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    FINAL FANTASY VII DEBUG ROOM FAQ v0.1
    for the Sony PlayStation  (Japanese and US versions)
    by Chris MacDonald
    
     Unpublished work Copyright 1999-2001 Chris MacDonald
    
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     The Final Fantasy series is (c) Square.
    
    
     =================
     TABLE OF CONTENTS
     =================
    
     1.  FAQ Introduction
     2.  GameShark Codes
     3.  The Debug Room
          - North Room
          - Northeast Room
          - East Room
          - Southeast Room
          - South Room
          - Southwest Room
          - West Room
          - Northwest Room
          - Upper Screen Exit
          - Lower Screen Exit
          - East Screen Exit
          - Man in Main Room
     4.  Japanese / English Differences
     5.  Author's Note
          - Revision History
          - Special Thanks
    
    
     ========================================================================
     1.  FAQ INTRODUCTION
     ========================================================================
    
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
      (Quick note from the author)
     
      I just went to GameFAQs and discovered that someone else has written a
      FAQ for this trick, and it's way more complete, too.  So aside from
      info. on the Japanese version of the game, my FAQ doesn't offer as
      much to the readers as his guide does.  That being said, I recommend
      you check out his (Andrew Dean's) guide at www.gamefaqs.com, it's very
      well written.  Of course, I'll still be working on my FAQ, but it's
      not gonna be complete for a long while.       -km
    
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     This FAQ is basically a quick guide explaining how the debug rooms work.
     Right now, the available options are mapped out, but only some of them
     are explained.  In future revisions, I'll include what each option
     does.  While I've done a little exploring in the Japanese debug room as
     well, I probably won't tackle that until I've finished figuring out all
     the options in the US debug room.  Btw, when I'm referring to the US
     version, it's the version released for the PlayStation in America, not
     the PSX European release or the PC release (because there are
     differences between them all, apparently).  And the Japanese version
     that I'm using is the original release of FF7 in Japan, not the
     "International" Japanese re-release.
    
     FAQ Notation
    
     (by name)       - the character is called by whatever name you gave
                       them.
     "square button" - the little Square button icon is shown.
    
    
     ========================================================================
     2.  GAMESHARK CODES
     ========================================================================
    
     All codes were tested on a Pro Action Replay v1.99.  They will also
     work with a GameShark, but I don't know if they'll work if you have
     a higher or lower revision number.
                                       
     Obviously, none of this would be possible without the GameShark code
     that lets you enter the Debug Room (in the US version), which was
     written by CzarDragon and RPGod.  The code is:
    
     English ver. Debug Room - 8009A05C 0041
    
     That code was modified by Charles MacDonald to make it work for the
     Japanese version as well:
    
     Japanese ver. Debug Room - 800987F4 0041
    
     Using either code is quite simple.  Simply start your game, turn the
     code on, and enter a new location (so that the PSX has to load it up
     off the disc).  You'll find yourself in the Debug Room.  Turn off the
     GameShark and explore to your heart's content.  I suggest walking
     into a new location (like a town) and not leaving from a location to
     the world map (such as exiting an area or town) as this tends to glitch
     the game or send you to the snowfield area.
    
     One problem with exploring the Debug Room is that you cannot return
     to the main room easily, and the game may glitch.  One way to return
     to the main room is to turn the GameShark back on and enter a new
     area (or be warped there).  The main room will look glitchy, but if
     you turn off the code and walk in the desired direction, you'll still
     end up in a new Debug Room location.
    
     Alternatively, to make exploring the Debug Room a little easier, I
     suggest using Ignacio de Lucas' "Use Any Option Anywhere" code, which
     you can use to save your game in the main room.  If you want to return
     to the main room at any time, you can just restart your game and load
     up your saved file.  That code is:
    
     English ver. Use Any Option Anywhere - 8009D2A4 FFFF
                                            8009D2A6 0000
    
     The Japanese version of this code (again, modified from the original
     by Charles MacDonald) is:
    
     Japanese ver. Use Any Option Anywhere - 8009BA3C FFFF
                                             8009BA3E 0000
    
     Now that you have the proper codes, you're ready to rock!
    
