RELEASE Dragon Quest II Sprite Overhaul Mod

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  1. Canzah
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    Dragon Quest II Sprite Overhaul Mod by Canzah and SlowpokeVG

    For whatever reason, the Switch version of the game (which is also directly based on the PS4 one that has the same problem), replaced character, monster, background and spell sprites with much higher resolution ones that quite jarringly clash against the environments/tilesets.
    PS4/Switch however fixed the broken tilesets that Mobile version had (they were improperly scaled) and as such this mod does NOT replace the tilesets with the broken ones from Mobile.
    What this mod will do is replace all the character, monster, background and spell sprites with the ones from Mobile version of the game which have a more pixelated look that better meshes with other assets in the game and doesn't create a jarring dissonance between various pixel sizes.

    Below you can find a few screenshot examples of the mod in action:
    Screenshots

    Installation:
    First, download our mod package from the link below which contains all the necessary files:

    Mirror 1 (GDrive): https://pastebin.com/KF0wphyY

    After downloading the mod, extract the contents of the archive with the mod to a folder of your own choice, it's compressed in 7z format which can be unpacked using 7zip or WinRAR, though we do recommend 7zip for best compatibility to avoid any potential issues.

    Next you'll want to make sure you're using a CFW with LayeredFS support for your Switch, both Atmosphere and SXOS support it.

    Now all you will need to do is select the "Titles" folder from this unpacked music patch archive and copy it to the directory used for LayeredFS on your memory card - this is crucial.
    On Atmosphere, it's the "atmosphere" folder on the root of your memory card, put the "Titles" folder from this music patch archive inside that "atmosphere" folder.
    On SXOS, it's the "SXOS" folder on the root of your memory card, put the "Titles" folder from this music patch archive inside that "SXOS" folder.
    The patch is for the Switch version of the game (010062200EFB4000).

    The only thing left for you at this point is to simply start the game and enjoy it with the Mobile sprites in all their pixelated glory!

    Also, we have released a similar mod for Dragon Quest (the first one) and have one for Dragon Quest III planned quite soon too.
    You can find the Dragon Quest one here: https://gbatemp.net/threads/dragon-quest-sprite-overhaul-mod.550383/


    CREDITS:
    Canzah - Adapting Mobile version sprites for Switch release of the game.
    SlowpokeVG - Programming, file research and creation of the Switch version archive repack tool.


    CHANGELOG:
    V1
    - First Release!
    - Character, Monster, Background and Spell sprites fully replaced with Mobile sprites
     
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  2. one-piece

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    This is amazing! You are making Square Enix job. It's very difficult to believe how bad they have treated these ports of such a beloved series. These mods are the best way to experience these games on new hardware :D. Thank you and keep making great things!
     
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  3. one-piece

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    @Canzah Is there a way for you to make this for the 3rd game?, I know there is not much demand for it but your work really change the way this trilogy is presented, making this versions of the games the definitive ones. Please and thank you for your hard work
     
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  4. cucholix

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    Personally waiting for the 3rd game, it's in my eShop whishlist :D
     
  5. Canzah
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    Third is unfortunately much more complicated in terms of getting the sprites out of the mobile version so the process is slower, but we're slowly getting there.
     
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  6. nks

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    My favorite game of all time is III, let me know if there is anything I can do to help Canzah
     
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