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Shining Force New Game ++ (AKA, S.F ++) (ROM Hack)

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Shining Force New Game ++ (AKA, S.F ++) (ROM Hack)

Postby monkbarron » Sun Apr 21 2019 9:38pm

It's time I step outta the dark again!


Hey everybody! After two weeks of testing and profusely sweating over my key-board, I've pulled together my best hack (and definitely least glitchy) for you all! :excited:


That hack is...


Shining Force New Game ++!


So what is it all about? Simple; This is for those of you who have completed the original game, but maybe want a new play-through with new things. This hack does just that!


-FEATURES-


-30 Brand New Pieces of Equipment! You'll also find that all the classes that didn't receive a weapon before now have one!


-23 New Enemies! Nearly every battle has a new few enemies to spice things up!


-2 New Bosses! Watch out, for the Megalodon will shred your ship up and Misheela has ordered the Chaos King to shatter your heart into a thousand pieces! (AND IT MAKES SENSE STORY-WISE FOR ONCE)


-4 New Spells! Blast, Katon, Soujin & Kajata join the fray!


-Over-hauled stats! Every character has been re-balanced so they're ALL useful! No more relying on the same guys! (This makes the game more strategic!)


-Revamped Spell Progression + New Spell Tiers! All magic casters have had their spell progression changed and adjusted, and you'll also find that some characters who never had magic will get it! To top that, many spells that didn't have a tier following the first one have one now!


-2 New Characters! That's right, Cray, a good friend of Gong, joins alongside him and set with you by the King of Waral is Gilius, the Royal Zappin' Gladiator!


-Jogurt isn't useless anymore! :excited:


-Much more to find while playing!


Special Thanks

-Lynx, Steve, Erikin, Lock-It-Lynx, RedArcher & DiegoMM - Without their Force and Enemy Artwork, the new enemies and members wouldn't be possible!


-RuneSamurai, CaptainMinnette & Chandler - These three were the test monkeys alongside myself!

-Tyadran & ShininGeek - These two helped with some of the most major bugs that had to be stomped on!


And the biggest thanks goes to...

Rubixcuber

-Without his editor, none of this would have been possible! It's thanks to him we see all the amazing Shining Force 1 hacks here on the forums these days,

Thanks for stopping by, signed. Monk Barron

P.S; Make sure to read the 'Things-2-Know' in the ZIP!

DOWNLOAD;
https://drive.google.com/open?id=17jVD1 ... VT70ZpTqFu
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Re: Shining Force New Game ++ (AKA, S.F ++) (ROM Hack)

Postby Runesamurai » Sun Apr 21 2019 9:45pm

Happy to help man. :)
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Re: Shining Force New Game ++ (AKA, S.F ++) (ROM Hack)

Postby Bela B. » Tue Apr 23 2019 9:19am

Awesome!
Can't wait to play :)
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Re: Shining Force New Game ++ (AKA, S.F ++) (ROM Hack)

Postby Runesamurai » Thu Apr 25 2019 2:09pm

If I might make a few suggestions maybe add Death Adder as an enemy? And like have him replace the Armed Skeleton who uses the Atlas?

I also think Gillius's class should be VIK (Viking) or NORD (Nord) because that's technically what he is. I can see where you were going with this though. He does look like someone who might be from Waral.

Excellent job my friend. I'm loving this mod.

I definitely want Death Adder as a new boss if you don't mind please. That's really my only request. I had thought he was already going to be in at first was why I didn't mention him sooner.
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Re: Shining Force New Game ++ (AKA, S.F ++) (ROM Hack)

Postby DiegoMM » Thu Apr 25 2019 3:27pm

In all golden axe lore, gillius was never a viking or a nord. The games calls him just a "dwarf"
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Re: Shining Force New Game ++ (AKA, S.F ++) (ROM Hack)

Postby Runesamurai » Thu Apr 25 2019 3:32pm

DiegoMM wrote:In all golden axe lore, gillius was never a viking or a nord.

You're kidding right? I mean just look at him. The helmet, the design, it says it all. Where did you hear this? If that's not what he is then what is he?

