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ROM Hacks: Final Fantasy IV - Ultima (FINAL VERSION v5.12f)
« on: October 22, 2019, 08:30:41 pm »

Update By: 8.bit.fan

Final Fantasy IV - Ultima version 5.12f is finally out! It has been quite a journey creating and updating this hack, however, it has finally arrived at the end in its final form.

Originally, about a year ago, this project began as an addendum to the vanilla game: FF2SNES. The idea was to make a few polish here and there, and reuse some of the empty space and dummied out contents in the rom to create some meaningful and new weapons/spells/gears to spice up the core FF4 experience. However, as time went by, with the combination of new ideas that kept popping up and suggestions from many players of this hack, more and more goodies was added to the hack to a point where Final Fantasy IV - Ultima had become its own personality. In its final form, not only has the hack been treated with new goodies and a few extra endgame additions as it did back in v1.0, but it is now loaded with a ton of extra content such as new side-quests, new scenarios, new weapons and much much more throughout the entire game from start to finish...plus a fairly good sized endgame adventure in addition as well. Here are a few notable features of this hack:

-32 New Weapons! 21 New Spells! 20 New Bosses!!
-Fully Detailed Equipment Screen!
-New Attack Animation that scales to your Power!
-Dual-Wielding Dark Knight Cecil!
-New Side-Quests! New Events! New Endgame Scenarios!!

Barring any bug fixes or polish updates, this should be the FINAL VERSION of Final Fantasy IV - Ultima. So if you haven't already, do give it a download and check it out! Hope you'll all enjoy this hack immensely and feel free to reach out if you have any questions and/or comments! Cheers!! :)

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Re: ROM Hacks: Final Fantasy IV - Ultima (FINAL VERSION v5.12f)
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2019, 10:54:54 pm »
Thanks for all the work put in this hack this brings new life to this awesome game  :thumbsup:

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Re: ROM Hacks: Final Fantasy IV - Ultima (FINAL VERSION v5.12f)
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2019, 11:15:22 am »
Pretty sure I applied the patch correctly however ran into some graphical errors early on, entering the Kaipo Armor shop removes the exit, also going down to the second floor of the antlion cave there is a wall blocking the only way to progress.  Any ideas?

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Re: ROM Hacks: Final Fantasy IV - Ultima (FINAL VERSION v5.12f)
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2019, 02:16:49 pm »
Looks pretty awesome! Thanks for the hard work!!

I'll have to check this out some time.. thanks again!!

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Re: ROM Hacks: Final Fantasy IV - Ultima (FINAL VERSION v5.12f)
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2019, 03:54:40 pm »
Hi Everyone!
Thanks for the kind words ASR_94 and Drag0nwind! :)
Hope you'll enjoy the hack and as always feel free to reach out for any questions and/or comments! :thumbsup:

Sabian,
That sounds like an issue with the patching. If you'd like, I can directly PM you with a working file of the hack. Please let me know!

Cheers!! :beer:

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Re: ROM Hacks: Final Fantasy IV - Ultima (FINAL VERSION v5.12f)
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2019, 02:07:19 am »
As soon as I got to baron I went through killing the guards and then went to the defensive item shop and the game soft locked me there. It should a bunch of pictures of random shops in the bottom right corner of the map.

I used an Emulator (SNES9x), and haven't tested it on my SD2SNES flash cart.

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Re: ROM Hacks: Final Fantasy IV - Ultima (FINAL VERSION v5.12f)
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2019, 02:21:40 pm »
As soon as I got to baron I went through killing the guards and then went to the defensive item shop and the game soft locked me there. It should a bunch of pictures of random shops in the bottom right corner of the map.

I used an Emulator (SNES9x), and haven't tested it on my SD2SNES flash cart.
Hi Divineheresy88! :)
Hmmmm... this also sounds like an issue with the patching. If you'd like, I can directly PM you with a working file of the hack. Please let me know!

Cheers!! :beer:

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Re: ROM Hacks: Final Fantasy IV - Ultima (FINAL VERSION v5.12f)
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2019, 03:33:52 pm »
RHDN is not a vehicle for piracy, probably shouldn't be PMing roms.

