Getting into FE8 hacking


#1

So for those who may not know or do, I really want to get into Fe8 hacking, but have not found really any helpful or easy to understand guides. Compared to Fe7 hacking, it feels much harder and complex than I have ever seen.

I have looked at various tutorials on this site and others, and I just don’t get it.

I suppose what I’m looking for is a very easy and comprehensive guide, or perhaps a general chapter events for event event assembler, so I can understand it better.

The reason it’s harder than Fe7 is because I used eventiel as a guide for many of my hacks. For Fe8, I really don’t have that ease of definitions. I know there are definitions inside Event Assembler, but they just don’t help me that much.

Any help would be welcome.


#2

Have you tried using FEBuilder? I haven’t used it myself but I’m told it’s quite intuitive


#3

If you want some examples:

I’m not sure what else to give you, you say you have checked out tutorials but don’t mention any, you didn’t tell use what you are hoping to learn either.

I don’t know what guides you have checked to make FE8 look more complex than FE7.
Neither editing a .csv file nor using FEBuilder are more complex than Nightmare.


#4

Yeah, this will help.

I read ultimate tutorial v2, the grand eventing wiki/chapter construction guide, and some other one that had fe8 clean rom technique.


#5

There is an Eventiel for FE8, but its use is intended solely for placement of units and the actual events it gives you aren’t FE8-compatible. It is still useful for placing units on the map, though. I personally more or less started over when starting with FE8, starting with a bare-bones “load units ->defeat boss and go to next chapter” and then adding text, changing stats to wrap my head around the spreadsheets-as-Nightmare-modules, etc. Honestly, the best tip I can give you is look in the “language raws” folder of EA (you can even do a Windows search inside the folder to search for a specific thing) and ask lots of questions. The system of conditions/checks is a lot harder to wrap your head around compared to FE7’s but it’s so worth it once you do because of how technically superior it is.