    
     ========================================================================
     3.  THE DEBUG ROOM
     ========================================================================
    
     In the US version, the Debug Room is a black background with the
     Japanese title for FF7 in the center (blue with "Final Fantasy VII"
     spelled using kana on the bottom).  There are 8 blue circles laid out
     in a circular pattern in the room, and sitting near one of the circles
     is a man.  North of the circles is a white bar with the name "Takashi
     Tokita" written in the right-hand corner.  Beneath the circles is a
     white bar with the name "Masato Koto" in the left-hand corner.
    
     In the main room, you can talk to the man, exit the main room by
     stepping on any of the eight blue circles, or by walking into the
     northern white line or the southern white line.  You can also exit
     the Debug Room by walking off-screen to the west.  There is nothing
     on the east side of the screen (just an invisible wall).
    
     Since navigating through the various rooms requires you to step on
     the blue circles, shown below is a map of the room.  The names are
     taken from the kanji found in each circle:
    
                                                              Takashi Tokita
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
                                Kita (north)
    
    
                    Kyou (capital)          No (field)
    
    
            Ko (old)         FINAL FANTASY VII       Tori (bird)
                                   
                       [location of man]
                    Toki (autumn)           Matsu (pine tree)
    
    
                                Sen (thousand)
    
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      Masato Koto
    
     The man is found sitting by the Toki circle.  For ease of use, I will
     simply refer to these circles as compass points ('Sen' is south, 'Tori'
     is east, 'Kyou' is north-west, etc.)
    
     If you can view Japanese (you can view this SHIFT-JIS text file in
     Japanese by using NJWIN or NJSTAR, available from www.njstar.com), you
     might prefer this map:
    
                                    k
    
                                          
    
                                                  
    
                            H              
    
                                    
    
     The rest of the sections in this part of the FAQ will explain what can
     be found in each room, and what options are available in each room.
     Note that if you press Select, you'll bring up all the exit points for
     this room, most of which are misaligned or misleading.  The only exit
     points I've found are found by stepping directly onto a circle or
     stepping beyond the white line boundaries (or walking all the way to
     the west).                                      
    
     Most of the options people give you in the rooms either have to do with
     transporting you to various locations / events, or they will allow you
     to rearrange your party members.  Some options also deal with battles
     and fighting monsters.  A lot of the options, when used, do nothing.
    
     In most cases, the bottom option in each menu will exit you out of that
     menu (or if an option reads "cancel", "quit", or some variation of
     "yame").  However, not all menus can be exited from.  In some cases
     there are selectable options that appear blank, while other times you
     can actually selection an option outside of the box (by pressing up or
     down at the top or bottom of the screen).
    
     Keep in mind that the Debug Room is a very glitchy place.  Don't be
     surprised if your game hangs.  The same thing applies to CG movies,
     sometimes you're asked to put in the proper disc, but in other cases,
     the game will try to load a CG track (say, the fight against the
     Weapon), even if that's not on the disc you're playing with (i.e,
     Disc 1).  This may hang the game, or result in snippets of another
     CG sequence being shown.
    
    
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     [ k ]  NORTH ROOM
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     Characters in this room (listed east to west):
    
     (Top Row)      Aerith, Tifa, Cid, President Shinra
     (Bottom Row)   Townsman, Barret, Red XIII, Jessie
    
     When you approach a character, they will talk to you.  When you're done
     talking to them, you return to your starting position.
     
     AERITH
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     
     cancel
     bone after arma
     san dun
     sleep forest
     ancent forest
     lost lake
     water pray
     (aerith) dead
     rocket ("square button" first)
     bone first
     bone luma
     los in
    
     TIFA
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     past jenova ("square button" egg)
     join vincent
     shinra house vincent ("square button" present)
     shinra under ("square button" awake)
     nivl reactor
     nivl reactor out ("square button" with tifa)
     nivl mt entrance ("square button" past)
     materia cave
     new event sininb34
     new event sininb35
     new midgal
     nivgate
     ()
    
     CID
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     opening ("square button")
     feel wind
     gate 1 open
     T road ("square button" escape)
     1reactor (5reactor)
     junon ("square button" yufi,R1gaiheki)
     ()
    
     PRESIDENT SHINRA
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     white
     white boogen (key)
     white boogen (no key)
     before
     after
     white
     junonn in2
    
     TOWNSMAN
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     para
     66F
     67F ("square button")
     68F
     68F2
     69F
     elevtr
     ()
    
     BARRET
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     Touching him takes you inside the northern cave (the last dungeon), in
     the area where you can see the Lifestream waterfall.
    
