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Diving into this tonight.
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New Project Ideas / Re: QBS_ZODIAC_FFT
March 05, 2018, 08:52:57 am
Just wanted to let everyone know that real life has temporarily slowed me down but I'll be back to work on the patch in the next week or so. 
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New Project Ideas / Re: QBS_ZODIAC_FFT
February 08, 2018, 04:26:16 pm
I talked to Xif because I was going to use the skillset x innate mod to make items usable by everyone but I guess it only works with normal type skillsets. No Item/Charge/Jump/Geo/Math so I'm toying with the idea of making a skillset for knight swordskills and making them learn on hit and making the skillset innate.
The idea would be that you will always have access to your knight skills regardless of job. Have to test it and see what happens
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New Project Ideas / Re: QBS_ZODIAC_FFT
February 08, 2018, 04:20:00 pm
Quote from: Andre Pratama on February 08, 2018, 12:31:20 pm
I will also be a player Do not be sad, you know I'm the toughest final fantasy tactics fan and I'll try all the patches that are made by people whose idea is cool


Means alot. I'm not going to quit. I'm just working methodically on balance. With everything balanced around magic and physical damage reduction I just have to undo alot of changes I made. No biggie. I've made other mods for other games too. It's always time consuming and frustrating but worth it.
Currently I just spent the day going down the abilities list balancing everything with the formula I made adding CT and MP per range/area/status seems to be working pretty good.
I also took 9999 and divided it by 8 for the job/lvl requirements which I think will work pretty solid and give the a.i access to more abilities.
I'm also going to start the mod with a small job wheel probably 6-8 well balanced jobs and patch in more occasionally.
Overall this should work out good. The primary goal is to use this mods balance etc as the foundation for my own custom story later on. This is just a project to familiarize myself with all the tools available to me without jumping directly into a non vanilla project. Aiolon I especially appreciate your support and look forward to working on a collaborative project with you in the future.
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New Project Ideas / Re: QBS_ZODIAC_FFT
February 08, 2018, 07:31:37 am
Ran into an unfortunate hiccup. Despite my best efforts I couldn't incorporate damage reduction into the mod.
I tested it extensively after taking the time to change all the equipment in the game around and text editing all my changes only to discover that the asm doesn't work as intended :/ this was a pretty big center piece of this mod and threw everything out of balance. I'm implementing a different system instead. Unfortunately that means doing a couple days worth of constant work over again :(
The project is still a go. I just have a lot to sort out now to salvage the mod. I created a personal formula to balance every ability using Range/Area/Statuses inflicted or cured amounts to calculate the CT of the ability it's MP and it's JP cost. Nearly every ability in the game is now balanced, Evadeable, has a CT and MP cost.
Basic attacks will have fixed WP*WP damage period. Speed,MA,PA,BR,FA will effect abilities only and those abilities have been reduced to prevent damage spikes and keep balance. Also. My job system was a bit to ambitious and tbh I simply ran out of abilities to keep each job in the specific role I wanted it in while having a decent number of abilities. As a result some jobs had a nearly full skillset of abilities while others had 4-6 not counting R/S/M.
I had intended on keeping all of the vanilla jobs and just modifying them so they could still be used in the various cutscenes. I have decided I'm willing to overlook some glitches during interactions I've seen 1000+ times over the years I've played this game in favor of shrinking the job wheel while making every job very useful at it's purpose.
More later.
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New Project Ideas / Re: QBS_ZODIAC_FFT
February 06, 2018, 07:40:12 am
Not so much grindy as trying to keep leveling down. The higher level you get the more this games balance goes to shit so I'm trying to inhibit leveling a bit so you're not really high level by end game unless you serious grind your ass off.
A standard play through I'm hoping will be from level 1-30,35ish if that.
Making weapon breaks etc more common and buy/Sell prices higher and lower will be to force the player to work with whatever equipment they have instead of just buying everyone all the best shit Everytime it comes out.
I'm toying with a couple weapon formulas to balance the new
PDR/MDR mechanic I added. Spent almost 10 hours editing the item table and text yesterday.
Have a couple tweaks to make to a couple jobs still and then I should be ready.
Everytime I'm close my perfectionism kicks in and I start working on a bunch of other things lol.
It will be for the best though. I'm trying to be thorough and not have a ton of half finished ideas Incorporated. Usually when I started one particular balance I work at it and edit the text for it all at once and don't stop until it's done
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New Project Ideas / ASM list
February 05, 2018, 01:24:25 pm
ASM hacks used in QBS_Zodiac
Katana Break chance

