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Personal Projects / Re: Final Fantasy II Renovated
« on: February 02, 2015, 04:37:22 pm »
I think the one time I beat the game, I might've had like 3000 HP at the end. 9999, let alone 64k sounds just insane.

In the remakes, I've hit the max cap (9999/999) even before Minwu leaves the party numerous times, and usually in less than 15 hours of grinding (which is very normal for me). I don't even bother to grind like that in the NES version because I know about the rollover glitch, and it ruins the experience for me. Everyone plays games for different reasons - most people play to experience the story or overcome some sort of gameplay challenge. I play to mindlessly raise characters' stats.

Personal Projects / Re: Final Fantasy II Renovated
« on: October 25, 2014, 01:03:08 pm »
There are a few bus in this game that have "bugged" me over the years. (I apologize for that pun.  :P ) Mostly based on the lack of overflow check for certain stats. Namely:

HP and MP aren't capped at 9999/999, or at 65535, for that matter. If your HP/MP goes above 65535, it rolls over to 0.

Inn costs roll over to 0 once they top 65535. This bug would be inherently nullified by limiting HP/MP to 9999/999, respectively.

Gil rolls over to 0 once it hits 16777215. This would be fixed by capping it at 9999999.

The Ultima spell doesn't get stronger, ever.

General Discussion / Re: Playing your own Hacks/Translations etc.
« on: November 17, 2013, 06:39:22 pm »
I have never done a full-scale hack of my own, but I've made miniscule improvement patches and assisted with others' hacks. These are games/hacks that I felt would play better with slight modifications, and usually, I was right. I can imagine making a full-scale original hack would leave one feeling overdone though.

Newcomer's Board / Re: Introduction Topic
« on: June 25, 2009, 09:56:43 am »
I've been a lurker here for years. Previously, I used the forums at Blitzkrieg Innovations (forums defunct), Dragonsbrethren Industries (forums also defunct), and Slick Productions for all my ROM hacking needs. Since I started using the romhacking.net IRC channel, figured I might as well post here too.

I'm Leviathan Mist. Many of you know me already. I like to play retro games (NES and SNES RPGs being my favorites) and have been into ROM hacking since the late '90's. I can do just about anything besides ASM hacking, but I'm starting to learn that as well. I also tend to not complete the projects I start, but I hope to change that.

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