Tactics Universe

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Jan 18, 2010

Tactics Universe by Blazer at 5:13 AM (11,274 Views / 0 Likes) 32 replies

  1. Blazer
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    Tactics Universe... here goes everything I have...!

    Tactics Universe is an elaborate hack of Fire Emblem 7: Blazing Sword, casually referred to as just "Fire Emblem" in North America. The game hacks pretty much every concept that you could possibly think of--characters, classes, weapons, animations, graphics, maps, music, text, script, etc., you get the point.

    <img src="http://www.feshrine.net/tactics/images/Background-Info.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    <img src="http://www.feshrine.net/images/usa.gif" border="0" class="linked-image" /> Siegfried's Story (7/02/09) [English]
    <img src="http://www.feshrine.net/images/usa.gif" border="0" class="linked-image" /> Kelik's & Anakin's Story Part 1 (1/17/10)
    <img src="http://www.feshrine.net/images/usa.gif" border="0" class="linked-image" /> Kelik's & Anakin's Story Finale (TBD)

    To start, I am Blazer... here's a few things about me--

    - Webmaster/Administrator of the Fire Emblem Shrine
    - Creator of Prince of Durand & Tactics Universe, a 4 Year Fire Emblem Hacker
    - Creator of Fire Emblem Mugen
    - Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Fan <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":P" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

    Tactis Universe was originally just called the "Fire Emblem Universe Game". It started off as a forum hack for the Fire Emblem Universe forums where members created profiles for characters and the forum attempted to work together to create the game.

    Somehow I got involved in the mix and took on the leadership of the hacking. Soon enough just like every other forum hack, the forum hack was on the brink of death--most people considered it dead. At some point I took over and started getting progress, slowly but surely. I had already been involved in the Fire Emblem hacking business for a long time and I set high expectations for this hack.

    Bla bla bla, stuff happened, I stopped getting much of any support or anything besides a few people like Swordsalmon and Exxucus (and on occasion Myke, a spriter, Arch, and Memento Mori, some forum staff members). Later on I decided to just completely take over the game such that I would have little regard for the original characters so that I could get better progress. Bla bla bla, more stuff happened.

    I made a 4 chapter demo release a long time ago--well actually 5 chapters, from the Prologue of the game to Chapter 4. Last June this summer I released the game up to Chapter 10, the final chapter of Siegfried's mode (which is essentially equivalent to Lyn's mode). I made many fixes, updates, additions, etc.

    I think that's enough background info for now. I've generally kept Tactics Universe updated on Fire Emblem Universe and Youtube. I later posted it on the Fire Emblem Shrine, my own website, Fire Emblem New Dawn, a forum of a friend of mine, and ROMHacking.net, a ROMHacking website. As of the chapter 15 release I decided to post it on more forums.

    <img src="http://www.feshrine.net/tactics/images/Plot.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    Introduction: Tactics Universe takes place on the continent of Elibe--the same continent where the stories of Fire Emblem: Sealed Sword and Fire Emblem [Blazing Sword] occur.

    Currently, Etruria is invading the land and taking over each region in a massive assault. The other kingdom's have been unable to stop their advance. Lycia is taken over for the most part, most of Sacae is dominated, the nomadic tribes are in turmoil, Ilia is conquered, and the empire of Bern is barely maintaining itself. However, one man begins a rebellion-- unfortunately his attempts are futile and he is forced to retreat and go into hiding. Along with his son, a young boy named Shon, the rebel Siegfried creates another rebellion; however, this time he forges new alliances and gains new comrades in an attempt to halt Etruria and help conquer their oppression.

    Reclaim the plains of Sacae and then continue the rebellion into the heart of Lycia...

    Find new friends, fight in new territories, and visit areas that the future heroes of the Blazing Sword are destined to meet in the spin-off hack called Tactics Universe!.

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    Anakin/Kelik's mode starts off with Anakin in Pherae. Very recently Siegfried was caught in a bad situation by the Etrurian General Howard. Many of the rebels scattered in order to preserve the rebellion a little bit. Some of them stayed at Caelin to fend off Howard and his soldiers.

    In chapter 8 of Siegfried's mode, the player meets Anakin, a motivational speaker who supports the rebellion. At the beginning of chapter 9, Anakin and two comrades of his, Ace and Eduardo, travel to Pherae by order of Siegfried. The game starts off here where Anakin is attempting to spread about word of the rebellion and gain support for the cause, when Kevin, a Knight who was in league with Siegfried, shows up to convey some news.

    In chapter 12, the game switches to Kelik, a young leader of a mercenary group called the Legend Mercenaries. Up until now, he has only discreetly attacked Etruria and fought against them. This includes minor raids and the such. His mercenary group is a small group consisting of only a few soldiers, all of which have a goal or ambition that they are working for--ultimately, however, the mercenaries have a dislike for Etruria.

