Case in point: the animosity in the FFVIII hacking scene re: The Reunion vs. Satsuki’s overhauls vs. 7th Heaven and New Threat. It’s incredible how, after all this time and effort and talent poured into the games, there’s just no way for a definitive all-in-one patch or mod manager to happen. It’s not even that bad in longer-lived hacking scenes like those for Morrowind or even classic Doom.
Re: DDS, though, a lot of the problem stems from that hacker being an alt-right chud who predictably shows his ass. I wish he wasn’t by far the most active SNES hacker since his regular translator, Tom, clearly doesn’t share those politics and even worked with Near on Bahamut Lagoon recently.
Thing is, none of this shows in Bushi’s patch at all. It’s been excellent to read and use so far, and the game’s definitely heavier on story than any Game Freak game of that vintage, so it’s much appreciated.