harvest moon mods

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by Crescent, Apr 3, 2008.

Apr 3, 2008

harvest moon mods by Crescent at 2:41 AM (5,223 Views / 0 Likes) 9 replies

  1. Crescent
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    hey
    i just had an idea
    you know how theres pokemon mods where they change the story, change the pokemon and such?
    wouldnt it be a good idea to mod harvest moon?
    so theres like different events and stuff?
    cuz for me, harvest moon gets kinda boring after going through most of the events....
     
  2. Awdofgum

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    i know there is a Harvest Moon dialogue text editor for the SNES version
     
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    I wouldn't mind a mod, but the mods would be better suited for after marriage though (Or after getting a kid too) since the game pretty much dies when you either get married or have a kid since there's really nothing left to look forward to.
     
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    Just like in real life [​IMG]
     
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    ^ Not quite, depending on the person though. At least even if you start a family, there's still a lot of things to look forward to in the future, like more gaming and advanced technology [​IMG] .
     
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    WOW, you just made the future look boring. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
     
  7. Crescent
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    ahaha
    seriously tho
    this sounds like a pretty good idea yes?
     
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    Indeed, but unlike Pokemon, there isn't enough people who are interested. Which translates to no one figuring out file formats etc...
     
  9. raulpica

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    I thought about this. But NOT a mod of Harvest Moon DS. It plainly sucks.

    A mod of Harvest Moon: FoMT (the one for the GBA) would be great. Something with lots of Magical Melody features, like the customizable house.

    But that would require MASSIVE Assembly skills, so it will probably remain an idea [​IMG]
     
  10. FAST6191

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    Text hacks are easy enough and if done in a planned way i.e. not like 90%* of pokemon mods can be really good.

    Level design: making a nice editor for people with little hacking skill is quite hard (95% of the tools you will see did not get that way overnight) but actually editing the level with basic tools would not be so bad.
    Tools: I will call this similar to changing a pokemon. Changing sprites/models is easy enough but adding entirely new stuff (even if it falls under existing rules) is normally quite complex (basic ASM level normally maybe not for actually doing it but for the techniques inherent to it).
    Events: normally linked to levels amongst other things. A bit harder, again changing is probably easier than adding them.
    NPC/enemy behaviour: move in a circle is not hard to change and in the case of enemies it can be abused a bit to make for some more interesting patterns (a good example would be bots on some older FPS titles: they aim perfectly but if you look at them via a chase cam or something they will all be moving in a massive infinity symbol (usually based on sine curves) to give the impression of bad (read human) aiming.

    As raulpica says though Harvest Moon is not that great, rune factory on the other hand already has some decent groundwork which with some effort could be a fantastic game (some level tweaks, random stats, altering of characters/story text a bit) and I have already pulled the Japanese version apart a bit (most of it was uncompressed or basic LZ compressed (a extra 3 seconds to go to and from) and text was shiftJIS). If you liked it would also be possible to "port" a harvest moon type story and go from there.

    *damn generous estimate if you ask me.
     

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