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Friday, August 15, 2014

Retiring


I thought this day would never come. I have been thinking about this for about a year... I think it is time I retire from game modification aka ROM "hacking" and utility programming. It is a hard decision to come to but it is one that I have to make. I have various reasons for this decision but the primary ones tip the scales in that direction. Mostly I've lost the desire to do these things and with where my life is now I just don't have all of the time I feel is needed to dedicate to this. Whether it be working too much, doing the upkeep on our house, and with my wife and I talking about kids I just don't have the time any longer. I am almost 35 so it is not going to be getting any easier to have freetime for the activities that I like doing by myself.

I feel very proud of what I have accomplished and contributed to the community so I will retire with a sense of pride. I helped pioneer Final Fantasy 4 and 6 game modification starting in 2000. I also helped make SPC modification for the Square games more mainstream with the launch of my SPC Editor and individual game documents starting in 2006/2007. But honestly the thing that makes me the most proud is the countless people that I have both introduced and mentored in this field. And some of those guys have paid it forward and mentored newcomers and even those have now started being mentors. My only regret is not finishing about a half dozen projects that I spent so much time on. But, they are being archived so if I ever feel peckish I can still come back to them.

I will check in from time to time on where the game/ROM "hacking" community is at and what sorts of things are going on but my active and contribution days are over. I still will attempt to fix any bugs if I can on any project already publicly released but it may take longer than usual. My forum on jce3000gt.com will remain open and I will be active on it everyday so please feel free to still post anything you like on this or other subjects. I will also periodically check my private messages and emails if anyone needs to get a hold of me for whatever reason. Thank you to everybody that has helped, contributed, and assisted with any of my projects. It has been a great ride!




Archived news:



Thursday, April 24, 2014

Lufia 1 Mutli Editor updated


I've updated the Lufia 1 Multi Editor's Monster section to edit magic defense and to allow larger attack and defense numbers.



Sunday, April 7, 2014

Lufia 1 Mutli Editor updated


I've updated the Lufia 1 Multi Editor to allow the user to edit the Character's learned magic and editing of Maxim's party items in the prologue.



Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Lufia 1 Mutli Editor Released / Another teaser!


Lufia and the Fortress of Doom Multi Editor (aka L1ME) has been released. I need to know if anyone encounters and bugs!

Also, while waiting for the beta testing results for L1ME I've been starting up my next side project. Enjoy.



Oh, and I've released a little utility for Final Fantasy IV / II us.


Monday, March 24, 2014

Teaser & Update

Thought everyone should know what I'm working on while taking a break from Final Fantasy IV & VI.



Updated the Lufia 1 Fast Walker mod to also increase the walking speed of the Island of Doom / Fortress of Doom.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Romancing SaGa 3 Lite added

I've released a Lite or Easy mod of Romancing SaGa 3. Works on any of the Japanese and English Translated V1.0 ROMs.

Also updated the Final Fantasy I EasyType to version 2.1 with added features and a couple of bug fixes.


Saturday, February 22, 2014

Final Fantasy Lite Updated & User Guide added

I've updated the mod of Final Fantasy I for the MSX adding additional modifications. I've also released a user guide for how to run the game for those who are having trouble with MSX emulation.



Thursday, February 20, 2014

Final Fantasy Lite & soundtrack released for the MSX

I've released a lite mod of Final Fantasy I for the MSX that make the game generally less difficult by giving some good starting stats for your characters. I've also released the soundtrack. You can find the link on the Final Fantasy Lite project page.



Monday, February 17, 2014

Super Mario World Lite released

I've released a lite mod of Super Mario World (U) for the SNES that make the game generally less difficult.



Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Supreme Warrior Easy / Final Fantasy I No Magic Challenge released

I've released an easy version of Supreme Warrior (U) for the 3DO as well as a mod of Final Fantasy I for the NES that removes the magic abilities of your characters.



Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Genesis game mods

I've completed several Easy/Lite mods for a few Sega Genesis games (below).

Altered Beast Easy
Beyond Oasis Lite
Crusader of Centy Lite
Eternal Champions Lite
Mortal Kombat Easy
Sonic the Hedgehog Lite
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Lite



Saturday, February 8, 2014

GameBoy game mods

I've completed several Easy/Lite mods for a few GameBoy games (below).

Amazing Spider-Man Easy
Batman Easy
Castlevania Adventure Easy
Final Fantasy Adventure Lite
Gargoyle's Quest Easy
Motorcross Maniacs Lite
Nemesis Easy
Qix Lite
Super Mario Land Easy

I've also released Illusion of Gaia Lite for the Super NES as well.



Friday, February 7, 2014

NES game mods

I've completed several Easy/Lite and Challenge mods for over a dozen NES games. Too many to list here really...check out the Easy/Lite mods page for more.



