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WOTL modding questions, sprites & text, ect.

Started by DERIDEX120, April 09, 2013, 12:28:12 pm

DERIDEX120

First of all I'm in the middle of modding WOTL. Shishi sprite editor only seems to change inbattle sprites. To change up prebattle and formation sprites, (which I have the program to do) I can't seem to find the BIN files needed to make those changes. I'm assuming I need some kind of decompiler?

Text editor gives me an error message on BOOT.BIN5, something about a DTE.

Will I need a hexeditor?
Can I add a job class to be playable?
Can I add more unique characters? (ex. orlandeu or cloud)

mm. So many questions. My long term goal is to make my own patch, like a modified storyline. More challenging battles. ect.
  • Modding version: PSX & WotL

Argy

For WoTL sprite modding of the above try

http://ffhacktics.com/smf/index.php?topic=6702.0

a couple of posts down and it shows how to import world.bin and unit.bin for the ps  p
In relation to making a job class playable you just need to tinkerwith the Patcher

As a final note, have a look in Tutorial and Learning for some extra tips.
As a another final note, try getting rid of the Kanji text when using FFTtactext and this might help you with your BOOT.BIN problem

All of the best!
  • Modding version: PSX
Kotetsu Quad Killer!!

DERIDEX120

  • Modding version: PSX & WotL

Jumza

Kanji:
A system of Japanese writing using Chinese characters.

Simply put, anything that looks like chinese writing that you can't understand, simply delete it!
  • Modding version: PSX
Check out my project ~ FFT: A Stone's Ripple : http://ffhacktics.com/smf/index.php?topic=10857.0
The demo was just released! Come check it out!
Nyzer: Alma teleports out of her own possessed body.

DERIDEX120

I'm not seeing anything japanese anywhere in here.. not in BOOTBIN 5, or anywhere else.
This is maddening.
This is a copy of BOOTBIN5... Maybe you see something wrong that I don't?

