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Which control scheme would you prefer for the weak/strong attacks

B for Weak, forward + B for strong
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B for Weak, A for strong (running only available in towns)
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Forward B for weak, B for strong
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B for weak, Y for strong (X used for own menu and X again to change to other characters menu)
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DragonArk

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Re: Secret Of Mana Gameplay Improvement Hack
« Reply #500 on: April 23, 2018, 08:25:17 pm »
Congratulations Zhade, I've been following your progress from the start. I'm really happy that you have pulled through and created basically the greatest mod for my most favorite childhood game. Thanks again.

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Re: Secret Of Mana Gameplay Improvement Hack
« Reply #501 on: April 23, 2018, 10:05:19 pm »
Pre-grats on the soon to be released v1.0, I've been following your progress for a long while now, secretly in the shadows, the itch now is almost unbearable. I can't wait!

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Re: Secret Of Mana Gameplay Improvement Hack
« Reply #502 on: April 25, 2018, 06:16:21 pm »
zhade you are a genius i love this game for so long and with the upgrades i love more but there is something wrong every time i use the patch i play normal but every time i try to save the game it goes black screen i do not know want causes but i think its something on your patch. Keep the good work and please see if you can fix my problem thanks sorry for my bad English.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Secret Of Mana Gameplay Improvement Hack
« Reply #503 on: April 26, 2018, 03:03:34 pm »
zhade you are a genius i love this game for so long and with the upgrades i love more but there is something wrong every time i use the patch i play normal but every time i try to save the game it goes black screen i do not know want causes but i think its something on your patch. Keep the good work and please see if you can fix my problem thanks sorry for my bad English.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Oh it seems I have let an error slip into my SRAM saving routine when Equip_2nd_Weapon is OFF, ill have it fixed in the next version, thx for the info  :thumbsup:
Just set Equip_2nd_Weapon to ON if you want to save using on SRAM.

State-saves have a very high chance of not working on a ROM with a different version / different option choices and crash the game badly (if not the emulator too..)
To work around this, I have made a "safe pause" state that you activate by holding B and pressing Start
During the time the screen is flashing, save-states saved will work on any other version/option choices.


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Re: Secret Of Mana Gameplay Improvement Hack
« Reply #504 on: May 09, 2018, 05:06:56 am »
just wondering if you ever thought about doing something like this for seiken densetsu 3?

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Re: Secret Of Mana Gameplay Improvement Hack
« Reply #505 on: May 12, 2018, 02:09:28 am »
just wondering if you ever thought about doing something like this for seiken densetsu 3?

No, I am only focusing on som. There is a "Hard Type" mod by 3Praetarius for sd3 on insane difficulty that fixes many bugs, balances the classes , makes the 3rd class less of a chore to obtain and more.. (note that there is also an easy version)
SD3 Hard Type on insane difficulty

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Re: Secret Of Mana Gameplay Improvement Hack
« Reply #506 on: May 13, 2018, 10:45:12 am »
ill look into that, im mostly interested in the part where you can bind spells to buttons so you don't need to interrupt combat. your mod has that and it sounds great. do any of the mods you mentioned do that for sd3? or do you know of any that do? my friends and i are about to play secret of mana with your mod and after that were gonna move on to sd3 it would be very helpful.

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Re: Secret Of Mana Gameplay Improvement Hack
« Reply #507 on: May 23, 2018, 04:34:46 pm »
ill look into that, im mostly interested in the part where you can bind spells to buttons so you don't need to interrupt combat. your mod has that and it sounds great. do any of the mods you mentioned do that for sd3? or do you know of any that do? my friends and i are about to play secret of mana with your mod and after that were gonna move on to sd3 it would be very helpful.

I don't think there is any spell binding mod for SD3. Even tho its fun to not have to interupt (especially when playing with a second player), during a fight you have to be very fast at picking your spell/target(s) since 1st: you are a sitting duck, an enemy might hit you. 2nd: no interuption means that timers are still running.. IE say a boss could have a timer set to 20 seconds that goes down and once it reaches 0, the boss casts an attack spell and restarts the timer.. the time you spend selecting spells/target(s) should be the least possible. I personally probably think too much about this and overdo it.. So I end up casting cure on the character with full HP instead of the one with critial health. So in harder fights I think its wiser to use the menu anyway and IIRC in SD3 you dont cast as much as in SoM so I dont think its really needed.

btw, on my som mod, if you use magic_recharging, it will take 25% less time to recharge if the spell was cast from a hotkey, giving you something for taking the risky choice

V0.16 <--- this has the saving issue fixed
It has some known bugs in it that I already fixed for futur V0.17 which ill post very soon.. along with the list of changes for V0.16 and V0.17

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Re: Secret Of Mana Gameplay Improvement Hack
« Reply #508 on: May 26, 2018, 11:01:33 pm »
Looking forward to the new version. Been having a ton of fun with 0.10. Been busy with work and have missed out on the newer versions. Again Zhade, Thank You for all your work and dedication to this excellent effort. Great fun!

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Re: Secret Of Mana Gameplay Improvement Hack
« Reply #509 on: June 17, 2018, 09:54:07 pm »
Hey

I tried to download the patch but it seems to be down.

Anyone that can reupload it? :)

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Re: Secret Of Mana Gameplay Improvement Hack
« Reply #510 on: June 18, 2018, 07:43:32 am »
protip: try downloading from the most recent post by the author (v0.16), or the newest relevant one before that (v0.14), as opposed to the very first post in the thread.

anyone want to explain to this character what a header is?  i had a premonition that'll be the next question.

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Re: Secret Of Mana Gameplay Improvement Hack
« Reply #511 on: July 05, 2018, 02:13:40 pm »
I did a quick search through the thread and didn't see anything, so I apologize if this has been mentioned (or is already known since I know a 0.17 was mentioned with bugfixes), but in 0.16, I seem to be getting an issue where opening a chest after the inventory/item amount is full seems to freeze my controls. My guess is it's related to the "Don't Despawn Chests When Full" hack.

Currently selected patches are below. Playing on real hardware with an SD2SNES.

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Re: Secret Of Mana Gameplay Improvement Hack
« Reply #512 on: July 05, 2018, 06:15:14 pm »
My guess is it's related to the "Don't Despawn Chests When Full" hack.
Correct. And that will be one of the fixes in .17. Don't use that option until the new version is out.

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Re: Secret Of Mana Gameplay Improvement Hack
« Reply #513 on: July 05, 2018, 06:30:36 pm »
Correct. And that will be one of the fixes in .17. Don't use that option until the new version is out.
Sorry again if that's already been reported. I actually just finished with some of my own testing with various options and came to the conclusion for certain, and was going to edit my original post. Thanks!