(Sorry for accidentally posting this in the regular other three kingdoms game section first.)
As of now, a battle and menu system that resembles DoaE exists for VX Ace. An algorithm for rations use exists and actively works and can be edited at will. Unified party level exists but can be disabled for individual generals to gain exp separately. Damage algorithm exists and can be changed at will.
I plan to release a DoaE style VX Ace starter pack in the coming months. I still need things to make this happen. There is where the interested come in.
1. I need the NES sprites in VX Ace characacter sheet format. These include DoaE 1 and 2 character sprites.
2. I need tile sets for DoaE 1 and 2.
3. I need looped music from DoaE 1 and 2, OOG format.
4. I need the DoAE 2 faces in VX ace format. I already did the DoaE1 faces and assigned them all to generals.
Once I have these things, I'll release a pack and the general community can freely make games with far less limitations than rom hacking. Want to add Suikoden runes? There's a script for that. Want materia? Why not? Alchemy. Sure. Different party limits? Okay.
I can rip the sprites myself and arrange them, however; I'd rather use my time to flesh out all of the buildings, shops, ect for people to use as a template for DoaE. I'd rather set up battles at gates and towns for the starter pack that the user can study, then freely delete. I'd also like to take the NES sprites when finished, and convert them with NES recolor additions for variety, and then make SNEs quality sprites out of them with a wider color palette, highlights, shading, and outlines. That's a time consuming process that will be on me when the time comes. Please, if you're able, help make this a thing. The hard parts already done thanks to a Ruby coder being paid to craft the battle system and menu for me, and I'm going to allow free use of it!
I'd be great to see a DoaE moder like Sonic Penguin take interest in this user friendly system and lend his artistic portrait talents to expanding resources. Just saying.
Pictures are from during development, too lazy to take finished ones at the moment. The windows they display can be any color, solid, or translucent. Text can be any color as well.