Dragon Quest 8 Mobile Remaster- http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=34365.msg426869#msg426869Dragon Quest 4 Mobile Remaster (below):
This is a WIP mod for the Android version of Dragon Quest 4. This is being released as an xdelta patch (just like a romhack) and requires an official copy purchased and downloaded from the Play Store
. Anything else will not work.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYlUnnV7m2U
A short video of the mod in action can be seen linked above.
The build i'm linking
(v0.0.1) is similar with a few small additions/adjustments. For those that are interested, instructions are below:
1. First, you must purchase "Dragon Quest 4" on the Google Play Store
2. Second, you'll need to be able to download the files for the game from Google Play in order to patch them. There are various ways to do this but I recommend Raccoon
as it has a good reputation and that's what i've used successfully.
(Note: You can also download the game onto your phone as normal then use "APK Backup & Restore
" to do the same thing if you don't have access to a PC)
a. Install Raccoon and once installed, enter the account info for the Google account you purchased Dragon Quest 4 under. It will ask if you want to use a dummy device for this -- this should be fine, just click "ok".
b. Next, search "Dragon Quest 4" in the top right of the window, select it and it should give you the option to download it.
c. Once downloaded, you'll get the option to "Show Files". It will open up a Windows Explorer window where the files are (should be somewhere under "Documents\Raccoon" by default)
3. Now you'll want a ROM patcher that supports the "xdelta" format. There are tons of these, but i'll just throw Delta Patcher
a. Download the patch file & obb from the link above
b. In Delta Patcher, select the apk you got from Google Play under "original file:", and select the xdelta patch under "XDelta Patch:". Click "Apply Patch". When finished, it should say "Patch applied successfully" or the like.
c. Now do the same for the obb.
4. Now plug in your phone and copy the files over. I recommend placing the patched apk under "~\Downloads" for easy access and the obb will need to be placed under "~\Android\obb\com.square_enix.android_googleplay.dq4\" (<--- this folder will already exist if you've already installed Dragon Quest 4 on your phone)
a. Note: if you've already installed DQ4 on your phone, it will have to be uninstalled (sorry I really found no way around this, it won't install as an in-place update). This means your save files will need to be backed up or you will lose them. (Unfortunately, I believe they are also placed under /data, thus also requiring root to access. Why this was done? I have no idea)
b. Access your downloads and tap the apk. Most likely Android will tell you that it won't allow you to install from unknown sources, so you'll have to grant permission to your file manager app. After that, it will also tell you that this version is not supported by Google Play Protect -- again, you'll have to allow it
c. After that, open up the game and enjoy.
(I tried to make this procedure as straightforward as possible ---> let's just say I realize through this whole endeavor why there isn't a real Android modding scene. At least...outside of certain circles... I would love for this to change)
Changelog (v0.1.2 - 0.1.5):
- Improved overall speed and performance by about 35% (0.1.2)
- Increased the reference resolution for the overworld tiles (field, ocean, etc) (0.1.2)
- Increased the size of character portraits in battle (0.1.2)
- Additional adjustments to overworld tiles (0.1.3 & 0.1.4)
- Increased performance by an additional 5% (0.1.3)
- Updated patch to work with the newest 1.1.2 Google Play update on 4/17/22 (0.1.5)
--> BIG thank you to MrBreada#2001 on Discord for letting me know!
Goals (v0.1.6 and beyond):
Improvements to the UI, such as larger character portraits in battle, better use of screen real estate
- Improvements to the controls, possibly some workaround like Octopus for bluetooth gamepad support
- Add newer DQ amenities such as "Handy Heal All" and better item organization
- (probably more i'm not thinking of)
Older releases & changelogs (hidden with spoiler tag to reduce clutter):
v0.1.2: (Link removed to save hosting storage space)
v0.1.3: (Link removed to save hosting storage space)
- Upscaled numerous textures and assets
- Replaced synthesized music with orchestral tracks (the tool I developed for this is available on FF6 forum -- thanks much to those folks!)
- Added some experimental font changes used for dialogue (may revert this depending on feedback)
---> the goal is to have the most readable/accessible font with good aesthetics and spacing, one that helps reduce reader fatigue with all the text in a long JRPG
- Slightly adjusted UI icons for better aesthetics