From Sonic Retro
Clownacy first became interested in Sonic hacking after being lead to Sonic Retro by YouTube videos demonstrating modifications of Sonic titles on an assembly level, discovering the SCHG 'how-to' guides not long after. In the years following, he'd eventually join Sonic Retro.
From then, he went on to create several 'how-to' guides, refine the Git disassemblies, and, later on, create an enhanced version of Sonic 1's SMPS 68k sound driver: the Sonic 2 Clone Driver v2, which was a replacement for the aged, but still commonly used, Sonic 2 Clone Driver.
He was promoted to Tech Member on 29th July 2014, just over a year after joining.
In mid-August of the same year, he produced an upgraded version of Project Sonic 1: Two-Eight, sporting a rebase to the modern Git disassembly, bug-fixes, optimisations, and restored debug features. This was uploaded to the Git repository as a branch of the Sonic 1 disassembly.
Around this time, he also joined SSRG, becoming Staff on 6th June 2016.
Clownacy remains a Tech Member on Sonic Retro and Staff on SSRG. He can occasionally be found on the #SSRG IRC channel.
(In chronological order)
- Port Sonic 2 Clone Driver to Sonic 2 Community Disassembly (note that this guide is faulty)
- Port Mega PCM to Sonic 2 Clone Driver
- Extend Sonic 2's Level Select Menu (SCHG version)
- Port Sonic 2's Level Art Loader to Sonic 1 (SCHG version)
- Port Sonic 2 Clone Driver v2 to Sonic 2 Community Disassembly
- Port Sonic 2's Layout Loader to Sonic 1
- Extend the Sound ID Range in Sonic 2's Sound Driver
- Improve PCM Playback Quality with Sonic 2's Sound Driver
- Make Sonic 2's Sound Driver Good
- Port S1-Friendly Improved Sonic 2 Sound Driver to Sonic 1 Community Disassembly
- Fix Sonic 1's MZ Sideways Stompers
- Fix Sonic 1's "Clusterfuck Bug"
- Fix Sonic 2's Debug Mode Bridge Collision
- Improve the PLC Queue in Sonic 2
- Fix RAM clearing in Sonic 2