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by Jeffery Mewtamer
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Other Sonic Games
Topic: Hardest Sonic Game?
Replies: 39
Views: 4605

Re: Hardest Sonic Game?

I could fairly consistantly beat the first level of 16-bit Sonic Spinball, but I've beaten the second level only a time or two. Definitely one of those games where one wishes for a save feature or an easy stage select code(I can't remember if Spinball had one period, though if it did, I suspect it w...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Other Sonic Games
Topic: Hardest Sonic Game?
Replies: 39
Views: 4605

Re: Hardest Sonic Game?

Yeah, Sonic 1 is pretty hard. As are most of the GameGear games(Sonic Blast being a notable exception, at least until the Fifth Zone). Also, Mad Space is Rouge's last level, so it's neither Hero Story or the last in Dark Story. Sonic Adventure 2 is pretty hard to complete though(I've beaten most of ...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Chao Help and Support
Topic: Gradual Evolution at Level 99?
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: Gradual Evolution at Level 99?

The evolution sliders are independant of stat levels/grades/values/etc. However, due to the possibility of hybridization of evolutions, you'll also need to make sure the Fly<>swim slider is neutral. I forget the exact numbers, but this can be ensured by giving enough animals to max out the slider in...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Thu May 31, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Other Sonic Games
Topic: Sonic Team Racing
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: Sonic Team Racing

Sonic R had some game balance issues, but Sonic has seldom outclassed other playable characters to such an extent. In the 2-D games, Advance 3 is the only game with multiple playable characters I can think of where Sonic has a notably above average top speed, and that's mainly because they made Adva...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Tue May 22, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Chao Help and Support
Topic: Luck and Intelligence Grade Help
Replies: 22
Views: 513

Re: Luck and Intelligence Grade Help

I don't know if its been confirmed, but I believe the leading hypothesis is that stat grades are binomially distributed with a mean of C. Not to get into the math, but this means C is the most common state grade, B and D are tied for second most common, A and E are tied for Fourth most common, and S...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Sat May 12, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Chao Hacking/Editing
Topic: SA2B GC Chao Editor?
Replies: 13
Views: 396

Re: SA2B GC Chao Editor?

Plus, you might need a GBA GameShark or Action Replay for the GBA-USB cable to work, and even if the hacking device isn't needed, the software for letting a PC communicate with a GBA might not work on newer versions of Windows(and might never have gotten a OSX or Linux port). If I'm not mistaken, th...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Thu May 10, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Chao Hacking/Editing
Topic: The Playground
Replies: 35
Views: 5972

Re: The Playground

Considering that Sonic Adventure 2 was the Dreamcast's official Swan Song, Sega might have decided to scrap some network-related features simply because they didn't want to support such on a dying console.
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Thu May 10, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Chao Help and Support
Topic: Chao Breesing Confusion!
Replies: 17
Views: 473

Re: Chao Breesing Confusion!

Rings in your wallet(which are part of the main game save, not the garden save, save as soon as you buy/sell anything, but what items you have in the gardens only save upon properly exiting Chao World. If you want to reset for getting the desired outcome of a Breeding attempt, you need to exit Chao ...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Thu May 03, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: General Sonic Stuff
Topic: Controversial opinion topic
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Controversial opinion topic

I'll agree that its a bit of a shame that the 3DS only got watered down ports of console Sonics, and while the Rivals games weren't, best I can tell, as well received as the Advance Trilogy or Rush Doulogy, I wish the Vita had at least seen a Rivals 3(though I also think the Vita would've been the p...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Thu May 03, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: General Chao Chat
Topic: Here's your chance
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Here's your chance

I'm not going through the hassle of signing up to a site I have no interest in using just because of a poll that disallows guest votes, but I'm somewhat impressed by how much of a lead Chao have in the publically displayed results. I'm skeptical the results will have any real impact on the direction...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Wed May 02, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: General Sonic Stuff
Topic: Controversial opinion topic
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Controversial opinion topic

I felt Colors DS was basically Rush 3 minus playable Blaze and plus Wisp power-ups. That said, I wouldn't mind a proper follow-up to Rush Adventure that builds on the "Explore map to discover action stages" element and Brings back Blaze as a playable character. And yeah, this thread feels very simil...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Tue May 01, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Chao Help and Support
Topic: Luck and Intelligence Grade Help
Replies: 22
Views: 513

Re: Luck and Intelligence Grade Help

To nitpick Mamkute's statement about stat grade distribution, since we're talking discrete values, it is a binomial distribution, the normal distribution being the continuous counterpart, but yeah, knowing that standard grades have something other than a flat distribution does make me wonder how the...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: General Sonic Stuff
Topic: Sonic film teaser
Replies: 14
Views: 294

