Goldeneye X version 5e is now available

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Goldeneye X version 5e is now available

Postby Kerr Avon » 2016-12-25 @ 15:14

After nearly two years of hard work, the next version of Goldeneye X has been released. If you don't know, Goldeneye X is a project designed to bring the N64 game Goldeneye into the engine of Perfect Dark (also an N64 game), which allows Goldeneye to have the advantages of Perfect Dark's engine, such as better artificial intelligence in the enemies, weather effects, sims (bots) in multiplayer, extended multiplayer levels, and so on. Since it's a hack of an N64 game (Perfect Dark), then to play it you need either a real N64 and a flash cartridge (such as the Everdrive 64, or the 64Drive), or an N64 emulator.

At the moment, the multiplayer is almost complete, but the single player campaign is still under construction - most of the single player levels are there, but they're mostly empty of enemies or complete-able objectives.

You can download Goldeneye version 5e from:

http://krikzz.com/forum/index.php?topic=5289.0

Have fun (I will be!). And many, many thanks to the people who's enormous hard work has made this possible, it's amazing how much they have achieved, especially considering it's all done by reverse-engineering the rom itself, with no official documentation or tools at all.


Trailer video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vowyTN_PhGc (how do you show videos in the VOGON forum?)



For more information, visit:

http://www.goldeneyevault.com/viewfile.php?id=202

http://www.shootersforever.com/forums_m ... hp?p=64916
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Re: Goldeneye X version 5e is now available

Postby lightmaster » 2016-12-25 @ 22:34

Illegaly modified roms..great..




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Re: Goldeneye X version 5e is now available

Postby Kerr Avon » 2016-12-28 @ 15:44

lightmaster wrote:Illegaly modified roms..great..




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Eh? What's wrong with modifying roms? If it improves the game in some way(s) then I don't see a problem at all. Granted it might be illegal in your country, but that doesn't make it morally wrong, and some illegal things shouldn't be illegal, just like some legal things shouldn't be legal.

Modifying roms was perfectly legal in England (where I live) in the 1980s, and lots of people used to hack the games for infinite lives or other cheats, plus looking through a rom was a great way to help learn how to write working and efficient code (back then, almost every good game was written in pure machine code, as anything else was too slow on an 8-bit machine). Now it might be illegal, but only because the government puts the desires of rich companies above the rights of the paying customer. Looking through a game's code is not morally wrong in any way, and if you improve or alter the code in some way, then as long as you don't resell the game, then you're not harming the company who wrote the game, so where is the harm in altering a rom's code?

And Goldeneye X is a great modification. Granted it won't appeal to many people, since to most gamers the N64 is too old to bother with, but a few of us still love and play on the N64, and regard Goldeneye and Perfect Dark as endlessly replayable classics, and for us Goldeneye is fantasic.

And if you do regard modded roms as bad, then I assume you're against fan-made translations of popular games? If so, why?
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Re: Goldeneye X version 5e is now available

Postby lightmaster » 2016-12-28 @ 18:10

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Re: Goldeneye X version 5e is now available

Postby leileilol » 2016-12-29 @ 05:01

so strange and odd some in an aged pc enthusiast forum has no awareness about hobbyist rom binary patches, as we have observed before.....
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Re: Goldeneye X version 5e is now available

Postby Kerr Avon » 2016-12-29 @ 17:07

lightmaster wrote:"Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
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But I haven't linked (directly or indirectly) to the any roms or illegal files at all, only to a perfectly legal patch. The user has to supply the copyrighted rom himself, and then apply the legal patch to it. This technique is used by many, many different people when they hack game ones, to provide a legal and non-objectionable method of allowing other gamers to enjoy the rom hacks.

I mean, Nintendo will sue you as soon as look at you (a short while back they sent a Cease and Desist order to the author of a fan made remake of an early Metroid game, for example), but they never try to stop fan made patches or translations of their games.
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