Not exactly a complete real romhackingproject according to the definition of the category, but there was no better place to put it. This is the official release of my attempts to make the Fire Emblem series a bit better than before, so enjoy. All research and all the assets and code that were required to make this possible belong to their respective owners with a special shoutout to StanH for providing me with a fix for the FE7 rankingssystem.
The Patches include for example:
Fixed rankings, fixed localisationerrors and some other changes, an optional IPS Patch for HardmodeBonusses in Lyn Hardmode and Eliwood Hardmode, two versions for easier Rankings and the vanilla rankingsdifficulty(called LPRankings). Only two map are changed interms of their values in the easier version, but it should make a great enough impact in some regards. Statusscreen Shows growths when select is pressed.
Unnerfing weaponstats, stats from playable characters and enemy bossstats
(As much as possible for me at least).
Dozlas and Garcias supportchain is now a hybrid of their english and japanese supportchains
(Yeah,we have drinking back).
Minor tweaks to storytext to make more sence overall.
Shows growths on status screen when Pressing select.
Fe6(Base used - Gringe Patch v1.0):
Fixed linkarena thanks to FEBuilder support being added very recently(Looks Engrish, but is no longer ugly), localisated names(I know I said I am making the game better,not worse…but it had to be), optional IPS patches for more weaponexp,fixed weaponeffectiveness. Weaponname change to Binding Blade from Binding Bld(The itemicon had to suffer for it tho, so I included an IPS patch that reverts it to Binding Bld and the unedited icon for people who prefer accuracy to vanilla), an altversion that does away with ambushspawns(For reference, I had to do it myself because I did not know someone already released a patch for it. Not hard, but tedious) and an IPS patch that buffs Weaponstats that were less good than in Fe7/8(As a result, magic is completely broken because it retains its light weight, but got the statbuffs from the other games. This is only there so that the game is not actively bullshit. If you have a better IPS from somewhere else that actually balances the game, then please use that instead)
Elibean Nights(Hack made by Arch):
Certain palettes fixed, Massive rewrites, A fixed Bonusroom, certain other things like additional content, etc. It is more of an unofficial revival-project for the hack after it’s cancelation than your typical enhancement patch.
And some other less relevant tweaks in all four games.
Download(latest Version in case future updates happen):
Elibean Nights(Base used:EN 9-23-17 Build. Available through the “Download Latest Version” option of the original post of the official EN threat):
Oh, also FE7 is boundled with a savegame for VBA that enables the items from the Mariokart Doubledash Bonusdisc,but is otherwise the same as a fresh savefile with no progress made. FE8 also features a savegame like that now. Person who provided me with it is Sirius1248, link to his threat:
Elibean Nights(You need the specified base for the Patch) can be found here:
Currently still unsolved Problems:
-Katelet is still shown as Khatelet on the worldmap, because the Rom just breaks every time I try to edit the worldmap.
-The c font had to be butchered because the “Success”-text clipps into the “100%” in the supportmenu. A better solution has to be found eventually.
-The forced promotion eliwood/hector gets late in the game shows no item, even tho it happened because of a heaven seal. The part of the rom that is responsible for the displayed itemID is currently unknown.
-The Silencerimage is still purple instead of red and now seems to be a bit glitched for no appearant reason. Still no idea why that happens code-wise.
-Game has no supportviewer, I am too incompetent to hack one in.
-There is no concrete data on the japanese only trialmaps that were given out on special cardridges, so I cannot add those back. At this point, it is highly unlikely that those cardridges are not destroyed, so this issue may never be solved. Our best bet is that IS adds replacements or equivalents to those lost maps into a future remake so that we can reproduce them, which is better than nothing, even if they are not accurate. I highly doubt that tho.
-I did not get the Demonstone to work, so Idunn keeps dark breath on Hardmode for the time being.
-There is no hack for FE6 yet that allows the player to see growthrates.
Supportstuff, certain events, literally everything else I have missed. Potentially fixing broken code(The base was outdated, so not every problem was fixed.) Also, because of technical trouble, the Knights Ward-functionality could not be kept and thus, every Knights Ward I could find was replaced by either an Iron Rune or a Hoplon Guard except for the one in Astore/Astolfo’s Bonus Scene.
Things that could use some work:
-The new dancer fightanimation that is an edit of the danceanimation in FE8 is very sloppily made and looks ugly because I had to use preexisting frames. I am just bad at pixeling.
-I would like to have the better weaponrank threshholds from FE7 and FE8 in FE6, alongside with the appearently better supportpoint limiter from those games, but there is no documentation and I am horrible at hacking as always.
-I am kinda bad at pixeling, so the miniportrait for Karel in guys bonusscene could be better.
-Female Assassin in FE8 has no animation for silencer, so It will just Play the regular critanimation. No idea if that is fixable.
-Reintroducing the “The Blazing Blade” from the FE7 titlescreen would be neat, but not a high priority. Also would require pixelskills I do not have since the localisationteam just left it in japanese.
Stuff that is planned to be eventually added:
-An IPS patch that changes Faes animation to feature her canoncolors for FE6.
-An Alternate ending for Zephiels Story in part1 and a rewritten version of the Alternate ending in Ravens Story in part2.
-Bonusscenes for Rath and Erik(Erik is already in the gamedata technicly,
but does not work)
Current plans for the potentially next totally new patch(Any help would be appreciated):
-Fixing a few textrelated issues in FE9
-Introducing Maniacmode as a fourth difficultysetting so that it and easy mode can coexist in one version(baseiso is FE9 Pal btw)
-conditionalcode related to maniacmode(reverting a few of the gameplaychanges from localisation only when in maniacmode)
-Unlocking trialmaps, Illustrationgallery(with FE6 illustrations) and fixed mode in the iso by default.
No idea how feasible that entire thing is and how long it might take with my nonexisting hackingskills and not much demand/knowledge in terms of FE9 hacking, but that is at least the plan. FE10 is not currently considered even tho that needs to be hacked afterwards too(for Fixing a few problems of the localisation and compatability with maniacmode alone, but there are a few other things to consider changing)