I'm sure most of you have seen my efforts occasionally posted around the various RM communities and since this forum seems to be the most active these days I've decided to make it my games new dev home. The main purpose of this thread is just to show people where I'm up to and hopefully get some encouraging feedback if people like what they see.
This remake is aiming to be as faithful as possible, and hopefully it should be impossible to tell its even made with rm2k3.
- Custom Menu System 99% similar to the original FF7 - Custom Battle System 99% similar to the original FF7 (including all mechanics, enemy AI, battle formulas, insane materia combos etc) - Custom Text System (using the pic pointer patch I've devised my own system that uses the actual FF7 font and is capable of multiple windows etc as in the original FF7) - Completely custom graphics (This won't just play like FF7, you'll recognise it all instantly in its 2D glory) - Basically everything will have a custom system. Shops, mini games, chocobos etc. NOTHING will be cut, expect everything (in due time). - Also for those wondering I've ripped the SFX and midi's from the pc version of FF7, so sound is completely authentic too (and not bad recorded quality either!)
I love FF7 and this project looks incredible, however I do have some gripes mainly with the overworld stuff. I can only imagine how many events are used with the menu and battle system alone and that can cause serious lag, I know there was like an anti-lag patch(which is slightly better than 4X 0.0 wait times)
I don't have to say anything about the graphical limitations with rm2k3 as I'm sure you're aware and there's always XP/VX if you ever get to the point where it's bothersom to your own game.
Very impressed so far(minus the sprites though.. if you're putting a lot of effort into the chipset/tiles I'd put a bit more effort into the sprites as you can barely tell who's who)
Xeilsoft - Follow your dreams to the very end..
Kits that I'm working on. [Unity3D 4.0] LTTP/Minish Cap - I don't have time for custom gfx like what the pze folks are doing but I will try and work on some enhanced LTTP graphics.
Main PC Core i7 3820 overclocked @ 4.8GHZ Galaxy: Nvidia Geforce GTX 680 GDDR5 2GB Asrock X79 Extreme9 w' creative sound 64GB corsair platinum @ 1600MHZ Muchkin 128GB SSD(boot), OZKIN 2TB SSD, Western Digital GREEN 1TB HDD. Rosewill Lightning 1000W PSU OS: Funtoo Linux, Windows 8 (Virtual Machine)
iMac (March 2013) 3.4GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz 16GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2X8GB 1TB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200 rpm NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX 2GB GDDR5