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Everyone knows the story of Final Fantasy IV by now. Yet, I've always wondered what if things had gone a different way? What if, say, Rydia had never joined your party? Or Kain had stayed with you after the incident in Mist? These questions and more are what this game explores, and tries to give a definitive answer to.

This is not a scene-by-scene remake, but rather a re-imagining of what I think a "parallel dimension" Final Fantasy IV would have played like. For the graphics, I took a lot of inspiration from the PSP remake, though I did try to up the quality of the graphics at least a little bit (especially using Celianna's tilesets which are amazing). Most of the tracks from the original game have been replaced with remastered/remixed tracks from all over the internet, such as OCRemix, the DS version, Dissidia, and many Youtube artists.

I'd like to note here that I went for a blending of several prior versions of the game in terms of the actual 'feel' of the game. Such as the title screen, I went for the classic U.S. release on SNES and just upped the graphics as much as I could. Other areas will have more of a SNES feel while others will reference the PSP and even DS versions at times. The maps themselves are similar to, but not exact, replicas of the original maps from the SNES version. Dialogue is going to be a mix of the Gameboy Advance translation with original story by me.

Lastly, a huge shutout and thank you to the dev of Legend of Balance. Your game was an inspiration and tremendous guide for me, and it's awesome.

IMPORTANT - If you come up with an error stating that you are missing the xinput1_3.dll then you will need the following (safe download from Microsoft's site) DirectX Jun2010

**Do NOT enter the Moon's caves post-game or else you will glitch your game!**

Reverted the build to a previous one (in which there were no significant issues save for the lag on the Overworld). My apologies for the inconvenience, but it seems that trying to fix the lag present only caused more issues.


Features:


- Random Encounter Radar System
- You may go to fullscreen by pressing ALT + Enter
- Battle Rows similar to the original game
- Classic side-view Final Fantasy-type battle system (Modified Journey Battle System)
- New cut-scenes and dialogue depicting an alternate version of events from the original story
- 15 to 30 hours of gameplay
- Battle Difficulty options
- Enemy HP Bars (they're visible when an attack is made)
- D-Pad functionality on Gamepads
- New "Lunar Expanse" bonus area (Boss rush dungeon)
- New "hidden" Arena


Special Controls:

To enter Lunar Whale's control room:
Keyboard - Q key
Gamepad - L button



Scripts By:

Moghunter
MGC
Yanfly
Pacman
Elise-Chan & Enu
Fomar0153
Tsukihime
Ceodore
Soulpour777
Hime
Funplayer
Demintika
Shaz
ももまる
Dorkfr3sh
William Couillard
TheoAllen
DoctorTodd
Bigace360
V.M of D.T
Galv
modern algebra

And a big thank you to the devs of Legend of Balance:
RydiaMist
wotgAshiee

Check out Legend of Balance here on RMN!
https://rpgmaker.net/games/7777/





Latest Blog

Lag Killer & New Download

Hi peoples!

Got a pretty big update, and it's that I think I somewhat killed the L-A-G present on the Overworld (especially in late game). I've also fixed up a few passabilities in some areas, and I believe I fixed the whole post-game bug-whenever-entering-moon-caves-thingie. I've posted a new download for the game with these new updates (Google Drive) so I hope you'll take advantage. Oh, and you'll want to start a new save for the game after downloading this updated version. Old saves will work, but they'll be all wonky when going back and forth between Overworld and towns/dungeons.

Here's hoping the game performs better, and thank you all for your support! =)
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author=Sphere
The weapon and armor shops in Troia is what you'll be able to use to get through the Lodestone Cavern. I hope you're enjoying the game, and good luck! =D


That's what I'm referring to. I bought everything from there and equipped it, and they're still paralyzed.
author=GuyInDogSuit
That's what I'm referring to. I bought everything from there and equipped it, and they're still paralyzed.


That's... odd. It's either a weird bug you're running into, or something is still equipped that is causing that to happen. Have you tried unequipping everything, and then re-equipping each piece and seeing which item(s) are causing the paralysis?
author=Sphere
That's... odd. It's either a weird bug you're running into, or something is still equipped that is causing that to happen. Have you tried unequipping everything, and then re-equipping each piece and seeing which item(s) are causing the paralysis?

Yep, took everything off everyone and they're still paralyzed.

EDIT: Left the dungeon and healed up, then equipped ONLY the stuff that was available in the Troia stores. No paralysis this time. Seems even the silver armlets affect them this time. And once they're paralyzed, it sticks until you heal it, regardless of whether you took the gear off or not. But anyway, I was able to complete the dungeon just now.

