Monday, October 27, 2008

NCFC Screenshots - Some Mods

So, the Nintendo Community Fangame Convention is now over, and Project AM2R won the "Best of Show" award. Thanks to all the nice people at NCFC, it was an awesome event, and I'm looking forward to the next one.

These screens were NCFC exclusive. Since the event is over, you can now take a look.



So, in other news... I was waiting for the pizza delivery today and started playing around with some tiles. It ended up being a nice 8 bit tile mod for M:C. I also renamed some of AM2R's sprites to make a Varia and Gravity suit mod.
I hope this encourages creative people to "pimp" the demo up a little more.
Download links for the three mods are on the right pane of the blog. ->

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow... This looks to be absolutely fantastic. I look foward to playing the completed version sometime in the future!

Samuraikill said...

Looks great! Keep up the good work!

Afro-Shroom said...

Wow, can't wait to try these bad boys out, great work by the way.

Anonymous said...

Dude you are GOD! keep it up your game is beating nintendo's 2-D metroid games by a land slide right now and i can't wait to play it and see all the effort put into the game in all its glory

Anonymous said...

So, is there going to be a youtube video of the alpha metroid battle?

Mark said...

wow the game looks really frackin sweet!

wayofthemetal said...

so I'm seeing all this tech on sr388 in these pics. Is there a story to go along with that. I'm guessing at something like the space pirates built it all when they got the metroids for the first game and then took them to zebes from there. http://www.ema-designs.com/Metroid.html could be a good artist to have draw a comic series to go along with your game.

Anonymous said...

Doc: Please tell me that in the second picture there is a 4 level parallax effect =)

DiegoGP08 said...

alpha metroid! fantastic!!!

Anonymous said...

These mods are cool.

Though I have one question.

I don't like playing in full screen mode so I was wondering if there's any way to make Windowed mode any bigger.

Anonymous said...

wayofthemetal,

Chozo much?

idealsoft said...

You're making a beautiful game, I wrote a preview on my blog
www.idealsoftblog.it

VeganMike said...

It's easy to make windowed mode bigger... just grab a side of the window and stretch it!

This also works for those of us with widescreen monitors, since the game tries to stretch to fit the 16:10 aspect ratio if we put it in fullscreen. Yes, DrM64, that's a request for widescreen support (even if it's just a fixed aspect ratio that puts black bars on either side) ;)

Anonymous said...

that would be awesome!! widescreen, you should do it doctor m64, nice mods by the way.

Anonymous said...

looks like a zero mission hack wish it looked or felt like metroid 2 but good work anyway

Mikolaj Holowko ( Megatronx ) said...

congrats! ^^

Anonymous said...

is there any way we could catch a video of you fighting the first metroid??

i'm not asking for a demo into the game cus that would slow you down on the main game...

i just think it would be cool to see a video of it :D

Anonymous said...

Although it might be early to say this you should make the queens stomach burn ALOT of health just to make it more difficult to utilize the bomb trick to beat the queen

Aaron said...

I read the read-me, but just want to make sure.

In order to mod the suit, I just have to recolor the sprites, right?

Also, does the game run full-screen the first time you run it?

Daniel said...

Brilliant mods doc but better still if you could make a phazon suit mod or a P.E.D suit mod.great mods though

Aaron said...

I think a good idea would be to enable modding for the actual game if you beat it on hard once or twice, if it's possible.

Anonymous said...

even tho alpha-omega metroids are probably territorial, it would be so awesome to fight more than one in a room for a hardmode thing or something

ronny14 said...

I made my own mod. WARNING! D not download my mod unless you think you know the game well!
I made for the real experienced.
http://willhostforfood.com/access.php?fileid=39165

ronny14 said...

Also Dr.M64, you should like have some sort of modding compo.

Sir_Poeta said...

Hey doctor
good pics
congratulations

The music of tech demo 1 was best than the tech demo 2
The sound to take a item (example, a missil) was very nice
Now,the sound is like Metroid Mission Zero :(

Anonymous said...

All I've got to say is! I CAAAAANNN'TTTTT WAIIIIITTTTT!!!!!

youcancontactme said...

man. when i faught ridley, she fell through the bubbles as she died, leaving all the health just out of my reach. liking the old gravity suit mod. can't wait for the real thing. funny how the metroid fan games have me anticipating more than all the genuine nintendo software

Anonymous said...

LOL, the background of the first screen, ¿isn't the background of Outer wall of Castlevania Symphony of the night? LMAO

R2 said...

The demo is awesome, can't wait to try the full game.

