Return of Gecko Grabber

I know that content I put on this site has a tendency to vanish unexpectedly, but hopefully this time it sticks. Gecko Grabber (my CPS1 graphics editor) has been given a bit of an update, and is once again available for download here on RHSF. It’s overall the same experience as before, but I added some keyboard shortcuts at the request of someone on our Discord. PageUp and PageDown keys can be used to jump forward and backward in the graphics viewer, Home and End now skip to the start and end of the ROM in the graphics viewer, and the square bracket keys can be used to cycle the palette backward and forward. More tools will be added here in the near future, along with Final Fight Unlicensed Hack.

Console Modding

I’m not even going to sugar coat things. I have lost interest in ROMhacking recently. This is temporary, and usually occurs once or twice a year for a few months. I wouldn’t have started this site if not for my eternal love of ROM Hacks. I dont want this place to go to waste, however. It seems like my cohorts are content with simply posting updates on our discord chat. This is perfectly fine by me, BTW.

There will, in the coming days, be a section dedicated to various console mods that I end up doing. Ive already taken photos and simply need to write up an article on what to do now.

I may be, no, I AM humanities leading authority on NES console repair, having performed over six (6) repairs on NES consoles over the last 10 years. Henceforth the first review WILL be related to NES repair. Get ready for this new and exciting frontier that has never been seen before on the internet. It will be the best.

Techmoon’s Deadpool for NES

Let me preface this by saying I’ve been making ROM Hacks for 10 years and have played tons of them. Both intentionally bad hacks, as well as stuff that does some incredible things. With that said, I have recently been beta testing Deadpool, a Ninja Gaiden hack by Techmoon. It’s a total conversion and there are instances where if someone told me that this was an official Marvel sanctioned Deadpool game, I would believe it.

These guys have taken Ninja Gaiden, a game that I dont even really like, and made it into something that’s a borderline masterpiece. There are very few things wrong with Deadpool, considering the game it’s built upon. Ninja Gaiden would often set you up to fail with things like infinitely respawning enemies, poorly placed weapon pickups, bad enemy placement, and just generally piss you off if you played it long enough.

None of that is in Deadpool. Ninja Gaiden’s unfair aspects have been replaced with genuine challenge and as a result, I love this game.

I’m not going to spoil anything right now. The element of surprise makes the hack that much better. There are things in here that you will not see coming. Like i said, this a total conversion. Going into it expecting to play Ninja Gaiden with a Deadpool skin will not do you any favors. This is as different from Ninja Gaiden as Doom is from Chex Quest. They might run on the same engine, but they’re totally different. At least, as much as it can be. Cutscenes still are very Ninja Gaiden like, but only in terms of the animations.

I’ll be giving a more comprehensive write up on this gem after it releases. I don’t know when itll be out, but when it does come out, you need to play this game. Even if you’re not a fan of Deadpool or Marvel comics, (which the devs most certainly are) this is just a great hack in general. The amount of love that went into this thing is unreal, and deserves accolade.

Famicom Disk System Translations are Here

The Famicom Disk System might just be the best console add-on ever created. Load your RAM adaptor up with these translations and enjoy games like The Legend of Zelda and Castlevania the way they were meant to be played.

Download them here

RHSF Banner Contest

We need banners! Do my job for me and see your work grace the top of this glorious website. All you gotta do is head to our discord, go to our art channel, and post whatever you have. In order for us to consider you entry, it must be the same resolution as the current one, and it must feature our logo. You can download our default banner as well to use as a template.

Don’t forget to check out those Game Gear Translations too. Because that’s the happening console right now, right?

Game Gear Translations Added

Break out those batteries, because we have every single Game Gear English Translation Patch ever made in one convienent download ready to go. This pack includes the recently released Madou Monagatari II translation, as well as the first one. See how Puyo Puyo got it start in English!

Status Update

So, as of right now, things are kinda slow. Reason being, we’re lazy scumbags; but that’s okay. I know it took 6 months for this trash heap to get off the ground in any meaningful way and I believe it deserves an actual explanation. Consider this post a sort of dive into what I am thinking in regards to RHSF and how I plan to tackle this thing. There are 2 main things you should know about me that have and will certainly continue to be my main priorities.

1) I am a family man.

I have a wife and two daughters and they come first. I know at least one other member of our staff is also a father. Naturally, they must come first in all endeavors and only after everything is in good shape, (which it usually is) can I dedicate time to this. In fact, as I was typing that last second, my youngest daughter woke up and started crying, so i took the time to comfort her before finishing.

2) I work 6 days a week 8-10 hours a day right now

So there another thing that makes this hard. I’m not going to go in depth, but it won’t last forever. I am covering for a lack of staffing and since my position isn’t easy to fill, I might be stuck doing it for awhile. Some of you noticed I was gone from the Discord channel for most of April. That’s primarily why. Some of you reading this might think I’m being over worked, and personally i disagree. The extra money from all the overtime has been wondeful and i’ll be using it to pay to have some parts of my house remodeled. Crunch time isn’t bad when you love your work and are motivated to do it.

Those don’t even pertain to RHSF, you say. Trust me, I know that

You might ask why, with all this going on, would I even consider continuing this endevor? Why not just quit rom hacking, stop with the website stuff while I am ahead, and just move on with what is obviously a very busy and fufilling life as it is?

Well, again. Because crunching isn’t bad if your motivated and love your work. You gotta do what you feel is right, and to me, this is right. I’ll go into the how and why a bit later.

Just know that ROM Hacking is incredibly important to me, and that I want to ensure as many ROM Hackers as possible have a place to come and post their work in the event that they have a problem with the way other communities are run.

When I disappear for a few weeks, I am not gone. I will return when i have ensured the most important matters are attended to. This is one of my hobbies. This is one of the things I love.

Thanks for everything, folks.

I genuinely mean that. If you’re here, you’re probably already a member of the Discord Channel. That’s good. I’m finally implementing changes around here, and I’m sorry that it didn’t happen sooner. The mission statement of RHSF is still relatively the same, but for now, the Forum is no more. It was a total failure and most discussion is done in our Discord channel anyhow.

The great thing though , was those long form articles that you fine people would write regarding whatever it is you’re doing at the time. Keep that up, and keep writing it, because as of right now, you’ll have a permanent place to post any and all of that. Right here, as a full blown article on this very website for everyone to see. Other than that, right now I’m just building as I go. Give me a day or two to figure everything out, and I’ll post back here. Until then, keep on hacking.