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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=GeneralHurricane
So Not sure if its just oversensitive antivirus on my part(I had someone with the same antivirus, different machine try and they got same results) but when I try to download the game from any location (gamejolt, google drive) it flags it as a trojan, and of course prevents its Downloading. I couldn't find anyone else having the issue, but I'd just like to check first to be sure. My antivirus is Comodo in case its relevant info.
anyway thanks for your time, looking forward to playing this game and more so looking forward to seeing how the Xenogears remake your doing unravels^^


Yeah the files are definitely clean. I have AVG on my system and no problems. Haven't heard of anyone else reporting this, so it must be that Comodo just doesn't like downloading exe files for some reason. Definitely a false positive. Thanks for the info though.
So Not sure if its just oversensitive antivirus on my part(I had someone with the same antivirus, different machine try and they got same results) but when I try to download the game from any location (gamejolt, google drive) it flags it as a trojan, and of course prevents its Downloading. I couldn't find anyone else having the issue, but I'd just like to check first to be sure. My antivirus is Comodo in case its relevant info.
anyway thanks for your time, looking forward to playing this game and more so looking forward to seeing how the Xenogears remake your doing unravels^^
author=thomasstoutXXV
after I am done with RydiaMist's LOB I will be LPing this game I love FF4 It's updated graphics and plus their are twists to make it new for me :D


So awesome! I'll be glued to your channel for both LoB and for FF4AD! =)
after I am done with RydiaMist's LOB I will be LPing this game I love FF4 It's updated graphics and plus their are twists to make it new for me :D
author=MKnance
I got into a battle with the wind boss in golblez tower and when the text pops up during battle if your in action already like about to select something the hand icon will show up after text and nothing else then the battle breaks unable to continue


I just tried that battle five times to recreate that error and I can't seem to do it (and so far you're the only one to report it). Have you tried rebooting or re-downloading the game? It sounds like your system is not caching something during that battle. If a reboot or re-downloading doesn't work, then for you I would say to time your actions more carefully so that you let the text do its thing, then select an action. RM games can be a bit fickle for some players' systems.
author=Sphere
author=MKnance
Don't know if you know this bug but when you get back to the baron town revisted and goto pub and talk to kain once battle begins and if you wait for him to say a certain line the entire bottle then locks up after that
That's...odd. Haven't had that error reported yet (and have had numerous folks beat the game). I just re-checked the eventing and it's pretty simple stuff. I can't repeat the error on my end. What I'd suggest is rebooting your computer, sometimes that fixes whatever issue you're having with a RPG Maker game. If that doesn't work, re-download the latest version of the game, copy over your save, and see if that helps any.
I got into a battle with the wind boss in golblez tower and when the text pops up during battle if your in action already like about to select something the hand icon will show up after text and nothing else then the battle breaks unable to continue
author=MKnance
Don't know if you know this bug but when you get back to the baron town revisted and goto pub and talk to kain once battle begins and if you wait for him to say a certain line the entire bottle then locks up after that


That's...odd. Haven't had that error reported yet (and have had numerous folks beat the game). I just re-checked the eventing and it's pretty simple stuff. I can't repeat the error on my end. What I'd suggest is rebooting your computer, sometimes that fixes whatever issue you're having with a RPG Maker game. If that doesn't work, re-download the latest version of the game, copy over your save, and see if that helps any.
Don't know if you know this bug but when you get back to the baron town revisted and goto pub and talk to kain once battle begins and if you wait for him to say a certain line the entire bottle then locks up after that
author=diannew
where to go after Baron. Have mega bomb.

Two drawbacks to this game for me:

No map to show where to go next
No indication of next quest ie a quest file.


Once you have the bomb, you need to go to the Eblan Crater (Cid's workers tell you where to use it at during the dialogue with them). As for the map and quest file, I kept the game true to its SNES origins, and in the original game there was no map nor a quest file. FF IV was very much a game where the player has to pay ample attention and remember key dialogue pieces. I kept that theme going with this alternate take on it, maybe to a detriment I'll admit, but I was going for as much an authentic experience to the original as possible. =P
where to go after Baron. Have mega bomb.

Two drawbacks to this game for me:

No map to show where to go next
No indication of next quest ie a quest file.
author=Davenport
Good recreation of the original FF4 game.
I played to the very end.