     RED XIII
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     
     7 pillar
     kolneo under
     high way
     5 out
     airport ("square button" gelnica)
     after fire cefiros
     jairo sky
     jairo sea
     junon cannon
     junon medical
     ()
    
     JESSIE
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     Cancel
     Aerith (by name)
     Tifa (by name)
     Barret (by name)
     Red XII (by name)
     Cid (by name)
     Cloud (by name)
     Yuffie (by name)
     Sephiroth
     Cloud Lock
     Change Party Members
    
    
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     [  ]  NORTHEAST ROOM
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     Characters in this room (listed east to west):
    
     (Top Row)      Sephiroth, Aerith, Person in Yellow, Tifa, Little Girl
     (Middle Row)   Cait Sith, Redheaded Man, Walking Man, Zangan
     (Bottom Row)   Barret, Yuffie, Train Conductor
    
     I believe the music playing is the same tune you hear when you reach
     the large tree in the Northern Continent.
    
     SEPHIROTH
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     
     Sephiroth-related
       quit
       from pinball
       from Cam's inn
       starry sky
       gate
       gate no. 2
       starry sky
       village no. 2
       truck no. 2
    
     AERITH
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
         Church
         First of all
         Following roof inci
     dent
         After aerith's (by name) de
     ath
    
     PERSON IN YELLOW
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     highwind (not going)
     Shinra's highwind
     party's highwind
     Evening's highwind
     sign
     passageway
     Conference room
     Chocobo
     Cid (by name) Highwind
    
     TIFA
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     My dear hometown Nibleheim.
       village
       1st floor of inn
       2nd floor of inn
       store
       Cloud's house (by name)
       Tifa's house (by name)
       1st floor of house
       2nd floor of house
       Quit
    
     LITTLE GIRL
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     ng good-bye to party members Cloud (by name)
    
     (when cancel this message is cancelled, you see the new sequence
     where Zack is killed and Cloud arrives in Midgar).
    
     CAIT SITH
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     tragedy of Niblehiem quit
       Part 1
       Part 2
    
     REDHEADED MAN
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     global . re-set:
       yes
       no
       ended reflecting on the past
    
     WALKING MAN
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     present day Nibelheim
       Go
       Don't go
    
     ZANGAN
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     (opens two squares)
    
     BARRET
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     (tiny window opens, 15 invisible options)
     (the last option quits, while the first glitches the game)
    
     YUFFIE
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     quit
     TRNAD51
     TRNAD52
     TRNAD53
     BLACKBGD
    
     TRAIN CONDUCTOR
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     quit
     regular hours
     star's scream
     weapon appears
     What happened to Sephiroth?
     On the final day
     everyone came home.
     Called from the last dungeon
    
    
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     [  ]  EAST ROOM
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     Characters in this room (listed east to west):
    
     (Top Row)      Aerith, Barret, Tifa, Shinra Soldier, a Honeybee Inn
                    worker, and Rude.
     (Bottom Row)   Sephiroth, a Costa Del Sol lady, Chocobo Sage, Sailor,
                    a dolphin, a cat, and a dog.
                 
     When you enter this room, you'll get a message that welcomes you to the
     English Version of FF7.
    
     If you press Select while in this area to put the cursor on your head,
     then press it again, a menu comes up:
    
     R1: Reset Flag  (pressing Square also brings up this message)
     R2: Name & Money Change
     L1: Battle On / Off
     L2: Set Normal Party
     Select: Help On / Off
    
     - Pressing R2 once gives you no money and the default character names
       (Cloud, Tifa, etc.).  Press it again to get 131071 gil and no names
       for your characters.
     - Pressing L1 either turns the battle option off, or causes a small
       window to appear.  Running around doesn't produce any random battles,
       though.
     - R1 and L2 seem to have no effect, aside from displaying a message and
       giving you a sound effect.
     - Note that you don't need to have the menu on-screen in order to use
       these options.
    
