The long awaited sequel to FE7 Negative Growths (which I never expected to be relevant) is here! This time around there are plenty of quality of life enhancements due to all the new hacks for FE8 that have come about after the decline of FE7 hacking. I must say I find them very enjoyable. Everything else though is the same as vanilla bar the obvious losing of stats as you level thing. HP can’t go below 1 and everything else can’t go below 0. If you have a way to get negative stats to work through resets of the game though hit me up.
So that’s all of the differences… except for the stuff I haven’t mentioned yet! I forgot to mention that the game now has fixed growths. There is no option to turn this off in game, but if you are manipulating for level ups perhaps you should just go play 0% growths instead. For other RNG related things, the RNG randomizer is there too.
That’s actually everything. I haven’t touched any enemy stats or event data. The idea is to see how hard negative growths makes the original game. I could potentially release a lunatic mode or something for crazy people to play, but we’ll see if people can handle vanilla for now. It may be more difficult than FE7 Negative Growths due to a lack of late-game pre-promotes, so I’ll wait to see how things turn out.
Stuff I used in this hack:
Fixed Growths Mode (me)
RNG Randomizer (me)
Battle Stats with Animations Off (Tequila)
Danger Zone (circleseverywhere)
HP Bars (circleseverywhere, with additions by Tequila)
L Toggle for Animations (circleseverywhere)
Parts of the FE8 essential fixes including
- Hold A to Speed Up Unit Movement (Gryz)
- Pierce Glitch Fix (Brendor)
- Sound Fixes (Agro/Brendor) idk what this actually does but it seems legit
You can find the UPS patch here: Dropbox - FE8NegativeGrowths.ups - Simplify your life
It patches over FE8U.
Here’s a link to the whole project folder (minus ROMs): Dropbox - FE8 Negative Growths - Simplify your life
If you want to remove any features of the hack, just go to the file ASMInstaller.event and comment out or delete anything you don’t want. Then put a ROM called FE8_clean.gba in the base folder and run MAKE_HACK_FE8.cmd. This way you can all get what you want.