[spoiler]0      0
127
111   {Color 08}{0xE1}{Color 00}{Newline}
Then I shall go.{SP} I pray you do not{Newline}
come to regret your decision.{SP}
1      0
121
108   {Color 08}{0xE1}{Color 00}{Newline}
You no longer need my services?{Newline}
Surely you do not mean that!
2      0
110
90   {Color 08}{0xE1}{Color 00}{Newline}
Won't you rethink this? We've{Newline}
come this far together.{SP}
3      0
160
130   {Color 08}{0xE1}{Color 00}{Newline}
Are you sure? I had hoped I could continue{Newline}
lending my strength to your cause.{SP}
4      0
141
133   {Color 08}{0xE1}{Color 00}{Newline}
This is certainly sudden.{SP} Do you truly{Newline}
believe you can manage without me?
5      0
162
165   {Color 08}{0xE1}{Color 00}{Newline}
So, you've no more use for me? You'd leave{Newline}
me behind now that I'm of no worth to you?
6      0
104
113   {Color 08}{0xE1}{Color 00}{Newline}
Are you certain about this?{Newline}
I'd thought us faster friends.{SP}
7      0
116
118   {Color 08}{0xE1}{Color 00}{Newline}
Would that it came not to this!{Newline}
Are you sure it's for the best?
8      0
163
143   {Color 08}{0xE1}{Color 00}{Newline}
I see.{SP} Given the choice, I'd prefer to stay,{Newline}
but I understand if that is impossible.{SP}
9      0
119
112   {Color 08}{0xE1}{Color 00}{Newline}
Surely you jest! If I leave now,{Newline}
what has all of this been for?
10      0
135
131   {Color 08}{0xE1}{Color 00}{Newline}
I thought I'd finally found my place.{SP}{Newline}
Are you sure you will not have me?
11      0
126
145   {Color 08}{0xE1}{Color 00}{Newline}
I beg you, do not say such things!{Newline}
I'll prove my worth to you, I swear it!
12      0
129
103   {Color 08}{0xE1}{Color 00}{Newline}
That.{SP}.{SP}.{SP}was not a jape? You wish{Newline}
for me to leave in earnest?
13      0
140
125   {Color 08}{0xE1}{Color 00}{Newline}
If that is your wish, there's naught I{Newline}
can do.{SP} Are you sure about this?
14      0
159
163   {Color 08}{0xE1}{Color 00}{Newline}
Pardon me for saying this, but are you not{Newline}
being a bit selfish? Will you not reconsider?
15      0
137
132   {Color 08}{0xE1}{Color 00}{Newline}
I do not wish to say farewell.{SP} Can I{Newline}
not remain with you a little longer?
16      0
94
101   {Color 08}{0xE1}{Color 00}{Newline}
(It seems to be saddened{Newline}
by the thought of leaving.{SP})
17      0
151
155   {Color 08}{0xE1}{Color 00}{Newline}
(It looks upset at being told to go home,{Newline}
mayhap because it has no home to go to.{SP})
18      0
69
70   {Color 08}{0xE1}{Color 00}{Newline}
(It seems to want{Newline}
to stay with you.{SP})
19      0
99
71   {Color 08}{0xE1}{Color 00}{Newline}
(It seems to want to keep{Newline}
fighting with you.{SP})
20      0
129
106   {Color 08}{0xE1}{Color 00}{Newline}
(It seems to be protective of you,{Newline}
and does not wish to leave.{SP})
21      0
93
77   {Color 08}{0xE1}{Color 00}{Newline}
(It seems confused when{Newline}
you ask it to leave.{SP})
22      0
118
148   {Color 08}{0xE1}{Color 00}{Newline}
(It seems excited.{SP} It may have{Newline}
thought you wanted to give it a treat.{SP})
23      0
65
48   {Color 08}{0xE1}{Color 00}{Newline}
(Its eyes are full{Newline}
of sadness.{SP})
24   Dismissed
Ramza, chapter 1   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
25   Dismissed
Ramza, chapter 2 & 3   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
26   Dismissed
Ramza, chapter 4   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
27   Dismissed
Delita, chapter 1   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
28   Dismissed
Delita, chapter 2 & 3   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
29   Dismissed
Delita, chapter 4   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
30   Dismissed
Argath   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
31   Dismissed
Zalbaag   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
32   Dismissed
Dycedarg   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
33   Dismissed
Larg   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
34   Dismissed
Goltanna   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
35   Dismissed
Ovelia   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
36   Dismissed
Orlandeau   36
75
79   {Color 08}Orlandeau{Color 00}{Newline}
You've no more need{Newline}
of the Thunder God?
37   Dismissed
Funebris   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
38   Dismissed
Reis (human)   16
152
143   {Color 08}Reis{Color 00}{Newline}
Must I be doomed again to solitude, when{Newline}
I have only just regained my freedom?
39   Dismissed
Zalmour   4
15   {SP2}{Newline}
.{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
40   Dismissed
Gaffgarion   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
41   Dismissed
Marach   26
128
128   {Color 08}Marach{Color 00}{Newline}
I owe you much.{SP} Will you not allow{Newline}
me the chance to repay my debts?
42   Dismissed
Simon   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
43   Dismissed
Alma   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
44   Dismissed
Orran   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
45   Dismissed
Mustadio   32
111
110   {Color 08}Mustadio{Color 00}{Newline}
You meant that for true? I'd{Newline}
thought we'd become friends.{SP}
46   Dismissed
Gaffgarion   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
47   Dismissed
Delacroix   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
48   Dismissed
Rapha   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
49   Dismissed
Marach   26
128
128   {Color 08}Marach{Color 00}{Newline}
I owe you much.{SP} Will you not allow{Newline}
me the chance to repay my debts?
50   Dismissed
Elmdore   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
51   Dismissed
Tietra   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
52   Dismissed
Barrington   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
53   Dismissed
Agrias   24
165
174   {Color 08}Agrias{Color 00}{Newline}
I've sworn my sword to your cause.{SP} I would{Newline}
not forsake that vow, save it were your wish.{SP}
54   Dismissed
Beowulf   30
101
65   {Color 08}Beowulf{Color 00}{Newline}
You'd have me to return to{Newline}
monster hunting?
55   Dismissed
Wiegraf, chapter 1   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
56   Dismissed
Valmafra   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
57   Dismissed
Mustadio   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
58   Dismissed
Ludovich   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
59   Dismissed
Folmarv   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
60   Dismissed
Loffrey   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
61   Dismissed
Isilud   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
62   Dismissed
Cletienne   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
63   Dismissed
Wiegraf, chapter 3   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
64   Dismissed
Rapha   22
157
147   {Color 08}Rapha{Color 00}{Newline}
Is there naught I can do to help? I've not{Newline}
yet had a chance to properly repay you!
65   Dismissed
Meliadoul   32
147
147   {Color 08}Meliadoul{Color 00}{Newline}
I owe you my apologies for doubting you{Newline}
before.{SP} Have you yet not forgiven me?
66   Dismissed
Barich   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
67   Dismissed
Alma   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
68   Dismissed
Celia   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
69   Dismissed
Lettie   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
70   Dismissed
Meliadoul   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
71   Dismissed
Alma   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
72   Dismissed
Ajora   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
73   Dismissed
Cloud   20
121
101   {Color 08}Cloud{Color 00}{Newline}
There's no getting off this train{Newline}
until we reach the station.{SP}
74   Dismissed
Zalbaag, possessed   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
75   Dismissed
Agrias   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
76      15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
77      15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
78      15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
