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June 19th, 2015 | Hacking, MOTHER 1, MOTHER 1+2 | 13 Comments

Chaos Rush recently posted on the Romhacking.Net forums about a color restoration patch for the MOTHER 1 side of MOTHER 1+2 on the GBA: As some of you may know, a lot of GBA games have brightened, washed out colors in order to make it easier to see on an unlit GBA. This is a patch for *Mother 1+2* for GBA that restores the colors back to what they were on NES (just the Mother 1 side of the ROM, I...Read More »

 

May 9th, 2015 | Hacking, MOTHER 1+2 | 13 Comments

About four years ago I posted about why I translated the MOTHER 1 side of MOTHER 1+2 but not the MOTHER 2 side – basically, MOTHER 2 and EarthBound have a really messy text system that would’ve taken me forever to untangle. Jeffman’s been plugging away at the problem for the past few years, though, and finally things are looking up! If you recall, I did a basic menu translation f...Read More »

 

April 30th, 2015 | Audio Stuff, EarthBound, Hacking, MOTHER 1 | 21 Comments

I shared this during the last EarthBound Central live stream, but it’s awesome enough that I want to share it here on the site too! Basically, the EarthBound Zero / MOTHER 1 remake hack for the EarthBound ROM is making significant progress, and vince94 recently did a custom version of Pollyanna for the hack, using EarthBound’s music engine. It turned out amazing: Audio clip: Adobe Flas...Read More »

 

March 2nd, 2015 | EarthBound, Hacking, Merchandise | 21 Comments

A very common question I’ve had over the last year or two – especially within the last few months – is, “I’ve found this version of EarthBound called ‘EarthBound Uncut’ on eBay. Is it an official release? What’s the deal?” It’s true – EarthBound Uncut cartridges have suddenly sprung up everywhere and in a bunch of different forms! H...Read More »

 

January 27th, 2015 | EarthBound, Fan Games, Hacking | 3 Comments

The creator of the impressive Hyperbound EarthBound hack has been working diligently on one of the biggest EarthBound hacks ever, called Unearthed. It’s a little bit different from your standard EarthBound hack, though: Unearthed is centered around a fairly simple plot – one that draws influences from Labyrinth, Cave Story, Fraggle Rock and many other sources. Through a series of unlikely ...Read More »

 

November 6th, 2014 | Hacking, MOTHER 1 | 73 Comments

DragonDePlatino has released a new ROM hack for EarthBound Zero that changes the game in many neat, interesting ways! Mother: 25th Anniversary Edition aims to make Mother much more enjoyable for both Earthbound fans and those playing it for the first time. All enemy graphics, NPC sprites and tiles are be redrawn from scratch to be more faithful to the clay models. The goofy enemies are goofier a...Read More »

 

October 2nd, 2014 | EarthBound, Events, Hacking | 3 Comments

It’s October, which means it’s time for Starmen.Net’s annual Halloween fun! This year’s event is called “EarthBound Hacktoberfest” and is brimming with spooky fun! Poe and I were asked to host the first night of the festivities, so tonight we’ll be streaming lots of randomized EarthBound hacks, having lots of fun, and having lots of laughs. I hope youR...Read More »

 

September 8th, 2014 | Hacking, MOTHER 1 | 11 Comments

A couple years ago I released a program that randomizes and jumbles up the content in EarthBound so fans can play the game in entirely new ways (see here.) People find it so much fun that now there’s a content randomizer for EarthBound Zero too, courtesy of BBGangZombie! This program can randomly change a bunch of stuff in the NES EarthBound Zero ROM. For example, it will change enemies arou...Read More »

 

May 19th, 2014 | EarthBound, Hacking, Videos | 8 Comments

One of the biggest, most high-quality hacks that’s in the works is Unearthed, and it looks like it’s going to feature an addition to the battle system – blue magic/PSI! In other games, this refers to being able to learn a spell or special technique after an enemy uses it. EarthBound had nothing like this at all, but here’s a demo of the new learning system in action: Unear...Read More »

 

February 11th, 2014 | Hacking, MOTHER 1 | 28 Comments

Andrew / Q has recently created a bunch of hacks for EarthBound Zero that update the game in several ways: Demiforce hack – The patch will turn an clean copy of the Earth Bound prototype ROM into the most recent Demiforce version (Demiforce v1.01 Hack-2). This adds the word “Zero” to the title screen, fixes a few spelling/grammar mistakes, and, if my memory is correct, it’s a...Read More »

 
 

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  • Mato: We’ve been playing the Japanese re-release on EB Central Live the past two weeks. There is no run button, don’t know about the...
  • Seifer: I second NichoMania question… If it would be possible, that would be awesome. Some very cool people were able to mod the Steam...
  • Anonymous: Does the Japanese re-release include the “run” button, extra ending, and dungeon changes?
  • NichoMania: So, is there any way to make the Mother 3 rom play these songs in this high quality? AKA fuzz free?
  • Nintendo of America: Can you explain me what’s going on with Starmen.net?
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