[FE8] Eternal Winter (7 chapters, Act 1 complete)

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hello, i’m devvy and i made a hack.

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Fire Emblem: Eternal Winter is a gameplay-focused FE8U ROM Hack made using buildfiles.

Download Link for Eternal Winter’s current patch (v0.4)
(Remember to stay hydrated, report bugs (please), and check the in-game Guide)

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Hack Features:
  • A simple story set in a new continent housing twin kingdoms, Ideon
  • 20 units available so far, 52 planned in total
  • Many custom mugs by me
  • New soundtrack
  • All snow maps (because winter is epic)
  • Aesthetic weather behind the GUI/unit sprites
  • Classes that focus on 1 weapon
  • Rebalanced skill system, with heavy emphasis on a single personal skill and movement skill
  • Tons of custom skills
  • Skill manuals
  • Master Seals as the sole promotion item
  • Hyper-mobile thief lords
  • Basic QoL Stuff (HP Bars, Crit/Effectiveness Warnings, Stealable/Droppable indicators, etc.)
  • Early Warp/Rescue staves (because they’re cool)
  • Early Light Runes/Mines (please use them)
  • Early armor Triangle Attack (it’s funny i swear)
  • No ambush spawns
  • Please use your Pure Waters
  • Ether and coffee
  • Cool guy who has a bird on his shoulder
  • Snow minimap
  • Funny turret unit

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Mechanical Changes:
  • +/-2 Mt, +/-20 Hit Weapon Triangle
  • High weapon Hit
  • Revamped magic tome system; Anima applies Atk buffs, Dark inflicts Atk debuffs, and Light restores HP after combat
  • Revamped affinity system; each affinity boosts 2 stats each, with 4 new ones added (Sun, Moon, Earth, Heaven)
  • Combat arts available through skill manuals
  • Lowered unit stats overall
  • Lowered EXP/W. EXP gain
  • Fast support gain with low bonuses
  • Nerfed stat boosters
  • Nerfed Avoid (Speed + Luck)
  • Low Resistance
  • Blade variants for every physical weapon type (lances, axes, bows)
  • Offensive staves that inflict debuffs
  • Convoy Combine
  • Canto+ replacing Canto, on the first lord and all mounted units
  • Every playable unit has a movement skill based off movement type
  • Rings that passively grant bonuses (only the first one is applied)
  • Promotions with Master Seals at any level, with low promotion gains
  • Houses give experience the first time you visit
  • Fixed autolevels
  • Player unit deaths and turret kills send the dropped items to the convoy
  • Faster animations (EXP bar, map battles, transitions, etc.)
  • FE5 Trading, Talk/Support don’t cost an action, etc.

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Road Ahead:
  • Act 2 time?
  • End goal of like 18ish or so chapters
  • Move talk convos to supports already
  • More funny map gimmicks
  • More funny skills
  • Off-hand weapon system? (technically already in but uh)
  • I’ll fix the writing/story one day I promise (maybe) idk
  • Boat maps
  • Magic and bow armors???
  • Ice fishing??? (idk this was in my notes for some reason)
  • Make you cry
  • Gaidens

thanksriv coffee

About Me:

i like fire emblem

FAQ:

Q: Is this hack 1 RN?

A: No

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Known Issues:

Minor:

  • EXP events sometimes cause units to disappear for a second
  • Axe Armor triangle attack uses pegasus animations
  • UI moves to the right a bit after canceling an attack

Gamebreaking:

  • None so far! (i hope i don’t jinx this)

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Credits (Tell me if I’m missing anyone please):

Assets from:
Levin
Laurent Lacroix
BuskHusker
Lenh
autonima
Monkeybard
ZessDynamite
CapybarainSpace
Raymond
A Reliable Chair
hypergammaspaces
Runa
Kyo
SaXor The Nobody
Pikmin1211
Alusq
Ruby
Thomash Lee
Keikiru Kusanagi
Scott Mtc.
Runa
viejiux
Bloopy
Sme
Mariode
vialtoclef
Jay Reichard
Harlan
Wan
Feier
Team SALVAGED
StreetHero
Blood
Leo Link
MeatOfJustice
RobertFPY
The Blind Archer
Iscaneus
Maiser6
MageKnight404
Tsushi
Nuramon
Alfred Kamon
Spud
Blademaster
Jj09
Atey
flasuban
eCut
DerTheVaporeon
Greentea
Miguel-Rojo
L95
Eldritch Abomination
Rasdel
epicer
CardCafe
XVI
Lisandra Brave
LordGlenn
Zelix
Scraiza
Orihara Saki
Camdar
Peerless
Jeorge Reds
Beansy
Vennobennu
Thunder Mage
Mikey Seregon
Itranc
Raspberry
Ary
Arch
Seal
SHYUTERz
N426
ZoramineFae
pandan
RandomWizard
SSHX
Amyd
Permafrost
Archerbias
Ryan914

