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Final Fantasy VI - Ted Woolsey Uncensored Edition

Hack of Final Fantasy III


Back when Final Fantasy VI (Final Fantasy III US) was released the game was heavily toned down, censoring graphics and the like. When it was re-released for the Playstation, the graphics were uncensored but toned down script remained. Then came Final Fantasy VI Advance with a newer (though some consider drier) translation, but the color palette and music were altered for the handheld console. Others have made re-translations, such as the great work by RPGOne, Lina Darkstar, and Kwhazit.

Now this is Final Fantasy VI: Ted Woolsey Uncensored Edition. The goal was to make the SNES version uncut and to clean up the script but keep the nuance used by Woolsey in the original game’s release. Using the original Woolsey script as a basis to analyze, the entire game was looked through, line by line, using FFVI Advance, RPGOne, and Lina Darkstar to accomplish this. Recently, the game’s script was also heavily analyzed by Kwhazit and Mato (Legends of Localization). With these newer and more heavily detailed looks into the game, the script was again updated to provide a much more accurate version while still remaining true to the original game’s release.

Also used was various tools and patches to uncensor the graphics, restore Character Class names, extend spell names, rename monsters and items, and make hopefully the version of Final Fantasy VI that everyone will play.

Any bug fixes or additions that were used were chosen not for any balance changes, but to fix persistent issues in the game, as to not change the experience of the original too much. This even includes the long list used in the optional Bug-Fix versions of the game.

Additional Add-Ons are also optionally included. These tweaks bring an overall complete experience that many would say should have been in the original game to begin with.

The Music Player included with the game has been altered for compatibility with Ted Woolsey Uncensored Edition.

Please refer to the additional patches read-me for details.

Please be sure to report any issues in the forum discussion. Join in on the discussion here.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Name: Final Fantasy III (USA)
  • CRC32: A27F1C7A
  • MD5: E986575B98300F721CE27C180264D890
  • SHA-1: 4F37E4274AC3B2EA1BEDB08AA149D8FC5BB676E7



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ContributorType of contributionListed credit
Rodimus PrimalGraphicsCafe to Pub / Monster Sprites restored
Rodimus PrimalScript Editing/Revision
assassin17Original HackingVarious Bugfixes
YazooOriginal HackingOriginal Final Fantasy VI Title Screen
angelo26Original HackingRestore abilities patch
Master ZEDOriginal HackingB Button Dash Patch
LenophisOriginal HackingVarious Bug Fixes
Dr. MeatGraphicsKefka Battle Tiers
Leviathan MistOriginal HackingVarious Bug fixes
SpooniestScript Editing/RevisionUpdated Opera timing
ChronosplitHackingHell Rider battle script fix; Additional patches testing
MadsiurOriginal HackingVarious bugfixes
Leet SketcherOriginal HackingVarious bugfixes
SilentEnigmaOriginal HackingVarious Bugfixes

User Review Information

Very faithful, Highly Recommended!

Reviewed By: lexluthermiester on 10 Apr 2016

The differences are noticeable, but welcome. The atmosphere and nuance, not to mention very hard work, that Ted Woolsey put into the original US release is intact here. Playing this mod is fun and the expanded story still sucks you in like the original did. The additions introduced by this mod expand upon and refine what had to be left out due to the ROM chip space constraints of the early 90’s. I imagine this is very close to the result Ted himself might have produced had the rom afforded more space to work with. The recent updates included in version 1.8a further refine the work to make it even better and a lot of fun to replay! The devs seem to have gone out of their way to keep the atmosphere of the game faithful to Ted’s vision. And to that effort, I say Well Done and Thank You!

If you are a fan of Final Fantasy 3, this mod will be a welcome expanded trip down memory lane. If you are new to the game this mod could easily be considered the definitive English version! Highly recommended for gamers old and new!

PS, I’ve always admired Ted Woolsey’s work. He was given a very unforgiving work environment, tight schedules to work within and yet reproduced masterfully creative and enchanting works anyway. I have always laughed at people who, cluelessly, criticized his efforts. Very few have ever matched the sheer number of titles he localized, nor the quality of his work… I applaud the creator and contributors of this mod for their recognition of Ted’s work and for matching such excellent standards! Cheers!

Version 1.8a Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
The Ultima of FFVI translation-hackstsubasaplayer1616 Jul 20223.06Yes
Excellent workT2906 Apr 20223.06Yes
A Clean, Professional Way to Play FFVIsquareinc11 Feb 20223.05Yes
Awesome!!Polargames03 Nov 20192.07aYes
A new love for this gameReggieTheRetrogaminDork11 Jul 20192.04Yes
The BEST version to play!phantom_with_a_rose15 Dec 20182.01Yes
Best version of Final Fantasy VIAcidTango17 Jun 20182.00Yes
AwesomeJediking1225 Feb 20182.00Yes
Final Fantasy VI Restoredkaega224 Feb 20182.00Yes
The best script you can get that's true to SNES.Chronosplit12 Jun 20171.96Yes
As it should be!mcgeepride11 Apr 20161.85Yes
Very faithful, Highly Recommended!lexluthermiester10 Apr 20161.8aYes