I've been lurking on RH for a while and I'm such a fan of romhacks that facelifts or enhances games, or both combined with awesome translations.
Every since the release of the latest Beetle PSX HW core for RetroArch, I've been working on my own sort of modification for FINAL FANTASY IX.
It's not really a romhack in the sense that it doesn't alter code, but rather a retexturing project
The idea is to make the FFIX menu's look closer to the classic games of the series. For example, I never liked the font they chose, it's rather too cartoony. FFIX was supposed to be a throwback to the retro era, so that's where I'll be going at.Among changes are:
- Title screen menu entries redone.
- Original fonts replaced with Chicago and Avant Garde Gothic/Century Gothic font sets (also slightly modified to fit their container boxes).
- Some icons redone (Gil, clock).
- Menu background pattern removed.
There's still plenty left to alter. More icons (HP, MP, stats, equipment, etc.), stone icons.
I wasn't sure if this is the right place to share retexturing projects, but just in case anyone likes it, I'm willing to share