The Release of a Chrono FPS -- Chrono Trigger: Reptite Rage

Boo the Gentleman Caller
2019-11-08 23:00:46
In an exciting late 2019 gift, our good friend Doc_Cigarette has given us yet another Chrono FPS game! A sequel to his fast and furious Crimson Cold War, this new title, called Reptite Rage, offers roughly 37 levels of SNES-era FPS fun.


Pick it up here!
https://www.dropbox.com/s/cfuh5ne4htngaqn/ct2beta.zip?dl=0


And make sure to try out the first game in the series: Crimson Cold War!
https://www.dropbox.com/s/falkuy1y3icyo6o/ChronoTriggerCCWv0.5.zip?dl=0

Happy Birthday Chrono Trigger! ~ The Release of Chrono Trigger Plus 2.0

Boo the Gentleman Caller
2019-08-21 13:50:01
Happy Birthday, Chrono Trigger!

It's hard to believe that Chrono Trigger turns 24 this year. A quarter of a century later, the game continues to inspire with colorful characters, an engaging story, and time travel shenanigans. Even though the IP remains dormant by SquareEnix, the fandom is alive in well here at the Compendium and across the web.

And for Chrono Trigger's 24th birthday, our current Architect of Kajar, IHBP, gives us a very exciting gift! After toiling in the depths of Kajar Laboratories for some time, we finally have the official release of Chrono Trigger Plus 2.0!

This exciting new enhancement of Chrono Trigger includes a plethora of bug fixes, new locations, and even guest party members.

Check it out at RomHacking.net here:
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3691/

The enhancements include:
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  • All 1999 is explorable, and the small part that was previously available is improved as well.
  • You can now acquire the ability to go to 1999 via Epoch, however only from the End of Time and only to a set location. Later versions will allow it on the world map but I'll need time to readjust the tile properties.
  • Tons of bugs have been fixed including all known ones related to Magus on the Blackbird.
  • Added a few flavor scenes.
  • End of Time is expanded.
  • Crossing Lab 32 on foot is now longer and has some story.
  • New area in 2300ad where Porre used to be.
  • A few scenes now feature the entire recruited party rather than just the three current members.
  • Possibility of acquiring the Speed shoes that allow 50% faster running
  • Can now buy a drone that will join you in battle as a sort of AI party member.



Topic: The Race Against Time V - 24h Chrono Trigger Marathon Livestream

Boo the Gentleman Caller
2019-07-25 12:35:00
The Chrono Compendium saw this post and love the idea, so here's the direct info:

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Hi folks!

I'm part of a group that runs an annual charity livestream to raise money for the Alzheimer Society of Canada, the Race Against Time. Our goal is get all of the endings in Chrono Trigger in under 24 hours, raise as much as we can (ideally beating our previous best of ~$1200 CAD) and having a great time.

This year the event runs August 10 - 11, from noon to midnight (EDT) each day, and we'll be having giveaways pretty much every hour and a few guests too. We'd love it if y'all could donate, join us (https://twitch.tv/theraceagainsttime), or even just help spread the word. More details are available on the main site.

Thanks!



Cross Symphonic - A 20th Anniversary Symphonic Tribute

Boo the Gentleman Caller
2019-05-01 12:56:42

The Chrono Compendium is once again proud to support the new launch of the Kickstarter campaign for Cross Symphonic, a beautifully film score-esque interpretation of the islands of El Nido.

Please consider endorsing and helping Kickstart this project. The link is found HERE:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/johnpaulhayward/cross-symphonic-a-symphonic-tribute-to-chrono-cros?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=cross%20symphonic

EDIT: As of this post, the initial goal has already been met -- in less than 24 hours! Congrats to CptOvaltine, who has put hundreds of hours into this wonderful project.

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"Cross Symphonic is the reimagining of Yasunori Mitsuda's iconic soundtrack from Chrono Cross as a licensed 17 track symphonic film score.  The album carries the listener through the events of Chrono Cross, retelling Masato Kato's expansive story of adventure, deception, jealousy, and determination with music crafted to help you experience Chrono Cross in a whole new way.

Inspired in part by the legendary film composer John Williams, Cross Symphonic's sweeping melodic approach serves as a tribute to both Williams and Mitsuda who are both major inspirations to me personally.

While the overall goal of the Kickstarter is to put Cross Symphonic in front of a live orchestra, the initial goal for this campaign is to record live soloists and have them professionally mixed into the mock up tracks. I built the campaign to be modular.  This allows us to replace different virtual pieces of the orchestra with their live counterparts.  I believe this offers us the most flexibility to produce a world class product - even in the event that we can't record with a live orchestra.

I sincerely hope that you'll enjoy the music, and that you'll take this journey with me through Cross Symphonic; to experience Chrono Cross and it's story in a way that no one ever has before. As a symphonic film score."

Chrono Trigger voted best game of the Heisei Period (30 years)!

Mauron
2019-04-23 20:33:30
A fitting award

(08 January 1989 - 30 April 2019)



It will also be receiving an Original Soundtrack Revival Disk July 10th!

Server upgrades

Ramsus
2019-03-16 23:18:19
I added a 100GB volume to our VPS due to the server running out of space. This should address the recent downtime issues the site has been having.

Cross Symphonic - A 20th Anniversary Symphonic Tribute

Boo the Gentleman Caller
2019-03-05 02:44:24


We'd like to make all aware that the wonderful composer and friend of the Compendium, CptOvaltine, has officially launched his Kickstarer for the Cross Symphonic album. We love this guy and his work and want to fully endorse his vision with this project. Don't know what Cross Symphonic is, though? Take a look!

Check it out here!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/johnpaulhayward/cross-symphonic-a-20th-anniversary-symphonic-tribu-0

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A fully licensed 17 track re-imagining of Yasunori Mitsuda’s iconic soundtrack from Chrono Cross as a symphonic film score

Cross Symphonic is the reimagining of Yasunori Mitsuda's iconic soundtrack from Chrono Cross as a fully licensed 17 track symphonic film score. The album carries the listener through the events of Chrono Cross, retelling Masato Kato's expansive story of adventure, deception, jealousy, and determination with music crafted to help you experience Chrono Cross in a whole new way.

Inspired in part by the legendary film composer John Williams, Cross Symphonic's sweeping melodic approach serves as a tribute to both Williams and Mitsuda who are both major inspirations to me personally. With your help, Cross Symphonic will be recorded by a 75-piece orchestra with choir in Nashville, Tennessee by some of the best studio musicians in the industry. They’re known for quickly understanding the music and producing a quality recording without wasting any time in the studio. Hiring a professional orchestra that specializes in recording is key to producing a world class product both efficiently and musically.

Lots of V-Jump scans

Vehek
2019-02-28 18:30:02
Frank "Bo" deWindt of Aksys Games has been posting scans of old V-Jump issues on Twitter. There's coverage of Chrono Trigger from October 1994 to December 1997. However, starting August 1995 it's just Nuumamonja Manga stuff, and there are also some gaps.
The thread starts here:
https://twitter.com/Bo_deWindt/status/1071305238907248641

New Chrono Trigger "Alpha" Screenshots from Weekly Famitsu Sep. 23, 1994

ZeaLitY
2019-02-10 02:13:13
Sorry if I'm late tot he party, but this just came up on Twitter: Next up is Weekly Famitsu Sept. 23, 1994.




Hate using the "beta" and "alpha" verbiage of yore, but it pretty effectively communicates that what we're seeing here is the old tileset for 1000 A.D. There's also a different Zenan Bridge look going on as well. Will get these in the encyclopedia in the next update. If anyone knows OKD, we would murder to get better scans of those pages.

Ending 2018 with a Surprise: A New ROM Hack!

Boo the Gentleman Caller
2018-12-23 17:16:55
2018 has been a great year here at the Compendium. We've seen some member growth, had a very successful Dream Splash fan event, and even proved that this series is still capable of providing unexplored analytical discussion over two decades later. The Dream of Zeal survives into 2019!!!

Even better yet, we'd like to make a very special announcement to end the year of right: the release of a brand new ROM-hack from our very own Fauntleroy!

We proudly support the release of:

Chrono Trigger: Schala Edition!

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What if... Schala escaped from the Ocean Palace?

Chrono Trigger fans have been imagining what might've been for almost twenty-five years. Now, for the first time, an extensive ROM hack explores that question in Chrono Trigger: Schala Edition!

By the same author who created the Golbez Edition and General Leo Edition hacks of Final Fantasy IV and VI, this hack alters events so that Schala survives the Ocean Palace disaster. Magus leads Marle and friends on an expanded adventure through 12,000 BC in search of his sister, with a promise to help them retrieve their lost Crono... but only if they help him first. New locations, enemies, bosses and scenes await, ending in one of gaming's most long-awaited reunions.

While recognizably based off of Ted Woolsey's original 1995 translation, this hack features an extended and polished script, new Techs, new items and weapons, and lots of surprises along the way, bringing maximum nostalgia while also offering something new.

The Schala Edition patch will be exclusively available here at the Compendium through January 31, followed by wider release through romhacking.net. The author thanks everybody at the Compendium for their help and support, because this project never would've happened without them!

Try the hack today and thank you! See the included readme for details!



DOWNLOAD V1.2 HERE TODAY:
http://www.bwass.org/bucket/010919schalahack.zip