Star Force Smooth Scroll Enhanced

Star Force Smooth Scroll Enhanced

par gdx on 16-01-2022, 21:38
Sujet: Software
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Kaizou Kaikai made two patches to enhance Star Force.

The first patch creates the Star Force EX version. It adds options at functions Keys and modifies an enemy bullet to be more visible. You can download it at following link.
https://ux.getuploader.com/hack_slash/download/140

The second creates a version with smooth Scroll.
https://ux.getuploader.com/hack_slash/download/143

Related links:
Video by Toughkid
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Commentaires (23)

Par steswart

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16-01-2022, 22:42

Please add a FM or SCC soundtrack? :-)

Par TheKid

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17-01-2022, 08:23

haha, would be nice Smile

Par gdx

Enlighted (5714)

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17-01-2022, 09:51

Both patches create an unconventionally sized ROM. Normally these ROMs should have a size of 64Kb but it's not the case because emulators ignore that a ROM under 128KB can having a Mapper for the auto-detection. ROMs are also trimmed not to reach 128KB (why?). Patches are not applicable at the same time.

About Star Force EX version, press ESC then a function key to display one of the described menus below.

  • Press F1 to display the color editing menu for enemy bullets
  • Press F2 to display the background color editing menu
  • You can save the settings on tape by pressing F4
  • You can read the saved settings by pressing F5

Notes:

  • Use the cursor UP or DOWN key to select the target, and change the color by pressing LEFT or RIGHT.
  • You can quit the menu with the ESC key
  • Saving / Reading starts immediately by pressing F4 / F5. So please prepare the tape before pressing these keys and be careful not to press the wrong key

Toughkid made a comparison video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Els74pB-BkI

Par syn

Prophet (2098)

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17-01-2022, 18:03

very nice improvement

Par Bengalack

Hero (611)

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17-01-2022, 18:17

Most places refer to MSX, but it is obviously MSX2. Just saying Smile

Par st1mpy

Paladin (883)

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17-01-2022, 22:51

This looks so good. Imagine it was released like this in the 80s and msx2 was out earlier closer date to famicom... but I think famicom still would have won cos of price.
I want more games patched with smooth scroll.

Par Gig71

Expert (77)

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18-01-2022, 00:24

Yes, like parodiuos the missing one of the nemesis saga!

Par Metalion

Paragon (1566)

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18-01-2022, 09:19

Bengalack wrote:

Most places refer to MSX, but it is obviously MSX2. Just saying Smile

You are right. I was asking myself the same question.

Par PingPong

Prophet (3922)

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18-01-2022, 23:37

what is the screen mode used ? screen 2 or 4? did he used sprite mode 2?

Par Manuel

Ascended (18961)

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19-01-2022, 08:52

I guess he just used the adjust register (and perhaps the reg 23 for vertical) to make the scrolling, nothing else changed. But I haven't checked.

Par piroyan

Guardian (156)

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19-01-2022, 17:38

On a different note, the same author has released the following interesting patch.

A patch for modifying Super Laydock for single player
The player 2 fighter works like the Nemesis option.

YouTube Playlist:
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMJw_uDf2QtrUnv0JTo_aEKti...

Patch File:
https://ux.getuploader.com/hack_slash/download/132

A patch to add visual scenes to the MSX version of The Fantasm Soldier Varis
Add a demo scene between stages, which was omitted in the MSX version. This is only available in Japanese.

YouTube Playlist:
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMJw_uDf2Qtoi-D4NlZuvUsJj...

Patch File:
https://ux.getuploader.com/hack_slash/download/125

Par gdx

Enlighted (5714)

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20-01-2022, 01:51

About Super Laydock, the author says we have to use the ROM with the SHA1=5ACBA91C0B390C0E41FE407B87CCDB45155ECF47.
I can't find a matching ROM. Is this a mistake?

Par piroyan

Guardian (156)

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20-01-2022, 08:18

Ooh...I don't have Super Laydock, so I only shared the YouTube info and didn't actually try it.
The ROM version specification is tricky.
It‘s a pity that it cannot be applied to different versions…

Par piroyan

Guardian (156)

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20-01-2022, 10:57

Two new patches are available.

https://twitter.com/kaikaikaizou/status/1483484787759190016

  • I made it possible to change the palette since it is MSX2.
  • Save as SRAM
  • Turned off the key click sound.
  • Added support for turbo mode.
  • Added FC style title.

