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  1. kevinfunk2003

    kevinfunk2003 Club Supporter

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    This could be a whole lot of mess, but I'll try to express my ideas here.

    1. Edit DBI directly, settle down the player attributes and team management first.
    2. Start from national teams, then club players.
    3. There's no way we can know the 13+4 attributes' algorithm and model, so what I've done is simply increase or decrease all the players in a team together. For example when I want to replace Japan with Taiwan, simply decrease all of them by 4 and do some fine-tuning in team management, then it lost to Thailand 1-6 lol.
    4. New teams like Montenegro or Gibraltar are replacements in CONCACAF zones, later I'll post my planned list to the replacement.
    5. I have no time in modding the graphics. If someone can come to help, please visit my FB page or leave a reply here.
    6. Minnow teams should get what they deserved in-game since this can greatly enhanced the difficulty to make it to World Cup.
    7. National players first then arrange or duplicate club players right in their position(?)
    8. I think there's no software now can render gifs with fading opaque values. The artificial is implemented in many UI graphics of 98 series.

    For now, that's all. Later I'll post team replacement list when I come back home.
     
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    NOTE: DO NOT REQUEST A TEAM'S COMEBACK IN MY LIST, THERE MAY OR MAY NOT BE INCLUDING A REPLACED TEAM IN THE WORLD LEAGUES INSTEAD OF NATIONAL TEAMS.

    Zone-1 CONMEBOL: Just update the rosters and team managements.

    Zone-2 OFC:
    Source Team <> Replacement
    -------------------------------------------------------
    Cook Islands <> Bhutan
    Tonga <> Laos
    Western Samoa <> New Caledonia

    The rest will have the rosters and team managements update.

    Zone-3 AFC:
    Source Team <> Replacement
    --------------------------------------------------------
    India <> Palestine
    Indonesia <> Thailand
    Japan <> Chinese Taipei
    Kazakhstan <> Korea Republic
    Macao <> Guam
    Malaysia <> Philippines
    Nepal <> Korea DPR
    Pakistan <> Afghanistan
    Philippines <> Timor-Leste
    South Korea <> India
    Sri Lanka <> Myanmar
    Chinese Taipei <> Japan
    Thailand <> Vietnam
    Vietnam <> Malaysia

    The rest will have the rosters and team managements update.

    Zone-4 UEFA: Name changed for Yugoslavia, the rest will have the rosters and team managements update.

    Zone-5 CONCACAF:
    Source Team <> Replacement
    --------------------------------------------------------
    Bahamas <> Montenegro
    Cayman Islands <> Kazakhstan
    Netherlands Antilles <> Gibraltar

    The rest will have the rosters and team managements update.

    Zone-6 CAF:
    Source Team <> Replacement
    --------------------------------------------------------
    Burundi <> Mali
    Gambia <> Cape Verde Islands

    The rest will have the rosters and team managements update.
     
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    Interesting foundings:
    D_T0817 Valstalas
    D_T0818 Elfsborg
    D_T0815 United States of America
    D_T0816 Yonskor
    D_T0813 Olympic Lyon
    D_T0814 FC Sion
    D_T0811 Olympic Lupiana
    D_T0812 AEK Athens
    D_T0809 Sparta Praha
    D_T0810 Galatasaray
    D_T0807 Lokomotiv Moscow
    D_T0808 FK Branburg
    D_T0805 Red Star Belgrade
    D_T0806 Benfica
    D_T0803 FC Porto
    D_T0804 Rosenborg
    D_T0801 Fenerbance
    D_T0802 Rapid Vienna
    D_T0799 Steaue Bucharest
    D_T0800 Vikisov

    Under .\AUDIO\INTT

    GAMT PBK files are inaudible for WC98, so my idea is to delete them all. The effect might be used when lifting the WC trophy and pronounce the team name.
     
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    ./USER/CUSPLAYER.DB uses 10FB algorithm, therefore not editable.
    ./USER/CUSTOM.DB does not, therefore we can edit all venues and then use hex editor like HxD or UltraEdit to modify the 'jersey bits'.

    Anyone can come to help this? You'll be rewarded in our credits also real profits.:bouncy:
     
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    I found this old tool that may help you: Gfxpak version 0.59. Download it here:
    http://www.milhaus.unas.cz/Editory.php

    Open file utility.txt for Starting parameters:

    ** decompress 10FB/30FB-compressed files **

    GFXPAK -decompress <source file> <destination file>

    Tested by myself and seems to work :coffe-anim:


    EA Graphics Editor is a another great tool though, it allow you to view and edit EA Graphics Files (FSH, VIV, SHPI, etc).
     
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    Starting from scratch again, this time from UEFA club teams first and also a beta 'Xmas' edition has been uploaded.
     
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    https://m.facebook.com/fifa98expansion/posts/434720533392851

    It's all done. Cost me ten years to achieve this milestone. I'd like to thank the developers of FIFA 98 Series, Chau Le for the database editor, Galah for the incredible efforts he did to make the game more closer to the reality of football in a simplistic, efficient fashion. Also TASoft and Toni Wilen for EAGraph and gfxtools. Finally, Zeus Software to make it alive again, creating nGlide and also fixing the compatibility issues. Undoubtedly there are still many to thank for, especially my family. Though one day I may lose my ground as I am standing upon, I will still check your feedback if I still have the time to do so. From now on, forget this virtual career as one man must seek what's real in real life. Goodbye, beloved Soccergaming friends, as my hardest times in life is about to come.

    Sincerely,
    - midmaestro, main database editor for the project
     
      

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