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Gabu

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Posted on 05-10-17 12:56:33 AM Link | Quote
Basically, post almost literally any idea for a game hack you have thought of. The stupider the better, but remember to keep it tasteful guys. Also be ready for the slim possibility of someone actually taking your idea and making it an actual thing, though to be honest I'd be honored if someone used one of my dumb ideas.

But yeah, think of this as more of a fun place to just bounce around silly ideas with no real pressure of making anything.

A Breath of the Wild hack idea I had while watching an old vinesauce video: Imagine if not only all those clothes from the Sims 2 selection screen in said video were in Breath of the Wild, but someone hacked Link to have all those violent actions available to him. For the love of God, someone has to take up this challenge. We need Pimp Link running around the forest cracking the necks of moblins and suplexing the old guy.

And personally I always wanted to hack an old childhood videogame. It was this Tandy/IBM disk called Winnie the Pooh and the Hundred Acre Wood, but instead the graphics are morphed into a Lovecraftian hellscape, with Pooh and all his friends various gods and monsters. The things you need to return? Ancient artifacts. And Winnie the Pooh's theme?

ḑeep in̶ ́t̨he t͜ril̕l̛ion fat̸hom͟ ̷voi͘d̡
̶wh͢ere ̕C̨hri̶s͏top̀h̢er͠ Ro͜b̵in f̨eeds
t͡hós̴e da̴r͝k̸ s͏ou̕ll͞esś ey̶es̢ ͘b͘efor͞e̛ y͠ơu҉ die̢
a̧r̸ȩ ͟fill͠ed̴ with ͞y̢o͏ur ̴da̴mnab̴le̴ ̨de̶eds͝

Hell if I know how to get a zalgo font into an old dos game though
Rena

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Posted on 05-10-17 01:06:27 AM Link | Quote
Super Mario Bros but every time Mario hits a block it gets faster.
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Posted on 05-10-17 03:33:00 AM Link | Quote
a console that could play basically EVERYTHING
Also would be designed with a heavy focus on reverse-engineering/hacking any ROM
I'd be honored to see it realized one day, but I kind of expect all of the schematics and source codes be available to the public, even if the physical hardware were also to be sold to those who couldn't even begin to start actually making one. The idea isn't to make money, it's to have the "god-console". At the very least, the possibility for someone to make this highly expensive and totally authorized device themselves, should always be open.

key features:
1. windows-like interface/OS
2. support for any peripheral you so need/desire
3. built-in emulators/VMs for a variety of consoles, probably some pc VMs, too, like Java,Flash,Shockwave,etc
4. run multiple games at once
5. 'decompile'* games (most likely to fail in most cases)
6. hack games
7. transcompile** games (same as decompilation, unbelievably error-prone)
8. built-in game engine/SDK to develop homebrew
9. various tools that support the ripping/hacking part of emulating, ideally better so than any current emulator or specialized tool/plugin has ever accomplished
10. customization, software and hardware level
11. Unbelievably powerful hardware installed by default (kinda needs it)
12. Ideally, its emulation also needs to be flawless, or near-flawless. None of the "this game doesn;t work". It doesn't work, than whichever thing runs it will be updated till it does. No exceptions.

*
This wouldn't necessarily attempt to decompile to what the game most likely was written in, it'd use the console's default programming language
**
Naturally, this would specifically target the console's CPU and system libraries (or its own VM), so... fun! I suspect this might be a little easier than decompilation, though, since it simply needs to translate from bytecode to bytecode, rather than attempt to re-create C/C++ (just as an example) from ASM

I had this idea quite a while ago.
I'd love to do it myself, but realistically, I don't see that day ever coming. At best, I'll create a master plan and some guy way in the future can make it a reality. I just estimate somewhere from millions to billions, perhaps trillions of dollars needs invested in monetary assets, and an immeasurable amount of low-level computing knowledge. needless to say, well-beyond my grasp! (it'd probably need a fairly large team...and an active user community sharing their own developments) This is my singly most complex and most expensive theoretical 'project' I'll likely ever dream of. It's probably not the most controversial, though...XD (I'd kinda expect Nintendo and the likes to start suing left and right if someone tried it, because I won't lie... this could be a threat to their business. The intent is to play everything, and this does not exclude attempting to assimilate the latest and greatest consoles/games the second those come out)
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Posted on 05-10-17 06:29:28 AM Link | Quote
Some of the incredibly stupid things I end up doing when messing with cheat search in emulators could count as stupid hack ideas lol. Currently trying to work out the code I made once that gave you a Yoshi with the same powers as a rainbow shell.
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Posted on 05-10-17 10:01:55 AM Link | Quote
A retranslation hack that writes the entire script in iambic pentameter.
Kak

