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Personal Projects / Re: DSVania Editor (v1.7.2)
« on: July 21, 2018, 09:22:50 am »
hey lunatic, i wanted to tell you about a bug in dsvania that most likely came with the last update.
When i export richters whip to darkfunction, it only exports two palettes of it, the rest is just not existent, and so making me unable to edit it.
only it's standard and white color is being exported, the blue, red and green one not if i'm right.
As always i'm grateful for your awesome work and you have made a lot of nice asm patches i can really recommend everyone here to check them out :beer:

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Personal Projects / Re: DSVania Editor (v1.7.2)
« on: June 18, 2018, 06:19:06 pm »
well, i have said i will upload soon the castlevania hd sprites and palettes of the characters, but now i think it won't be so soon.
It costs really a lot of time to bring them into DSVania format, so it'll need some time.
However, Vanya i remember that you wanted to make a Castlevania 1 hack for por, so do you want the 8-bit simon sprites?
he got extra moves like a jumpkick or a slide.

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Personal Projects / Re: DSVania Editor (v1.7.2)
« on: June 15, 2018, 10:05:59 am »
awesome!
thanks for the patch, and also thanks for the explanation i would've messed with the stats hoping to balance out gameplay XD

btw i found all of the harmkny of despair sprites and alternate palettes, i will bring them into dsvania format and upload them soon.
I also have now Richter's legitemate jumpkick and will upload that one just in case someone wants to mess with the characters palettes/sprites.

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Personal Projects / Re: DSVania Editor (v1.7.2)
« on: June 15, 2018, 06:38:52 am »
Hey lunatic,i noticed a pretty bad mistake in por from the developers and wanted to ask if that can be fixed.
If you use charlotte's INT boost it will boost your intelligence and your subweapons will deal more damage of course, however her STR boost actually only boosts your attack power but not the strengh.
I used it to pull out 60 damage more from jonathans/richters kick but for some reason the strengh boost isn't added to the martial arts :huh:.
any way to fix that with a patch?
And there is another question, if i edit the characters starting stats does it affect their status growth during level ups, or are those literally just their lv.1 stats?

EDIT:By the way, super useful RAM maps, thanks for those :thumbsup:

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Personal Projects / Re: DSVania Editor (v1.7.2)
« on: June 08, 2018, 06:24:51 am »
Thanks a lot, is the straight jump kick sprite ripped directly from Harmony of Despair game file? Looks naturally without problem when I mixed your animation properties file into the PoR game.

no it isn't, i tried to find a rip of it to insert it but i wasnt able to, all i did was taking an unclear picture of it and try to recreate it as accurate as possible.
But thanks, it flatters me that you think it's straight from harnony of despair.

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Personal Projects / Re: DSVania Editor (v1.7.2)
« on: June 03, 2018, 04:25:30 pm »
Aceearly1993

i made a straight jump kick animation for richter, it should be around the part where lunatic helped me with the same problem.
I also uploaded it, so use it if you want to.
Btw it is Richter's jumpkick from harmony of despair.

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Personal Projects / Re: DSVania Editor (v1.7.2)
« on: April 18, 2018, 03:19:28 pm »
hey people it's me again, i had a little break from my hack but now i'm at full motivation on it again.
And this time i want to change richter's english voice into the one he has in dracula x chronicles.
I have his voice clips and i was using tinke but then things started to go wrong somehow,
i imported them and as i wanted to save it, the program gave an error message, and since then i'm unable to open the sdat file:/.
I deinstalled the program and reinstalled, but still the same results,it won't open the sdat anymore, i also tried a vanilla sdat file, it wouldn't open any anymore.
So my question is if anyone knows another program to edit sdat files to import wav files or if someone has a clue what to do  :huh:.
thanks in advance :)

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Personal Projects / Re: DSVania Editor (v1.7.2)
« on: March 26, 2018, 02:20:21 pm »
hey i'm back, and right now i'm trying to work on the music part of the vania game.
Thanks to DarkPrinceAlucard i can change background music with ds soundstudio (awesome tool by the way), but i also want to edit soundeffects wich can be done with tinke.
and i want to bring the holy damage sound effect from dos into por.
I found it in por but i wasn't able to find it in dos since a few sound effects have japanese names or are just numbers that can't be played.
if anyone knows where that sound effect is or if anyone knows a better tool please tell me.
thanks in advance.

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Personal Projects / Re: [SNES][GBA] Final Fantasy V - Viewer
« on: February 13, 2018, 03:45:54 pm »
sadly, i have no clue as well  :\...

