Samurai Pizza Cats v1.01 patch released
Permalink -- Posted in Romhacks on July 01, 2012 at 6:50 pm | No Comments »

Thanks to Sam Delaurentis, I have been notified that the patch does not work on the "newest" version of Samurai Pizza Cats, the verified rom in GoodNES 3.14. After checking out the game and finding only minor differences (two bytes, one of which was changed by MottZilla's modifications anyway), I created a new patch based on that version of the game, which should be easier to locate. I also updated the readme to mention the CRC of the game, and added a link to the tutorial page.

As before, you can get the patch here. There really shouldn't be much differences between the older patched game and this one. But better safe than sorry.

Happy Foxhack Day! Samurai Pizza Cats released!
Permalink -- Posted in News, Romhacks on June 28, 2012 at 5:24 pm | 1 Comment »

You read right, it's my birthday and I'll release patches if I want to!

First off, the game everyone's wanted done for years, Sengoku Densyo for the SNES! ... what, you didn't want it? Well tough luck, you're getting it anyway! And oh yeah some weird game about armor using, feudal era, italian food eating robotic felines. It's done, in two flavors of awesomeness! So go on and play it RIGHT NOW!

Also of note, I'm taking this moment to announce the obvious: I'm officially retiring from romhacking. I know, I know, everyone thought I'd retired years ago. Well, not so. I couldn't do it until I finished Samurai Pizza Cats... and now that I have, I feel it's time to move on. There's other fields of entertainment I want to explore. Writing, video, audio... truth is, I like to entertain people, and I want to do it again. It's one of the things that got me into romhacking to begin with.

So an era of my internet life is officially over. I have no intention of releasing another translation patch in the future. I may still do it, there's a few things I never announced... but don't expect anything.

I've been at this for close to 13 years now. So, time to move on. It's not like I don't have enough of a backlog already...

Thank you for your patronage. *bows*

And keep an eye out for other updates. Be sure to subscribe to my site via the RSS feed at the bottom of every page. You won't regret it.

Edit: I updated the Pizza Cats' readme file slightly since a few people were surprised at the aggressive tone of some comments I made about the patching utilities. These people have been apologized to, and I added a link to the patching program to it. No offense was meant towards anyone. Guess I'm just cranky in my old age.

Edit again: I added a page explaining how to use the XDelta patching utilities to patch the game. You can see it here.

Permalink -- Posted in Romhacks on August 01, 2011 at 3:17 pm | No Comments »

Optomon was kind enough to help me out with an awesome adaptation of Samurai Pizza Cats' for the still upcoming NES translation.

And yes, it's still coming. Hell, now I have no excuse to not finish this. Go shower him with praises and stuff at his Youtube account and while you're there, listen to the other musical pieces he's created.


Know Japanese? Got some free time?
Permalink -- Posted in Romhacks on June 13, 2010 at 8:47 pm

I'm currently trying to finish up two of my oldest projects - and I need some help getting these two script files translated.

The first one is for Sengoku Densyo. This rar file (Approx 1.3k text plus eight pictures totaling 13k) contains a transcript of the intro and ending, as well as pictures of said intro and ending (in case I messed up while typing these out.) Be aware that this apparently uses some archaic Japanese so it might be a bit tricky to translate. The text has been translated by Hexafire. Woo.

The second one is Nekketsu! Street Basket ~Ganbare Dunk Heroes~. This rar file contains a script dump of the game's intro, game ending (I believe) and the credits. It should be dumped accurately. This is about 4k of text in total.

If you can help me with these scripts, I'd appreciate it. Feel free to drop me a line via the contact form and I'll get back to you ASAP.