It's done, so check it out! I'm not trying to be modest: I really believe everybody should jump ship and never look back at the original
Since I really love hearing from others what they like and don't like, I'm making a thread here, too.
Want to shout out some thanks to Disch for helping out with some code, ZzonkMiles for the Int Patch, PinkPuff for all the groundwork, Ralph for making that Let's Play (link is on the download page), and all the other playtesters!
"Having a blast!"
"Lots of fun. You've actually got me inspired to work a bit more on my Mod of Balance"
- Jeff Ludwig
" It was amazing! You did an incredible job. Love the new dungeons, the balance, everything."
"Superb and fun hack so far!"
"I've been playing a little and really like it so far."
"Enjoying the game alot!"
"He really tightened up the gameplay, though at the expense of actually loosening up those graphics."
Edit: Here's a link to a walkthrough.http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/522595-final-fantasy/72983108
Edit: Here's a list of what the spells do:
Level 1 spells:
Fire = Deal a lot of fire damage to one enemy.
Bolt = Deal a modest amount of lightning damage to all enemies.
Slep = Put your enemies to sleep. This spell can be resisted.
Bind= Lower the evasion of enemies, making them easier to hit with weapons.
Cure = Heal about fifty hit points.
Holy= Deal a lot of holy damage to all undead enemies (like zombies and skeletons).
Invs = Increase the evasion of your party members. Good for long fights.
Wake = This spell will take away any paralyze and sleep effects from party members.
Level 2 spells:
Ice = Damage all enemies with ice. Does more damage than Bolt.
Aero=A lot of wind damage to one enemy, more than Fire.
Blnd=All enemies will go blind, making it harder for them to hit you.
Pois= Poison all your enemies, which will sap away their hit points at 10% a turn.
Heal =Heal about fifty hit points for the whole party.
Will= Reduce the chance of afflictions (like Stun, Sleep and Poison) to your party.
Shld = Raise the armor rating of your whole party. Great with Invs.
Purg= Takes away poison and stun effects from your party.
Level 3 spells:
Fir2 = Deadlier version of Fire
Blt2= Deadlier version of Bolt
Tmpr = Makes the members of your party hit harder. Great for long battles.
Chrm= Makes enemies fight for your. Can be resisted.
Cur2= Heals around 100 hit points.
Hly2 = A stronger version of Holy.
Slow= Makes opponents only hit once.
Clns= Removes all afflictions from your party.
HEL2: Heals everybody for quite a bit
SHEL: Defends party against elemental spells
BLNK: One member increases evasion a lot.
LIFE: Revives party member to 1 hp out of battle. Damages one undead in combat.
ICE2: Ice damage to all enemies
COMT: A lot of dark damage to one enemy
HSTE: Double attacks for party member
BIO: Poisons and sleeps all enemies
CUR3: Heal a lot of hitpoints for one party member
HLY3: Damage all undead for a lot.
MUTE: Silence all enemies
SOFT: Remove stone out of battle, petrify one opponent in combat
FIR3: Deal a lot of fire damage to one enemy
BLT3: Deal a lot of electric damage to all enemies
STOP: Paralyze one enemy
WARP: Teleport back one story out of battle, lower morale of one enemy in combat
HEL3: Heal a lot of hit points for all party members
WALL: Defend against all magic for party
CHKR: Fully heal and cleanse caster
EXIT: Exit dungeon out of battle, lower morale of all enemies in combat
ICE3: A lot of ice damage to all enemies
DARK: A lot of dark damage to single enemy.
TPR2: Increase attack damage of one party member
GLXY: Paralyze and sleep all enemies
CUR4: Fully heal and cleanse party member.
HLY4: Deal massive damage to all undead
IVS2: Greatly increase invasion for whole party
HEX: Poison, blind, sleep and mute all enemies
QAKE: Deal a lot of earth damage to all enemies
TNDO: Deal massive air damage to one enemy
DETH: Terminate one enemy
HST2: Whole party doubles attacks
HEL4: Fully heal and cleanse the whole party
PERL: Massive holy damage to all enemies
SLD2: Greatly increase armor for whole party
LIF2: Fully heal dead party member out of battle, deal massive damage to one undead in battle.
FLAR: Massive non-elemental damage to one enemy
MTEO: Massive dark damage to all enemies
XZON: Terminate all enemies
TPR3: Massively increase attack power of one party member.