Mega Man Zero 1, 2, 3 - Fast leveling up (and other stuff)

Started by acediez, November 18, 2018, 07:27:07 PM

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acediez

A couple of quick tweaks I made for myself (to play the excelent Restoration patches that were just updated  :laugh:)
I might as well share them... Even though I do not recommend these for people playing the game for the first time. They're meant for people comming back for a quick playthrough.

Mega Man Zero (USA, Europe)
Fast leveling up - Weapon leveling up drastically reduced (note that Zero 1 has separate level up requirements, counting separately air-attack, dash-attack, and non-charged buster shots)

Mega Man Zero 2 (USA)
Fast leveling up - Weapon leveling up drastically reduced (in Zero 2, all attacks from a weapon count equally)
Always get EX Skills - Get EX skills regardless of Rank level

Mega Man Zero 3 (USA)
Always get EX Skills - Get EX skills regardless of Rank level
Always get Mega Man Battle Network viruses on cyber areas - This is an easter egg normally unlocked by connecting to MMBN games through cable link.

And here's a list of addresses involved. They're probably better suited as gameshark codes anyway.

Thanks to SCD and emerilfryer for their work on the Restoration patches and making me want to revisit these games again!

emerilfryer

Ooh. Nice! Thanks for posting these. I was thinking about creating some for my next playthrough until I saw this. :)


I wonder if mmz3_exevirus.ips could be submitted to website, since it's more of an unlocker than a trainer or cheat.

Tsukiyomaru0

That's super nice! Could you do those for Mega Man Zero Collection too?

Zero Dozer

Of course you're whipping up great stuff for Mega Man games. Good work, sir.

PowerPanda

I had no idea these patches existed until someone highlighted them on another thread. Thank you!

ShadowOne333

Since this has been bumped already.
@acediez @SCD, it'd be better if these patches provided by acediez could be added to the packages for the Restoration hacks (as optional perhaps).
Either that, or make a separate entry for each Zero game for each of these, and these might get lost in due time in the threads.

acediez

Quote@acediez @SCD, it'd be better if these patches provided by acediez could be added to the packages for the Restoration hacks (as optional perhaps).
Either that, or make a separate entry for each Zero game for each of these, and these might get lost in due time in the threads.

I don't think I'll make my own entries for these, I'm not into GBA hacking... but I encourage SCD, or anyone who wants to, to add these to their hacks, either as optional patches or included.

You might want to also include the addresses I listed to your readme files, people like to fine-tune these things.

Thirteen 1355

That looks pretty neat! Do the ex skill patches also give the bosses their extra moves (their own ex skills)?
Helicoptering about till I find some ROM hacking treasure.

acediez

Quote from: Thirteen 1355 on March 08, 2022, 01:14:35 PM
That looks pretty neat! Do the ex skill patches also give the bosses their extra moves (their own ex skills)?
No, I didn't get that far, I didn't touch any other rank checks besides the results screen that grant you the skills.
Would love to have that permanently enabled too though.

If anyone wants to tackle it, I listed the "current rank" address in the document I posted. My guess would be that there's another check for that either at the start or during the boss fight.

Razieldemon

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Huh... crazy timing.

I'm working on an image hack for Zero 1 to change the mugshots to look more natural like they were in the following games.

I wanted to adjust the growth requirements for cyberelves in it as well.

I was also looking to tweak the requirements for weapon growth in Zero 2 which your documentation will help.

The original blood hack for Zero 2 had visual distortions on the forms and ex screen. I dont know if those were resolved but I was intending on comparing the rmz2 and mmz2 roms pallettes and tiles against one another to try and resolve that.

Is that no longer an issue?

I have other aspects of this series I'd like to tackle but not before making these asjustments.

Edit: I downloaded cygnus, never used a hex editor before, but for some reason I cant seem to search for the values listed in the excel document... any suggestions?