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The Last Promise... where to get started...

The Last Promise is an elaborate hack of Fire Emblem 7: Blazing Sword, casually referred to as just "Fire Emblem" in North America. The game hacks pretty much every concept that you could possibly think of--characters, classes, weapons, animations, graphics, maps, music, text, script, etc., you get the point. While this is no longer a big deal, about four years ago, when I started, it was quite a big deal, which I why I mention it the way I do.

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usa.gif Part 1 (7/02/09)

usa.gif Part 2 [Release 1] (1/17/10)

usa.gif Part 2 [Release 2] (12/13/10)

usa.gif Part 2 [Final] (08/17/12)

usa.gif Post-Game [beta 1] (03/30/13)

usa.gif Post-Game (06/10/13)

To start, I am Blazer, originally known as Fire Blazer, and also known as Keriku and Luffy (because I am a huge One Piece fan)... here's a quick biography about me--

- Webmaster/Administrator of the Fire Emblem Shrine

- Creator of many hacks and projects, such as Prince of Durand, The Last Promise (formerly known as Tactics Universe), Fire Emblem: Shining Armor, Fire Emblem: Prisoner of Darkness, Fire Emblem: Rebirth, Fire Emblem: Sacred Contention, Fire Emblem: One-Day Hack, Auto Emblem, and many others. I also started the Fire Emblem 12 Translation Project, which is now a team project done by the Heroes of Shadow.

- I was born in 1994 and thus am 18 years old at the time of the final release of this hack, the year 2012. I finished high school and am going to university. I enjoy playing sports such as basketball, frisbee, and track, as well as playing video games, hanging out with friends, and eating (although for the record, I am pretty skinny).

The Last Promise was, for the longest time, called "Tactics Universe" (as in, a world revolving around tactics and strategy), and before that was originally just called the "Fire Emblem Universe Game". It started off as a forum hack for the Fire Emblem Universe forums where members created profiles for characters and the forum attempted to work together to create the game.

Somehow I got involved in the mix and took on the leadership of the hacking. Soon enough just like every other forum hack, the forum hack was on the brink of death--most people considered it dead. At some point I took over and announced that I would be saving the hack, as little to no progress was being made and the people were uninvolved with the project, minus a few exceptions. Slowly but surely, with new authority and a mindset that I would complete the hack, I started making progress, and as I had already been involved in the Fire Emblem hacking business for a long time and I set high expectations for this hack, i.e. for it to not be a reskin (simply put, a hack that does not change the events), which was unheard of. Even now, I don't think a full-length game non-reskin hack has been completed.

I made a 4 chapter demo release a long time ago--well actually 5 chapters, from the Prologue of the game to Chapter 4. Eventually, I released the game up to Chapter 10, the final chapter of part 1 of the game, which focuses on Siegfried as the main character, albeit there are arguably 3 main characters in total. I made many fixes, updates, additions, etc.

I think that's enough background info for now. I've generally kept The Last Promise updated through the blog and youtube. I later posted it on the Fire Emblem Shrine, my own website, and as of the chapter 15 release I decided to post it on more forums.

Only late in the game's production did I decide to rename the game from "Tactics Universe" to "The Last Promise". I set up a public poll asking what was the best name for a new hack, after much debate on my end to limit the options. Only much later did I reveal that the new name was for this hack, and not for a new hack. It's called "The Last Promise" due to some--quite obviously--promises made by the characters, amongst other reasons, albeit that is only one of many plot aspects of the game. Play the game yourself and it should all make sense.

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Introduction:

A millennium ago, on the continent of Blaine, humans and dragons fought. Humans, unable to match the power of the dragons, gathered together and saved themselves from the brink of extinction by relocating to Solum.

On this new continent, the people were divided--and over time, each territory formed its own way of life, choosing how its people would live and what ideals they would carry.

However, this all changes when Magnus, an empire with the greatest military on the continent, begins to invade the other territories. Though their campaign is time-consuming, they are successful in every way imaginable, quickly dominating Alicia to the north and Atheya to the east.

But across the continent, there are people ready to fight back to their dying breath. One of them is Siegfried, a former Knight Commander who has been in hiding ever since an injury he received from ten years ago. With his pain serving as a reminder of the vow he made that fated day, he and his son, Shon, take up arms to gather allies and do whatever it takes to stop Magnus from dominating the continent.

...Because some promises, are just worth dying for.

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Everything you need to know about playing the hack will be inside the downloads. Feel free to subscribe to my youtube account or the blog for the latest videos and information!

I hope you guys play my hack and enjoy doing so! I (and many others) put lots of work into this--I myself put in thousands of hours over the span of about four years into this hack, so I hope it's good! And do tell if there are any bugs, glitches, etc., because I may very well not know about it!

Thanks!

~ Blazer

Edited by Burning Gravity
Patch download temporarily removed

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An interesting looking hack. I'll be sure to check it out at some point.

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P.S. Keep the flaming to a minimum, especially if there any FESSers here because FESSers are known for causing trouble for no good reason...

Fuck you too.

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Yeah... that may or may not be grammatically correct... oh well... 604 it is... :\

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And to think that I came here just to post the fixed link... *updates first post*

Edited by Luffy

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On chapter 1, when the random villager is talking, the colors get all messed up. Give me a second to make a screenshot.

