FINAL FANTASY IX

FINAL FANTASY IX

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Tirlititi Aug 4, 2016 @ 1:24pm
Final Fantasy IX: Alternate Fantasy
Hi there !

Final Fantasy IX: Alternate Fantasy is a mod aiming to increase the difficulty and, above all, to give a new fresh experience of FF9 for those who already know the game well.
In the new version you can also recruit Beatrix in the party.

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To install it, you only have to replace some of the game's files by the ones from the .zip.

What are the modifications?
A lot of them. Most are gameplay related but a few of them are also scenaristical. There are two kinds of scenaristical changes :
1) A few dialogs that were suppressed during the game's development were put back in this mod. It includes the dialogs from the "Hidden Dialogs" patch plus a few others for which only the texts were kept.
2) As Beatrix can be permanently recruited after getting the airship (optional), cutscenes are changed from this point onward to include Beatrix in them.

Gameplay-wise now...

Abilities, be it the player characters' or the enemies' ones, have been modified.
One of the point of the mod is too enhance the statuses. Some basic spells deal statuses additionnally to their damage.

Here is a list of the principal changes for the player's abilities :

Zidane
Trance skills deal much less damage
What's that?! inflicts Blind to everyone now
Annoy has been replaced by Free Energy : a regular attack with 100% accuracy and no backrow reduce
Sacrifice has been replaced by Regenerate : use an ether on the team
Lucky Seven has been replaced by Warm Up : increase Zidane's strength by 25%
Thievery has been replaced by Transcend : bring Zidane to Trance

Vivi
Fire spells have a chance to inflict Heat (base : 5%, 10% and then 20%)
Ice spells have a chance to inflict Freeze (base : 5%, 10% and then 20%)
Thunder spells have a chance to inflict Slow (base : 10%, 20% and then 40%)
Slow has been replaced by Annoy (80% of inflicting trouble)
Demi has been balanced from 30% of max HP with 40% accuracy to 25% of max HP for 80% accuracy
Death has been replaced by Gradual Petrify (75% accuracy)
Break is now an Earth elemental attack in addition to inflicting Petrify (30% accuracy)
Water sometimes inflict Shell to its targets
Meteor has been replaced by Waterga : Water damage plus Silence (50% accuracy)

White Magic
Panacea only cures Poison but is multi-targeting
Stona only cures Gradual Petrify but is multi-targeting
Confuse and Berserk are now magical attacks in addition to inflicting statuses
Most of status-inflicting spells have their accuracy upscaled
Holy sometimes inflict Regen to its target

Dagger
The full powered Ark now deal damage twice, allowing to deal more than 9999

Eiko
Fenril is a wind eidolon by default

Quina
LV5 Death has been replaced by LV5 Flare : inflict non-elemental damage to enemies with lvl multiple of 5
LV4 Holy has been replaced by LV4 Def-less : randomly decrease defence of enemies with lvl multiple of 4
LV3 Def-less has been replaced by LV3 Aerial Slash : inflict Wind damage to enemies with lvl multiple of 3
Doom has been replaced by Lightning : Thunder damage plus Silence to one target (50% accuracy)
Roulette has been replaced by Self-Destruct : convert Quina's current HP into damage on all the enemies
Aqua Breath has 75% accuracy instead of 50%
Matra Magic has been replaced by Zombie Breath : non-elemental damage plus Zombie on one target (20% accuracy)
Limit Glove has been replaced by HP Switching : switch Quina's current HP with an ally's ones
Twister has 50% to inflict Float in addition to its Wind damage
Earth Shake has 100% to inflict Slow in addition to its Earth damage
Frog Drop has been replaced by Devil's Snack : use a Dead Pepper on all enemies
Freeze has been replaced by Cocytos : Ice damage and inflict Slow on one target (100%)
Mustard Bomb has been replaced by Phlegethon : Fire damage and inflict Haste on one target (100%)

Freya
Lancer's damage are increased, as well as its MP cost
Dragon Breath has been replaced by Dragon Life : apply Auto-Life on Freya
Six Dragons has became single-targeting for 15 MP
Cherry Blossom is more powerful
Dragon's Crest has been replaced by Ikari : deal physical damage and Trouble to all the enemies (50%)

Amarant
Aura has been replaced by Starburst : deal 60 times an enemy's level as damage
Demi Shock's accuracy has been upscaled from 50% to 80%
Countdown has been replaced by Concentrate : increase an ally's Magic by 33% for 28 MP

Steiner
Iai Strike has been replaced by Quadraslash : a physical attack using the elemental power of Fire, Ice, Thunder and Water
The accuracy of the 4 break abilities have been upscaled
Thunder Slash now inflict 21% of target's max HP as thunder damage
Climhazzard has been replaced by a weaker Shock : deal 2 times the physical damage on one target
Shock has been replaced by Sword Dance : deal 2 times the physical damage on all enemies ; it's a magical attack

Marcus
Added 2 abilities for the time he is with you on the disc 2 : Strong Hit (more damage but harm Marcus) and Contaminate (100% to inflict Poison)

Beatrix
She was given a set of supporting abilities to learn. Also, a few of her regular abilities (that she doesn't use against you) is not available from the start.

