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Romhacking => Personal Projects => Topic started by: acediez on November 18, 2018, 07:27:07 PM

Title: Mega Man Zero 1, 2, 3 - Fast leveling up (and other stuff)
Post by: acediez on November 18, 2018, 07:27:07 PM
A couple of quick tweaks I made for myself (to play the excelent Restoration patches that were just updated  :laugh:)
I might as well share them... Even though I do not recommend these for people playing the game for the first time. They're meant for people comming back for a quick playthrough.

Mega Man Zero (USA, Europe)
Fast leveling up (https://www.mediafire.com/file/l59s35h96kwcr80/mmz1_easyexp.ips/file) - Weapon leveling up drastically reduced (note that Zero 1 has separate level up requirements, counting separately air-attack, dash-attack, and non-charged buster shots)

Mega Man Zero 2 (USA)
Fast leveling up (https://www.mediafire.com/file/j5g3r2jec3qcw9q/mmz2_easyexp.ips/file) - Weapon leveling up drastically reduced (in Zero 2, all attacks from a weapon count equally)
Always get EX Skills (https://www.mediafire.com/file/hc7j6jkj3y2bed4/mmz2_easyexskill.ips/file) - Get EX skills regardless of Rank level

Mega Man Zero 3 (USA)
Always get EX Skills (https://www.mediafire.com/file/ccf5ly13oy3aaxi/mmz3_easyexskill.ips/file) - Get EX skills regardless of Rank level
Always get Mega Man Battle Network viruses on cyber areas (https://www.mediafire.com/file/ed82ckcpqf5ea75/mmz3_exevirus.ips/file) - This is an easter egg normally unlocked by connecting to MMBN games through cable link.

And here's a list of addresses (https://www.mediafire.com/file/pifzafn49ycpkh3/MMZ_Addresses.xlsx/file) involved. They're probably better suited as gameshark codes anyway.

Thanks to SCD and emerilfryer for their work on the Restoration patches and making me want to revisit these games again!
Title: Re: Mega Man Zero 1, 2, 3 - Fast leveling up (and other stuff)
Post by: emerilfryer on November 18, 2018, 07:57:44 PM
Ooh. Nice! Thanks for posting these. I was thinking about creating some for my next playthrough until I saw this. :)


I wonder if mmz3_exevirus.ips could be submitted to website, since it's more of an unlocker than a trainer or cheat.
Title: Re: Mega Man Zero 1, 2, 3 - Fast leveling up (and other stuff)
Post by: Tsukiyomaru0 on November 19, 2018, 11:25:52 AM
That's super nice! Could you do those for Mega Man Zero Collection too?
Title: Re: Mega Man Zero 1, 2, 3 - Fast leveling up (and other stuff)
Post by: Zero Dozer on November 22, 2018, 01:15:18 PM
Of course you're whipping up great stuff for Mega Man games. Good work, sir.
Title: Re: Mega Man Zero 1, 2, 3 - Fast leveling up (and other stuff)
Post by: PowerPanda on March 08, 2022, 10:53:02 AM
I had no idea these patches existed until someone highlighted them on another thread. Thank you!
Title: Re: Mega Man Zero 1, 2, 3 - Fast leveling up (and other stuff)
Post by: ShadowOne333 on March 08, 2022, 12:27:48 PM
Since this has been bumped already.
@acediez @SCD, it'd be better if these patches provided by acediez could be added to the packages for the Restoration hacks (as optional perhaps).
Either that, or make a separate entry for each Zero game for each of these, and these might get lost in due time in the threads.
Title: Re: Mega Man Zero 1, 2, 3 - Fast leveling up (and other stuff)
Post by: acediez on March 08, 2022, 12:50:21 PM
Quote@acediez @SCD, it'd be better if these patches provided by acediez could be added to the packages for the Restoration hacks (as optional perhaps).
Either that, or make a separate entry for each Zero game for each of these, and these might get lost in due time in the threads.

I don't think I'll make my own entries for these, I'm not into GBA hacking... but I encourage SCD, or anyone who wants to, to add these to their hacks, either as optional patches or included.

You might want to also include the addresses I listed to your readme files, people like to fine-tune these things.
Title: Re: Mega Man Zero 1, 2, 3 - Fast leveling up (and other stuff)
Post by: Thirteen 1355 on March 08, 2022, 01:14:35 PM
That looks pretty neat! Do the ex skill patches also give the bosses their extra moves (their own ex skills)?
Title: Re: Mega Man Zero 1, 2, 3 - Fast leveling up (and other stuff)
Post by: acediez on March 08, 2022, 01:24:09 PM
Quote from: Thirteen 1355 on March 08, 2022, 01:14:35 PM
That looks pretty neat! Do the ex skill patches also give the bosses their extra moves (their own ex skills)?
No, I didn't get that far, I didn't touch any other rank checks besides the results screen that grant you the skills.
Would love to have that permanently enabled too though.

If anyone wants to tackle it, I listed the "current rank" address in the document I posted. My guess would be that there's another check for that either at the start or during the boss fight.
Title: Re: Mega Man Zero 1, 2, 3 - Fast leveling up (and other stuff)
Post by: Razieldemon on March 25, 2022, 05:05:29 AM
Huh... crazy timing.

I'm working on an image hack for Zero 1 to change the mugshots to look more natural like they were in the following games.

I wanted to adjust the growth requirements for cyberelves in it as well.

I was also looking to tweak the requirements for weapon growth in Zero 2 which your documentation will help.

The original blood hack for Zero 2 had visual distortions on the forms and ex screen. I dont know if those were resolved but I was intending on comparing the rmz2 and mmz2 roms pallettes and tiles against one another to try and resolve that.

Is that no longer an issue?

I have other aspects of this series I'd like to tackle but not before making these asjustments.

Edit: I downloaded cygnus, never used a hex editor before, but for some reason I cant seem to search for the values listed in the excel document... any suggestions?