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FFT: Emergence (PSP)  (Read 23860 times)
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  • [April 11, 2017, 01:59:43 PM]
Re: FFT: Emergence (PSP)
« Reply #40 on: April 11, 2017, 01:59:43 PM »
As for the Treasure Hunter display, I think that is an error with FFTactext. I checked that line multiple times, but couldn't figure out why it was shorted to 2 characters. If any experienced hackers know why, please let me know.

Yeah, I ran into this as well. Not sure why, but you can fix it by finding the code in TacTaxt (4 - Battle, think, and renaming it from "Found **" to "** found!"

That worked for me.
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  • [May 15, 2017, 02:32:55 PM]
Re: FFT: Emergence (PSP)
« Reply #41 on: May 15, 2017, 02:32:55 PM »
Heya Bleu, thanks for making this mod. Even though it's been more than a decade since I've played with the original PSX one (for only a short time, it was on a loan), your mod was the main reason I'm tackling the game from start to finish. I've been introduced to it on Romhacking, but I'm happy to find an updated version right here on the forums. It's been entertaining me for more than a month so far!

Unfortunately I also came to report about a few bugs I found while playing it :| Hope you don't mind me listing them.

- I too saw the "archer monks" in a few missions in so far, even though I started the game from the 1.1 on an european WotL. First time was at the slums on Chapter one, where Wiegraf makes his first appearance, there are two monks with unexplained Longbows. I remember seeing one or two more carrying crossbows, with no Equip Crossbow ability, during Chapter 3 on a few random encounters as well.

- Speaking of weird archers, during the battle where Balthier joins in, I found two completely glitched Archers with Missingno-ified portraits and no map sprite on them sans their shadow on the ground. Occasionally when they attacked, the game would crash. That unfortunately made the mission touch-and-go unless they were rushed before having a chance to have a turn, could you have a look at that? (it happened in the same map from above and all, the shantytown slums, might be related?)

- As of this post's moment, I've finished the Fort Besselat Sluice battle, the one that prefaces Orlandeau joining in. During that battle I found one of your many edits, as in having the two Knigh... Uh I mean, Soldiers, guarding the gate switches, both holding an Arondight each. Of course I stole them with a bit of effort (read: resets) and a Black Chocobo~♫ But for some reason I cannot equip them on my Magus characters. For the record, those Arondights have their item sprite looking like shaded Defender knightswords, instead of the crystal blue short ones from the original game. And unlike the fellsword class, they can be equipped by Ninjas as well...? I'm honestly confused, why is that?
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    • [May 15, 2017, 05:37:25 PM]
    Re: FFT: Emergence (PSP)
    « Reply #42 on: May 15, 2017, 05:37:25 PM »
    Thanks for the bug report. I don't know what is going on with the Balthier battle. I'll look into it.

    Two notes: the Magus is NOT the Dark Knight. It is a new class. As for the equipment changes, those are intentional. Samurai can equip knight swords, and ninja can equip fell swords. Soldiers can equip both.
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    • [May 15, 2017, 06:52:35 PM]
    Re: FFT: Emergence (PSP)
    « Reply #43 on: May 15, 2017, 06:52:35 PM »
    Oh, shoot, I thought the equipment availability was still the same even with the class name change :? In that case, other than ninja and soldiers (also Ramza), who else from the special classes can equip them?

    Also, the readmes mention that low faith boost their damage, but what's the exact formula for that boost?
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    • [May 15, 2017, 08:59:50 PM]
    Re: FFT: Emergence (PSP)
    « Reply #44 on: May 15, 2017, 08:59:50 PM »
    I updated all of the item descriptions, so you can just press select on the item. For special characters, I don't remember offhand.

    The damaged formula is the same as normal Fell Swords.  WP*PA*(100-Faith)/100.
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    • [May 17, 2017, 01:02:25 AM]
    Re: FFT: Emergence (PSP)
    « Reply #45 on: May 17, 2017, 01:02:25 AM »
    Found a few more things that I thought should be reported:

    - Now here's something I should be able to notice earlier, thanks to myself not trusting you actually made Marach a very good unit now, and postponing using him until that late in the game :roll: Nevertheless, the problem is, his Nether Terra got somehow mistaken with Nether Aqua. The name, the description and the parameters refer to the skill itself, but the attack animation and the applied elemental is from Nether Aqua, and vice-versa as well. The same is also happening between Nether Ventus and Nether Fulmen. It's not something that serious, just a minor bother, but I thought you'd like to check on that.

    - Since there were no mention of these on the readmes, were any of the Treasure Hunter item pools changed? I'm at Nelveska Temple trying to get the infamous Escutcheon II and Javelin II, but instead I've been finding, respectively in their spots, Flame Shields and Chameleon Robes, instead of the usual regular Escutcheons and Javelins. Did they got moved somewhere else?

    - Apparently the same "monks with bows" weirdness happens with Samurais as well past Chapter 4. Somehow they're able to equip bows, the Artemis Bow specifically, and still be able to use their Draw Out skills even without a katana in sight. In fact, until said Sluice Gate battle, random encounters included, not one of them got katanas anywhere, only bows. How is that possible?

