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  • [May 16, 2017, 11:30:30 PM]
Any newbie dictionary?
« on: May 16, 2017, 11:30:30 PM »
I'm reading this "Things I wish I  knew starting out" but there are some concepts like ASM and ENDT that I don't know at all and that makes me think I'm kind of dumb because it's like I should know it even before I think of starting xd

Thanks in advance for your answers :) Have a nice day!

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    • [May 16, 2017, 11:35:25 PM]
    Re: Any newbie dictionary?
    « Reply #1 on: May 16, 2017, 11:35:25 PM »
    Well, first thing you can do is start playing with FFTPatcher. Do you even have a project in mind or are you looking to help someone else with their project?

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    • [May 16, 2017, 11:54:40 PM]
    Re: Any newbie dictionary?
    « Reply #2 on: May 16, 2017, 11:54:40 PM »
    ASM = Assembly language.  If you want to make FFT do more than just what could be done with Patcher, and what you want to see done hasn't been done yet, you're going to have to learn this. 

    ENTD = the tab in Patcher that allows you to edit the formation of any given battle or event.
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    • [May 17, 2017, 12:06:08 AM]
    Re: Any newbie dictionary?
    « Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017, 12:06:08 AM »
    Do you even have a project in mind or are you looking to help someone else with their project?

    I was thinking about being recruited to learn because I preffer to learn with practice than reading but I started reading the forums and then I thought I would hinder more than help. I don't have a project in mind but as I'm known between my friends for my fantasy stories (right now I'm collaborating in a fantasy short stories book that the editor pretend to release next year), my mind started flying when I came back here (I played Celdia's some years ago).

    If I start learning, if it is so laborious, I may have not enough time to make a project but some of it for learning, and there's no best moment ever than right now :)

    ASM = Assembly language.  If you want to make FFT do more than just what could be done with Patcher, and what you want to see done hasn't been done yet, you're going to have to learn this. 
    ENTD = the tab in Patcher that allows you to edit the formation of any given battle or event.

    Thank you very much both of you for your answers :D

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    • [May 17, 2017, 12:08:51 AM]
    Re: Any newbie dictionary?
    « Reply #4 on: May 17, 2017, 12:08:51 AM »

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    • [May 17, 2017, 12:21:43 AM]
    Re: Any newbie dictionary?
    « Reply #5 on: May 17, 2017, 12:21:43 AM »
    http://ffhacktics.com/smf/index.php?topic=11038.0

    Yeah, I already have read that post. I don't have the will to waste anyone's time but mine (however, if I'm learning it is never time wasted), but as the hardest shit I've ever done is an Tibia Open Server with custom sprites taken from Wolves on Prey (I think that was the name of the website) and it's website more than 10 years ago, I think my way to go is to read a lot in the forum before start asking.

    Thank you, lady :) Good evening :D

    EDIT: sorry. I'm always editing typos xd

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    • [May 17, 2017, 01:08:57 AM]
    Re: Any newbie dictionary?
    « Reply #6 on: May 17, 2017, 01:08:57 AM »
    ASM isn't easy to learn. People can practice with it for years and still have trouble with some of the basic functions.

    Y'know the phrase, "crawl before you can walk"? You're in the crawling stage, wondering whether you should try to get in the pilot's seat of a fighter jet. One step at a time.

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    • [May 17, 2017, 01:59:39 AM]
    Re: Any newbie dictionary?
    « Reply #7 on: May 17, 2017, 01:59:39 AM »
    I was going to recommend learning basic asm elsewhere before attempting the tutorials, but then I found this beautiful tutorial by xif that is not in the tutorial index section! http://ffhacktics.com/tutorials.php?id=11

    I had a lot of trouble following the tutorials here, but it is pretty easy for me to follow now after learning basic asm in one of my classes. It's not even the same language but just understanding how systems work in general made it so much easier.

    I definitely recommend checking that tutorial above out, as well as pokeys tutorial #0(in the tutorial index). I got a couple other cool links I found a few weeks ago too.
    https://courses.engr.illinois.edu/ece390/books/artofasm/artofasm.html
    http://programmedlessons.org/AssemblyTutorial/  ----This is on the MIPS assembly language, which I believe is the same one FFT uses right?

    *edit Oh yeah the book we were reading on asm even said on the first sentence "Assembly is not for wimps or weaklings" lol I meant to stop in and post that a while back, I figured you guys would get a kick out of that.
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    • [May 17, 2017, 02:27:51 AM]
    Re: Any newbie dictionary?
    « Reply #8 on: May 17, 2017, 02:27:51 AM »
    ASM isn't easy to learn. People can practice with it for years and still have trouble with some of the basic functions.
    Y'know the phrase, "crawl before you can walk"? You're in the crawling stage, wondering whether you should try to get in the pilot's seat of a fighter jet. One step at a time.

    Yeah, that's why I said I'm going to read. Thanks :)

    I definitely recommend checking that tutorial above out, as well as pokeys tutorial #0(in the tutorial index).
    I got a couple other cool links I found a few weeks ago too. https://courses.engr.illinois.edu/ece390/books/artofasm/artofasm.html
    http://programmedlessons.org/AssemblyTutorial/  ----This is on the MIPS assembly language, which I believe is the same one FFT uses right?

    So, would you recomend the second over the first one? Because I found it a little earlier in other post and already started reading it :) Thank you for your help!

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