Final Fantasy 3 NES Save State Hacking Guide

by: EmeraldThunder21
Contact: or my AIM Screen Name (EmeraldThunder21)

1. An NES Emulator with Save State capabilities
2. A Hex Editor, which you can download a free demo of at
     There is also some free, full-version hex editor at
     (try HView or hexworks but they don't have as many feature HexWorkshop
3. Some idea of how to hex edit because im not very good at explaining...
     But I guess I'll give it a shot for any beginners out there.

When you open your Saved State File it'll probably be set up something
like this, depending on which editor you're using.

00000000 | #### #### #### #### #### #### 3E## #### | ................
00000010 | #### #### E0## #### #### #### #### #### | ................
00000020 | #### #### #### #### FF## #### #### #### | ................
00000030 | #### #### #### #### #### #### #### #### | ................

Each pair of ## represents ONE offset, going from 0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-A-B-C-D-E-F.

00000000 | 0001 0203 0405 0607 0809 0A0B 0C0D 0E0F | ................

The value 3E represents the offset position 0C, E0 would be in position 14, FF would
be 28, and so on. Also, somewhere down near the bottom of the offset's list
it shows the actual offset itself so you don't have to count from the
beginning of the row. Thats about all you need to know to use this guide.
If you're still having problems (which I'm sure many newcomers would after reading
this garbage) then contact me and occasionally if someone sends
me an email with their Save State file attached, and specifications for what
they want, I'll edit the hex myself.

NOTE: When changing a character's status, open their 
job selection screen and then cancel for it to work, and 
if you change your job the status will return to normal.
Also, For Level and Skill Level the max value is 62.

-First Character Offsets-
Level			101
Job			100
Max HP			10E,10F
Current HP		10C,10D
L1 Max MP		130
L1 Current MP		131
L2 Max MP		132
L2 Current MP		133
L3 Max MP		134
L3 Current MP		135
L4 Max MP		136
L4 Current MP		137
L5 Max MP		138
L5 Current MP		139
L6 Max MP		13A
L6 Current MP		13B
L7 Max MP		13C
L7 Current MP		13D
L8 Max MP		13E
L8 Current MP		13F
Skill Level		110
Str	112
Agl	113
Vit	114
Int	115
Spr	116
Right Hand          	203
Right Hand Quantity 	204
   (01 unless the character is holding arrows, then 01 to 14 (20 decimal) )
Left Hand           	205
Left Hand Quantity  	206
   (Same as Right Hand Quantity)
Head                	200
Body                	201
Ring / Hand         	202

-Second Character Offsets-
Level			141
Job			140
Max HP			14E,14F
Current HP		14C,14D
L1 Max MP		170
L1 Current MP		171
L2 Max MP		172
L2 Current MP		173
L3 Max MP		174
L3 Current MP		175
L4 Max MP		176
L4 Current MP		177
L5 Max MP		178
L5 Current MP		179
L6 Max MP		17A
L6 Current MP		17B
L7 Max MP		17C
L7 Current MP		17D
L8 Max MP		17E
L8 Current MP		17F
Skill Level		150
Str	152
Agl	153
Vit	154
Int	155
Spr	156
Right Hand          	243
Right Hand Quantity 	244
Left Hand           	245
Left Hand Quantity  	246
Head                	240
Body                	241
Ring / Hand         	242

-Third Character Offsets-
Level			181
Job			180
Max HP			18E,18F
Current HP		18C,18D
L1 Max MP		1B0
L1 Current MP		1B1
L2 Max MP		1B2
L2 Current MP		1B3
L3 Max MP		1B4
L3 Current MP		1B5
L4 Max MP		1B6
L4 Current MP		1B7
L5 Max MP		1B8
L5 Current MP		1B9
L6 Max MP		1BA
L6 Current MP		1BB
L7 Max MP		1BC
L7 Current MP		1BD
L8 Max MP		1BE
L8 Current MP		1BF
Skill Level		190
Str	192
Agl	193
Vit	194
Int	195
Spr	196
Right Hand          	283
Right Hand Quantity 	284
Left Hand           	285
Left Hand Quantity  	286
Head                	280
Body                	281
Ring / Hand         	282

