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Maloney

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Zelda 1 Resource Pack
« on: July 31, 2019, 11:01:40 am »
Hey y'all, I'm new to the forums, just letting you know that CopperKatana and I are working on a Zelda 1 resource pack!

VISUALS:
The pack uses the original sprites from Zelda 1, many of which ripped directly from the ROM. The pack also contains sprites for several things not found in the original Zelda, including enemies, items, and tiles found in later Zelda games, including but not limited to Lizalfos, Cuccos, Pieces of Heart, Ocarinas, the Master Sword, and countless others. All of these sprites are in the glorious original 8 colours (plus white and black), made with the aesthetic of the original items, seamlessly blended in.
This is a sample of some of the items, many of which unchanged, many changed. (This isn't all of the items.)


AUDIO:
The pack includes all the original sound effects found in Zelda 1, with a few additions for new items. More importantly is the music, which contains the NES version of all the original tracks in high quality, as well as many additional pieces composed by myself, most of which being arrangements of familiar tunes from later Zelda games like Breath of the Wild, Ocarina of Time, and Wind Waker. All of these pieces are rendered in the highly precise and lovely NEScaline synthesizer, providing a seamless integration with the original tracks. Each of these tracks would be fully playable by the NES (although a few may require imagining a sound expansion chip).
Here's a sample of a track adapted from Breath of the Wild, Silent Princess.
https://soundcloud.com/breandan-maloney/silent-princess/s-y3frm

GAMEPLAY:
The pack will contain a mix of old and new gameplay mechanics. New items mean new ways to play. We're planning on making something of a mix between Zelda 1 and more modern Solarus gameplay, taking the new abilities granted to Link and giving them an old-fashioned 8-colour coat of paint. Also, see what Link looks like without a shield permanently affixed to his right arm!


If you have experience with programming and can help us write scripts for the items, enemies, and heroes, we'd greatly appreciate the help. If you'd like to contribute original art, scripts, or music, feel free to post them below as well!
« Last Edit: July 31, 2019, 11:05:07 am by Maloney »

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Re: Zelda 1 Resource Pack
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2019, 07:00:32 pm »
The custom music arrangements are clearly a highlight! But everything in this resource pack will be great, I'm sure.
Do you have a link to where we can see your work, and contribute?

Maloney

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Re: Zelda 1 Resource Pack
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2019, 11:04:18 pm »
On the Solarus discord I'm regularly posting updates as I go, and from there you can help contribute as well!

The custom music arrangements are clearly a highlight! But everything in this resource pack will be great, I'm sure.
Do you have a link to where we can see your work, and contribute?

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Re: Zelda 1 Resource Pack
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2019, 03:41:13 am »
@CopperKatana and @Maloney -- Sent you both a message. Looks like a good start so far!
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