Hey guys, a little background. I’ve been recording an FE7 HHM 0% growths LTC, and in the interest of maximizing emulator fidelity to console, I used BizHawk instead of VBA at the advice of KirbymastaH. Being the dumbass that I am, I had no idea how emulator cores worked, and ended up doing the whole run on a VBA core, obviating all of my precautions. Oops.
So, no big deal, the emulation differences can’t be that bad, right? I tried converting my route to the more accurate mGBA core, and as early as chapter 12 I noticed a discrepancy (timestamped link to 5:09):
On a VBA core, this archer attacks Dorcas as shown. On an mGBA core, this archer instead attacks Lowen, who is at 16 HP. I calculated the targeting priority for each unit and it seems like Lowen should’ve been the preferred target, and I could not explain how Dorcas could’ve been targeted.
Does anyone know why or how different emulators would treat targeting priority differently? Does VBA, like, accidentally skip part of the calculation?