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Projects => Completed Mods => The Lion War => Topic started by: Porklin on January 15, 2020, 02:18:05 pm

Title: Crashes after editing in FFTacText
Post by: Porklin on January 15, 2020, 02:18:05 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?

Title: Re: Crashes after editing in FFTacText
Post by: Xifanie on January 15, 2020, 02:38:55 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
Title: Re: Crashes after editing in FFTacText
Post by: Porklin on January 15, 2020, 02:57:48 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







Title: Re: Crashes after editing in FFTacText
Post by: Zantetsuken on January 15, 2020, 03:07:07 pm
Quote from: Porklin on January 15, 2020, 02:57:48 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


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.
Title: Re: Crashes after editing in FFTacText
Post by: Porklin on January 15, 2020, 03:12:49 pm
Quote from: Zantetsuken on January 15, 2020, 03:07:07 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.
Title: Re: Crashes after editing in FFTacText
Post by: Elric on January 15, 2020, 08:58:28 pm
I mean, the instructions clearly state to use tactext .457 for patching tactext file. Which is why .457 is included in the resources
Title: Re: Crashes after editing in FFTacText
Post by: Porklin on January 15, 2020, 10:58:37 pm
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.
Title: Re: Crashes after editing in FFTacText
Post by: Elric on January 16, 2020, 02:34:03 am
It happens lol. Hopefully this thread will help others with the same issue
Title: Re: Crashes after editing in FFTacText
Post by: Porklin on January 20, 2020, 01:43:50 pm
So, after using the patcher, tactext, and ASM programs within the TLW resource folders as instructed, I have fixed this SNAFU! Thanks everyone!