Hello! It’s me, the FE1 fanatic again, here to share my obsession with this crappy game with the world.
I often work on adding improvements or developing tools for this game, on-and-off. I thought it’d be a good idea to share the latest stable build of the ROM with the world in case somebody else wants to hack FE1. The vanilla game isn’t exactly set up well for additions to the game, so this might be handy if you’re looking to add your own content.
The first build originated as a 95% complete translation of the game, then came the Python compiler I wrote, then mods. Those mods were incorperated into the Time For Tom hack. After that, I took out the mods for a cleaner pure translation, and now I’ve put all the mods back in.
The Time For Tom mods include Magic stat (tomes/magic swords use it to attack), Genealogy Weapon Triangle, All units have Convoy, complete promotion table with Hunter->Horsemen, Armor->General, Resistance stat for players/enemies and mostly complete Resistance growth.
Here’s the most recent improvements:
- Expanded upper unit box to allow longer names/class names
- Improved graphics (sprites from Monshou, palette changes)
- Maps support compression. All maps must now end with byte 0x00, or the game will glitch out. If you want to compress your own maps, I can provide the Python script.
- Fixed the softlock that occurs when unit names are longer than 6 bytes. Also, player names can now be at most 9 bytes long.
For the next round, I’ve got my sights set on adding supprt for longer item names. I managed to make the box bigger previously. All I gotta do is figure out how to expand the Convoy list and decide what I want to do with shops.
Obviously, there will most likely still be bugs. I don’t have time to play through the entire 25-chapter game every time I compile. I do plan on giving each new feature a good test before I ship it out, too. Also, I might have missed some things I thought I brought over from Time For Tom, so “keep your eyes open” for my mistakes.
Get c00l FE1 here: GIMME FE1!
Patch to Japanese ROM.
I make no guarantee that this is compatible with Nightmare editors or translation patches. This modded patch comes complete with the latest English translation built-in.
Finally, I don’t really know what my end goal for this is. It’d be neat to make some sort of full game experience or hard mode or something. If you’ve got ideas, feel free to shoot.