I woke up yesterday, looked over my todo list for this hack, and thought "maybe today is a good day to ship it?" (Well, I got it out a day later, but not too bad!?)https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/6052/
This patch swaps Sumo's graphics with Amanda's, and vice versa. Pronouns for each character have been replaced (or eliminated). The amount of stress the game's script put on the hero being young did not read well after these changes (but really did it ever?) so the only character who refers to you as "girl" is a villain.
For the most part I have tried to avoid making changes to the translation--especially for things relating to the NPC.
I have play-tested this patch to the ending, and have pretty high confidence in my text changes, but there are three frames of animation for the main character that I have been unable to find any use of. I have not replaced these, but have drawn crude Xs over them to make them more obvious. I am really hoping someone finds them and sends me a good report/screenshot of where they are used. Of course, it is possible they may never actually get used.
I consider this to be about a version 0.9. The version 1.0 release will have quite a few optional patches included--currently I have 27 patches sitting around, but I intend to join many of them together. These will include an alternate name of "Duke" for the NPC, a fully gender neutral patch for the main character, and another round of tweaks for the "Amanda" graphics.
This is my first (released) rom hack which is one reason I decided to release before every last pixel was completely tweaked. So I could get feedback before I decide it's done. (I'm a fricken' noob here, but release early release often?)
Last but not least, thank you to Tomato for the Final Fantasy Adventure and Seiken Densetsu ROM hacking notes: https://www.romhacking.net/documents/804/
July 15, 2021, 01:33:35 am - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
Been trying to focus on getting a 1.0 done, but scope-creep is a hard battle to fight. Spent a while in the debugger today and came out with a one byte (hardly tested) QoL patch: 016-CBC-F7E Faster text display. You're welcome.