Author Topic: [FF7PC-98/Steam] mexico's hard mod (v2.5 FINAL)  (Read 3993 times)

mexico

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Hi guys! :)

I've released a hard mod in the french version two years ago and I finally decided to translate it in english. Here it is:

DOWNLOAD v2.5 FINAL


Maybe I should translate it in another language, let me know if you want. ;)



Introduction


Why a new hard mod when you have already here the New Threat Mod and the gjoerulv's "Hardcore" mod ? Because my mod is different and complementary of these two excellent mods. His difficulty level is between them and you don't have to farm your team. I don't like the level-up so I made this as I like it.... except for the end of the game but I swear you won't have to stay for hours in the northern cave! ^^ Also, it is (as far as possible) close to the original game. No aditionnal bosses, you'll find all the items/materias/equipements at their place... and I've changed things only when it was necessary. Here's the list of the changings:

>Item-W, sources and hero drinks have been desactivate.

> KOTR no longer ignores the enemy defense.

> Ribbon doesn't protect of the Death sentence status.

> All master level at 65 000 AP

> Super EXP master level at 60 000 AP

> You'll find now the Carub nut in the northern cave. ^^

Also, ennemy attacks have been modified and maybe, they will surprise you !! :D

Installation


Well, for now I'm not as good as gjoerulv or Sega Chief to make an installer but maybe I will try to do it one day. ^^ Meanwhile, you'll have to replace yourself the files in the good folders:

First, remember to make a backup of your files, extract the archive where you want and:


For the original (98):


Replace the "scene.bin" present in Program Files/Final Fantasy VII/data/battle by the new "scene.bin"

Replace the kernel files presents in Program Files/Final Fantasy VII/data/kernel by the new "kernel.bin" and the "kernel2.bin"


For the 2012 release:

Replace the "scene.bin" present in Program Files/Final Fantasy VII/data/lang-en/battle by the new "scene.bin"

Replace the kernel files presents in Program Files/Final Fantasy VII/data/lang-en/kernel by the new "kernel.bin" and the "kernel2.bin"


For the Steam version:

Replace the "scene.bin" present in Program Files/Steam\SteamApps\common\Final Fantasy VII/data/lang-en/battle by the new "scene.bin"

Replace the kernel files presents in Program Files/Steam\SteamApps\common\Final Fantasy VII/data/lang-en/kernell by the new "kernel.bin" and the "kernel2.bin"





In the end, I want to thank NFITC1 and all the testers I had since two years: ilares, Shadowtribal, Sega Chief, Acro.... especially Sega Chief and also XeroKynos who teached me how to change the AI, a so important thing! ^^

v2.1:

> Shadow Flare has been boost and is not reflectable.

> Basically, enemys who have strong ennemy skills have been boost. If you encounter a Zemzelett at the first time you go through Junon Area, you should run for your life. ^^

v2.2:

> Translation of the dialogue during the battle against Guard Scorpion

> Correction of a bug in the last update

v2.3:

> Correction of few bosses like Dayne , Materia Keeper and Palmer

> Drop of megalixirs at 100% for ennemis on platforms and Jenova-SYNTHESIS in the north cave.

> Increase of the exp and ap for all the ennemys in th north cave.

v2.4:

> Initial materia of some characters has been modified.

> Every character has his own triple groth weapon.

> Problem on Snow has been fixed.

V2.5 FINAL:

> Correction on few bosses
« Last Edit: 2016-05-05 03:09:05 by mexico »

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Re: [FF7PC-98/Steam] mexico's hard mod (v2.0)
« Reply #1 on: 2016-03-14 07:23:12 »
The more the merrier as far as difficulty mods go; we actually only have two complete ones for FF7 PC at the moment, with the remaining few being story revisions or incomplete/discontinued.

I'm not actually very good at making patches; I use a freeware program called Patchmaker (Gjoerulv made his own installer). In any case, I needed something to play so looking forward to seeing/dreading what's in 2.0  ;D

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Re: [FF7PC-98/Steam] mexico's hard mod (v2.0)
« Reply #2 on: 2016-03-14 14:32:01 »
Yes, I think that my mod has his place between the two others. Now players can play the mod the more adapted for them. :)

I think I will try to make a patch but I'm quite lazy for the moment. ^^

The mod has progressed since you test it two years ago but not really at the beginning (except details and Aps, I modified his AI to avoid the spam of Sewer Tsunami ^^), hope you'll enjoy it. :D

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Re: [FF7PC-98/Steam] mexico's hard mod (v2.0)
« Reply #3 on: 2016-03-15 23:36:04 »
I wasn't thinking I will update the patch sooner but well, I had ideas so I made it. ^^

v2.1:

> Shadow Flare has been boost and is not reflectable.

> Basically, enemys who have strong ennemy skills have been boost. If you encounter a Zemzelett at the first time you go through Junon Area, you should run for your life. ^^

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Re: [FF7PC-98/Steam] mexico's hard mod (v2.2)
« Reply #4 on: 2016-03-16 20:34:55 »
Well, I forgot to translate the dialogue during the battle against Guard Scorpion. Also, I made a mistake in the 2.1 update so I fixed it.

