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Modern Sonic V4
Version: V4.0, by MotdSpork (Mafia? Zombies? Gold spork?) MotdSpork is offline
Developer Last Online: Jul 2020

Version: SRB2 Rating: (17 votes - 4.29 average)
Released: 02-06-2020 Last Update: Never Installs: 26
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It's been a long 2 months working on Modern Sonic. What was originally going to just be a port of ModernAbilities turned into an entire rewrite. With brand new effects, sounds, commands and more. It's been a blast making him and I really tried to make Modern Sonic feel authentic without changing his physics to feel out of place for SRB2. Without further ado, Here's ModernSonic!

Abilities:
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HomingAttack/DoubleJump: Sonic's midair ability is determined by if he has something to home in on or not. When near Enemies/Monitors/Springs, Sonic will launch at it with precision. Otherwise, Sonic will preform a second jump which is handy for gaining a bit of extra height or for platforming.

Boost: While on the ground, pressing and holding the Custom 1 button will allow Sonic to boost forward at breakneck speeds plowing and sending badniks flying into the air. You are invulnerable to enemies in this state however spikes, crushers, and deathpits can still harm you.

AirBoost: The air equivalent of the Boost. Use this to gain more distance in the air than you could with the doublejump.

Stomp: Pressing Spin anywhere off the ground will cause Sonic to plummet down to the ground creating a shockwave at the point of impact. This can be used to stop on a dime for platforming and damage enemies, and monitors alike.

Slide: While moving at just about any speed, press and hold spin while on the ground to perform a slide in the direction you are moving. It's essentially a replacement to the spin so use it to get under small gaps that only spinning players would be able to access.

Light Speed Dash: Using Custom 2 near a trail of rings allows Sonic to travel along the trail at "Light Speed". Useful for precise ring collecting or for levels that support the ability for alternate paths.

WallJump: Pressing jump and holding the direction of the wall while Sonic isn't on the ground allows Sonic to leap from the wall in the opposite direction gaining extra height and allowing for continued walljumps to gain heights only Knuckles and Tails can.

Super Sonic!: Using Custom 3 with all emeralds and 50+ rings will transform Sonic into Super Sonic. What new abilities will he have? It's up to you to find out!

Rush Mode: Filling your boost meter fully will have Sonic enter Rush mode granting infinite boost and a snazzy glow effect for a short period of time. Extend the timer by destroying enemies, collecting rings, and doing tricks! Speaking of...

Tricks: Pressing toss flag after hitting springs, steamjets, and dustdevils will have Sonic start performing tricks to fill his boost gauge. Though spamming it will result in diminishing returns. Press Jump or Spin to do the trick finisher rewarding you with even more Boost Energy.



Tips:
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*The Boost relies on Sonic's Boost Energy which can be seen in the meter at the bottom left of the screen.

*Replenish your Boost Energy by collecting rings and destroying/damaging enemies/bosses.

*Holding Spin above a certain speed while stomping will cause Sonic to transfer into a Slide, otherwise it acts as a normal Stomp.

*Holding Custom 1 after Boosting/AirBoosting will decrease the boost drain over-time.

*Boosting or Stomping into breakable FOF's will break them.

*Pressing Custom2 while LightDashing will cause Sonic to cancel the ability.

*While crouching or refraining to boost for 5+ seconds, Sonic will start to gain Boost Energy back. This is especially useful for levels that don't have too many rings or enemies to help replenish the Boost Energy normally.

*Jumping and holding the Jump button while Boosting will slow Sonic's midair speed. Use the Airboost to counteract this!

*The Doublejump slows Sonic's movement speed slightly.

*Stomping onto a spring will yield greater height similar to Amy's hammer.

*The Whirlwind Shield negates the slowdown effects of the Doublejump
and the boost while in the air. It also increases Sonic's Doublejump height.

*Pressing Jump as a trick finisher gives you bonus height.

*With SMS added, Modern can go Mystic Super. In this form you gain unlimited jumps underwater, a stronger Walljump, infinite Airboosts, and unlimited Boost Energy.


Commands:
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FootSteps: Toggles the custom footstep sounds as well with the custom landing/skidding sounds. Use On/Off

Voices: Used to Toggle/Choose the voice actor Sonic uses. Use 0-4 or the Voice actors first name. Choices are Ryan Drummond, Jason Griffith, Roger Craig Smith, or Jun'ichi Kanemaru.

LockOn: Used to toggle the reticle between ModernSonic's custom reticle or SRB2's build in reticle. Use ModernSonic/SRB2

Actionswap: Used to switch the Custom1 and spin actions.

