Wednesday, December 23, 2009

New version of PrC and WM

WallMarket and Proud Clod have been updated. A few fixes. Nothing special. You can edit Ultimate Weapons' and Sephiroth's scripts again without it dying. Also fixed a few things with Materia not updating and description text not saving. Merry Christmas! :D

Thursday, December 17, 2009

UN-No New Game+ :)

There's a light at the end of the tunnel. Apparently, someone at GFAQs uploaded a save game that starts right before the first battle with the two MPs. The guards are already knocked out, but nothing they still have their potions. So it's possible to start at the beginning after the first movie, but before anything significant. I'd like to be able to tweak it, just a hair, to get it to start as AVALANCHE is jumping out of the train. It will likely take some trial & error changing to get it right.

Thanks to secondadvent for alerting me to this save file.

I just finished my Adamant set in Dissidia without using the FuSoYa ghost. Man, that took a while, but I discovered what a kick-butt fighter WoL is! He's my new favorite! :D

Monday, December 7, 2009

No New Game+ :(

Thanks to some help I managed to find the initial point where the new game data gets dumped into. Aali told me that in the US ff7pc v1.02 this map begins at memory address 0xDBFD38. Sure enough, that's where I found it all! Seems easy enough to copy and put into a save file with other initial data from the KERNEL.BIN and such. Well, turns out it's not so easy. The game is supposed to load a save game and "pick-up" where it left off. Problem is that since my initial game didn't have any "this point here" data like the game assumed a save file SHOULD have it crashes and dies. I had assumed that it would load the data, put it all in its proper place, then start the game mode based on that data. Turns out to be wrong. I think the most thing is that continuing a game can't start with an FMV like the game starts out with. Also, there is no condition in continuing a game to start at the beginning where there's no save point at all.

So it looks like there's every reason to believe that it CAN'T work without modding the executable. I don't want to do that so the "New Game+" project is officially ended (by me).

Back to Dissidia for me....