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Personal Projects / Re: Final Fantasy IV - Project II
« on: June 28, 2014, 12:50:03 am »
Don't feel bad, elsoldorado, I missed it on one of my test play-throughs of Project II. >.> And it's spelled Troia in the Project, TheZunar123. :)

Gaming Discussion / PSone making crackling noise on HDTVs?
« on: June 27, 2014, 05:20:04 pm »
Hello, everyone! I recently unearthed my old PSone and it seems to work perfectly, except for the fact that there's this horrible crackling noise that almost drowns out all other sound and makes the PSone basically unusable. I thought it was the composite wires, but I tested them with my PS2's composites, which work just fine, and I get the same noise.

Does anyone have any idea what's up? Could it be an internal issue?

Thanks for your time, have a great day! :)

Personal Projects / Re: Final Fantasy IV - Project II
« on: June 01, 2014, 09:01:46 pm »
v1.03 is out! Some textual updates were made, and I imported the Heroine Robe's (Minerva Robe in Project II) changes from Easy Type. It now only gives +10 Strength, Agility, and Vitality, but the -15 penalty to Wisdom and Willpower is gone now.

Also, for those who didn't know, you can plug in a second controller and play FFII US with a friend! You both have total control over everything. This has been in since the beginning, so I updated one of the more useless Beginner's Classroom messages to instead include this.

Lastly, I think I've finally decided on a good balance for Warp. It now has an insane casting delay to make up for its total brokenness of before. Fatal's (Doom in Project II) casting delay has been lowered slightly to make it a more attractive choice over Warp. (Of course, Stone / Break is still objectively better than either of them...)

You can find the latest update on Project II's RHDN page.

Unless I hear of anything else that I desperately need to remedy, this is it until v2.00, which will finally update the item descriptions.

Thanks, Sliver X, but neither of those worked. (I was really hoping the Elevated Command Prompt one would work, too, because it really freaked me out when the task bar was disabled... It got working again fine in the end, though.) I'll just deal with this for now!

Edit - I figured it out! I'm not sure your directions helped, but I'll err on the side of caution and say thank you anyway. :)

Gaming Discussion / Re: Gaming Progress Thread
« on: May 25, 2014, 05:26:29 am »
The only thing I've really noticed about Wild Arms 4 is that it's really heavy-handed with the "purity of childhood" vs. "corruptness of adulthood" theme. I imagine it's only gonna get stronger. Also, I really like the individual character voice sliders in the config menu.

I really don't know much about Free McBoot and the like, though. It seems too complicated for me to get a handle on.

What about PS2 Fats? Are they any better with handling discs?

Gaming Discussion / Re: Gaming Progress Thread
« on: May 24, 2014, 02:50:59 pm »
I just watched the ending. It wasn't worth slogging through all of that. I'm pleased to report Wild Arms 4 seems to be a much better game so far. I like the HEX Battle System.

Hello, everyone. So, I had recently noticed a lot of my favorite games--Parasite Eve, Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter, Final Fantasy XII, Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, Parasite Eve II--have gotten ring-shaped scratches after a play session in my PS2 Slim. It turns out that they sit crooked in the center disc-holder! Yikes! I'm surprised that A. my games haven't been rendered unplayable, and B. it still plays anything at all!

I'm not too adept at fixing these kinds of things and I have no idea who could, and even if I found someone, I have no money at the present time to pay for their services. So, I thought I should just replace it next month when I get paid.

EDIT: I just tried putting in the same game that I tested before, which sat crooked. It now sits in there straight... so I'm wondering if this is a self-induced problem. If it is, it happens commonly enough that I'm still considering replacing it.

Since I discovered all the PS2 games I'm ever going to want in my collection are going to be compatible with 20 and 60 GB PS3s, I had been thinking of getting one. They're not overly expensive, after all! However, I had some concerns that the soldering on the old PS3s would melt after a time, as I heard--it's inevitable and just happens. I heard some tell that a version of the PS3 that comes with Metal Gear Solid 4 is PS2-compatible and doesn't have the melting problem, but that was years ago, and I only ever heard of it here on RHDN.

So, my first question is: would it be viable for me to get one of the early PS3s that can play PS2 games, or is the danger of the soldering melting too great?

I then turned my attention to PS2 Fats, which have the disc enter in an entirely different way and runs less risk of the center disc-holder coming off center, or so I assume. It sounds like a great idea, and it'd be much cheaper to transfer over to it, so I have a question about it, too.

My second question is: if I wouldn't be interested in a PS2-compatible PS3 due to that lethal defect being a valid concern, do you guys think I should get a PS2 Fat instead? Does it have any advantages over a PS2 Slim?

Thanks for your time, have a great day! :)

Hello, everyone! I seem to have run into a bit of an odd predicament. I've been mass-downloading songs for the past few days to try and bulk up my meager collection of music. It's a long and arduous task, however, (I have to download over 80 songs!) and so I didn't immediately try to remove the songs from my Downloads folder. That turned out to be a mistake, however.

The album art now displays as a kind of "cover page" for what's inside the folder. I've since taken the songs out and tried to restore the icon to the default, but Windows 7 thinks that this icon is the default one now.

Is there a way to fix this, or am I going to have to do a complete Factory Reset of my computer just to fix this one little issue? I sure hope not...

Thanks for your time; have a great day! :)

Gaming Discussion / Re: Gaming Progress Thread
« on: May 20, 2014, 09:47:33 am »
Quit now and save your time! Wild Arms 3 is amongst the worst RPGs I've ever played in my life. I regret the time I wasted on that game for much of the same reasons you've mentioned. There's nothing further for you to look forward to. It will continue to drag on on with nonexistent character development and broken, terrible gameplay right to the end.