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Personal Projects / Re: [SNES][GBA] Final Fantasy V - Viewer
« on: February 12, 2018, 11:30:03 am »
the offset of lennas portrait palette is at 33B3FC and faris is at 33C2EC the others must be close around, and don't forget it's for the european rom

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Personal Projects / Re: [SNES][GBA] Final Fantasy V - Viewer
« on: February 11, 2018, 03:33:44 pm »
i'm really sorry that i have to tell you that but...
i don't know anything about asm/arm  :huh:
i searched for everything i found manually, i don't know anything about programming at all, all i do is improving graphics.
but i hope i can help you somehow anyway :-\

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Personal Projects / Re: [SNES][GBA] Final Fantasy V - Viewer
« on: February 10, 2018, 10:32:44 am »
i don't want to get spammy here, but i found their portraits.
bartz is at 33A5E4,33A834 and 33AA7C everyone has 3 pictures for some reason,everytime in another palette it seems
lenna:33AD44,33AF80,33B1BC
galuf:33B46C,33B6D0,33B930
faris:33BC04,33BE5C,33C0A0
krile:33C35C,33C5A4,33C7EC
boko:33CAA8,33CD0C,33CF70
cid:33D248,33D4B0,33D718
mid:33D9F8,33DC34,33DE70
dorgann:33E120,33E388,33E5F0
kelger:33E8CC,33EB54,33EDDC
xezat:33F0DC,33F348,33F5A4
king tycoon:33F874,33FAD4,33FD34
gilgamesh:34000C,340268,3404C4
exdeath:340798,3409EC,340C3C
phew...
ok, those are all portrait offsets, you have my full Support at you project  :beer:
p.s. i don't know how the snes spritesheets are looking like so i can't compare, but if you want i can send you a gba one.

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Personal Projects / Re: [SNES][GBA] Final Fantasy V - Viewer
« on: February 10, 2018, 09:51:34 am »
ok first, the two sprite tables use the same sheet, the only difference is that one is for the job selection screen/pause menu and the other one is for battle.
and now to the palettes,
the offset of bartz knight palette is at 240CBC, if you use the palette editing tool APE, you can type in the offset of the first palette and then scroll through them, i'm not sure if they are sequential as well but you could try.
i would do it for you since ffV is my most fav title of the series and i'm glad to see people still working on it, but i have other projects going on right now and i want to finish one of them soon.
and if you are interested in it, the weapon and slashing animations of the weapons are also listed right after the characters, so you're quite lucky that it's all together.
one last thing, there are a few weopon duplicates in the sprite files, because even if for example the broadsword and the brave blade use the same sword sprite, they have put the sprite two times in there for both instead of programming that one picture that is loaded at both swords.
if there is anything i could help, let me know ;)

February 10, 2018, 10:02:32 am - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
hmmm :-\
i see on your reply on my thread that you still have problems finding the jobs...
would it be of help if i send you the offsets of every single job?
can you work better with that?
or maybe i misunderstood you...

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yeah, gba graphics editor automatically repoints it to both, it was like FAST6191 said, ffv used vram safe compression instead of wram.

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wow, FAST6191 you are like zero in megaman x3...
every time i am doomed, you come through the roof and safe my butt.
in other words, it worked :laugh:
thank you! you saved FFV once again for me

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seems like you'll need some programming skill to do that, or did i get the tutorial maybe wrong?
is there any vram safe compression tool, without the need of asm or c coding? :'(

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Personal Projects / Re: [SNES][GBA] Final Fantasy V - Viewer
« on: February 09, 2018, 05:02:41 pm »
just to calrify, this is for the european gba version of FFV but here are the locations of the job spritesheets.
since the whole game is lz77 compressed you will need help of tools like gba graphics editor to see them, the used tool will also need a deep scan feature, or no animations can be found.
(deep scan has to be done manually)
the adress of the first job is
21F040
it's bartz as knight.
the following jobs are listed like in the game.
knight, monk, thief etc. the freelancer is the last one.
the caracters are listed sequential.
bartz, lenna, galuf, faris and krile. directly after those come the ko'd sheets, they are all separated, and after that comes the monk kick sprite (they separated those for some reason)
i wasn't able to find out the palettes offset yet, i just used visual boy advance for the palettes.
and i also found the weapon sprites location if you want.
well, i hope i was of some help :-\

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WOW :o!
Fast6191 you were right as always!
No$gba gave an error message
it said:CPU - Bad operation
Bad SWI Number.
i really don't know what that means, i have no hacking experience at all.
i thought graphic hacking would be easier...
do you or anyone know what that means or how to solve that problem? :huh:
Hey MaverickZero, I'm working primary on FF5 both SNES and GBA versions. While for SNES things are fairly known, GBA one is quite a blank zone. I've seen few individuals with some/extended knowledge, but no central place to keep their findings :(

I will be glad if we work together. My main project is my Viewer. All the GBA things implemented are mainly discovered be me (with 0 asm, just statistical searches based on SNES), so if you find something interesting I will be happy to share what I have found.

Funny but currently I'm searching for the master table that hold info on job sprites (tiles, palettes and maybe tile-map of the sprite) witch seems exactly what you are doing atm. Could you share location and format of that table? Also one or 2 examples with address of a sprite tiles/palette?

P.S. Have you been a member of slick?
first off, i hack the european version, so if you still want everything i found, i would be glad to share it with all ff fans ;).
please tell me if you are making a viewer of the us version or if you want the european data so i can send you everything in your thread, since you linked it already here.
i would be glad to work with you together as well :beer:
p.s. a member of slick?
i don't really understand what you mean :huh:

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ok you're right, i'll tr, it out and thanks for your advice :)

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the thing is, all i do is importing the new spritesheet and repoint because it is bigger than the old one, those are actually all steps...
but somehow it worked when doing it with nlz gba, but it imported the sheet wrongly, the characters legs were missing when spellcasting and they were partly screwed when they were dead.
but as i imported it correctly, the very same crash happened.
and i really don't even know what may the cause of this.
and if you meant that, i can say that i try sheet for sheet but it crashes already on the first one :-\

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