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Latest Patch: 1.69. If you have an earlier version, please download the latest patch as soon as possible.

The download has been updated to version 1.69. It includes all fixes up to this point. There is no need to re-download if you have patched in the fixes separately.

You know that game many aspiring devs create? The one starring their friends, often times based on a chat room, or some forums, or a MMO... or perhaps a fangame that barely resembles its source material. The one that gets maybe a half hour of gameplay finished and is completely unintelligible to anyone except that group of friends. Yeah, that one. Now, what if someone actually saw that project all the way through, and attempted to actually make it a fun, accessible, and playable game that was faithful to its source material?

Enter Legend of Balance. This game originally started out as a fun little project for friends, starring characters from Final Fantasy XIV. Over time, and with a ton of effort, it changed into a complete game of its own. It still stars our characters, and there are still a few injokes, but the plot has been set up as such that any Final Fantasy fan can get into the game and enjoy it as a light hearted Final Fantasy romp. Players of FFXIV will find quite a bit to enjoy as well. The story of the game takes place inbetween the end of FFXIV 1.0 and the start of A Realm Reborn(if you haven't played FFXIV, this part probably doesn't matter, and the game can be standalone).

The game revolves around a group of heroes, champions of the realm of Eorzea. In the midst of an intense battle to decide the fate of Eorzea, the heroes are transported away before facing certain death at the hands of Bahamut. Finding themselves separated in a brand new world, the heroes begin a journey to reunite and find a way home. However what starts off as a simple quest quickly unfolds into a classic journey of crystals, great evil, and steadfast allies. Before this adventure ends, they will discover the truth behind this strange new world, and uncover the binds that tie it to their own home and beyond.

-30 to 40 hours of gameplay, including a multitude of sidequests.

-Enjoy a faithfully recreated Final Fantasy battle system. Everything is as you remember it from the classics!

-Utilize classic abilities, including commands such as Jump, Runic, Blitz, Mime, Throw, Mix, Blue Magic, Dualcast, and much more, along with new commands and abilities based on other games in the series, such as Draw Out from Tactics.

-Equip Magicites to gain access to powerful summons and customize your stat growth.

-A huge cast of unique playable characters, including several hidden ones.

-Find and use faithfully recreated equipment. Favorites like the Ultima Weapon, Illumina, Brave Blade/Chicken Knife, Offering, and much, much more is all here to find and use to become unstoppable!

-Dozens of sidequests ensure there's plenty to do, with no need for excess grinding.

-Face off against familiar foes and brand new ones, including a nostalgia filled bonus dungeon for those who complete the main story.

-Facing a foe that your current party can't handle? Switch party members anytime, even in the middle of a fight!

-Buy rare and unique items at the Auction House, and battle in the Colosseum!

-Take part in minigames, including fishing and an arcade-style airship shooter.

-Customizable Battle Speed, Battle Mode, and Difficulty will get you the experience you want, be it tough as nails or a more relaxed game.

Latest Blog

Misaos and Fun Times in RPG Makers Animation Editor!

First off I want to say thank you so much to everyone who voted for our fangame in the Misaos! We won in a few categories and got pretty close to winning in a few others. I was very humbled by all of your support and am very grateful as well. I know Rydiamist feels the same way, So again thank you everyone! Your support is huge motivation booster to get stuff done on our next fan game!

Rydia has been working on making a small little bonus to the game to celebrate getting 5000 downloads! I personally have moved away from working on Legend of Balance other than looking into bug reports we get here and there… but I that doesn’t mean I don’t have something new to contribute to it as well!

I have been spending a lot of time working on our next Final Fantasy fangame, making sprites, looping music, making maps and tilesets, all sorts of fun stuff… but in addition to that, I have been trying to recreate some cool Final Fantasy animations in RPG maker. Let me tell you guys something… I HATE RPG makers animation editor so much, it is so hard to work with… but you have to do what you have to do.

One of the animations that I have been working on has been Fenrir. Now, I always thought it was strange that Legend of Balance didn’t have a Fenrir Magicite since (spoilers) you fight Fenrir in the game. However! For the 5000 download patch, I would like to present to you, Fenrir's Animation~!



Now i’m off to slave away on our next fan game!

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The latest version(1.69) doesn't work for me, I'm not able to start the game, Enter and Z does nothing, actually I'm not able to interact with the game at all. I tried downloading 1.66(mirror link) but that requires access permission. I've requested access, but I haven't heard back yet. Help?
author=shadowbringer67
In a small town an epic journey is about to begin


Koen at the north end of town.
In a small town an epic journey is about to begin
author=shadowbringer67
So I'm nearing the end and part of me would like to finish the game before that happens. I've beat bahamut and have followed the guide to my best ability, but where do i go afterwards?


