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P4G Nightmare Mod Difficulty

A Mod for Persona 4 Golden (PC)

Updates

Version 1.65 BETA 7d
  • Tweak Hot Lightning now hits all targets as well as draining HP and SP
  • Adjustment Final Boss first form HP is nerfed from 60000 to 25000
  • BugFix Fix Bug Endless Fight Hollow Forest first boss can't progress after crossing the threshold
  • BugFix Fix Bug Freeze Shadow Kanji after he casts Mazio attack
Shadow Kanji will no longer freeze the game after he casts Mazio.

The Hollow Forest First boss can never progress to the second boss in previous patch. This patch fixed that issue.
Version 1.65 STABLE 7d Tweak Adjustment Version 1.6 BETA 8d Adjustment8 Tweak BugFix4 Removal Version 1.6 STABLE 8d Adjustment8 Tweak Version 1.5 BETA 9d Adjustment4 Tweak3 BugFix2
MOD FEATURES

1. Shadows' HP and SP will now scale the more you advance through higher floors and the next dungeons.
2. Personas and Shadows' Affinities and Attributes are now different than vanilla 100% making you unable to rely on official wiki anymore.
3. Shadows' Statuses like STR, MAG, END, AGI, and LUK have been increased drastically.
4. Party members' Persona can now learn skill up to level 99
5. MC's Persona can now learn skills up to level 99 and will learn 10-16 skills.
6. Item effects have been reworked. Example: Tiny Soul tomato which restores 20 SP is now 40 SP.
7. All existing skills will no longer retain their original effect and have been reworked. (Attack type)
8. Added more than 50 custom skills.
9. EXP and Money drop significantly increased.
10. Starting from Level 50, EXP threshold for the next level is increased
11. Some Shadows will drop consumable items like Snuff Soul, etc.

PRO TIP WHEN USING MY NIGHTMARE MOD

1. Use the item wisely in Yukiko's castle or First dungeon.
2. Mini-boss and bosses are not to be taken lightly. You will not be able to defeat them just by over leveling them.
3. Level is irrelevant in this mod. Just because you are above 10-20 from the enemy doesn't mean you will be safe 100% during battle. Anything can happen.
4. It is not possible to completely negate everything a boss can do.
7. Shadows use many new custom skills, be very careful against new foes!
8. STRATEGY IS VERY IMPORTANT. DO NOT MESS UP YOUR TURN COUNT
9. Just like Uchiha Itachi quote; There are no skills that don't have side effects. Many new powerful skills have severe side effects like high cost or buffing an enemy. Nothing is OP anymore
10. Persona and Shadow can now resist a damage type they say they are weak to or take lots of damage from something they resist. As for why, figure it out yourself :). It opens up many interesting and tactical situations.
11. For Party Members' Social link, do not focus just one. The goal of this mod is to spread the social link rank evenly. 

NOTE: THIS MOD IS DESIGNED FOR NEW GAME FRESH. A new game + mod will be in the separate section and will not be combined from this. I have a potential name for new game + mod, it will be named "Lost in the Fog" difficulty mod

CREDIT

And finally, I would like to give credit to:

Blacklight for teaching me how to mod and because of him, I become what I am now.
TGE, Shrinefox for providing such magnificent Amicitia tools, template.
And many modders who helped me when I was in confusion whom I can't mention one by one.

KNOWN ISSUES

1. The skill text description is still messy, I will fix this later, focusing on other things first.
2. When HP goes beyond 35000, the visual HP bar goes up instead of down when the enemy is being attacked, this is a visual bug, they are not absorbing the damage. If they really absorb damage, you will hear Absorb sound effect and when scanned, it will show Drain property. This bug may not be fixed permanently as it may be hardcoded.

MY PERSONAL REQUEST
"Please do not use cheat engine or anything of the like, do not use a mod to skip the intro, there won't be any fun at all if you decide to do that. To experience the mod as intended, please use Very Hard difficulty settings. I also recommend turning on the Dungeon Retry setting in the difficulty options / customization menu. This lets you retry battles like in the Tales Of series, and is very useful. I am curious about how you play through this mod, and would love to see you stream on twitch, or post videos on youtube. If you DO find something you think is OP, please report in on our discord! https://discord.gg/TreUcyK The discord is also great for communicating with other Nightmare Mode players, so please join!"

WHAT IF THERE'S A BUG?

Please email me any kind of bugs, skills that don't work as intended, etc or join my discord server for reporting any issues. :)

Email: wiselyzzz@gmail.com
Discord link: https://discord.gg/TreUcyK

LIKE MY MOD?

If you like my mod, enjoy it, and want to support me, you can donate me anytime, any amount you want in PATREON or PAYPAL. I spent tons of time making sure players are satisfied to play my mod with minimum issues and it's always free for usage.

Paypal (the donate button is below Submitter)
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HISTORY OF WHY I WANTED TO CREATE THIS NIGHTMARE MOD

Persona 4 golden is indeed an amazing RPG game. Many times I have played it and I was starting to get bored due to memorizing the same enemy, the same weaknesses, same skills, etc. There is quite a little replayability value once you finish the game unless you are trying for 100% Completion. When playing for the second time, I usually get bored in the middle of the game already. I made tons of unique and different gameplay experiences. As a result, this is what I have become and created.

