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  • [January 15, 2020, 06:18:05 PM]
Crashes after editing in FFTacText
« on: January 15, 2020, 06:18:05 PM »
Hey all,
Whenever I try to edit a patched TLW .bin in TacText (v 0.483), the game crashes each time I go into Formation.
The edit doesn't matter - I even tried patching it over with the unchanged .fftext and it still crashed.
The same edits did not result in a crash with an unpatched FFT .bin.

My emulator is ePSXe 2.05.

Am I missing something incredibly simple?

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  • [January 15, 2020, 06:38:55 PM]
Re: Crashes after editing in FFTacText
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2020, 06:38:55 PM »
Have you loaded the text from your ISO after patching it? Ironically, Tactext sucks at interpreting what it patched, thus you should always only ever open/edit/save a .ffttext file that was extracted from an unmodified ISO.

EDIT: Wow I derped hard, I didn't realize this was about TLW specifically
« Last Edit: January 15, 2020, 08:04:59 PM by Xifanie »
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    • [January 15, 2020, 06:57:48 PM]
    Re: Crashes after editing in FFTacText
    « Reply #2 on: January 15, 2020, 06:57:48 PM »
    So I just opened TacText from a "clean" The Lion War iso (so, it's has the .ppf applied to a fresh FFT iso)

    I went through the following steps:
    1. Opened the "clean" TLW iso
    2. Edited the word "magic" in Cure's ability description to "magid" (same character length)
    3. Saved the .fftteext file as "magid.ffttext"
    4. Reopened "magid.fftext"
    5. Patched that "clean" TLW iso
    6. Opened that iso in ePSXe
    7. Loaded a hard save (just after first Gariland fight)
    8. Opened Formation
    9. CRASH







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    • [January 15, 2020, 07:07:07 PM]
    Re: Crashes after editing in FFTacText
    « Reply #3 on: January 15, 2020, 07:07:07 PM »
    So I just opened TacText from a "clean" The Lion War iso (so, it's has the .ppf applied to a fresh FFT iso)

    I went through the following steps:
    1. Opened the "clean" TLW iso
    2. Edited the word "magic" in Cure's ability description to "magid" (same character length)
    3. Saved the .fftteext file as "magid.ffttext"
    4. Reopened "magid.fftext"
    5. Patched that "clean" TLW iso
    6. Opened that iso in ePSXe
    7. Loaded a hard save (just after first Gariland fight)
    8. Opened Formation
    9. CRASH

    Reapply all the ASM hacks from the Base Resources pack after you patch it with TacText. I was having a similar issue and it worked for me.
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    • [January 15, 2020, 07:12:49 PM]
    Re: Crashes after editing in FFTacText
    « Reply #4 on: January 15, 2020, 07:12:49 PM »
    Reapply all the ASM hacks from the Base Resources pack after you patch it with TacText. I was having a similar issue and it worked for me.

    I'll admit, I don't quite entirely understand how to do that/what that means, but I will try to figure out! Thanks

    EDIT:

    I see now the forum topic - I'll read through this. I might have missed an important step in getting TLW set up!

    Edit 2:

    Oh dang! I'm embarassed here. I hadn't downloaded the base resources at all. Mods, feel free to delete/lock this thread. I'll up my game, and come back if things are still messed up.
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    • [January 16, 2020, 12:58:28 AM]
    Re: Crashes after editing in FFTacText
    « Reply #5 on: January 16, 2020, 12:58:28 AM »
    I mean, the instructions clearly state to use tactext .457 for patching tactext file. Which is why .457 is included in the resources

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    • [January 16, 2020, 02:58:37 AM]
    Re: Crashes after editing in FFTacText
    « Reply #6 on: January 16, 2020, 02:58:37 AM »
    Yep! I completely missed the resources thread and just jumped to the main site’s downloads section to get the tools I thought I needed. My mistake entirely.
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    • [January 16, 2020, 06:34:03 AM]
    Re: Crashes after editing in FFTacText
    « Reply #7 on: January 16, 2020, 06:34:03 AM »
    It happens lol. Hopefully this thread will help others with the same issue

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    • [January 20, 2020, 05:43:50 PM]
    Re: Crashes after editing in FFTacText
    « Reply #8 on: January 20, 2020, 05:43:50 PM »
    So, after using the patcher, tactext, and ASM programs within the TLW resource folders as instructed, I have fixed this SNAFU! Thanks everyone!
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