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!
================================================================================
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
================================================================================
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
================================================================================