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1  Golden Sun Hacking Community / News & Announcements / Important announcement regarding forum malware attack on: March 21, 2017, 12:17:47 AM
Hey everyone, I've got some bad news and some good news.

The bad news: It's just been discovered that was infected with malware around the end of February in 2016.

The good news: There is no indication so far that the attacker was trying to target user data, or impact normal site visitors in any way.

I'm still sifting through everything to determine the damage, but fortunately what I've analyzed so far indicates that the attacker was just using our server as a proxy.  What that means is that they were masking their IP address as our server's to access other sites.  I haven't found anything yet that would indicate regular users of the site would have been impacted by the malware, but I will keep you updated if I discover anything that indicates otherwise.

21 Mar Update

I've found code that could have been used to redirect traffic coming in specifically from the search providers Google, Yahoo, MSN, AOL, and Bing, or replace all of the links on the site with different links for traffic coming from those same search providers.  It appears to have never been configured properly though, and would not have been functioning.  So far this is the only code I've found that could have impacted normal users, but again it would have required additional set up that was not performed, and would not have been functioning.

Although there are still no indications that user data was targeted, I'm continuing my analysis of all of the site's files to make sure, and will keep you informed.  I have no estimate for when I'll get the site up and running again, making sure everything is clean is my main priority right now.
2  The Community / Tech, Gaming and Entertainment / Zelda: Majora's Mask 3DS on: November 10, 2014, 04:56:58 AM
So... Everyone following the Zelda series probably already saw this coming for a while now, but it's official as of the 5th of November.

Having never beaten Majora's Mask (I didn't get the expansion pack for the N64), I'm pretty excited about it.  Although Eiji Aonuma's comments that it's "not going to be just another remake," and him saying "We’ve spent a lot of time making sure the gameplay experience is smoother than in the original version without taking away from this unique world. I hope those that haven’t played the original game, and those of you that played it but gave up mid-way through will take this opportunity to give the new version a try." make me want to play the original game first so I can see what's different.  I wonder how much they plan on changing to make the game more accessible to people that didn't like the original version.  Some of them were turned off from the downsides of being forced to replay the same three days over and over again, but the way time flows and events unfold because of it are a major part of the original game.

Also, intentional or not, the Ben drowned creepypasta famed statue seen in the video still creeps me out, surely Nintendo is aware of it.  "You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you?" I can already see the nightmares.
3  Golden Sun Hacking Community / News & Announcements / GSHC changing management on: May 24, 2014, 11:17:26 PM
Hello everyone still here at Golden Sun Hacking Community.

I'm amazed that there are still so many active members here, I'm glad to see the small community I founded almost six years ago is still going strong despite all of the hardships it has faced.  I have a ton of very fond memories of working with the members here at unlocking the secrets of the Golden Sun games, and making an editor so we could hack them together.  Unfortunately, as you may have noticed, I haven't been nearly as active here as I once was.  Over the years since I founded this community I've had many changes in my life, and my priorities have shifted.  Now that this moment has come I realize that I still love this community as much as I did the day I created it, but it's time I let it go.  I don't have the time I used to have to dedicate to administrating these forums any more, and it's in the best interest of the community.  I officially announce that I am stepping down as the Administrator of Golden Sun Hacking Community.

Overlord Kain is being promoted to the main admin of GSHC.  I didn't choose him just because he's been serving the community as our Global Moderator for the past two and a half years.  I honestly believe he is the best person for the job, and have faith that the community will continue to flourish with him taking care of it.
4  The Community / Tech, Gaming and Entertainment / Bravely Default on: January 18, 2014, 11:15:39 PM
The game doesn't come out in the US till Feb 7th, but there's a demo on the eShop now.

I've been hearing a lot of good about this game so I decided to check it out.  I rather like the battle system, you have the choice to "Brave" and use an extra turn or "Default" to defend and save a turn for later.  You can use turns in advance too, so if you're feeling brave (pun not intended) you can attack the enemy at full force right away to try to defeat them quickly, but if you fail to do so you're stuck standing there taking a beating for the next few turns.

The enemies can also use this mechanic, so for example there's one boss I've fought that likes to default a couple turns then use his strongest attack multiple times in a row later on.  I was pretty much forced to default (which also defends) when he braved so I could survive.  Then everyone in my party could use two turns the next cycle (Except my healer who I had default several turns in advance so they could act 4 times now and get everyone back to 100%)

I can't comment on story or much else since the demo doesn't really cover it, but you should check it out if you haven't.
5  The Community / Creative Works / "Forgotten Dreams" first images on: April 01, 2013, 01:33:38 PM

That is all.
6  The Community / Tech, Gaming and Entertainment / Indie Game: The Movie on: November 20, 2012, 09:23:04 AM
So Indie Game: The Movie, who's seen it?  It's a documentary film about indie game developers, and what they go through to make their games a reality.  I didn't expect it, but it hit me deep and reminded me of what my dream is in life.
7  Golden Sun Hacking Community / News & Announcements / Golden Sun The Lost Age Editor Open Sourced (Dev alpha v0.5 download inside) on: February 25, 2012, 11:07:10 PM

Developer Alpha Version 0.5

[Download Link]
Developer Alpha Version 0.5, Feb 25, 2012 (1.99 MB .zip)

Wait, the editor is open source now?  What's going on?

