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Final Fantasy V - GBA Script Port

Hack of Final Fantasy V

Description:

As the name implies, this hack is a complete port of the English GBA game’s script over the original RPGe fan translation, using Noisecross’ FFe Text Editor v1.6. This hack replaces all in-game field text, battle text, spell names, item names, monster names etc. with their relevant GBA equivalents, except where compromises had to be made to accommodate the stricter space limitations of the SNES game. An attempt was made to prefer new creative names over jarring abbreviations where necessary to fit space limitations. Graphics for the fonts were also edited, with the main variable-width font replaced with the thin font from Earthbound, purely because it allowed more space for text, especially in battle. NOTE: As of v1.04, this font has been replaced with a thin font that resembles the font from FF4, for greater consistency.

The project thread is here.

The patch should be applied to an unheadered, Japanese Final Fantasy V ROM.

As of v1.1, the new spell system (-aga, -ara) is used rather than the old numbered system.

As of v1.07, the .zip file now contains two extra patched to be applies OVER the initial patch. One contains various bugfixes from slickproductions.org, the other is an optional patch to make Galuf’s hair consistently ginger. Further details are in the readme.

Changelog is now in the readme.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • No-Intro Name: Final Fantasy V (Japan)
  • (No-Intro version 20130701-030720)
  • ROM/File SHA-1: E937B54FFF99838E2E853697E4F559359AA91FD6
  • ROM/File CRC32: C1BC267D

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
J121Hacking

User Review Information

Incredibly well-done, best of both worlds.

Reviewed By: tffRH on 08 Aug 2021

If you want to play this amazing game with both the (really funny and well-written) GBA translation, but the GBA audio and visuals turned you off, even with the audio restoration patch, this is the perfect solution. You get the same quality localization, plus the beautiful original SNES sound, exactly as intended.

There is only one *tiny* error I’ve noticed in my nearly 30 hours of play so far: in the Abilities menu, the Samurai LV 3 ability “Evade” contains a small spelling error. It says the skill will increase your “evaison”. Other than that I haven’t noticed a single other typographical error or glitch! If this is the worst thing I can say about it, you know it’s a good patch.

Version 1.16 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Only has one little problemA2909 Apr 20221.16Yes
One major flaw..Old_gamer23 Feb 20221.16No
Incredibly well-done, best of both worlds.tffRH08 Aug 20211.16Yes
Amazing - just noticed one little errorjmoral1430 Jul 20201.15Yes
The only sane way to play FFV for SNESjmd648829 Jul 20201.15Yes
Great, but...Thirteen 135504 Jun 20191.15Yes
The Trilogy is Complete!HARVEST09 Jan 20181.13aYes