-Fourth Character Offsets-
Level			1C1
Job			1C0
Max HP			1CE,1CF
Current HP		1CC,1CD
L1 Max MP		1F0
L1 Current MP		1F1
L2 Max MP		1F2
L2 Current MP		1F3
L3 Max MP		1F4
L3 Current MP		1F5
L4 Max MP		1F6
L4 Current MP		1F7
L5 Max MP		1F8
L5 Current MP		1F9
L6 Max MP		1FA
L6 Current MP		1FB
L7 Max MP		1FC
L7 Current MP		1FD
L8 Max MP		1FE
L8 Current MP		1FF
Skill Level		1D0
Str	1D2
Agl	1D3
Vit	1D4
Int	1D5
Spr	1D6
Right Hand          2C3
Right Hand Quantity 2C4
Left Hand           2C5
Left Hand Quantity  2C6
Head                2C0
Body                2C1
Ring / Hand         2C2

-Job Values-
00	Onion Kid
01	Fighter
02	Monk
03	White Wizard
04	Black Wizard
05	Red Wizard
06	Hunter
07	Knight
08	Thief
09	Scholar
0A	Geomancer
0B	Dragoon
0C	Viking
0D	Karateka
0E	M. Knight
0F	Conjurer
10	Bard
11	Warlock
12	Shaman
13	Summoner
14	Sage
15	Ninja

