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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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author=RydiaMist
author=Hilbert8
Thank you! People who play this are so blessed that the developers are so responsive on the forums.

I went back to those areas and picked up the loot/secret passageways I missed before! Just starting the Aquaria region and loving all the things I can do! I figured out you can sell the elixirs and dry ethers you pick up for huge chunks of gold, and bid on those powerful weapons at the auction house for 7500 gold a pop. They are miles better than anything my party has or will find in dungeons for a while (muahahaha).

I had so much trouble beating Kaayu the first time around (had to grind it up to level 13 I believe, even though I unlocked her at level 10 ish), but I think my shiny weapons from the auction might carry me for round 2.

I'm updating Firefly's guide as I go, because I found that he missed a couple items here and there, and there are some good information I think could be supplemented into his guide. Hopefully with his and your permission, we can upload a more comprehensive guide.
Hey! Sorry, I missed this message! I'm really glad you're enjoying the game! Yep, those potions have high values on purpose for exactly that reason. =)

Grats on winning that fight! It's made to be a bit tough on purpose, since plotwise the party is supposed to lose the fight. But on the same token, I hate unwinnable battles so Ash and I decided to give you a real nice item and just make fun of another trope, the cutscene magic, if you win. The 2nd round should be a lot easier, yeah!

As long as Firefly is ok with updating the guide, I am too! Thanks for doing it!

author=Lion786
This game is so well made thanks for making it.

Thanks for the kind words!

author=Lion786
I wanted to ask hwo do you know if you get the good ending with cassie according to the walkthrough there is a good ending?


In order to get that ending, you have to do a few things. First of all, you have to see scenes in 3 Inns. The Inns are in Cecille, Enaya, and Kutan, in that order. Then, you need to have done all of the character sidequests. The fortuneteller in Emerald can give you hints for those. After you've done those things, the last couple of scenes of the ending will change a bit. =)


I got all the scenes I only didn't do one sidequest the one with aeth as it wasn't working for me.
author=RydiaMist
How was it not working?
I have aeth in the party and the lead and when I approach ironbug nothing really happens btw I looked up in my journal I have a quest that says I have to find a suitable gift to help break the ice could that be something relating to that?
author=Lion786
author=RydiaMist
How was it not working?
I have aeth in the party and the lead and when I approach ironbug nothing really happens btw I looked up in my journal I have a quest that says I have to find a suitable gift to help break the ice could that be something relating to that?


Oh, yep! That item is in the Fire Shrine. Once you get that you should be able to proceed with the quest. Doing all of Aeth's quests also has a small change for the ending as well!
Yeah I found the object it was the flame charm thing
Btw replayed it and cassie's fate is still the same while in this ending ironbug joins in right at the end.
author=Lion786
Btw replayed it and cassie's fate is still the same while in this ending ironbug joins in right at the end.


Then you are still missing something...
You can correct my guide, the female firefly is glad if someone checks that.
When I play, you must know I try to get as much done before progressing the main story.
It shouldn't be so much I have missed, but I had the better ending - so it is possible. Perhaps you missed one of the Inn Cutscenes...
author=Firefly84
author=Lion786
Btw replayed it and cassie's fate is still the same while in this ending ironbug joins in right at the end.
Then you are still missing something...
You can correct my guide, the female firefly is glad if someone checks that.
When I play, you must know I try to get as much done before progressing the main story.
It shouldn't be so much I have missed, but I had the better ending - so it is possible. Perhaps you missed one of the Inn Cutscenes...
I rechecked everything in my old save and in that save I have all the characters sidequest weapons and I went to all the inns in the same order given and I got no scenes because I already had them before.

So what is the ending good ending like then?
author=Lion786
author=Firefly84
author=Lion786
Btw replayed it and cassie's fate is still the same while in this ending ironbug joins in right at the end.
Then you are still missing something...
You can correct my guide, the female firefly is glad if someone checks that.
When I play, you must know I try to get as much done before progressing the main story.
It shouldn't be so much I have missed, but I had the better ending - so it is possible. Perhaps you missed one of the Inn Cutscenes...
I rechecked everything in my old save and in that save I have all the characters sidequest weapons and I went to all the inns in the same order given and I got no scenes because I already had them before.

So what is the ending good ending like then?

