The Maze of Galious gets its deserved revival

The Maze of Galious gets its deserved revival

van djh1697 op 25-10-2020, 08:08
Onderwerp: MSX Revival
Labels: MoG, msx2, Remake
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A MSX2 version of The Maze of Galious is underway as IPS patch format for those who want to modify their own original ROM.

A team of titans has been working for some time on an ambitious project involving one of the most iconic games of the MSX standard: The Maze of Galious.
This adaptation is not limited to taking a handful of graphics and altering them to look different, nothing is further from the truth, the game has been completely disassembled to remake it using MSX2 specific graphics routines.

Toni Gálvez is in charge of making The Maze of Galious even more attractive, using the benefits of SCREEN 5. And far from being satisfied with just touching up certain elements, he has gone further and completely redone each and every one of the elements that make up the graphic set. In this way you can appreciate a remarkable difference between the original version and this one for the second generation MSX.

Besides the change in the graphics, we are taking advantage of the fact that the game is completely shredded to add more details to both the backgrounds and sprites and also to the font, which now presents a very cool gradient. As an example of this, here we have the look that Popolon and Aphrodite, the main characters, will have in the item selection screen.
The screenshots you see in this entry are of the game in operation, not a mockup. This is how it will look on screen once it's finished.
Víctor Martínez and David Madurga are in charge of programming the game.

Source:
MSXblog by konamito

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  • The Maze of Galious gets its deserved revival
  • The Maze of Galious gets its deserved revival
  • The Maze of Galious gets its deserved revival
  • The Maze of Galious gets its deserved revival
  • The Maze of Galious gets its deserved revival

Reacties (21)

Van msd

Paragon (1405)

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25-10-2020, 09:23

Very nice

Van Turrebo

Expert (79)

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25-10-2020, 10:14

That looks amazing!
Good thing Konami isn't as tight-arsed as Nintendo, otherwise your game overhaul would be greeted with a lawsuit or two.

Van hamlet

Scribe (3269)

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25-10-2020, 10:20

A I heard, it will be released as IPS patch, so there is no worry about legal isues.

Van KdL

Paragon (1350)

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25-10-2020, 14:57

This project is great! Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

As I posted in the comments on the site (never appeared), I want to clarify that it is noticeable a little too much dithering and blending on graphics. So I'd like to ask you to keep Konami's very clean and well-defined graphic style.

For example, see how stairs are drawn in Treasure of USAS. Wink

Van ren

Paragon (1532)

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25-10-2020, 16:00

Forum thread.

@santiontanon shared a link there to an MSXBlog vid where Konamito is talking with Toni, discussing the gfx.


(ps: when sharing links, I'd suggest to try to post clean links. E.g. remove the ?fbclid=... (facebook tracking crap). I see it popping up every now & then.)

Van Randam

Paragon (1037)

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25-10-2020, 19:30

This game could become even more legendary than it already is. I hope this upgrade is already a decent amount along the way, but I will gladly wait for a polished version of one of my very favorite msx games.

Keep up the good work.

Van valkyre

Champion (462)

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26-10-2020, 08:08

An interesting project. The title is spelt wrong though!

Van gdx

Prophet (3833)

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26-10-2020, 09:28

Hats off to you, it looks nice. If the graphics were a bit more Screen5 style than Screen4, it would be perfect.

Van konamiman

Paragon (1084)

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26-10-2020, 11:21

Awesome! I always thought that MoG was a great game but it deserved more love in the graphics side, glad to see that I wasn't the only one!

While we're at it, could we also add SCC musics? Tongue

Van ToriHino

Hero (602)

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26-10-2020, 11:59

konamiman wrote:

Awesome! I always thought that MoG was a great game but it deserved more love in the graphics side, glad to see that I wasn't the only one!

While we're at it, could we also add SCC musics? Tongue

From the source:

MSXBlog wrote:

Víctor Martínez and David Madurga are in charge of programming the game. And in the musical section, the maestro José Vicente Masó ( WYZ ) is the one who is remaking the original melodies from scratch so that they sound even better with SCC.