Glad you enjoyed it! =D
Good recreation of the original FF4 game.
I played to the very end.
author=diannew
Where to go after Damcyan?


After Damcyan, you'll want to head for Mt. Hobbs located to the east across the shallows. Use the hovercraft to cross the shallows.
author=semolous29
It definitely shows. I haven't completed the story yet, but I've played through a significant portion and I like what you've done so far. Got any plans for the other ff games?


I'm attempting to get assets together for an alternate take on FF Tactics, and then after that, I may do a sequel to this game. It all depends on many factors if I'm able to do the FF Tactics project. Definitely count on a sequel to this game eventually. Other games I'll probably do an alternate take for will probably be Xenogears, Parasite Eve, and FF X. =D

author=Sphere
author=semolous29
author=Sphere
author=MoonWolfV
Thanks for making a great Final Fantasy fan game. I liked the different plot.
Even though I thought it was pretty horrible what happened to Edward.
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it!

Yeah I figured that scene would split peoples' thoughts about it. For me, I always questioned why Edward was "shielded from arrows" by Anna, and why he didn't do that for Anna since he loved her so much. For this scene, I decided to explore that, and really show Edward as I think he truly is, a cowardly sycophant who let the 'love of his life' die for him. Tellah responded as a furious parent. All he saw was Edward alive, his daughter dead, and Edward finally admitting he let her die to save himself. It's a tough scene, and it'll strike various people differently I'm sure.
That scene actually made me cry a little bit. As well as another scene not long after.

Why you gotta do that to Palom, man?
Yeah I actually cried when I did that scene with Palom. Felt even more emotional the more I had to test that scene out too. I wanted it to come across as a powerful and pivotal scene to show that Rydia has gone over that edge.


It definitely shows. I haven't completed the story yet, but I've played through a significant portion and I like what you've done so far. Got any plans for the other ff games?
author=semolous29
author=Sphere
author=MoonWolfV
Thanks for making a great Final Fantasy fan game. I liked the different plot.
Even though I thought it was pretty horrible what happened to Edward.
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it!

Yeah I figured that scene would split peoples' thoughts about it. For me, I always questioned why Edward was "shielded from arrows" by Anna, and why he didn't do that for Anna since he loved her so much. For this scene, I decided to explore that, and really show Edward as I think he truly is, a cowardly sycophant who let the 'love of his life' die for him. Tellah responded as a furious parent. All he saw was Edward alive, his daughter dead, and Edward finally admitting he let her die to save himself. It's a tough scene, and it'll strike various people differently I'm sure.
That scene actually made me cry a little bit. As well as another scene not long after.

Why you gotta do that to Palom, man?


Yeah I actually cried when I did that scene with Palom. Felt even more emotional the more I had to test that scene out too. I wanted it to come across as a powerful and pivotal scene to show that Rydia has gone over that edge.


author=Sphere
author=MoonWolfV
Thanks for making a great Final Fantasy fan game. I liked the different plot.
Even though I thought it was pretty horrible what happened to Edward.
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it!

Yeah I figured that scene would split peoples' thoughts about it. For me, I always questioned why Edward was "shielded from arrows" by Anna, and why he didn't do that for Anna since he loved her so much. For this scene, I decided to explore that, and really show Edward as I think he truly is, a cowardly sycophant who let the 'love of his life' die for him. Tellah responded as a furious parent. All he saw was Edward alive, his daughter dead, and Edward finally admitting he let her die to save himself. It's a tough scene, and it'll strike various people differently I'm sure.
That scene actually made me cry a little bit. As well as another scene not long after.

Why you gotta do that to Palom, man?
author=MoonWolfV
Thanks for making a great Final Fantasy fan game. I liked the different plot.
Even though I thought it was pretty horrible what happened to Edward.


Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it!

Yeah I figured that scene would split peoples' thoughts about it. For me, I always questioned why Edward was "shielded from arrows" by Anna, and why he didn't do that for Anna since he loved her so much. For this scene, I decided to explore that, and really show Edward as I think he truly is, a cowardly sycophant who let the 'love of his life' die for him. Tellah responded as a furious parent. All he saw was Edward alive, his daughter dead, and Edward finally admitting he let her die to save himself. It's a tough scene, and it'll strike various people differently I'm sure.
Thanks for making a great Final Fantasy fan game. I liked the different plot.
Even though I thought it was pretty horrible what happened to Edward.