TUTORIAL VIDEO HOW TO INSTALL

Requirements

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Files

  • mods_beta_22556.rar 9d insert_drive_file Version 1.5 BETA (See Update)
  • mods_stable_9e985.rar 9d insert_drive_file Version 1.5 STABLE (See Update)
  • mods_stable_2848f.rar 8d insert_drive_file Version 1.6 STABLE (See Update)
  • mods_beta_8e54d.rar 8d insert_drive_file Version 1.6 BETA (See Update)
  • mods_stable_64242.rar 6d insert_drive_file Version 1.65 STABLE (See Update)
  • mods_beta_63e4e.rar 6d insert_drive_file Version 1.65 BETA (See Update)

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Fix Nice Guy, Tough Guy, Isolated Hand High Priority access_time Oct 12 2020
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  • so P4G dark souls ok.
    also dose this mod replace a difficulty option
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    Alveraio Joined 14d ago
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    Another amazing update for one of the best mods for Persona 4 Golden, keep up the good work, my dude
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  • Hey wanted to report a bug:

    If you encounter any gold hand inside of Mitsuo's dungeon, then the game crashes with an "Application has stopped" error message. It can happen even opening a random treasure box. More specifically letting them act can crash the game. You can encounter them, but if you let them act at all, the game crashes
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    Amazingguy Joined 13d ago
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    After beating Shadow Mitsuo, I think it's fair that I give a review of this mod, highlighting the "difficulty" part. Doing low level runs of SMT games made me pretty keen on difficulty and made me want to try out this mod, and try to love it, but sadly, anything after the Tutorial fight was surprisingly easy and boring, even managing to beat Shadow Yukiko at level 16 without messing with the difficulty settings(keeping them on default Very Hard basically). I think removing the artificial difficulty would make this mod great, I understand you put work and effort into it, but making every attack/heal hit once or twice is not difficulty, Triple Cleave was already strong enough at Shadow Yosuke, with his pattern completely unchanged other than the fact that if he hits you with his Wind of Oblivion skill and downs you he will do it again and kill you (Mind you I only fought him once and I didn't see any other changes, if there are any feel free to correct me). The special attributes given to skills is a very nice idea, but some of them make no sense, I get it that this is to make Persona 4 feel more like Persona 5, by adding Kouha and Eiha, but they weren't completely necessary, again, not going to complain about that, custom skills are great and I want to see more of them. What I would do, is remove the 1 or 2 times attacks, if there's a way change the pattern some of the bosses have, such as Shadow Yosuke, or Shadow Chie(maybe even remove the "looks scornfully" message that indicates she will use Mazio), nerf Machine Gun on Chie, Nerf Tornado on Yosuke, do not make Power Charge proc on everyone(looking at you Kanji) lower the HP of some shadows by small amount or to where 1 Garu that does just a tad bit more damage would be noticeable. Also giving Ziodyne(it just feels like normal Zio, that just hits twice, because of the magic stat it deals minimal damage, so why not just replace it with Zio?) at the beginning of the game was weird. Keep in mind that Persona 4 Golden is already a much easier experience than the original Persona 4, or other SMT titles like Strange Journey for the 2DS. Do not see this as anything other than constructive criticism from a fan of SMT, I really want this mod to succeed and I understand that there might be certain limitations, thank you.

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  • I noticed that you're using the Faithful music pack in your tutorials with the mod, and yet I can't get them to work together. Specifically the BGM enhancement with the extra battle themes. I've tried merging the .bin files but I am unsure as to what exactly I am supposed to merge. I might be missing something but I've done all the instructions as done so it must be the merging part. Any pointers would be great. 

    I also agree with the guy below that Shadow Kanji seems a bit overpowered. The 200 fixed damage AOE with rage is way too difficult to deal with combined with his lackeys. What level are you supposed to be when you fight Kanji?
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    AkronGaming Joined 14d ago
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    OK, just to be clear, could you at least include what has been changed and what's new? Mainly the skills as that would be lovely.
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  • I wanted to like this mod, and at first it seemed promising, but the unbalanced, broken difficulty breaks it. It's artificial difficulty, which is NOT fun, it's bad game design. Failing to the very first tutorial fight over and over and over and over, and doing each boss over and over and over and over is not fun, it doesn't respect your time. I've made it up to Shadow Kanji and I want to quit. And I'm on normal difficulty! It's a very bad sign if I want to play it normally, and it's not even balanced on that.

    Maybe next time creator. Maybe next time.
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    Alveraio Joined 14d ago
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    Its a very nice and difficult mod, my only problem its the text errors, making hard to read all the effects thats attacks will give, but apart from that, really nice mod. Keep working and making people's life harder while playing the game :)
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  • I still can't believe that with all of this, you're making a new difficulty for NG+, and it sounds like it's going to be like 'Hell and Hell' mode from DMC5.
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    fireslayer Joined 19d ago
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    Hey, this mod is really fun.

    Is there a way to make this compatible with the P4G Ultimax mod as it would be cool to use personas added in that pack like Orpheus and Thanatos.
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