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joe73ffdq

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Dragon Warrior 2 - Remix and rebalance
« on: April 07, 2019, 06:32:13 am »
Finally after several attempts at rom hacking, I am actually close to finishing a project  :)

Many people to thank for how far I made it...

AlexKC who discovered how enemy variables work, and other data on a Gamefaqs thread from 2011 :beer:
Gameboy9 who discovered a majority of the data 2 years ago on the original DW2 thread here  :beer:

Too many names to think of here, but there are 2 in particular that have helped on various things.

Disch for technical help and patience when I struggled to grasp how code works  :beer:
King Mike for help with many things in the 5+ years of visiting here, and overall help in the rhdn community  :beer:

There are many others to thank as well, given the 4-5 games I have attempted  :beer:


Ok... Now onto what I have so far


Complete overhaul of the equipment, with the most viable use of a limited roster.

Jailors key now opens all doors without any glitches, through the open routine.

Panacea and Yggdrasil Dew both have dual use. Revive from Leaf and Healmore. There is text overlap across the screen from the added function of Healmore.

Treasure drops are now good to excellent. Chest contents ended up better then expected.

Enemy choices expanded past the DW world as you will see. I wanted favorites and dragons first. Then I set up what now looks balanced, mixed with the creative ideas I chose. Palettes were redone for most enemies, and several changes were made as I went along.

Magic was a chore with limited options for characters. Enemies now have 5 breath attacks, 3 group fire spells, and 3 single target fire spells.


Enemy build, formations, and zoning, are currently in progress (line 678-1029)... Patch #5 has all other changes in "current work" already applied.


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The final few things are much less difficult now, and I also wanted to share all the data for others who might be interested (beer)


Tell me what you guys think... I am still contemplating possible enemy changes.


Also, if anyone wants to look into the code, there are 3 text related errors that I know of... Panacea, Yggsdrasil Dew, and power shield.


Last thing... I am hoping to have this complete this month...


Hopefully this link works properly

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/zaah0d08ze93mwi/DW2%20-%20Remix%20and%20rebalance.zip?dl=0


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 7-Falcon Sword   
 8-Club           
12-Magic Knife   
15-Copper Sword   
24-Chain Sickle   
27-Wizard's Wand 
32-Iron Spear     
40-Broad Sword   
45-Divine Dagger 
50-Erdrick's Sword
60-Giant Hammer   
63-Staff Thunder 
65-Light Sword   
80-Dragon Killer 
80-Hero Spear     
95-Thunder Sword 

10-Leather Armor   
18-Chain Mail     
25-Bronze Armor   
28-Cloak of Evasion
35-Silver Armor   
45-Full Plate Armor
50-Water Flying   
50-Magic Armor     
60-Gaia Armor     
65-Dragon Mail     
75-Erdrick's Armor
                   
 7-Leather Shield 
17-Scale Shield   
25-Iron Shield     
40-Power Shield   
50-Erdrick's Shield

 8-Mysterious Hat 
15-Iron Helmet     
30-Erdrick's Helmet

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Heal     
Healall 
Hustle   
         
Infernos
Firebane
Icespears
Explodet
Lightning

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Heal     
Heal     
Heal All
         
Breath 1
Breath 2
Breath 3
Breath 4
Breath 5
         
Firebal 
Firebane
Explodet
         
Blaze 1 
Blaze 2 
Blaze 3 

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   1-Slime       
   2-Big Slug   
   3-Army Ant   
   4-Drakee     
   4-Red Slime 
   6-Wild Mouse
   9-Pit Viper 
  10-Magician   

  16-Healer     
  12-Babble     
  20-Fire Ant   
  18-Magidrakee
  23-Smoke     
  11-Giant Rat 
  17-Skeleton   
  24-Baboon     
  31-Centipede 
  47-Zombie     
  42-Carnivog   
  53-Saber Tiger

 225-Met Slime 
  47-Iron Ant   
  54-Drakeema   
  74-Warlock   
  63-Mud Man   
  58-King Cobra
  71-Mummy     
  67-Demighost 
  84-Hibabango 
  87-Armorpede 
  93-Wraith Knig

  32-Gold Slime
  54-Goopi     
 117-Sorcerer   
 168-Gas       
 136-Gremlin   
 108-Basilisk   
 145-Orc       
 125-Titan Tree
 164-Hunter     
 177-Saber Lion
 500-Green D   

  35-Man O’ War
  48-Sea Slug   
  94-Medusa     
 172-Gorgon     
 800-Sea Dragon

1650-Met Babble
 153-Vampirus   
 138-Ghoul     
 193-Mega Knight
 225-Attack Bot
 204-Flame     
 172-Puppet Man
 800-Radimvice 
1150-Yellow D   