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Re: ROM Hacks: Final Fantasy IV - Ultima (FINAL VERSION v5.12f)
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2019, 04:54:24 pm »
RHDN is not a vehicle for piracy, probably shouldn't be PMing roms.
Thanks for the heads up.
I'll limit the PMs to non-rom files.
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Re: ROM Hacks: Final Fantasy IV - Ultima (FINAL VERSION v5.12f)
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2019, 07:57:59 pm »
I have a question. Will certain cheat codes either glitch the game or not? I'm interested in adding an Inf./ Max Money code(s), and I want to play the game with smooth sailing. Thanks in advance.

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Re: ROM Hacks: Final Fantasy IV - Ultima (FINAL VERSION v5.12f)
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2019, 01:18:21 pm »
I have a question. Will certain cheat codes either glitch the game or not? I'm interested in adding an Inf./ Max Money code(s), and I want to play the game with smooth sailing. Thanks in advance.
Hi SailorCallie77! :)
Cheat codes do work with this hack as far as I know! :)
Hope you'll enjoy the hack and feel free to reach out if you have any other questions! :thumbsup:

Cheers!! :beer:
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Re: ROM Hacks: Final Fantasy IV - Ultima (FINAL VERSION v5.12f)
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2019, 02:44:15 pm »
Hi SailorCallie77! :)
Cheat codes do work with this hack as far as I know! :)
Hope you'll enjoy the hack and feel free to reach out if you have any other questions! :thumbsup:

Cheers!! :beer:
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Thanks! :)

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Re: ROM Hacks: Final Fantasy IV - Ultima (FINAL VERSION v5.12f)
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2019, 04:19:26 pm »
I JUST played through Project II: Final Fantasy IV so I'll have to put this on my to play list.  FF II US is my second favorite FF so I'll definitely play this next when I get the itch!

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Re: ROM Hacks: Final Fantasy IV - Ultima (FINAL VERSION v5.12f)
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2019, 05:50:12 pm »
I JUST played through Project II: Final Fantasy IV so I'll have to put this on my to play list.  FF II US is my second favorite FF so I'll definitely play this next when I get the itch!
Hi exodous! :)
Sounds great and hope that you'll enjoy it!
If you have any questions and/or comments regarding the hack, feel free to reach out to me directly or to the FF4 Ultima discord at https://discord.gg/4MqjwJt

Cheers!! :thumbsup: :beer:
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Re: ROM Hacks: Final Fantasy IV - Ultima (FINAL VERSION v5.12f)
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2019, 06:35:05 pm »
Hi Everyone! :)

Just when I thought I had released the final version of this hack, ideas and suggestions started coming in. So, who was I kidding, v5.30 of Final Fantasy IV - Ultima has just been released! :D One of the major changes is that you are no longer required to battle the AI at the Lunar Core for a normal play-through of the main game. Effectively making this game much more accessible to the more casual players. The AI is now an optional boss that guards the BIG SECRET of this hack! :)
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4134/

Hope you'll all enjoy the update and thanks so much for everyone's continual support! :thumbsup:
As always, feel free to reach out to the FF4 Ultima community on Discord if you have any questions or comments:
https://discord.gg/4MqjwJt

Cheers and Enjoy!! :beer:



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Re: ROM Hacks: Final Fantasy IV - Ultima (FINAL VERSION v5.12f)
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2019, 02:49:18 pm »
What is the overall difficulty like (assuming one doesn't abuse mechanics)? At least as hard as FF4j, or is the challenge mostly in the optional content?

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Re: ROM Hacks: Final Fantasy IV - Ultima (FINAL VERSION v5.12f)
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2019, 03:27:55 pm »
What is the overall difficulty like (assuming one doesn't abuse mechanics)? At least as hard as FF4j, or is the challenge mostly in the optional content?
Hi galneon!
Thanks for the interest!
I'd say this hack is a little harder than FF4j overall. However, the first 1/3 of the game is easier. Then progressively gets harder throughout. By the last 1/3 of the main game, its a good deal harder than FF4j.

The optional/endgame extra content will be very very difficult and challenge even the most veterans of FF4 players.

Hope this helps!
For more info, the FF4 Ultima Discord community has a slew of extra info on the hack that you might find helpful:
https://discord.gg/4MqjwJt

Feel free to reach out at anytime for any questions/comments! :)

Cheers!! :beer: :thumbsup:

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Re: ROM Hacks: Final Fantasy IV - Ultima (FINAL VERSION v5.12f)
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2019, 03:47:35 pm »
Very helpful and I look forward to playing someday. Thanks!

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« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2019, 03:56:15 pm »
Very helpful and I look forward to playing someday. Thanks!
Sure thing! Hope you'll enjoy it!! :) :thumbsup:
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