     AERITH
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     She says "Working Now".  Once you clear this message with the Circle
     button, you see the sequence when Tifa is reminiscing on Cloud's past.
    
     BARRET
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     7TH STREET          (takes you to the room with the bouncing save point)
       Welcome Home      
       Before Memory  
       Materia        
       Good Morning   
       Before Battle  
       Cancel         
       After Memory   
    
     TIFA
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     You'll be asked to make a party of three characters.
    
     SHINRA SOLDIER
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     
     "Last train from Midgar"
        Cargo
        Train1
        Train2
        Train3
        Train4
        Monitor
        Station 1
        Station 2
        StationFlashBack
        Cancel
    
     HONEYBEE INN WORKER
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     When you talk to her, the music from the Honeybee Inn starts up.
    
     "Honeybee In"
        First Time
        2nd
        3rd
        After All
        Cancel
    
     RUDE
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     When you talk to him, the music from the Highwind starts up.
    
     WorkMan
       "Everyday my Works are..." Cancel
       Got the Jyro
       After The Meteo...TIFA
       After The Meteo...CID
       After The Meteo...CLOUD
       MakoUnderTheSea
       Hp&Mp1
       No Money
       MoneyMoneyMoney
       Got The Keystone
    
     SEPHIROTH
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     When you talk to him, the music from the World Map starts up.
    
     "Mt. Corel"
        Mountain Road
        (Cancel)
        Vally
        Up&Down
        River
        Hole
        PiyoPiyo
        Bridge
        Railway
        Ballet's Memory
        Cancel
    
     COSTA DEL SOL LADY
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     When you talk to her, the music from Costa Del Sol starts up.
    
     "Costa Del Sol"
        Town
        Beach
        Harbor
        Debug
    
     CHOCOBO SAGE
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     When you talk to him, the music from the Temple of the Ancients starts
     up.
    
     "Temple of the Ancients" FORMATION
        Temple
        After Collapse
        Altar
        Alter2
        Temple of the Ancients
        Shop of the Ancients
        The Rock
        The Hole of the Time
        Tirano
        Treasure
        Chase
        Next Page
    
     (choosing 'Next Page' brings up another menu)
    
     "Temple of the Ancients2"
        Mateo
        Sephiros
        Hole1
        Hole2
        Boss
        Mateo2
        Cancel
    
     SAILOR
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     When you talk to him, the music from the Submarine game starts up.
    
     "Submarine" (Cancel)  - pick and you make a party before canceling out
        SubmarineDock
        BridgeRed
        BridgeBlue
        SubmarinRed
        SubmarinBlue
        Escape
        MiniGame0
        MiniGame1
        MiniGame2
        MiniGame3
        MiniGame4
        MiniGame5
    
     DOLPHIN
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     When you talk to him, the music from Upper Junon starts up.
    
     "JUNONR"
        JUNONR1
        JUNONR2
        JUNONR3
        PARADE
        JUNONR-W
        JUNONR-PUB
        JUNONR-1
        JUNONR-M
        JUNONR-MIN1
        JUNONR-MIN2
        JUNONR-MIN3
        JUNON-MOVIE
    
     CAT
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     When you talk to him, the music from Upper Junon starts up.
    
     "JUNONL"
        JUNONL1
        JUNONL2
        JUNONL3
        JUNONL-W
        JUNONL-I1
        JUNONL-I2
        JUNONL-INN
        JUNONL-PUB
        JUNONL-MIN0
        JUNONL-MIN1
        JUNONL-MIN2
    
     DOG
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     When you talk to him, the music from Upper Junon starts up.
    
     "JUNONDOC"
        JUNONDOC1
        JUNONDOC2
        ROAD1
        (Cancel)
        ROAD3
        ROAD4
        ROAD5
        ROAD6
        ROAD7
        ELE1
        ELE2
        ROOM
    
    
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     [  ]  SOUTHEAST ROOM
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     Characters in this room (they're in sort of a circular formation):
    
     (Top Row)     Sephiroth  (holding the tail of Jenova!)
     (Upper Row)   General, Fat Man
     (Middle Row)  Old Man, Rude
     (Lower Row)   Shera, Sailor
     (Bottom Row)  Aerith
    
     Upon entering this room, you will get Sephiroth in your party.  If you
     go to your status menu, you'll see that the location is listed as
     'DEBUG MODE'.
    
