[FE8] Battle Backgrounds


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For people wondering about changing the battle backgrounds, in both buildfiles and FEBuilder, the list of backgrounds in FE8 is rather… small. Today I have discovered that the list is much bigger than I have realized, and there are actually leftovers of FE7’s battle backgrounds (not so much leftovers, though; they are whole). Thanks to Yang Kai for finding out!

So, the list of backgrounds you’d normally see used in FE8 (and that FEBuilder shows you via the Battle Backgrounds prompt menu in Chapter Editor) shows the following:

0x0 = Plains (or normal, used in outdoor chapters with the Fields tileset)
0x2 = Volcano (Two faces of Evil)
0x6 = Town (The Empire’s Reach)
0x9 = Desert (Scorched Sand)
0xc = Jehanna (Queen of White Dunes)
0xe = Renais (Used in Lagdou Ruins 1-8 and 10, for some reason)
0x12 = Mountains (Revolt at Carcino and Village of Silence)

However, the full list goes as is:

0x0 = Plains 1 (or normal, used in outdoor chapters with the Fields tileset)
0x1 = Snow (UNUSED (because Magvel is a tropical island, after all), works)
0x2 = Volcano (Two faces of Evil)
0x3 = Town 1 (FE7 Town, UNUSED, works)
0x4 = Plains 2 (FE7 Fields, UNUSED, works,)
0x5 = Fort 1 (Bandits of Borgo)
0x6 = Town 2 (The Empire’s Reach)
0x7 = Town 3 (Landing at Taizel)
0x8 = Ship (Phantom Ship)
0x9 = Desert (Scorched Sand)
0xa = Fort 2 (Fort Rigwald, Creeping Darkness)
0xb = Tower of Valni
0xc = Jehanna (Queen of White Dunes)
0xd = Darkling Woods (a.k.a. Endgame)
0xe = “Renais”/Night (Used in Lagdou Ruins 1-8 and 10, for some reason and despite the fact it is a night palette in FE7…)
0xf = Castle 1 (Father and Son)
0x10 = Castle 2 (Ruled by Madness)
0x11 = Castle 3 (Last Hope. Also, night backgrounds)
0x12 = Mountains (Revolt at Carcino and Village of Silence)
0x13 = Port Bethroen (Turning Traitor)
0x14 = Swampy (River of Regrets)
0x15 = Plains? (duplicate, and it is so from on this point)

There might be more here, or from this point it’s all duplicates. Hope this is useful for people investing in choosing the correct battle tileset for their chapters, palettes, and tilesets, be it buildfiles or FEBuilder.


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#2

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#3

This is a wonderful article.
I updated battle background list with FEBuilderGBA ver 20180602.10.


#4

FE7 version when