My GB to GBC hack wishlist and my thoughts on existing ones

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MojoDodo over at the Romhacking boards is working on an Alleyway DX color hack. You can download the WIP patch at the thread over there and also leave feedback:
https://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=34035.0
I tried it and it looks great already to me.

Also there *might* be a color hack in the works for Final Fantasy Adventure/Seiken Densetsu? ? The thread is about a FFA hack that aims for colorization, but maybe/hopefully there will be a color hack for the original too.
https://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=34054.0
 
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Tried it and it's really great imo, a lot of tweaks and improvements over the WIP version (which was already good.) It's truly "DX" now.
Yeah. Shame that the left and right buttons won't work on VBA-M (the original also has this issue).
 

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Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3, now for your Game Boy Color. :rofl:
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Galaga & Galaxian DX. Seeing that it gained a negative review already on RHDN, I don't think I'm going to play it. Not all colorization hacks are good, you know.
 

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Galaga & Galaxian DX. Seeing that it gained a negative review already on RHDN, I don't think I'm going to play it. Not all colorization hacks are good, you know.
Well, if you're using emulators there's really no point to playing a GBC port over the original arcade games on MAME or something. As someone who plays on an actual GBC I appreciate these DX hacks, and I don't get what that review was even complaining about.
 
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I don't get what that review was even complaining about.
After watching a gameplay of this hack on YouTube, I found out that only Galaxian was colorized. Galaga still has the Super Game Boy Colors instead.

So this colorization is basically incomplete. Now I understand why that reviewer on RHDN is not recommending it.
 

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After watching a gameplay of this hack on YouTube, I found out that only Galaxian was colorized. Galaga still has the Super Game Boy Colors instead.

So this colorization is basically incomplete. Now I understand why that reviewer on RHDN is not recommending it.
There is no such thing as "having super game boy colors" on a GBC. The colors have to be hacked in manually in GBC mode and that is what this hack does. Again, as someone who uses a GBC I appreciate the work that goes into making games colorized on a GBC, even though those who use an emulator may not even notice a difference.
 

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There is no such thing as "having super game boy colors" on a GBC. The colors have to be hacked in manually in GBC mode and that is what this hack does. Again, as someone who uses a GBC I appreciate the work that goes into making games colorized on a GBC, even though those who use an emulator may not even notice a difference.
I meant that MojoDodo only added color and detail to Galaxian, making it look like the arcade. Galaxian looks like this in the SGB game:
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Pretty weird, isn't it? And here's how Galaga is seen in the SGB game.
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It's the exact same as in the original on here, except for some palettes correlated to the text.
 

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I meant that MojoDodo only added color and detail to Galaxian, making it look like the arcade. Galaxian looks like this in the SGB game:
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Pretty weird, isn't it? And here's how Galaga is seen in the SGB game.
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It's the exact same as in the original on here, except for some palettes correlated to the text.
And here is Galaga arcade. What do you expect him to do aside from increasing the screen resolution of the GBC?

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And here is Galaga arcade. What do you expect him to do aside from increasing the screen resolution of the GBC?

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The Boss Galaga doesn't have the right coloration in the GBC version. And some of the enemies aren't colored like in the arcade.

To make it short, the Boss Galaga in the DX hack is red and white, the identical colors as when played on a Super Game Boy. And the spaceship you control could have been redrawn slightly to add some more detail, like the blue pixels on the sides. Nope, MojoDodo didn't really do much on Galaga in this hack.
 
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The Boss Galaga doesn't have the right coloration in the GBC version. And some of the enemies aren't colored like in the arcade.

To make it short, the Boss Galaga in the DX hack is red and white, the identical colors as when played on a Super Game Boy. And the spaceship you control could have been redrawn slightly to add some more detail, like the blue pixels on the sides. Nope, MojoDodo didn't really do much on Galaga in this hack.
Well, he's got a thread up here:
http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=34199.0
If you can give some details on what's off compared to the arcade he might be able to fix it.
 

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Is there an alternative way to contact him? I am permanently banned from RHDN since the end of 2019 so I cannot post nor submit anything there.
You're on your own there, I only know of him from the romhacking site.
 
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