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inuksuk

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Enhansa Edition
« on: November 01, 2021, 05:07:25 am »


Hello friends,

I am happy to present Enhansa Edition, a mod of Chrono Trigger that I've been working on for over a year now. It's in beta testing and I'm excited to get it in to your hands.

Enhansa Edition aims to improve Chrono Trigger's battle system to make combat more fun. The inspiration for the mod was, "What if Hypno Wave was actually useful?" and from there it spiraled out of control to rewriting enemy AI, redesigning items and equipment, modifying Techs, and more. My goal was to give the player more choices about how to grow and gear your characters and to have those choices be felt in battle.

In addition to an overhaul of many of the battle mechanics, character advancement through the Tabs has been reworked. Instead of Power, Magic, and Speed Tabs, a new NPC at the End of Time will offer stat upgrades to all characters in exchange for Soda Tabs (which have replaced the old Tabs one-for-one).

If you're looking for a vanilla Chrono Trigger experience with an all-new feel to the combat, this is the mod for you. This is not a "difficulty hack". That is to say, the game has not been made frustratingly difficult on purpose. Let me be clear that the mod is more difficult than vanilla Chrono Trigger; it was a game originally designed for children, after all. In redesigning the battle mechanics, my interest is in increasing the number of options that the player has to consider. One major way this is achieved is through status effects in battle. Full functionality has been restored to many status effects that go largely ignored in vanilla Chrono Trigger.

Improving on Chrono Trigger is a daunting task. The original game gets so many things right. I have endeavoured to keep the quick pace of combat from the original while still presenting challenges for the player to overcome. Thank you for your interest and I hope to have you playing Enhansa Edition very soon!

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Re: Enhansa Edition
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2021, 10:54:20 am »
Sounds awesome! Looking forward to seeing all the changes and playing this hack.

When you're ready for release, please let me know. If you grab one or two screenshots showcasing anything new visually, I can write an article and post it on the front page.

Also, if you use Reddit, I can also create or pin a post on r/chronotrigger to aide in visibility.

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Re: Enhansa Edition
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2021, 08:10:41 pm »
Thanks, Boo! I'll take you up on that.

On an unrelated note, and speaking to everyone in general now, I just wanted to mention that the title of my hack is an intentional misspelling of "Enhasa". I'm just making a bad pun with "enhanced" and I know the spelling is a common point of confusion.
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Re: Enhansa Edition
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2021, 09:47:36 pm »
On another note, here's some teasers for what this hack is bringing.

Marle getting her stats upgraded at the End of Time:
https://youtu.be/et58Zu8YN5E

Marle performing her new Tech, Sky Shot:
https://youtu.be/hbHzxrp4Yfw

Note these videos are from earlier builds and may look different from the release version.

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Re: Enhansa Edition
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2021, 11:43:24 am »
This is awesome!!!!  :D  :D

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Re: Enhansa Edition
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2021, 11:56:34 am »
Wow! Awesome Work! I'm excited to see the finished version  :)

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Re: Enhansa Edition
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2021, 04:08:18 pm »
Moving to the site updates forum to get it on the frontpage, if that will attract more beta testers. Let me know if you'd rather keep it stashed here, though. I can always move it back here after the beta test period (in lieu of the final release).

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Re: Enhansa Edition
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2021, 08:01:49 pm »
This is some good news, i'm glad i logged in today.

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Re: Enhansa Edition
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2021, 09:46:42 pm »
I appreciate the enthusiasm and support, but could you move it off the front page for now? I'm winding down the Beta phase so a full release won't take much longer. Mainly I need to consolidate the changelog which I've been dreading!

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Re: Enhansa Edition
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2021, 10:28:34 pm »
Been there. Crimson Echoes's bug tracker Agent 12 maintained was literally hundreds of items  :cry: