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Author Topic: Other Final Fantasy IV (SNES) & Final Fantasy VI (SNES) hack recommendations  (Read 996 times)

John Enigma

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Aside from Rodimus Prime's Namingway Edition for Final Fantasy IV, and Ted Woolsey's Uncensored Edition foe Final Fantasy VI, what other similar hacks would you recommend me, or at least come close to these respective two?

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Awful Fantasy 3 is the only Final Fantasy VI hack worth playing.

chillyfeez

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Similar/close in what way?

By which I mean, I could recommend some fun ffiv projects to check out, but aside from being hacks of ffiv, they aren't very similar to Namingway.

Namingway Edition uses Project II as its base, or, more appropriately, is an offshoot of the original concept of Project II.

Also using PII as its base is FFIV Ultima. Ultima is essentially the same script as PII, but adds a great deal of new content (weapons, bosses, a bonus dungeon, I think?).

You could also check out Unprecedented Crisis, which was created by pinkpuff, who created FF4kster, the tool that essentially made all of the above possible. UC was created as a showcase for the abilities of FF4kster as an editor, but is also a pretty cool hack in its own right. Thus far, this has all been a bit shameless, as I had a hand in creating all of these (talk to the teachers in the training room in UC - one is named after me  :laugh: )

Then there are the randomizers...
I had nothing to do with these, and I've never played either, tbh, but my understanding is that the hacking is genuine next level sh*t.
The Lunarian Shuffle and Free Enterprise. Neither one is hosted on RHDN, but the links here will take you to their respective sites, which should give you a good explanation of what they are.
« Last Edit: October 07, 2019, 09:26:01 pm by chillyfeez »
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Excuse my shameless self-promotion.

FFIV Playable Golbez Edition
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/850/

FFVI General Leo Edition
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1619/

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Hey Fedorajoe, unrelated to the topic, but I'm about to start your recent Phantasy Star III General Improvement hack, and the first thing I noticed was that my patched ROM does not match your "Patch Applied CRC32: B12B1029"... is that a typo? My ROM (C6B42B0F), and after patching it's (B846B64A).
« Last Edit: October 12, 2019, 10:48:59 pm by Special »

Isao Kronos

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http://www.romhacking.net/utilities/342/ is something i've had to dig out a few times for Genesis stuff.

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That utility says the Checksum is OK, so I don't that's it, his other similar hacks for PSII and IV also suggest a "may need to fix checksum with FixCheckSum.exe" but even when you don't the CRC32's DO match after patching.

I'm guessing what's on the project page/his readme are typos on his part... It's not the first time he's done this also, when patching my stuff I'm always looking closely at this sort of stuff.

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FFVI Brave New World is recommended. I did a small storyline hack for FFVI called "Divergent Paths" which re-arranges the 3-scenarios portion of the game to give equal time to each scenario.

Isao Kronos

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BNW isn't what the OP is looking for, though.

lexluthermiester

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BNW isn't what the OP is looking for, though.
I have to agree here. FF6-BNW while a great mod is a very difficult one.

Return of the Dark Sorcerer was a good one and was about on par with OG FF6(3 US) in the difficulty area;
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2207/

Final Fantasy VI - The Eternal Crystals was also a good one and again, similar difficulty;
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/431/

Give these a try and see if you like them!

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Also not what the OP is looking for. They specifically mention vanilla enhancement patches.

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My shameless self-promotion, but it fits your vanilla enhancement hacks description:

Final Fantasy IV - Ultima should suit your needs! :)
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4134/

It started out as just that, a vanilla enhancement with extras, but as time went on and as I updated the hack, more and more things have been added to it. However, if you stay on your path and don't go adventuring for side-quests, the vanilla portion of the hack still plays fairly like it originally did ... albeit enhanced. ;)

So, here you go! Hope you'll enjoy the hack and feel free to reach out with any questions or comments! :)
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4134/

Cheers!! :beer: :thumbsup:
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