79      15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
80      15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
81      15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
82      15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
83   Dismissed
Belias   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
84   Dismissed
Knight (Undead)   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
85   Dismissed
Zalera   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
86   Dismissed
Archer (Undead)   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
87   Dismissed
Hashmalum   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
88   Dismissed
Altima, First Form   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
89   Dismissed
Black Mage (Undead)   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
90   Dismissed
Cuchulainn   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
91   Dismissed
Time Mage (Undead)   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
92   Dismissed
Adremmelech   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
93   Dismissed
Mystic (Undead)   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
94   Dismissed
Summoner (Undead)   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
95   Dismissed
Reis (Dragon)   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
96   Dismissed
Altima, Second Form   16
150
152   {Color 08}Reis{Color 00}{Newline}
(Her eyes show confusion at being asked{Newline}
to leave now, when naught has changed.{SP})
97      15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
98   Ramza, chapter 1
forced to stay   0
94
92   {Color 08}{Ramza}{Color 00}{Newline}
I am a Beoulve.{SP} I cannot{Newline}
turn my back on all this.{SP}
99   Ramza, chapter 2 & 3
forced to stay   0
153
132   {Color 08}{Ramza}{Color 00}{Newline}
You seek to learn the truth, do you not?{Newline}
How could you do that without me?
100   Ramza, chapter 4
forced to stay   0
87
81   {Color 08}{Ramza}{Color 00}{Newline}
I cannot dismiss myself{Newline}
from my own service!
101   Delita, chapter 1
forced to stay   22
96
101   {Color 08}Delita{Color 00}{Newline}
I will not leave your side.{SP}{Newline}
We're friends, are we not?
102   Delita, chapter 2 & 3
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
103   Delita, chapter 4
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
104   Argath
forced to stay   26
151
167   {Color 08}Argath{Color 00}{Newline}
I will not leave you until my debt is paid!{Newline}
I do not like to leave my accounts unsettled.{SP}
105   Zalbaag
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
106   Dycedarg
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
107   Larg
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
108   Goltanna
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
109   Ovelia
forced to stay   22
114
117   {Color 08}Ovelia{Color 00}{Newline}
I am an Atkascha.{SP} It is to me{Newline}
to decide when and where I go.{SP}
110   Orlandeau
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
111   Funebris
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
112   Reis (human)
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
113   Zalmour
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
114   Gaffgarion
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
115   Marach
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
116   Simon
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
117   Alma
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
118   Orran
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
119   Mustadio
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
120   Gaffgarion
forced to stay   40
140
108   {Color 08}Gaffgarion{Color 00}{Newline}
Don't presume to tell me what to do.{SP}{Newline}
I'll take no orders from you.{SP}
121   Delacroix
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
122   Rapha
forced to stay   22
87
98   {Color 08}Rapha{Color 00}{Newline}
No, I'm going with you!{Newline}
We must save your sister!
123   Marach
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
124   Elmdore
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
125   Tietra
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
126   Barrington
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
127   Agrias
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
128   Beowulf
forced to stay   30
97
128   {Color 08}Beowulf{Color 00}{Newline}
No, I will not leave alone.{SP}{Newline}
That Holy Dragon is my.{SP}.{SP}.{SP}my.{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
129   Wiegraf, chapter 1
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
130   Valmafra
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
131   Mustadio
forced to stay   32
117
114   {Color 08}Mustadio{Color 00}{Newline}
I cannot leave now! We're going{Newline}
to save my father, aren't we?
132   Ludovich
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
133   Folmarv
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
134   Loffrey
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
135   Isilud
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
136   Cletienne
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
137   Wiegraf, chapter 3
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
138   Rapha
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
139   Meliadoul
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
140   Barich
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
141   Alma
forced to stay   18
151
110   {Color 08}Alma{Color 00}{Newline}
No, I will not leave your side! I'm afraid{Newline}
I might never seen you again.{SP}
142   Celia
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
143   Lettie
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
144   Meliadoul
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
145   Alma
forced to stay   18
105
106   {Color 08}Alma{Color 00}{Newline}
No, I'm going with you.{SP} You{Newline}
want me to stay, don't you?
146   Ajora
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
147   Cloud
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
148   Zalbaag, possessed
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
149   Agrias
forced to stay   24
141
100   {Color 08}Agrias{Color 00}{Newline}
A knight cannot turn her back on duty{Newline}
and leave her work undone!
150      15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
151      15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
152      15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
153      15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
154      15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
155      15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
156      15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
157   Belias
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
158   Knight (Undead)
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
159   Zalera
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
160   Archer (Undead)
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
161   Hashmalum
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
162   Altima, First Form
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
163   Black Mage (Undead)
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
164   Cuchulainn
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
165   Time Mage (Undead)
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
166   Adremmelech
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
167   Mystic (Undead)
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
168   Summoner (Undead)
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
169   Reis (Dragon)
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
170   Altima, Second Form
forced to stay   15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
171      15   .{SP}.{SP}.{SP}
172      30
113
95   {Color 08}Balthier{Color 00}{Newline}
I'd thought you to have better{Newline}
judgment in these things.{SP}
173      18
143
41   {Color 08}Luso{Color 00}{Newline}
Well, I guess if that's what you want.{SP}{Newline}
Take care!
174      30
112
119   {Color 08}Beowulf{Color 00}{Newline}
I beg you! Allow me to remain{Newline}
with you, that I might aid Reis![/spoiler]
  • Modding version: PSX & WotL

