Fire Emblem 1 (SD&BoL) - War of Darkness (Randomizer + Improvements) (Open Beta)

Started by Polinym, March 09, 2022, 02:09:41 AM

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Polinym

Hello! After working on a translation for the first Fire Emblem game, I still wanted to keep messing with the game. So, after doing some work on an editor, I decided to compile all my ideas into a single project I'm calling 'Fire Emblem: War of Darkness".

War of Darkness is an English patch that comes with a number of enhancements for the original game to bring it up-to-speed with its remakes. Total faithfulness isn't the name of the game here, so I've also thrown in some stuff just for fun. The other part of this project is a randomizer, which the improvements will help make more fun. The randomizer will likely be available as a stand-alone application in addition to a patch that contains just the enhancements. Unfortunately, the editor program I'm making isn't quite releasable yet, so I've included some randomized patches in with the base patch with random seeds/names.

Check out the beta here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mqbEUba2_nw6s2pfJYF8cIhr4m3rV7i-/view?usp=sharing

Here's a list of all the improvements I've added so far:
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- Camus is recruitable by Astria
- Mages use their Strength/Magic to attack
- Stat window shows MAGIC for Mages instead of STRENGTH
- Crossbows are short-range only weapons for Archers
- Thunder/Tron tomes deal bonus damage to Dragon Knights
- Nyna replaces Biraku in Chapter 5
- Generals can wield Swords, Lances, and Bows
- Gradius, Parthia, and the Miracle Rapier are unbreakable
- Mars starts with a Vulnery
- Some units have Resistance now (based on Monshou).
- All units promote using Master Seals now
- Knights promote to Generals
- Hunters promote to Horesmen
- Iron Lances have 6 Might instead of 5
- New Usabilty table
- Added Steel Lance
- Enemies use Steel Lances like in Monshou
- Added Killer Lance
- Added Killer Bow
- Added Slim Lance
- Added Nothung
- Miracle Rapier is no longer Mars-exclusive
- Added Intro
- Added different song for some chapter intros
- Misheil is recruitable by Maria (replaces Jake)
- Added Swordkiller (eff. against Merc / Hero)
- Thieves can promote to Lord
- Lords can use Rapiers (important for randomizer)
- Clerics will use the female sprite for all female units

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Here are the things I plan on trying to add in the future:

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- Clerics gain EXP from healing (even just this would make this project complete!)
- Commando class is converted to Dancer (groundwork is done, need to figure out animations)
- All female mages use Linda's battle sprite
- Randomized chest/village rewards
- Fake Maphs, Chapter 23 redesign based of Shadow Dragon
- Map compression (to better allow custom maps)
- "Avatar" customization for randomizer (select name, class, male/female, strength/weakness, like modern games)

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I'd also be happy to hear any ideas you guys have to add some spice or improvement to Shadow Blade and the Light of Dragon. Let me know what you think! :D



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