Sunday, January 26, 2014

Turbo Grafx 16 game mods

I have released a utility entitled Final Lap Twin Toolbox to assist in editing the Final Lap Twin (USA) quest mode data. I've also released the following Turbo Grafx 16 game mods...

Bonk's Adventure Lite v0.90
Bonk's Revenge Lite v0.90
Bonk III Lite v0.90
Final Lap Twin Easy v0.90
Final Lap Twin Challenge v0.90
Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu Easy v0.90
Keith Courage Lite v0.90
Legendary Axe Lite v0.90
Legendary Axe II Lite v0.90
Neutopia Lite v0.90
R-Type Easy v0.90
Victory Run Lite v0.90


Also, I'm also finishing up an FF2us/FF4 mod as well as a secret FF6 mod. More details hopefully coming sooner rather than later. There is also a Mystic Quest Reborn LITE in the works that makes the game slightly less difficult.



Tuesday, May 21, 2013

NBA Jam: Tournament Edition Player Editor updated & EasyType re-release

I've updated the NBA Jam TE Player Editor to fix up some bugs and add the ability for you to edit the starting cheat codes.
Visit the project page for more info here: NBA Jam: TE Player Editor.

Also, I'm nearing completion of my completely overhauled NBA Jam TE mod as well.   

I've also re-released a fixed and updated version of my NBA Jam TE EasyType. Get that over here: NBA Jam: TE EasyType





Friday, May 9, 2013

NBA Jam: Tournament Edition Player Editor released

I've released a little program to allow you to edit the player stats/data and the teams' rosters in NBA Jam: Tournament Edition for the SNES.
Visit the project page for more info here: NBA Jam: TE Player Editor.

I've also released a little roster mod for NBA Jam: TE as well. Get that over here: NBA Jam: TE Roster Mod.


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Final Fantasy II/IV Map Properties Editor update

Just a small update on the FF4MPE to version 0.30b. Added better map titles thanks to Phoenix's FF4 Tools. Also, I am now officially annoucing a FFIV hardCORE mode that should prove to be quite a challenging mod.

The details can be found on my forums here: Final Fantasy IV hardCORE

  


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Final Fantasy IV Advance EasyType bug fix

A bug was found where during the battle with Edge vs Rubicant the player was unable to move forward after the battle.



Thursday, August 30, 2012

Mystic Quest Reborn / HardType bug fix

A bug was found where the Exit spell was removed from the game. It has been added back in. Thanks to Lotex for finding this out!



Wednesday, June 27, 2012

NBA Jam TE EasyType Release

Released something different for JCE3000GT.com, a sports game EasyType.

Go to the NBA Jam TE EasyType page for more details. <-- Taken down temporarily.


Friday, June 15, 2012

Mystic Quest Reborn / HardType Release

After nearly 3 years Mystic Quest Reborn / HardType has been released as version 2.0.

Go to the MQR/MQHT page for more details.

  

I've also released as promised Mystic Quest Multi Editor alongside MQR/MQHT.

Go to the MQME page for more details.


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mystic Quest Reborn / HardType Dark King Preview

Here's a little preview of the Dark King from my MQR/MQHT mod.



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Friday, May 11, 2012

Working on a FF2us/FF4 mod

I'm working on removing the 9999 damage limit cap and have already removed the 999 MP cap. Below are the videos.
I still cannot get the game to display all 5 digits of damage...






Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Forums now open

I've decided it was about time for me to have my own forums.



Tuesday, January 31, 2012

EasyType releases

-Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls EasyType
-Final Fantasy IV Advance EasyType has been released
-Final Fantasy V Advance EasyType has been released
-Final Fantasy VI Advance EasyType has been released
-SoulBlazer EasyType has been released



Friday, January 27, 2012

LUNAR: The Silver Star EasyType has been released

I've released a LUNAR EasyType for the Sega CD.  



Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Hey You, Outta My Way! has been released

My second album entitled: Hey You, Outta My Way! has been released. A huge thank you goes out to my bro Tim Truelove for the fabulous cover artwork again! This album was more fun to put together than the last one. I especially love the Ys III and Estpolis Denki I & II tracks.



Saturday, January 21, 2012

Another release

-Released Great Greed EasyType
-Released Brave Battle Saga: The Space Fighter EasyType.


More might be coming depending on how busy I am today.


Friday, January 20, 2012

A bugfix. And more..?

Thanks to assassin I've fixed the experience level bug in Secret of Evermore EasyType.

-Ys III EasyType for the Super Nintendo has been released.



Thursday, January 19, 2012

More releases...

Released the below items. This will change as the day goes on.

