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Re: Final Fantasy Reconstructed
« Reply #220 on: April 09, 2016, 08:54:48 am »
Here's a link to the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/finalfantasyreconstructed
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Re: Final Fantasy Reconstructed
« Reply #221 on: April 09, 2016, 11:31:11 am »
I stand corrected!

Well if he didn't drop the project, it appears he did drop these message boards.  XD

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Re: Final Fantasy Reconstructed
« Reply #222 on: April 11, 2016, 07:53:11 am »
oh yea this deserves a bump. The mod author is letting people test the beta patch but you have to message him for him to send it to you.

Someone should go to his Facebook and tell him to go back to this thread. Like, someone who uses Facebook (not me, lol)
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« Reply #223 on: April 11, 2016, 07:45:54 pm »
I just found this, and judging by the screenshots, i really want to play this!  ;D
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Re: Final Fantasy Reconstructed
« Reply #224 on: April 12, 2016, 12:09:28 am »
Sooooooooooooooooo..........

Y'all thought I was gone huh? Thought I had abandoned my project? Nahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.  :laugh:  :happy: :thumbsup: :laugh: :happy: :thumbsup:
Honestly I went through the gates of Hell and it took me quite awhile to claw my way back out. And yes, the process has taken about a year. Haven't quite read all of the comments yet, but Spoons reached out to me on the Facebook page and let me know that a buzz had started about the project over here. I took time off to settle my own affairs, and right around probably February I picked FFHackster back up (shout out to Disch for all of his help in the past and for that wonderful utility, without which I would never have gotten as far as I have). But yes, I finally got the game to a point where I was happy with a "proof of concept". The version that is being beta tested right now does not have new music, but is a significantly modified version of the original Final Fantasy. Its not SNES, but I've found ways to basically use the game's programming to cheat the system and push the NES to its limits, and I'm still learning more ways of adding details. I really haven't been active over here recently, but since the buzz has restarted itself, I will be an active participant over here again as well. If you've got questions or specific things you'd like to ask, fire away. Glad that what I had created back then was good enough that it would restart its own buzz  :beer:

Oh, and if you would like to participate in the limited beta testing, message me either on here or at ffreconstructed@gmail.com. I'm still tinkering with the game, but its about 95% done now.

And since the screenshots shown in this thread are HORRIBLY outdated, here are some examples of the game in its current incarnation
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This village was created late in development. Originally an homage to one of my favorite games in the series, Final Fantasy IV, it now fits in with my current attempts to tie all of Final Fantasy to the original game through very meticulous and thought out text editing.















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« Reply #225 on: April 12, 2016, 12:28:12 pm »
Welp it looks magnificent.

I was wondering what are the chances of you naming the game something other than Reconstructed. You know like maybe a cooler sounding name, something like that.

Like erhh maybe Final Fantasy Ages or Final Fantasy Centuries or Final Fantasy Aeons or . .

well you get the idea  ;D
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« Reply #226 on: April 12, 2016, 12:36:57 pm »
I'm really glad that you appreciate what I've been able to do with the game. I was certainly humbled to come back to the RDHN board after I was told that the thread was active and interest was still there for the project. The "Reconstructed" name came from the idea that I was originally basically deconstructing and reconstructing the game piece by piece (the original idea was actually deconstructed, which evolved into the current placeholder). The name hasn't been popular, although I've grown kind of fond of it. I'm still open to suggestions though so when something really pops out at me I might adopt it and give credit where credit is due. If you'd like to participate in the beta tests either email or pm me and I will include you in my next beta patch update. I'll try to upload some more current screenshots of different locations later since I have now added a few locations that weren't in the original game at all.
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« Reply #227 on: April 12, 2016, 02:51:31 pm »
I would suggest "Final Fantasy Rebirth". Sounds cool to me at least.
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« Reply #228 on: April 12, 2016, 05:58:29 pm »
Maybe "A Legend Reborn"? Like I said, not going to make any changes right now, but I will have a finalized title by the time I post patches for the general public because I eventually plan to have a customized title screen for the game as well. I've seen that others were able to accomplish that, and some were actually really cool. I'm still planning to learn how to incorporate animated tiles and such as well, although I always welcome assistance. Was very inspired by Dragon Warrior 4's opening when I played it recently for inspiration. Also, for anyone who is interested, I played through a Korean bootleg Famicom version of Final Fantasy IV last night (well 2/3 episodes the whole way through). While the game isn't the best, and there are some abysmal graphics in places, it does a remarkable job of staying true to Final Fantasy IV, and there are some absolutely stunning visuals at different places. After playing that, it showed where I needed to work to improve my version to put out the best product possible. I put together an image that had most of the enemies and characters that I thought came out well, although the colors are not great in many cases. Figured I'd share it here also so the amount of 8-bit Final Fantasy sprite resources are expanded. Feel free to use any of these in your own projects.

