Pyriel wrote:This hard-mode patch is a PPF. It'll still work with a US image that's had the bug-fixes applied, in that PPF tools won't complain, but I'm pretty sure it won't work properly. One of the things the bug fix patcher does is resize several files, most notably UWASA1.BIN and UWASA2.BIN, which are the untranslated trade gossip. This doesn't cause the size of the patched image to differ because the original disc has several dummy sectors at the end, and the patch is able to keep the size the same by writing less padding. So long story short, the data the PPF wants to overwrite may or may not line up anymore. I don't recall offhand where UWASA1 falls on the disc, but anything after that would definitely be pushed out to a new location.
Doing it the other way around may work fine (apply hard-mode then bug-fixes). I doubt there's much overlap or fighting between hard-mode and the bug-fixes, but I won't guarantee it.
On a Japanese or European copy, only that last paragraph applies, I think. At least, I don't recall needing to resize any files on those versions.
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