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
You have no idea how excited I am about this
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
They’re getting MARRIED. In their BASEBALL CAPS.
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.
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:
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.
(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
Seems like I was seeing things regarding the hair *ahem* nonetheless that “dot“‘s still there, a couple of pixles below the hat. It doesn’t only occur when fishing, iirc it also happens during other animations like shaking the head and such.
Found the issue with this particular bug. That little brown thing is actually Pete’s hair! That little antenna he has pops out over behind him like a little turd!
The thing is, Claire doesn’t have hair that sticks out like that. That “square” is completely blank on her sprite, so they reuse that piece for the space in that corner (since it’s also supposed to be blank).
Now, to fix this requires a pretty dramatic change. Memory addresses and some other technical stuff. That’s a bit beyond my abilities for now.
The alternative is to remove that piece of hair (basically you’d be missing the pointy tip from the main model). I’ll see if that looks better.
innerdecay asked: Hey there! First of all you can't believe how THANKFUL I am for your True Love-editions XD (always wished for something like that for.. more than half of my life oo') just wanted to say that when participating in horse races, the sprite looks a tad weird.. (showing the girl, instead of the guy and having weird colours). And when changing clothes, those droplets above the head when using tools change colours too (f.e. red outfit -> red droplets). Hope it can be fixed someday ^^ have a nice day!
This is great. I usually don’t have time to go through all the areas(I barely have time to do the script edit I’ve been promising ;_;), so getting bug reports like this really makes me happy. I’ll see if I can get these color fixes sorted out.
@True Love Harvest Moon
The animation that happens when you turn blue seemed kind of strange too, she kept bobbing her head up and down and it looked really strange.
Again, not sure if you’ve already fixed this though.
Looks like I missed a pallet! I’ll get this fixed up, but probably won’t release it until I get the dialog stuff working. Thanks for the report
Anonymous asked: Hey I have a question, how long does it take in general to woo these people to another heart level? :O 20 days and I am going insane. :P
Have you done any heart events? I can be difficult to get the heart levels to rise if you don’t do the heart events. They’re also a requirement for marriage, I think.
Anonymous asked: I love what you did with the True Love editions of MFoMT and FoMT, would you ever consider doing something similar for Harvest Moon DS or DS Cute? I imagine it'd be really time-consuming.
Maybe? I gotta figure out if it’s feasible first. I did like a month of research on FoMT before I thought I could pull it off. Ironically, it might be easier to hack newer games than older ones (less compression and weird space-saving hackery).
Anonymous asked: on the Harvest moon true love edition, can you still marry the opposite sex?
No, you would need to get the original version of the ROM if you want to do that. The idea of merging the two games is fascinating, but also an enormously daunting task.
snhurd-deactivated20131230 asked: Thank you SO much for the Harvest Moon: FoMT True Love Edition! I am so ecstatic to have a version like this! Are you planning to edit the dialogue in the future? Thanks again! Keep up the AMAZING work!
Yes, I’m planning on editing the dialog. It turns out it’s a bit harder than editing the graphics (weird, I know, right?), but I definitely want to get all that working.
Anonymous asked: Excuse me to ask but what is the equivalent of the [Select] button on MfoMT because I'm having trouble figuring it out because computer u_u
By default, in VBA, select is Backspace. You can change the layout in Options > Input > Set > Config 1
kamakih asked: My wife has been playing MfoMT:TL lately, and she's noticed her Chickens are getting consistently sick, (Despite never taking them outside and never missing a feeding.) I SERIOUSLY doubt that it'd be because of the palette swap, but I thought I'd bring it to your attention just in case. Oh and one time Zack failed to notice her shipments? Not sure about that one. Thanks again!
I’ll compare the original rom with the modded rom and see if I notice a difference.
If anyone else is running into this issue, let me know.
Bwah, you all make me want to start a reaction-gif folder! ~_~
Actually, you know what? Give me a minute: