Harvest Moon: A Proud Life v1.0 Release

I’m proud to announce that I’ve completed all dialog review/edits for the lesbian variant pf the Proud Life mod.

With this, I’ve compiled a brand new build, dubbed v1.0.

I’ve also begun the process of submitting the mod to romhacking.net, so that should be live within the coming days assuming everything goes as planned.


The only aspect that I might address for the lesbian mod would be the demo video that plays if you stay idle on the title screen. Currently the mod uses one of the demo videos from the Japanese release of Another Wonderful Life. This video has a few discrepancies when compared against actual gameplay.

  1. Japanese button text
  2. Some animations don’t match up (i.e. bouncy ponytail)
  3. Shows a missing feature (i.e. dog training)

Also, now that the mod has reached ‘Release’ status, I’m gonna be doing some more searching for an artist to help design cover art for the mod.

If you know of anyone who would be interested in helping design some faux cover art for use in emulators like Dolphin, please let me know either on Twitter or via email.

Tutorial: How to Use xDelta Patches

Introduction

For any releases of the Proud Life mod, I’ve decided to use xDelta patches.

These patches work by creating a comparison of what was changed between an original dumped ISO and the modded ISO, and only saving the changed bits.

Requirements

To use the mod from an xDelta patch, you’ll need:

  • A dumped ISO of the game you want to mod
    • Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life for the lesbian mod
      • md5 = 1b25d35660f163ebdc97165708b22f94
    • Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life for the gay mod
      • md5 = af4bc131320ca06ab198202db78f3b06
  • xDeltaUI (Windows) or MultiPatch (macOS)
  • One of the patches from the Downloads page

Applying an xDelta Patch

Applying a patch to your dumped game is fairly trivial.

1. Launch xDeltaUI or MultiPatch
2. Select your patch (.xdelta file), source file (dumped .iso file), and where you’d like to put the output (patched) file.

3. Hit the “Patch” button and voila!

Congrats! You now have a working copy of Harvest Moon: A Proud Life (or Another Proud Life)!

Poll: Which version of the mod are you most excited for?

Thus far, I’ve been working on both A Proud Life and Another Proud Life fairly equally.

As I continue my work on the mod, and focus in on certain aspects (e.g. dialogue), I found it would be best if I work on one game at a time.

This doesn’t mean that I’m abandoning either game, it’s just that I’d like to polish off one of the mods, then polish off the other.

I’m currently leaning towards Another Proud Life for a couple reasons.

  1. Dialogue: It’s easier to replace text with shorter words (e.g. replacing “she” with “he” in any dialogue where the main character is referred to).
  2. Textures: I also am able to edit at least the outfit textures, since those aren’t hidden in a clz archive.

As always, any input is appreciated.

Harvest Moon – A Proud Life Alpha Patches

For anyone wanting to contribute help to my mod project, I will be creating patches whenever I make changes to my disc files.

To apply the patches, you’ll need a retail iso of the game you wish to patch (NTSC USA region).

  • Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life for lesbian female mod
  • Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life for gay male mod

You should be able to apply the patches using xDeltaUI (Windows) or MultiPatch (macOS), selecting your original ISO, and then selecting the appropriate patch.

NOTE: These are nightly/alpha patches intended for development use. They are being made as I create changes and should not be treated as a reflection of the final mod.

Current progress as of August 19, 2017:

  • Swapped assets2 and map icon textures for female/male face icon
  • Swapped female/male dreaming animations
  • Swapped male/female outfit textures

Download Here