Monday, November 22, 2010

Map decompression

Map decompression is now 100% working as far as I can tell. There were a few stray cases I wasn't covering that were causing some maps to not look right. It was my second or third "Why the fuck would they code it this way?" moment so far. More to come, I'm sure.

I've also been changing how I read in background tiles. Some tiles that didn't show up at all on maps before now show up. There are issues with the palettes that still need to be worked out. Also, there are some flags on the "composite maps" that are not being interpreted correctly yet.. these determine the rendering order of the BG layers, transparency settings, layer movement effects, etc.

Bottom line: Maps still have issues, but they're being worked on.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Release Plans

Okay, so here's the deal. I've changed the way ROM file handling works - when you load a ROM now, it creates a project file that stores the original file plus all the shit you modified. You can then export these into a new ROM whenever you want, or just keep them around in the project file package.

I've been working on the project file handling lately.. the nice thing about it is I can read and write in whatever format I want, so the development goes a little faster. The current plan is to have an initial release that allows various things to be edited and saved to the project, but not exported to the ROM yet. As I finish up some ROM write routines, I'll release revisions that allow certain pieces of project data to be exported to ROM. In the mean time, you'll be able to work on whatever projects you had in mind, you just won't be able to write them to a ROM yet. Later releases will allow your project data to be saved as a ROM.

To the few people who actually still follow this project, what do you think of this?

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Thursday, August 5, 2010


At the request of someone who commented a while back, I've added a paypal donate button.

Map compression is still being worked on. I've almost got the "waterfall" map compressing down as small as the original copy now. Since somedit expands the rom to make extra space for maps, the recompression doesn't have to be perfect, but i'd like it to be as good as I can get it. After that I have some bugs and assorted map details to work out still.

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Map Editor

I've been busy lately, but here are the beginnings of a working map editor.

Layer 1 map piece:

Layer 2 map piece:


Running in ZSNES:

The compression routines need work, but the basic stuff is working.

For those wondering, email address is (should be visible now anyway)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Event editing

Stuff is sort of working.

Event editor is still sort of ugly but capable of modifying a few things now and the re-write code seems to work.

In this example, the text was obviously modified (from "... (BOY)...") and the palette flash was changed from yellow to blue.

Friday, May 28, 2010


SoM's event system amuses me.

Event editor is coming along nicely.

An unrelated link, for Seiken Densetsu fans:

MintJam - In Search of the Holy Sword

I like.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Working on the event/dialogue editor, for those of you who think I'm gone for another year.

Saturday, March 27, 2010


Feh. I've been ignoring this thing for too long. I think it's time to start working on it again soon!