EDIT: Well yeah that's technically true. A Dwarf is what he's known as yeah. But Fighting Class-wise a Viking/Nord is obviously what he is.

DOUBLE EDIT: Holy Crap I just realized something...Gilius actually exists in the Shining Force universe! :shock:
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Re: Shining Force New Game ++ (AKA, S.F ++) (ROM Hack)

Postby Lobo » Sun Apr 28 2019 8:58pm

Of course he does!
He sells weapon in SitD.

Never saw him in a boat though.
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Re: Shining Force New Game ++ (AKA, S.F ++) (ROM Hack)

Postby DVthemaster » Sun Apr 28 2019 10:06pm

welp this sounds really cool
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Re: Shining Force New Game ++ (AKA, S.F ++) (ROM Hack)

Postby Runesamurai » Thu May 02 2019 2:06pm

You might seriously wanna avoid using Extended Classes and Extended Characters until they're both fixed. Domingo can't even learn Freeze above Level 2 as your mod is right now making him pretty useless. And Extended Characters is still very buggy.
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Re: Shining Force New Game ++ (AKA, S.F ++) (ROM Hack)

Postby acsound » Sat May 04 2019 10:53pm

I can't equip Cray w/another Pole; he's basically fighting bare-handed.

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Please advise, as otherwise, this mod w/the new enemies is interesting so far--especially the new enemies at the start of the game casting spells that could potentially OHKO your charas. :)
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Re: Shining Force New Game ++ (AKA, S.F ++) (ROM Hack)

Postby monkbarron » Sun May 05 2019 2:24am

That's weird - he can be equipped with them no matter what.
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Re: Shining Force New Game ++ (AKA, S.F ++) (ROM Hack)

Postby Runesamurai » Sun May 05 2019 4:17am

Very odd indeed. I don't remember coming across that issue.
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Re: Shining Force New Game ++ (AKA, S.F ++) (ROM Hack)

Postby acsound » Sun May 05 2019 12:55pm

Actually, my problem w/Cray is that he's stuck w/his opening weapon: the Oak Pole--I can't unequip it to give him a Stone Pole/Iron Pole b/c it gives me the same "Cray can't be equipped with anything!" message.

Could it be related to his class being entered as MNK vs. Gong's MONK (as Gong can upgrade his weapons just fine)?

UPDATE: Also noticed today (5/11/2019) that Cray's not gaining XP from healing:

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I suspect this is b/c of the aforementioned class name issue ("MNK" vs. "MONK").
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Re: Shining Force New Game ++ (AKA, S.F ++) (ROM Hack)

Postby Runesamurai » Sun May 05 2019 8:06pm

The spell animations still need to be set for the new characters and enemies too by the way.
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Re: Shining Force New Game ++ (AKA, S.F ++) (ROM Hack)

Postby acsound » Wed May 22 2019 11:03pm

I'm at Waral now.

I've discovered this issue. There's a teleporter in the spot leading to Shining Force HQ; so if Max Egresses from the Ring Reef battle to, say, change out his Force members...he can't.

Observe:

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(also, re: Cray issues. He's still stuck w/his opening Oak Pole, and he can't gain XP from healing.)

UPDATE:

I think there's a game-breaking bug in Dragonia: I can't exit HQ w/o being sent back to the beginning of the game.

Please note below:

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Thankfully, I was able to get Kane Battle started by reloading my save state (using Kega Fusion, btw):

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This was more Sans (from UNDERTALE) trying to save the monsters serving Runefaust from a CHARA-controlled beatdown from the Shining Force. (That's my take on this wonky glitch.)
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Re: Shining Force New Game ++ (AKA, S.F ++) (ROM Hack)

Postby Erikin84 » Sat Jun 15 2019 7:46pm

Some of the issues like the oak staff still shown is most likely due to the battle frames themselves. The oak pole is part of his battle frame(which is normally just the character and the weapon is added separately) He could have the items change that battle sprite to a different one that has a different colored pole, but that would cause an issue when he promotes. This is because the feature would only change the sprite, not the animation.
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Re: Shining Force New Game ++ (AKA, S.F ++) (ROM Hack)

Postby Urgat » Tue Oct 15 2019 5:59pm

EDIT: nevermind
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