Update:
-Ancient Magic EasyType is now available.
-Secret of Evermore EasyType is now available.
-Final Fantasy II US EasyType has been re-released with bugfixes
-Super Mario RPG EasyType has been released.
-Secret of the Stars EasyType has been relased.
-Terranigma EasyType has been released.



Monday, January 16, 2012

Release of some stuff

Released Defenders of Oasis EasyType for the GameGear. I'm working on a few more to release so this news blurb might be updated with more games.   

Update:
-Final Fantasy IV EasyType for the WonderSwan Color is now available.
-LUNAR: Sanposuru Gakuen for the GameGear is now available.



Sunday, January 15, 2012

2 EasyTypes released

I've released Seiken Densetsu 3 EasyType for the Super Famicom and Final Fantasy Legend II EasyType for the GameBoy. These are both games that are a must-play for any old-school RPG fan!



Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Final Fantasy Legend EasyType released

I've released Final Fantasy Legend EasyType for the GameBoy. Such a great underrated game.



Thursday, January 5, 2012

Shameless plug for two FF2us/FF4 YouTube videos

I've got two videos of a couple of tricks for Final Fantasy 2 US / Final Fantasy IV that I'd like to share. The 256 item duplication trick, the original, the one that doesn't require the use of the Avenger sword or Bows+Arrows. Those other so-called duplication tricks are lame and not as efficient. The Life trick is as far as I can tell never been documented since I first documented it on my very first website back in the GeoCities days pre-1998. Both of these tricks have been in use by myself and a good close friend of mine of 20 years, XTCrystail. Enjoy.






Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Lufia 1 Fast Walker patch and Lagoon EasyType released

Released a small patch to triple the walking speed in Lufia 1 on the overworld and in dungeons. I've also added this to the Lufia 1 EasyType.

Also released a Lagoon EasyType mod.


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Phantasy Star III EasyType updated and new program released

I've updated the Phantasy Star III EasyType mod. Check out that page for more details on what's changed.

I've also released my Secret of Mana Level Stat Editor.



Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Final Fantasy 4 Map Properties Editor updated

I've updated the FF4 Map Properties Editor. Just some simple code improvements and how all the maps have been accounted for.   



Wednesday, November 19, 2011

EasyType mod releases

I've also uploaded the following new EasyType mods...   

Nintendo Super Famicom/Super Nintendo:
-Secret of Mana EasyType

Sega MegaDrive / Genesis:
-Phantasy Star II EasyType
-Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom EasyType
-Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millenium EasyType
-Shining in the Darkness EasyType
-Sword of Vermilion EasyType


Wednesday, November 19, 2011

Site updates and EasyType mod releases

Well, I've officially changed a portion of the site to be a little more friendly.    There are now categories for my game mods over here. -->
I've also uploaded the following new EasyType mods...   

Nintendo Famicom/Nintendo Entertainment System:
-Final Fantasy II EasyType
-Final Fantasy III EasyType

Nintendo Super Famicom/Super Nintendo:
-7th Saga EasyType
-Arcana EasyType
-Breath of Fire EasyType
-Breath of Fire II EasyType
-Live a Live EasyType
-Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals EasyType
-Mystic Ark EasyType
-Paladin's Quest EasyType
-Rudra no Hihou EasyType

Nintendo GameBoy:
-Final Fantasy Legend III EasyType

There will be more EasyTypes in the future for various platforms. I may also do another HardType or two depending on the game.   

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New content

I've updated my SPC Editor and MQME programs as well as the Mystic Quest Reborn/HardType page to reflect the latest changes.

I have also released the Lufia 2 Easy Type as well.

Wednesday, October 31, 2011

Go Mavs!

Put up a YouTube video of a great video remix of my favorite NBA Team from the www.dallasmavericks.com website. The video was created by DJ Steve Porter from Porterhouse Media.



Wednesday, October 20, 2011

Released a beta version of Lufia: And the Fortress of Doom Easy Type.

I've always wanted to be able to get through Lufia 1 without the level grinding and the mindless battle after battle that lasted too long. Now this mod will allow the player to go through the story and not have to worry about the battles getting in the way.
  

Wednesday, August 16, 2011

Uploaded some sample pre-release tracks from my new album.

I'm finalizing my next album and decided to release some samples of 5 tracks in pre-release status. They may or may not change, but it is something new to listen to. They some of my favorite tracks, especially the Estopolis Denki II and SoulBlader tracks.

Also released some old game mods I had sitting away on my hard drive for years that I never released. Hope you enjoy them as much as I had making them.
  

Thursday, August 10, 2011

Added Game Music Arrangements

I've added a section with some of my video game music arrangements made over the last 8 years. The first album has been released officially to the public today. Please do not hesitate to email me if you have and questions regarding these arrangements.
   I have also worked on another game mod by importing new songs and will release more information when the approval is given.

