HOLY SHIT I REMEMBER THIS PROJECT.
I was like, in the 7th grade, and I avidly followed Challenge Games and TEK hacks a few other places, like Disch's website. Weren't you also working on another large hack for FF1 at some point? Every now and then I'm reminded of it, of how cool the new areas and graphics look, and I try and check out the old site using some of those website archive sites. Almost all the images are always dead though
Yeah, Final Fantasy Challenge
. I drew new character sprites for that one too. (3 male, 3 female, since it’s not gender-specific.) Turned out to be a bite bigger than I could chew, so I gave up on it many years ago. (These things are easy to start, but not so easy to see all the way through before running out of gas... or “Ladies Night Out” (this hack) would’ve been released in 2006!) If I ever do something of that magnitude again, I’d rather do it as a homebrew instead. One of these decades, I just might!
Ah? The text is changed to a considerable length as well? I didn't catch that. I thought the changes would basically be Matoya saying something different when you talk to her after returning the Crystal Ball. This could be worth a look then.
Well, I did change most of the text. You’ll probably need to be fairly familiar with the original text in order to see some of the differences, though, which can be subtle. For example, in the original: “WARRIORS. Restore the power of the ORBS!”, which becomes: “May the LIGHT WARRIORS restore the power of the ORBS!” The difference is in the assumptions being made: many people don’t even realize you’re the Light Warriors. Not because they reject the idea of female Light Warriors, but because it never occurs to them that that could even be a thing. A sort of passive sexism rather than active.
However, the story is still ultimately about Garland, the Fiends, and the Time-Loop. Here, Garland and the Fiends (whose text I did rewrite too) are not
sexist: sexism is a petty thing that detracts from greatness, and is beneath the dignity of those who are worthy to be foes of the Light Warriors.
April 28, 2014, 09:33:12 am - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
A bug was brought to my attention: apparently the eastern stairway in the Titan’s Tunnel was taking you to the wrong place, making it impossible to continue. (Which is so, even though the linkage looks correct in Hackster
) I’ve updated the download at my website
with a fix for that, and for some minor, strange things in ElfLand town. (To be applied to a clean ROM.)