I hadn't previously seen this thread. I really like your recolours. Going from the primitive monochrome GB colour set to the SMS really works well I think, as it brings out the detail in the original artwork in a way not previously seen. Good work.
Post by ommadawnyawn2 on Jun 5, 2021 11:00:14 GMT -5
Hey thanks, I did this one for someone's request at romhacking.net (though that was for GB to GBC so it's different in some ways). Yeah the SMS has roughly similar steps in terms of brightness and contrast to the 4 GB shades and that amount of shades per tile is fairly common so it tends to work well. NES should also work alright though you have tighter color limitations per tile there, one or more sprites can potentially combine two sprites like they did in the Mega Man games for more color.
I can give you palette files and and some tips if you want to try it yourself, you can load auto-palette replacements in paint.net and go from there with a palette pic in the other tab.
I think the resolution change works in CrossCodes favour. It's one of those games where the view is so 'zoomed out' the character looks lost on the screen. Narrowing the field of view gives her a greater presence, and would theoretically increase focus on the action at hand.
Post by ommadawnyawn2 on Oct 12, 2021 12:36:05 GMT -5
Thanks Yeah I've been considering FF Adventure, Bionic Commando, For the Frog the Bell Tolls or Wario Land. But that's work I don't quite have time for right now. I think someone is doing FtFtBT actually.
Using an approximation of GBC palette colors, 18 colors which I'm not sure if it's too many or not. It should be able to use 56 colors at once for a "from scratch" port.
Those would all be great candidates for sure and your Mystic Quest mock-up looks both great and plausible. But I suppose such hacks wouldn't be done overnight, so I more than understand that you'd shy away from such endeavours. In fact the "Frog Bell"-hack has been in development for a couple of years now (by the same person who gave us two wonderful Super Mario Land DX upgrades). I'm really looking forward to seeing it released eventually.