Hi there !
I'm working on a Final Fantasy IX modding tool called Hades Workshop. It is aiming to allow to edit most of Final Fantasy IX's content. Quiet a big project and I don't know if I will ever decide when it's finished //============== THE TOOL =================//
The features so far :
- Can open Final Fantasy IX PSX files, in .bin format and in any language version,- Now works with the Steam version,
- Read and edit datas about :
--- Spells the party can cast,
--- Supporting abilities the party can use,
--- Commands the party has,
--- Default stats of the party members,
--- Items' features,
--- Items sold in shops,
--- Statistics, attacks and AI of enemies,
--- Tetra Master cards,
--- Text, dialogs and charmap,
--- Game's script,
--- MIPS script and CIL script,
--- Model exporting (Battle Scenes only for PSX, more for Steam),
--- Backgrounds (view only in PSX, view/replace in Steam),
--- Steam resources exporter/importer,
--- Spell animation sequencing.
- Works under Windows only (you may recompile the source code I redistribute or use wine under linux).
It may be a good idea to have a look at the help (F2).
Also, I recommend to the new Steam users to go easy with this tool. Several features are easy to get familiar with, but due to the power of this program and the complexity of FF9, there are subtilities and traps to avoid.
You should read this post
to get to know some of them.Important
: Hades Workshop doesn't work if Albeoris's Memoria tool was used. The other tool called Memoria (seriously Albeoris...) by gjoerulv works just fine.
I made the program, obviously, but I got helped a lot by your wiki (http://wiki.qhimm.com/view/FF9
) for cluster datas format and by http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/
Other than that, LandonRay and Zande made quiet an useful work in data finding, Zidane_2 wrote most of the other tools about FFIX before me.
The background image has been drawn by Maxa'. You can check his Deviant-Art page here
Please tell me if you get any suggestion/bug report/feedback to share ^^
Here are the download links :HADES WORKSHOPGithub projectThe older versions can be found here
Thank you for your attention //=============== THE MODS =================//
Here are Final Fantasy IX mods made using Hades Workshop. I won't speak of LandonRay's mod because it is not related to it, but it's also worth a look ^^Difficulty Tweak
: Made by Iamthehorker, this mod increases the MP cost of the abilities and make the battles tougher. The gameplay itself is preserved, so it really is an increase of difficulty for an augmented playthrough. If you think that the boss battles end too quickly or if you never saw the use of the ethers/elixirs, this mod is a way to go. It also allows Steiner to equip the Save of the Queen in the end-game.Final Fantasy Formula IX
: A mod made by Aidolu with completly different spells and commands. I particulary like how commands have been re-invested to make spells like Songs or Cooking moves. The new spells are mostly taken from other Final Fantasy with few changes sometimes because of the limitation of my program or of FFIX battle mechanics.Save The Queen
: A mod made by ThisGuyAreSick2. It allows Steiner to use the allmighty Save The Queen. It also changes the way you synthesize it (it's made in the Black Mage Village in disc 4).FF9.2.2
: A mod made by Vir to improve the Perfect Stats challenge balancing. It removes the forced exp battle so a true lvl 1 game can be made. It also fixes the Thunder Slash glitch. Vir also made a Fixed Stats Mod
which removes the primary stat variations from games to games and have a normalized stat progression.Alternate Fantasy
: My own mod. It modifies a bit of everything in the game but mostly change the abilities and the gameplay in battles.
Also, you can find here
the different tiny mods I made over the years.//================ BONUS =================//Simplified Game Scripts
Here are some scripts of systems or mini-games that are of some interest if you wish to know how the game works in-deep.FFIX Code FolderHidden dialogs
Here are some few interesting secret dialogs, never used in the game.
I've also made a patch to enable some of them in-game :Hidden Dialogs (PSX)Hidden Dialogs (PC)
And a video
showing the patch's content.
