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Secret of Mana - Mod Compilation Help
« on: September 24, 2019, 04:38:50 pm »
Hi guys!
I'm trying to work out the right order to apply these mods for compatibility so I can Let's Play Secret of Mana in the best variant I can imagine soon buuuut i'm having some issues. If someone is able to list the correct order of applying these mods and adding/removing headers, i'd appreciate it (unless some lovely human wants to make a custom ips hack for me :p )

It's quite the list, most of which are from Kethinov and some have specifics within descriptions but its all a bit much. I've attempted this a few times now and failed so I thought i'd ask for some help on this.

This is the list i'm trying to get working:
Relocalised - https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4324/
Proper Case - https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1105/
Scroll Hack - https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2913/
Item Limit 9 - https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/672/
Equipment Progression Balance - https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4422/
Drop Table Balance - https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3732/
No Missable Monsters - https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4555/
Remove Empire Castle Gate - https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4549/
Early Luna - https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4062/
Balance Spell MP Cost - https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4556/
Slower Spell Grinding (48% variant) - https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4419/
More Useful Evil Gate - https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4513/
Lunar Magic Boss Gravity Attack - https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4680/
Multiplicative Change Form - https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4679/
Level 9 Weapons Progression Balance - https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4309/
Faster Weapon Grinding - https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4430/
Restore Unused Fanfare - https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4063/
Neko and Watts in Mana Fortress - https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4413/
Watts in Haunted Forest - https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4511/
Neko in Underground City - https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4548/
Fix Barrel Frame Glitches - https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4514/
Remove Barrel on Run - https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4515/
Overworld Hidden Treasure - https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4516/
Magical Herb - https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4426/
Faerie Coconut (with graphic replacement) - https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4420/
Different Boss Music - https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4494/

If anyone can help, thanks in advance <3

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Re: Secret of Mana - Mod Compilation Help
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2019, 07:02:27 pm »
I suppose that each time you apply a patch, this latter returns the data at the beginning and modifies the corresponding bytes.

Or otherwise some patches are overwriting bytes on the same offset.

In you case I would take the time to copy the byte sections from the patches to the modified rom manually.

It would be easy to know which bytes are by comparing the patches to the original rom.

Since you want implement a lot hacks that will take some time.

Think this tool will help you to save some time.
https://www.romhacking.net/utilities/1038/

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Re: Secret of Mana - Mod Compilation Help
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2019, 08:30:43 pm »
Wouldn't queue's Secret of Mana Turbo hack essentially work out the compatibility of all these for you? I'm pretty sure all of these mods are included as options.

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Re: Secret of Mana - Mod Compilation Help
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2019, 11:44:44 pm »
Wouldn't queue's Secret of Mana Turbo hack essentially work out the compatibility of all these for you? I'm pretty sure all of these mods are included as options.
It would but I like Secret of Mana's stamina system

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Re: Secret of Mana - Mod Compilation Help
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2019, 12:07:05 pm »
It would but I like Secret of Mana's stamina system
You can turn off everything related to altering stamina. I play a version of turbo that looks really similar to your list above. Every single feature has an on / off switch when you apply the hack.

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Re: Secret of Mana - Mod Compilation Help
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2019, 05:48:49 pm »
You can turn off everything related to altering stamina. I play a version of turbo that looks really similar to your list above. Every single feature has an on / off switch when you apply the hack.

Interesting. A few of these patches were only just released yesterday. Would I be able to include those too?

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Re: Secret of Mana - Mod Compilation Help
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2019, 09:00:32 am »
You'd probably want to ask queue if he can add them for compatibility purposes.

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Re: Secret of Mana - Mod Compilation Help
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2019, 02:43:35 am »
Interesting. A few of these patches were only just released yesterday. Would I be able to include those too?
The latest version of SOMTurbo can actually do all of the patches you wish to do while leaving the features you want to keep intact.
http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=27890.700
A glitch has been found for the current version but this will not affect the way you want to patch SOM.