ASM from:
The Skill System Team (Circleseverywhere, Colorz, Primefusion, Tequila, Rossendale, StanH, Leonarth, Wan, Teraspark, Darrman, SD9k, Kao, blademaster, Snakey1, Zeta, Kirb, Sme, Ganzap, Pikmin1211, RobertFPY, Mikey Seregon)
Kirb
Colorz
Vennobennu
Circleseverywhere
Alusq
Aera
AuraWolf
StanH
Hextator
Agro
Ipatix
Brendor
Nintenlord
Pikmin1211
jjl2357
Zane Avernathy
Contro
Snakey1
Magrika is now Canon
Tequila
Sme
Gryz
hypergammaspaces
Shuusuke
Leonarth
GratedSchtick
Mokha
Runa
Tiki
Mikey Seregon
7743
Huichelaar
Teraspark
Scraiza
Doesnt
MinN
Zeta
Mkol
Vesly

Special Thanks:
Runa for Buildfile help/letting me use her music
Pikmin1211 for Buildfile help
WarPath for Buildfile help
hypergammaspaces for Buildfile help
Snek for Buildfile help
Pikmin1211 for Buildfile help (again)
Sme for Buildfile help
Contro for Buildfile help
Lenh for Buildfile help/Spriting help
BuskHusker for Spriting help
Tsushi for Spriting help
Wan for Spriting help
Bobby Yukitsuki for Writing help
pandan for Playtesting/inspiring me to use food names
GodsPetTurtle for Playtesting
Rivian for Playtesting
LegendofLoog for Playtesting
Zane Avernathy for Playtesting
ObsidianDaddy for Playtesting
VagueClive for Playtesting
Archerbias for Playtesting
Leche for Playtesting
Grand for Playtesting
Citrus for Playtesting
epicer for Playtesting
Xilirite for Playtesting
Roze for playtesting
NightHawk8P for playtesting
darkdogdemon for being my IDEA GUY!!! :star:

Download Here

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Hack looks so good bro, super hyped for what comes next :eyes:

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holy shit, this hack is finally out to the public. goated 4/20 release

i can’t wait to skip your gameplay so i can read your story!!!

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Coolio

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Affogato

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What did you change about the magic and affinity systems exactly?

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coffee lord :dizzy_face:

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anima magic buffs, dark magic debuffs, light magic heals
affinities boost 2 stats each also i added a few more

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Lost 3 units to 1 Zanbato during a playtest 10/10

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buildfiles how about build deez nuts

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:bread: :bread: :bread: :bread: :bread:

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is kelik in this hack

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Started the demo and just have one thing to say right now: please remove enemy stat variation. I just noticed it when a reset prevented the armor from OHKOing a mage.

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This was fun to playtest. Hack def has a vibe.

I look forward to more scenes with King and the bird parson.

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hello i updated the download link with v0.2

0.2 Changelog:
  • Added fixed auto-levels (removed enemy stat variation)
  • Moved certain warning events
  • Monk can promote correctly/has a palette lol
  • Buffed Skill/Luck boosters to +2
  • Nerfed stealable flier Spd
  • Slight enemy placement changes (Ch2, Ch6)
  • Ch2 is now Seize
  • Minor text fixes
  • Adjusted sword armor’s statline, slightly buffed sword cav
  • You can steal from your fellow green units (band-aid fix until i figure out green drops lol)

tell me if anything breaks thanks

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Anything that makes snow maps king is already SSS tier in my mind
that plus the snow friendly mugs has this in my top hacks of 2022. Best of luck with continued development!

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Congrats for the release ! It looks already quite qualitative and I will be sure to try it whenever I have some time :smile:

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this hack feels and looks pretty nice, good music also, the amount of care and detail is pretty impressive, congrats. How do I get 1-1X though?

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sorry, 1-1x being in the guide is an error. the chapter isn’t actually finished (there’s no dialogue or anything like that). i’ll probably add it in the next non-bug fix patch. :+1:

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