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Posted on 08-18-20 07:34 PM (rev. 2 of 08-18-20 07:37 PM) Link | #99391
Hey, it's been a while (and that's more than a bit of an understatement considering how inactive I've been here), but I really feel that the future of SM64DS hacking is bright (at least, definitely more than the past years before), and I'll state here as to why, and what I think about it all.

Lately, a lot of new members have joined the SM64DS hacking discord community (and by a lot I MEAN A LOT), and that's mainly because ShaneMGD's hack, Super Mario Journey Lane, was featured in F3, and got a lot of people to wanna join the community. There's been a lot of new hacks being made, like Mario's Star Quest (an SM64DS hack with bite-sized levels and stars, and a sequel that's in development), A near-final release of DK Jungle Climber 64 DS, an actually decent Galaxy DS project (that actually got to the testing phase, but the devs are currently dealing with some small problems), and SM64DS: The Adventurous Journey (I know it's my own hack but it still kinda counts lol), and some other hacks I neglected to mention.

These hacks, most of which are still in progress, show that there's been a lot more people willing to make romhacks of SM64DS the past few months, and every year more SM64DS hacks get made, and every year the community gets less obscure than it was before. (The discord server recently got up from like 600 members to almost 1000 members, and that's saying something!)

Nitro Studio 2 also got an alpha semi-release, and SM64DSe Ultimate got some nice new features too. Josh65536 (known on this forum as "mibts") also released a plugin for Blender 2.79, that adds functionality for opening and closing SM64DS's model and animation formats, and exporting models with quads and other neat stuff, this year. This has enabled Hailbot (the hacker working on Sunshine DS, to vastly optimize his models for the hack, enabling him to add much more detail.

Now, I know that this is somewhat overly hopeful without context as to the flaws and problems of the community and its projects, so I will address them too. For example, Nitro Studio 2 got a halt in its development. There have been minor dramas here and there, but nothing that took more than 3-5 days to resolve. Some hacks have been getting pretty slow progress, while others are taking less time to be developed. Pants64 recently was drafted to the military, so he has way less time to work on his amazing projects. And I have yet to add a lot of stuff to the new SM64DS wiki hosted on Miraheze, which is meant to replace the somewhat outdated SM64DS documentation on this site (no offense, I'm not too much better at this tbh lol).

In conclusion: like I said, the future's still bright, but it could be brighter. The community isn't THAT much more active, but at least has more people dedicated to hacking SM64DS that aren't seemingly dead. There's still a lot of stuff we have to do to fix our stuff, and when we do, it will eventually pay off.

Arisotura
Posted on 08-18-20 07:38 PM Link | #99392
I hope they kicked out Skelux and his minions

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The Best NSMB
Posted on 08-18-20 07:45 PM Link | #99393
Well, some of his "minions" are still there but skelux definitely isn't, I don't think he even goes into any discord servers other than his own LOL.

poudink
Posted on 08-19-20 09:07 AM Link | #99395
Skelux has completely detached himself from the rest of the romhacking community long ago.

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Arisotura
Posted on 08-23-20 05:33 PM Link | #99411
well, that's good to know.

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