Donkey Kong Country 4: The Kongs Return

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Donkey Kong Country 4: The Kongs Return

Postby leo_core » October 16th, 2011, 5:46 am

Hello everyone!

Donkey Kong Country 4: The Kongs Return is a remake that mixes elements and characters of the three games released for Super Nintendo, and some new elements and stages. They are the four playable characters: Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong.

LATEST DEMO:
DKC4 The Kongs Return - Setup.exe (130.12 MB) ← updated beta link added by Qyzbud
Note: please uninstall the previous demo before installing this one.

Vídeo beta promo:


Actual video demo


Previous playable demo:
LINK RE-ADDED BY Simion32 (leo_core, please do not remove this until your NEXT demo):
DOWNLOAD THE LATEST BETA DEMO HERE


Project Blog:
http://dkc4.blogspot.com/

Videos previews on channels:
http://www.youtube.com/user/leocore333
http://www.youtube.com/user/hiperkalango
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby hiperkalango » October 16th, 2011, 5:50 am

Hello everyone
My name is Fernando, I live in Brazil
In the middle of this year I started my project DKC4
Take a look and see the likes
I want this engine out almost perfect, for the same as the original did not have
I'm doing as much as possible to make it like the original

"I'm sorry for my english"

Help and ideas are welcome.
The staff of the community has several examples and I'm interested.
have fun
See Ya!

Previous 'first post' (above this one)
Spoiler!
The little time I started my project DKC4.
And I did not know that Community.
Do you have many good ideas ...
Wish the best of you were part of my game
Here's a demonstration:
Initial idea
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfeXTDEyUzY
Game Progress
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGTHHZFOBrk
Anyone interested: leave a message
I am Brazilian, excuse me for poor English!

Enjoy
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Re: Donkey Kong Country fan-game ideas

Postby Simion32 » October 16th, 2011, 7:59 am

Moderator's Tip: Don't add color and/or bold/italics to your entire text. It's hard for others to read.
Moderator's Tip: Don't put email addresses into posts, your email will more than likely get picked up by spam harvester bots.

Multimedia Fusion Developer 2? You spent 200+ dollars like I did, huh? :shock:

That said I only have the non-developer edition of the program, so any developer-only things I won't be able to examine if you were to post any project files here.

How do you expect people to edit levels, since the project file can only be edited with a 200 dollar program? Or is this going to be a standalone fan game?

A demo release would be nice! :)
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby hiperkalango » October 17th, 2011, 1:57 am

Hello
I have the CD MMF2
The game was made in it.
I can have the engine but for those who are willing to help
And you know enough about MMF2
The staff of the Community has very good ideas.
What do you think of putting it in practice
;)
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby Simion32 » October 17th, 2011, 3:53 pm

I'd say go ahead with it, but I probably won't be able to help as I have my own massive DKC projects to deal with already (DKC Resource Editor, DKC Level Builder, etc).
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby Markster » November 9th, 2011, 2:56 am

It looks great, it looks just like DKC, the characters act normally, the physics looks perfect, and the graphics, just plane awesome, I can't wait to play it, in fact, why don't you release a beta version soon.
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby Joshy » November 9th, 2011, 8:35 am

Hey congrats on the engine progression you've really nailed down some great functionality in it.

Keep at it, I'd love to see a beta release as already mentioned above me.
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby Kimi Kong » November 10th, 2011, 3:57 am

It's got potential. Good job. Sadly i couldnt read what was said. Anyway you could translate?
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby hiperkalango » November 14th, 2011, 1:36 am

Of course!
In the video I said:
As I promised, here's the latest version of DKC4
This time I added the other 3 characters in the series.
With each of its Attack and Ability
Do not missed anything (I think)
also add the engine waterways.
I hope you enjoy;)

In the begin the Beta i said:
This game is not licensed for Nintendo
Donkey Kong and all Characters are Trademarks for Lintendo Co.
All Rights Reserved

Thank you Guys!
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby hiperkalango » November 14th, 2011, 5:49 am

New Version v0.6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqpFq40b7CE
Another version of you guys see.
This time deployed the system of ropes and Gun Barrels
Ahh, and also the barrel collection system, but is not finished.
A lack decent engine for the barrels and making the moves for the other three characters.
I was anxious to shew what is already done.
I hope you enjoy.
Image
^^
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby Kimi Kong » November 16th, 2011, 4:36 am

Still looking great. Keep it up.
by the way, i like how all thier colors changed in the end. i was like "Whaaaaaaat? oh yes!" XD
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby hiperkalango » November 29th, 2011, 1:41 am

