Text 15 Apr

phanerozoicflora asked: Hey, I think it's awesome what you're doing with the FOMT and MFOMT games, and you did a good job of it! I just wanted to let you know that in the FOMT version (with the girl sprite) the dialogue screen seems to sort of flash, like the pixels keep switching in and out of transparency. It doesn't interfere with game play, but you mentioned wanting to know if anything weird was going on.

This is a weird problem with the emulator software, not the game itself.  Try this and see if it gets better.

In VBA-M, go to Options -> Video -> Render API and turn on Motion Blur.  It should help with the transparent pixels.

Text 15 Apr

I just want to say thanks to everyone who sent in messages.  This is the stuff that really kept me going on this project.

Special thanks to Innerdecay and Coffee-Milkshake for sending in those scripts.  Definitely saved me some time.  I’ll have to do a second pass at some of the dialog to make sure I got everything.  Please let me know if anyone continues to find script edits that I missed.

Also, I think this is a good time to let you know that I’m obsessed with reading the tags in your reblogs.  I even wrote a small program to creep on your blog tags automagically, hehe.

Text 15 Apr

okay, time to clean out some inbox….

Text 13 Apr 4 notes

Pro-Tip:  The save files should be compatible with the original copies of Harvest Moon: (More) Friends of Mineral Town.  This means if you find a download for the original games, you can rename the *.sav file to access your save data! Just make sure the base game matches (FOMT with FOMT:TLE, for instance).

If you’re gender-fluid, this allows you to switch between the boy-sprite and the girl-sprite whenever you feel like it.

Video 13 Apr 606 notes

Harvest Moon: (More) Friends of Mineral Town
True Love Edition
Version 2

It’s finally here!  Everyone’s favorite farming simulator with a dash of homo finally has an update!!

For those who aren’t familiar, Harvest Moon: True Love Edition is a hack of the GBA games Friends of Mineral Town and More Friends of Mineral Town.  The hack swaps the player character from one game to the other.  This means all you farm-girls can finally date and marry one of the lovely ladies of Mineral Town, and all you farm-boys can woo one of the town’s handsome gentlemen.

Version 2 brings it all together with a full script edit of the game.  Now the characters will all use the proper gendered terms when referring to the player.  While this does alleviate some of the weird gender confusion in the first release of the game, you’ll still have to deal with the weird mpreg scenario.

To get started, click on the link below, and I hope you enjoy falling in love all over again.

Harvest Moon: True Love Edition

Photo 11 Apr 16 notes Oh…

Oh…

Text 9 Apr 2 notes

Anonymous asked: Out of curiousity, have you been working on both, or one at a time?

Both!

I’m doing my best to match each character’s word preferences.  Turns out a lot of the girls like to use the word “fellow” when talking to a guy.  I’m hoping this retains a lot of the game’s charm.

Replacing the word “Wife” with “Husband” is a thorn in my side because of spacing, though.  I really wish I could just replace it with “Bro”.

"I’m glad you’re my Bro". "You’re my dream Bro." "I am truly happy, and  blessed to have you as my Bro".

Totally works, right?

Text 9 Apr

Anonymous asked: Oh gosh, activity on this blog!!! You're aliiiiiive <3 <3 <3 <3 yaaaaaaaay~

Yeah, sorry for the absence.  I’ve been busy with this curse called ADULT RESPONSIBILITIES and a chronic case of laziness.  Been working on the rom hack, but ran into some trouble where existing saves stopped working and had to redo some stuff.  (Then I got distracted by things like Lego games and really gay and/or attractive super heroes).  I think I got it down to a system, so I’m confident I can get something out by this weekend.

Also sorry I haven’t been replying to all your wonderful messages.  I hate how tumblr deletes them after replying, so I’ve been keeping them so I can reread them all day.  It’s good for my ego, hehehe.

Text 9 Apr

Anonymous asked: This might have been asked before (if it was sorry) but will you work on rewriting any of the dialog to make it less gendered so guys won't call me a girl and stuff like that?

Aw dude, don’t make me spoil the surprise

Text 9 Apr 3 notes

Happy Birthday to me!!!

And on this very special birthday, I have a gift for all of you!!!!

Except not today.  You’ll have to wait til the weekend.

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Okay, everyone.  This is where I need your help.  Basically, I’m starting to collect all the dialog changes that need to happen.  Some of you have already started sending me information (thank innerdecay!!), and it’s been wildly useful.  I’m trying to figure out the best way to collect all this information.  I think I’m gonna put up a page with the stuff we already found

Photo 19 Oct 3 notes You have no idea how excited I am about this

You have no idea how excited I am about this

Text 16 Oct 4 notes

Anonymous asked: I have had a crush on Kai and Gray ever since I first played Friends of Mineral Town. I honestly cannot tell you how much this means to me.

I know, right?  It’s easy to become victim of Cliff’s puppy dog eyes, but you can’t beat the Hat-Bros combo.

I mean, look at these dorks

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They’re getting MARRIED.  In their BASEBALL CAPS.

Text 11 Oct

8adass-pir8 asked: I just wanted to thank you because Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town was one of my favourite games as a kid, and while I was super happy I could marry Karen, I always wished I could play as a girl. Now I can do both! Aaahh, thank you so much!

It makes me so happy to know that people feel the same way I do.  Ironically, I’ve played exactly 0 hours of this mod myself.  Alas, the curse of the game dev.  As much as I’d like to get my mack on with Grey or Kai, I barely have any time to play anything except Marvel Puzzle Quest…

Unfortunately, I’m an Aries, which means I have a lot of unfinished projects and that I’m easily distracted (Seaman told me that he was afraid I would abandon him… he was right…).  Maybe I’ll throw some priority on this project and get it off my plate completely.  At the rate I’m going, though, it might end up being a Christmas present for all of you.

Text 11 Oct 1 note

Anonymous asked: My friend and I wants to edit the harvest moon,changing characters and etc. But we are not sure which software can beused? Could you give us some suggestions? Thanks for your help.

The primary tool I use are GBA Graphics Editor. I found a copy here, relating to Fire Emblem editing:

http://serenesforest.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=26913

This will let you see uncompressed sprites in 8x8 chunk.  What you do is open up the “Image Control” and try to find the offset that will give you proper sprite images.  Scroll around the data until you see stuff that looks like sprites (eye, tops of heads, hair, etc), then adjust the offset until things line up in 8x8 squares.  Note that the colors will be wrong because the pallete is not set correctly.

For FOMT, the offset for Pete’s sprite is: 5A3BFC
For MFOMT, the offset for Claire’s sprite is: 53B38C

To get the colors right, you have to find the pallet offset.  I use APE (Advanced Pallete Editor).  Use VBA to export the palette, then use the APE’s search option to find the palette.  It should dump out some kind of memory address to set the palete.

Pete: 662CE0
Claire: 602270
(these may be wrong, it’s just what I have in my notes).

From there, click “Save as Bitmap” on GBA Graphics Editor, and edit in your favorite graphics editor.  It’s a bit painstaking, and you have to make sure you stay with indexed colors.

If you need more help, I suggest browsing around romhacking.net.  People there are really nice and can be really helpful


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