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1  The Community / Open Discussion / Re: Common Enligsh issues on: 06, January, 2018, 02:42:54 AM
I love the synergy typo example.  You can hear the writer mispronouncing the word as they type. XD
2  General Hacking / Project List / Re: Looking for some help getting the Balance Age to work on: 25, November, 2017, 07:02:18 PM
Are you using the batch for TBS, or for TLA?  Balanced Age has a patch for both GS1 (TBS) and GS2 (TLA), so you'll want to make sure you're patching the right game with the right patch.
3  General Hacking / Project List / Re: [RELEASE] Golden Sun Reloaded on: 21, September, 2017, 05:12:11 PM
Check dullahan's resistances maybe?  Might have typoed them and accidently made him vulnerable to it... :/
4  General Hacking / Project List / Re: [RELEASE] Golden Sun Reloaded on: 01, September, 2017, 12:07:43 AM
No, I think they were saying that Remedy should be flagged to work in fields/dungeons as well as battle.  That's just a flag to toggle.
5  Golden Sun Resources / Misc. GS Hacking / Re: Golden Moon on: 29, August, 2017, 10:46:00 PM
@Character/Party Editor = Yep! Those are part of the elemental levels,  but are also combined with the djinn levels...

So... the gist is:
Step 1: Calculate a class type. (GS1: By Primary/Secondary elements ; GS2: By Primary/Secondary elements, item classes, and Jenna/Piers have different base classes.)
Step 2: Scan all classes from end to beginning for matching class type.  If there's a match, the elemental levels are checked. If you have those, then that's your class! Otherwise the scan continues.
I think he means the ones digit in those values.  When you try to change it so that opposing elements are the lowest values instead of symbiotic, it throws the whole class system out of whack.

Edit:  Oops, thought this was on front page.  My bad.
6  The Community / Introductions / Re: Introduction on: 20, August, 2017, 03:22:23 AM
Hello, everyone! I'm new to the forums. I'm a huge fan of the Golden Sun series, and I found out about this forum while googling for revamps of the GBA games. I'm really interested in playing mods from users here. I'm still confused how all of it works, but I'm really excited to replay revamps for Golden Sun. Have a good one!
I personally recommend Caledor's works.  It's well worth the playthrough to experience all the changes in the games - The Lost Age in particular.
7  Golden Sun Resources / Misc. GS Hacking / Re: Three Ideas for Balancing Summons on: 15, August, 2017, 08:58:25 AM
We're just not going to agree on this then.
8  Golden Sun Resources / Misc. GS Hacking / Re: Three Ideas for Balancing Summons on: 14, August, 2017, 10:56:59 AM
Eh, easiest thing to do is make Iris useful - a 6-7 djinn cost Iris does that.  At double the cost, it's pointless.
9  Golden Sun Resources / Misc. GS Hacking / Re: Three Ideas for Balancing Summons on: 13, August, 2017, 09:44:15 PM
Whereas I fundamentally disagree - if a reward is useless, then it's not a worthy reward, especially if the price of the reward is facing a boss as cheap as Dullahan.  Why bother fighting it?  Once you know how pointless the reward is, then there's no point in even bothering unless you're doing a completionist run.  Might as well have been given a crumpled piece of paper saying "you beat dullahan, good for you", since that would be equally as useful as a reward.
10  Golden Sun Resources / Misc. GS Hacking / Re: Three Ideas for Balancing Summons on: 13, August, 2017, 04:15:21 AM
But see, here's the thing; you need to beat Dullahan to GET to Iris!  Is it really OP when you don't have it for the guy who's toughest anyway?
But it's not.  It costs too much to be useful.  If it was OP, then it'd be too cheap for the effect.  What good is a prize that's never worth using?
11  Golden Sun Resources / Misc. GS Hacking / Re: Three Ideas for Balancing Summons on: 12, August, 2017, 09:52:26 PM
I think Iris' secondary effect is straight up excessive.  It's almost like they made it that powerful to justify the extreme cost.  I'm fine turning it into a front row only percentile recovery.  Perhaps drop revival effects for PP recovery.  How's 50% HP recovery and 12.5% PP Recovery sound for a 7 cost summon?
12  Golden Sun Resources / Misc. GS Hacking / Re: Three Ideas for Balancing Summons on: 12, August, 2017, 08:17:18 PM
Honestly, the turn gating is something I disagree with.  There are better ways to handle summons - one of the biggest things you could do is basically make enemies faster so that summon rushing can be punished.  Plus, this basically makes any summon that costs more than 5-6 even more useless than they already are.  Balancing summons would need to go both ways, because some just can't justify their cost.
13  Golden Sun Resources / Misc. GS Hacking / Re: Three Ideas for Balancing Summons on: 11, August, 2017, 06:07:27 PM
Level helps when it comes to pacing out the game.  IMO, that's where it's most useful.  "What level do I expect the party to be in this area?  I'll make foes be around that level."  Apart from that... Ehhhh?  I always figured Agility made more sense for flee rate, honestly.  Level really only matters for determining guaranteed rate of flight - if you're above X levels over the enemy, flee rate should just be 100%.
14  Golden Sun Resources / Misc. GS Hacking / Re: Three Ideas for Balancing Summons on: 10, August, 2017, 08:55:06 PM
Hmm...  Good point.  If it's impossible to flee, it'd be a bit too strict.  What if we have a different formula for when you're facing foes of a higher level vs a lower level?  Like, using the old formula if it's a negative value, but the *15 version if it's a positive value?  That way it stays kinda tough if you're underleveled (as it should), but if you're higher level and foes are just kinda trivial, then fleeing from them should be trivial too?