Supermusic: Used to choose which music plays while Super. Choose between Custom, Normal, or Off


Adding Footsteps to Custom Textures:
Spoiler:
Add this bit into any Lua script that you have in your addon

if not ModernSonic_FlatSounds
rawset(_G, "ModernSonic_FlatSounds", {})
end

ModernSonic_FlatSounds["CUSTOMTX"] = "grass"
ModernSonic_FlatSounds["CUSTOMT2"] = "wood"

Replace "CUSTOMTX" with the name of the texture you want it to work for.
and replace "grass" or "wood" with any of the following sound types:

"grass", "dirt", "metal", "concrete", "wood"

Do note that Solid FOF's with a translucency will automatically use the glass sfx and liquids use the water sfx.


FAQ:
Spoiler:
Q:Why does Sonic DoubleJump instead of an airdash?
A:Because I wanted to implement Sonic Colors into this and the Doublejump is great for platforming. Something SRB2 has a lot more of than the modern games.


Known Bugs:
Spoiler:
*Stomping into a "bouncy" sector will cause Sonic's stomp to get stuck. Though it will cancel itself after 3 seconds.

*Sometimes when homing in on an enemy, you can get stuck trying to destroy them...but nothing happens

*Sometimes while boosting on certain Slopes, Sonic can get stuck until you stop boosting.

*Not all textures in the game are indexed for the footsteps. I tried to get all of the ones you happen to "run" into in the main campaign at least.

*Splitscreen is not fully supported.


Credits:
Spoiler:
Man...I Have a lot of people to thank for Modern Sonic being possible this time around.
No longer is he the shitty/buggy version he was in 2.1.
now with new effects, sounds, functions, commands, sprites AND more.
He's more than I ever expected him to be. Especially since he was originally going to just be a direct port from 2.1

Ahem- let's not get carried away.

Golden Shine: Thank you for helping me figure out how to make a lot of the effects look pretty good.
Bug testing early on.
Being a HUGE support when there were times I honestly wanted to give up.
Lending bits and pieces of your own code as well as helping with sounds, knowing you didnt have to but you did to help me succeed.
Thank you for reworking SMS' boost aura to work for Modern. It looks awesome!
Seriously this wouldnt have been possible without you.

MF_NOB(LACH)MAP: Thank you for helping me with so many of my Lua questions.
Special thanks for showing me how to use tables and use rawset among other things.
HUGE thanks for writing the sounds functions (The Footsteps/Voices)

Chrispy: Special thanks to creating and letting me use your SonicCE. A lot of people dont seem to like it but it's one of the better old Modern Sonic's
in my opinion.

Doom Flare: A personal friend. Thank you for making the old sliding frames and the original crouching frames.
Even though you were not getting anything in return, you did it because we're friends...I really appreciate that.

DrStephen: Massive credits to pretty much doing the entire sprite remake. this wouldnt have been finished if it weren't for you...

Inuyasha/K.S.: Thank you for letting me use and modify the transformation script and the laser wisp script from your Sonic Colors Blast 2 script.
This was my solution to not having transformation sprites in the CE Style. Thanks again for the original boss hud script
which this boost meter was heavily edited from.

Badz and Hitcoder: Thank you both for your own renditions of the lightdash and giving permission to use them.
I merged both together for a pretty fluent LSD....at least in my opinion

ManicTH14: Thanks for the original walljump SOC used from your Mighty you were working on. It was used in the 2.1 ModernAbilities
but repurposed and refined for 2.2 Modern up until V4.

Rumia1: Thanks for making the new underwater curl up sfx. It sounds more...echoy

Zipper: Thank you for reducing some code length in the Hud

TrickyTex: Added the new Ring engine sounds. Sounds super cool :)

SMS Alfredo: Made the first iteration of the Rush mode.

Bendy: Thanks for making the original design for the ...Modern redesign. it looks super rad. As well as some of the other sprites in the resprite.

Cyron: Thank you for adding I/O support into Modern. I had no idea what i was doing clearly. Also thanks for giving me the JP voices for Sonic and making my job so much easier.

Soap Surfin': Made the Smash pose trick sprite

Thank you to the Testers: DrStephen, Rumia, Emi, Zipper, and Shine

AAAND Last but not least

My sweet and loving girlfriend: For being supportive and lifting me up to finish this and helping me test early netgames and iron out some of the original larger bugs.
Special thanks for helping me with the new speedometer colors.