NEW VERSION!!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z09u-d_AnkE
Another version of My DKC4.
The first beta version that shows the game in action.
It has three phases and Trial Shows Gameplay of 4 characters.
Also showing all the items and resources that have already created the Game
I hope you enjoy.
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Please comment! ;)
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby Phyreburnz » November 29th, 2011, 1:52 am

It's looking really good so far!
Are you planning on putting animal buddies in it, too? I've been working on trying to put all of the Kongs on all of the animal buddies, if you need any help with that.
Also, what about baddies? I didn't see any!
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby hiperkalango » November 29th, 2011, 2:35 am

This is only a preview of what I already programmed
My intention is to place all animals Buddyes
Kremillins recolored, Mix Stages and more
I'm going slowly
I Need those DK sprites in horizontal rope
if anyone can help me I thank
Thanks for your support
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby Phyreburnz » November 29th, 2011, 2:56 am

You're more than welcome to use those sprites I made for the horizontal rope. Is there a special format you'd like them in?
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby Ninni973 » December 3rd, 2011, 12:28 pm

Hello, hiperkalango. I have watched your videos before. Looking good so far! I recommend putting a Bramble Blast stage in your next video of the beta. I would love it.
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby VideoViking » December 7th, 2011, 4:41 pm

Please be advised that your antivirus scanner may pick up Hiperkalango's program as a virus or malicious application. Should the unfortunate arise, you will be required to include an exclusion/exception to your antivirus program's blacklist before you can play it.

Most likely, the program contains scripts related to keylogging. Bitdefender Internet Security 2012 tracked it down and deleted it, too.
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby Simion32 » December 7th, 2011, 4:46 pm

Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 did not report any viruses, but did report PDM.Keylogger behavior (sadly, Delta Game Engine is actually known to have this false positive too).

As a programmer I can tell you that from a game programming standpoint, some keylogging behavior in general is perfectly normal - just be sure the program isn't doing other bad things. ;)
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby hiperkalango » December 7th, 2011, 5:49 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPfyxfNOous
This is the first release of DKC4
This is a preview of what's to come
There are still many bugs and I intend to fix most of them.
I hope you enjoy.
http://www.4shared.com/file/Z25wrvPf/Do ... ta_07.html
Release v0.7
- 4 playable characters
- Available all abilities
- Collectables (DK, Bananas, Coins, KONG Letters, Balloons,)
- System of ropes,Barrels and water added
- System Checkpoint an lives added
- 3 Stages playable (Factory, Ice, Lakeside)
- Original Song

Future Additions
- System Partner
- All Animals Buddyes
- kremlins
- Complete stage

Enjoy
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Site: http://dkc4.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @DKC_4
Orkut Comunity: http://www.orkut.com.br/Main#Community?cmm=44480144

Thank you for Playing
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby Markster » December 9th, 2011, 2:47 am

I played the beta, and it rocks, fan-gaming for life!
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby Ninni973 » December 12th, 2011, 3:38 am

Hiperkalango, is the beta virus-free? I'm too scared to download it because VideoViking said someone's antivirus scanner may think your program has a virus. Look at VideoViking's post on this topic.

Also, your program is getting more awesome. Keep it up!
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby hiperkalango » December 12th, 2011, 1:59 pm

There is no virus in my program.
Stay calm.
You can download without fear ...
^ ^
Review and tell me what you think
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby aperson98 » December 12th, 2011, 2:58 pm

Well I tried this out and I love it, keep up the good work. :D
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby Ninni973 » December 13th, 2011, 12:47 pm

Well, I downloaded it, but I can't open the .rar! Please help!
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby Simion32 » December 13th, 2011, 2:43 pm

http://www.7-zip.org/
It's free and also can unpack RAR's.
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby Markster » December 19th, 2011, 2:06 am

How is the progress going for Kremlings and Animal Buddies so far?
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Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby hiperkalango » December 19th, 2011, 5:42 am

have not even started ....
I'm working on it
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby Lanky Kong » December 23rd, 2011, 6:46 am

You should add Map Screens so it will look a lot, A LOT more of DKC!

and reorganizating the Levels on Difficulty and Type of Stage (Example: World 1: Jungle, World 2: Undergrounds, World 3: Water, etc.)
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby Phyreburnz » January 3rd, 2012, 6:45 am

Were you able to use those sprites of DK on the horizontal rope?
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby Markster » January 6th, 2012, 3:34 am

I got a few questions for you.

