You may want to skip Phantasy Star II, it has a 4x EXP and meseta patch by Reiska.
Woah woah, stop the bus... I should've checked the database first.
Thanks for the heads up - I hadn't exactly got very far anyway.
But it brought my attention to another useful patch: fast walking. This is something I'd thought about myself. Final Fantasy on the PS1 has the option of fast walking, which is a nice addition. I think it'd make sense to double the speed of all the games I've done so far, to speed things up even further. Generally I play in RetroArch with speed turned up anyway, but having natural fast speed would certainly be a bonus. Thing is, I'm not entirely sure how to do this, but I imagine it's not as hard as I assume it is.
But anyway, now I have Phantasy Star II patched with both QuadXP+QuadGold and Fast Walking, and I think I might give it a shot.
Don't forget to use FixChecksum if you guys want to do the same - that Genesis and its checksums...
EDIT: wow, that was easier than I thought.
In Final Fantasy 1, change $3D088 from 01 to 02 to double the walking speed (that's Game Genie code ZANSAAPA in case you're interested
). I think I'll be adding that to my patch. Now to look at the rest...
EDIT2: So FF1-3 all use the same walking system more or less, so changing them to double speed was easy. DW1-4 use a different system and I'm too tired to figure it out right now...
EDIT3: Ech, I think doing fast walking for DW is beyond me.
The FF series is designed for it: different vehicles let you travel at different speeds. But DW doesn't have that feature, so I can't just change a byte and be done with it. Never mind, it's not that important.