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  1. We're testing some new Mind Blast behavior; if you have the time please ensure this works properly.

    Intended behavior is that Mind Blast will set up to five statuses distributed randomly among any living party members, with each infliction having a Stam% chance to land.

    This shit is hard to test due to randomness, so I suggest to grab FF3usME or a save editor to ease testing.

    Patch is for non-headered Brave New World 1.9.


  2. Disabling the auto-fight mechanic in the Colosseum and making monsters run their scripts is easy. Making one-to-one fights interesting is a lot harder. Unless BTB can come up with a set of scripts that are good both for Colosseum fights and normal encounters without using up too much space, it would require expansion.


  3. On 8/1/2018 at 5:27 AM, BTB said:

    I'll let @seibaby explain it

    Short answer: it should raise the minimum amount of steps between random encounters while at the same time reducing the maximum number of steps. On paper, it should maintain the current average encounter rate, but in testing we noticed a decreased overall encounter rate.

    Long answer: the encounter system works on a threat counter; each step increases the probability that a random encounter will happen on that step. Different areas in the game add different amounts to this threat counter, and each step a random number is generated and compared to the counter. If the counter is greater than the random number, an encounter happens. The patch increases the lower bound and decreases the upper bound of the random number.

    Note that there was a bug in Think's RNG patch that may have affected the random encounter rate on the overworld. I bundled a fix for this in my patch, but no testing has been done to see the effects on the overworld encounter rate yet.


  4. No idea, since I don't use a mac or asar. If the table file is correct and correctly named as specified in the asm file, all I can think of is weird file permissions, or Mac xkas expecting a mac formatted text file as a table or something. Did you open the tbl file in an editor and save it?


  5. The idea of treating multi element attacks as several mini single elemental attacks and summing the result was discussed earlier, due to the fact that such a patch already exists. This simpler approach was deliberately requested, I assume for its simplicity.
    The Separation of Powers patch also consumes a fair chunk of free space; Think's patch is more frugal.



  6. The encounter rate is what it is, if you get an unlucky streak of RNG you might have a string of encounters all within a handful of steps. It should never be less than two steps though, so if that happens, something is indeed wrong.

    The overall encounter rate should be something like five encounters per 100 steps or so; I forget exactly. Applying my encounter patch should raise the floor a bit, as well as lowering the encounter rate somewhat. I'm uncertain whether BTB intends to include it in the next update in its current state.



  7. Posting this here so it won't get lost

    "The addresses Dancing Mad uses  for its own state are $1E20-$1E26 and $7EF001."

    I suspect $1E20 and onwards are used for the Esper bank system, if I remember correctly that's where Bushido names are stored in the Japanese version (where you could rename them).

    Do you have a list of the RAM locations used in BNW?



  8. Everything not in the original game is in an unused area of the ROM, obviously. It's quite probable that patches conflict because new code has to go somewhere. It's unlikely that the music hooks conflict with BNW's changes though, so it would be possible to move the code used in the MSU-1 patch to an unused area of BNW by modifying the source supplied with the patch.


  9. Free space usage might be an issue, but that is pretty simple to work around since the source is available for the MSU-1 patch.

    I don't know how the extra music was added, but unless it changes the IDs of the other tracks, it should be fine. It'll just play with the SNES's sound chip like normal if the PCM audio is missing.


  10. Field palettes are set via event upon character creation or other events (merchant/soldier Locke, Gerad, etc). So yeah, you need to hex edit the event(s) that set Shadow's palette. He's first seen in South Figaro, but is not a guarantee that you first run into Shadow there. In fact is possible to skip ever seeing him until he joins you in Albrook.

    Have a perusal of the event script available at the FF6h wiki.



  11. You probably haven't bricked your ROM, but if you did, congratulations on taking the first step on the path of the modder. Now start clean and break some more stuff! :)

    Just FYI, the random encounter patch v3 is broken and doesn't work. I'll be updating the thread soon with v4 which should work as intended.