I mean, considering GS' pacing, it's not too terribly hard to get to a higher level.  I don't think I ever had a first run in any GS game where I wasn't overleveled the first time I played through it.

Here's another idea - what if relative level looks at total level and not average level?  It'd make sense that it's harder to get away from a horde of enemies than it would be to get away from a couple foes.  What do y'all think?  Nevermind, that might make it too easy due to how rarely you face at least four foes.
15  Golden Sun Resources / Misc. GS Hacking / Re: Three Ideas for Balancing Summons on: 10, August, 2017, 08:32:26 PM
Looking at that, you get 100% after what, ten level difference?  If we used (Relative Level * 10) then it'd max at 5 over, and if (Relative Level * 15) it'd max at 3-4 over.  I think either of those two would be a better modifier, and I'm leaning towards the last one (*15) myself personally.
16  Golden Sun Resources / Misc. GS Hacking / Re: Three Ideas for Balancing Summons on: 10, August, 2017, 04:05:58 PM
Seems to me like there's a lot of unnecessary digits in that calculation.

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50 + (20*fleeFails) + (Relative Level * 5) >= Random(0,99)

Shouldn't that do effectively the same thing?  I disagree with the idea of making fleeing 100% at all times, but when you're a certain number of levels above the enemy I don't see why you shouldn't be able to get away guaranteed.  Heck, Suikoden implies that you're so strong you're letting the enemy go, as if you're the random encounter for them and they're trying to run.  Makes sense to me.  Perhaps tweak it so that if you're... say, 5 levels above the enemy as an example, the chance becomes 100%. 
17  Golden Sun Resources / Misc. GS Hacking / Re: Three Ideas for Balancing Summons on: 09, August, 2017, 04:08:09 PM
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The only thing is, I don't want it to be weaker against EVERYTHING.  I'm fine with Judgment doing enough damage to OHKO entire groups of enemies (provided there's a tangible trade off for that).  It's only against bosses that I think the damage numbers are too high.

That's the problem with HP percentile damage.  Bosses are hit more because they just have more HP.  It's why I prefer to gut the system altogether and replace it.  I mean, the alternative is that you basically make it "spells, but they're called summons instead for no reason" like what Final Fantasy does. 

@Sala:  Hey, that 2% approach isn't my approach. XD  I was letting them know about what y'all tend to do.
18  Golden Sun Resources / Misc. GS Hacking / Re: Three Ideas for Balancing Summons on: 09, August, 2017, 04:56:24 AM
...To be fair, attacking with a stick is more than enough to obsolete attack psynergy.  Summons are the least of psynergy's problems while Unleashes rule the meta and no stat supports casting spells.
19  Golden Sun Resources / Misc. GS Hacking / Re: Three Ideas for Balancing Summons on: 09, August, 2017, 04:00:38 AM
The common thing to do is to reduce HP% damage from 3% per djinn to 2% per djinn. 

I'm fond of doing a completely different approach, turning them into a 4 turn non-targetable AI ally (since, you know, that's more like what a summon should do), but it's not something that can be done via a hack.
20  Golden Sun Games / Golden Sun / Re: Early Enemy Data Analysis Conclusions on: 21, July, 2017, 11:56:26 AM
Yeah... I was so hung up with TLA leveling up TBS monsters I never stopped and asked why.  I spent a lot of time trying to figure out a formula for level correction back to TBS standards.  When I finally figured that out, my eyes bulged with the results.  Went back and checked things separately, and... wow.

