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    Save State Hacking Guide by Binta

    Version: 1.1 | Updated: 10/19/03 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    FINAL FANTASY II
     Stats Hacking Guide
      By: Binta
    email address: nekketsu_vince@yahoo.com
    ================================================================================
    What is this about?
    This is a hacking guide for Final Fantasy 2 for the NES. It uses built-in hex
    editing for VirtuaNES under "Tool" as "Cheat Support". It's lets you change your
    stats, items, spells, and Gil held. To boot, you can also change the mastery
    levels of your weapons.
    ================================================================================
    Disclaimer
    I, Binta, have made this FAQ page. You can read this freely and/or download it,
    just don't post it up on your website or other places, unless I say it's okay.
    I'll let you print this if you want, too. Just don't steal my work.
    ================================================================================
    Credit to TeraTempyst for telling me the magic mastery addresses
    ================================================================================
    Version History
    V 1.0 - Initial
    V 1.1 - Added level/EXP for magic spell mastery (thank you TeraTempyst)
    ================================================================================
    NEED
    -NES emulator, hopefully VirtuaNES
    -Rom of Final Fantasy 2
    ================================================================================
    HINTS
    +When trying to get certain spells for your characters, it's better to hack the
     item rather than trying to hack the spell in your list. Do it either way, which
     ever pleases you. Same as with equipment and items. Just do which way is easier
     for you, or don't bother at all.
    +Make sure you make a backup copy of your data! Do this by doing either a
     "Save-State" OR by copy/paste of your .SAV file. If you don't do this and you
     change a wrong value or make an overflow, it will erase ALL of your data files
     for your game which you otherwise won't be able to get back!
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    NOTES:1)When altering a character's appearance, they will simply change colors
            UNTIL you "switch to a different screen"
          2)I think (not sure) that when different characters leave/join the values
            must be changed again (if you want every different character strong).
          3)When you see two values (e.g., for HP 6108,6109)input for both to get
            HP/MP over 255, since at most you can only place 255.
          4)For stats, only place 99 at most!! HP/MP values put as 255. NEVER put
            anything above 255(DEC)/FF(HEX) for any case or you'll cause an overflow
          5)Getting items on equipment slots they normally can't go on CAN be
            removed, but to get it back on you need to hex again.
          6)If you try to get too high of HP, MP or Gil (currency) the number will
            looked glitched up but it's really above the unglitched number
          7)If you find out other cool stuff or typos I missed, let me know.
          8)When changing your items, don't get rid of the trashcan; I'm not sure if
            it's possible to get back.
          9)It's possible to hex your characters' equipment in battles, but I don't
            think you can change their HP/MP ratings.
    ================================================================================
    Current Gil Held-------601C,601D,601E
    ================================================================================
    1st Character Offsets
    Current HP-----6108,6109
    Maximum HP-----610A,610B
    Current MP-----610C,610D
    Maximum MP-----610E,610F
    Power----------6120
    Agility--------6121
    Vitality-------6122
    Intelligence---6123
    Soul-----------6124
    Magic Power----6125
    Evade%---------612B
       Level-------612A
    Magic Defense--612D
       Multiplier--612C
    Hit%-----------6117
     No. of Hits---6116
    Appearance-----6100
    Right Hand-----611C
    Left Hand------611D
    Body-----------611A
    Head-----------6119
    Arms-----------611B
    Item 1---------611E
    Item 2---------611F
    
    2nd Character Offsets
    Current HP-----6148,6149
    Maximum HP-----614A,614B
    Current MP-----614C,614D
    Maximum MP-----614E,614F
    Power----------6160
    Agility--------6161
    Vitality-------6162
    Intelligence---6163
    Soul-----------6164
    Magic Power----6165
    Evade%---------616B
       Level-------616A
    Magic Defense--616D
       Multiplier--616C
    Hit%-----------6156
     No. of Hits---6156
    Appearance-----6140
    Right Hand-----615C
    Left Hand------615D
    Body-----------615A
    Head-----------6159
    Arms-----------615B
    Item 1---------615E
    Item 2---------615F
    
