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VIP 5 2019 - To everyone there is a boon, and a time to every rom hack under heaven

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VIP 5 2019 - To everyone there is a boon, and a time to every rom hack under heaven

Postby This Eye o' Mine » 2 months ago

(´・ω・`)

And so it is written, that at the denouement of The Third Recital of the fourth instalment in the episodic narrative known as the Very Important Person saga, the Holy Bovine of Dubious Internet Popularity, known as 'raocow II of Quebec', was notified of the presence of deafening ventilation equipment on his prior audiovisual recordings of the fifth instalment of said series. Upon hearing this news, he presently resolved to correct this matter by promptly waiting for a clandestine shamanic circle (whose names are not recorded in history) to exorcise the demons of ancient AsSeMbly magicks that resided within this work, and reshape its foreign glyphs into a language that vaguely resembled their own.

Shortly after making his vow to perform The Second Recital of this work, raocow II died unexpectedly in what is now known as "The Second Real-Life Core Tragedy of 2018", and it would be his successor (raocow III) to fulfill the task, one whole solar cycle after it was first proposed. Thus began the event which would mark the end of the Third Golden Era of VIP in the reign of the House of raocow. A period of similar prosperity would not be seen again until the advent of the Fourth Golden Era of VIP[REDACTED]

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So anyway, this hack is pretty cool I think. It was released in 2011, which was a good three years after the previous entry. Quite a long time considering the previous entries were all released within about a year from each other. This also means that on raocow's previous playthrough of the hack shortly after it came out, he had already developed the LP philosophy of not using savestates every couple of seconds. In contrast to the replays of the previous entries, this playthrough is therefore not so much for the purpose of doing a 'proper' run; I think he just wants to play the hack again more than anything.

In terms of overall design VIP 5 is mostly what you would expect from an entry in the VIP series, especially 3 and 4. This one stands apart from those in terms of custom ASM though. At this point in the series you'd expect stuff like a fully custom final boss and maybe some stage gimmicks, but this one has quite a bit more than that. Though ASM density tends to be a bit weighted towards the end-game, one notable feature you can see throughout the entire hack is the overworld, which has custom-coded graphics that make much more thorough use of the SNES' capabilities in terms of colour depth and the like.

But where there's nearly-ten-year-old custom ASM there are going to be emulation shenanigans. On top of that, updates to the original hack introduced further issues including fatal crashes that happened regardless of the emulator, on certain levels. I'll bring these up and try to explain them as they become relevant, but the version raocow is playing, while being based on the latest version officially released (v1.05), has had all of these issues fixed (save for a couple minor things), and it has been tested to work on Snes9x, BSNES, and even real hardware. As usual, it's also been fully translated into English.

You can find this version of the hack in this thread of ours.

Episode list:
VIP5 2019 - 1 - not totally like aware of it
VIP5 2019 - 2 - remove the top end and the bottom end
VIP5 2019 - 3 - blubblubblubblubblubblub
VIP5 2019 - 4 - i just replaced one of my things
VIP5 2019 - 5 - i kinda could a, could-a, couldacouldadcoulda
VIP5 2019 - 6 - especially where you have hair
VIP5 2019 - 7 - now you're dead, saturday is over my friend
VIP5 2019 - 8 - since it's dead it's gonna dry up
VIP5 2019 - 9 - that bee does not want to give me the time of day
VIP5 2019 - 10 - i got all my two ghost buddies
VIP5 2019 - 11 - i go back to the pipe
VIP5 2019 - 12 - or at least self-defense against the spinies
VIP5 2019 - 13 - is there a floor or somethin'
VIP5 2019 - 14 - well, regardless I suppose I'm still kinda mystified
VIP5 2019 - 15 - and... wait a second
VIP5 2019 - 16 - lacking here is blue wow
VIP5 2019 - 17 - that luxury
VIP5 2019 - 18 - the secret exit has to do with that p-switch
VIP5 2019 - 19 - exit back from the door i came from
VIP5 2019 - 20 - ah no, why did i jump there D:
VIP5 2019 - 21 - the bullet generator was always a big deal
VIP5 2019 - 22 - instantaneous of all deaths
VIP5 2019 - 23 - *boing*
VIP5 2019 - 24 - the things
VIP5 2019 - 25 - that would not surprise me
VIP5 2019 - 26 - thank you, thank you, thank-
VIP5 2019 - 27 - momemtum goin'
VIP5 2019 - 28 - the, the, the-the...
VIP5 2019 - 29 - you do with what you have
VIP5 2019 - 30 - oh man insidious
VIP5 2019 - 31 - AHHH!!
VIP5 2019 - 32 - kinda glad
VIP5 2019 - 33 - sacrifices for fashion
VIP5 2019 - 34 - until you get to that one spot of time
VIP5 2019 - 35 - *death sound*
VIP5 2019 - 36 - dangerous vip coin there lady
VIP5 2019 - 37 - there's one red coin there
VIP5 2019 - 38 - *blip* *blip* non *blip*
VIP5 2019 - 39 - this is how you reference a past thing
VIP5 2019 - 40 - hey let's use something
VIP5 2019 - 41 - ahhh man
VIP5 2019 - 42 - FINAL - the cause of it is tanasinn
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Postby Super Maks 64 » 2 months ago

Now that's what I call a start to an lp thread.