    - This is probably an unintended mixup, since the readmes and the in-game prompts say nothing about it. Thieves not only got innate Reflexes, but Poach as well. Odd, helpful too, but I'm kinda afraid this'll mean enemy thieves can snipe my monsters before I can revive them. Can the CPU even poach? Won't this cause a crash?

    - And lastly, since it's been almost a week with no answer (merged post), I decided to restart my file. And I've noticed that any enemy from the Skeleton line got an innate 50% dodge modifier against bows and bowguns. Concentration doesn't even affect these odds, they always force the hit chance to stay between 54% to 32%. In-game prompts about them say nothing about any innate ability that permit this. Could you please check how them bones suddenly got fast enough to dodge arrows so much?
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    • [July 13, 2017, 10:58:00 PM]
    Re: FFT: Emergence (PSP)
    « Reply #46 on: July 13, 2017, 10:58:00 PM »
    I checked in FFTPatcher, and while the Javelin II is still there it's in the place where the Elixir/Nagarock used to be, and the Estucheon II is no longer on that map.  As far as I can tell it isn't placed anywhere, though I may have missed it.  It could also be equipped on an enemy.
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    • [July 16, 2017, 04:32:02 AM]
    Re: FFT: Emergence (PSP)
    « Reply #47 on: July 16, 2017, 04:32:02 AM »
    I just wanted to pop in and say thanks for the really good work on Emergence!  I just finished playing through the game and I enjoyed it immensely.  I especially liked the streamlined job tree and inherent Dark Knight Ramza, as well as most of the tweaks you made to the various classes. 

    I'd like to make some suggestions, mostly regarding your tweaks.

    1) Unless the inherent reaction skills are supposed to be limitations, I would remove them.  They automatically overwrite whatever skill you try to equip, which can be a drag.  If they're intended to serve as a check on otherwise overpowered classes then never mind.

    2) Fill out Ramza's squire skill list with Chant and Salve.  Lacking those two skills makes him quite a pain to level up in the early game, and Salve stays (relatively) useful throughout the game. 

    3) Giving players access to Master Teleport is utterly game breaking.  Magus isn't that hard to get, and while the price is steep it makes "run up and backstab the boss" an ovewhelmingly easy strategy.  My suggestion would be to give Magus inherent Teleport and a movement range of 8-10, and maybe bring down their PA modifier to 80-90%.  That way you can't tack it onto Ninja or dual wielding Knight for cheap kills, but it still feels like the Magus has access to goodies that other classes just don't get.
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    • [April 10, 2018, 03:31:07 PM]
    Re: FFT: Emergence (PSP)
    « Reply #48 on: April 10, 2018, 03:31:07 PM »
    So I really wanted to try this out, but upon downloading and unzipping there seems to not be an actual PPF Patch. Instead there is just two unknown file types that I believe are supposed to be the patch. PPF-O_matic finds nothing in the folder I unzipped it to.

    Update: I was able to get PPF_O-Matic to read it by renaming the file to .PPF manually. Now that I got it working I am looking forward to a new play-through with this.
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    • [July 03, 2018, 12:34:15 AM]
    Re: FFT: Emergence (PSP)
    « Reply #49 on: July 03, 2018, 12:34:15 AM »
    Hey!

    Positive:
    You had a very good idea IMO, to give Ramza a special class. And Dark Knight was really made for him. Also, now as all other special classes, its now tied to a certain biography. Turning Ramza into it, via process, was something particularly that added more to the sense of progression. Cogratz

    Negative:
    However.. Maguses are too strong. And giving something like a summon to squire is a little too much to expect from a basic class. In the same pace, a normal wizard having Dark powers that drawn energies from the plane of Lucavi.. it would be better IMO, to have only demons and special characters have that, its not something that just affects balance, but also the logic of the story.


    I guess these are the points! :)



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    • [April 16, 2019, 02:00:06 PM]
    Re: FFT: Emergence (PSP)
    « Reply #50 on: April 16, 2019, 02:00:06 PM »
    I had a lull in other projects, so I took the time to revisit this and see if I could fix some of the bugs, particularly the "Monks with Bows" issue. I have officially updated from version 1.01 to 1.1. I have updated the original forum post with the new version.

    Here is the changelog:

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    • [April 17, 2019, 05:32:10 AM]
    Re: FFT: Emergence (PSP)
    « Reply #51 on: April 17, 2019, 05:32:10 AM »
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    00A, 021, 02E - Equipment reconciliation on Monks, Soldiers, and Archers. It is unknown if these scenes are used in the final game.

    If you are using the newest FFTP, all the ENTDs are properly named, so it should be easy to tell. I spent a long time updating those names for everyone goddammit :|

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    • [April 17, 2019, 04:16:24 PM]
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    « Reply #52 on: April 17, 2019, 04:16:24 PM »
    Aha! There it is when I start a new PSX patch. They are the tutorial battles!

    Looks like the info wasn't copied over to the PSP xml files. Want me to copy those over? There are a few more updates that the PSP xml files could stand to have (such as damage formulas for the new attacks). If I do that, where would you prefer it be posted?