 350-Iron Slug 
 241-Dark Eye   
 264-Wizard     
 277-Gargoyle   
 578-Orc King   
 338-Magic Vampi
 362-Coeurl     
 389-Berserker 
 407-Hargon’s Kn
1527-Killing M 
1600-Blue D     

 280-Curer     
1023-Pink Puff 
4050-Met Drakee
 548-Blizzard   
 571-Pterodactyl
 736-Cyclops   
1195-Giant     
1454-Mace Mast 
1579-Bullwong   
2100-Red D     

2500-Atlas     
2625-Bazuzu     
3150-Zarlox     
   2-Hargon     
   2-Malroth   


« Last Edit: April 14, 2019, 10:50:49 pm by joe73ffdq »

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Re: Dragon Warrior 2 - Remix and rebalance
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2019, 06:19:58 pm »
This sounds really cool. Do you have any screenshots or videos to show off the changes? :beer:

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Re: Dragon Warrior 2 - Remix and rebalance
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2019, 10:13:28 pm »
In the link, there is a full set of enemy pics in the folder.

Does it work? ... Dropbox changed how the link works from the last time I tried...

April 08, 2019, 04:24:10 pm - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)


April 08, 2019, 04:26:08 pm - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
Im not sure what I just did. I tried the attachments key...

This might sound elementary, but Im not sure how to upload a pic...
« Last Edit: April 08, 2019, 04:26:08 pm by joe73ffdq »

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Re: Dragon Warrior 2 - Remix and rebalance
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2019, 10:19:31 pm »
Oh, that's no problem. Personally I upload pictures to a website called imgur. When you get there, at the top is a green button that says 'New Post' and you can upload pictures from there. imgur can create hyperlinks for you to share here, either one for each picture or one for an album of pictures.

When you get to this forum, you can either share the link itself, or there's some formatting options that let you share pics directly.


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Re: Dragon Warrior 2 - Remix and rebalance
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2019, 07:01:02 pm »
Thank you  :beer:


Now loading pics works  :)









































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Here is the latest patch with everything in "current work" done... Except for enemy stats and formations...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/zaah0d08ze93mwi/DW2%20-%20Remix%20and%20rebalance.zip?dl=0


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Let me know if that link works...
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2019, 01:33:06 am »
After taking a small break, I am now trying to decide on the exp given, and then I can finish up the enemies...

I would like some opinions with the decided exp amounts... I keep going over this, and trying to find what will give a decent flow to the game. Quicker then the original, but not sure quite yet...

Tell me if this looks good...



1-Slime         
2-Big Slug     
3-Army Ant     
4-Drakee       
4-Red Slime     
5-Wild Mouse   
7-Spirit       
9-Pit Viper     
               
08-Babble       
15-Healer       
16-Fire Ant     
18-Magidrakee   
20-Smoke       
11-Giant Rat   
14-Magician     
17-Centipede   
21-Skeleton     
28-Baboon       
35-Carnivog     
47-Zombie       
48-Saber Tiger 
               
225-Met Slime   
038-Iron Ant   
045-Drakeema   
048-Mud Man     
051-Demighost   
052-Hibabango   
054-Warlock     
056-Mummy       
058-Armorpede   
063-Wraith Knig
               
050-Gold Slime 
042-Goopi       
067-King Cobra 
078-Gas         
091-Gremlin     
112-Sorcerer   
085-Titan Tree 
105-Orc         
114-Hunter     
132-Saber Lion 
500-Green D     
               
035-Man O’ War 
048-Sea Slug   
094-Medusa     
172-Gorgon     
800-Sea Dragon 
               
1650-Met Babble
0138-Ghoul     
0153-Vampirus   
0168-Mega Knight
0172-Puppet Man
0324-Flame     
0800-Radimvice 
0250-Attack Bot
1000-Yellow D   
               
0180-Iron Slug 
0203-Dark Eye   
0224-Wizard     
0238-Gargoyle   
0259-Berserker 
0284-Magic Vampi
0317-Coeurl     
0342-Hargon’s Kn
0678-Orc King   
1527-Killing M 
1600-Blue D     
               
0210-Curer     
1023-Pink Puff 
4050-Met Drakee
0571-Pterodactyl
0653-Blizzard   
0735-Cyclops   
1195-Giant     
1454-Mace Mast 
1879-Bullwong   
2400-Red D     
               
2500-Atlas     
2625-Bazuzu     
3150-Zarlox     
0002-Hargon     
0002-Malroth