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Happy Chrono Holidays!
« on: December 15, 2022, 11:11:08 pm »
Four Chrono Trigger projects have received updates, all in coordination with each other.

PowerPanda has updated Chrono Trigger Soundrack Expansion to version 3.0. This hack completes the Chrono Trigger Soundtrack by adding in 12 missing pieces of music from the physical OST, the PSX/DS rereleases, and the Japanese Pre-Release catridge. After version 2.0 was released a month ago, hackers worked together to figure out the pieces of the sound engine that hadn't been documented before, and used the knowledge to improve the quality of the music. 2.0 introduced compatibility with Enhansa Edition, and 3.0 adds compatibility with the Bugfix and Uncensoring Patch.

Chrono Trigger+, by ThegreatBen, gets its long-awaited update to version 2.6, incorporating the music from Chrono Trigger Soundtrack Expansion version 3.0, and changing around Frog's techs to allow for human Glenn to be used. The Soundtrack Expansion also includes an optional addendum patch for Chrono Trigger+ that adds the new music to more locations.

Reld has released Temporal Flux Version 3.4 R1, a fork of Geiger's popular Chrono Trigger editor, to incorporate the new knowledge about the sound engine. Hackers using the utility now have full control over each song's instrumentation, drum table, volume, and echo. Additionally, songs and enemies above the base game's limit can be placed within the editor, and music can be changed directly on the Location Properties screen.  3.4 R1 will detect if the Soundtrack Expansion has been applied, and if so, it will include the titles of the new songs in the UI and allow the battle music to be changed within the Location Properties screen. Compatibility with all Plug-ins is retained.

Not to be outdone, Gi Nattak, who was instrumental in the Soundtrack Expansion, has taken the opportunity to update his Unsightly Pixel patch to version 2.0. This new version fixes 20-some unsightly pixels on the snowy 12,000 BC map. It is included by default in all versions of the Chrono Trigger Soundtrack Expansion, and also in Chrono Trigger+ v2.6.

Happy gaming!


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Re: Happy Chrono Holidays!
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2022, 03:22:50 pm »
Just amazing. That human Glenn note -- was a standalone Glenn patch ever released? I forgot who was working on that...


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Re: Happy Chrono Holidays!
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2022, 03:47:09 pm »
Hot damn, I didn't expect any kind of release of Temporal Flux of any kind. It's nice to see the game getting more love after all this time again.


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Re: Happy Chrono Holidays!
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2023, 07:05:23 pm »
good to see this program updated :o