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Another thing worthy of mention: both the PSP and mobile versions of WotL are actually running an emulation layer of the Japanese 1.0 PlayStation release. Part of the reason most ASM won't work is because the emulation is high level, meaning that it's not so much a PlayStation emulator as it is a Final Fantasy Tactics emulator, and that emulation layer is ignorant to low level functions of the PlayStation hardware.

To put it another way, it's like someone who is fanatical about Skyfall, and can recite every line of dialogue from the movie, but has never seen a single other James Bond film or knows anything that's happened in any of them, much less read the original Ian Flemming stories. You'll start talking about The Spy Who Loved Me, and this person looks at you like you have three heads and just hastily ends the conversation and walks away.

The Android version has so many anti-tampering measures that it doesn't look very feasible without a very large amount of work, especially given that the current version doesn't work at all with most common root methods. As ever, your best bet for modding is the good old original PlayStation version.

New Project Ideas / Re: Romantic patch anyone?
« on: January 03, 2018, 01:00:05 AM »
Needing to exist and being cool to have it exist are two different things, and this falls into the latter. Doesn't need to exist, but it would be welcome!

The King of Ivalice / Re: Patch Information
« on: December 13, 2017, 11:01:34 PM »
Journey of the Five is still the higher priority project at the moment. Not to say that KoI won't happen, but between Jot5 and real life work, nothing was done on KoI this year. We still want it to happen, but to say that it's fourth tier priority right now is being generous.

Hacks used as well as what you're running the game on. Not all emulators are equal, and many hacks don't work on Sony hardware.

New Project Ideas / Re: {FFT}*-The Great Shinobi War-*
« on: December 05, 2017, 03:32:49 AM »
While I admit that it has potential as a concept, it's also a concept that would require an awful lot of work. Work that would require talents that the community no longer has in abundance.

I would say, try throwing everything that currently exists job- and ability-wise out the window and see what you can cobble together within Patcher just through editing those alone. There's a lot of inspiration to draw from (the Ninja Storm games are already balanced by necessity, and are a great starting point for ability ideas), and having something tangible is a better starting point than an idea.

I'm fairly sure none of them work at all as they exist, but some have been altered to patch into WotL successfully as a proof of concept.

War of the Lions Hacking / Re: Universal Slowdown removal patch
« on: November 18, 2017, 08:58:17 PM »
Edit: I typed this before Nyzer responded.

Yes, that's what it is. And it's not a glitch; they actually forced the game to be that horrid during any ability animation.

As for the ISO being reported as corrupt, I'm not sure. Every version of PPSSPP I have runs the fixed ISO fine. Incorrect game region for the patch?

Help! / Re: Breakpoints in pSX
« on: November 12, 2017, 04:02:25 PM »
Where in the hell did you get that idea?

The Lounge / Re: Final Fantasy VII: Machinabridged season two...
« on: November 06, 2017, 05:59:39 AM »
They also said that weeks ago, and that it won't be released until NEXT YEAR when we've already been waiting all of 2017 for Cell. Fuck, I wasn't even married when the bit leading up to the Cell Games was going on, and THAT was nearly three years ago.

The Lounge / Re: Final Fantasy VII: Machinabridged season two...
« on: November 05, 2017, 03:23:30 AM »
Yesterday's episode was the best so far. Xifanie and I started watching it on a whim a little over a week ago (since DBZA is on hold forever), and we liked the series more than we expected to!

It may seem minor to you, but tools for story mods are so very welcome. Thank you for this.

The Lounge / Re: FFXIV: Return to Ivalice
« on: September 04, 2017, 09:03:50 PM »
It's a raid, so it won't feature those maps anyway. It'll be more about the bosses you fight along the way, as it's been with all the other throwback bosses (Gilgamesh, Ultros, and so forth).

I tend to categorically hate MMOs, but I loved XIV in both its incarnations. 1.x was barely an MMO, since it rewarded playing by yourself. ARR is missing some of what I liked about 1.x, but improved on so many other things (except the cutscene events, which are absolute trash compared to what they used to be) that I'm cool with just letting them improve the world and add more features.

News / Re: Help save RHDN and Data Crystal
« on: August 29, 2017, 12:53:38 AM »
Yikes. Yeah, that's fair - I've never been in the community side of RHDN, so I had no idea how shady the whole situation looks.

I definitely would like to, it's mostly a matter of free time at this point. If I'm not at work, I'm sleeping, pretty much. Hopefully should change in the near future so I can be intimately reminded of what free time is. :v

The title is a bit of a twitch, but I'm far more bothered by 16:9 screenshots of a 4:3 game. Well, and that you've made previously unavoidable attacks avoidable - I'm the queen of missing 90+% hits 12 consecutive times until game over, so those are my only crutch. :p

That said, you've put a lot of effort into your presentation, and I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate someone working off the PlayStation version. Thanks for posting your work here!

Call of Power: Chapter 1 to 3 / Re: CoP Progress Log, Suggestions & Bugs
« on: August 08, 2017, 10:07:51 AM »
Well, it's kinda been nearly a year without a word, but I'd love for Kokojo to definitively finish it. It's a thing I've been looking toward for quite some time, now.

Journey of the Five Ch.1 / Re: Chapter 2 Progress Log
« on: August 03, 2017, 04:32:31 PM »
Yes, we're still doing Chapter 2. And 3, and 4.

News / Re: Help save RHDN and Data Crystal
« on: July 31, 2017, 11:42:48 PM »
That was - LMZ is currently serving a lengthy sentence.

The Lounge / Re: Can we skip the politics with 1.3 already?
« on: July 30, 2017, 06:03:48 AM »
Unless we're notified otherwise (by absentee Arch), a mod based on 1.3 is still free to be shared here. It's not recommended, for a variety of reasons, but unless we're presented with a takedown request, you're free to post about it all you like here. I won't shoot it down unprovoked, and I'll ask that nobody else does, either.

In regards to WotL assets, it's been largely agreed upon by those with an artistic eye that they are not up to par with the original. Official they may be, they are looked down upon. But hey, they're official.

By all means, feel free to share your work here. The more it diverges from 1.3, the more relevant it becomes here, of course. Just be aware that in the (VERY) unlikely case that Arch decides to step in, we are obligated to comply with any requests.

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