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FInal Fantasy IX ATB Gauge SpeedUp

Hack of Final Fantasy IX


These patches makes the ATB gauge move faster. Please consult the readme file for more information.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • SLUS-01251 (Final Fantasy IX Disc 1)
  • SLUS-01295 (Final Fantasy IX Disc 2)
  • SLUS-01296 (Final Fantasy IX Disc 3)
  • SLUS-01297 (Final Fantasy IX Disc 4)




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User Review Information

Not as bad as you've been led to believe.

Reviewed By: jmd6488 on 02 Aug 2020

So after reading the only review for this hack, I just HAD to try it out. FF9 is one of my favorites, but the battle speed has always been a major turnoff for me.

So I went into this expecting disappointment and regrets…

And guess what? This romhack does not override the battle speed slider. See, it only brings the ATB speed to be in line with FF7 and 8. Do you feel things are too fast with the speed setting at 50? You can lower it. Want things to be crazy fast? Raise it to 100.

The big mislead in the previous review was that this romhack somehow broke the speed controls and you were forever stuck with the new setting, when in fact it just modernized the speeds a bit. And, as I said earlier, you CAN change the speed, up and down, from the configuration menu.

The other issue that needs to be cleared up is NO, this romhack does not break your game if you play battles in Wait mode. Mechanics have not been touched, just a slight increase in speed. So even with “craaaazy fast” ATB speeds, the rule of Wait mode will still apply.

If things like Doom status are causing you grief, I say again, you can lower the ATB speed.

At the end of the day, I would say: yes, download this hack if you want a more fluid experience with FF9. I realize you could always play the PC version, but that can be a real space hog fully modded. And it doesn’t look that much more amazing than the PSX version.

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
Not as bad as you've been led to believe.jmd648802 Aug 20201.0Yes
Great Idea in Theory....Pretty Terrible in Practicemagictrufflez27 Mar 20161.0No