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Posted on 06-27-12 11:25:41 AM (last edited by Mattrizzle at 03-11-17 08:01:43 PM) Link | Quote


EDIT: Released. Download it here: DKC2- Brigand Barrage.zip (apply to an unheadered DKC2 (U) v1.0 ROM) **Updated January 1, 2013**

Since the General Project Screenshots/Videos thread is getting too saturated with my posts as of late, I decided to give my latest hack its own thread.

The info and screenshots I've posted in the aforementioned thread can be found here and here. (a description of the hack can be found in the first link)

Now, it's time for the new stuff:
Previously mentioned was the feature of saving records. Here is what the screen for those looks like:

The best times for each boss are displayed, as well as the best total time (this is not the sum of all times above it, but the end time when playing against all bosses in succession). The chosen Kongs, game play mode, and hits taken when each record was set are shown next to these. As with the results screen, new records are colored blue.

One other thing that hasn't been shown is the ability to wipe out all of the saved records. This is currently accessed by pressing the Select button at the title screen, but I may change it to a button combination instead.

Press L at this screen and... BOOM!


The records are gone!


Here is a video demonstrating a fight with a single boss, and the newly implemented Best Bouts (a.k.a. Records) screen:

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Posted on 06-29-12 11:04:46 PM (last edited by AlexAR at 06-29-12 11:05:09 PM) Link | Quote
Very nice indeed. I went ahead and replayed your DKC 1 version. Forgot how much fun it was and no doubt this version will be even better.



No way anyone could possibly beat my epic times...

Anyways. You know what would be cool. To be able to choose the bosses from a list and play them individually for practice. Yeah, not gonna happen I know.

So I gotta ask, you gonna do DKC 3?
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Posted on 06-30-12 09:51:12 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by AlexAR
To be able to choose the bosses from a list and play them individually for practice. Yeah, not gonna happen I know.
He did add that, actually. (That's what the individual boss times mean)

I love your hacks. Sure, they are simple, but they are so much to the point and with a proffesional-level polish and detail that others can only wish they had.
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Posted on 06-30-12 03:47:37 PM (last edited by AlexAR at 06-30-12 03:50:43 PM) Link | Quote
Originally posted by Reimu
Originally posted by AlexAR
To be able to choose the bosses from a list and play them individually for practice. Yeah, not gonna happen I know.
He did add that, actually. (That's what the individual boss times mean)



Well I meant in the original DKC 1 version. I see now that he did add that to the DKC 2 version. Very cool.
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Posted on 07-27-12 02:43:27 PM Link | Quote
Another video:
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Posted on 08-03-12 02:59:15 AM (last edited by Mattrizzle at 03-11-17 09:25:22 PM) Link | Quote
Yet another video:
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Also, after nearly three consecutive months of working on this (and almost a year after releasing DKC: Boss Blitz), it's finally time to release the hack!

DKC2- Brigand Barrage.zip (patch to an unheadered DKC2 (U) v1.0 ROM)
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Posted on 08-05-12 04:55:05 AM Link | Quote
I have to say this is pretty amazing. But I'm rubbish at K-Rool D:

Still takes me dozens of attempts to beat the Krockodile Kore one.

Any plans to complete the trilogy with DKC3?
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Posted on 08-05-12 04:22:08 PM (last edited by Mattrizzle at 03-11-17 08:10:19 PM) Link | Quote
To me, Krocodile Kore is easier than K. Rool Duel. After playing it several times, I memorized the pattern. For K. Rool Duel, the last attack phase always throws me for a loop, as I never know where he'll appear.

Before I can think about another sequel, I need to backport several of the features from this hack to DKC: Boss Blitz. It's hard for me to play or watch that game now without it feeling like something is missing.

Edit: Long overdue mention, but the hack was updated on August 11th. The sequence at the end of K. Rool Duel now differs depending on whether you're playing it as a single battle, or as part of the All Bosses mode. For the former, I've restored the sequence to the way it was in the original game--the awkwardly-placed victory music cue heard in the latest video is now gone.

The latter is more interesting:


The active Kong's victory music and animation start just before Donkey Kong punches K. Rool. A few moments later, Donkey Kong turns to face his companions, using sprites and animations ported from DKC1. Finally, the camera's focus returns to Dixie and/or Diddy, allowing you to see the end of the victory animation.

Download it from one of the previous links in the thread.
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Posted on 01-11-13 03:05:38 PM (last edited by Mattrizzle at 01-11-13 03:05:59 PM) Link | Quote
I recently fixed two more bugs in this hack:
  • December 2, 2012: Completing a game with 99:59.99 on the timer would freeze the game at a black screen.
  • January 1, 2013: In All Bosses mode, the new record sound would play in the results screen if a player got a game over against a boss with no record.
As usual, the download link is in the original post.
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Posted on 01-21-13 08:39:36 PM Link | Quote
I have used snesstuff to remove the header from the .smc rom of DKC2, and apply the ips patch. Zsnes won't run Brigand Barrage and gives a "bad rom" message in the bottom left corner. I've tried loading the game with and without adding a header after the patch is added. This is my first time attempting to patch a rom. Anyone wanna take a stab at what might have gone wrong?
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