DERIDEX120

I've tried everything. This program just doesn't seem to work at all.
I did read somewhere in the other thread that a specific version was the only one that worked, and only on an unmodded ISO.  I'll see if that works.  Are there no alternative programs?
  • Modding version: PSX & WotL

Argy

Hello,

Open up your file and go to the OPEN.LZW, part 26, Composers notes and get rid of all of the Kanji text and see how that goes.

Also can you do me favour and upload your file and I will have a look at it as well.

Cheers Argy
  • Modding version: PSX
Kotetsu Quad Killer!!

DERIDEX120

Removed composer's notes.  Still no go.  It always hangs up in bootbin 5 for some weird reason. I don't see any foreign characters in it.
here's the file though.
  • Modding version: PSX & WotL

Argy

April 11, 2013, 02:06:59 pm #8 Last Edit: April 11, 2013, 02:40:17 pm by Argy
excellent. i will have a look at it tonight or tomorrow morning. cheers

Had a look at it and I am getting the same error as well.

Can you tell me which Patcher suite you are using? As this might be an issue... though I am unsure.

Did you rip a 'clean' iso? As I have gone through different TactTexts and I am getting the same problem as well

Just to let you know, i am currently using .482

I have also uploaded a clean FFTactext as well.

Let me know how it goes

Cheers Argy
  • Modding version: PSX
Kotetsu Quad Killer!!

DERIDEX120

I think I'm using .482.V2. at least that's the name on the .RAR...


Secondary question, into sprite modding (from the link posted above)  I try to open/extract "fftpack.bin" (with cd mage) the computer tries to open notepad and just hangs there. I even tried to extract it to another folder, but it just made a copy of fftpack.bin.. Am I not using the right program to disect FFTPACK?  I'm thinking I might need UMDgen, but someone there said you can use cdmage even on WotL.
  • Modding version: PSX & WotL

Argy

Hiya,

I take it you are doing this

I know this is a dead issue by now, but you can use CDMage to mess with WotL. All you have to do is:

1 - Open the PSP iso as M1/2048 track .iso;
2 - Go to Track 1/PSP_GAME/USRDIR and extract "fftpack.bin";
3 - As an extra step, launch a FFTPatcher (I'm using version .478), go to PSP=>Utilities=>Extract fftpack.bin..., and extract into an empty folder;
4 - Navigate to that folder and find your UNIT.BIN and WLDFACE.BIN (it's at the same place it would be in the PSX .iso as shown by Celdia, i.e.: <folder>/EVENT);
4 - Do stuff as Celdia said;
5 - When you have the resulting UNIT.BIN, WLDFACE.BIN and WLDFACE4.BIN, launch the FFTPacher again and go to PSP=>Utilities=>Rebuild fftpack.bin... and select your folder;
6 - Finally, just import the resulting fftpack.bin into the .iso, using CDMage.

Cheers Argy

PS. It shouldnt be tryign to open notepad :-(
  • Modding version: PSX
Kotetsu Quad Killer!!

DERIDEX120

That's what I was doing. Do I have to use UMDgen or am I just doing one of the steps wrong?
  • Modding version: PSX & WotL

Argy

Hiya,

I have been using CDmage1-02-1B5 ans I dont have an issue whatsoever. It is an old one?

What are you using?

I think the WoTL modding gods are against you :-(

Argy
  • Modding version: PSX
Kotetsu Quad Killer!!

DERIDEX120

  • Modding version: PSX & WotL

Argy

Hiya

Found this message for the text problem, might help!!

http://ffhacktics.com/smf/index.php?topic=7333.msg148422#msg148422

As for the CDmage issue, search for my version on the internet, i suppose

Argy
  • Modding version: PSX
Kotetsu Quad Killer!!

DERIDEX120

Alright, SO I fiddled with it for a while and finally got it. What I was trying to do earlier was breakdown the fftpack with CDmage. (I think learning several new programs at the same time was a bit much for me.) Anyway, I used the patcher to decompile the fftpack. From there, I used FFTEVGRP. Did sprite mods as Celdia instructed, and everything went rather smoothly.

Figuring things out the first time is roughest, but I got it.  :D
A few more to do, and to work out the text editing problem, and I'll be golden!

I never thanked you for your help so far though. Thanks! I appreciate support when I have questions.
  • Modding version: PSX & WotL