I have a suggestion, though. Could you put a option on the next version of the demo or in the complete game for controls like in Super Metroid? It's kinda hard to shoot missiles diagonally while moving with a keyboard, and sometimes the keyboard doesn't register 4 keys at the same time (aiming diagonally, missiles, fire and move). So instead of having to keep a button pressed to "activate" missiles, you just have to press it once to activate them and press it again to deactivate them, like in SM. All other options can remain the same, including the selection of super missiles. Hope it's not hard to do.

Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

That's a good suggestion r2 I was kinda mad that you have to hold it down.

dark silence said...

widescreen sounds really nice right now.instead of those black bars you should add the 16:9 aspect ratio which will let you view more of the game as an option in your final release.

Anonymous said...

I have a question on the third to last screen-shot... You know how there are those missle regenerators and energy regenerators in Metroid 2 return of Samus well, are they there in Another Metroid 2 Remake? It would be nice if you answered this question Dr.M64, because it has been bothering me for a while now.

Anonymous said...

The Gameboy-esque graphics add a nice feel to it. Superb work.

kenji imatake said...

I am making a cool mod that will allow the player to have the phazon suit (the one I made at MFM)and a ZM style chozo statue. Is there a way to change the beam sprites? I wanted to tint them blue... sorta like the power beam in prime 3...

DoctorM64 said...

>So, is there going to be a youtube video of the alpha metroid battle?

Yes. I'm still compiling material from different areas to show more of the game. But if you are so desperate, I can make a small trailer showing just the metroid battles.

>Please tell me that in the second picture there is a 4 level parallax effect =)

Nope. But if we can't make that BG a nice looking tech-tower of sorts, a 4 level parallax will work.

>Yes, DrM64, that's a request for widescreen support (even if it's just a fixed aspect ratio that puts black bars on either side)

The game already keeps the aspect ratio fixed. It will be stretched if you change the resolution. You can try editing config.ini, and adding a widescreen size.

>In order to mod the suit, I just have to recolor the sprites, right?

You can do whatever you want, as long as you respect the sprite sizes.

>Also Dr.M64, you should like have some sort of modding compo.

I'll think about it.

>¿isn't the background of Outer wall of Castlevania Symphony of the night? LMAO

Yes, I had no time to edit it before NCFC.

>Could you put a option on the next version of the demo or in the complete game for controls like in Super Metroid?

Yes, it won't be difficult. I'll add an option to make missiles switchable SM style.
Do any of you want an extra aim button too? or is 1 enough?

>You know how there are those missle regenerators and energy regenerators in Metroid 2 return of Samus well, are they there in Another Metroid 2 Remake?

Yes. But instead of being two separate rechargers, there's going to be just one kind that refills ammo and health. I'm still not sure of how will it look like. I guess some kind of Chozo totem or something (it has to fit into small places).

>Is there a way to change the beam sprites?

No. But if more people are willing to mod the game, I can release an update that allows more customization (beams, normal enemies, etc.).
What do you think?

kenji imatake said...

that would be awesome! well, I am willing! I should have the phazon suit up soon. just some power grip stuff that need's to be finished.

Anonymous said...

i would like to mod beams!
i am working on a recolor of samus, it's not the best, but it's my first mod so...
well, yeah, i think it's a good idea!

kenji imatake said...
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kenji imatake said...

here is an example of my mod... if anyone wants to look: http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff4/striga_of_rain/snap0000.png?t=1226455930
this modding stuff is really fun, so I decided to put a sheet of Gandrayda and maybe the other hunters in this game:
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff4/striga_of_rain/snap0001-1.png?t=1226457519

r2 said...

Yeah, I want another aim button, if it's not asking much. Having one it's good, but having two like in SM is a lot better. It's faster to crouch and aim diagonally up, for example. Also, this is almost just for nostalgia, since it's not really that useful, but could you also make Samus aim up by presing both aim buttons? :D

Anonymous said...

METROID ALPHA BATTLE WOOT!!!!!!

thanks i'm really looking forward to this.

Anonymous said...

Alpha Metroid battle ASAP, plz.

ronny14 said...

Can it be so we can mod everything?

millhouse said...

errr... just fyi, the rapidshare download link has been blocked by rapidshare, because they think this game's a pirate copy of an official retail game. your game rocks, and it's awesome that they think it might be straight from nintendo, but you should either remove the link or contact rapidshare...

the game rocks!

Anonymous said...

Cool. Luv ur mods. took all the varias and made a sheet 4 myself

GAMMA47 said...

heya just wondering will you be able to use some kind of game controller you hook up to your PC

playerman1230 said...

Congratulations to your award at NCFC 2008. Keep it up, let's have some good fun.

shnads said...

u should just put in a certain code to get suits by mods like the virtual boy advance for roms.also can u make a gdf troop mod?it would be cool.

Aran said...

Where's the supposed 3 links for the mods on the right side of the blog???