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Postby Sebby19 » 2 months ago

I thought DKC2 was next.

The only VIP I see in COMING UP NEXT was #6
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Postby This Eye o' Mine » 2 months ago

Sebby19 wrote: I thought DKC2 was next.

The only VIP I see in COMING UP NEXT was #6
That is exactly the reaction I was going for, thank you.

Remember when he said at the end of the JUMP 1/2 LP that there's an invisible list of things to play as they get released?
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Postby Ashan » 2 months ago

I forgot most of what happened in vip5 so I'm ready to see it again!
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Postby KobaBeach » 2 months ago

julius is a good boss and i will die on this hill
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Postby Arctangent » 2 months ago

KobaBeach wrote: julius is a good boss and i will die on this hill
fortunately the hill's covered in swords so you won't have to wait for starvation to set in to start your haunting

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Postby KobaBeach » 2 months ago

its covered in rotating mode 7 ff2 swords

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Postby Cyril » 2 months ago

god i've been around long enough to remember the original vip 5 LP

...which is to say, i don't think i need to see it again, woops. was looking forward to DKC2 as well but ohwell another 2 months i guess :lol:
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Postby SAJewers » 2 months ago

When I first found raocow and started watching him, it was near the end of VIP5, so this'l be interesting to me.

It wasn't until S-Mario though that I started watching daily. Re-do when? /s
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Postby Cyril » 2 months ago

SAJewers wrote: When I first found raocow and started watching him, it was near the end of VIP5, so this'l be interesting to me.

It wasn't until S-Mario though that I started watching daily. Re-do when? /s
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Re: VIP 5 (pre-show) - Like company to a lonely, forgotten friend

Postby HatKid » 2 months ago

Wow, raocow's VIp5 LP was 8 years ago? Geez, time sure flies. In any event, I'm excited for this!
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Postby This Eye o' Mine » 2 months ago

Thing about the whole "VIP has always had sprite replacements": the first VIP in particular was written in such a way that always seemed to assume the characters were vanilla Mario & friends, so there's reason to believe that the sprite replacement version was added later.

I'm gonna call the LP title gimmick here:
Things said in the 2011 LP:
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welcome back eye :3
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Postby strongbadman » 2 months ago

3 levels in and I already miss Jump and Jumphalf saving your dragon coins. That should be industry standard now if they're gonna be tied to unlocks

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This Eye o' Mine wrote: I'm gonna call the LP title gimmick here:
Things said in the 2011 LP:

And possibly what's being said at the 5:00 mark? With it being the 5th Vip and all

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Postby Ryrir » 2 months ago

strongbadman wrote: 3 levels in and I already miss Jump and Jumphalf saving your dragon coins. That should be industry standard now if they're gonna be tied to unlocks
Dragon coins don‘t actually unlock anything in the VIP series (unless they‘re unlocking something inside a specific level, like a secret exit). I suppose the indicator on the overworld is just there for bragging rights.

That being said, I believe VIP 5 is actually one of the most reasonable entries of the series in terms of getting all the coins, at least I can‘t think of any level off the top of my head that really required me to grind it for more than a couple of minutes. Nothing like the Dream Castle in VIP 4 at the very least!

I‘m really looking forward to this redo, despite being 8 years old at this point the hack still holds up in my opinion.
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Postby Veruchai » 2 months ago

8 years and I can pretty much complete the info textboxes from memory..
I must have rewatched it semi-recently or something cause I normally suck at remembering stuff.
Wonder how our collective memory will affect this lp; differing from a blind one.

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Postby KobaBeach » 2 months ago

Ashan wrote:
This Eye o' Mine wrote: I'm gonna call the LP title gimmick here:
Things said in the 2011 LP:

And possibly what's being said at the 5:00 mark? With it being the 5th Vip and all

wasnt this the hyper 6 gimmick

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Postby Super Maks 64 » 2 months ago

KobaBeach wrote:

wasnt this the hyper 6 gimmick

Hyper Mari World 6 had no gimmick


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Postby Piesonscreations » 2 months ago

VIP 5 was the first raocow LP i ever watched, so this is going to be an interesting experience!
Also, i cannot hear the words "It's been" without being tempted to follow them up with "ONE WEEK SINCE YOU LOOKED AT ME" which is honestly a problem because it's a fairly common thing to say.
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Postby Isrieri » 2 months ago

Whoa wait a sec. How old is the VIP series? I thought it was more recent than that. The furthest entry in the line is 9 years ago?

I really love that title screen. I've also forgotten everything about this.

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