So, after ten thousand years I'm free.
Okay but seriously, I have been back to fiddling with FF7's game files, but I can't seem to understand most of it. I consider myself somewhat computer literate, but I don't understand how hex editing works, and I have many things in these editors that I just don't understand. But what I've been trying to do is make a modified Diamond Weapon battle that I can place somewhere else in the game for some fun. Thing is, I don't know how to do a "new" encounter, as I want to give him new attacks, and make him stronger. This would be a completely separate battle from the one in the storyline before you jump into Midgar, and really I'm only using Diamond Weapon because he has one of the coolest models IMO. Also I don't know how to use Makou Reactor very well, so I have NO idea what I'm doing as far as trying to input the custom battle into the game other than making it a "random encounter" somewhere, which I don't really want to do since I'd want it to be a one time battle. I TRIED to make it a random encounter, but got an encounter error, and can't figure out how to ACTUALLY put it in.
My question is, is there anywhere a tutorial on how to do stuff like this. I'm not looking to put in separate models or anything like the "Omega Weapon" in New Threat. I just want to use Diamond and turn him into something of a Ruby/Emerald style boss. I'm just looking for some guidance on how to create a custom fight using different enemy AI and how to make it something akin to say the Lost Number boss, where you do a thing, and then a boss fight happens. I've looked here and there, and my only real option seems to be dig through years of forum posts to try to find what I'm looking for, and possibly not even find it. Any help is appreciated.