Re: Sonic film teaser

Also, doesn't live action plus CGI describe pretty much every modern fantasy or sci-fi movie that isn't purely CGI?
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Chao Help and Support
Topic: To anyone who doesn't know how blue, black and gold animals work,
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: To anyone who doesn't know how blue, black and gold animals work,

All animals give the same amount of experience in both Intelligence and Luck. The only thing really special about Blue, Gold, and Black animals is that they have a random effect on the run<>power and swim<>fly sliders that determine evolution.
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Chao Help and Support
Topic: My Chao is breaking logic
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: My Chao is breaking logic

Also, Blue, Black, and Gold animals have a random effect on evolution, and these random effects being enough to push a Chao out of the neutral zone is probably the most common reason a Chao fails to become a Chaos Chao. And in Mamkute's example, the Chao becoming Power is also due to Power taking pr...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Sonic Adventure
Topic: Best Shooter Character?
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: Best Shooter Character?

Now, question is, are the Dark Chao Walker's stats the same as Big in SA2DC? As for the original question, its been so long since I've played the Adventure Duology that I can't really compare Tails and Eggman, though I will agree that the slow down compared to Gamma was one thing SA2 failed to refin...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Chao Help and Support
Topic: Jewel Eggs
Replies: 14
Views: 538

Re: Jewel Eggs

Some thoughts: Does the above list of Jewel Coat IDs used for which egg is in the TCG market matched those used to encode Jewel Coat in a Chao's data? What happens if you overwrite that value to something in the range 0C-FE? Assuming it doesn't crash the game or cause glitches, it might give more in...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Chao Help and Support
Topic: Misc. questions concerning SA2B & Tiny Chao Garden
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: Misc. questions concerning SA2B & Tiny Chao Garden

I'm pretty sure store bought Jewels are homozygous non-shiny normal two-tones under their jewel coats.

As for the TCG, I don't think anyone has taken the time to fully document the graphical glitches in any version of the TCG, so I can't provide a definitive answer.
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: General Chao Chat
Topic: Chao doctor medicine on his desk?
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Chao doctor medicine on his desk?

My Japanese is kind of crap, and I can't see the image to confirm which character set it is using, but assuming it's entirely katakana, I think it worth noting that katakana is usually used for foreign words and Onomatopoeia. Chao is derived from the English rendering of the Greek word Chaos, which ...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: General Chao Chat
Topic: What is every Chao based on? Their Origin?
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: What is every Chao based on? Their Origin?

Isn't Dark/Fly/Fly based off of Reala from the Nights games? Also, its quite possible most of the evolutions weren't intended to resemble pre-existing characters, and even if they were, there's no reason the designers couldn't have taken inspiration from non-Sega properties(and in fact, a quick Goog...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: General Sonic Stuff
Topic: "To catch a shadow"- The Ultimate Life Form conspiracy
Replies: 24
Views: 653

Re: "To catch a shadow"- The Ultimate Life Form conspiracy

I always enjoy your analysis threads, Ivo, and would love a linke to this blog of yours. Also, is there anywhere I can download a complete text version of the recent fan translation of the Adventure games? And while I consider Battle the most well written game in the series and think it a shame just...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: General Sonic Stuff
Topic: Underrated Sonic Games you like?
Replies: 14
Views: 473

Re: Underrated Sonic Games you like?

^While I've never played Unleashed, I get the impression that most don't think the Werehog levels are bad so much as that most think they don't belong in a Sonic game. Same can be said for most of Sega and the devs they've outsourced too's other unpopular experiments with alternative gameplay styles...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: General Sonic Stuff
Topic: Sonic Mania
Replies: 36
Views: 3061

Re:

It's been years since I played Chaotix, but if I remember correctly, Mighty was basically a Sonic clone with wall jumping in that game. I'm half expecting Mania Mighty and Mania Ray to be little more than Sonic costumes, but perhaps whoever is implementing their moves and animations is either famili...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: General Chao Chat
Topic: Ever realize that Tails can't jump on chao?
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: Ever realize that Tails can't jump on chao?

Yeah, Mechless Tails/Eggman are pretty barebones as far as player character objects go. Not bothering to fully implement them is probably also why Tails has no time limit on flight but can't gain any additional height from it either.
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: General Chao Chat
Topic: What would you call these Chao? Please answer, important market research
Replies: 10
Views: 390

Re: What would you call these Chao? Please answer, important market research

In all fairness, in Mathematics, normal applies to all of the following things: 1. A line orthogonal to a plane(i.e. the z-axis is normal to the xy-plane) and several closely related concepts. 2. The continuous distribution whose histogram follows a bell curve. 3. An irrational number that contains ...