    After the events of chapter 12, Anakin and Kelik meet together in chapter 13, then team up and cooperate in order to reconquer Caelin and save Siegfried. The game will continue as the Universe Rebellion, as it is called, fights against Etruria's tyranny. Unfortunately, there is more to the war than the rebellions could ever imagine...

    <img src="http://www.feshrine.net/tactics/images/Screenshots.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    EDIT: Dang, no spoiler tag...

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    <img src="http://www.feshrine.net/tactics/images/Videos.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOgVYdYDMEU" target="_blank">Tactics Universe: Siegfried's Story Trailer</a>
    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3zDw-cLrs4" target="_blank">Tactics Universe: Anakin & Kelik's Story Trailer</a>

    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/FireShrine#p/c/F58DF7DDC57B57A6" target="_blank">Tactics Universe Video Playlist</a>

    <img src="http://www.feshrine.net/tactics/images/Links.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    <a href="http://www.feshrine.net/tactics/" target="_blank">Official Website</a>
    <a href="http://forums.feshrine.net/index.php?showtopic=1336" target="_blank">FEShrine Official Thread</a>
    <a href="http://www.feuniverse.net/forums/index.php?showforum=53" target="_blank">FEUniverse Official Thread</a>
    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/FireShrine" target="_blank">My Youtube Account</a>

    <img src="http://www.feshrine.net/tactics/images/Downloads.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    <a href="http://www.feshrine.net/hacking/downloads/Tactics%20Universe%20V3-1.zip" target="_blank">Tactics Universe: Version 3.1 Download</a>

    <a href="http://www.feshrine.net/hacking/saves/fe7complete.sgm" target="_blank">Hard Mode/Unlocked Savestate</a>

    <img src="http://www.feshrine.net/tactics/images/Credits.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    <a href="http://www.feshrine.net/tactics/credits.html" target="_blank">View Credits!</a>

    Please put this banner in your signature to support me and the Tactics Universe hack!

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    OR (HTML Version)

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    Everything you need to know about playing the hack is inside the download. Please subscribe to my youtube videos and check out progress once in a while so I don't lose motivation. <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":P" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

    I hope you guys play my hack and enjoy playing it! Do tell if there are any bugs, glitches, etc., because I may very well not know about it! Thank you!

    ~ Blazer
     


  2. TwinRetro

    Global Moderator TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    Im sorry but it has to be done...

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    ITS OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND!

    But on a serious note, holy jesus! The patch alone weighs in at a whopping 8MB. I thought it was the patched ROM itself! It seems that you have went through alot of work to get this out. I'm not a big fan of Fire Emblem myself, but I know alot here are and will appreciate this patch.
     
  3. Sterling

    Member Sterling GBAtemp's Silver Hero

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    xD Nice one dude!

    Seriously holy $)-(!1 your patch just made my day! There is atleast 4 shitloads in this patch, and I will enjoy this very much! Thanks it's over 9000!
     
  4. Blazer
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    ^Thanks man, means a lot. XD

    P.S. a small bugfix patch TBR with more text files on how to patch since people are having problems (they just don't understand how)... will be released in a little bit, if you're having any problems redownload, the new version will have the same Download link and I'll edit this post when it's uploaded...

    ^^If you actually play in game, I inserted the voice clip for "IT'S OVER 9,000!!!!!!!!!" so that should be motivation for you to play.

    Actually the patch is 3.36MB or 3.54 for the special DS version, but since I included different versions of the patch and different methods to patch the entire thing is 8MB. XD Sorry about that.

    EDIT: Updated with a new trailer because the old one had some problems.

    Release Trailer
     
  5. handful of hands

    Newcomer handful of hands Newbie

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    Blazer, this hack is terrible. You have dull and unoriginal ideas, a bad sense of humor, and you are a poor writer.
     
  6. Sterling

    Member Sterling GBAtemp's Silver Hero

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    Troll. -.-
    Don't belittle him, and I would love to see you do a hack such as this. [​IMG]
     
  7. saison

    Member saison GBAtemp Fan

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    What chapter are you currently on, Blazer? I don't feel like asking on YT or FEU cuz you're almost never on xP (Plus I can't get on there from school -_-)

    This is yangusis btw [​IMG]

    Everybody show your support! Blazer has been doing a lot just to keep this project going, so make sure to show your support!

    Also, I was wondering if any GFX artist wanted to make a banner, if not I'll take a crack at it.
     
