Awesome. I'm still a bit uneasy on the table thing, but I'll try my best and post the finished TBL here for peer review. I'll go ahead and just copy-paste the stat growths from the vanilla ROM.
Thank you for the reply.
With that, the initial stats and the stat growth for characters is reverted. The only thing I need to do now is revert the auto-scrolling, preferably to the ideal behavior described above.
March 01, 2019, 09:10:33 pm - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
It took a lot of trial and error, but I finally figured out exactly how to syntax the TBL and get it loaded and working in Tiny Hexer. It's a lot easier to navigate now, and I've even found the area where scrolling is handled. I've found four places (after "Leveled Up!", after the 5 stats, after HP, and after PP) where I was able to modify the behavior to demand a pause for player input, but sadly that appears to be 0x01 which is an ENTER command, and no matter what, it appears to scroll the text box up once a button is pressed. I kind of liked Dragon's aesthetic where "Ninten leveled up!" stayed on Line 1 of the 3-line text box, while Lines 2 and 3 were reserved for the scrolling of stats. Sadly, once you reach the pause after IQ/Force, "level up" gets pushed off of Line 1. The same will obviously happen with the pause after HP.
Is there any way to keep that "leveled up" message on line 1 with control codes?
March 01, 2019, 10:41:10 pm - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
Progress: Starting stats - DONE. Stat growth - DONE. Enemy encounter rates - DONE. Level-up breakpoints - FUNCTIONAL / UNPOLISHED
I'm dubbing this new patch MOTHER Re-Faithful to represent a return to faithful combat/stat behavior. I could release it now, really, but I'm kind of hung up on the "leveled up" message scrolling away. It just looks unpolished, and could only be fixed by figuring out a way to A) keep it on Line 1 and use Lines 2 and 3 for scrolling stats, or B) have it scroll away in the first place in an aesthetically pleasing manner.