Thursday, April 17, 2014

Greetings true believers!

Today we bring you another progress update on RC8, which we know has been a long time coming,
we found it vital that we have an in-house tool for documentation and labeling of the different areas of the game that are being worked on.
That tool has been finished and work has resumed on RC8!

We're still offering the SNES Pi's for purchase! Just send an e-mail to: enhasaorders@gmail.com to get the process started!

Thank you for staying with us and being such loyal fans!

Share and enjoy!
~Giro

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Just another FYI!

Greetings True Believers!

We have the list out, look to your right. You know, right there ------>

We will continue to add to this list as YOU the players send us reports of what works and what doesn't work!
Together we can populate this list!

Edit: You can do 1 of 2 things to get your info into the list, either e-mail a quick write up to enhasaorders@gmail.com with the basics, what hardware you're playing it on, what software you're playing it on, and what issues you run into. OR You can comment to this with the same above information.

Share and Enjoy!
~Giro

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Insightful post about testing procedures and another information update!

Greetings true believers!

I’m bringing you an insightful post about our testing procedures for releases and explanations of why we do things a certain way. Now some of this may be filled with techno-babble, but that it is to be expected, we’re a group of nerds who love the Chrono Trigger.

-What we use to test-
Our releases are put through A FULL PLAY THROUGH RUN BEFORE RELEASES, these are done through 2 main platforms, and are done through SNES9x variants. We play through on a PSP and on the SNES Pi “master testing unit”.

-Why we use SNES9x and not ZSNES any more (for testing purposes)-
Back in the early stages of Flames of Eternity when we were just getting things started and rolling, we play tested using ZSNES, which although it is an awesome emulator, it is not the best for play testing. There are 2 reasons why we switched over to SNES9x for testing.
   1) Originally the ROM was not expanded properly and was not useable on ANY OTHER EMULATOR other than ZSNES
   2) SNES9x is the most ported SNES emulator on the Internets, YOU CAN FIND IT ON EVERYTHING (except for babies, you can’t play it on a baby).

-Why ZSNES is included in every CTM update released instead of SNES9x-
CTM or the Chrono Trigger MusiCompanion is the sister project of Flames of Eternity, and developed at the same time, with the function of replacing the ENTIRE SOUND TRACK with MP3 quality music, by reading RAM calls made during game play for music and sound effects, then muting the SNES produced sound while playing the assigned and preconfigured music and sound effect tracks on cue, seamlessly while the game is being played through ZSNES and do this without affecting emulator performance. This is also why the CTM packages are so big, you’re downloading the entire soundtrack that we have included with the game, so instead of the usual 6MB SMC file, you’re downloading a 100MB+ package so that you get the full effect of modern music and sound with retro game play.

-How we test each release-
Each release is subjected to a complete play through on both the PSP and the SNES Pi from start to finish in SNES9x. We test EVERYTHING, every side-quest, every area we can get to, every trick we can do, and every ending we can access. We TRY TO BREAK THE GAME with every release, we play with the intention of trying to make it so that it won’t be release worthy.
-We use the same game save for EVERY testing play-through-
We do this because it brings ALL of the New Game + features to us right from the start. We are then able to play through more quickly, and touch upon everything quicker. It cuts down the testing time from a month on a fresh game to a week with the ‘uber save game’.

-Why we only test on 2 devices-
Honestly, if we tested on EVERY port of SNES9x on EVERY device available, we would not be able to get any releases out. As stated before, if the game works on one version of SNES9x, it theoretically will work on EVERY version of SNES9x. Though since SNES9x is open source and ported to many different devices, with many slight variations in code, not every version of the emulator will be exactly the same. We use the SNES Pi for testing because we offer these for purchase (You pay for the price of the hardware, the shipping, and the time spent configuring each device [more advanced configurations take more time –i.e. XBMC]; we do not charge for the software) and we use the PSP as that is a portable device and we can play any where.

-Proposed device compatibility list for the future-
We will start compiling a compatibility report list for future releases, so that you will be able to just look at the list and see if your version of SNES9x (and hardware) are compatible with the current release. This will take participation from you as well! Smile
Now, if you want to purchase an SNES Pi, we have these available (with many customization options), just shoot an e-mail to: enhasaorders@gmail.com to get the process started!

Work on RC8 continues! We have had to remove the “Champagne Room” from the gambling mini-game portion of the game to secure more areas. The Champagne Room offered nothing more than a place to waste time and consume game space that we desperately needed else where (Like in 2305AD!)