Changelog:
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Version 1:
Spoiler:
Initial Release

Version 2:
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*Fixed bug where you would have full control while sliding

*Added the ability to jump out of the initial slide and right after stomping

*Added new sfx for the underwater jump and a new boost sound based on Sonic Unleashed

*The Boost and the AirBoost have seperate sfx

*Adjusted the sfx for the walljump

*Slight code optimization

*Fixed a bug that allowed the homing attack to do double damage to bosses

*Removed Boss flinging as it was too buggy. You will be missed :(

*Increased the range to the lightdash to make activating it more consistent

*New underwater echos for all the sfx except the slide because it barely sounded any different

*New colors for the Speedometer

*Removed duplicate reticle graphics

*Fixed Hudname(which is pointless with the custom HUD) and SpecialStage names

*Buffed acceleration coming out of a homing attack

*Added Actionswap command allowing players to switch the Boost button and the Slide/Stomp button

*Fixed a minor animation bug for SuperSonic on rising platforms

*Fixed an animation bug where getting crushed while crouching didnt change your state to the death state

*Changed the airboost behaviour slightly so if you hold the button to go into the normal boosting, it will continue producing the aura effect as well as start playing the "Jet" sound

*Tweaked some of the ways Modern Sonic interacts with shields

*Made the enemy flinging a lot more consistent

*Flinging enemy directions are randomized

*Added a screenshake effect when boosting or homing into enemies and breaking bustable walls

*The Lightdash can now break monitors too

*Breaking FOF's with the boost now properly restores Boost Energy

*Fixed a bug where enemies would die instead of getting flung

*You now start a level with a full Boost Meter, but dying will reset it back to empty.

Version 3:
Spoiler:
*Some minor bug fixes

*Fixed Super flying not working correctly with Actionswap enabled

*Fixed being able to walljump while lightdashing

*Added BattleMod support! Pressing the fire button will lets Sonic use the Cyan Wisp

*Added the ability to jump out of a painstate if knocked off the edge of a platform

*Fixed a bug with the homing attack that let bounce off of enemies nonstop without killing them

*Adjusted boost regen times slightly

*Changed the end level sign sprite

*Renamed the SPR2_SRUN to SPR2_DASH for compatibility with Jeck's low poly Modern Sonic model

*New character select art thanks to DrStephen

*Sliding gives boost energy properly

*Can no longer doublejump after homing in on a boss

Version 3.1:
Spoiler:
*Removed support for Cobalt's battlemod...it was causing more issues than it was worth. I'll re add it in the future after I recode it.

Version 4:
Spoiler:
*Added new ability Rush mode. Thanks to SMS Alfredo for letting me use the original code and letting me modify it

*Code optimization for the lock on code. Thanks to Zipper

*Remade walljump entirely

*Removed the ability to fling TNT with the boost as it was buggy. Now it just blows up if you boost into it

*Added the ability to perform tricks after hitting springs, steam jets, and dust devils to gain boost energy with special fx

*Complete sprite overhaul

*Minor code cleanup...

*New Boost Aura

*I/O Support has been added

*New command "supermusic". Allows you to choose custom music for super, the default music, or no special music while Super

*Removed bot flinging for multiplayer to reduce desynch...hopefully

*Fixed springs stopping your boost

*Added more textures to the footstep list

*Added Mystic Super support. Gives Sonic Multi-Airboost, Infinite jumpes underwater, no air-friction, improved walljump, and infinite boost

*Added Jun'ichi Kanemaru as a voice actor option

*Added 2 more voice clips for Ryan Drummond

*Changed speedshoes behavior. No longer provides infinite boost but instead makes the boost faster

*Added trick animations after doing a Homing Attack

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Old 1 Week Ago   #202
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Totally unexpected moment in Frozen Hillside Zone
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Old 1 Week Ago   #203
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Totally unexpected moment in Frozen Hillside Zone
A great 200th post for this mod!
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About SMS support, how do I pull it off? I am using Super Mystic Sonic like it says.
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About SMS support, how do I pull it off? I am using Super Mystic Sonic like it says.
Here is a simple tutorial on what to do if you want to do it in single player:
1. Use botskin (so you change Sonic and Tails with Modern Sonic as playable character and Sms as a companion)
2. Get 50 rings (without having emeralds, if you have them, you'll turn into super Sonic)
3. Hold down custom action 3, so the Allied SMS will go into powershare mode
4. Press jump next to him while you have 50+ rings
5. If it worked, sonic should flash yellow, but with normal sprite instead of being super
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Old 5 Days Ago   #206
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As much as I enjoy this mod overall, I don't love the additions for V4 -- the rush color / boost / tricks I find to be more cumbersome and irritating than enjoyable. I think I'll probably stick with the 3.1 for now.

One of the things I'd love in a future update would be a way to remove or toggle the HUD to match the SRB2 / classic aesthetic (maybe with a number percentage instead of a boost gauge) instead.
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Here is a simple tutorial on what to do if you want to do it in single player:
1. Use botskin (so you change Sonic and Tails with Modern Sonic as playable character and Sms as a companion)
2. Get 50 rings (without having emeralds, if you have them, you'll turn into super Sonic)
3. Hold down custom action 3, so the Allied SMS will go into powershare mode
4. Press jump next to him while you have 50+ rings
5. If it worked, sonic should flash yellow, but with normal sprite instead of being super
God, THANK YOU!
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God, THANK YOU!
no problem
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