Gold			1C,1D,1E
Capacity Points		1B
Item Quantity		E0 - FF
Items Held		C0 - DF

-Item Values-
00	Nothing
01	Kaiser Claw
02	CatClaw
03	Dragon Claw
04	Elven Claw
05	HellClaw
06	Nunchuck
07	Tonfa
08	3-Part
09	Mithril Rod
0A	Flame Rod
0B	Ice Rod
0C	Light Rod
0D	Ultimate Rod
0E	Staff
0F	Burning Staff
10	Freezing Staff
11	Shining Staff
12	Golem Staff
13	Rune Staff
14	Eldest Staff
15	Hammer
16	Thor Hammer
17	Battle Axe
18	GreatAxe
19	M. Star Axe
1A	Thunder Spear
1B	Wind Spear
1C	Blood Spear
1D	Holy Spear
1E	Knife
1F	Dagger
20	Mithril
21	M. Gauche
22	Orialcon
23	AirKnife
24	Long Sword
25	W. Slayer Sword
26	Shiny Sword
27	Mithril Sword
28	Serpent Sword
29	IceBlade
2A	Tyrving Sword
2B	Salamand Sword
2C	King Sword
2D	Tomahawk
2E	Ancient Sword
2F	Ashura 
30	Blood Sword
31	Defender Sword
32	Triton Hammer
33	Kotetsu
34	Kiku
35	Break
36	Excalibur
37	Masamune
38	Ragnarok
39	Onion Sword
3A	Flame Book
3B	Ice Book
3C	Inferno Book
3D	Light Book
3E	Illumina Book
3F	Boomerang
40	Full Moon
41	Shuriken
42	Blizzard Book
43	Giyaman
44	Earth
45	Rune
46	Madora Harp
47	Dream Harp
48	Lamia Harp
49	Loki Harp
4A	Bow
4B	GreatBow
4C	Killer Bow
4D	Rune Bow
4E	Yoichi Bow
4F	Wooden Arrows
50	Holy Arrows
51	Iron Arrows
52	Bolt Arrows
53	Fire Arrows
54	Ice Arrows
55	Medusa Arrows
56	Yoichi Arrows
57	Nothing
58	Leather Shield
59	Onion Shield
5A	Mithril Shield
5B	Ice Shield
5C	Hero Shield
5D	Demon Shield
5E	Diamond Shiled
5F	Aegis Shield
60	Genji Shield
61	Crystal Shield
62	Leather Helmet
63	Onion Helmet
64	Mithril Helmet
65	Carapace Helmet
66	Ice Helmet
67	Headband
68	Scholar Helmet
69	DarkHood
6A	Chakra Helmet
6B	Viking Helmet
6C	Dragon Helmet
6D	Feather Helmet
6E	Diamond Helmet
6F	Genji Helmet
60	Crystal Helmet
71	Ribbon
72	Cloth Robe
73	Leather Robe
74	Onion Armor
75	Mithril Armor
76	Carapace Armor
77	Ice Armor
78	Flame Mail
79	Kenpo Armor
7A	Darksuit
7B	Wizard Robe
7C	Viking Armor
7D	BlackBelt
7E	Kinght Armor
7F	Dragon Armor
80	Bard Robe
81	Scholar Robe
82	Gaia Robe
83	Demon Armor
84	Diamond Armor
85	Reflect Armor
86	White Robe
87	Black Robe
88	Genji Armor
89	Crystal Armor
8A	Rusted Armor
8B	Copper Ring
8C	Onion Glove
8D	Mithril Glove
8E	Mithril Ring
8F	Thief Glove
90	Gauntlet
91	Power Ring
92	Rune Ring
93	Diamond Ring
94	Diamond Glove
95	Protect Ring
96	Genji Glove
97	Crystal Glove
98	Magic Key
99	Carrot
9A	Horn
9B	Eye
9C	Time Gear
9D	Eureka Key
9E	Wind Fang
9F	Fire Fang
A0	Water Fang
A1	Earth Fang
A2	Lute
A3	Sylx Key
A4	Midget Bread
A5	?
A6	Potion
A7	HiPotion
A8	Elixir
A9	FenixDown
AA	Soft
AB	Maiden Kiss
AC	EchoHerb
AD	Luck Mallet
AE	Eyedrop
AF	Antidote
B0	Otter Head
B1	Bomb Shard
B2	South Wind
B3	Zeus' Rage
B4	Bomb R. Arm
B5	North Wind
B6	Gods' Rage
B7	Earth Drum
B8	Lamia Scale
B9	Gods' Wine
BA	Turtle Shell
BB	Devil's Sigh
BC	Black Hole
BD	Dark Scent
BE	Lilith Kiss
BF	Imp's Yawn
C0	Split Shell
C1	Paralyzer
C2	Mute Charm
C3	Pillow
C4	Bomb Head
C5	Barrier
C6	Chocobo Rage
C7	White Scent
C8	Flare
C9	Death
CA	Meteo
CB	W. Wind
CC	Life 2
CD	Holy
CE	Bahamut
CF	Quake
D0	Break 2
D1	Drain
D2	Cure 4
D3	Heal
D4	Wall
D5	Leviathan
D6	Fire 3
D7	Bio
D8	Warp
D9	Aero 2
DA	Soft
DB	Haste
DC	Odin
DD	Bolt 3
DE	Kill
DF	Erase
E0	Cure 3
E1	Life
E2	Safe
E3	Titan
E4	Break
E5	Ice 3
E6	Shade
E7	Libra
E8	Confuse
E9	Mute
EA	Ifrit
EB	Fire 2
EC	Ice 2
ED	Bolt 2
EE	Cure 2
EF	Exit
F0	Wash
F1	Ramuh
F2	Bolt
F3	Venom
F4	Blind
F5	Aero
F6	Toad
F7	Mini
F8	Shiva
F9	Fire
FA	Ice
FB	Sleep
FC	Cure
FD	Pure
FE	Sight
FF	Chocobo

Thanks to L. Lloyd "BelGarion" for finding each character's equipment offsets.

Copyright 2002 Scott Trainor