Please continue to stay tuned for further updates!

Share and Enjoy!
~Giro

Monday, February 3, 2014

More information updates!

Greetings True Believers!

This is just another informational update, we've managed to free up enough areas to complete the 2305 Expanded OverWorld! :)

Which means that you will FINALLY be able to fully explore 2305 AD, that lush green area that you were never able to fully experience before! With this expansion comes a BRAND SPANKING NEW SIDE QUEST!

We haven't forgotten you, we're still working on things! :) All good things come to those who wait! :)

We're still offering SNES Pi's for order! :) E-mail: enhasaorders@gmail.com to get the process started if you're interested! :)

Share and Enjoy!
~Giro

Monday, January 20, 2014

Another Informative Update!

Greetings True Believers!

This evening brings us another progress update! Migration to our private cloud storage is complete and updates to RC-8 are still underway!

Keep your eyes peeled! Smile
We’re also still offering the SNES Pi’s! Just shoot an e-mail to: enhasaorders@gmail.com to get the process started!

Share and Enjoy!
~Giro

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Progress update!

Greetings true believers!

We are bringing you an informative update today. We are currently working on RC-8, this is going to be a major update to things under the hood of the game. We are consolidating areas and making new areas for more 2305  locations!

We are also in the process of moving our working documents to some new and personally maintained cloud storage (this is for private use, so no you can't get access to our documents.)

We're still offering the SNES Pis for sale! We do have a question for you, would you like us to make some educational Pi videos to show you how to transfer games to your Pi? Leave us a comment!

Share and enjoy!
~Giro

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

2305 Overworld Demo take 2!

Greetings true believers!

So, today, I bring you the second take of the 2305 Expanded Overworld demo. Apparently I had a camera malfunction the first time. For that, I apologize!

Look! No stopping and no ear torture!
This is running on the test Pi that we used to test different SNES Pi builds on. Smile

Share and enjoy!
~Giro

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

SNES Pi updates! More awesome information!

Greetings true believers!

This is an informational update that we bring you today! We're still offering the SNES Pi's with Chrono Trigger: Flames of Eternity on them. We're also expanding what you can have done with your SNES Pi at the time that you order it! :)

You now have the option of having additional SNES games loaded onto your SNES Pi! (At the cost of 0.50 per game!) Also you have the option of having XBMC (Xbox Media Center) added onto your Pi installation as well ( At the cost of $10). Thus you'll be able to turn your SNES Pi into an all in one game system and streaming box! (XBMC control is done through a smart phone app available on the Google PlayStore.)

What does it all mean?? Well, you'll be able to play Flames of Eternity, and other SNES games that you request, and play your movies, music, and tv shows all through your SNES Pi!

We didn't offer these options earlier because we had to fine tune and configure our test Pi. (This includes some configuring in Linux which isn't easy at all. Trust us on this.)
We also do international shipping - Another FYI!

So, if all of this sounds very interesting to you, and you would like to order one, shoot an email to: enhasaorders@gmail.com to get the process started! :D

(We'll send you a list of games to choose from! )

All bug reports should be emailed to: enhasaenhancements@gmail.com, please include a description of your find, a screen shot of the bug, and a snapshot from your emulator too!

We're also in talks to get officially endorsed SNES reproduction cartridges going as well. Stay tuned!

Share and Enjoy!
~Giro

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

SNES Pi running Flames of Eternity!

Greetings true believers!

Today I bring you footage that I have shot with the help of my young assistant (he’s 7 and LOVES Chrono Trigger). The first video is of our SNES Pi testing unit and showing you that it is controlled via the controller, Smile and that the Pi’s run Flames of Eternity at full speed!

Initial Start up and Intro!

And lastly, we have a short video showing off the expanded 2305 Overworld map (we’ve also included the Mall Easter Egg. We think its awesome!) Don’t mind the voice overs.. >_> The focus is the game anyway! Open-mouthed smile

The easter egg in the mall! :D

Share and enjoy!
~Giro

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

CTM Update! Hear the difference!

Greetings true believers!

Today brings the release of the updated CTM package for Chrono Trigger: Flames of Eternity! Go ahead and grab your copy from here! This is the most recent update to the full Flames of Eternity experience!

We are still taking orders for SNES Pi’s, so that you can get Flames of Eternity pumped directly INTO YOUR TV! If you’re interested, shoot an e-mail to: enhasaorders@gmail.com!

Share and Enjoy!
~Giro