     SEPHIROTH
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     CG MOVIE VIEWER
       use  (selecting this brings up a menu of CG movies to watch)
       cancel
    
     GENERAL
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     
     TUNNEL
       Cancel
       Tunnel
       5th Reactor
    
    
     FAT MAN
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     
     KARM TOWN
       Cancel
       First come
       After Armageddon
    
     OLD MAN
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     GONGAGA VILLAGE
       Cancel
       Meet TARCKS
       Who am I?
     
     RUDE
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     SOUTH DUNGEON
       Cancel
       Meet TARCKS
       We can't go
    
     SHERA
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     ROCKET VILLAGE
       Meet CID
       METEO intercept
       Rocket at Space
     
     SAILOR
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     ANOTHER CHECK
       Last Dungeon
       HIGHWAY minigame
       Shinra AirShip
    
     (from last dungeon option)
       join YUFI
       join VINCENT
       join BOTH
       cancel
     (from cancel)
       (then make party of three)
     (after making a party)
    
       SAVE CRYSTAL......
         Give 99!
         No need
    
     AERITH
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     AERITH EVENT
       Decline Church
       Forgotten Relm
       Go to NorthLand
    
    
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     [  ]  SOUTH ROOM
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     Characters in this room (listed east to west):
    
     Top Row:
    
     Yuffie (leaning forward and looking around)
     Yuffie (wiggling her arms and head)
     Townswoman
     Tifa (in hat, putting hands together)
     Aerith (in dress, jumping)
     Vincent (in Turk uniform, brushing hair)
    
     Middle Row:
    
     Yuffie (attacking)
     Aerith (in dress, clasping hands and looking around)
     Cloud (going crazy)
     Cloud (with sword)
     Tifa (with hat, touching face)
    
     Bottom Row:
    
     Vincent
     Tifa
    
     While in this room, you can press Square to bring up a window with "1P"
     in it.  Repeat to make it read 2P.  Press L1 to get "debug 0".
    
     YUFFIE (leaning forward and looking around)
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------
     GS
    
     hotel
     jet
     game1F
     game2F
     kanransha
     hiroba
     eki(R1de mage)
     chokobo
     kanransha naka
     tougijou
     yame
    
     YUFFIE (wiggling her arms and head)
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------
     Gold
    
     ballet punpun
     caitsith toujou
     dio toujou
     tougijou de
     kaettekita cloud
     under corel
     yameta
     
     TOWNSWOMAN
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------
     movie check
    
     doka~n
     tou!
     dongaragashan
     touchaku
     deppatu
     sample
     sample
     yame
    
     TIFA (in hat, putting hands together)
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------
     6bangai
    
     love love
     7ban dokan
     matte matte
     checkyou kouen
     yameta
    
     AERITH (in dress, jumping)
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------
     party
    
     party?
       un
       uun
    
     VINCENT
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------
     bokujou
    
     ie no naka(R1de mage)
     soto(R1de mage)
     bobou(R1de mage)
                        [ blank option ]
     sittiai
     yame
     
     YUFFIE (attacking)
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------
     ijiru
    
     dousuru?
       love_paraijiri
       okane ippai
       okane nasi
       G reset
       dflname kaeru
       GP ippai
       member zenin
       member yufi vin igai
       item iroiro
       yame
            
     AERITH (in dress, clasping hands and looking around)
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------
     EARITH HOME
    
     1F okaasan wu
     1F katari haha
     2F nigeru
     2F ballet naku
     hoka wo ataru
    
     CLOUD (going crazy)
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------
     ima...
     chokobo
     jet
     yame
    
     CLOUD (with sword)
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------
     8bangai
    
     tojikomerarechatta
     BOOM to kitamonda
     hajimete earith
     tobe cloud
     hoka ga ii
    
     TIFA (with hat, touching face)
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------
     chokobo ijiri
    
     ST check
     tukamaeta
     yasai to mi ippai
     magego bokujou
     yaoya
     yame
    
