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Secret of Evermore Gameplay Balance Patch

Hack of Secret of Evermore


This patch has one main objective, and is making the game much more enjoyable on the gameplay side. Loads of tweaks to avoid mass grinding and to have a fairly challenging game in front of us in every moment.

This patch is made on IPS format. The patch include several changes, from monster stats to a shared weapon and spell script to make powering those much more easy.

Tested on the SoE 2 Player Edition hack and it works fine.

The 1.1 version enhance previous balance mechanics solving some minor bugs, modify boss magic power, an alchemy overhaul, covers most common exploits, adds a few extra monsters on the latter part of the game (one completely new) and solve a few known bugs.

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UPDATE: New version also for Spanish version, and hard mode for both United States and Spanish versions.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • IPS versions compatible with Spanish and United states version of the game. Compatible for both headered and non-headered roms. Compatible multiplayer third party patch (not supporting this combination though).
  • Secret of Evermore US (Original Version):
  • Checksum: CC3D
  • Headered ROM MD5: 64F5639BCC46A2393E170E222A0D046
  • Unheadered ROM MD5: 6E9C94511D04FAC6E0A1E582C170BE3A
  • Secret of Evermore ES (Original Version):
  • Checksum: 7813
  • Headered ROM MD5: 8CE4F4EC4D234CF751D97797BBA00DE2
  • Unheadered ROM MD5: F6516A3B18C262EC00CD4348921C3897




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User Review Information

Improves upon the original game

Reviewed By: tking77798 on 10 Oct 2010

In this patch, Ninakoru makes a number of subtle modifications to the core gameplay and leveling systems in Secret of Evermore. Although one might not notice these modifications at first, they definitely make Secret of Evermore a better game. I won’t waste time listing all of the changes, but I will point out a few highlights. One of the best modifications included in this patch are systems in which experience is shared between similar weapon and magic types. For example, leveling up the bone crusher (the first “sword” type weapon you receive in the game) will also contribute experience towards leveling up the other sword type weapons you receive later on in the game. This is a much needed improvement because in the original game, many players wouldn’t use a new weapon or spell because they had already spent time leveling up the less-powerful version of that weapon or spell. I should also note that the patch maintains a decent level of difficulty throughout the majority of the game. For the most part, enemies and bosses were challenging without being overly difficult. However, near the end of the game enemies tended to have a bit too much HP and took forever to kill. The final boss was also way to hard to beat in my opinion. Despite these minor shortcomings, the patch significantly improves upon the original Secret of Evermore. Overall, I highly recommend it.

PS: I played thought this game in combination with FuSoYa’s 2 player hack and both work fine together.

Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
Nice but includes game breaking bugAdarkar29 Jun 20191.1No
Good idea, but unfortunately the bosses are ridiculously hardBregalad04 Aug 20151.1No
The Good and the Badmagictrufflez01 May 20151.1Yes
Improves upon the original gametking7779810 Oct 2010N/AYes