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FuSoYa, Defender of Relm  DW:TLC 120 Exit Speed Run November 14, 2005

I had to update my contact page anyway, so I thought I'd mention this. ^^

Someone has apparently just finished a tool assisted speed run of Demo World : The Legend Continues (all 120 exits). You can find the release here, and forum threads for it here and here.

FuSoYa, Defender of Relm  Lunar Magic Version 1.63 Released! September 24, 2005

This is mainly a minor bug fix release. Nothing major, but since it's the 5 year anniversary of LM's first release, I thought it'd be nice to release it today. ^_^

As many of you are aware, LM has mostly been in bug fix only status since 1.60. Given how few bugs there were to fix in this release though (with none of them critical, and 1.5 years since the previous release), I think it's now time to change that to critical bug fix only status. Which means that's pretty much it for LM. I'm planning to burn all my SMW folders off to CD in a few weeks.

Anyway, it's been a quiet year, as expected. I don't expect much for updates next year either, so don't be surprised if the page isn't updated for another 6 months, if not longer. ;)

FuSoYa, Defender of Relm  Snes9x SuperFX Tracer Released! March 2, 2005

During the Star Fox 2 translation that was done by Gideon and d4s, I had to compile Snes9x with SFX tracing enabled to figure out the compression format being used by the chip. Since it may come in handy for anyone else that wants to work with this chip, I've uploaded it here.

FuSoYa, Defender of Relm  FuSoYa's Niche Restored! March 2, 2005

As you may have noticed, cg-games.net has been down for the last couple of months, hence my site has been down as well. So I've taken up Sliver X's kind offer to host my site on panicus.org (thanks!).

Looking ahead, things are probably going to be fairly quiet around here for the next year or two. Life is keeping me busy these days. I am working on something, but it's still in the initial stages, may never see the light of day, and even if it does it'll be a very long time before it's ready. ;)

FuSoYa, Defender of Relm  Lunar Compress Version 1.60 Released! November 13, 2004

This version of Lunar Compress has a few new formats, for games such as Radical Dreamers (done for Demi some time ago), Yoshi's Island (decompressed by the SFX chip), and Star Fox 1 & 2 (also decompressed by the SFX chip, done for d4s and Gideon's recent Star Fox 2 translations). It also fixes a few bugs here and there. Read the update list in the readme.txt file for more details.

FuSoYa, Defender of Relm  Ycompress for Yoshi's Island Released! September 27, 2004

Ycompress is a compression tool for SMW2 : Yoshi's Island. Much like Zcompress for Zelda 3, it can extract/decompress and insert/recompress most of the graphics in the game. Since they're all done in one go and the program updates the pointer table for you, it should be much easier than using decomp and recomp to do each structure one by one and repairing the pointers manually.

FuSoYa, Defender of Relm  Lunar IPS NE Released September 27, 2004

A few months ago, I helped Ok Impala put together a dutch translation of Lunar IPS, called Lunar IPS NE. Its been available on his site for a while, but I thought I'd finally add it to mine as well. ;)

FuSoYa, Defender of Relm  Lunar Magic Version 1.62 Released April 11, 2004

This is a bug fix update for a few minor things, although one bug in particular involving the "Count Sprites" option introduced in version 1.60 may be more serious. If the maximum sprites exceeded warning message was displayed, it could cause various issues. Read the help file or the update list in the readme.txt file for more information.

FuSoYa, Defender of Relm  Secret of Evermore 2 Player Edition Released! February 9, 2004

For those that have played Secret of Evermore and lamented the lack of multiplayer support, I've done a few ASM modifications and put together a patch that may come in handy. It creates 2 player support in the game, allowing you to play through SoE with a friend! Either player can use the Start button to enter or withdraw from the game just like in SoM, while the Select button can still be used to switch characters in single player mode or switch the camera focus in multiplayer mode.

You can download the SoE 2 Player Edition patch here.

In other news, the provider for my moon.co.jp email address is apparently shutting down for good at the end of March. So I've set up a temporary cjb.net email address until I can find something more suitable.

Update March 15 : Ok, it seems my email provider won't be shutting down after all, so I've put my old email address back up. Also updated the forum links to the restarted Acmlm board.

FuSoYa, Defender of Relm  Lunar Magic Version 1.61 Released! December 25, 2003

This release is mostly just to fix a few minor bugs. But it also has one or two new features, such as a few Opera-style mouse gestures.