     VINCENT (at the bottom of the screen)
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------
     corel
    
     hajime
     sonchou
     dyne kessen
     ueniikunone
     yame
    
     TIFA (at the bottom of the screen)
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------
     lasdan
    
     LAS3-1
     LAS3-2
     LAS3-3
     LAS4-0
     LAS4-1
     LAS4-2
     LAS4-3
     LAS4-4
     LAS4-42
     ikisaki
     dokoitta?
     yame                     
    
    
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     [ H ]  SOUTHWEST ROOM
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     Characters in this room (listed east to west):
    
                                         Cid-A
     Barret-A       Cait-A          Cid-B
       Barret-B     Cid-C     Sailor
    
                    Cait-B
          Aerith-A            Yuffie
       Aerith-B                   Townsman
    
     -A and -B denote two of the same character, just in differnt locations.
    
     CID-A
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
       iroiro
         colneo kobun beya
         sinra kaidan 1
         sinra kaidan 2
         sinra kaidan 3
         sinra 59F
         sinra elevator
         sinrabil totunyuu
         sinrabil dasshutu
         yame
    
     BARRET-A
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     5bangai2
       slum chuusin
       dokan
       -
       icchaya
       -
       yame
          
     CAIT-A
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     cloud dake
     ballet
     tifa
     earith
     red
     caitsith
     yufi
     cid
     cincent
     tifa dake
     cid dake
    
     CID-B
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------
     
       colneo osiokibeya
         tifa to saikai
         earith to gouryuu
         -
         colneo sonogo
         -
         yame
    
     BARRET-B
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     5bangai
       kyoukai no yane
       yane pyon
       -
       yane kara oriru
       -
       yame
    
     CID-C
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     colneo
       ponbiki
       irasshai
       -
       tifa to gouryuu
       -
       yame
       (if, then yametayo)
    
     SAILOR
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
       utai iriguti
       yufi wo oe!
       yufi nakamani
       yufi nigeru1
       yufi nigeru2
       meteo1
       meteo2
       meteo3
       yame
          
     CAIT-B
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
       unpansen
       corel kaisou1
       corel kaisou2
       saishuukessen
       yame
    
     AERITH-A
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
       colneo no heya
         cloud erabareru
         earith erabareru
         -
         tifa erabareru
         -
         yame
    
     YUFFIE
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
       cosmo materia ya
       cosmo touchaku
       seto no kabe
       movie check
       boogen jikkensitu
       sayonara cosmo
       meteo go cosmo
       onegai boogen
       hyuji materia
       sayonara boogen
       ............
    
     AERITH-B
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
        colneo sinsitu
          cloud no baai
          earith no baai
          -
          tifa no baai
          -
          yame
    
     TOWNSMAN
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
       sinra 60F
       sinra 61F
       sinra 64F
       sinra 63F
       sinra 62F
       sinrabil shoumen
       sinrabil uraguti
       minigame
       sinrabil matane
       yame
    
    
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     [  ]  WEST ROOM
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     Characters in this room (listed east to west):
    
     (Top Row)      Cid, Red XIII, Vincent, Barret, Purple Guy, Cait Sith,
                    and Vest Man
     (Bottom Row)   Bodybuilder, Yuffie, Tifa, Aerith
     
     The music playing in this room is from Wall Market.
    
     CID
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     Talking to Cid puts you in the Fort Condor battle against CMD. Grand
     Horn.  Afterwards, you return and you get these options:
    
       Man
       Be Girl
       cancel
    
     Selecting "Be Girl" puts you in Wall Market in Cloud's "girl" disguise,
     with all of the Wall Market items (cologne, lingerie, tiaras, etc.)
     However, nothing happens if you go to Don Corneo's, so you're stuck
     in Wall Market.
    
     RED XIII
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     Train Grave
        MDS7ST2
        MDS7ST1
        Cancel
    
    
     VINCENT
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     When you talk to him, the music from the Shinra Building starts up.
    
