You can view the VERY OLD project page on the Wayback Machine (I am Zatos, CapnCrunch is an alias):
You can download the patch from the project page:
Here are some screenshots:
to be able to keep the longer names. They are really cute, and add some flair to this game. I think the problem is relatively simple to fix, but I might be underestimating the work it would take to implement these simple fixes. You can see the bugs in the screenshots below. The first one involves the troop report screen, where you can see all your troops. The redraw is set to only go out about 8 characters or so, so anytime text changes and the original text was longer than that, it leaves the characters on the screen. The second issue, is that there isn't enough room for the full names on the battle map. Now, other than a few characters that have just one name, the other characters all use a double name system. It's sort of random because of this game's unity system. You can combine troops into a new form. Thus, the semi-random names composed of a first and last name. Now, on the battle map, all it would need is just for it to stop after the first name, so basically just drop the second name from showing (I had thought about maybe just showing the first initial of the last name as well). This is something the game does during battle scenes, where it only shows the first name. So it wouldn't be out of place. These don't seem like they would require too much work, but of course, it might be a lot harder than it sounds.
I really hope someone can help out with this! Other than this issue, this game is ready to go! I'd hate to abbreviate these names as it seems like they wouldn't have any impact and the charm would be lost. Most would have to be shortened to 3-4 characters, which might make for some really bad abbreviations.
I would still like an ASM fix if anybody wants to do one, but it was looking like it wasn't going to happen - at least any time soon, and I wanted to release this game! Contact me if you'd like to do an ASM hack to restore the full character names!