My first patch for GBA FE has come to completion. This patch gives you a new way to classic FE7 without changing up the core gameplay.
Each unit you recruit has been replaced with a corresponding FE6 character. I did my best to find suitable matches for everyone (i.e. Eliwood/Roy, Dorcas/Lot, Marcus/Marcus), but some were a little more difficult (i.e. Lyn and Hector).
I wanted this patch to only change the characters, growths, and bases; but no other gameplay mechanics. Some other minor changes will be listed here and in a note in the folder with the patch.
Some chapter themes were changed to help with the repeating map themes (esp. Ch 16-27)
Some boss themes were altered to make use of some unused tracks.
Pent’s replacement’s starting position and AI were changed to help her survive in the desert chapter in HHM.
Jaffar’s and Nino’s replacements were changed to blue units since the replacements are weaker than the vanilla units.
Nino’s replacement was given a Thunder tome to help her survivability.
Some starting inventories were slightly altered to make up for different weapon levels.
The patch can be found here
Please leave any feedback on what you think. I plan on doing the same with the other gba games in the future.
Addendum: I’ve added a character sheet with each character with their bases, growths, replacement’s bases, replacement’s growths, and the difference between them. Thank you for the suggestions.