Don't hesitate to tell me if you find more unused dialogs : I'll add them to the list ^^Alexandria [Over the roofs...] :
Puck “So, Vivi... Is this your first time in Alexandria?”
Vivi “Uh... Um... Yeah. I bought my ticket from a moogle wearing a hat...”
Puck “Bad luck! If I ever find that moogle, I'll hurt him plenty!”
Vivi “Uh... Thanks...”
Puck “Alright! Just a little farther 'til we can see the stage!”Ruined Prima Vista [Steiner's bitterness] :
Steiner “Those bastards... If they plan to demand a ransom, they're wasting their time. I'll see to it that they receive nothing!”
Steiner “Wretched thieves... I'll see them all hanged!”
Steiner “Those bastards... They will never get away with this!”Observatory Mountain [Good and Evil with Grampa Morrid] :
Steiner “Alexandria, off course! Burmecia started the war, and we lost our king as a result.”
Morrid “Many wars were fought before the Lindblum Airship Revolution.”
Morrid “Alexandria intiated some of the wars against Burmecia. Now, can you tell me who was right or wrong?”
Steiner “I-I am not talking about the past! I am talking about the future!”
Morrid “What will you do if Alexandria starts a war?”
Steiner “When will the cargo ship arrive!?”Gizamaluke's Grotto [Entering Burmecia] :
Burmecian Soldier “This is the Gizamaluke's Grotto. It is Burmecia's border.”
Burmecian Soldier “No one is allowed inside without the king's permission.”Cleyra [Meeting with the King and the High Priest] translated from japanese by luksy :
Freya “It has been some time, Your Majesty.”
King of Burmecia “Ah, Freya, well met.”
King of Burmecia “The High Priest and I welcome you.”
High Priest of Cleyra “My Lady.”
High Priest of Cleyra “It would appear that this predicament no longer concerns Burmecia alone.”
Freya “I understand, Your Holiness.”
Freya “And yet...”
Freya “I fear my strength alone may not suffice.”
King “Freya...I know what troubles you.”
King “I must apologize for earlier.”
King “Can you ever forgive me?”
King “No! off course you cannot.”
King “But the fate of the people of Burmecia now hangs by but a thread.”Occupied Lindblum Castle [Reaching Cid] :
Don't get caught by the enemy!
Jump out when she looks away!
Man “The regent is waiting for you at the Base Level.”
Man “The enemy is busy loading supplies. Go down on the lift, now!”
Man “Once you get on the lift, my comrades will take care of the rest.”
Zidane “So, I just take the lift to the Base Level without getting caught?”
Zidane “Piece o' cake! Leave everything to me.”
Is anybody there...?
Oh, it's only a cat...
Zidane (Wow, that was a close one.)
Man “(You idiot!)”
Man “Whatever you do, don't get caught!”
Man “What's wrong? The regent is waiting at the Base Level.”
Man “Go now, or you'll get caught!”
Zidane “I gotta run while she's looking away.”Occupied Lindblum Castle [The Ancient World Map] :
Regent Cid “That is a national treasure of Lindblum!”
Regent Cid “It was passed down through my ancestors, since the days of the first regent.”
Regent Cid “It was probably made before our continent was covered in the Mist...”
Regent Cid “That is an ancient map of the entire world!”Alexandria [Balloon Mini-game] translated from french by me :
Girl “You want to play with us?”
Girl “You've got some time to gather balloons and give them to the boys behind us!”
Girl “You get more time depending on the color of the balloon that you bring.”
Green → 5 more seconds
Yellow → 10 more seconds
Blue → 15 more seconds
Red → 30 more seconds
Girl “All the three of us have a balloon and we are somewhere on the square.”
Girl “Well... Start!”
Boy “X more seconds! You have Y points!”Final [The 2 worlds' fusion] :
The Iifa Tree could not be stopped...
Gaia and Terra's fusion
caused global chaos,
destroying many cities and
taking many lives...