Hi zhade, first off, let me say amazing work! This is what I was looking for when I was trying the HardSoM hack -- without being extremely grindy, and imo, underhanded with difficulty.
With that said, I do have one request (should you find the time/interest): Given the magnitude of this patch, could you provide optional decoupled ips components to mix and match?
That is, in addition to your standard patch, could you provide something like the following in an archive of sorts:
I understand if some things cannot be separated (eg dependencies, inconsistencies, general breakage), so implementing the above would be strongly dependent on your understanding/expertise on the inner workings.
My reasoning in this being a good idea is three-fold:
1) Better compatibility with other authors' work, should more patches come out.
2) Much higher reception/popularity as players can more carefully customize their experience.
3) Easier development/testing on your part (if you are not already doing this privately). That is, if something breaks unexpectedly interactions would be much easier to track.
Please let me know your thoughts.
March 15, 2016, 12:56:41 am - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
On a similar note, this mod breaks FuSoYa's VWF patch. Behavior is as follows: game starts normally and accepts input until New Game/Load Game. Nothing else seems amiss, just no input is accepted.
That said, on a positive note, the following hacks are verified compatible:
Item Limit "9" Patch
Secret of Mana Proper-caser
Install path was:
Using Secret of Mana (U) [!].smc (2,097,152 bytes) --
1) Add header
2) Apply "SD2 Improvement"
3) Remove header
4) Apply this patch
5) Apply "Item Limit "9" Patch"
6) Add header
7) Apply "Secret of Mana Proper-caser"
Optional. Remove header
March 20, 2016, 10:56:32 pm - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
Even with just applying this patch, bindable magic does not work. That is, I'm only using this patch.
Worse yet, due to disabling the traditional 'happy path' for casting a spell, I can't cast magic at all!
At this point (after getting Undine) this hack is unplayable...
March 21, 2016, 12:24:50 am - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
Just an update, I had a custom binding for attack ('A'), setting back to 'B' allowed me to cast spells one off, but binding still does not work.