Also,
Ragtime Mouses Quizz has been refreshed
The Cotton Robe money trick was removed (they sell a bit less)
The enemies are stronger and more resistant
Few weapons can be used by several characters (for instance, Dagger can use the... dagger)
The ultimate weapons give a big boost to main characteristics (Strength, Magic, Speed and Spirit)
Enemies' spells have been modified using similar principles as the player's spells
Phoenix Pinions now cure Doom ; they also cost and sell cheaper
A mini-game has been re-added at the beginning of disc 3. It was half present in the game's code and had the following comment in the japanese version :
また制作途中なのでバグレポート不要で〜す
Which means in short that it was too much buggy and boring to be in the final game. While the bugs have been corrected, it will likely not keep you on tenterhooks for hours ^^"
Excalibur II can now be acquired by two different methods :
1) Reach and beat Hades in less than 14 hours,
2) Get all the collectable treasures of the game (there are 3 little mistakes allowed) to obtain the higher treasure rank. Including a few Mimics, that makes 404 unique treasures to find.

And much more... I won't tell you everyting but let you discover it by yourself ;)


Enjoy !

EDIT : Since the source files of the mod are available, people can do variations of it. Those are not links of Alternate Fantasy but mods based on it.
Beatrix with Supporting Abilities + Hidden Scenes
Alternate Fantasy v4.3 + Tweaks to allow lvl 1 Game

The source files of Alternate Fantasy can be dowloaded here[www.hiveworkshop.com].
Last edited by Tirlititi; Aug 16, 2018 @ 10:37am
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Moogy Aug 6, 2016 @ 10:06am 
Also few other things to mentioned that might be looked into:

-Zidane has now Free Energy both in skills and Dyne, is that neccessary ?
-Since Quina abilities have been changed, how to find the new skills ?
-Also a little mistake in the beginning whereas Vivi couldnt cast Fire on the Prison Cage.
Zidane says afterwards that his black magic saved the day, however that never happened :D

But man thats challenging lol, potions are done by the time i encounter Baku again.
Btw a FPS fix where the battle would be a little quicker, would be a great add in the future :)
Last edited by Moogy; Aug 6, 2016 @ 10:09am
Aidyr (Banned) Aug 6, 2016 @ 11:50am 
Originally posted by Tirlititi:
I'm not gonna waste my time answering you, Aaliyah. I know your past as a troll here.
Fine then! Be that way, if you can't handle all this!
Next time you decide make a tool include a ♥♥♥♥ing readme would ya's!
N33dl3ss Aug 7, 2016 @ 1:58am 
:)
Tirlititi Aug 7, 2016 @ 2:51am 
Well, Zidane lacks of damaging skill. I'd say he needs one in non-trance mode.
Quina's new skills are obtained by eating foes, just like the normal way. There's no guide for which monster to be eaten, though, that's part of the mod to force the player to discover the game again. Also, a few equipments teach Quina a skill, but later than their availability by eating.
I saw that there was a bug in the Steam version that is not present in the PSX version: during the Prison Cage fight, Vivi is muted but that doesn't appear (other than the fact he can't cast). On the PSX version, it was clear that Vivi was under Silence for this fight.

Good luck for what happens next ;)
Originally posted by Tirlititi:
@ ColdReactive: that's already the case, isn't it?

I tried having Dagger use Mini on Zidane once...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3m5z-MO-is
FafnirChaos Aug 7, 2016 @ 3:47pm 
Originally posted by Aaliyah:
Originally posted by Tirlititi:
I'm not gonna waste my time answering you, Aaliyah. I know your past as a troll here.
Fine then! Be that way, if you can't handle all this!
Next time you decide make a tool include a ♥♥♥♥ing readme would ya's!

