This thread is for my classic script hack of Dragon Quest 4 DS. My goal is to bring the simple, fun writing style of the NES game Dragon Warrior 4 to the newer, more accessible DS version.
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So, my day job of computer repairs and retro game vending has been eating up all my time. However, I do have a second DSi now to work on the immigrant town dialogue. Hoping to make it a priority this summer. If you're still holding out hope for this project, just play it - most further changes to the text of the main storyline will only be about fixing awkward writing or typos. I do want to say thanks to everyone who helped and believed I could do this. I will release it officially with RHDN when it's truly complete. That basically just means immigrant town and transfer features.
- KosaynHere it is - v0.92. Ready for beta testers.
1. You need XDELTA to apply the patch to the US RELEASE of Dragon Quest 4 for Nintendo DS. I recommend XDELTAUI.
2. You need WinRAR or some compatible archiver to extract the file.
If you play my hack, buy any game in this great series! Show the mighty Enix some love.
I know the file hosting site is basic - the first button that says 'Download' has classic Dragon Warrior style spell names. This is the intended main version of the patch. The second button that says 'Old Spells' has the ordinary DS style modern spell names. Either of these can be applied to original rom.
Patches have not been tested with any other modifications.
I can't believe I've reached this milestone, the relief of finally having the project out on the internet rather than just on my own system - it's something. All acknowledgements will be made in patch notes.
Your feedback can be sent to email@example.com, or posted on this thread, or pm'ed to me.
My goal initially is to find GAME BREAKING BUGS, and text that's missing or garbled.
I know there's still a lot of content for me to get to. Also, I know the writing will not necessarily be appealing to everyone.
All feedback is appreciated.
Original Post from 2012:
Long time fan of RHDN. As a first hack I thought I'd try changing the spells in Dragon Quest 4 DS back to their original NES names.
I thought I'd ask - is this the sort of thing I should submit to the site? I am also working on re-inserting the original script/etc into the game, but figured this was a good place to start. It covers all player spells that were present in the original game, and a couple that only monsters use. The new spells have been left as is.