So the v2.2 is available. Hope it is the last before a long time. ;D

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Re: [FF7PC-98/Steam] mexico's hard mod (v2.3)
« Reply #5 on: 2016-03-27 21:41:27 »
v2.3 available ;)

v2.3:

> Correction of few bosses like Dayne , Materia Keeper and Palmer

> Drop of megalixirs at 100% for ennemis on platforms and Jenova-SYNTHESIS in the north cave.

> Increase of the exp and ap for all the ennemys in th north cave.

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Re: [FF7PC-98/Steam] mexico's hard mod (v2.4)
« Reply #6 on: 2016-04-14 20:07:56 »
v2.4 available

v2.4:

> Initial materia of some characters has been modified.

> Every character has his own triple groth weapon.

> Problem on Snow has been fixed.

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Re: [FF7PC-98/Steam] mexico's hard mod (v2.5 FINAL)
« Reply #7 on: 2016-05-05 03:10:39 »
So here's the final version of the mod:

> Correction of few bosses

Now I can rest in peace. :-P

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Re: [FF7PC-98/Steam] mexico's hard mod (v2.5 FINAL)
« Reply #8 on: 2016-10-31 19:55:02 »
Cool mod! I started playing last night and noticed one bug, a "gravity" materia already on the Buster Sword's right slot. It has like 20 rank stars going off the screen, doesn't have a graphic when equipped and doesn't display a name in the materia list. Haven't tried using it yet but I assume it won't do anything.

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Re: [FF7PC-98/Steam] mexico's hard mod (v2.5 FINAL)
« Reply #9 on: 2016-10-31 22:29:12 »
Yes, I had it too on his french version. It seems that it's just a bug, you just have to delete it in the materia menu.

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Re: [FF7PC-98/Steam] mexico's hard mod (v2.5 FINAL)
« Reply #10 on: 2016-11-01 00:36:08 »
Oh great to hear, thanks!

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Re: [FF7PC-98/Steam] mexico's hard mod (v2.5 FINAL)
« Reply #11 on: 2016-12-24 05:08:24 »
Just wanted to chime in that this mod is awesome. Great job!

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Re: [FF7PC-98/Steam] mexico's hard mod (v2.5 FINAL)
« Reply #12 on: 2016-12-28 18:09:18 »
Did you beat it ? Sephiroth is terrible. xD

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Re: [FF7PC-98/Steam] mexico's hard mod (v2.5 FINAL)
« Reply #13 on: 2016-12-29 14:19:50 »
Haha I admit that I haven't, only been playing in earnest for a couple weeks and up to Temple of the Ancients now. But I've been having so much fun I just had to make a post ;) I'm sure the final bosses are ridiculous. At least Proud Clod shouldn't be a snorefest this time around!

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Re: [FF7PC-98/Steam] mexico's hard mod (v2.5 FINAL)
« Reply #14 on: 2016-12-29 19:05:02 »
I wouldn't say they're ridiculous but one of the Sefer's attacks is quite surprising. :O

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Re: [FF7PC-98/Steam] mexico's hard mod (v2.5 FINAL)
« Reply #15 on: 2017-01-27 23:37:49 »
Is this mod considered easier or harder than Gjoerulv's? I looked at some boss fights for that one and honestly they looked less punishing. But I gather there are superbosses that are very hard?

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Re: [FF7PC-98/Steam] mexico's hard mod (v2.5 FINAL)
« Reply #16 on: 2017-01-28 22:19:02 »
I think it's less punishing than the gjeorulv's. I didn't find a boss which is horrible. The difficulty is homogeneous.

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Re: [FF7PC-98/Steam] mexico's hard mod (v2.5 FINAL)
« Reply #17 on: 2017-01-28 23:58:27 »
Oh ok. Looks like I have another challenge ahead after this one then  ;D

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Re: [FF7PC-98/Steam] mexico's hard mod (v2.5 FINAL)
« Reply #18 on: 2017-03-12 21:35:26 »
Question, are the weapons supercharged in this too? Probably all you'd need to do to Ruby is eliminate Dazers, hah.

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Re: [FF7PC-98/Steam] mexico's hard mod (v2.5 FINAL)
« Reply #19 on: 2017-03-12 23:16:12 »
What do you mean by "supercharged" ? And no, the Dazers don't work against Ruby. ^^

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Re: [FF7PC-98/Steam] mexico's hard mod (v2.5 FINAL)
« Reply #20 on: 2017-03-13 04:03:37 »
Oh I just meant made even crazy harder than they already were. Sounds like that's the case.

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Re: [FF7PC-98/Steam] mexico's hard mod (v2.5 FINAL)
« Reply #21 on: 2017-03-13 05:03:29 »
Well I found that Sephiroth is more terrible. :D

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Re: [FF7PC-98/Steam] mexico's hard mod (v2.5 FINAL)
« Reply #22 on: 2017-03-21 12:15:09 »
Hi !

How do I install this patch with 7th Heaven ?

I like this patch because it increase enemies difficulty without editing the items and it add the 3xgrowth weapon to each char !!!

Thanks !