If you can send me your save I can load it up and see what you're missing and if need be, fix it.

If you just want to know what happens though:
The ending is the same up until the point where Cassie says she's going to hold the portal open. At the last minute, Karina decides that she's not going to leave Cassie behind and shoves her through the portal. After that, Bobe's voice is heard through the Illumina, and he says that because of everyone's actions Illumina has enough power to hold open the portal. Karina says thank you and escapes. The rest of the ending is pretty much the same, except Cassie is there and Karina expresses her feelings. Cassie then has a few lines with the others when everyone's talking, and at the very end when Karina says "Together!" she turns to Cassie and hearts appear over them.
author=RydiaMist
author=Lion786
author=Firefly84
author=Lion786
Btw replayed it and cassie's fate is still the same while in this ending ironbug joins in right at the end.
Then you are still missing something...
You can correct my guide, the female firefly is glad if someone checks that.
When I play, you must know I try to get as much done before progressing the main story.
It shouldn't be so much I have missed, but I had the better ending - so it is possible. Perhaps you missed one of the Inn Cutscenes...
I rechecked everything in my old save and in that save I have all the characters sidequest weapons and I went to all the inns in the same order given and I got no scenes because I already had them before.

So what is the ending good ending like then?
If you can send me your save I can load it up and see what you're missing and if need be, fix it.

If you just want to know what happens though:
The ending is the same up until the point where Cassie says she's going to hold the portal open. At the last minute, Karina decides that she's not going to leave Cassie behind and shoves her through the portal. After that, Bobe's voice is heard through the Illumina, and he says that because of everyone's actions Illumina has enough power to hold open the portal. Karina says thank you and escapes. The rest of the ending is pretty much the same, except Cassie is there and Karina expresses her feelings. Cassie then has a few lines with the others when everyone's talking, and at the very end when Karina says "Together!" she turns to Cassie and hearts appear over them.
Well It doesn't really matter now as she still is in your party in the end.
Oh yep, what ending you get doesn't affect your ability to do the bonus dungeon after the credits.
This is probably a stupid question, but I was wondering after you download the newest patch, if there's anything that needs to be done other than extracting the files? Do you need to move the new files to the game folder?? I usually download games on steam, so I'm new to this.
I started a new playthrough and noticed that you can't see Karina's legs when she is facing left or right and it's all I can look at now it's so distracting.
Sorry for late responses, I built a new PC and got logged out here and stopped getting notifications! For the patch issue, you should just need to extract it the way it's set up yep!

As for Karina's legs, I believe Ashiee tried to fix that at one point and it caused some weird problem with the sprite? I'll have to ask her about it.
Hey all!

I just finished doing a blind play-thru of this game and it is AWESOME! I am currently going through a 2nd run of the game on Hard Mode and have been streaming it on Twitch lately. I never would have discovered this game if I wasn't an all-round Rydia fan and running FF4 Free Enterprise Rydia% LOL :) but hey, RydiaMist has been awesome and all helping me out :) Not sure if I'm allowed to post links but I have a collection of the game posted on my Twitch profile if anyone wants to watch a full "Let's Play" style Twitch stream of the game. I went through almost everything.

Peace Out,

Tifas-Revenge
I got the takentai script in english translation, and I have a problem... I wanted to make my characters and enemies attacking like FF, and I wanted even an eglish translation, please.
Just a couple questions - I'm following the walkthrough and I cannot find a person named Odion at a chocobo forest ( eastern continent) and also I cannot find a Lake Arumashi ! Thanks for any help on these !! Oh - I delivered all the mail but the quest is still there ?? Thanks for any help !!
author=Dennis
Just a couple questions - I'm following the walkthrough and I cannot find a person named Odion at a chocobo forest ( eastern continent) and also I cannot find a Lake Arumashi ! Thanks for any help on these !! Oh - I delivered all the mail but the quest is still there ?? Thanks for any help !!


Odion should be in the Chocobo forest on the western continent, near the Undead Castle and Kokkol's Forge.

Lake Arumashi is on an island in the south next to Jipang, east of the far southern continent with Koen.
I restarted the game - I'm now at the point where I have the black chocobo but I never found Odion and now I cannot find Dimensional void or Kutan. any help Cannot complete Ashieeton cause I'm missing Odion ??