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Post Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:01 pm
freezingicekirby wrote
Update Time!

Changes in v1.5 include...

- The Flicky on the right side of the screen during the intro has been relocated.

- Some of the terrain during the intro has also been altered to accommodate the above change.

- The credits screen itself was altered to hide the characters when they walk/fly off the background.

- Credits background was widened one tile.

- The text during the credits was updated once again.

- Tails' graphics were altered slightly.


Again, thanks to Calindro for helping with some parts of this. Thanks go to Supper, too, who indirectly helped make these credits changes possible with that information he provided to me some months ago!

As per the usual, all comments and feedback are greatly appreciated! The updated patch will be attached to the first post... but for archiving's sake, I am going to upload ALL the versions here, just so they're available.

Enjoy!


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I stated before that this will probably be the final update... but I wouldn't go holding my breath on that one. Chances are, I'm going to go back and tinker with it again some day... perhaps fix up some graphics or try to change something yet again with Mr. Hex Editor, who knows.

But for now, I'm going to call this project finished at this time because, truth be told, there really isn't anything else I can nor want to do with it. Sure, there are other things I've thought about looking into, but to be honest... I think I've done more than enough to the game. Besides, this project went much farther than I ever thought possible, and to tell you the truth... I'm very satisfied with the results. Outside of some minor remaining issues here and there... I really do believe it feels like a natural Sega Master System game now.

Besides that, I think it's about time I move on from this, anyway. I don't mean that negatively, of course... but I really need to shift my focus on another project I've been trying to take on for the last six years, and I'm starting to feel like I might finally be ready to tackle it. (I guess one of the reasons I haven't done so in the past is because of a severe lack of confidence... and probably other reasons, but I imagine that's one of the bigger ones). It is a rather important project, one that might even help get me into the kind of career I'd like to see myself take on in my future... but who knows what'll happen even if I do complete it, so I'll just let fate take its course from there.

Let me just state that the project's not being abandoned or anything, but to reiterate, I am calling it finished from this point on. Anything else will just be adding sprinkles on a finished cake, in a manner of speaking. With that said, I'll still keep an eye on this topic (I will receive an email for every reply), and should any issues rise up or you guys have any questions or comments, I'll be sure to reply as soon as possible.

(And if anyone wants to continue my efforts, by all means ask me and I'll provide all the files and notes I made up to this point. I won't be selfish and keep it all to myself... if anyone can continue improving this game, then I'm certainly all for it!)

So yet again, thanks to everyone who helped me improve this patch, and I hope you enjoy! It's been fun!


If any of you mods want, free to add my patch into whichever hacks section you see fit.



One more time, BRAVISSIMO!

If it is possible as you did before, can you release the final version but with password save instead?
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:11 pm
Here you go.

Just keep in mind that, because I never intended for the Password screen to be seen, I haven't touched any of its graphics at all. As such, there's that row of garbage that used to be on the Tails' House and Credits scene, and the main menu/Tails' House menu still says Load and Save. Otherwise, all other changes in version 1.5 are present and it should work and look like the non-password version.

(Perhaps if I've got some free time later, I'll look into fixing these issues for the Password version.)
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Post Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:16 pm
freezingicekirby wrote
Here you go.

Just keep in mind that, because I never intended for the Password screen to be seen, I haven't touched any of its graphics at all. As such, there's that row of garbage that used to be on the Tails' House and Credits scene, and the main menu/Tails' House menu still says Load and Save. Otherwise, all other changes in version 1.5 are present and it should work and look like the non-password version.

(Perhaps if I've got some free time later, I'll look into fixing these issues for the Password version.)


Thanks a lot!
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:58 am
Whoops... there was an error in the file I posted. Apologies for that.

This should do the trick.
TASMSD - Password.zip (181.81 KB)
Tails Adventure - SMS Deluxe Patch 1.5 Password Edition (Fixed)

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:08 pm
Just popping in to say well done on a fantastic project.

Things like this make me happy that I'm a geek!

Thanks so much for your hard work and thanks also for sharing that hard work. :)
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:44 pm
I have tried to make a physical cartridge of this game with ichigobankai's pcbs, but it impossible.
Neither the v1.5 with save fram version than the v1.5 version with password work on my master system. The console says "System error".

EDIT: the v1.3 version works on these pcbs, with 512KB memmories
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:13 pm
It's probably just a checksum error. Check the header.
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:04 pm
Maxim wrote
It's probably just a checksum error. Check the header.


How can I do that? I mean...I use the IPS patch on my Tails Adventure EUR rom, then the 1024KB rom is created. What is the next step for doing that about the checksum?

EDIT: alright, I have seen a tutorial, and it seems the checksum is bad (but the Kega emulator opened it before, xD). I have corrected it, and I will write the memory after.

EDIT 2: YEAH!!!! It was that!!! I have now a fully functional Tails Adventure v1.5 with FRAM save!!!!


