Conversation Between Zakariya and Vendily
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  1. Vendily
    October 8th, 2015 1:28 PM
    Vendily
    Its's going good. Life's gotten busier now though.
  2. Zakariya
    October 7th, 2015 2:35 PM
    Zakariya
    How's it going right now?
  3. Zakariya
    August 30th, 2015 2:12 PM
    Zakariya
    One thing I'll point out about Sonic 3, and the expanded game Sonic 3 & Knuckles is that there's more to these games than the other early titles from beyond the surface. You can find that with the debug mode alone, but once you go glitch hunting...you'll practically find a whole other world within the games.

    For starters, Sonic 3 has a glitch on its sound test/level select screen that causes the levels to do some utterly weird stuff when loaded, and it affects the general behavior of the levels altogether (for example, the water in the first level is misplaced). That's just the tip of the iceberg though, since there's all kinds of epic stuff you can do.
  4. Vendily
    August 30th, 2015 2:04 PM
    Vendily
    I'll try these out when I get the chance, Jade Shadow.
  5. Zakariya
    August 30th, 2015 1:58 PM
    Zakariya
    It is worth learning, I will admit.

    I'd recommend the first five Sonic games (Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic CD, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, and Sonic & Knuckles), as I believe you may greatly enjoy them. One thing I recommend that you do after playing Sonic 2 is play a ROM hack that has Hidden Palace Zone restored, and then play Sonic 3 & Knuckles after you finish Sonic & Knuckles.
  6. Vendily
    August 30th, 2015 1:46 PM
    Vendily
    Well, I'm not going to let difficulty stop me ;)
    And, admittedly, I haven't. Do you have any recommendations? I'm willing to try them.
  7. Zakariya
    August 30th, 2015 1:40 PM
    Zakariya
    It's not something that's easy to learn, in all honesty.

    Have you played the early Sonic the Hedgehog games?
  8. Vendily
    August 30th, 2015 1:20 PM
    Vendily
    I'm actually in the process of learning assembly so I can apply it to Pokemon hacks.
    It's going slowly though :P
  9. Zakariya
    August 30th, 2015 1:17 PM
    Zakariya
    You can indeed hex edit just about any game, although keep in mind that it's a bit more tricky and you need to know the thing's innermost mechanics to do so.

    For example, it's possible to edit the music in Sega Genesis games if you're aware of SMPS's hex language, and the meanings of each of it's values. Get rid of the ROM's checksum, locate where the song is, and you'll be able to add superficial changes to the track to your heart's content.

    Although, I will say that editing the songs in assembly format allows you to have more creative liberties over it.
  10. Vendily
    August 30th, 2015 1:05 PM
    Vendily
    That's the best part about taking stuff apart. You learn so much about the inner workings.
    I didn't even know that you could hex edit games until 2 weeks ago.
  11. Zakariya
    August 30th, 2015 12:59 PM
    Zakariya
    I too have been ROM hacking, although I first started my biggest project in 2012.

    That project happens to be Blaze the Cat in Sonic 2, and so far progress has been rather sluggish due to the lack of support, and numerous schedule conflicts. But I've had fun with it, and I've learned things about Sonic the Hedgehog 2 that I never would have known even with cheat codes.
  12. Vendily
    August 30th, 2015 12:56 PM
    Vendily
    Sure. I know HTML, Javascript and CSS, and recently started messing around with rom hacking tools.
    What about you?
  13. Zakariya
    August 30th, 2015 12:48 PM
    Zakariya
    Shall we share our interests, hobbies, and overall attributes with each other?
  14. Vendily
    August 30th, 2015 12:46 PM
    Vendily
    That might explain it. I'm a pichu there.
  15. Zakariya
    August 30th, 2015 12:44 PM
    Zakariya
    Ah...I visit TvTropes, but didn't actually join it yet. :P