RELEASE Heart of Darkness

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  1. usineur0
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    Hi there,

    hode is a rewrite of the engine used in the game Heart of Darkness made by Amazing Studio. It was made by Grégory Montoir.

    I just wrote a port for Nintendo Switch (and also for PS Vita).

    NRO and install instructions can be found here: https://github.com/usineur/hode/releases/tag/0.2.0

    As usual, read carefully the release page.

    Screenshots:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Have fun,
    usineur
     
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  2. octopus

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    Never knew that the rewrite existed, thanks!
    One of my favorite games of that time period.

    Off-topic, but curious: why do you (almost?) never include makefiles for Switch?
     
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  3. alkar

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    Really nice thanks! sadly i'm not sure if it's your port that is to blame or the original hode but game speed is too fast (maybe ini can be tweaked ?) compared to the original game, and also I can't really progress after the 2nd/3rd room : the black ennemies respawn endlessly and block my way, and I don't remember such issue on the original game.

    EDIT : seems i've fixed the speed with
    # frame duration in milliseconds (original is 80ms, eg. 12.5hz)
    frame_duration=80

    and the monster bug seems fixed with difficulty set to normal... Need to test more but seems ok now.
    Great homebrew thanks! also i like how it smoothens the graphics.
     
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    Instead of a makefile, i provide a CMakeLists.txt. I know that some (a lot?) of devs hate cmake, but not me, I feel comfortable with it.

    "Infinite waves of enemies" is a known bug in the first screens of level 1. It can be bypassed for now if you go back and forward again. It's a bit annoying but it will be fixed in next releases.
     
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  5. DCG

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    Oh, god this game.
    The swimming levels still haunt my dreams after all those years (couldn't get past, I think, one of the last ones).

    Might give it a go :P
     
  6. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

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    It was released in PS1. I never knew about it but I am getting PS1 version and this ported for Switch from you. Keep up the good work!
     
  7. Ilhan

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    I thought hode project is dead and incomplete.
    Thanks. Wow. Just wow.
     
  8. dcnigma

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    Nice i know of the rewrite but never tried it, guess i gonne try it on switch :-D
    Where is my original copy
     
  9. SilentOne1994

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    I can't really seem to get Heart of Darkness working?
    I have the original game on PC..
    i placed these files..
    hode.ini
    hode.nro
    (including these files from my CD Rip)
    - hod.paf
    - setup.dat
    - *_hod.lvl
    - *_hod.sss
    - *_hod.mst

    inside Switch/hode
    and when accessing the game from the HBMenu with full ram access
    the screen goes black and back to the HBMenu or it just crashes the switch and forces me to reset.
    (running 9.0.0 Kosmos Atmosphere w/ Sigpatches)
    I've tried keeping hod.paf in its respectable folder.. aswell as setup.dat
    and then i also tried just dropping them in switch/hode however the same issue occurs..

    after that didn't work i decided to try just dragging and dropping all the contents of the CDRip inside Switch/hode
    and that just causes the same issues..
    Help? :(
     
  10. octopus

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    Works on my machine. /s
    Check if your files are ok:
    MD5 hashes
     
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  11. VatoLoco

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    This game is great, thanks for the port =)
    i did a gbatemp recommends on it like 7 years ago, lol https://gbatemp.net/threads/gbatemp-recommends-revival-040.330813/

    Tried it out on my Vita, and it loads, runs and plays, but the analog and dpad are too sensitive. Walking doesnt work very well, if the analog stick is moved all the way left or right, it stops moving, and the dpad is wonky too.
     
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  12. lincruste

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    Didn't know Grégory Montoir reversed this one. Thanks for porting it to Vita.
     
  13. sloppycrap

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    Me too. I'm going to go put in an issue on the github repo.
     
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    how to save guys? (on the switch)
     
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    VatoLoco Don't crush that dwarf, hand me the pliers.

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    Tried out the 0.2.2 build on my Vita, but it crashes when booting at the "please wait loading..." screen.
     
  18. MUDD_BR

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    Great work! Awesome nostalgia.
     
  19. Lineacero

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    Hello partners.
    Where can I download this complete game to make it work on psvita?
    thanks.
     
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