What can be done when your only means of hacking is a hex editor? Simple, you can remake Shenzhen Nanjing's Final Fantasy VII release into something that closely resembles the PS-1 classic. Lugia2009 has been hard at work demaking sprites, locations, maps, menu items, music, and more. The result is an English translated masterpiece done with little more than a hex editor. The current project is estimated to be around 75% complete. One missing element is a reworking of the battle system.
Rather flawed from the original Chinese game release, the battle system has remained untouched. At one point a developer mentioned writing a custom battle system, but these plans fell through. Lugia2009 thinks he knows where the battle system is but is not sure how to go about hacking it.
Do you have real NES hacking skills? Have you written in ASM or are you familiar with NES coding? Have you produced a significant NES hack of your own? Drop on over to the project post via the link below and get involved. The community would love to see this hack brought to its full potential, and the missing team member may be you!