    3rd Character Offsets
    Current HP-----6188,6189
    Maximum HP-----618A,618B
    Current MP-----618C,618D
    Maximum MP-----618E,618F
    Power----------61A0
    Agility--------61A1
    Vitality-------61A2
    Intelligence---61A3
    Soul-----------61A4
    Magic Power----6185
    Evade%---------61AB
       Level-------61AA
    Magic Defense--61AD
       Multiplier--61AC
    Hit%-----------61A7
     No. of Hits---61A6
    Appearance-----6180
    Right Hand-----619C
    Left Hand------619D
    Body-----------619A
    Head-----------6199
    Arms-----------619B
    Item 1---------619E
    Item 2---------619F
    
    4th Character Offsets
    Current HP-----61C8,61C9
    Maximum HP-----61CA,61CB
    Current MP-----61CC,61CD
    Maximum MP-----61CE,61CF
    Power----------61E0
    Agility--------61E1
    Vitality-------61E2
    Intelligence---61E3
    Soul-----------61E4
    Magic Power----61E5
    Evade%---------61EB
       Level-------61EA
    Magic Defense--61ED
       Multiplier--61EC
    Hit%-----------61E7
     No. of Hits---61E6
    Appearance-----61C0
    Right Hand-----61DC
    Left Hand------61DD
    Body-----------61DA
    Head-----------61D9
    Arms-----------61DB
    Item 1---------61DE
    Item 2---------61DF
    ================================================================================
    Appearance Values
    These will change not only your character's portrait, but also the sprite on the
    map AND battle. However, in certain story events where it shows ALL your members
    on the map at once, they will look normal as if you didn't hack at all.
      0-Frionel
      1-Maria
      2-Guy
      3-Minh
      4-Josef
      5-Gordon
      6-Layla
      7-Richard
      8-Lionheart
      9-Cross, like when your character is dead.
     10-Frog
     11 or higher are glitches.
    
    If you're used to the playstation names but playing this NES version instead,
    here are the names:
    Frionel=Firion  Guy=Gus  Minh=Mindu  Layla=Leila  Richard=Gareth  Lionheart=Leon
    ================================================================================
    Item slots are 6060 through 607F
    HINT: Keep the trash-can in its initial position (bottom right corner) so it's
          easier to hex items.
    (NOTE: Increasing address values goes from left to right, and starting new rows)
    
    Item/Magic Values
    Use these to get certain items. I've "divided" the item "types", such as story,
    sword, basic, etc..
    If you try to place any item/equipment in any magic slot it will result in a
    totally useless spell which only wastes MP when used. Note that the spells are
    the ITEMS, not the items themselves.
    
    Story Items
      0-Nothing
      1-Ring
      2-Canoe
      3-Pass
      4-Mithril
      5-Ice Sled
      6-Goddess Bell
      7-Egil Torch
      8-Sun Flame
      9-Pendant
     10-Egg
     11-White Mask
     12-Black Mask
     13-Crystal Rod
     14-Hiryuu
    
     15-??? (not sure, but I know it's useless)
    
    Basic Items
     16-Potion
     17-Antidote
     18-Gold Needle
     19-Crucifix
     20-Maid Kiss
     21-Echo Screen
     22-Eye Drop
     23-Fenix Down
     24-Elixer
     25-Ether
     26-X Potion
     27-Cottage
    
    Battle Items
     28-Wind Flute
     29-Earth Drum
     30-Garlic
     31-Unicorn Horn
     32-Ice Wind
     33-Elder IQ
     34-Heart
     35-Shoes
     36-Thread
     37-Silent B
     38-Egg Timer
     39-Death God
     40-Bacchus Drink
     41-Dragon Bean
     42-Valium
     43-Ice Scythe
     44-Fang
     45-Mirror
     46-Hellfire
    
    Useless items...
     47-Phin
     48-Unarmed
    
    Shields
     49-Buckler
     50-Bronze
     51-Mithril
     52-Gold
     53-Ice
     54-Flame
     55-Diamond
     56-Dragon
     57-Aegis
    