There are a ton of sidequests to do. The walkthrough does cover them all (look above the Ramuh part), but you can also go to the fortuneteller in Emerald to get some hints for them. If you just want to beat the game there's a portal on an island north of Aquaria.
So I'm nearing the end and part of me would like to finish the game before that happens. I've beat bahamut and have followed the guide to my best ability, but where do i go afterwards?
author=RydiaMist
Bonus dungeon tileset is from FF4 The After Years with some edits.


Damn! If you got them from that game from sprite resource, I tip my fedora hat to you, my friend.
Bonus dungeon tileset is from FF4 The After Years with some edits.
How did you get the tilesets for the bonus dungeon? did you make them from scratch or was there something else you had in mind?
Is there any way to get a Scan/Libra skill?

Edit: Cassie learns it at level 20, Aeth at level 25.
author=Nighthearted
I'm just starting the game and I'm at the point the team had to battle their cat-girl friend I don't know why, and after so many consumables and effort, almost giving up thinking it'd be unwinnable as these battles usually are, I beat her. Got a bunch of exp, loved it. Then she used some cutscene magic and I was like "WTF"! Then Aishee commented on it at the dungeon too, and I'm laughing SO MUCH RIGHT NOW! I'm LOVING the game and these 4th wall breakings! I hope most "uwinnable" battles can be won like that! I don't care how the game progresses from here, for me it's already "10/10 would download again" material!!! Just had to come here to say that before I continued, thanks for this gem RydiaMist!


Hey, thanks for the kind words! It's a bit of a pet peeve of mine when a RPG has a fight like that which is unwinnable, but the game doesn't give any indication of that. For example, when a boss does normal or a bit higher than normal damage, but just has literally infinite HP so the battle is unwinnable even though it should be beatable from a gameplay standpoint. I find that utterly disrespectful to the player. If a fight has to be unwinnable, I prefer the game makes it known by just having the boss do a completely unsurvivable amount of damage in the first few rounds so that the player doesn't waste items or time grinding, thinking they can win the fight. I much prefer when the battle is an optional win, with a cool (but not essential or permanently missable) item as a reward. Most games that do that will do the old "cutscene magic" trick to allow the plot to advance the same way, and I always thought that was silly, even if I completely understand the necessity of it. So, I just decided to have the characters call out the BS, haha. You do also get a nicer reward for winning the fight.
Genji Glove for winning, Gauntlet for losing
I'm just starting the game and I'm at the point the team had to battle their cat-girl friend I don't know why, and after so many consumables and effort, almost giving up thinking it'd be unwinnable as these battles usually are, I beat her. Got a bunch of exp, loved it. Then she used some cutscene magic and I was like "WTF"! Then Aishee commented on it at the dungeon too, and I'm laughing SO MUCH RIGHT NOW! I'm LOVING the game and these 4th wall breakings! I hope most "uwinnable" battles can be won like that! I don't care how the game progresses from here, for me it's already "10/10 would download again" material!!! Just had to come here to say that before I continued, thanks for this gem RydiaMist!
I prefer playing male characters. Legend of Balance has a huge cast of entertaining ones! As i acquire guys through gameplay, i just switch them into the party. RydiaMist has gone through a lot of work to make a game with great replayability! Anyone who doesn't agree with that doesn't appreciate the effort the author has gone to in making this game.
Geez, nobody tell him that probably 75% of all player characters in FF11/14 are women too.
I just call it as I see it. But, if you haven't noticed, female protagonists are starting to become more prominent in video games and media culture. So, maybe find another hobby?
Ya know, you took quite the leap there to say that I'm publicly admitting I'm sexist, and I honestly don't care what you think. It's quite damn well enough reason to dislike a game, and you can take your opinion and stuff it.
So you just publicly admit that you're sexist. That's not a good enough reason to dislike a game.
Too bad the female to male ratio in this game isn't balanced. First 5 protagonists since I started playing are all female. Not my thing...
Hey all!

I’m actually returning to this game this Weekend and I will be dressing up to honor RydiaMist for her hard work on this game. I feel this game definitely deserves a lot more stream time on Twitch so I hope that you all will enjoy it! I am planning to start the game at 6:45am PST on Sunday January 24th as part of a 16-hour marathon in Rydia cosplay starting from 4:20pm PST January 23rd. I

Live long and prosper,

Tifa
The download should be fixed now, sorry about that everyone! I don't know what happened, the file just up and vanished.