Skillset Behaviors

JP gain hack

Experience gain hack

Counter tackle ability edit


Random Unit gear based on story progression

Random unit equipment more selective

Apply defense v2

Require materia blade

Guests in randoms

Remove targets faith from spell calculations

Inherant RSM Limitation hack

Unit rot without skipped turns

Learn on hit%

Equip X and gender equips

Individual weapon crit rate

Player starting inventory edit

Weapon proc rate

Weapon formula edits

Jump damage X/128*PA*WP regardless of weapon

AI attacks transparent

Wall loses hard coding

Special characters can do propositions

Mighty sword % break chance

Selling items at fur shop 1/4 price

Buying items at fur shop 1x price

Equip change innate all

Undead receive 20% max hp damage from pheonix down

Potions use fraction of max HP

Undead revival chance

Cross skip

2nd squad not mandatory

Blank support over short charge adds 25% skill hit

Divide gained EXP in 2

Divide bonus money by 2

Global C-Ev

X% crit

X% Knockback from dash/Throw stone

X% chance of procs

Selling items 1/4 price


Credits- The entire community at FFHacktics and all the fine tools everyone has contributed!
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New Project Ideas / Re: QBS_ZODIAC_FFT
February 05, 2018, 08:35:45 am
85% done with my armor/clothing rebalance
Incorporated damage reduction into the mod thx to Nates asm.
New stats PDR and MDR

Robes now offer high MP and have some magic damage reduction

Clothing has a balance of HP/MP and a mid-range of damage reduction against both Physical damage and Magic damage

Armor offers high hp and PDR.
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New Project Ideas / Re: QBS_ZODIAC_FFT
February 04, 2018, 09:17:45 pm
I'm very close to releasing the demo. I had intended to have it ready Friday but was dead to the world with a massive migraine and to top it off some of the ASMs weren't compatible and I've had to shift some things around to compensate. Others are temperamental and only seem to work occasionally. Large headache tbh.
I'm trying to balance everything just enough to make the demo enjoyable before release. I'm also split very on a couple of the ideas ive been juggling and am still not satisfied with my current job system so I'm constantly tweaking it.
More tommorow.
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I'm very close. It's a little delayed currently because some of the ASMs weren't compatible and I've had to shift some things around to compensate. Others are temperamental and only seem to work occasionally. Large headache tbh.
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Definitely going to try it out but not until I'm totally finished with the foundation of my mod. I don't want to get distracted yet.
I'm curious for sure. Glad to see you picked back up the mantle!
I'm always up for trying new mods!
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PSX FFT Hacking / Re: ASM Requests
February 04, 2018, 10:54:55 am
PA*(BRAVE/100)*PA
and
PA*(BRAVE/100)*WP
Already exist but has anyone made some to match that for magic?
MA*(FAITH/100)*MA
and
MA*(FAITH/100)*WP

?? If so could you direct me to the location of that hack if you know of it.
Thanks.
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New Project Ideas / Re: QBS_ZODIAC_FFT
February 03, 2018, 06:30:56 am
Actually. I made the decision to remove innates entirely.
TBH this new summoner class is good. I just got my ass handed to me in the tutorial because the chemist got Illusionist as a secondary and just kept spamming don't act and Poison while steady popping ether. Lol..
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New Project Ideas / Re: QBS_ZODIAC_FFT
February 02, 2018, 10:33:01 pm
Summoning Magic became "Illusion"
They now cause statuses, have reduced Mana cost but no damage.
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New Project Ideas / Re: QBS_ZODIAC_FFT
February 02, 2018, 10:20:32 pm
"Nature Magic" replaces Geomancy but retains counter flood "Natural Defenses"
Have to be learned on hit
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New Project Ideas / Re: QBS_ZODIAC_FFT
February 02, 2018, 10:18:01 pm
Wave Around used by human
Just a couple of the learn on hits the Druid has.
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New Project Ideas / Re: QBS_ZODIAC_FFT
February 02, 2018, 10:16:28 pm
Dark wisper used by human
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New Project Ideas / Re: QBS_ZODIAC_FFT
February 02, 2018, 09:54:37 pm
Small delay. Been fighting a migraine all day. Will finish up the patch tommorow. Sorry
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New Project Ideas / Re: QBS_ZODIAC_FFT
February 02, 2018, 02:36:11 pm
Working on finishing up the Illusionist and Evoker skillsets and making sure to balance them as best I can in preparation to release the beta for the patch.
I've decided to flatten the job tree so that all jobs are available for the beta so they can be tested and balanced but the final release will have job requirements to unlock others. Some of the skillsets are small ATM while I decide on more customized abilities but all suggestions will be welcomed and considered.
I'm also going to try and modify all of the equipment available in chapter 1 for now but the rest will not be balanced correctly until later so if you ask chapter one things might get silly.
For now I'm just using mostly baseline vanilla modifiers and growths but I plan on changing changing them and the initial stats also.
More later.
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PSX FFT Hacking / Re: Monster abilities on humans
February 02, 2018, 12:54:26 pm
What I did was used 1ability from every monster family.
So one Chocobo ability
One cat ability
One bomb ability etc.
Conveniently there are just enough still slots to use 1 ability from every beast type ;)
I mean some of the cast animations look silly but I was expecting the sprite to fall apart from what people had been saying.
The end result was in fact a very usable job that doesn't have any serious hiccup in animation. I'll try to post a video or something or you can check it out when I release the beta for the patch sometime today hopefully.