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Pandora's Box / Re: Bloopers Mk. II!
« on: January 17, 2009, 02:21:23 PM »
One thing I should have learned by now, never, ever think OAM will let you do whatever the hell you want.

But, live and learn. :happy:

General Discussion / Re: Hooray failing hardware!
« on: January 16, 2009, 01:46:46 PM »
Warning: this topic has not been posted in for at least 120 days.
Unless you're sure you want to reply, please consider starting a new topic.
Bite me. I'll bump my own topic if I want to. :tongue:

You guys remember my monitor? I finally got my hands on a camera, and I can show you what it's doing.

As you can see, it's not good.


Added in some clarification.

General Discussion / RIP Ricardo Montalban
« on: January 14, 2009, 06:16:44 PM »
He is known best for two roles, one of Mr. Roarke in Fantasy Island, the other as Kahn in the first season of Star Trek, and in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn. No cause of death was announced at the time. Rest in peace.

General Discussion / Re: Gamefaqs + eternal stupidity
« on: January 14, 2009, 02:38:13 PM »
Hooray Minerva madness. Actually, for whatever reason the topic shifted to Tonberry not being rageable. I had a nice, somewhat lengthy reply ready to go, but stopped short of sending it for whatever reason.

In any event, I think ebmid2 has some strange misconceptions about this game. Measuring it solely on potential is curious enough.

Why must the FF6 boards be hoarded by trolls and morons? :sad: The SNES board has been atrocious lately...

Gaming Discussion / Re: Rockman 5 Endless
« on: January 05, 2009, 12:48:52 PM »
That wasn't there last night. :sleep: That's ok though, more to play. :happy:

General Discussion / Re: The official "Happy Birthday" thread!
« on: January 04, 2009, 01:39:49 AM »
A belated happy birthday to Edea! Hope you had a good one! :happy:

Taken straight from the post at RHDN, with my added typo fix:

FF6LE is an open source level editor for Final Fantasy IV VI built using the Lazy Shell technology developed by myself and Giangurgolo. Its very comprehensive level editor that allows users to easily edit most every aspect of the levels and should allow for some great hacks. It has many of the unique features that will be found in Lazy Shell. Feel free to ask questions.

FF3LE requires the Microsoft .Net 2.0+ Runtime Environment which is freely available for download here:

A few of the unique features include simple level data importing and exporting, level image exporting and much more, all of which will also be seen in Lazy Shell.

Here are a few pics of the editor.

The main window

Albrook Outside

Figaro Castle

Nikeah Ferry

It should be clearly noted that
   * This is just a Level Editor, not a complete game editor.
   * Final Fantasy 6 is also known as Final Fantasy 3 in North America when it was first

released, but FF6 is the more common title.
   * The MD5 checksum of the rom image used in development is:

54-43-11-E1-04-80-5E-92-60-83-AC-F2-9E-C6-64-DA but this is just for reference, it will most likely work fine with any NTSC FF6 rom. I wrote a quick utility to check this which you can download below. It also requires .Net 2.0+.
   * FF6LE is a side project that resulted during the development of Lazy Shell, so there is no help file. If you have any questions, ask for help, but try and figure it out yourself

before asking.

Release Version
Direct Link:

Source Code
Direct Link:

MD5 Hasher
Direct Link:

If need be, I can put a link up at Slick in case Acmlm's goes down.

Slick News / 2008 - The year in review
« on: December 31, 2008, 02:06:24 PM »
Today we see the closing of 2008, a year with many ups and downs.

On the rom hacking front, Pandora's Box has seen much progress, mostly in terms of new features and oddities. This includes new targeting, some varying-width font goodness, hell expanded, a different element, and coloration differences in battle. With the many new features (and more yet to be implemented), the worst thing that could happen would be to lose focus. And that we did, slightly. However, with the new year ringing in, there's still plenty of big splashes to be made, and one should be made very shortly. So, for those that have been patiently waiting on us, your patience will be rewarded.

Not related to Pandora's Box, Dragonsbrethren also released a couple new Goldeneye hacks. They can be found on his front page.

Outside of us, a Japanese hacker, Rock5easily, made 2 Megaman hacks. Well, Rockman, actually. One of Rockman 5, which now seems to be complete, called Rockman 5 Endless, and another of Rockman 3, called Rockman 3 Endless. Both were made in inspiration of Megaman 9's Endless mode. Since the hacks were updated continuously, and since Rock5easily never archived older versions of the hacks, Dragonsbrethren set up two archives for the hacks, here and here. Both are quite fun, in their own quirky ways. :happy:

2008 also saw the fall and revival of Zophar's Domain, neither of which were fully expected to happen. Things have a way of clinging on for dear life, and ZD certainly did that for many years.

Outside of "the scene" and emulation entirely, we saw many new games, including the much anticipated Super Smash Bros Brawl. 2008 also saw a new game with a retro look, Megaman 9. There was also Lost Oddysey, Infinite Undiscovery, and Metal Gear Solid 4 for games on the new front. The DS saw some highly anticipated titles, the two biggest being Final Fantasy 4 and Chrono Trigger. 2009 looks to be a good year for the DS, at least in terms of games. Titles will include many from the Dragon Quest series, which has many people smiling. If you look beyond the games, another new version of the DS will be seen, this one called the DS-i. This new version will eliminate the backwards compatibility with Gameboy Advance games (among other things). This leads me to believe that Nintendo still hasn't really "gotten it" from the stuff they pulled in the mid-90's, but I am merely one person.

