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@  Fire Blazer : (24 December 2019 - 03:17 AM) naw, it's when the bots make collaborated efforts to crawl places, lol
@  kirant : (23 December 2019 - 05:20 AM) What do we do on Index Day? Give each other bots?
@  Fire Blazer : (16 December 2019 - 01:39 AM) LOL
@  xcrash1998 : (30 November 2019 - 11:07 PM) New fictional holiday "Index Day"
@  Fire Blazer : (28 November 2019 - 08:52 PM) yeah just guest bots and stuff I think :( we really were active once upon a time though...
@  kirant : (26 November 2019 - 03:48 PM) No invasion. I imagine a lot of guest bots visiting for indexing purposes.
@  xcrash1998 : (26 November 2019 - 02:15 PM) How is most people online at 959 for the 8th of October of this year? Is that right? Did I miss something or was there somekind of spambot invasion?
@  xcrash1998 : (26 November 2019 - 02:06 PM) I know what you mean, it gets awkard to post something unrelated to the current conversation, and even if somebody picks up on it, it would just become a huge mess in the c hatbox if a multitude of groups talk about different topics.
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:45 PM) especially better imo if you want to update on a topic but like only occasionally (e.g. a project you're working on or a let's play of a game)
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:44 PM) it's hard for me to explain precisely why but forums just like work better for meaningful discussion over a longer period of time ig
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:44 PM) but that's def just not hte same ig, idk
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:44 PM) yeah, you can also kind of respond at your own pace on forums. Discord conversations are often like... it's awkward to respond to something that happened a while ago, especially if the server is active, but even just in general. since you sort of need to keep track of multiple conversations at once at times, and it's not like it has a good reply/quote system ala forums, closest thing really is to copy/paste or screenshot the text you're responding to and then type a response below
@  Elwood : (09 November 2019 - 11:29 AM) Adding on to what's been said, I just enjoy the order and structure of the forums. You can look through the threads and know exactly what people are talking about. Conversation get lost and buried on discord which is why I'm not a big fan of it.
@  kirant : (06 November 2019 - 05:31 AM) I enjoy that part of forums too. They become niche communities where you can have very specialized conversations as opposed to the cluttered mess in Discord.
@  Ezra : (31 October 2019 - 01:17 AM) Yeah, part of me wishes I could go back to the times forums were more prevalent. I really enjoyed how even several different forums based off the same franchise could feel so different. It's not like what we now is bad though, I just feel nostalgic for old times.
@  Fire Blazer : (30 October 2019 - 06:39 AM) also forums in general are just not as prevalent, there are so many other ways to interact these days, like Twitter, FB, Tumblr, etc., where you can just throw your thoughts into the void. I think that's the real issue and that the only people rly interested in forums these days are either super dedicated to whatever they're about, have a specific reason/need to (e.g. support forums), or grew up with them and are thus attached to the idea enough to continue to try and use them (this was kinda me for a while lol but things happen, I couldn't keep it up forever)
@  Fire Blazer : (30 October 2019 - 06:36 AM) I've posted on SF for various reasons ofc but in terms of like making friends and stuff it's p. much just been smaller groups/forums, yeah. mainly FES
@  Elwood : (27 October 2019 - 10:08 PM) Only reason I'm even on Serenes was because I had hacking questions. @Ezra yeah I figured it must be an age thing. I've been called an old man by many a child because I use Facebook.
@  kirant : (26 October 2019 - 09:39 PM) It's strange. I don't think I've ever posted on Serenes...period. I've always been a fan of smaller forums.
@  Ezra : (26 October 2019 - 05:49 AM) I think it's because a lot of newer FE players didn't frequent forums growing up. And those that do probably end up on Serenes.


Possible upcoming FE8 hack

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#1 Zepher Tensho

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 07:28 PM

Ok, time for me to quit messin' around with my so-called "hacks." All I ever do is just mess with stuff in nightmare and tweak a few weapon icons. I want to do a full fledged hack already!

I'm making this thread because, well, I'll need some help. And by help I mean advice. I wouldn't want anyone to take the time to do anything for me, unless absolutely necessary.

I plan on using FE8 as the platform, because there's no forced tutorial, and I just like it in general. I've played a few good Sacred Stones hacks before, so it definitely looks doable.

EDIT: Also, and this just occured to me, but FE8 is perfect for this hack, because I was already planning on adding two twin characters of mine, and Eirika and Ephraim are twins, so there's my two main characters besides Caitlyn~ Not to mention the twins have two preferred weapons each.

Now, to get to the nitty-gritty here.

Things I am comfortable with:
Nightmare (the original, I can't figure out 2.0)
Weapon Icon editing
Simple text editing (changing weapon/item names)

Things I have no experience with:
Portrait editing (not to mention making customs from scratch)
Event editing
Map editing
Palette editing
Mass text editing (story, conversations)
ROM expansion (I don't think I'll need to but you never know?)
Map sprite editing
Battle animation/map sprite importing

I include that last one because I want to import Lyn's Blade Lord animation. I already have concept art drawn of two characters (below) and I drew one in Lyn's outfit. I've decided she'll be a bit like Lucina; she's emulating a legendary warrior of lore.

One thing I want to add in, is the addition of more "preferred" weapons, that is, weapons locked to one person. The story I have in mind will re-use a concept from Genealogy of the Holy War; characters will have holy blood, and will be the chosen wielders of weapons such as Mystletainn and Tyrfing. I want to implement all of the weapons from Holy War, but have them locked to their chosen wielders only, so that they are usable without having an S rank in a weapon. If it's not doable to make that many preferred weapons, I'll settle on making the 8 sacred twins locked, if THAT is even possible.

EDIT: Also I'd like to use the Aircalibur animation for an Elwind spell. Is there a way to fix the bgm bug that comes with it? Also, can you recolor pre-existing animations? I'm thinking of using Fenrir's animation for Falaflame, but for it to make sense, I'd need to change it from purple to red.

I can already foresee that this will be a slow process, since I'm bogged down with school, but this urge to make my own hack has been gnawing at me for awhile now.

Before you say this Blazer, yes, I know you have an "ultimate tutorial" published around here somewhere. I've referenced it before when doing weapon icon editing. But, I know that tutorial is somewhat old by now, and I'd still like any available advice that may not be covered by that tutorial.

If all goes well, I can post a teaser patch of the prologue chapter for critique in a few weeks.

Concept art of characters
Caitlyn (the main hero) http://fav.me/d8258c5
Miiro (the Jeigan) http://fav.me/d82bfb0

Update 1
Layed down basic framework (Appropriate weapons editing in nightmare)
Started redoing weapon icons (See below)

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