This is probably what you're referring to; it gives Staff rank bonuses to healing staves.
First off, thank you for this and all the work in your other topic. Tons of useful stuff.
If I may be so rude as to ask for something more, would it be possible to give bonuses to AS using this? Or reducing WT, I suppose. I'm not sure which would be easier, and the end result would be the same.
My plan was to use it for magic and possibly bows, since it makes sense that the more proficient you are, the faster you can cast/shoot.
AS bonuses (and bonuses to avoid, crit evade, and other defensive stats) applied during the -rank checks don't appear to apply consistently during battle, unfortunately. It would be possible to make the AS/avoid calculations include a weapon rank check but that would have to be a separate hack.
Wait, avoid and crit avoid too?So we can't make a rank bonus that gives +5 Avo, for example?And what about Def?
Ah, that is unfortunate. On the bright side, it's another reason for me to kick myself in the arse and start learning how to do these things.
Thank you for the response!
yes they do? I know because I'm fucking with it for Alfred
maybe its some weird caveat thing or you're doing it wrong
To be more specific - they only apply when the unit with the rank bonus is capable of attacking in that combat. If they're attacked from a range that they can't counter from, no weapon rank bonuses are applied:
Giving Swords a large bonus to AS and defence, when attacking at 1-range Canas does much less damage and cannot double.
^That opens up a lot of strategic/rage possibilities.
I agree with @Klokinator. I think it actually sounds pretty interesting, especially if you're fiddling around with range a lot in your weapon variety.
If it's no trouble, could you share how you inserted those bonuses?
i assume he used the same hack that this topic is for
Alright, the download now includes a version that lets you specify which stats get boosted - including the full range of Atk,Def,Avo,Cev,AS, etc.
at 0x2AD5A, if you change 0x48 to 0x4A; the bonuses will apply even if the unit can't counterattack
Just something I found while doing stuff that people may find helpful
Nice, I'll put that in the readme.
for FE8 at least, I'm sure the same will work with the appropriate FE7 address
I just remembered that I never bothered to find the equivalent FE7 address (it's 0x28E7E), so that's in the readme too now.
I also cleaned up the code quite a bit; it's now much shorter and understandable than it used to be.
just fyi I completely rewrote this hack
Neat; what improvements did you make? Before I did the latest rewrite this was my oldest and jankiest hack, so it'd be no surprise if you did better than me on that.
i cut the length of it down to about 0x120 bytes in length and made the boosts softcoded via pointers to boosts like with the stat boosts from equipped weapons
I'm making a small edit to this (making bonuses might/hit only, like in FE13/14), and more importantly, writing an installer for it (the modified version) in EA.
It should drop later today; check back. Should simplify editing the tables and installation a lot.
Here y'all are.
dump fileEA installersource code
This also fixes a bug where a unit with an exact C rank would not get bonuses.
I think you should leave what types of bonuses people want to give up to them instead of forcing them to use Might and Hit only, especially if previous versions had that degree of flexibility.
If someone out there thinks that Sword A should give +10 Crit (despite probably being a terrible idea), they should be allowed to do so if that's their vision for their project. Mods like this should be about flexibility and giving the person options, after all.