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Project II: Final Fantasy IV v3.04

Started by FlamePurge, November 17, 2013, 11:31:11 PM

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FlamePurge

v2.43 is now available. https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1659/

- Several dialogue updates, including a rework of the intro and a removal of the term Esperland. It is now "The Esper Plane." Thanks to Spooniest for helping me with the intro.
- Bit the bullet and changed Lit/Lit2/Lit3 to Bolt/Bolt2/Bolt3.
- Fusoya can now act while Regen is in effect.
- Multiple item descriptions normalized.
- Appendices (Formerly Supplements) have been remade to look more attractive.
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Special

Always loved this hack, and your docs are always short of amazement, I think only Maeson has you beat on that front.

But calling this kind of inconstancy more attractive... some nerve. ;)



Anyways, I think it's time for a replay of this.

And FYI: that CRC32: EE345FBD "to be used" is wrong I think.

FlamePurge

That's the CRC32 I get when I hash my base ROM on RHDN and in HxD. As far as I can tell it's correct.

Now is a great time to replay. Feel free to report any typos or any potential improvements to the script. I'm always evolving!

BTW, I fixed the lowercase F in the status glossary. :P I'll even submit a new archive to RHDN!
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Spooniest

No I am not Noah Antwiler.

Yes Sabin suplexed a train. It'd be easier to Phoenix Down it yknow

Is there any more coffee? ☕

..."Garth... that was a haiku."

Enjoy peoples ^_^
Yamero~~!

Special

Quote from: vivify93 on February 06, 2021, 09:55:58 PM
BTW, I fixed the lowercase F in the status glossary. :P I'll even submit a new archive to RHDN!

I bet your OCD was killing you until that went live, heh.

About the CRC32, then what you have listed must be the "internal" ROM's CRC32 and not the actual ROM itself, see here.

https://datomatic.no-intro.org/index.php?page=show_record&s=49&n=0795

You have listed ["EE345FBD"];
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1659/

Similarly, another FFII hack using the same ROM (minus the header part for patching) ["23084FCD"];
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4134/

FlamePurge

Quote from: Special on February 07, 2021, 06:29:51 AM
I bet your OCD was killing you until that went live, heh.
I don't have OCD, but you pointed it out so I thought it'd be prudent to fix it now.

Quote from: Special on February 07, 2021, 06:29:51 AMAbout the CRC32, then what you have listed must be the "internal" ROM's CRC32 and not the actual ROM itself, see here.

https://datomatic.no-intro.org/index.php?page=show_record&s=49&n=0795

You have listed ["EE345FBD"];
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1659/

Similarly, another FFII hack using the same ROM (minus the header part for patching) ["23084FCD"];
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4134/
Interesting! Thanks, I'll get around to updating this in the next few days then.
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Special

Quote from: vivify93 on February 07, 2021, 09:11:57 AM
I don't have OCD, but you pointed it out so I thought it'd be prudent to fix it now.

It wasn't a knock, me and you are the same, we like our consistencies, I just call it OCD, even thought it might not be the literally hardcore chronic, long-lasting disorder that doctors tell you that you have. ;D

QuoteInteresting! Thanks, I'll get around to updating this in the next few days then.

It's just confusing that's all, you just need to change the wording a bit or have two listed.

File CRC:
Internal ROM: CRC

FlamePurge

#687
Quote from: Special on February 07, 2021, 04:31:20 PM
It wasn't a knock, me and you are the same, we like our consistencies, I just call it OCD, even thought it might not be the literally hardcore chronic, long-lasting disorder that doctors tell you that you have. ;D
Oh no it's OK! I didn't think it was a knock, I just wanted to clarify.

I had to fix some typos I found in the readme, so I updated the hashes on RHDN and in the readme with the ones Special told me about.
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FlamePurge

Found even more readme errors, so as an excuse I bundled it with v2.44. This fixes the bug where you could trade 2+ Pink Tails for only 1 Adamant Armor, thus wasting your precious time and rare items. Credit to chillyfeez.
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Special

I noticed that with the latest v2.44, the checksum now says it's wrong compared to the previous version v2.43 which was right, is this normal?

v2.43


v2.44

FlamePurge

#690
Good eye, Special. I've been told by a few sources that SNES checksums mean pretty much nothing in the grand scheme of things. It can be fixed with the tool IPSandSum https://www.romhacking.net/utilities/499

It seems it was prudent to me to submit a new version anyhow, because it seems I may have forgotten to bundle the Adamant Grotto fix in with the new version despite my claims. No new version number.

edit - its up now
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Spooniest

I'm confused, though

Is the Bard actually Spoony or was it just like a typo

... Sorry viv I'm just bored
Yamero~~!

FlamePurge

#692
I might be making a new version soon. I updated a couple of character sprites where I noticed errors, and I also slightly altered the "who can equip" property to allow Dark Knight Cecil to use way more stuff than before. Added items are below the spoiler cut.