I've realized that the editor doesn't just belong to me, it belongs to everyone here.  Combined with the fact that ever since I enlisted in the Military I simply haven't had enough time, or energy to give the project the attention it deserves, this seemed like the logical choice to me.  I'm opening up the project so that anyone with the skills, and desire can contribute to it.  Toward that end I've released the program, and it's source under the GNU public license.  What this basically means is anyone is free to copy, share, and modify the source as long as they give me credit, and it remains under the GNU public license.

As an additional note, I apologize in advance for my poorly organized, uncommented code.

What does this "Developer Alpha Version" nonsense mean?

This is the in-development version of the editor, it contains features that haven't been completed or fully tested.  No guarantee is made about it's level of polish, or stability.

What features that haven't been completed?

1) The sprite editor of course, as I've said before it only works with 2 out of 4 sprite formats right now.  It's extremely slow, hasn't been polished or fully tested yet.  For example, while it's saving the editor may appear to lock up.  It's still working on saving sprites it's just decided it's become too busy with that to play nice with Windows any more, after it's completed saving it will begin responding again.

2) The data viewer (which has been a long time coming, but still isn't finished)  It's a gargantuan feature that won't be polished and final for a LONG time, it's still quite unstable and unpolished.  Still, it can do a lot of cool things: view palettes, tilesets, images, Hex data, ASM code, scan code for data pointers, track where those data pointers are used in the code, e.t.c.

Can I make modifications and release my own version of the editor?

Yes you can!  Just be aware of the following conditions:

- You must label your release as modified, you cannot release it as an "official" version of the editor under my name.
- Your modified version must also be released under the GNU public license.
- You must make your modified source code available for download.
- You can NOT remove any notices in the program that it was originally created by me, or that it is under the GNU public license

To label it as modified by you I highly recommend editing the create event of "obj_about" in the "titlebar buttons" folder of the Game Maker source code to include a statement that it is your modified version of the editor.
8  The Community / Tech, Gaming and Entertainment / MOVED: Battles you'd like to see on: July 03, 2011, 02:30:22 AM
This topic has been moved to Open Discussion.
9  Golden Sun Hacking Community / News & Announcements / Golden Sun: The Lost Age Editor V0.4 Released on: July 01, 2011, 12:09:48 AM

Version 0.4

[Download Link]
Version 0.4, June 30, 2011 (1.37 MB .zip)

Some of the changes from v0.3
- Artifact editor
- Shop editor
- Innate Ability editing added to party member editor (Only compatible with TLA)
- Ability animations now identified by names of abilities that use them
- Preview pane added to Ability Animation selector (Only compatible with TLA)
- Function call detector added to NPC editor (Allows easy editing of shop & dialogue data called in ASM scripts of NPCs, only compatible with English TLA)
- Improvements to Sprite viewer (You can now view all the sprites in a sprite set)
- Compression efficiency improved
- Improvements to data location detection methods (Slight speed up of loading ROMs)
- Some very basic compatibility with NitroROM filesystem (.NDS files)
- Bug Fixes
-- Error reading byte in map editor
-- Leak in data repointer fixed
-- String mismatches on foreign language versions (Most notably Japanese)
-- "*Crashes Game*" labels on ability animations offset by 1 slot
10  The Editor / Golden Sun Hacking / MOVED: Dimensional Crisis: RNG on: June 15, 2011, 05:02:15 AM
This topic has been moved to Dimensional Crisis General.
11  The Editor / Golden Sun Hacking / MOVED: What's Your Time? on: May 20, 2011, 04:28:41 AM
This topic has been moved to Golden Sun.
12  The Editor / Golden Sun Hacking / MOVED: Dimensional Crisis: A Program Gone Haywire on: April 20, 2011, 03:09:46 AM
This topic has been moved to Dimensional Crisis General.
13  Golden Sun Hacking Community / News & Announcements / Excuse the mess while I clean up the rubble. on: April 02, 2011, 07:08:03 PM
Well...  As you can see, due to some recent, er... Events, the forum is kind of in shambles at the moment.  Anyway, I'll get straight to the point since I'm sure you're all wondering what exactly is going on.

- Charon has been perma-banned for locking me out of, then destroying the forums
- All of our theme data is gone
- There are probably a ton of minor things broken that I don't even know about yet

Please bear with me while I working on cleaning up the destruction.

Edit: There's been an important update to the situation.
14  The Community / Open Discussion / Eh, what's that, doc, my wrist is fractured? on: December 04, 2010, 08:47:39 AM
... and it only took you a month to diagnose it?

And who could blame them, I mean it was the wind that did it, it's sneaky, like a ninja.  Well, it wasn't so much THAT the wind was blowing, as it is WHAT the wind was blowing, that being a door.  Although as my medical care providers would tell you without doing X-Rays of the affected area until the pain persists a month after the event, a door being slammed on you by the wind is rarely the cause of serious injury. Never mind that the door was made of fairly heavy metal, and the wind was blowing at ~50 mph (~80 kph). Clearly my wrist is at fault for failing to make the basic logical assumption that under most circumstances door + wind does not equal serious injury.

Still though, as an active duty member of the military this presents you with several amusing problems such as explaining to your Leadership that you can't do push ups (let alone carry around the heavy equipment necessary to complete the day to day mission) because your wrist will only allow you, in an exceptionally painful fashion, to fall flat on your face while the clinic is saying that it only has minor bruising at worst.  Oh yes, it has been a fun month indeed.
15  Golden Sun Games / Golden Sun: Dark Dawn / Dark Dawn, Get? on: November 30, 2010, 05:00:59 AM
So who has it so far?

It took driving to 5 different places, but finally at what was to be my last stop of the night either way I found a store whose shipments weren't late.
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August 15, 2019, 04:08:47 PM
Fox: Golden Sun Slacking Community = I like that, Misery! Perfect April Fools joke?
August 13, 2019, 02:37:11 AM
Salanewt: Oh hey Atrius, long time no see!
August 12, 2019, 11:37:45 PM
Fox: (Someone else discovered that, not me.)
August 12, 2019, 11:33:42 PM
Fox: So um. It looks like abilties in the class editor are being put back in as a byte for GS1?
August 12, 2019, 08:02:58 PM
Fox: Also, it seems most of us have moved to the Discord. In case if you were wondering where the forums activity went. Maybe come by and check it out. But it is just a suggestion, you don't have to.
August 12, 2019, 07:57:02 PM
Fox: I figured that was a possibility. If you are guesting, it is hard to know how frequently you check back. It's great to hear from you, though. :)   What have you been up to?  Is Forgotten Dreams still being worked on, or has that been cancelled? (I'd guess you don't have much time for it. It's been years since we've last heard about it.)
August 12, 2019, 12:48:12 AM
KingAmiti: Still great work Atrius :)
August 11, 2019, 06:45:03 PM
Atrius: This place was a HUGE part of my life, and even though I don't have the time that it really deserves to take care of it, I will love it forever, and never forget about it..
August 11, 2019, 05:16:34 PM
Atrius: If anyone wants to make a replacement site then go for it.  Although I plan to keep this place up for the foreseeable future, it isn't really maintained anymore.
August 11, 2019, 05:09:10 PM
Atrius: Sometimes he comes by and looks around without logging in.
August 08, 2019, 11:52:33 AM
Fox: Does Atrius still come here? He hasn't logged in since last year. Maybe it is time to create a replacement site so we can have our full encyclopedia... Then again, I'm too lazy. Especially to get all that done by myself. :/
July 06, 2019, 03:44:41 AM
Salanewt: Oh, yeah there isn't an animation overhaul for GS1 sadly.
July 03, 2019, 04:54:58 PM
ryancaesar12345: GS2 Animation Overhaul w/ Baseline  ips patch in golden sun 1?
July 03, 2019, 12:03:06 AM
Salanewt: There actually is a Jupiter revive... if you're using the Animation Overhaul patch. I think Caledor made a standalone patch for GS1 too, but you'd have to ask him.
July 02, 2019, 07:34:13 AM
Fox: So like... (just a thought)...  If we designed a script to compare times for speedrunning something... goalChance represents stability (I think?) ; If it is 100%, answer results in infinite, which means you can't have 100% stability. (Meaning you'd basically be skipping all item drops/etc.) 
July 02, 2019, 07:06:08 AM
Fox: (I still want to make sure the equation is correct, though... as it did include some guessing.)
July 02, 2019, 07:04:47 AM
Fox: Was thinking .... tosses = ln(1-goalChance) / ln(1-chance) = "chance" being a single-toss percentage probability (0.00 - 1.00) , goal chance being if you did more tosses...   So that's an interesting logarithm.  Just came up with it after some research/thinking... and could maybe be useful for general use.
June 25, 2019, 02:51:42 PM
ryancaesar12345: jupiter revive animation any?
June 24, 2019, 08:05:17 AM
Fox: Such a patch would mean you need to be careful with item drops, coins, exp, etc. Because those things would then no longer be an infinite supply.  Whether or not one uses it depends on what they want to do with it.
June 24, 2019, 07:55:01 AM
Fox: (High enough being based on the area you are in.)

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