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Final Fantasy V - Sound restoration and no framerate drop

Hack of Final Fantasy V Advance


This hack completely restores the music and sound effects from the SNES original.

The framerate drop that was introduced when porting the game to GBA is almost completely eliminated.

All 3 releases of the game (Europe, Japan, America) are supported.

A new streamed orchestral intro is optional for the European version only.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • ety-ff5a.gba
  • CRC32: 7197117E
  • SHA-1: 4FC4BC7C1C3ABE9D2F9C59A3AE4172B5CB57BD2C
  • ffva.gba
  • CRC32: 7A24AB0C
  • MD5: 9ED82843CC54876362BE56FACCB15D75
  • SHA-1: 492789276EAA3E94152B143AD92F310B8A3D5366
  • wrg-ffv.gba
  • CRC32: FC7909A7
  • MD5: B8FB00C59242AFC33B1A40D0D2B94EE7
  • SHA-1: F4F6806051097C3088A5763D6D7211024FE5CC34



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User Review Information

Amazing Work - Most Highly Recommended!

Reviewed By: Eselred on 25 Sep 2014

This is a review for version 3.0 of the patch.

The Final Fantasy GBA games, while containing some new content and updates, are notorious for being lazy ports by Square-Enix and TOSE. All of them suffer from various bugs and reduction in quality, but the most terrible is the ruined soundtrack.

This patch restores the music to SNES quality. Having played the game for many hours with the 3.0 patch applied, I’ve noticed no issues whatsoever. It sounds awesome!

I don’t remember the framerate drops in the original version, and to be honest, I didn’t play it all that much. However, while I haven’t seen any noticeable framerate dropping, there are times during battle when everything will just halt for a few seconds. I’m not sure if it was in the original version or not, but it is definitely there. It’s most prevalent when there are many enemies on the screen.

Overall, this is a quality patch, and it is a definite must-have if you intend to play this version of Final Fantasy 5.

Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
The negatives stop JUST short of outweighing the positives.jonespianist31 Dec 20223.0aYes
Don't play the game without this.T2910 Jun 20223.0aYes
Amazing Work - Most Highly Recommended!Eselred25 Sep 2014N/AYes
Not on par with SNES tracksX-or05 Feb 20223.0aNo
A definite improvement!TheZunar12306 Sep 2014N/AYes
Good, just needs a little tweakingMalev10 Nov 2010N/AYes