1. Would you conciser changing the resolution to 320x240?
2. You made some enemys, when will animal buddies come.
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby leo_core » January 7th, 2012, 9:48 pm

Hello everyone!
I'm working on this project with HiperKalango and would like to show a small preview of what we are doing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5hL3yAsxPQ

The system for switch partners
One of the custom stages
One of the custom Boss

http://dkc4.blogspot.com/
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby The Banana Bird » January 8th, 2012, 1:57 am

Welcome leo core, that boss looks AWESOME!!! Does he happen to be the first boss? Anyways I like the new archytype whats it called?
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby VideoViking » January 8th, 2012, 4:43 am

The second archetype DKC4 featured was taken from Capcom's Super Ghouls N' Ghost.
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby Ninni973 » January 8th, 2012, 7:16 am

I like the new archetype. And the custom boss is... KARNI KONG!!! :lol:

Keep up the good work!
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby The Banana Bird » January 8th, 2012, 11:29 am

Karni Kong looks hella freakin awesome! I saw him and I had to keep repeating the clip of him XD
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby leo_core » January 8th, 2012, 8:19 pm

The Banana Bird wrote:Welcome leo core, that boss looks AWESOME!!! Does he happen to be the first boss? Anyways I like the new archytype whats it called?


Thank you!
Well, this boss has no name and their movements are not yet completed, it is only a preview.

VideoViking wrote:The second archetype DKC4 featured was taken from Capcom's Super Ghouls N' Ghost.


You did!

Ninni973 wrote:I like the new archetype. And the custom boss is... KARNI KONG!!! :lol:

Keep up the good work!


"KARNI KONG!" roflmao, like it!
This boss I got from the arcade game "E-Swat", Here a picture of him:
Image

The Banana Bird wrote:Karni Kong looks hella freakin awesome! I saw him and I had to keep repeating the clip of him XD


lol, thanks for watching!

Sorry, forgot to give credit's to Phyreburnz for use DK on the horizontal rope (I should have asked permission to use the author :oops: ), but in the next preview will give the credits.
Stay tuned for more news and thanks to all!
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby The Banana Bird » January 9th, 2012, 12:41 am

Ouch, I took the name Karni Kong to seriously XD It does seem like a fitting name for him though.
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby leo_core » January 10th, 2012, 5:02 am

The Banana Bird wrote:Ouch, I took the name Karni Kong to seriously XD It does seem like a fitting name for him though.


I'll think about it, thank you for the suggestion.

Help!
I need the level maps from DKC3 but can not find anywhere, anyone know where I can find???

Edit:
I found here!

Egg
http://dkc-atlas.com/maps/dkc3/1-4

Terrain from this map:
http://dkc-atlas.com/maps/dkc3/layers/terrain/1-4.png

Edit2:
Oh... Only have until 2-2 Level
Does anyone know where I could find more?
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby VideoViking » January 10th, 2012, 7:17 am

Because the game's decompressor has yet to be decrypted, DKC3 data is unavailable for ripping. I am ripping the maps out myself using the SDK3 Editor, Adobe Photoshop and the Windows Prt Scrn key. It's been a long, arduous and tedious journey, but so far, the mapping has gone smoothly. I had to deal with some side effects in part to the SDK3 Editor using a decryption method that hasn't been thoroughly analyzed. On the plus side, level mapping is easier as the program only uses a default palette scheme for each level archetype.
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby Kingizor » January 10th, 2012, 12:12 pm

All the individual tile maps that the SDK3 editor uses are bundled with it and each level is loaded from them, unlike the SDK2 editor which loads them from rom.

Presumably one could play with the color balance and other features of Photoshop in order to get something that looks a bit better, but it would be difficult to get something 100% correct.

There is however, a much easier way of doing ripping the maps. If you use the map compression tools for DKC3, and load an archetype in Platinum, there is an option to save the entire map as a bitmap. All you'd have to do is crop the individual levels.
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby leo_core » January 11th, 2012, 4:49 am

Thanks for the information was very helpful.

kingizor wrote:There is however, a much easier way of doing ripping the maps. If you use the map compression tools for DKC3, and load an archetype in Platinum, there is an option to save the entire map as a bitmap. All you'd have to do is crop the individual levels.


Well, I'll try to do this. Thanks again!
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby leo_core » January 12th, 2012, 8:59 pm

A small preview showing the switch system between all partners.
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Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vetd3KwnRrw

Diddy and Kiddy switch video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QALbS9htPdQ
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby Tonberry2000 » January 13th, 2012, 9:02 am

I honestly don't care for the Dixie/Diddy swaps. If the original DK/Diddy swap was fine, why not theirs too? :P
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Re: Donkey Kong Country 4!!! begin ;)

Postby Ninni973 » January 13th, 2012, 10:05 am

The snow level looks awesome! It's one of my favorite archetypes in DKC! The team tags look awesome too.
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