  8. Blazer
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    Member Blazer GBAtemp Regular

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    It only took 2 months for me to get back into hacking and one month to finally release a fixed patch for this game after getting more bug reports than I should.

    That being said, version 3.1 fixes the biggest problems in the version 3 patch of Tactics Universe. The download is on the first page.

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    Hahaha, trolls are funny. I didn't even write the original script. You're a failure. XD

    I could get a banner but I'm fine with what I have. Not that I wouldn't appreciate if someone did something for me (assuming its a good job, haha). As for progress... I stopped hacking for 2 months, see the first half of my post that I've been copying/pasting all over the internet.
     
  9. Splych

    Member Splych GBAtemp's Lurker

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    Nice! I am gonna consider trying this out.
    I've been trying to look for a nice edit of the game so am pretty excited to try this out later.

    Is the storyline complete?
     
  10. Uncle FEFL

    Member Uncle FEFL OBJECTION!

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    I've been waiting for this Blazer! I've been waiting for a lot of FE 7 hacks, actually (SerenesForest's, Nintenlord's). I can't wait to play this thing!
     
  11. Blazer
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    The game isn't complete. I don't plan on making another release until the game is completely finished. I only released a halfway version (there are 18 chapters of gameplay available) because I'd lose motivation if I never shared my progress.

    @Uncle FEFL, the game's been out for a while. I've just been a bad boy and neglected hacking/fixing up bugs for a while. In case you don't know, SerenesForest's hack probably won't be ready for a serious more-than-4-chapters release for a long while. Nintenlord officially quit his hack (yeah, it's pretty sad, his hack was the closest thing to mine because most Fire Emblem hackers don't use custom events).

    Anyway, I think both of you will be pretty pleased with the game. Hundreds of people have played it and I've mainly gotten good feedback. Plus the idea of this hack is to give you a totally new Fire Emblem experience.

    P.S. the game gets better in the latter half (chapter 10+) as I implement more edits, more interesting cutscenes with better scripts, more music, etc... I hope you enjoy. [​IMG]
     
  12. Splych

    Member Splych GBAtemp's Lurker

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    Nice! This sounds awesome! I won't be playing the hack yet then ^^. I will wait for the official final release, but for now, I will try to stay up to date to this!

    Also, I will consider signing up to Fire Emblem Shrine to increase activity there as well [​IMG]
     
  13. bnwchbammer

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    Damn, looks cool. I just picked up an emulator for my PSP, so I'll get to this after I beat the actual version.
     
  14. Blazer
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    To be honest, I'm not really used to hanging around here. It's out of my habit. So I might not update here on details very often, but I'll try. Waiting until it's finished is a good idea... aside from the fact that it could take a year or two.

    You can join FES you want, but considering the fact that you're coming from a huge forum like this, you'll probably be disappointed, even if FES is one of the bigger Fire Emblem forums. Oh yeah, and Fire Emblem is dying big time. [​IMG]

    ^@post above, I'm glad to know someone will play it. Seriously. [​IMG]
     
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    I was VERY disappointed at the release for Fire Emblem on GBA. It was a huge let down... First the ugly graphics, then second the promoting system. Honestly, even the GBA one had better graphics.

    I don't know if you remember... But I was also part of the Blazing Emblem which got closed. I checked out Fire Emblem Empire and they got h4x0red so I am not joining them. Honestly, I am going to try to join Fire Emblem Shrine no matter what. The hacking scene seems to be the only thing that is keeping Fire Emblem alive...
     
  16. Blazer
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    You were disappointed by the release for Fire Emblem on the GBA, even the GBA one had better graphics?

    I'm a tad bit confused, did you mean you were disappointed by FE DS? Or are you talking about only GBA games (FE6-8 are all on GBA).

    I only vaguely recall Blazing Emblem... Fire Emblem Empire unfortunately did get hacked (I got informed later and I was like WTF and then I bumped up my own security + backed up my files). If it weren't for hackers, there'd practically be no Fire Emblem videos to post on youtube, spriters wouldn't have much purpose (since most people who sprite do it for hacks), and since spriters and hackers make up 60% of the activity... the other 40% would quickly die... lol.

    Anyway do what you want, I'd be glad if you joined, just don't be disappointed if the forum doesn't have hundreds of thousands of members and millions of posts. That's all I ask. XD
     
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    Ah crap. The GBA one was the better one. I was disappointed by the DS one.
     
  18. Blazer
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    lol, that makes sense. And a LOT of people feel the same way, Splych. [​IMG]
     
  19. Blazer
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    Member Blazer GBAtemp Regular

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    I think I'm allowed to bump this since it's a project, right?

    *copy/pastes a small update*

    New custom battle animation for a certain character in the game. See the video description for more details:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_BBPZ5GfgA
     
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