I joined this board to ask some questions about Spooniest's translation/hack linked to below.
FFIV Cosmetic Changes 2:http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/951/
1. At first, I was having trouble applying the patch. I didn't think to remove the header first, as it doesn't say to do so the way most translation/hacks specifically recommend, it just says to use the Japanese ROM. Without removing the header, it wasn't working with a known good dump of the original Japanese ROM. Then I happened to try it with a ROM that was pre-patched with j2e's translation (which CC2 is based on), and it seemed to work (maybe because it was unheadered), except that the lowercase "f" in text boxes looked off.
Finally, I came to my senses and tried removing the header from the original ROM, and then applying the patch, which worked perfectly.
Anyway, I just wanted to confirm that this is the correct way to do it. You simply take the raw Japanese ROM, remove the header, and apply the CC2 patch, correct? Even though it's based on the j2e translation and the original cosmetic changes, you don't need to apply them first; CC2 is a complete stand-alone package, correct?
2. After getting CC2 working, I applied Dragoon Zero's Long Range Fix patch on top of that. I was just wondering if there is any problem in doing this; if it's redundant (I don't think so, there's no mention of it in the CC2 readme) or if it will cause any conflicts?
3. What do you think of the Long Range Fix? From the description, it sounds like a pretty important thing that should be fixed. I'm just wondering why this isn't integrated into more translations and hacks.
Long Range Fix:http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/892/
4. I'm going to attempt burning the patched ROM to EPROM chips and make a cartridge to play this on my actual SNES. Don't worry, I'm only making one for personal use, and I will NOT be selling it ever. Also I'll be using the Super Famicom FFIV cart as the donor cart, so I think it makes this all legal, since I own an original copy.
Anyway, I'm just wondering if there's anything about CC2 (or Long Range Fix) that would cause problems running on actual hardware?