Since we have a subforum for game editing data, it makes sense to copy my findings here. Obviously, these are all for the SNES version of Romance of the Three Kingdoms 2
Here are the recruitment charts: http://pastebin.com/tGBtmfMh
-- keep in mind that some of them are autojoiners (i.e. they join a force automatically if a specific general (usually their father) is alive and serving a force.)
Here's a chart of when each officer becomes active: http://pastebin.com/C4Zq8zdu
-- any officer not listed is active from the start of every scenario they show up in.
Here's the list of autojoiners: http://pastebin.com/4rd8VKy5
Here's the list of officers by the game's internal order: http://pastebin.com/VjDfFAb4
Codes for changing the year are 7EE007xx and 7EE006xx, where xx is the year in hexadecimal. Yes, the first one will be 00 unless you're setting the year to 256 AD or later.
The first chunk of officer data is from to 17D74 to 19BBD. It has twenty-two columns, as such:
1: The date that officers either autojoin or can be searched for. FF means that either the officer isn't in the scenario, starts on a force, or can be searched for at the start.
2: Family data
3-8: Starting provinces in scenarios 1-6 respectively.
9-10: Internal officer #. There are 350+ officers, so it takes two bytes.
11: Unknown; I haven't nailed this down completely, but it's FF for people who aren't in the scenario. I thought it was the slot the officer fills, but there are too many inconsistencies.
12: Title used for the officer. See below!
13-14: Similar to 11-12, but for scenario 2.
15-16: Similar to 11-12, but for scenario 3.
17-18: Similar to 11-12, but for scenario 4.
19-20: Similar to 11-12, but for scenario 5.
21-22: Similar to 11-12, but for scenario 6.
I'm not positive on *all* the titles bytes, but here's what I have:
1: Not sure. It's a disparate group (~70 officers in scenario 1, including Cao Pi, Chen Ying, Fu Tong, Gongun Yuan, Guan Xing, Ma Liang, Sima Zhao, Wu Ban, and Zhou Fang) united only by how none of them are obtainable at the start of the scenario. Thing is, some officers that don't show up at first (such as Yi Ji and Xu Sheng) are NOT in that group.
2: Unknown and obscure. It's only used by a few minor officers.
4: Governor (includes rulers)
8: Similar to byte 1, this is a varied group that makes little sense.
10: Governor (includes rulers)
20: Officer is searchable (I *think*)
Presumably, bits 4 and 10 cover two different things, but they only seem to show up together...
is a list of all the officers with the 1-byte activated.
The list of starting loyalties is from 11E38 to 12677. It contains six columns, one for each scenario. Loyalties of FF mean that said officer isn't originally active. Loyalties of 00 mean that said officer is hidden, and loyalties of 64 mean that said officer is either a ruler or at maximum loyalty.
The main officer stats (Int, War, Charm) are found from 132D8 to 136F7.
NOTE: This bit was found first by Marsil, but I'm including it for completeness (and because I extrapolated form it somewhat).
As Marsil pointed out quite some time ago, there's another block of officer data from 12678 to 132D7. It has nine values:
1: Overall loyalty
2: Unknown yet; see below.
3: Expansionism or activity; see below.
4: Compatibility; see below.
7: Birthdate, almost; see below.
8-9: Face values (uniques ALWAYS have 00 for the second byte, and nonuniques ALWAYS have 80+ for the second byte).
The third byte may refer either to how much computers expand or merely how often they give orders. http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/2725
... forall.png shows what happens after five years with everyone set to FF (note that the highest normal value is Cao Cao at 63), http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/5739/rotk263forall.png
is what happens after five years when you set everyone to 63, and http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/6765
... forall.png is what happens after five years when you set everyone to 01.
You know, if you set everyone to 63 or FF, that may count as a hard mode. For reference, here's a list of scenario 1 ruler activity/expansionism values:
63 Cao Cao
5F Dong Zhuo
5A Sun Jian
56 Ma Teng
55 Liu Bei
51 Yuan Shu
50 Yuan Shao
45 Gongsun Zan
38 Hain Fu
32 Tao Quian
2F Wang Lang
2A Kong Rong
21 Liu Yong
1E Liu Yan (1)
19 Liu Biao
For the compatibility byte, it does NOT depend on how large it is; instead, officers are most compatible with rulers close to their value. For reference:
1 Cao Cao, etc.
5 Kong Rong
10 Yang Feng
15 Gongsun Yuan
20 Wang Lang
30 Jin Xuan
30 Liu Biao
35 Meng Huo
40 Yuan Shao
40 Zhao Fan
45 Lu Bu
45 Ma Teng
50 Liu Bei
60 Dong Zhuo
60 Gongsun Zan
60 Li Jue
60 Tao Quian
75 Liu yan, etc.
75 Yuan Shu
75 Liu Du
75 Han Xuan
80 Liu Yong
80 Zhang Lu
90 Hain Fu
100 Sun Jian, etc.
Birthdates are close, but off by one. Cao Rui, for example, is born in 204 in-game, but has a value of CD (205). Similarly, everyone else also has a birthdate one above what they SHOULD have.
Finally, we still don't know what value #2 does. it's very similar to charm values, though; top ten are Liu Bei, Zhou Yu, Zhuge Liang, Pang Tong, Guan Yu, Lu Xun, Sun Ce, Ma Teng, Liu Yan (ruler), and Zhao Yun, while the bottom ten are Lu Bu, Gongsun Yuan, Ahui Nan, Han Xuan, Sun Yi, Mi Fang, Jinhuan Jie, Zhu Bao, Yang Qiu, and Cao Bao.
(more info coming, we don't need a huge post...)
Unless I specifically say otherwise, assume I am talking about historical Three Kingdoms, and not the novel.