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Re: Final Fantasy MSX Fonts
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2014, 08:39:12 am »
Oh I have.  I am almost 35 you know.   :thumbsup:
35?  I thought you look like 25 to me.
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Re: Final Fantasy MSX Fonts
« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2014, 12:05:11 am »
Getting close  :woot!:

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Re: Final Fantasy MSX Fonts
« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2014, 03:57:12 am »
This is excellent!  I've played some of this version and I like the upgraded graphics and sound.  I've already released an easier hack for it and I'm working on a challenge mod for it also.   ;D

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Re: Final Fantasy MSX Fonts
« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2014, 10:42:34 am »
Ah, you're well on your way there! Though I think 10 EAT's might be too much for a Hammer, in my opinion.

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Re: Final Fantasy MSX Fonts
« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2014, 09:25:22 pm »
Here is the thing I need to solve next. It's the mapping of the text. If you look at the .tbl file for this game it shows that some of the letters are grouped in 2s http://www.romhacking.net/documents/81/ also it seems like the text is not starting a new line when reaching the end of one. The marks above the letters need too.

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Going to share what I have so far.
The edited and re compressed font tiles are at 38400-393f0
There's another location with the same font file that is used for the opening screen but I haven't messed with it yet.

Here are some other things I patched over from the final fantasy nes US rom There were also a few duplicate locations
message.vec     6A400
message.msg    6A600-6D97e
Shop.msg          6e200-6e48b                                         dup 132CA
namae.msg       6da00-6e0a9
menu.msg         6e600-6ed13                                        dup 16ea5
open.msg         6ee00-6f3ff  <not patched
battle.msg        6f400-6f7af                                          dup 79650
MONNAME.MSG 6f800-6fb65                                         dup 79a10

And the patch. I'll call it alpha 1 I guess
https://www.dropbox.com/s/thclixkyjt210yn/MSX-final-fantasy%20alpha%201.ips
« Last Edit: February 28, 2014, 11:27:40 pm by Tellah »

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Re: Final Fantasy MSX Fonts
« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2014, 12:18:19 am »
The font table for the NES version isn't necessarily going to be the same on the MSX.
Also, the NES version can have 2 letters per tile because it uses a technique called "Dual Tile Encoding" or DTE. If it wasn't in the Famicom version (which I doubt it was), it had to be programmed in when the game was translated.
Likewise, you'd probably need someone to do ASM hacking to add it in.
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Re: Final Fantasy MSX Fonts
« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2014, 12:58:21 am »
I've been using "Final Fantasy (J).nes" for comparisons and addresses. Not sure if it has DTE.

Edit: If you count the marks above the letters, that's pretty much DTE. I bet they just utilized that as dual letters when they made the translation.

If anyone wants to help, you can do so by finding data that "MSX final fantasy.dsk" and "final fantasy (j).nes" have in common but "final fantasy.nes" (eng) does not.

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Re: Final Fantasy MSX Fonts
« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2014, 01:23:14 am »
I bet you're not old enough to have played games on tapes  ;D
Oh I have.  I am almost 35 you know.   :thumbsup:

I'm 17, and I have a VIC-20. I've done this.

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Oh I have.  I am almost 35 you know.   :thumbsup:

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Re: Final Fantasy MSX Fonts
« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2014, 03:10:15 am »
I'll still bet.

I'm pretty sure that among 100 VIC-20 owners, less than one is 17 :)

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Re: Final Fantasy MSX Fonts
« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2014, 10:23:54 am »
Is this project still being worked on?

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Re: Final Fantasy MSX Fonts
« Reply #30 on: January 14, 2015, 09:11:24 pm »
Bumping this to check the project's progress.  Is this still being worked on?

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Re: Final Fantasy MSX Fonts
« Reply #31 on: January 30, 2016, 02:00:25 pm »
Bump!

If only there was a scrolling Patch. Man this game will be all over YT. But yeah the translation still being made i'll wait when it's done.