This has actually lead me to look at character stats and rebalancing them.  I think HP, ATK, DEF, AGL, and equipment stats are going to be getting a 15% nerf for characters to avoid getting super-high level play from hitting the cap (thus keeping the reward for leveling), and anything I do regarding enemies will just flat out toss vanilla enemy stats out the window.  I'm gonna have to completely change the approach to match my design philosophies.  It's quite possible that I adopt an approach of having enemies with lower stats, but stronger moves for instance.  Ideally, we'd want the same action economy and Hit Count to KO rate as the vanilla games, just using lower numbers, so... that'll take some doing.
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Chatbox
31, August, 2020, 08:40:32 AM
Daddy Poi's Oily Gorillas: Being able to convert IPS files to text files to also supporting commenting, and convert back to IPS after changes.... sounds like a fun strategy? 
27, August, 2020, 10:37:30 PM
Salanewt: Hey, thanks! 
25, August, 2020, 12:59:22 AM
Foreclosure: Yo! Looking forward for this AI OVerhaul patch when it's finished :) :) 
19, August, 2020, 07:00:17 PM
Salanewt: That's awesome! I'm pretty good; been working on an AI Overhaul project and have made some nice progress in the past couple weeks; the goal for tonight is to add Deadbeard to GS2 and then I can move onto something new.
19, August, 2020, 01:14:56 PM
Awec: Ye not bad, just checked back in for updates on GS Reloaded really. Although now I'm looking back through some of my old forum posts, which is fun :D how are you?
19, August, 2020, 01:43:07 AM
Salanewt: It sure is! How have you been?
16, August, 2020, 09:40:57 AM
Awec: Yo nice to see this forum is still going
14, August, 2020, 09:06:44 PM
Salanewt: Hey! How goes it?
01, August, 2020, 01:31:53 PM
KyleRunner: Hello, people!
08, July, 2020, 08:57:11 PM
Salanewt: That awkward feeling when almost a quarter of a year goes by without anyone posting a message in this chatbox.
27, April, 2020, 07:54:10 PM
Daddy Poi's Oily Gorillas: I'm having a thought. So I know Atrius's editor is slow at saving sprites.... So I've been thinking.   I am considering another console program.  This time, for importing and exporting sprites/animations. Image files (for sprites), binary files (for animation data), and maybe binary or text files for Settings. Would certainly be cool if it works out. - Console programs are fun, when you can (at least temporarily) cheat out making a full interface editor for them. =P
25, April, 2020, 10:42:07 PM
Daddy Poi's Oily Gorillas: Tried to list those in order of importance, but anyway....
25, April, 2020, 10:37:59 PM
Daddy Poi's Oily Gorillas: GSHC, GS Speedrunning, /r/Golden Sun, GS United Nations, ToK.  Sixth one is border-line I'm not sure.
25, April, 2020, 08:00:21 PM
Daddy Poi's Oily Gorillas: (low as in <100)
25, April, 2020, 08:00:04 PM
Daddy Poi's Oily Gorillas: So while there are quite a few GS Communities out there. There are only up to maybe ~6 Discords worth even the consideration of joining, I think. Most of the rest of them have a fairly low member count. (Of which I can tell?)
14, April, 2020, 10:49:35 AM
Daddy Poi's Oily Gorillas: The Essential Age could be what it stands for?
13, April, 2020, 05:23:32 PM
Misery: Tea editor... that's a cute name for it
01, April, 2020, 02:42:48 AM
JupiterDjinn: Also my browser is sending two o f my messages srry.
01, April, 2020, 02:42:06 AM
JupiterDjinn: Just got the reply. Ok my question is: how can I get the tea editor on Android, because I already have an emulator. But no computer.
31, March, 2020, 07:18:29 PM
Salanewt: Sure thing!
31, March, 2020, 03:38:27 PM
JupiterDjinn: Can I have a question answered?
28, March, 2020, 12:50:13 AM
Salanewt: I want to shrink it down in size later, but yup!
26, March, 2020, 03:24:45 PM
Daddy Poi's Oily Gorillas: The news box is back? :D
19, March, 2020, 05:59:16 PM
Salanewt: Nice work hiding the searchbots Atrius!
19, March, 2020, 04:23:34 PM
Salanewt: I was wondering when I said that stuff! May need to work it out with Kain.
19, March, 2020, 07:03:05 AM
Daddy Poi's Oily Gorillas: (The simplest being to not accept char IDs pass 255, I think.)
19, March, 2020, 05:33:15 AM
Daddy Poi's Oily Gorillas: Heheh.... I'm just testing. You pretty much gave it away. Hahah. It seems to look fairly convincing, but I'm sure there's an easy solution to preventing it.
19, March, 2020, 05:28:50 AM
Atrius: Whelp, there it goes... Just what I didn't want.  Have fun with that I guess...   
19, March, 2020, 05:20:25 AM
Daddy Poi's Oily Gorillas: So like. Replace the "e" with another "e"? Alright. Gotcha.
19, March, 2020, 05:04:41 AM
Daddy Poi's Oily Gorillas: Good work.

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