Still alive, just been busy with life and other hobbies in the meantime. Data hacking has been on my mind though, and it's about time to get back to that. For now, I still have a handful of things in my queue to post about, including Shadow Over Mystara for the CPS-2 system!
Almost two years after its release, we have an update to the Chrono Trigger unpointed text document!
I took a look at Tinkle Pit a few months back, and recently I've tried tackling it again to see if I can't get that wonky Level Select working. While I've made some progress with that (maybe?), I also stumbled across some interesting name substitutions in the High Score Entry screen..
Normally I'd save this to post on a rainy day, but I was so amused when I saw it that I really wanted to share it right away: it looks like those kooky 3DO firmware devs left some messages for us to find!
I seem to be running into this a lot lately, where standard test mode options are disabled or missing from test menus. Honestly, while it's always gratifying to dig out unused code and make it dance, these finds are kind of boring. But at least this game has some hidden developer credits. Those are always interesting!