Patch: https://ux.getuploader.com/hack_slash/download/148

https://twitter.com/kaikaikaizou/status/1484095431705792514

  • I couldn't bear the thought of losing the original MSX title screen, so I added NES-style and arcade-style title screens for random display.

Patch: https://ux.getuploader.com/hack_slash/download/150

Par JohnHassink

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20-01-2022, 12:34

piroyan wrote:

On a different note, the same author has released the following interesting patch.

A patch for modifying Super Laydock for single player
The player 2 fighter works like the Nemesis option.

YouTube Playlist:
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMJw_uDf2QtrUnv0JTo_aEKti...

Patch File:
https://ux.getuploader.com/hack_slash/download/132

A patch to add visual scenes to the MSX version of The Fantasm Soldier Varis
Add a demo scene between stages, which was omitted in the MSX version. This is only available in Japanese.

YouTube Playlist:
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMJw_uDf2Qtoi-D4NlZuvUsJj...

Patch File:
https://ux.getuploader.com/hack_slash/download/125

Totally AMAZING :o ♥

Par Randam

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20-01-2022, 21:22

These are some amazing patches! And especially Valis 1 demo scenes? That means that it a major missing element is added to the game. So perhaps I haven't translated the PC88 demos for nothing Wink This is more than I would have expected.

Par Takamichi

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22-01-2022, 16:29

Indeed the Valis demo patch deserves a separate news headline.

Par piroyan

Guardian (156)

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23-01-2022, 04:32

gdx wrote:

About Super Laydock, the author says we have to use the ROM with the SHA1=5ACBA91C0B390C0E41FE407B87CCDB45155ECF47.
I can't find a matching ROM. Is this a mistake?

@gdx
Regarding the ROM version of Super Laydock, it seems that the ROM to which the patch was applied was wrong.
https://twitter.com/kaikaikaizou/status/1484694090919051264

Please try this patch:
https://ux.getuploader.com/hack_slash/download/151

Par gdx

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23-01-2022, 08:16

The fact that he got the wrong ROM does not change the resulting ROM because I get the same ROM as before.
I prefer without continuous firing. Is there a way to avoid this?

Another unrelated thing that has always bothered me in Laydock and Super Laydock. We must always indicate the name of the second player even if we are playing alone.

Par janghang

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24-01-2022, 06:57

Wow, this is amazing!!!! @piroyan, you are great really! I look forward to other amazing patches in the future. Do you have any other plan for the other interesting patches?

Par piroyan

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24-01-2022, 11:06

@janghang, no, sir. These patches are Kaizou Kaikai's work, not mine.
The patch hasn't been released yet, but he's been experimenting with it further.

https://twitter.com/kaikaikaizou/status/1484532014829080576

Quote:

As a test, I also adjusted the enemies to scroll left and right. It feels good to have dynamic movement, but is it okay for enemies to come from outside?

Par piroyan

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26-01-2022, 18:17

New patch v0.3 is available! By Kaizou Kaikai.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CikRSGaOBbE

Quote:

I've tried to make it so that people won't say, "Your Star Force is kind of rickety, isn't it?" anymore. Unfortunately, it's for MSX2 and later, since I used set adjust, etc.

ips patch v0.3: https://ux.getuploader.com/hack_slash/download/157

  • Added a setting that allows aerial objects to be affected by left/right scrolling.
  • Added a setting to make enemies appear slightly closer to the center (x*7/8+16).
  • Config menu is now hierarchical.
  • Changed to be able to go to the config from the title screen.
  • Added MEGAFORCE style and SC-3000 style to the title screen.
  • Fixed so that palette changes are not reflected on the title screen.
  • Reduced weight.

Par gdx

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27-01-2022, 09:00

Kaizou Kaikai has been very active lately. He also updated the patch for Valis.
So I give a link that leads to all patches for those who want to follow his work. There are not only patches for MSX.

https://ux.getuploader.com/hack_slash/