I've been dragging my feet on this, but:
I made an artmoney table to make it easier to rip stuff from it (you can pause the game and cycle through the frames using Animget).
It can also get you all their effects, their portraits, and other stuff (with some effort). It should also let you turn off the music. I also have one for trying to get BG stuff, but I haven't fully tested it yet. It should work without having to apply an offset, but if it doesn't, try searching for the value for P1 character. You'll know you've found it when the value doesn't change, but the character portrait briefly changes when you try to change the value (gonna have to see if there's something easier).
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