Two other odd bugs I found:
When you step on the "save point" and try to use something like a tent, it doesn't register that you're on the save point. It usually takes me two tries to get it. And if you accidentally look at weapons or key items, you have to step back on the spot again to use a tent.

When you return to Baron for the first time to get the airship, there's no visible prisoners in the jail below, but you can still talk to them.
author=GuyInDogSuit
author=Sphere
That's... odd. It's either a weird bug you're running into, or something is still equipped that is causing that to happen. Have you tried unequipping everything, and then re-equipping each piece and seeing which item(s) are causing the paralysis?
Yep, took everything off everyone and they're still paralyzed.

EDIT: Left the dungeon and healed up, then equipped ONLY the stuff that was available in the Troia stores. No paralysis this time. Seems even the silver armlets affect them this time. And once they're paralyzed, it sticks until you heal it, regardless of whether you took the gear off or not. But anyway, I was able to complete the dungeon just now.

Two other odd bugs I found:
When you step on the "save point" and try to use something like a tent, it doesn't register that you're on the save point. It usually takes me two tries to get it. And if you accidentally look at weapons or key items, you have to step back on the spot again to use a tent.

When you return to Baron for the first time to get the airship, there's no visible prisoners in the jail below, but you can still talk to them.


Glad to hear you figured out the paralysis thing. And the save point issue I believe is an inherent problem with the script itself, but I'm not sure. I didn't know about the still talking to invisible prisoners issue, so next update (when I do post it up) it'll be addressed. Thanks for the feedback! =)
author=Sphere
Glad to hear you figured out the paralysis thing. And the save point issue I believe is an inherent problem with the script itself, but I'm not sure. I didn't know about the still talking to invisible prisoners issue, so next update (when I do post it up) it'll be addressed. Thanks for the feedback! =)


Thanks for listening and helping out! I'm greatly enjoying it so far.
author=GuyInDogSuit
Thanks for listening and helping out! I'm greatly enjoying it so far.


Most welcome! Let me know when you beat it. I'd love to hear your thoughts about the game. =D
I can't seem to find this mine that holds the adamantite. I read about this "mine" on a Livejournal page but there's no reference to which mine or where it is.
author=GuyInDogSuit
I can't seem to find this mine that holds the adamantite. I read about this "mine" on a Livejournal page but there's no reference to which mine or where it is.

Travel to the area where the Adamant Grotto was in the original game (on a tiny island set amidst a row of islands south of Fabul).
author=Sphere
Travel to the area where the Adamant Grotto was in the original game (on a tiny island set amidst a row of islands south of Fabul).


Strange, I couldn't seem to remember where it was.

Well, finished the game, gonna check out the Lunar Expanse, see if I can't get Excalibur while I'm at it, since Cecil does underwhelming damage compared to everyone else.
Weird, I found some boss images in the Battlers folder that I didn't see in the game, even after the Lunar Expanse. Did I miss something? Or were they taken out?
author=GuyInDogSuit
Weird, I found some boss images in the Battlers folder that I didn't see in the game, even after the Lunar Expanse. Did I miss something? Or were they taken out?


Some were taken out, others just not used since I had too many to begin with. I had an idea for a final boss other than the one used in-game, but it didn't fit with the overall theme. Good luck on the Lunar Expanse! It's basically a boss rush, and not an easy one at that. There's a special hidden Arena in the game as well, if you haven't done that yet. Hint - you need to buy something located on Earth that gives you 'permission' to get there.
Just beat the main game a couple hours ago - however, is the Troia Castle Infirmary quest missable? Since I beat the game, the castle in inaccessible... have I missed my chance to get Materia?
author=Dracon204
Just beat the main game a couple hours ago - however, is the Troia Castle Infirmary quest missable? Since I beat the game, the castle in inaccessible... have I missed my chance to get Materia?


Congrats on beating it! I hope you enjoyed it. =) As for the Troia Castle Infirmary quest, unfortunately you did miss your chance to get it. However, you can still access the hidden Arena. If you have a save before you beat the game, I'd suggest finding and beating the hidden Arena, then visiting Troia Castle, and you'll get the Materia.
author=Sphere
author=Dracon204
Just beat the main game a couple hours ago - however, is the Troia Castle Infirmary quest missable? Since I beat the game, the castle in inaccessible... have I missed my chance to get Materia?
Congrats on beating it! I hope you enjoyed it. =) As for the Troia Castle Infirmary quest, unfortunately you did miss your chance to get it. However, you can still access the hidden Arena. If you have a save before you beat the game, I'd suggest finding and beating the hidden Arena, then visiting Troia Castle, and you'll get the Materia.