Come back with avengeance did you Rydia?, oh well I guess after being banned 3 times you kinda have to get tough skin. was it tough on the inside?
Aidyr (Banned) Aug 7, 2016 @ 7:46pm 
this was too damn easy anyways. Like really, I thought it would be a REAL challenge, but y'all haven't played Gloiria48's mod of it yet. Now that ♥♥♥♥ is a hard, and interesting...couldn't find that one video though. Not that any of you are up to a challenge cause, well, how much do you really know FFIX?
(Formula: Brain= -88*1= -88)
Beatrix was a ♥♥♥♥♥ when Steiner got to be a real paladin.
Aidyr (Banned) Aug 7, 2016 @ 7:47pm 
Originally posted by FafnirChaos:
was it tough on the inside?
It was wet and hard, thank you.
Fujiko Aug 10, 2016 @ 10:18pm 
This works wonderful for me i always loved Beatrix and wanted her in my party even in the ps1 game but was upset when i could not have her thanks for this mod ^^<3
Moogy Aug 13, 2016 @ 7:05pm 
Dude this mod is awesome ! haha did i say that already ? I think i did.

One question sir:
Did you tinker with the stat boosting through equipments ? Is it the same as before ?
It's very neccessary for me to have that included, im doing a low level playthrough and wanna level late game with the right equipment to get the highest stats possible.

Well somewhat, dont wanna be a perfectionist. Well i did that before and ended up with Vivi with 90 in magic stats with no one to demolish lol.
This game needs extra bosses lol.
But i hope you understand my question above :)
Last edited by Moogy; Aug 13, 2016 @ 7:05pm
Moogy Aug 13, 2016 @ 9:16pm 
Oh and one other question:
What other mods release on steam do you recommend with your mod?
I was thinking about audio fix, black bars, fps fix and Memoria but dont know if your mod supports any more mods..

Hope i make sense with all my questions
Last edited by Moogy; Aug 13, 2016 @ 9:17pm
Blank Aug 14, 2016 @ 12:35am 
@Tirlititi Hey, is there anyway to add in blank...? You know I always come here to ask that..and to customize his skills? I am confused on how to use hades workshop for steam, like what to to open up after using this mod. Make my own alterations... is that possible?
Tirlititi Aug 14, 2016 @ 2:31am 
@ Moogy: Thanks again ^^
I modified the stat boosting equipments a bit indeed. However, except for the weapons, I didn't modify anything crucial (nothing worth for a low level challenge). The ultimate weapons give a big stat boost, as well as a few special weapons (STQ and Hammer).
Also, even though I don't think it's possible to make a lvl 1 game without cheating, difficulty-wise, I removed the experience from a few mandatory battles. In particular, Yana's battle don't give experience anymore.

For the other mods on Steam, they are not compatible. I didn't test the XInput mod as my controller works fine enough, but this one might be compatible.

If a mod doesn't require you to modify p0data2, p0data7, resources or Assembly-CSharp, it will likely be compatible (but most mods do require that).

@ Blank: I'm not planning to add Blank in Alternate Fantasy. The main reason is that I don't see it fit story-wise. There is also an tecnical problem: Blank is sharing a character slot with Amarant. That means you can't add Blank to the party without removing Amarant (it also has effects on stats, as for the infamous Marcus-Eiko glitch).

If you want to add Blank nonetheless with Hades Workshop, you must use either one of these scripts:
SetPartyReserve( 127 | 2048 ) SetCharacterData( 11, 0, 255, 21, 12 ) Party( 4, 1 )
SetCharacterData( 11, 0, 255, 21, 12 ) set AddParty(11)

The first one enables Blank and let the player choose his party (show the team choice screen).
The second one just adds Blank to the party (the party must not be full or it will fail).

Add these lines in one of the fields' scripts, at the point of the game where you want to add Blank. Note that he won't be available anymore if the game changes the party again (unless you modify the part of the game script that changes the party).

You can't open my mod with Hades Workshop yet to make your own alterations.
Moogy Aug 14, 2016 @ 5:05am 
Originally posted by Tirlititi:
I modified the stat boosting equipments a bit indeed. However, except for the weapons, I didn't modify anything crucial (nothing worth for a low level challenge). The ultimate weapons give a big stat boost, as well as a few special weapons (STQ and Hammer).
Also, even though I don't think it's possible to make a lvl 1 game without cheating, difficulty-wise, I removed the experience from a few mandatory battles. In particular, Yana's battle don't give experience anymore.

Yes i saw that the ultimate weapons raise stats.
Im talking about stats boosting while leveling up.
For example if you wear Robe of Lords while leveling you get Spd 1+, Str 1+, Mag 3+ and Spr +1 as an extra stat while leveling.

Many other items like Ribbon increases Mag +3 and Defender Spr +3.
But the character needs to wear it of course while leveling.

Im just asking, does this still work ?


Shirayuki Z Aug 14, 2016 @ 6:34am 
The main issue still remains, low HP of super bosses.
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