Member No. 2865 is back after nearly a decade!

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Hello Everyone! Around 9 years ago I joined the old FEU forum. My username was pretty much the same back then (it was TheZalor), but I doubt anyone remembers me. After digging through the Internet Archive I have found proof though!

This was a ROM hacking project my 12 year old self was rather proud of back in the day. However, I think from reading the introductory paragraph alone you can see that the only possible merit it might have had was being so bad it might be entertaining.

On a more serious note. A couple months ago my fascination with Fire Emblem ROM hacking began to return, and around a month in a half ago I started seriously working on a Fire Emblem hack that is slightly modeled off of a Three Act Play structure. This way I have enough room to make something interesting and outside the box, but it isn’t so ambitious to cause me to burn out. I don’t yet feel comfortable announcing the project as I still have a lot to do even for the first draft, so I’m being intentionally vague for now.

Some might have noticed that over the past couple of weeks I have started some threads asking for help when I reached certain roadblocks. I figured I should formally (re)introduce myself, so people have a better idea of who I am. Also, I included that old snapshot since I thought it would be funny, please don’t judge the current me too much on my silly 12 year old self with his constant misspellings (though I do hope it might have brought you a laugh).

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#2

We all have our embarrassing early projects and ideas. Just gotta keep working at it! Welcome aboard.

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#3

Heelloooo fellow member! Welcome back to the FEU forum, hope you enjoy your time being here and seeing all the new works us users share.

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#4

Welcome back!

I’m kind of morbidly curious about that old hack you made, would sharing it be alright?

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#5

hack
Legendary.

Welcome back! Gotta appreciate the good ol’ days when everyone just made stories that took place in Elibe because the technology to change everything in the game willy-nilly just wasn’t there yet. I imagine you’ve already been pleasantly surprised by how far the tools have come, especially in the past five years.

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#6

Yeah, some of the videos are still up on my Youtube channel (kept them up for nostalgia reasons). Apparently these are the only videos I haven’t deleted: 1:(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSdgdNjEzMU)
2:(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-clQ76caKcE)
3:(https://youtu.be/OTM6WGGJu2g)

Hope they provide some entertainment factor. The fact that I had custom maps and event for Fe6 was actually somewhat impressive back in 2010.

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Yeah, back then the fun of hacking was being able to do whatever you wanted with your favorite games. These days I think hacking has taken on a form of basically artistry and it isn’t just people screwing around with a game file just because they can. I love how far FE hacking has gone and tools like Febuilder are a god send (although I still mostly use old fashioned methods). But the perception of ROM hacking from just being changing the ROM in fun ways to being almost a formal level of game design is something that is relatively more recent, at least compared to 2010 standards.