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Who am I?
Hello there I am DotDotDot, I'm a poor college student that has been trying to make my own fan game(Originally a Pokemon one) since middle school. I've worked on this to big chunks. I first started working on this during my Senior year of high school before burnout hit me hard and I stopped. The second chunk was recently were while watching Mangs LP a hack gave me a second wind to finally finish my hack and here we are! I hope you enjoy and do run into too many bugs or glitches I forgot about from the first chunk.
 

What is this?
This is a short 8 chapter(counted prologue and Final) Hack of Fire Emblem 8 I made to gain experience with FEBuilderGBA and with hacking in general. Originally I was gonna make my dream hack I've always wanted to make and I even made a full chapter and some portraits(some of which I repurposed for this hack) but, I decided not to continue  because I didn't want to get burnout making a long hack by myself (Which in the end didn't help because I started this hack about a year ago and then stop for like 5 months or so because I still got burnout, whops). I decided to go with an idea I had for a while of playing as the bandits of a fire emblem game were the bandits somehow manage to win!

 

The Pitch!
Have you ever wanted to be a bandit? Going around pillaging villages for all their goods, killing helpless villagers that are just trying to save their family, using almost exclusively axes! Well, now you can in Fire Emblem Barry's Bandits!

Features:

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HP Bars
Skills System
Contemporary Support/Talk style(also action afterward)
Fully Written Supports for all characters!
Altered Menus to look more Bandit like
A single new class line!
Maybe More that I forgot 
 

 

Screenshots

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Bugs/Spelling Errors/Notes/etc

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Bugs - To MY knowledge, there are currently NO game breaking bugs or glitches. 
Spelling - So I'm dyslexic(not an excuse but it doesn't help) and I have no friends that can really help me out with the spelling. I do have Grammarly but a lot of my game was written while hacking (because past me is very stupid) and I am not willing to copy all the text onto a doc and Grammarly check it (because currently, me is lazy). I've done like 3 full playthroughs and each time I have spotted more spelling mistakes so there are likely to be.
Tldr - There might be a lot of spelling errors please notify me of these so I can fix them in a later patch
Notes - I have no friends that know anything of fire emblem and even less that care about video games enough to download VBA to play a hack so as a result, I am the only person to have playtested this game(I've done about 3 full playthroughs along with playing through some maps many many many times) but I'm also not the best FE player so the game might be a little easy (or somehow hard?) or there might be some balancing issues.
Tldr - If you have any balancing problems or suggestion please feel free to let me know
 

 

Credits

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Animations:
     FE 10 Fighter - MageKnight404
     Female Assasin - Moocavo and Riku
     Nuramon - Ephraim Great Lord
FEBuilderGBA and many patches Including!
     Circleseverywhere - Convert Titles to Text, Contemporary Support/Talk Style, Map Danger Zone, HP Bars, Skills
     Kirb - Class Expansion
     Tequila - Stats when anims off, show heal amount, Stat screen colors
     Aera - 5 People supports
     7743 - Various Helpful patches

Special Thanks to:
     Mangs (Of keeping me inspired with this FE Hack LPs)
     The people at FE Universe FE_Builder_GBA forum for putting up with my stupid questions
And anyone else I forgot to credit!
 

 

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really like how the playable units are red and the enemies are blue. Really does make you fell like the bad guy. This picked my interest. Gonna try it soon.

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Good work on this hack. I just finished it and I'm very impressed. It won't catch too many people's eyes because of the portraits and general lack of polish but I really love the gameplay.

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On 5/27/2019 at 10:57 AM, Pwntagonist said:

Good work on this hack. I just finished it and I'm very impressed. It won't catch too many people's eyes because of the portraits and general lack of polish but I really love the gameplay.

Thanks for playing. If you don't mind can you please tell me what was the "lack of polish" you were talking about? As part of the reason for this hack was to improve.

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On 6/8/2019 at 10:27 AM, DotDotDot said:

Thanks for playing. If you don't mind can you please tell me what was the "lack of polish" you were talking about? As part of the reason for this hack was to improve.

To keep it short, the maps aesthetically could be better (see some map making tutorials) and the grammar is off quite often. I wouldn't worry about it too much though. I suggest you try to make a new hack from here keeping these things in mind because this one is already great and it's not necessary to keep polishing it when it will be far more worthwhile to start on a new one.

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I've recently started playing through this and wanted to share my thoughts.

It definitely needs a proof reader, but the dialogue and characters are very entertaining.
I like a lot of the little touches, like switching the (player / enemy) (palettes / music), and how pillaging a house for all it's worth is more profitable than a friendly handout
Barry is an absolutely ridiculous Chad Jeigan Lord, geedis.
The "toolkit" you give the player is fun. For a short game, I appreciate being given a swordreaver right away.
I don't know how deliberate this was, but this game actually created scenarios where I liked having a steel axe around, which I consider a mark of quality.

 

The fact that you can't use shops is funny as an in-universe thing, but I also like how it really emphasizes item management and scavenging. I spent a lot of time trading, and I would go out of my way to kill enemies just so they'd drop a hand axe. It's a neat dimension to things.

 

Also, the decision to use this big lineup of screenshots in the opening post is a good presentation, kudos for that.

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How do I manage to play this game perchance? the other modded gba games I have played required a different type of file, I could just not be noticing something though.

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