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Enduro Racer Question ?
Post Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:37 pm
Fast view/hacking Enduro Racer, I found this SuperJump with double sprite pixel when you arrive upper in jump, I never seen before and I raised game a few years ago.

Does Anybody see it before?????

Effect looks nice

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:00 am
I don’t think I’ve seen it before. Early SMS had a bug that meant it might not work properly - maybe that’s why they (sort of) removed it? It should be easy to change the threshold to add it back.

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:03 pm
The hack is in its beginnings but I have already been able to unlock the SuperJump.
It is done now when you accumulate all the improvement items in the store, it was impossible in the original version.
I am focusing on the Japanese version as it is the one that actually hosts the full game and not the EU / USA which is stripped.
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:03 am
Very cool. this was one of my favorite games back in the late 80s. Would love to give your version a try when it's finished!

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:43 am
BcnAbel76, It is always good news reading about your new projects with Master System.
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:36 am
BcnAbel76 wrote
I found this SuperJump with double sprite pixel when you arrive upper in jump


I guess this isn't using hardware zoomed sprites, as it would affect every sprite on the screen. It's probably a bigger metasprite, made of more (regular) hardware sprites.

see how the bike has same resolution? Zoomed sprites are 'half' resolution since they're integer scaled 2× ...
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:41 pm
Yes sverx, it is not hardware zoomed, it is genuine sprite

Not at all people, this is new modded Main Screen, what do you think about it?????

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:14 am
BcnAbel76, love it! nice!!
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Post Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:41 am
It is awesome
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Post Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:48 am
Excellent as usual @BCNABEL76
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Post Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:35 pm
Logo more closer to Sega Arcade Cabinet or prefer original MS version?

1 or 2 or 3 image????

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:38 am
To be honest I like the the 3rd one best. But, personally I'd stick with the original Enduro Racer logo in this case, for nostalgia reasons.
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:45 am
I prefer the first One, the original SMS.
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:53 am
1st rules
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:52 pm
I concur, the first one is the most impressive to my taste.

Can't wait to see what comes of this!
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:15 pm
Progression:

- Modded Main Screen, logo option 1 ;)

- Acumulative tune up options:

( When you get to the improvement screen, the arrow lets you select only those that still remaining to buy, When you buy all improvements then unlock "NEW" SUPERJUMP )

You always be able to buy FIX (Repair) option, once per menu

- If your damage counter arrives to 99 then you loose all improvements, and need to fix your bike, damage is very important

- Edited Mid-Ending and Real-Ending, Stages 1 to 10 = Mid-Ending. Stages 11 to 20 = Real-Ending,( now Real-Ending wait press any key to boot game again )

- When you rise game with MID-Ending and challenge restarts you will get all improvements at stage 11

- Game crashes corrected when use superjump and exceed goal line

- More opponents appear, more points for you if they are advanced
Enduro Racer 10.png (1.12 KB)
Enduro Racer 10.png

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:26 pm
With all these improvements maybe the game could be renamed from Enduro Racer to Enduro Racer Deluxe
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:03 pm
This looks awesome! I think I speak for all of us "Life Riders" when I say I appreciate all the work you have put into this to share with us! Thank you.

Last, but not least, may we sincerely congratulate you on a great hack!
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:20 pm
Not at all "Life Riders" ;)

Enduro Racer is now Enduro Racer Improved Version (I.V)

Main Screen gets I.V at Enduro Racer logo, and it is added to ending.
Enduro Racer 11.png (1.47 KB)
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:31 pm
Good choice, I really love these little changes
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:34 pm
Nice work.

I was impressed when I did a ROM hack to increase the countdown timer.

Looking forward to seeing the end result.
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:24 pm
ENDURO RACER Improved Version 1.0 !!!!

BcnAbel76 wrote

- Modded Main Screen, logo option 1 ;)

- Acumulative tune up options:

( When you get to the improvement screen, the arrow lets you select only those that still remaining to buy, When you buy all improvements then unlock "NEW" SUPERJUMP )

You always be able to buy FIX (Repair) option, once per menu

- If your damage counter arrives to 99 then you loose all improvements, and need to fix your bike, damage is very important

- Edited Mid-Ending and Real-Ending, Stages 1 to 10 = Mid-Ending. Stages 11 to 20 = Real-Ending,( now Real-Ending wait press any key to boot game again )

- When you rise game with MID-Ending and challenge restarts you will get all improvements at stage 11

- Game crashes corrected when use superjump and exceed goal line

- More opponents appear, more points for you if they are advanced


Test, play and comments are wellcome, apply patch to japanese version
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:35 am
I hope to play It today.