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Posted on 05-10-17 10:55:37 AM Link | Quote
Dr. Mario, except pills split in half when they land.
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Posted on 05-10-17 10:01:19 PM Link | Quote
Super Mario world, but all the levels and the whole map gets the unitinu treatment
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Posted on 05-13-17 07:39:58 PM Link | Quote
Super metroid, but the bomb timer is 15 frames longer, the charge beam requires 10frames more to build charge, red hatches take six missiles, terminal velocity is a bit slower than normal, auto closing/moving shutters are slightly faster, space jump timing is later but also more aggressive, and you also can't un-equip ice beam.
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Posted on 05-16-17 04:43:34 PM Link | Quote
Cheetamen 2 but instead the cheetamen are all Trump.

Because Cheetoman.
Zero One
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We all dream of the day we rise above
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Posted on 05-17-17 09:51:52 AM (last edited by Zero One at 05-17-17 09:52:36 AM) Link | Quote
Originally posted by Gabu
Cheetamen 2 but instead the cheetamen are all Donald Trump.

Because Cheetoman.


I mean, there's already a Mario 64 hack where the Whomp textures are replaced with Donald Trump, so you can groundpound his face. It's not that bad of an idea!
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Posted on 05-18-17 08:07:57 AM Link | Quote
Cruis'n USA GIB routine restoring!
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Posted on 05-28-17 05:50:49 PM Link | Quote
A hack of some Mario or Mega Man game (doesn't really matter what, those are just the 2 that I had the idea with) where all the levels were really easy (probably building up to some world 3 difficulty in Mario terms if I'm not mistaken) and the you get to look at the nicely decorated environments instead.
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Posted on 05-28-17 06:05:10 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by BatElite
A hack of some Mario or Mega Man game (doesn't really matter what, those are just the 2 that I had the idea with) where all the levels were really easy (probably building up to some world 3 difficulty in Mario terms if I'm not mistaken) and the you get to look at the nicely decorated environments instead.

Like this? https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2205/
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Posted on 05-28-17 08:27:02 PM Link | Quote
Replace the map in an RPG with this map of online communities from 2007:
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/online_communities.png

(Sadly tempted to do the iambic pentameter one.)
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Posted on 05-31-17 05:08:30 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by einstein95
Like this? https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2205/


I was thinking more of original levels rather than modifying the existing ones, but that'd work I suppose.



Also a new one: Action 52 where, instead of a menu, games are chosen at random
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Posted on 06-03-17 04:11:25 PM (last edited by Gabu at 06-03-17 04:14:23 PM) Link | Quote
Trash Bandicoot

I saw it.

I can never unsee it.
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Posted on 06-12-17 02:56:08 PM Link | Quote
A Pokémon game where rather than throw Zubats at you for half the game, the doomsday-clique-du-jour notice that you are wiping the floor with their operations and send people after you with pokémon ~20 levels higher than what you normally encounter at the time.

OR

A Pokémon game where at the start rather than some backwater you move into the 8th gym town, so you start off with ~lv40 mons and then do the gyms in reverse (and increasingly easier) order.

I wonder which would play worse.
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Posted on 06-29-17 01:43:16 AM Link | Quote
Donkey Kong Country but it's Donkey Country.

Literally everything is now Donkey from Shrek.

Even the sound is Donkey.
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Posted on 06-29-17 02:09:19 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Gabu
Donkey Kong Country but it's Donkey Country.

Literally everything is now Donkey from Shrek.

Even the sound is Donkey.


Why do I want to play this?
Gabu

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Posted on 07-13-17 04:58:45 PM Link | Quote
The LotR text adventure game Joel from Vinesauce played that one time, except all instances of the word "ring" is replaced with "bong"
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