I just recently got into the Fire Emblem hacking scene and I’m trying to make a fun FE8 hack with a bunch of unique skills. I have some familiarity with high level programming (C++/Java) but not much in low level stuff like asm so its been slow progress so far. I’ve been doing the skills tutorials and I have a decent idea on how to do basic modifications to the asm code of existing skills.
Just to give you an idea of my goals, I’d like to have a hack where a player can do things like the Emblem finishers from Engage. I thought implementing something like Great Sacrifice would be realistic for a newbie, but perhaps I’ve underestimated the difficulty of the task.
The part where I’ve gotten stuck is figuring out how to add skills that would be triggered by menu commands. I’ve looked into the code for the Rally skills, since those match what I’m going for but I’m having a hard time figuring it out. How would I go about adding a menu option to a unit’s commands? Figuring out that part is the first hurdle for me to jump.
Advice or comments are welcome.