I appreciate your can-do spirit!
* Learned 65816 ASM with Ersanio and SMWCentral's tutorials just so I could make my own Brutal Mario or one-man VIP and Wall Mix. Took me a while but started for reals a few months ago, working on it on and off while waiting for a chance to be re-unbanned from SMWC is available (I'm brain bad and have been in a pretty rough place for a while, the staff understands, I'm friends with most of them)
* At one point did Learn Python the Hard Way (apparently that's not a good guide? lol) during a summer vacation when I was in my high school's Computer Science course, to be better prepared, forgot most of it, this was before Python 3 was standardized.
* Am trying to learn how to work with a Lua plugin for Super Mario Bros. X 2.0, for level making and contest entering (mostly on raocow's talkhaus, an LPer's forum).
* Read through a bit of MarkeyJester's 68k tutorial, also forgot most of it haha
If I have a goal, I will do my best to learn programming. Aimlessly, though, I can't do it.
I just, again, don't know about decompression, which is important for help extracting graphics and text, someone on here mentioned just cracking it wrt Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch's Windows version (and by extension most Falcom games), but I've never done anything like that.
I suppose I can reverse engineer the game? I tried EsperKnight's (C#? C++?) code for Falcom's compression and it kept crashing. I also considered reverse engineering the PC game but I had no idea how to start, bit off more than I could chew haha. I might give it another shot in a WinXP virtual machine, so it's less crash prone. But later on, once I'm not doing like Lunar and stuff.
I might hop on over to S16 for advice, as long as I don't get disgruntled WorkDes fans giving me vibe checks (god that's an old joke). I do need to play more MegaDrive games myself (more of a Saturn fan).
(Before anyone asks, I own Mario Maker 2. I simply prefer to play other folks' stages. I just don't like closed development environments, ironic since I use Lunar Magic. I'm just not good enough to make my own editor right now.)