Thursday, January 19, 2017

v0.40

We're gonna try with these settings for now.  If any of the difficulty levels doesn't feel appropriately difficult, let me know and we can figure out how best to tweak it.

Changes:
- Weapons are randomized.  They will have random effects, stat changes, palettes, icons, and names.  The names are taken from various other video game, TV, and movie sources.
- Zhade's shorter chest-opening animation hack
- Some rebalancing of enemy stats
- Mana Magic is removed for now
- The timer doesn't start until you finish flipping through the starting dialogue.

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Next up: Probably cave tileset for v0.50, in conjunction with any fixes for v0.4x

5 comments:

  1. This is a pretty interesting hack, but I think it could be improved significantly by incorporating this camera hack, since Secret of Mana's camera deadzone is a pretty big detriment.

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    1. Yeah that might be a nice thing to have. I wonder what sort of enemy spawning/AI side effects that may have. I'll have to give it a go one of these days.

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  2. Hi Mop, longtime lurker. I was wondering why you are using an exe file instead of an ips patch? I know your patches must be legit, but I always think danger when seeing an exe file.

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    1. SoM-ACs are randomly generated based on a seed, with user-chosen options. They are not a fixed hack, as IPS files are intended for.

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