Spoiler
Silver Knife
Dancing Dagger
Assassin Dagger
Mage Masher

Ancient Sword
Drain Blade
Silver Sword
Slumber Sword
Flame Saber
Icebrand
Gorgon Blade
Avenger
Defender

Hand Axe
Dwarf Axe
Ogreslay
Poison Axe
Rune Axe

Iron Shield
Silver Shield
Flame Shield
Ice Shield
Diamond Shield
Aegis Shield
Genji Shield
Dragon Shield

Leather Cap
Twist Headband
Plumed Hat
Iron Helm
Green Beret
Dark Hood
Ribbon
Glass Mask

Silver Helm
Diamond Helm
Genji Helm
Dragon Helm

Iron Armor
Flame Mail
Ice Mail
Diamond Mail
Genji Armor
Dragon Armor
Adamant Armor

Clothes
Prisoner Clothes
Bard Robe
Leather Clothes
Karate Gi
Black Belt
Power Vest

Iron Glove
Silver Glove
Diamond Glove
Genji Glove
Dragon Gauntlet
Zeus Glove

Ruby Ring
Iron Ring
Strength Ring
Protect Ring
Crystal Ring
[close]

I'm also thinking of adding a ponytail to Rosa's portrait, inspired by her portrait in the Pixel Remaster. But since this is a pretty radical change, I'm not sure if I should commit to this.

Comparison


Does anyone have any thoughts about me adding this to Project II?

(ED5C0-EEF3F 3BPP)

edit 1 - i've gotten mostly positive feedback on this so i'm probably just going to add it to the main patch. i don't foresee many people coming out of the woodwork here on rhdn to give their opinion lol

edit 2 - The proper guillotine sound effect for the top of the Tower of Zot was restored, finally.

For those who would like to do it themselves in FF4kster:
Go to Event Editor
Press / to see number labels
Event 130
Action 57
SFX 88: Magnetize -> SFX 101: Effect 100
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FlamePurge

#693
v3.00 is out now.

- Cid has new commands: Rush and Smog.
- Spell Venom is single-target only.
- Rosa's portrait resembles that of FFIV Pixel Remaster.
- Cecil (Paladin) learns Armor, Shell, and Life1.
- Rydia (Little) learns Charm, Heal, Cure2, and Life1.
- Cecil (Dark Knight) can equip more stuff.
- Only Cecil (Paladin), Edward, Rosa, and Porom can use bows and arrows.
- Tower of Zot guillotine finally plays the correct noise when it falls.
- Appendices updated.

Find it in the opening post.

Edit - A quick 3.01 is out. I just added a sound effect to Sight in-battle. Nothing major.
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FlamePurge

v3.02 is available. Sorry for another update so soon but I found some issues I needed to correct while working on a fork of Project II.

- Fixed an instance where Cecil's name displayed "Cecil" no matter what you named him.
- Corrected some inconsistencies with Cecil (PLD), Rosa, and Rydia (BIG)'s map sprites.
- Edward no longer looks naked on the world/field map.

I'm aware that the checksum is broken. If I'm not mistaken, this should affect literally nothing at all ever as SNES doesn't really do checksum routines. But I'll fix it with IpsAndSum after the fork project has been released.
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Special

Quote from: vivify93 on December 14, 2021, 04:15:51 PM
- Edward no longer looks naked on the world/field map.

Awww. Undo the "fix" IMO.

FlamePurge

#696
No

Edit -

v3.03 is out

- Fixed Rydia not being able to learn Toad as a child, thus missing it forever
- Fixed ROM checksum (Don't complain at me now, OK? lol)
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Curious_Vicks

Hi.  I found something odd with the ATB display option.  While using Project II v3.03 sometimes one of the party members will have their ATB reset after you have passed on giving them a command.  This can occur as soon as the first battle you have control over Cecil and Kain, but I also progressed until Rydia and Tellah are in the party and I was able to reproduce it in that case.  The ATB will still increase again, but I have watched it go down from 100 to 32.

I came across this because I found a worse ATB bug in Daughter of Darkness and Light, which I don't see a forum topic for at this time.  It is possible, after passing a turn, for Rosa's ATB to fall from 100% to 0% and never increase again for the remainder of the battle.  Using the X button to pass again while the ATB displays 0% does not bring up her commands, so it doesn't seem like this would just be an incorrect number being displayed.  I found this while passing turns on Mt. Hobbs.  I haven't narrowed this down to a specific number of turns it might require, but it seems more likely to occur when the battle takes longer.  But, I also think I have triggered it fairly early in at least one battle.  Perhaps, the increase in party size (to 4 and then to 5 characters) is why I noticed it at this point in the game?  I tried swapping Rosa's position with Yang's in the formation, but Rosa was still the only character to experience this issue.  I have not progressed far enough in Project II to see if I can replicate the issue in that.

I have made save states using higan which display both of these issues if you would like them.

FlamePurge

I think I've heard of this issue before. I don't know where I'd begin to start fixing it. I wonder if I should just see if I can remove turn deference? It'd be easier than trudging through the mire of fixing code. Thanks for your report.
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nosynose

@vivify
I am quite intrigued by Daughter of Darkness and Light.
But honestly, it's basically the same story/gameplay, with the changes are just slimmer DK sprite, Paladin Rosa sprite, and a few equipment and text adjustments.
At least in this case, Kain should be changed into female too (spritewise) and named Kaina >:D. Thus the two powerful Baron commanders are now females, and both are into Cecil the "damsel in distress". Isn't that interesting? :laugh:
And as White Mage, Cecil's sprite should be edited so he looked simpler/plainer compared to the Cecil's Paladin. He's a mage too fancy!
I actually thought of this some more and have a few more ideas to further differentiate DoDaL from vanilla, but it might be requiring much work on your part. So, will post it later if you'd like to hear it. Thanks.