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Final Fantasy VI Relocalization Project

Hack of Final Fantasy III

Description:

The Final Fantasy VI Relocalization Project is an attempt to “relocalize” the Super Nintendo game Final Fantasy VI in a way that the original localization team might have done, if they had more time, ROM space, and freedom from censorship to do better.

This hack features a completely new script based heavily on the GBA translation, completely uncensored graphics, a fancy new font, dozens of bugfixes, full descriptions for all items and spells, and a variety of other small fixes and tweaks to make this the best possible version of Final Fantasy VI without altering the actual gameplay in an appreciable way.

Archive contains patches for both headered and unheadered ROMs.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Final Fantasy III (U) 1.0
  • Either HEADERED or UNHEADERED
  • CRC32: A27F1C7A
  • MD5: E986575B98300F721CE27C180264D890
  • SHA-1: 4f37e4274ac3b2ea1bedb08aa149d8fc5bb676e7
  • SHA-256: 0f51b4fca41b7fd509e4b8f9d543151f68efa5e97b08493e4b2a0c06f5d8d5e2

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
angelo26HackingRestored Ability Names
ArmorVilHackingCyan's SwdTech gauge speedup
assassin17HackingBugfixes and improvements
DarkMageHackingInvisible chests on phantom train fix
DjibrielHackingHomesick Gau fix
Dr. MeatScript Editing/RevisionScript revision, misc hacking, graphics editing/uncensoring, etc
DrakkhenHackingPhysical damage overflow fix / Ignore Kamog fix
ImzogelmoHackingBugfixes
KejardonHackingFor What Ails Ya
LenophisHackingBugfixes and improvements
Leviathan MistHacking255 hours on timer patch
Master ZEDHackingDash button and bugfixes
mblock129HackingBugfixes
Novalia SpiritHackingBugfixes
Terii SenshiHackingUncensored monster and esper sprites, bugfixes
YazooHackingFFVI Title screen mod

User Review Information

Drier than a desert fox on crack cocaine.

Reviewed By: BlazeHeatnix on 03 Jul 2019

It amazes me to see so many in the RHDN community that approve of retranslations like this, and call them professional quality. I’ve looked at many key scenes and come to one conclusion: this script is boring. It goes beyond just throwing out Woolseyisms. The dialog reads like the unofficial subtitles you’d find for an anime. It’s almost as bad as RPGONE, and in some cases worse.

The only reason you would ever want to use this hack is if you are some snob who despises anybody who dares localize anything from Japan other than a basic, literal translation. I mean the type of person who scoffs at anybody who would willingly play Metal Gear Solid with the English voices. It still doesn’t fix some of the core issues with the official translations, namely the difference between Magitek and Magic, which is still an issue here. You can see in one of the screenshots that Terra is a “Magic Knight”, but “Magitek Knight” is still a thing in the dialog.

There’s also the font. Why? What is so wrong with the original Chicago font that people like you and Sky Render feel the need to change it to an ugly dot matrix font? The most offensive part of it is the menu, it looks horrible. The letters actually overlap the text window. I also should point out some of the graphical glitches present in some parts of the game from uncensoring the final battle graphics. While I commend Dr. Meat for managing to do that, I don’t think it’s worth some of these glitchy backgrounds.

We live in the year 2019, and there are still fan translators that don’t want to take notes from anyone who’s actually made it in the localization and ADR industry? Count me out.

Version 1.05 Recommended - No

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
DOES NOT WORK on real hardwareKFCTwister17 Jan 20201.05No
Drier than a desert fox on crack cocaine.BlazeHeatnix03 Jul 20191.05No
Probable a better Cyan balancing patch out.Teathief12 Mar 20191.05Yes
Great, albeit with some text issuesNH57905 Mar 20191.05Yes
Great writing, minor issueChicken Knife18 Feb 20191.05Yes
A few issues but a solid improvementTheSiege03 May 20181.041Yes
Not just another revision/bugfix patch.Chronosplit29 Oct 20151.03Yes