Here it is. I read the readmes and never saw that in there.

Edited by Uphir

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Mhmmm, sorry about that, use the latest patch and it should fix the problem. It was a really minor problem that I was informed of earlier today and quickly fixed so I didn't make a fuss about the update or even update the version.

The same problem may occur if that portrait shows up anytime else in the game (it probably will) but if you don't mind just skipping it you can ignore it and play on. Otherwise just do the patching process with the updated patch and you're good to go.

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I have finished it but I haven't done the gaiden.

How do you go to the gaiden ?

When I've begun the Ch12(Legendary Mercenaries,The game freezes just before the messenger go away (no screenshot, sorry).

But it works well the 2nd time, so it's not really an issue

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I think the gaiden is acheived if you complete one of the maps in a few amount of turns, i can't remember how i got it.

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"the gaiden"? Which gaiden?

Also, the chapter 12 is possibly caused because you didn't patch right. While playing press "A" on the map and then go to Status, check to see who is the leader. If the leader is Anakin, you're good to go, if it's Siegfried, that means you didn't get to chapter 11 right (which you're supposed to do by restarting the interlude and then continuing from there).

So far the things I have to fix:

1) Change "6" heroes in Prologue to "8" heroes

2) Fix DS Battle BG hack (consists of multiple things)

3) Fix Shon's class description ("Squire")

4) Make it so Anakin can seize chapter 11 (the chapter is still beatable by just waiting on the gate)

Should be done by the weekend, once semester exams are through...

I think the gaiden is acheived if you complete one of the maps in a few amount of turns, i can't remember how i got it.

Chapter 7x is acquired this way, the other gaiden has some special requirements, if anyone wants it spoiled then I'll put it in a spoiler...

Edited by Luffy

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"the gaiden"? Which gaiden?

oops, I mean the gaidens...

The other gaiden is 13x, right ?

There is a link with Logan( and Stephanie(?)), I think.

Do you must kill the boss with him ?

And I think it is supposed to have a secret shop but doesn't find it yet...

Anyway, thanks for this hack, the story is interesting and the custom music are all cool and well chosen.

It makes a lot of questions but I just want to enjoy it at the fullest

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Chapter 7x is acquired this way, the other gaiden has some special requirements, if anyone wants it spoiled then I'll put it in a spoiler...

I'd like to know please.

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There is no chapter 13x. I took out that gaiden. However, there will be plenty of others, all in due time.

Chapter 5x is obtained by using the door key to instead of open the gate door, open the door to the oddly empty room in chapter 5. Then just step in there and nab a talisman and you'll also qualify for Chapter 5x, a very tough chapter. XP

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I have finished it but I haven't done the gaiden.

How do you go to the gaiden ?

When I've begun the Ch12(Legendary Mercenaries,The game freezes just before the messenger go away (no screenshot, sorry).

But it works well the 2nd time, so it's not really an issue

Patch the 3.0 version

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So I'm playing on Hard Mode, and when I reach Chapter 7 and the battle prep menu first becomes available, I can't field any units. Not even Siegfried. I can start the map by going to Check Map -> Press Start, but I can't just press start from the pick units screen. Starting the map makes me attempt a Cia solo, which ends miserably. I'm pretty sure this has something to do with hard mode, which makes me think that I patched it wrong (although the only other error I can see is that I'm pretty sure Althares has Matthew's description).

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I'd rather not have to restart on Normal Mode >_>

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This is a glitch I haven't gotten to fixing. Today I am going to do my homework for this week in advance so I can work on fixing some problems in this hack. I'll make a fixed patch and you'll have to transfer your current save to a new ROM with the fixed patch or use some other method to get your problem fixed and continue your game from where you left off.

However I need a savestate of your game right where the glitch occurs before I can test for this glitch and fix it. I know of all the other problems thankfully so I'll fix those too in the next patch.

Sorry for the problems, if you get me a savestate I should be able to fix it and get a fixed patch out by Wednesday. Thanks.

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Thanks, I'll edit this post/reply when I've gotten the patch (or bad news that I [A] couldn't fix it or didn't have the time to fix it).

EDIT: I took out a few minutes, the savestate worked (thanks a ton for it), I saw the glitch, and I found the problem. However I don't have time to make a patch right now and I also would like to fix the other problems with the game that I am aware of before I make a new release.

If you don't like to wait and know anything about hex editing, you can go to CA13CC, CA14D0, and CA14D4 in your hex editor and change the "B0" there to a "C0", then save your ROM in the hex editor, which will fix the problem. Otherwise I need to fix the DS Version glitches amongst other small things, sorry.

Edited by Luffy

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Alright, sounds good.

Edit: I'm pretty sure the 7x starting locations are in the wrong spot. >_> Not a big deal though

Edited by Paperblade

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...Dang hard mode.

Well sorry for the troubles, I'm not a professional video game makerI'll fix them all soon... hopefully. T_T

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Hey Blazer!(You sure get around) I hope to be playing this hack soon, and I have high expectations, I hope its as good as it seems to be from all the hype.

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Eh don't get too excited or you might be disappointed.

I'm not sure what you mean by "You sure get around" either.

In any case you'd best wait for me to finish stupid HW and make a fix patch before playing the game so you hopefully won't have to deal with bugs and glitches...

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