    Daggers
     58-Knife
     59-Dagger
     60-Mithril
     61-Gouche
     62-Orhacon
     63-Ripper
     64-Catclaw
    
    Staves
     65-Cane
     66-Mace
     67-Mithril
     68-Were
     69-Magic
     70-Power
     71-Evil
     72-Greed
     73-Daimond
    
    Spears
     74-Javelin
     75-Spear
     76-Mithril
     77-Trident
     78-Demon
     79-Flame
     80-Ice
     81-Bolt
     82-Holy
    
    Swords
     83-Broad
     84-Long
     85-Mithril
     86-Ancient
     87-Sleep
     88-Winged
     89-Blood
     90-Earth
     91-Flame
     92-Ice
     93-Defense
     94-Sun
     95-Excalibur
     96-Masmune
    
    Axes
     97-Axe
     98-Battle
     99-Mithril
    100-Demon
    101-Ogre
    102-Poison
    103-Rune
    
    Bows
    104-Bow
    105-Long
    106-Mithril
    107-Blind
    108-Flame
    109-Ice
    110-Killer
    111-Yoichi
    
    Helmets
    112-Leather
    113-Bronze
    114-Mithril
    115-Giant
    116-Flame
    117-Diamond
    118-Genji
    119-Spiral
    120-Goldpin
    121-Ribbon
    
    Armor
    122-Clothes
    123-Leather
    124-Bronze
    125-Mithril
    126-Gold
    127-Knight
    128-Flame
    129-Ice
    130-Diamond
    131-Dragon
    132-Genji
    133-Copper
    134-Silver
    135-Ruby
    136-Quartz
    137-Diamond (dunno why there's a possible duplicate?)
    138-White Robe
    139-Black Robe
    140-Power
    141-Black
    
    Gloves
    142-Leather
    143-Bronze
    144-Mithril
    145-Thief
    146-Giant
    147-Ice
    148-Diamond
    149-Genji
    150-Defense
    151-Power
    
    Books (stuff to make characters learn magic)
    152-Fire
    153-Bolt
    154-Ice
    155-Aero
    156-Drain
    157-Aspil
    158-Flare
    159-Sleep
    160-Stone
    161-Stop
    162-Charm
    163-Blind
    164-Curse
    165-Toad
    166-Break
    167-Death
    168-Warp
    169-Berserk
    170-Haste
    171-Aura
    172-Cure
    173-Life
    174-Peep
    175-Heal
    176-Barrier
    177-Blink
    178-Safe
    179-Shell
    180-Wall
    181-Dispel
    182-Mini
    183-Mute
    184-Anti
    185-Fog
    186-Slow
    187-Change
    188-Fear
    189-Holy
    190-Exit
    191-Ultima
    
    
    Now for magic spells to use for magic slots!
    192-Fire
    193-Bolt
    194-Ice
    195-Aero
    196-Drain
    197-Aspil
    198-Flare
    199-Sleep
    200-Stone
    201-Stop
    202-Charm
    203-Blind
    204-Curse
    205-Toad
    206-Break
    207-Death
    208-Warp
    209-Berserk
    210-Haste
    211-Aura
    212-Cure
    213-Life
    214-Peep
    215-Heal
    216-Barrier
    217-Blink
    218-Safe
    219-Shell
    220-Wall
    221-Dispel
    222-Mini
    223-Mute
    224-Anti
    225-Fog
    226-Slow
    227-Change
    228-Fear
    229-Holy
    230-Exit
    231-Ultima
    ================================================================================
    Mastery Values
    The first address is the level the mastery is at. The second one is experience
    points.
    NOTE: When changing the skill level, remember to keep it one level less than
          what you want. For example, if you want a level 5 mastery, you put the
          level in as 4.   0 is level 1, 1 is level 2, and so on.
    Weapon Mastery   1st Character  2nd Character  3rd Character  4th Character
    Fist (Unarmed)     6200|6201      6240|6241      6280|6281      62C0|62C1
    Shield             6202|6203      6242|6243      6282|6283      62C2|62C3
    Dagger             6204|6205      6244|6245      6284|6285      62C4|62C5
    Mace/Staff         6206|6207      6246|6247      6286|6287      62C6|62C7
    Spear              6208|6209      6248|6249      6288|6289      62C8|62C9
    Sword              620A|620B      624A|624B      628A|628B      62CA|62CB
    Axe                620C|620D      624C|624D      628C|628D      62CC|62CD
    Bow                620E|620F      624E|624F      628E|628F      62CE|62CF
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    Magic Slot Values
               1st Character  2nd Character  3rd Character  4th Character
    Slot  1       6130           6170           61B0           61F0
    Slot  2       6131           6171           61B1           61F1
    Slot  3       6132           6172           61B2           61F2
    Slot  4       6133           6173           61B3           61F3
    Slot  5       6134           6174           61B4           61F4
    Slot  6       6135           6175           61B5           61F5
    Slot  7       6136           6176           61B6           61F6
    Slot  8       6137           6177           61B7           61F7
    Slot  9       6138           6178           61B8           61F8
    Slot 10       6139           6179           61B9           61F9
    Slot 11       613A           617A           61BA           61FA
    Slot 12       613B           617B           61BB           61FB
    Slot 13       613C           617C           61BC           61FC
    Slot 14       613D           617D           61BD           61FD
    Slot 15       613E           617E           61BE           61FE
    Slot 16       613F           617F           61BF           61FF
    