Van tonigalvez

Champion (281)

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26-10-2020, 12:13

KdL wrote:

This project is great! Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

As I posted in the comments on the site (never appeared), I want to clarify that it is noticeable a little too much dithering and blending on graphics. So I'd like to ask you to keep Konami's very clean and well-defined graphic style.

For example, see how stairs are drawn in Treasure of USAS. Wink

Sorry, that's my style, I love to add as much detail and shading as I could, and there will be some dithering in the graphics, but not too much.

I am using 16 different colours, the colour 0 is 1 1 1 value and the colour 14 is black.

I lost many hours sortering the colours for the best Or colour combinations for the sprites. Hannibal

Van JGM

Expert (72)

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26-10-2020, 12:51

it is simple AWESOME! Big smile

Van wolf_

Ambassador_ (9826)

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26-10-2020, 12:53

Yes, in Usas black/grey/white (coins, ghosts, doglike statue etc) is on 13/14/15. In fact 15 is the most popular bonus color, so I'd have put black on there. But hey. Wink

One major aspect of the MSX 1 palette is that you always have various colors at your disposal, meaning that Konami would actually use all those colors in some way. On MSX 2 you could choose to have one big color-spread of 8 (e.g. black-brown-yellow-white) for detailed objects with soft shadows, with only a few other color left for sprites. Porting an MSX 1 game to MSX 2 will imply that the MSX 2 palette is more or less a tweaked MSX 1 palette, as the MSX 1 keeps the architecture of the palette down to what it used to be. So there's not all that much screen 5'ish stuff to add really. I think these current screenshots leave nothing else to wish for. Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

You can see an example of a big spread and a few extra colors in Magnar. A big grey spread, and then some colors for red-orange-yellow and some colors for blue/cyan.

Van Rataplan

Master (228)

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26-10-2020, 14:05

It looks great, but honestly I don't like the player likt this. It could have just the white colors, but not the grey (shadow?) colors in the lower part of it. Also for the back of the player when climbing stairs, I'd rather have that just in white. It would make the player better visible in my opinion.

Great achievement!

Van KdL

Paragon (1350)

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26-10-2020, 18:35

tonigalvez wrote:

Sorry, that's my style, I love to add as much detail and shading as I could, and there will be some dithering in the graphics, but not too much... Hannibal

Hi Toni. I didn't say it's bad, but you could also create two or more graphic styles so users can choose the graphics they prefer. As you can see we are all excited and there are certainly several people who can help on this development path. The important thing is to have fun doing it. Wink

Van timbru

Supporter (14)

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26-10-2020, 18:49

I really like it! I guess we all have our preferred style. For me this is great!

Van gdx

Prophet (3833)

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27-10-2020, 08:49

Rataplan wrote:

honestly I don't like the player likt this. It could have just the white colors, but not the grey (shadow?) colors in the lower part of it. Also for the back of the player when climbing stairs, I'd rather have that just in white.

A lighter gray would be better. The skeleton is too gray. The water is also either too green at the bottom or too blue at the top but it may look different on a real MSX.

Van Wolverine_nl

Paragon (1129)

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27-10-2020, 13:01

Very very nice....!! I applaud you guys for this, one of my favorite classics in a new jacket Smile

Van iamweasel2

Hero (650)

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31-10-2020, 18:13

It is always great when some of our most talented MSX friends get together to enhance an MSX classic. History has shown that great things result from this kind of cooperation. Smile

Looking forward to be amazed again with another MSX1 classic upgraded to MSX2. Smile

Van rolandve

Master (220)

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06-11-2020, 22:14

Somewhat like KingsValley 2. Same game, different graphics. So what would he do? The same thing as always. Perhaps some SCC+ music? It is however an appreciated endeavor.

Van bear77

Rookie (24)

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01-12-2020, 22:46

Superb! Looking forward to this patch!