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OVA Knuckles
Version: 1.0, by Frostiikin (Insert funny hahas here) Frostiikin is offline
Developer Last Online: Jul 2020

Version: SRB2 Rating: (4 votes - 4.00 average)
Released: 03-24-2020 Last Update: Never Installs: 5
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OVA KNUCKLES

So I had an idea, What if there was a character capable of taking any route through any level? Naturally, that made me think of how a character would be able to take knuckles' routes since those require such specific abilities, and of course the only solution is to have a knuckles clone with some unique perks.

Tweaks:
Glide & climb
It's knuckles' standard gliding and climbing, but with one major change, no more crouching! I know a lot of people (myself included) absolutely despise that crouch that he does, so if you're one of those people, this mod is for you.

Jump Height
In order to take Sonic's routes through the levels, I needed to buff knuckles' base jump height. Don't worry, I didn't do anything crazy, he simply now has the same base jump height as Sonic.

Floor Auto-Break
Similarly to Azura, OVA Knuckles is capable of breaking breakable floors by simply standing on them, This is what allows him to take Amy and Fang's routes, as they are typically blocked off by a breakable floor.

Super Form
What it says on the tin, you no longer need an extra mod in order for you to go super as ova knuckles! The speed of his glide is greatly increased when super, so you can use that for some insane skips.

Custom Music
Similarly to characters such as Neo Sonic, OVA Knuckles has custom music when using Speed Shoes, Invincibility, or going super. All of this music is taken directly from the Sonic OVA, so you can be sure it's all quality stuff.

A snazzy lookin' hat!
If all the gameplay related tweaks didn't sell you on ova knuckles, hopefully this will! Not only does he now have his famous hat from the OVA, but in some situations, (fall, roll, jump, and spindash) it's even effected by gravity, and will fall off of his head for a short time, or bounce ontop of you as you roll along the ground!


Credits:
Shitty spritework and ideas: Frostiikin#9107 (oh hey thats me)
Crouch Removal & Floor Autobreak: SwitchKaze#5561
Music Changer script: Bloobs#6535 and TelosTurntable#9752
Hat Physics: SMS Alfredo#7974

Massive thanks to all these people for helping with this, without them this wouldn't have been possible.

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Old 03-25-2020   #2
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Welcome to releases!
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Old 03-25-2020   #3
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Looking good!
Glad to have helped you on the way, Frostii!
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Old 03-25-2020   #4
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Yes! Knuckles can now actually beat Techno Hill 1 under the record attack time limit! Also what the heck is his speed shoe music? You said that the music is taken from the OVA but I don't remember a bad 8 second looping genesis midi being in the OVA. :/ There's no LIFEA0 in this mod, (the icon that shows up for life monitors) And the CSS Art could be improved. Sorry to shit on a mod, but I like how the glide isn't slow, (since normal Knuckles glide is slow), I like the changes, good mod.

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Old 03-25-2020   #5
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This is awesome!

For some reason the gravity effects don't work on 2.2.0 / Mac -- the hat just disappears for a moment which is only really noticeable when using the wind shield or falling from a glide.

Love the speed shoe music, and it'll be fun to take Knuckles on previously unaccessible routes, like in Egg Rock.
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Old 03-25-2020   #6
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He's got the hat onnnn! This Knuckles is basically everything a Knuckles fan could want, and it looks spectacular. The jump height and lack of a crouch will make him fun in race mode.

Did I mention I'm a Knuckles fan? And that I love the hat? The physics are awesome.
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Old 03-25-2020   #7
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Give knuckles a hat and he'll become overpowered.


