Thanks guys! I just hope at least one of you will still be interested by that time.
LA hardcodes a lot of map-specific events that you're stuck with unless you know Gameboy assembly
Argh, oh how I found this out the hard way. You certainly are right about LA hacking being inferior in that regard Lin. I don't know ASM, and it is likely to always stay that way. It's a shame, because I could do much more interesting things. I guess if I really, absolutely
needed some ASM hacking which my hack couldn't possibly do without or else I'd just abandon the damn thing, I suppose I could ask someone for help. But I don't really feel that's necessary.
I think everything will be OK anyway, I will just have to work around with what I am given. Mainly I just have trouble with the Overworld. For example, remember that walrus that Marin sang to? She sang to him, he fell in the water, and he would stay away from then on. Well I thought maybe I could put that walrus on another OW screen and it would just work...
So I got Marin to sing to him, he fell into the water I had placed just for him, the rabbit came and took her, and I thought it worked. Until I exited the screen and returned to see that the stupid fatass was back. It pretty much dawned on me I couldn't actually make that whole thing work just by using LALE, but it's just a minor setback; while I was hoping to have the walrus on a different OW screen, I don't think it's that big a deal.
One more thing I was having trouble with was the portal warps on the OW, which seemingly were editable in LALE, but I can't get them to work. Someone already mentioned it to Fatories elsewhere so he's aware, so hopefully those can get fully functional sometime. Again, I can do without if they can't be fixed.
Something this post
can't do without though is a progress report on the hack, and let me tell you, I have completed three more! No, not three more dungeons, three more....rooms. The first three in Level 4. It's been a slow go certainly, although it's mostly due to school and not any decline in motivation.