Hello all today i’m here to present to you a simple patch for FE8 that adds genderbent versions for almost every class, as well as minor QOL patches and changes for all of your Pmeing and reskinning needs. I won’t bore you with the whole lore of it unless you really care enough to read it.
While working on a personal hack for fe8 for my friends (nothing major just a bunch of ocs, a couple of text changes and memes i’m not that good at hacking so it was more intended as practice as was this patch.) due to some rom breaking bugs I ended up having to restart from a clean rom over and over again. Frustrated and annoyed beyond end i wanted to make a base so i wouldn’t have to restart from a clean rom. And even though i figured out what my issue was I still wanted to release this since there’s been a few PME’s running around and i thought might as well contribute to all that or maybe somebody just wants to make a simple reskin or something else like that.
Genderbent versions of almost every class that was missing Including the lords!!
Some classes don’t yet have genderbent animations unfortunately and i’m not a spriter so i had to take some creative liberties.
Male Falcoknight doesn’t have any genderbent anims atm but i let that one slide since those are already pretty passable as male anyways. I also didn’t really bother changing the Wyvern classes either although I may end up changing them at a later date.
For male Erika lord I used Roy’s anims
Neither of the T2 lords had gnederbent anims, for female Ephraim great lord I used Team Salvaged’s Female paladins’ anim and for male Erika great lord I used a T2 reskin of Ephraim for Eliwood by Glenwing.
These are all just band-aid fixes for this first pacth. If and when these animations get released I will update it to add them in. Also I didn’t bother with any of the traniess since I thought nobody would use em and they’d probably be more work than they’re worth although id be willing to do them if I get asked enough. I also changed some of the standing map animations of the base classes to make them more indicative of gender at a glance.
Soldiers and Halberdiers are in!
Balanced and fair the Soldier and Halberdiers are ready to be unapologetically unnoteworthy. Soldier’s can promote into Halberdiers and Paladin’s and on 3 way promos they also have access to General
Standardised promo gains
Pretty much every versions of the base classes had differing promo gains so I just defaulted them to that’re highest between each variation. I was also going to standardise the growths as well but i decided to leave those alone for the sake of more variation between classes. Hackers can change those if they want to.
A few patches for QOL
Unit Action rework
Show Heal Amount
Change support conversation to 5 people instead of 5 times.
Hard Mode Bonuses For Units That Appear as enemies
Less Annoying Fog
Updated L button cycling
Fix weak Promoted enemies
Forcibly activate the formation screen from prep menu
Fix prep screen in chap 5x
Allow forced units to change their starting position
Don’t clear the unit’s support when the unit dies.
(There’s other patches but those are probably for the backend stuff and or are probably not worth mentioning)
If you don’t like some of these patches you can remove them. I’m also open to feedback for adding or removing certain patches but I still want to leave enough room for hackers to do their own thing so I don’t think ill be adding much more than like 15 or so patches.
Knights and generals have +1 base move
just a pet peeve of mine
3 Way promotion patch
Not included in the “Base patch” but an option there for those who like 3 way promos such as myself (See my comment below for the updated branches).
Overall a fairly simple hack to let hackers skip the boring stuff and get to creating funny ocs and shitty meme units. I tried to make the hack as barebones as possible to give hackers enough room to personalize the rom and as to not take up too much space. This is technically my first actual hack so also taking feedback on anything that may need fixing or changed for the better so don’t be afraid to leave any in the replies.
Plans for the future.
I am planning on making both a Skill systems version (based on a little bit of Fates and Awakenings skill systems although im willing to take some creative liberties as well as feedback on that too.)
Other than bug fixes and animation updates I don’t really plan on taking this hack much further then where it stands at the moment. I also don’t plan on making one of these for the other GBA games but I wouldn’t put it past my future self.