Merry Christmas! ^^

FuSoYa, Defender of Relm  Super Demo World TLC Version 1.10 Released October 31, 2003

This is a small update for the Demo World : The Legend Continues (DW:TLC) hack that was released about a month ago. It should fix SRAM saving and loading for Snes9x 1.40+, updates the screen-scrolling pipe ASM to remove a few bugs, and has a couple other minor level fixes here and there. You can view the screenshots here, and download the patch here.

If you haven't played this hack before, just make sure to read the instructions in the readme.txt file before you try to apply the IPS patch!

FuSoYa, Defender of Relm  Lunar Compress Version 1.51 Released October 23, 2003

This release is just to fix a bug in LunarEraseRatArea(), where under certain circumstances the function would erase the RAT tag but not the data.

In other news, my fusoya.idz.net redirector has been down for a while now... I think idz.net may be gone for good. So I removed the link from my page a few days ago.

FuSoYa, Defender of Relm  Lunar Magic Version 1.60 Released! September 24, 2003

Lunar Magic version 1.60 has been released! This version includes the new tile and palette animation features used in DWTLC, a new sprite editing mode for the overworld editor, and several other various updates and fixes. You can download the new version here.

Today marks LM's third birthday, not including the months before the first release. The program has gone far beyond what I had originally planned, and consequently I've worked on it far longer than I would of expected when starting out. But with the overworld editor complete, I'm hoping that this will be the last major version of Lunar Magic, except for possible bug fix releases.

So I'd just like to thank everyone who's contributed over the past few years to Lunar Magic's development by pointing out bugs, giving suggestions, etc. Especially the Acmlm SMW forum members, for their support and... umm, patience... (Ok guys, it's released. You can stop reloading the page now. -_^) And of course a big thank you goes to Acmlm for providing the forum that gave birth to the SMW community.

With that said, I now intend to take a break and do a few things that have been put off for the last couple of months due to working on DWTLC and LM. Then after that... well, who knows? ^^

FuSoYa, Defender of Relm  Super Demo World : The Legend Continues Released! September 21, 2003

The updated Demo World hack has finally been released! It's now a much better demonstration of what Lunar Magic can do, and uses a few new features in the upcoming Lunar Magic version 1.60. It also contains a few more custom ASM blocks, such as pipes that simply scroll the screen similar to the ones from Mario 3. You can view the screenshots here, and download the patch here.

Make sure to read the instructions in the readme.txt file before you try to apply the IPS patch!

FuSoYa, Defender of Relm  Lunar Compress Version 1.50 Released! July 4, 2003

This version of the DLL supports a new format from Detective Club 2, has a fix for an occasional crashing problem in recompressing for Mario RPG's format (LC_LZ4), and has a few other minor updates and fixes. Read the readme.txt file for more info.

FuSoYa, Defender of Relm  Lunar Address Version 1.02 Released July 4, 2003

This version fixes a small mistake in conversion of PC to ExHiROM addresses. The last halves of the last 2 banks are accessible from the 00:8000 map.

FuSoYa, Defender of Relm  Lunar Expand Version 1.13 Released July 4, 2003

The documentation on the ExHiROM map has been updated a bit. There are no changes to the program itself, other than the version number.

FuSoYa, Defender of Relm  FuSoYa's Niche Back Online April 25, 2003

The site has been offline for a couple of weeks, due to some unfortunate circumstances (more specifically, Gangis' web host for uct2.net apparently decided to vanish along with all their customers' money). O_O

So I've taken up Vagla on his kind offer to be hosted on the cg-games.net server, and now the Niche is here at fusoya.cg-games.net. ^^

In other news, the next version of Lunar Magic is coming along, slowly but surely. I realize it's been quite a while since the last release, but I've been very busy in the last 8 or so months, so I haven't really had much time to work on it. It should be out sometime this summer though.

Anyway, 'till next time...

FuSoYa, Defender of Relm  Lunar IPS Version 1.00 Released! February 14, 2003

Lunar IPS is a small IPS windows utility I made for myself a couple months ago to replace SNES-Tool. I thought it might be amusing to release it on Valentine's day, considering what the program's shortened name is (LIPS... ^^).

The program can both create and apply IPS patches. It registers the IPS file type so you can just double click on an IPS file and choose the file to apply it to. It even creates IPS files that tend to be slightly smaller than the ones made by SNES-Tool.

So if you're like me and you were still using the good old reliable SNES-Tool utility for applying/creating IPS files, you might want to give this program a try instead.