Thank you!.
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:48 am
Thanks for the patch and your work BcnAbel, I will play soon.
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:25 pm
Very nice BcnAbel76,
Just curious why you applied it to the Japan version, the tracks are a bit different than what I remember :)
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:28 pm
I believe it is for that exact reason.
The Japanese version is the full game, other regions cut half the game and duplicated it, as I understand.
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:46 pm
I have been playing your hack for more than half and hour on real hardware.



I didn't notice anything wrong but my own skill. It was impossible to pass stage 4, it is like a swamp and it is difficult not losing speed jumping.
The shop works perfect, if you buy some upgrade, you can't buy it anymore, even you can't select it.



Thank you for your work with this hack. I would like to improve my skills with this game.
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:01 pm
Enjoy people ;)

dink:

EU/USA Version is not present "SUPERJUMP" sprites, and it is very poor compared with real version (Japanese)

BcnAbel76 wrote
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I am focusing on the Japanese version as it is the one that actually hosts the full game and not the EU / USA which is stripped.


Aranya, game is not easy if you before didn't played it

When you start without any improvement, your maximum velocity is 200Km/h, it is needed to upgrade it with ENGINE, then your velocity arrives to 263Km/h

When you arrive to a ramp, you need to push "DOWN" and "UP" before jumping and then do not loose any velocity, it is needed to upgrade with SUSPENSION, then you can do it without pressing "DOWN","UP"

You need to control you DAMAGE and FIX it all possible, and buy rest improvements to complete "SUPERJUMP"
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:52 pm
Last edited by bumtree on Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:02 am; edited 1 time in total
BcnAbel76, I had a go earlier (on a model 1 Mega Drive), and here's my report:

I had this game as a kid (the cutdown western version) and liked it, but in more recent years was surprised to find that it had a real fanbase amongst Master System users. To me it was always a simple, fairly easy, throwaway game. Nothing too special but likable.

I didn't find the full JPN version too difficult to complete either (once I learned about it as an adult), but it was obviously a more fulfilling experience, with the extra cut scenes and more challenging tracks that were cut from the version I knew.

Anyway - I think you've rebalanced the game really well. I didn't think so at first, because it felt easier thanks to the persistent bike enhancements and finding that you end up accruing a lot of credit you can't spend.

And once I unlocked the super cool SUPER JUMP and its huge bike sprite mid way through the first loop I truly thought this was going to be another walkover..but I was proved wrong :)

The extra cars & bikes in loop 2 are hazardous, and
they killed me a lot. And even though credit can only now be spent on fixing bike damage it only ever repairs a little - so I started to find challenge ramping up a fair bit, with the pressure to race / jump well and avoid environmental & vehicular damage increasing every stage..and ultimately I failed to fully finish it, running out of time near the end of the final stage having taken 99+ damage.

This is not a complaint, it's great. Your rebalance really did make the complete game feel more whole, and one that requires mastery that the original versions didn't need (for me at least).

I thought about whether there might be some other way to utilise the extra credit that basically becomes redundant once the super jump is unlocked, but couldn't come up with anything. The system in place now seems optimal as it promotes an easy quick upgrade path through loop 1 and gently raises challenge through loop 2.

You've done a wonderful job here overall. It's like a restoration patch which also gives the difficulty level more dynamic range.

Thank you!!!
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For me the game is OK
Post Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:01 pm
I enjoy a lot, superjump looks incredible.
For me just adjust the price to FIX the bike on the second sting (stages 11-20) to 30pts for FIX, if you win the game will be a few money on your pockets.
Well done, and thank you for upgrade this game.

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:22 am
BcnAbel76 wrote
Enjoy people ;)

dink:

EU/USA Version is not present "SUPERJUMP" sprites, and it is very poor compared with real version (Japanese)

BcnAbel76 wrote
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I am focusing on the Japanese version as it is the one that actually hosts the full game and not the EU / USA which is stripped.


Aranya, game is not easy if you before didn't played it

When you start without any improvement, your maximum velocity is 200Km/h, it is needed to upgrade it with ENGINE, then your velocity arrives to 263Km/h

When you arrive to a ramp, you need to push "DOWN" and "UP" before jumping and then do not loose any velocity, it is needed to upgrade with SUSPENSION, then you can do it without pressing "DOWN","UP"

You need to control you DAMAGE and FIX it all possible, and buy rest improvements to complete "SUPERJUMP"


Mmmm, thank you for your advice, I have this game, the European version, and I read the manual yesterday, but I couldnt find any clue.

I would like to try again this afternoon.

I'm loving this game.
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Post Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:16 pm
Thankyou people for your comments.

bumtree great report !
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Post Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:33 pm
Great hack! I made a gameplay video:

And the hack is now added to the hack section: https://www.smspower.org/Hacks/EnduroRacer-SMS-EnduroRacerImproved-Mod
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Post Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:02 pm
Thanks!
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