Now, don't let that stop you from Wild Arms 4 and 5 because they go in a different direction all around and are much better, culminating with 5 which I really enjoyed.

Here is my take on them if interested. I think I had a few spoilers in my Wild Arms 3 tirade. Beware.

Wild Arms 3
Wild Arms 4
Wild Arms 5
I was looking for your WA3 review, actually, to try and give me a reason to stop playing. I don't necessarily think anyone on the cast is whiny, just so, so fucking bland. They're just "there." It could be Virginia on her own, traversing the wasteland. The boys don't serve any purpose at all other than as game-play elements.

I'm going to copy my WA3 save onto my second memory card and call it a day and move onto WA4.

General Discussion / Re: VIZ acquires the Sailor Moon franchise.
« on: May 17, 2014, 07:01:30 pm »
I might consider watching that if they can charge reasonable prices for it.
I mean, it looks like when ADV released the series last they wanted $160 for a 2-season set? That's about double what most boxsets cost.
Not surprising then that used legit copies of said set seem to have retained their value.
Everything Sailor Moon ever has become unreasonably expensive, except for the new merchandise from the 2010s. It especially hurts my fellow doll collectors. The most recent release of Princess Serenity dolls, from 2001, costs over $100 USD, for example.

So, these new DVDs are pretty fucking amazing to me. I'm buying them no matter what.

Also, I'm hoping that they'll do an iOS rerelease of Another Story, but that's probably just a fleeting dream!

That's what I thought. Thanks for telling me!

Gaming Discussion / Re: Gaming Progress Thread
« on: May 14, 2014, 06:44:42 am »
I really think I hate Wild Arms 3. Like, seriously.

It started off great at first, a train heist on a dark and stormy night. A girl rushes in to find a treasure being stolen and three men point guns at each other, and then vignettes about them to expand on their past. Typical Wild Arms stuff. Then they learn of a mission they need to go on, and the four band together and set off to carry it out. The girl meets a rival and learns that being a Drifter of the desert wasteland of Filgaia may not be what she thinks it is.

Of course, the cast is everything to me in a JRPG. The world comes second. We've got a strong, if dull-looking, world in Filgaia, but what about the core four?

1. Virginia is a young girl from a small town trying to do good for people, explore the world as a Drifter, and find her father.
2. Clive is a traveling scholar from another small town, trying to figure out why Filgaia is stagnating.
3. Jet is a somewhat callous Drifter who just wants to survive another day.
4. Gallows is from a tiny village that happens to be the last remaining religious hub in the world. He shuns his role as the next in line for being the priest of the Guardians.

About fifteen hours in, I'm halfway through or so it seems. What's going on with our cast?

Virginia has resolved to be her own kind of Drifter. She has found her father and learned why he had to leave. Good things.

Clive, he's...


Well, Jet's...


...Well, Gallows has decided he's going to embrace being the priest of his village.

And it's just dragging on. The turn-based battle system is alright if a bit bland, but the battle music sucks and the development of the characters is nonexistent. The new Medium system is terrible compared to the ones from Wild Arms and Wild Arms 2. If it weren't for the opening theme, Advanced Wind, I wouldn't still be with this game. I really hope Wild Arms 4 is good, otherwise I'm going to sell this entire series...

I meant the original 8x8, actually! Is it a tilemap font? I've looked through the ROM and found the dialogue font just fine, but I could never find Tales of Phantasia's 8x8 font.

Hey, Justin, how do you edit the 8x8 font in this game, anyway? Is it in the VRAM or something?

Are the 8x8 numbers sometimes shown in their thin forms that I once drew? Or are they always thick like a fixed-width 8x8 font? Because I can whip you up some standard bold 8x8 numbers if you want, justin

Phantasy Star II has received an update!

- Rolf and Kain can now wear the Laconia Helm, instead of Rudo and Hugh.
- Hugh can now wear the Crystal Chestplate and the Laconia Chestplate.
- Nei can now wear the Snow Crown, the Laconia Dagger, the Fire Staff, the Truth Sleeves, the Green Sleeves, the Titanium Chestplate, the Ceramic Chestplate, the Crystal Chestplate, the Laconia Chestplate, and the Shune Boots.

I think DeJap only called him Rambard because they only had seven letters to work with and didn't want to put in an eighth. He is called Brambert in the GBA release, though. I've only ever heard him called Brambard, though; not Brambald as justin3009 keeps spelling it. Was it like that in Phantasian Productions' release?

ROM Hacking Discussion / Re: Screenshots
« on: April 21, 2014, 11:11:49 pm »
I forget, are mock-ups allowed in the screenshots topic or not?

These are two small screenshot edits I made for a theoretical Phantasy Star IV on GBA. It was odd to me how the Phantasy Star Collection had the first three games, but not the fourth, and they never even released a port of the fourth as its separate cart. I often wondered if it was a problem with the menu screen layouts. I decided to test that theory today, and yeah, I pretty much confirmed it. I managed to make it work, though, and I don't think it looks so bad.

Thank you for the info, tryphon!

Minor update, nothing fancy, but I found out there are two strings for RGHT and LEFT in the ROM, so I decided to proper-case the body part labels. I put a dash between the label and the name of the equipment, though, so you won't worry about having to see something like "Head Luna Gear." Instead, it'll be "Head-Luna Gear."

Here y'are.

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