Ah, bit of a shame - I usually only keep singular saves. Guess it's back to the beginning for me. In any case, it was a very, very good game. I had a TON of fun playing through it. Though, I AM curious - why are many of these places locked out after completing the game? Is there some sort of coding issue, or...?
author=Dracon204
Ah, bit of a shame - I usually only keep singular saves. Guess it's back to the beginning for me. In any case, it was a very, very good game. I had a TON of fun playing through it. Though, I AM curious - why are many of these places locked out after completing the game? Is there some sort of coding issue, or...?


It is a coding issue. Some of the places after endgame have conflicting event coding that would cause some pretty bad glitches, so it was necessary to lock them out. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it so much! =)
Please help,my ship has disappeared.I have finished the main game and tried to do the new tower,and the arena,but got to a point I was not strong enough,so I went to the moon and levelled up to 99 but when I left the cave the ship had GONE. I tried to go through the crystal palace again but it repeated an earlier scene, taking me back to the lava place,and weirdly i was INVISIBLE(no ship showing when flying) and I could not land or do anything so I just quit and went back to my save,but still no ship.
author=theshadow
Please help,my ship has disappeared.I have finished the main game and tried to do the new tower,and the arena,but got to a point I was not strong enough,so I went to the moon and levelled up to 99 but when I left the cave the ship had GONE. I tried to go through the crystal palace again but it repeated an earlier scene, taking me back to the lava place,and weirdly i was INVISIBLE(no ship showing when flying) and I could not land or do anything so I just quit and went back to my save,but still no ship.


Sorry for not getting back to you sooner, I was in the hospital for a bit. There is a glitch that does need to be fixed, where that if you enter the caves on the moon post-game then you won't be able to access the Lunar Whale. I was hoping that not seeing the cave entrance for the Lunar Palace would tip people off, and that the monsters on the moon are the same as those in the Lunar Palace for grinding. I'll have to post an update and fix that, but yeah, if you're going to do the Arena/Lunar Expanse then do NOT enter those caves on the moon. I think I can fix that by wiping out the caves themselves to prevent entry, but as for your save file, you can always DM me and send me your save file so I can put the Lunar Whale back for you and get you back to where you're supposed to be. =)
author=Sphere
author=theshadow
Please help,my ship has disappeared.I have finished the main game and tried to do the new tower,and the arena,but got to a point I was not strong enough,so I went to the moon and levelled up to 99 but when I left the cave the ship had GONE. I tried to go through the crystal palace again but it repeated an earlier scene, taking me back to the lava place,and weirdly i was INVISIBLE(no ship showing when flying) and I could not land or do anything so I just quit and went back to my save,but still no ship.
Sorry for not getting back to you sooner, I was in the hospital for a bit. There is a glitch that does need to be fixed, where that if you enter the caves on the moon post-game then you won't be able to access the Lunar Whale. I was hoping that not seeing the cave entrance for the Lunar Palace would tip people off, and that the monsters on the moon are the same as those in the Lunar Palace for grinding. I'll have to post an update and fix that, but yeah, if you're going to do the Arena/Lunar Expanse then do NOT enter those caves on the moon. I think I can fix that by wiping out the caves themselves to prevent entry, but as for your save file, you can always DM me and send me your save file so I can put the Lunar Whale back for you and get you back to where you're supposed to be. =)

How do I send a save file please? Cancel that I think I managed it
author=theshadow
author=Sphere
author=theshadow
Please help,my ship has disappeared.I have finished the main game and tried to do the new tower,and the arena,but got to a point I was not strong enough,so I went to the moon and levelled up to 99 but when I left the cave the ship had GONE. I tried to go through the crystal palace again but it repeated an earlier scene, taking me back to the lava place,and weirdly i was INVISIBLE(no ship showing when flying) and I could not land or do anything so I just quit and went back to my save,but still no ship.
Sorry for not getting back to you sooner, I was in the hospital for a bit. There is a glitch that does need to be fixed, where that if you enter the caves on the moon post-game then you won't be able to access the Lunar Whale. I was hoping that not seeing the cave entrance for the Lunar Palace would tip people off, and that the monsters on the moon are the same as those in the Lunar Palace for grinding. I'll have to post an update and fix that, but yeah, if you're going to do the Arena/Lunar Expanse then do NOT enter those caves on the moon. I think I can fix that by wiping out the caves themselves to prevent entry, but as for your save file, you can always DM me and send me your save file so I can put the Lunar Whale back for you and get you back to where you're supposed to be. =)
How do I send a save file please? Cancel that I think I managed it

I hope you are ok Sphere as I have not received an answer from you
So I just went do download the Google Drive version and my AV came up with a trojan alert. Not sure if fail-safe or not, just wanted to ask if it's safe.