So progress is kind of slow on the title screen front, partly because I still haven't had a lot of time to work on it, but also because I sort of am working from the ground up. I spent at least six hours today just documenting all of the routines FFIVJ runs up through the title screen so I could compare that to what FF2US does.
The differences are... Pretty significant, to say the least.
I went into more detail about it on the thread over on slick, but here's my question for you, Rodimus: If I'm not able to recreate the exact title screen from FFIVJ, would you be happy with something close?
For instance: if you watch FFIVJ's opening, it starts out with just the crystal, then the "FINAL FANTASY IV" fades in, then the "1991 SQUARE" fades in last.
Would you be satisfied if everything (including the crystal) faded in simultaneously, as long as the end result was an exact copy of that of FFIVJ?
Also, I'm not sure whether I'll be able to recreate the layering of the letters. If I had to skip the bottom layer, but you still had the flash, how would you feel about that?
Obviously, none of this is my first choice either, but I'm not positive I'll be able to recreate the exact title screen from FFIVJ, so I'm trying to gauge whether it will be worth the effort if I have to make some concessions.
So what are your thoughts?