekanos 5: x o o ...
by Kingizor
September 13th, 2015, 12:33 am
 
Forum: Donkey Kong Country 3
Topic: Which levels can be completed in reverse?
Replies: 3
Views: 2985

Re: --Translated-- SDK2 Editor, SDK3 Editor & DKC3 Map Tool

Quaraage, I tried testing your SDK2 editor builds on an up to date Windows 7 machine, but they failed to start properly. The programs complained about missing "MSVCP120D.dll", which is the debug version ( en ) of the MSVC C++ runtime library. The debug version expected is a debug build tha...
by Kingizor
September 10th, 2015, 4:46 am
 
Forum: ROM Hacking
Topic: --Translated-- SDK2 Editor, SDK3 Editor & DKC3 Map Tools.
Replies: 52
Views: 34892

Re: --Translated-- SDK2 Editor, SDK3 Editor & DKC3 Map Tool

Quaraage, I noticed your site around a year ago and tried out one of your SDK2 hacks. Back then it only went to the end of area 1, but it was full of interesting ideas and I was very impressed. It's good to have more enthusiastic people on our forum. :) I did not know there was a continuation of the...
by Kingizor
September 6th, 2015, 8:18 am
 
Forum: ROM Hacking
Topic: --Translated-- SDK2 Editor, SDK3 Editor & DKC3 Map Tools.
Replies: 52
Views: 34892

Re: Xbox 360 favorite games

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty An essay on why I wouldn't bother with New 'n' Tasty: I was rather excited for this a while back, but a number of things went wrong. It was delayed a number of times, but that's something that doesn't really bother me in general. What does bother me is that it was an...
by Kingizor
August 28th, 2015, 3:48 am
 
Forum: Gaming Discussion
Topic: Xbox 360 favorite games
Replies: 4
Views: 3172

Re: --Translated-- SDK2 Editor, SDK3 Editor & DKC3 Map Tool

Most people who have reported the USA version crashing have been trying to use a v1.1 ROM with the default rominfo file, which is meant for v.1.0. Replacing the default file with the appropriate one in the rominfo folder is usually enough to fix that. The program could crash outright if the loaded R...
by Kingizor
August 24th, 2015, 12:15 pm
 
Forum: ROM Hacking
Topic: --Translated-- SDK2 Editor, SDK3 Editor & DKC3 Map Tools.
Replies: 52
Views: 34892
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