I love it
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Old 03-25-2020   #8
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This is incredible, but I need to know, and so I shall ask the age old question:
Is his hat flammable?
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Old 03-25-2020   #9
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I Actually Love This Bc OVA Knux Is my Favorite!
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Old 03-25-2020   #10
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Alright, so after experimentation with this character, I have a few nitpicks:
1) Character select picture. While it looks pretty good, it doesn't exactly fit in.
2) Idle animation and signpost. I feel like these would also be good places to source the OVA. Maybe for one he could have his sunglasses? These are also some ideas:

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Old 03-25-2020   #11
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Congrats on your job well done! I like this character he deserves. To bad we always get Him without the hat, but now He is.
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Old 03-25-2020   #12
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Yes! Knuckles can now actually beat Techno Hill 1 under the record attack time limit! Also what the heck is his speed shoe music? You said that the music is taken from the OVA but I don't remember a bad 8 second looping genesis midi being in the OVA. :/ There's no LIFEA0 in this mod, (the icon that shows up for life monitors) And the CSS Art could be improved. Sorry to shit on a mod, but I like how the glide isn't slow, (since normal Knuckles glide is slow), I like the changes, good mod.
Wait what? I could've sworn i put in a lifea0. And also, this is where the speedshoes music is from. and this is where the invincibility music is from. You can probably guess pretty easily where the super theme is from lmao. And I do honestly agree about the css art, i'm still a novice artist at best and still learning, what specifically do you think I could improve with it?

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Alright, so after experimentation with this character, I have a few nitpicks:
1) Character select picture. While it looks pretty good, it doesn't exactly fit in.
2) Idle animation and signpost. I feel like these would also be good places to source the OVA. Maybe for one he could have his sunglasses? These are also some ideas:
That could work great for an update, if I ever revisit him i think i'll try to incorporate those, thanks for the ideas!
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Old 03-25-2020   #13
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Thanks for telling me where the speed shoe music came from, I knew about the invincibility theme. I haven't heard the super theme yet. And life-icons not appearing might be an issue with opengl idk whats causing it.
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Old 03-25-2020   #14
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The super theme is the most iconic track from the ova, the theme of south island.
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Old 03-26-2020   #15
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For some reason the gravity effects don't work on 2.2.0 / Mac -- the hat just disappears for a moment which is only really noticeable when using the wind shield or falling from a glide.

This would be because the hat code uses a hook introduced in 2.2.1, known as PlayerThink. As such, the code is not compatible with 2.2.0.


I really hope the Mac version of SRB2 gets updated soon, because I've noticed alot of people having this problem with other mods too.
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Old 03-26-2020   #16
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One small suggestion after seeing those screenshots of OVA above (its been a bit since I actually watched it) -- I feel like the hat could be, like, 10% bigger on him!
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Old 03-26-2020   #17
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The hat looks really weird on him, I don't know if it's a problem with the physics, or if it's the size, it just doesn't look right. Probably because the hat is just an object, and isn't a part of the sprite itself. No sprites are changed for Knuckles himself. That's my guess.
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Old 03-26-2020   #18
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This makes me wonder why Sega has forgotten that Knuckles with a Hat was a thing.


Even the OVA didn't bother to explain why he had one to begin with.
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Old 03-28-2020   #19
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The hat looks really weird on him, I don't know if it's a problem with the physics, or if it's the size, it just doesn't look right. Probably because the hat is just an object, and isn't a part of the sprite itself. No sprites are changed for Knuckles himself. That's my guess.
Most of the sprites for Knux actually do have the hat edited in, though they rarely do use a different sprite
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The hat looks really weird on him, I don't know if it's a problem with the physics, or if it's the size, it just doesn't look right. Probably because the hat is just an object, and isn't a part of the sprite itself. No sprites are changed for Knuckles himself. That's my guess.
I think it's just that the hat looks small on him, and could stand to be a bit bigger. Looking at the OVA again, the hat is as big as the rest of his face!

But I know what you are saying. The sprite hat almost looks like a porkpie hat than a big Australian outback cowboy hat.

Just making it like 10-20ish% wider and a hair taller would do it. Not quite Pharrell at the Grammys big, but more like Crocodile Dundee.

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