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Re: 6 Letters Available! (Complete!) - Now Doing 7!
« Reply #165 on: March 29, 2009, 08:10:34 pm »
OH!  So THAT'S how those work!  That's a huge help!  Thanks for that tidbit of info

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Re: 6 Letters Available! (Complete!) - Now Doing 7!
« Reply #166 on: March 29, 2009, 08:12:44 pm »
You're welcome.

Unfortunately the data for the graying out of unselected characters seems to be handled by another routine, unless I missed something.

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Re: 6 Letters Available! (Complete!) - Now Doing 7!
« Reply #167 on: March 29, 2009, 08:17:41 pm »
Yea, it's definitely something else.  I've gone through and can't find anything on it.

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Re: 6 Letters Available! (Complete!) - Now Doing 7!
« Reply #168 on: March 29, 2009, 08:25:00 pm »
What was your plan of attack for finding HDMA data?

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Re: 6 Letters Available! (Complete!) - Now Doing 7!
« Reply #169 on: March 29, 2009, 08:32:05 pm »
I was hoping the HDMA data would be somewhere around those areas for it, but as shown and suspected it wasn't.  I'm not sure but maybe set a breakpoint at the start of the menu data and see if it reads anything that we haven't checked.  That's very undescriptive but I think Geiger's offset guide lists a few unknown routines near the beginning of the rom.  I would think it's something around there.

Quote from: Geiger's Offset Guide
02754D   027DE3   CODE   N   Unknown routines   2003.05.06
027DE4   027FFF   ---   N   UNUSED SPACE (540 bytes)   2003.05.22
028000   0286DC   CODE   N   "Unknown routines, contains clock routines"   2007.02.09
0286DD   0286EC   CODE   N   Load Menu HDMA into RAM   2007.01.15
0286ED   028770   CODE   N   Unknown routines   2007.01.15
028771   028790   DATA   N   Menu HDMA table   2007.01.15
028791   028C5A   CODE   N   Unknown routines   2007.01.15
028C5B   028C74   PTR   N   Pointers to character maintenance routines   2004.06.17
028C75   0299C9   CODE   N   Unknown routines   2004.06.17
0299CA         N      2003.05.06
029AAD   029B4F   CODE   N   Main menu assembly / drawing   2005.04.04
029B50         N      2005.04.04
02C511   02C547   CODE   N   Unknown routines   2003.05.06
02C548         N      2003.05.06

These for example.  It's around the setup of the menu and the HDMA.

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Re: 6 Letters Available! (Complete!) - Now Doing 7!
« Reply #170 on: March 29, 2009, 09:11:07 pm »
I just noticed a minor glitch. The game isn't overwriting the wider window properly when passing to the save, exchange, and settings menus.

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Re: 6 Letters Available! (Complete!) - Now Doing 7!
« Reply #171 on: March 29, 2009, 09:15:54 pm »
Yea, I'm not sure on that one either.  I really don't know what to do with that little bug.

Edit: Then there's the matter of the Tech Icons being half highlighted because I had to nudge them over one.  Then there's the other issue of the 7th letter not working properly in save, and in battle, and when selecting equipment in the item menu X_X

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Re: 6 Letters Available! (Complete!) - Now Doing 7!
« Reply #172 on: March 30, 2009, 03:58:28 pm »
Experimenting a bit and came up with this ugly little thing.  - Possibly getting closer to a VWF battle font?

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Re: 6 Letters Available! (Complete!) - Now Doing 7!
« Reply #173 on: May 08, 2009, 08:50:11 pm »
- Slight update.  They all fit with 7 letters now, only issue is that it's still a little screwy.  Hopefully that'll be fixed :D

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Re: 6 Letters Available! (Complete!) - Now Doing 7!
« Reply #174 on: May 08, 2009, 09:34:34 pm »
Fantastic. I think I've asked this before, but do you foresee a lot of problems editing the dialogue and the game code once the patch is applied justin? I think someone raised questions about that, with character names specifically, but I'm wondering if it couldn't be solved by hardcoding names into the dialogue.

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Re: 6 Letters Available! (Complete!) - Now Doing 7!
« Reply #175 on: May 09, 2009, 02:05:27 pm »
7 letters works perfectly fine in the dialogue from what I'm seeing.

Update!

- Fixed :]!
« Last Edit: May 09, 2009, 06:42:01 pm by justin3009 »