Hey guys, figure this was a good place to post about this and get some CAG input on the project.
I've been inspired by the NHL '14 mod (Sega Genesis NHL 94 update), Tecmo Super Bowl 2014 mod (NES Tecmo Super Bowl update), and RBI Baseball 2013 mod (NES RBI Baseball update). After days of googling, I found that there was no such thing as an NBA Jam '14 update, but there was indeed enough information out there for me to make one myself.
So far, I'm about 1/3 the way through the project. I'm currently working on adding the player portraits into the game, which isn't too challenging, but a bit of a time consuming process. After that, I'll need to edit player models and ratings, which may prove to be a bit more difficult.
In the final release, I hope to have...
- 130 modern players on 27 teams (at least 4 per team)
- 31 classic players from the original game (these players have compressed data, almost impossible to edit, at least for me, so I'll keep them in as unlockables)
- 9 secret characters, similar to the original release (Bill Clinton = Barack Obama, Frank Thomas = David Ortiz, etc)
Would love to hear what you guys think. Is this something you guys would be interested in? I know there's NBA Jam / On Fire Edition for the modern day consoles, but sometimes you just can't top the originals. I'll attach some screens in the thread, for your viewing pleasure. It's not 100% perfect, but I love the way things are coming so far. Look forward to hearing from CAGs! Cheers!