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Useful Lunar Magic

Hack of Secret of Mana

Description:

Secret of Mana – Useful Lunar Magic by hmsong


In the original game, Lunar Magic was notorious for being the most useless spell in the game – it was expensive (8 MP), and half the time, it harmed the user’s party or made the enemies stronger. So, this makes Lunar Magic into something that is actually useful and unique (hopefull). The new Lunar Magic hack does the following:

  • Causes All-Stats-Down and Poison, Pygmy, Confuse, Tangle Status Effects. Note that enemies cannot be Pygmyed.
  • Changes the descriptions to match the new effects.
  • Changes the behaviors of various enemies and bosses (see document for detai).

Applying Notes:

  • For the normal ROM and VWF, use “Useful Lunar Magic 0.1.ips”.
  • Compatible with Relocalized (use “Useful Lunar Magic 0.1 Reloc.ips” instead), but apply the patch AFTER applying Relocalized.
  • Compatible with “Spell Balance Overhaul” patch. However, apply the patch AFTER applying Spell Balance Overhaul. If you are going to apply both this and Relocalized, then apply in the following order:

Relocalized – Spell Balance Overhaul – Useful Lunar Magic 0.1 Reloc.ips

  • If you use “Harder Final Boss”, and you want Dark Lich to use Lunar Magic, then apply Useful Lunar Magic patch AFTER applying Harder Final Boss.
  • This is NOT compatible with some of Queue’s [Secret of Mana Turbo] choices. However, Turbo hack has an equivalent spell – Black Hex (also made by hmsong). It has the same effect as Useful Lunar Magic hack.

Note: Turbo hack has its own Lunar Magic hack (called Lunar Magic - Celestial Cascade). It is great and very unique (ex: one of the random effects causes the target to drop its treasure chest).

Other Notes:

  • Highly recommended that you check out Queue’s [Secret of Mana Turbo] hack compilation. It has all of hmsong’s hacks (enhanced versions), as well as a LOT of others (some of which make the game significantly better). It even fixes most of the glitches and shortcomings that were present in the original game. And you can toggle which hacks to use (very user-friendly). It is by FAR the best SoM hack.
  • Hmsong’s hacks in Romhacking.net may be slightly different than the ones in Queue’s Turbo hack. That’s because the stand-alone hacks are unable to use lots of features that were available in the Turbo hack.
  • Queue’s [Secret of Mana Turbo] forum:

https://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=27890.0

If the link dies, just google “Secret of Mana Turbo”, and you should find it.

If you have any questions or find errors, please PM hmsong on Romhacking.net (click the name, then click the name next to “Forum Account”, then click “Send PM”). You can also contact hmsong on Queue’s forum (address above).

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Secret of Mana (USA)
  • Database: No-Intro: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (v. 20180813-062835)
  • File/ROM SHA-1: 8133041A363E3CC68CEDEF40B49B6D20D03C505D
  • File/ROM CRC32: D0176B24

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
hmsongOriginal Hacking

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