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Re: Final Fantasy Reconstructed
« Reply #229 on: April 12, 2016, 06:20:39 pm »
This looks rather remarkable. I'm quite intrigued, look forward to even more progress :3

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« Reply #230 on: April 12, 2016, 09:36:33 pm »
Wow. It looks really amazing! I'm looking forward to see this finished and play it. ;D

Good luck!

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« Reply #231 on: April 13, 2016, 02:51:30 am »
Maybe "A Legend Reborn"? Like I said, not going to make any changes right now, but I will have a finalized title by the time I post patches for the general public because I eventually plan to have a customized title screen for the game as well.

"A Legend Reborn"? That sounds just fine it's a lot better than Reconstructed in my opinion. Although if I'm gonna get a vote I would have to vote for calling it Final Fantasy Aeons. I think that sounds a little bit more epic.

I would love to help with the testing but I just don't have time for it. Got a couple of current projects I'm trying to pay some attention to. Basically learning how to do stuff like what you've done but for another game. This stuff's not easy heh.
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Re: Final Fantasy Reconstructed
« Reply #232 on: April 13, 2016, 11:12:09 am »
Final Fantasy Renascent?

Or you could pretend we're still in the 90s and call it Final Fantasy Xtreme!

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« Reply #233 on: April 14, 2016, 09:41:08 am »
Wow. It looks really amazing! I'm looking forward to see this finished and play it. ;D

Good luck!
This looks rather remarkable. I'm quite intrigued, look forward to even more progress :3

Thank you both. I'm actually coming into the end of the process (I hope), although I keep tinkering with things here and there. I actually just finally got the Temple floors to a version I actually liked after all this time. I need to update the screenshots I've got here on RHDN too since they're woefully outdated. Please check out the Facebook page if you'd like to get an expanded look at what I've done since the beginning.

"A Legend Reborn"? That sounds just fine it's a lot better than Reconstructed in my opinion. Although if I'm gonna get a vote I would have to vote for calling it Final Fantasy Aeons. I think that sounds a little bit more epic.

I would love to help with the testing but I just don't have time for it. Got a couple of current projects I'm trying to pay some attention to. Basically learning how to do stuff like what you've done but for another game. This stuff's not easy heh.

You are absolutely correct that this process is not a simple one. I wouldn't have been able to do nearly as much without Disch's FFHackster utility, so I totally feel you. I'd be happy to share any insight about editing if you would like. I'm going to keep the Reconstructed title as a placeholder for now, but might change it later after the changes to the game itself are finished.

Final Fantasy Renascent?

Or you could pretend we're still in the 90s and call it Final Fantasy Xtreme!

Had to laugh at the 90s reference. Xtreme would be quite funny actually. And while I like Renascent, I think I'll stay away from words that people will have to look up to understand (A Master's level education here and I still had to look it up myself haha)

Anyway, glad so much interest is still being generated by my little project. I will try to upload some more images later today.  :beer:
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Re: Final Fantasy Reconstructed
« Reply #234 on: April 14, 2016, 05:11:27 pm »
Don't think I'll have time to beta test it, unless it will take longer than 2 months to finish. Would love to play it when it's finished though. Good stuff.

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« Reply #235 on: April 15, 2016, 09:21:21 am »
Glad you hard work is gaining the attention it deserves. I'll continue beta testing some of it this weekend. I vote for Final Fantasy A Legend Reborn. It has a nice ring to it.

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« Reply #236 on: April 15, 2016, 02:29:06 pm »
I'll suggest Final Fantasy: Ascendant, in honor of Tris Prior.  I saw Allegiant in the theater last night and apart from the visual effects it was just meh, so I presume they'll try to close the series strong.

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« Reply #237 on: April 15, 2016, 07:13:45 pm »
I'll suggest Final Fantasy: Ascendant, in honor of Tris Prior.  I saw Allegiant in the theater last night and apart from the visual effects it was just meh, so I presume they'll try to close the series strong.

I'll go with that title name, because its very likewise from FF4. I can tell it looks amazing atm.

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« Reply #238 on: April 16, 2016, 01:33:03 pm »
Glad you hard work is gaining the attention it deserves. I'll continue beta testing some of it this weekend. I vote for Final Fantasy A Legend Reborn. It has a nice ring to it.

And I certainly appreciate your input my friend.

Since I said I would upload some more screenshots, I'm adding some more images of the different locations. I actually made the first full map of a location today for the strategy guide. like I said on the Facebook page though, the emulator I use has an image smoothing feature, so some of the images might look different on your own emulator. Since I'm using the screenshots to make maps using in-game graphics, I thought the smoother look lent itself well to that type of image.

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I created a library and a school in the Cardia realm, which I'm pretty happy about. The "teacher" witch actually talks like she's teaching a class too, so it added some interesting aside elements into that area.
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« Reply #239 on: April 16, 2016, 04:03:15 pm »
Hunh! Extra areas, that's pretty sweet!
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