Going into reality, it was an interesting year for sports. In baseball, the Tampa Bay Rays came from out of nowhere, certainly surprising the hell out of everybody they ran over. They did what only one team before them had done, go from worst record to the World Series the next year. The other team that did this was the 1991 Atlanta Braves. The Braves lost the World Series in 7 games, and the Rays lost the World Series in 5 games. With what the Braves did, they set up a foundation that would last for the next 15 years. Now, I don't see the Rays winning 14 consecutive AL East titles, but they will be contenders for many years to come.

In basketball, the Boston Celtics essentially traded away for an NBA title. It worked. Usually something that like doesn't go over well, since there's things like team chemistry, ball-hoggers, and etc that can ruin things. The Celtics got the right players, and they steamrolled everybody.

In hockey, the Red Wings returned to glory, beating the up-and-coming Pittsburgh Penguins for the Stanley Cup. That was one of the better Stanley Cup series I had seen in many years. Sidney Crosby has a solid team, and assuming injuries don't overtake them, they should be set for a while. Along with Crosby, his "rival," if you want to call him that, Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals,  look to have an excellent back-and-forth battle for many years to come. No, neither were rookies, but they've certainly announced their presence (they did that last year, actually). It's only fitting that they finally get some props from me.

And then, there's football. The New England Patriots did what nobody thought was possible, go 16-0 in the regular season. Unfortunately for them, and to the delight of many others, they lost the Super Bowl to the New York Giants. Nobody expected the Giants to win, which is kind of similar to the Patriots first Super Bowl title seven years ago against the St. Louis Rams. The Rams then, and the Patriots last year were complete offensive machines, and nobody could stop them. And just like seven years ago, they were upsets that nobody could see coming.

That, in a nutshell is 2008. Will 2009 be any bigger? Maybe, maybe not. The only thing I am certain of, it should not disappoint. :cycle:

General Discussion / Re: The official "Happy Birthday" thread!
« on: December 27, 2008, 04:49:07 PM »
A belated happy birthday to Entroper, 1 year after Leviathan Mist started the trend. :happy: Hope you had a good one.

General Discussion / Re: The official "Happy Birthday" thread!
« on: December 18, 2008, 09:52:20 PM »
And now a happy birthday to our, ummm, extravagant overseer? Imaginary emperor? Grand marshal?

* Lenophis gets shot

In any event, have a good one! :happy:

General Discussion / Woes of Internet Explorer
« on: December 13, 2008, 03:01:11 PM »
Oh, goodie. A new exploit is out and about. The gist of it, as I read at SDA (specific thread).

Quote from: rooster
There is a heavy exploit going around, being injected in big websites with many hits by hackers, that is targeting IE users and is very dangerous.

This exploit can potentially take control of the computer without requiring the user to actually click somewhere (which is the usual way to clickjack a pc). Meaning that the user only has to visit a website to get infected. Few current Virus, Backdoor and Malware scanners can spot it yet, so be warned, use a different browser until the IE has been patched (or a different browser alltogether Cheesy).

or if you like neither of these: Google Chrome

For people interested in how the exploit works:
Basically the error is the xml parser of IE. People place an (invisible) iframe on a website, that calls an illegal xml path, which crashes the xml parser and allows entrance into the stack, to run machinecode.

I hope I can save someone from SDA through this post.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Rockman 5 Endless
« on: December 11, 2008, 12:34:00 PM »
Its reign of terror has come to an end! Now, why didn't one of us think of that...? :bah:
* Lenophis started to use Rush Marine there, which should be just as good


Well, I have a theory as to why the next update took 11 days.  I fear the lasers have indeed found their way into this one. :eek:

Gaming Discussion / Re: Rockman 5 Endless
« on: December 08, 2008, 01:27:32 PM »
Well, Rockman 3 Endless hasn't been updated in forever, but Rock5easily's page now has an additional file listed under the two english sentences. I don't know what it's for.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Movies of playthrus
« on: December 07, 2008, 04:37:30 PM »
Chrono Trigger (SNES)

This is a 20-part movie, starting over from scratch. I try not to do any level building, but it's just not possible. I spend more time tech building than I do leveling, and I tech build, you'll know it. I'll either be fighting Nu, Rubble, Turret, or Side Kick. :tongue:

Approximate running time of 12 hours. Made with Zsnes v1.51

Gaming Discussion / Re: Rockman 5 Endless
« on: November 29, 2008, 06:05:06 PM »
Mediocre run for the November 28th update.

Mega win for the November 29th update.

Also, lookie at who I am fighting:

El woot! As far as I can tell, all 8 of the Doc bots appear (and they do drop life when you beat them), but they won't appear until after the first 8 are beaten. To complete a lap, it looks like you'll have to go through all 16 bots. :omg: It also looks like all of them use Needle redux, so you won't be able to tell who you are fighting until you get in there.