    EDIT: Quick question, what does "and BS" mean? Is that "And Battle Scene?"
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    • [April 17, 2019, 06:30:55 PM]
    Re: FFT: Emergence (PSP)
    « Reply #53 on: April 17, 2019, 06:30:55 PM »
    If you'd like to work on fixing up the PSP version, by all means have at it! Few of the most experienced FFHers bother with the PSP version.

    That said, there is a small group of people working on what looks to be a superior PSP specific tool - Chantage. Though I'm not sure what its progress looks like right now.

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    • [April 17, 2019, 07:13:46 PM]
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    « Reply #54 on: April 17, 2019, 07:13:46 PM »
    BS means Bravestory

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    • [April 17, 2019, 09:21:49 PM]
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    « Reply #55 on: April 17, 2019, 09:21:49 PM »
    Well, here is a resources.zip file that contains updates to the damage formulas and event names. Thanks, Elric, for all of your work. It made this super easy. I'll post this on the WotL forum too.
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    • [April 27, 2019, 03:25:45 PM]
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    « Reply #56 on: April 27, 2019, 03:25:45 PM »
    Thanks a lot for the update, Bleu. I forgot how your mod made this game fun <3 And thanks for not nerfing the Magus class as well. I enjoy a measurement of OPness in my games, especially when you have to put the effort to get to them, like you did with that class in particular.

    But, as I always do, there's a "unfortunately" somewhere in my messages, apologies for once again coming to report a problem. It's something minor though: the Judgment Sword skill is now conceding random buffs to its targets. This has escalated to the point that a CPU-controlled Agrias is purposefully targetting my own units to bestow Shell on them. And Regen. And sometimes Reraise...?! :shock:

    I gotta ask, how was that even possible? xDD

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    • [April 30, 2019, 07:59:05 PM]
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    « Reply #57 on: April 30, 2019, 07:59:05 PM »
    I just double-checked, and that bug was present in version 1.01 too (the one I had up for 2 years). Here's how bugs like that happen. Final Fantasy Tactics has exactly 127 status effects. That might seem like a lot, but those have to get spread out over 765 abilities/items in the game. It adds up quickly. In order to create my new abilities, I had to remove pretty much every duplicate status in the game, then point old abilities to the consolidated status.

    Now, there were 2 statuses that inflicted "Slow": x2B and x75. I re-used 75 for the weapon Aegis Staff, but as I was checking the abilities 1 by 1 for occurrences of status x75, I missed Judgment Sword. So, Judgment Sword does damage and inflicts positive status effects. The reason I didn't catch this in my playthroughs is that the Aegis Staff was one of the last items I added. By the point I added it, I was far beyond using Judgment Sword with Agrias. Curiously enough, this status is also used by Crushing Blade (Ramza), but the damage formula for Crushing Blade doesn't allow statuses to be inflicted.

    I'll work on fixing that small bug. Did you notice anything else?

    EDIT: I found several more things to fix. For statuses, there was Judgment Blade like you noticed. Also, Esunaga was missing "Undead" as a status it cured, and the Salve Staff cured WAY too many statuses. The Wizard Rod was missing 1 MA, and the Windslash Bow was not marked as a wind-element. I also found 5 abilitiess that had a status listed, but were not capable of inflicting status effects: Crushing Blade, Osmose, Drain, Ama-no Murakamo, & Shout. Finally, there was some left-over data in the abilities from when I tried to set up the Onion Knights as Blue Mages. It didn't do anything, but it was messy. I'll work at getting a PPF out by end of day.

    EDIT 2: Posted. Check the attachments on the first forum entry.
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    • [May 02, 2019, 01:18:29 PM]
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    « Reply #58 on: May 02, 2019, 01:18:29 PM »
    I just double-checked, and that bug was present in version 1.01 too (the one I had up for 2 years). (...)

    It was? I swear I used to have Agrias spam it on the previous versions for Slow... Could be wrong myself tho, it has been two years...

    One minor thing that I only noticed recently because I'm still relatively newbish to FFT, but... Did the Crossbow and Knightslayer got their names switched? I checked on the wiki, and the blind-inducing one was supposed to be the one with the edgy name :lol: Instead of the greenish regular yet stronger version.

    Oh yeah speaking of which, another thing that I'm not sure is an actual glitch or it has been always like so. The Blind status. It's not affecting anything at all. Skeletons routinely push it on my men, anyone wielding either the Crossbow mentioned above or Blind Knives do the same with a number of enemies... And the afflicted are still swinging swords to people's faces with 100% accuracy. Could you check on that?

    Thanks once again for the patching! :D I'll be on the lookout for anything else.
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    • [May 02, 2019, 06:27:16 PM]
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    « Reply #59 on: May 02, 2019, 06:27:16 PM »
    Yes, I did switch the Crossbow and Knightslayer names for aesthetic purposes. Everything else about the two stayed the same. I'll look into the blind thing.

    EDIT: I checked into the blind bug, and you're definitely on to something, but it's not caused by the Emergence patch. I loaded the same save file between Vanilla and Emergence, and the blind status worked the same way in both.
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