    Magic Mastery/EXP Values
    (1st address is level, 2nd is EXP)
    
    1st Character
    Slot 1---6210,6211
    Slot 2---6212,6213
    Slot 3---6214,6215
    Slot 4---6216,6217
    Slot 5---6218,6219
    Slot 6---621A,621B
    Slot 7---621C,621D
    Slot 8---621E,621F
    Slot 9---6220,6221
    Slot 10--6222,6223
    Slot 11--6224,6225
    Slot 12--6226,6227
    Slot 13--6228,6229
    Slot 14--622A,622B
    Slot 15--622C,622D
    Slot 16--622E,622F
    
    
    2nd Character
    Slot 1---6250,6251
    Slot 2---6252,6253
    Slot 3---6254,6255
    Slot 4---6256,6257
    Slot 5---6258,6259
    Slot 6---625A,625B
    Slot 7---625C,625D
    Slot 8---625E,625F
    Slot 9---6260,6261
    Slot 10--6262,6263
    Slot 11--6264,6265
    Slot 12--6266,6267
    Slot 13--6268,6269
    Slot 14--626A,626B
    Slot 15--626C,626D
    Slot 16--626E,626F
    
    3rd Character
    Slot 1---6290,6291
    Slot 2---6292,6293
    Slot 3---6294,6295
    Slot 4---6296,6297
    Slot 5---6298,6299
    Slot 6---629A,629B
    Slot 7---629C,629D
    Slot 8---629E,629F
    Slot 9---62A0,62A1
    Slot 10--62A2,62A3
    Slot 11--62A4,62A5
    Slot 12--62A6,62A7
    Slot 13--62A8,62A9
    Slot 14--62AA,62AB
    Slot 15--62AC,62AD
    Slot 16--62AE,62AF
    
    4th Character
    Slot 1---62D0,62D1
    Slot 2---62D2,62D3
    Slot 3---62D4,62D5
    Slot 4---62D6,62D7
    Slot 5---62D8,62D9
    Slot 6---62DA,62DB
    Slot 7---62DC,62DD
    Slot 8---62DE,62DF
    Slot 9---62E0,62E1
    Slot 10--62E2,62E3
    Slot 11--62E4,62E5
    Slot 12--62E6,62E7
    Slot 13--62E8,62E9
    Slot 14--62EA,62EB
    Slot 15--62EC,62ED
    Slot 16--62EE,62EF
    ================================================================================
    "Word" address, and then values
    Addresses are 6080 to 608F
    Values
    241-Wild Rose
    242-Mithril
    243-Warship
    244-Parmekia
    245-Airship
    246-Goddess Bell
    247-Sun Flame
    248-Mysidia
    249-Ultima
    250-Dragoon
    251-Hiryuu
    252-Whirlwind
    253-Jade
    254-Mask
    255-Ekume
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