I'll just leave this here and run away like a scared little girl:
C hacks made my life easier with Echo Night 2, it's like working a million times faster.
[EDIT] A few random more:
That memory card screen is evil. Most horrid piece of crap reading current position and timer directly from S-Jis block title. <.< Konami Krack was a breeze in comparison to From Software programmers doing literally random coding.
[EDIT 2] Menu full hacked, font routines reworked to use hardware alpha blending which simulates antialiasing, graphics hacked to replace Engrish textures, map names, and a few extra captions like the game over screen:
Still reversing the event script format to reinsert the full script. Tom and I should be able to run final tests in a few days, if everything goes as expected. After over 6 years, this ordeal is at a close end.