Tuesday, May 10, 2010

FF4 Map Archive updated

I've uploaded a couple of new maps to the FF4 Maps Archive.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mystic Quest Multi Editor updated

Wow, almost a year with no updates! Time flies when you are planning a wedding and honeymoon. That and my fiancee and I are building a house which will be ready around Sept. I've updated the MQME by cleaning up some code, coded a new feature and implimented an easier way for users to select what counter attack monsters can have.
  

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Custom FF4 Map Properties Editor

Created a program that allows the user to edit the Map Properties Data for the maps in all versions of the SFC/SNES Final Fantasy IV/II

Friday, December 20, 2009

Custom FF4 Map Archive

Started an archive for people to submit their custom maps for Final Fantasy 4 and Final Fantasy II US.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Minor update

I've sold a large amount of my console games to buy a new car.

Click here to go to my eBay Auctions page.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Console game list

I posted up an Excel spreadsheet and TXT list of my console games as of today. This list does get updated everytime I buy some new games. Below are links to the files...
Files Removed.

Saturday, August 28, 2009

Final Fantasy II US Easy project release

The FF2us Easy has been released. There are two versions, one that has the music remixed and one that does not.

Also the Mystic Quest HardType has been updated to version 1.5b. Some bugs were fixed. You should probably start a new game as a few character stats were edited.
READ THIS:
I am still in need of beta testers for the Mystic Quest HardType!  

Wednesday, August 25, 2009

Legend of Zelda 3 Easy project release

I've released the first public patch for The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. The mod is obviously called, Legend of Zelda 3 Easy. The whole point of the mod is to make the game much easier. Its only designed for the player that wants a speed run or a player to pad their save stats.
I will be releasing several more Easy Type patches in the near future.
The games that are on the calendar are:
-Chrono Trigger
-Final Fantasy II/IV
-Final Fantasy III/VI
-Mystic Quest (as if you need it any easier!)
-Secret of Mana
-maybe a few others!

READ THIS:
I am still in need of beta testers for the Mystic Quest HardType!  

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Mystic Quest HardType Beta patch update

I've continued my Mystic Quest HardType project. The patch right now has been tweaked a bit, mostly monster stat changes. The patch is still only playable until you get the first crystal. I am still in need of beta testers for the Mystic Quest HardType.  

Monday, August 14, 2009

Mystic Quest HardType Beta patch released

I've continued my Mystic Quest HardType project. This time the game should be more fun and challenging. Due keep in mind the mod is in its beta infancy so don't expect much. As for right now you can go through the game up until the first boss, after that the game is normal. The Mystic Quest Multi Editor has been updated, the monster editor now has an EXP and GP portion. I've also updated the SPC Editor. I've included all the song titles for Final Fantasy V courtesy of Lenophis.  

Monday, August 10, 2009

Mystic Quest Multi Editor updated and a new patch released + more

I've updated the Mystic Quest Multi Editor (MQME) to version 0.85b. Some new features are present as well as a few code revisions. It is going to be possible in the near future to be able to fully edit the characters, items/equipment, monsters and some game text (not game dialogue) with no restrictions.   

I have released a patch for Mystic Quest that actually makes the game a bit harder. The only catch is the first beta test release only has the game harder until after you beat the Minotaur in the first forest. It will be continually updated once all the beta testers finish their testing and supply some suggestions.

ALSO, I will be doing another Final Fantasy II us Insane mod that makes the game bonkers to play. As well as make a few "EasyType" mods for a few games. The first batch will include: Final Fantasy (NES), Final Fantasy II/IV (SNES), Final Fantasy III/VI (SNES) and Final Fantasy Mystic Quest (SNES). The point to these will be just to allow the player to easily go through the game not having to sweat any monster encounters so they can concentrate on reading and or playing the story.

Friday, July 17, 2009

More updates. And I am calling all players of my mods for submissions!

I've updated a few more sections. I still need people for reviews, content and such. If you have screenshots, or can write a review for one of my Mods please contact me. My email link is at the bottom.   

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Updates

I've updated a couple of sections on the site as well as uploaded quite alot of content that just needs to have pages to show it. :) I still need help with game modification archives for several games. Any Square/Enix RPG for the NES/SNES as well as some other game mods. I need either the original authors or a contact email for the authors of these mods for permission to host. If you are an author and you do not want me to host a file that is already hosted please drop me an email so I can remove it.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Site opens!  

Hello, this is the first official day that JCE3000GT.com is open. But it is still under construction and content will be slowly added over the next few weeks. The menu to the right will show what type(s) of content the site will be scheduled to have.


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