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:16 pm
Nice ;)
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:17 pm
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Nice ;)


All thanks to you. I have made my 3 final games: Tails Adventure, Sonic Triple Trouble and Sonic Blast.
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Ideas for the future
Post Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:03 am
There are some ideas I feel will greatly improve the experience and make it more accessible as well. For one, once you gain the Speed Boots, you could have it where you can run by double-tapping left or right (a la Kirby), whether you have the Speed Boots currently equipped or not. A second would be a "quick menu" access, which you could, for example, press UP plus Button 1 and 2 at the same time, and pause the game/access the menu, saving us from having to use the pause button on the console (even though that method of pausing could still be functional if you please).
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:07 pm
Tails Adventure is Great ! HUGE Thanks !

But it cant be finished on a Everdrive X3 :(

There are alot of Pause/Start Button Fixes out there for the mega drive joypad but Tails Advenure really needs one.

Please help us poor Everdrive X3 users. help
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:32 pm
For some reason, email alerts for this topic have been going to my spam box, so I didn't see the replies until now. One of these days, I really gotta stop using Outlook...

@ Tailsnic

Ahh, sorry to hear the patch gave you some trouble! I'm glad to see you were able to resolve your issue though, so that's good to hear. But now I can't help but wonder... do I need to include the modified header into the patch so this doesn't happen to anyone else? I've still got all the original files I used while working on the patch, so as long as someone points me in the right direction (regarding what to change), I can do it if it needs to be done.


@ Bluestreak

Your suggestions are nice, but I wouldn't even know where to begin to implement those things. Hell, I had a hard enough time just trying to change the location of a door on the world map with a Hex Editor (which I never would've figured out had someone not helped me), so I can't imagine I'm up to creating and inserting new code to modify how the game operates. You'll have to find someone a lot more knowledgeable (read: Smarter) than I am for that. lol

(If there's one thing I'd like to do, outside of the aforementioned modified header, it's that I want to try to figure out how I can get Supper's new Hotswap item system working in-conjunction with the GG2SMS patch. Buuuuuut... yet again, that requires the hex editor, and that stuff's usually way over my head. I do have a very lazy theory regarding how I can get it to work though, so... who knows, maybe a v1.6 could happen one day.)


@ AGES

And as much as I hate to say it, much like the above, I wouldn't even know where to begin with this sort of thing, either. All I can suggest is that you go searching around for someone who might know a thing or two about what you're asking for, and hope they can modify it into the patch for you. I know that's not the answer you were hoping for, so my apologies on that.
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:01 am
Hello freezingicekirby

With your permission I added this function, (Megadrive Pad "Start" Button hack) to your last version.

I added V1.5"b"

Tails Adventures V1.5b Deluxe

- Requires Megadrive Pad, "Start" button or "Pause" is "START"
- Fixed Checksum
- Apply patch to original ROM
- Credits go to freezingicekirby
- Megadrive Pad programming hack by BcnAbel76

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:57 am
Ahh, awesome! Thanks for taking up the task, BcnAbel76!

I'll go ahead and add your patch to the first post then, just in case anyone else out there needs it, too.
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:49 am
Thats ok Mr. Kirby.

I just thought i ask you first for it.
But thats ok.

Maybe i find a person that can do the MegaDrive Start Button Mod for Tails Adventure.

Huge Thanks for all youre hard work anyway Mr. Kirby.
Greetings
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:36 pm
Hello freezingicekirby,

I've got an idea for unify patches about Megadrive/Master System Pad in your game and more games.

Boot game or reset console with Megadrive Pad "START" button pressed if you want play with Megadrive PAD, if not then Master System Pad

If you think it is correct I'll upload final version

AGES, megadrive pad patch already done
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:40 pm
Is there a possibly way to detect the megadrive pad automatically? Of course, then you'd need a place to store 2 bits of data with the padtype for both pads.
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:47 pm
@ BcnAbel76

If you want to try doing that, then by all means go ahead.
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:29 pm
I was testing and learning, in life we always are learning ;)

Now Megadrive Pad function is better it detects automatically on game boots, if MD pad is plugged or not, then play in Megadrive or Master System Pad Mode

YEAH !!!!
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:24 pm
Dang, that's pretty awesome! Great work there!

Let me know when you've finished and I'll certainly add it to the first post.
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:57 pm
Yes, thankyou!
Now ;)

Tails Adventures 1.5c DELUXE

- Automatic Pad Selection:

Init game, booting before SEGA logo if Megadrive Pad is plugged then you hear a BEEP, it confirms you Megadrive Pad Mode is selected.
START is Megadrive "START" button.

Else Master System Pad Mode is selected.
START is "PAUSE" button

- Fixed Checksum
- Credits go to freezingicekirby
- Programming Automatic Pad Selection by BcnAbel76
- Enjoy!

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:50 pm
(Sorry, found myself a bit busy last night. Didn't meant to take so long getting to this!)

Alrighty, I went ahead and updated the first post so that it includes your patch. I put it in the zip folder I made, as well as updated the ReadMe and Change Log to give you credit for what you did.

Again, big thanks for doing all of this, BcnAbel76! I really appreciate it! :)
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Post Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:51 pm
Thats so nice from you (T_T) Thank you very much !
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Post Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:50 pm
Not at all, it is a pleasure.

freezingicekirby good job! Thanks for include me in your credits.

AGES, and many people can enjoy now this game better ;)
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