     1
     2
     3
     last0-3
     cancel
    
     BARRET
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     Organaize Party?
       Yes
       No
    
     PURPLE GUY
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     (4 invis options)
     HYOU3
     HYOU13-1(After)
     HYOU13-1(Before)
     HYOU5-2
     Cancel
     
     CAIT SITH
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     Climb Wire
     After 7th Plate falling
      WCRIMB1 (with Battery)
      WCRIMB1 (without Battery)
      WCRIMB2
      WCRIMB1
      Cancel
    
     VEST MAN
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     CONDOR1
     (10 options, can't see them)
     
     BODYBUILDER
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     1
     2
     3
     4
     5
     6
     last
     cancel
    
     YUFFIE
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     20movie
         look
         plus
         cancel
    
     TIFA
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     (8 options, can't see them)
    
     AERITH
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     MRKT1
     MRKT2 (After)
     MRKT2 (Before)
     Cancel
    
    
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     [  ]  NORTHWEST ROOM
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     Characters in this room (listed east to west):
    
     (Top Row)      Barret, Tifa, Nurse, Aerith
     (Middle Row)   Priscilla, Cid
     (Nottom Row)   Old Man, Red XIII, Black & Purple Man, Yuffie
    
     BARRET
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     Ballet
     "Who do you want in the party?
        Tifa
        Ballet
        Earith
        Red
        Cid
        Yufi
        Ketcy
        Vince
        Put Cid on point
        Forget it.
    
     TIFA
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     Tifa
     "Going to north Corel.
       It doesn't matter whether or not
       Ballet is in this event.
       Ballet of north Corel
       ropeway
       North Corel
       quit.
    
     NURSE
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     Palmer
     Highwind
     Materia mission
     Cloud's revival
     Rocket launch
     Sister Ray
     Train success
     Train failure
     Train last
     quit
    
     AERITH
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     Earith
     "Snow board game."
     (cancel to go into Snowbaord level.  Leads to Icicle Inn)
    
     PRISCILLA
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     all members
     quit
     without Yufi
     without Vince
     without Ballet
     without Tifa
     without Earith
     without Red
     without Cloud
     without Ketcy
    
     CID
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     Cid
     "I'm sickle...xxxx
     I mean...Icicle Inn.
     ...ok, bad joke."
    
     (takes you to icicle inn)
    
     OLD MAN
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     Old Man
       Crater no. 1
       Whirlwind Maze no. 1
       Whirlwind Maze no. 2
       Atmospheric barrier no. 1
       Atmospheric barrier no. 2
       Atmospheric barrier no. 3
       quit
    
     RED XIII
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     Red
     "Where are you going underneath Junon?
            Under Junon 1
            There'll be monsters
            Dolphin Jump
            Artificial respiration
            quit"
     
     BLACK & PURPLE MAN
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     Man
     "Gaea's cliff test
       Gaea's cliff no. 1
       Gaea's cliff no. 2
       Gaea's cliff 1 of 3
       Gaea's cliff 2 of 3
       Base of Gaea's cliff
       quit"
     
     YUFFIE
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     Yufi
     "Hydroplane event
         Deck no. 1
         parachute deck
         bridge no. 1
         bridge no. 2
         bridge no. 3
         conference room 1
         conference room 2 
         conference room 3
         send-off people
         quit
    
    
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     UPPER SCREEN EXIT
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     Characters in this room (listed east to west):
    
     (Top Row)      Vicent, Red XIII, Man, Yuffie, Aerith
     (Bottom Row)   Cait, Save Point, Barret
    
     The music playing in this room is from Aerith's flower garden.  If you
     go to your status menu, the name of this room is 'BLACKBGI'.  The Save
     Point is usable, but if you save here, you can't return to the main
     debug room.
           
     VINCENT
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     pary make
     ballet
     tifa
     earith
     red
     yufi
     ketcy
     vincent
     cid
     no
    
     RED XII
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     cancel
      SPGATE
      SPIPE 1
      SPIPE 2
      SEMKIN 1
      SEMKIN 2
      SEMKIN 8
      SEMKIN 3
      SEMKIN 4
      SEMKIN 5
      SEMKIN 6
      SEMKIN 7
    
     MAN
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     
     Quit
     next page
     BLACKBGH
     BLACKBGI
     TUNNEL 6
     MD8 6
     MD8 B1
     MD8 B2
     MD8 32
     MD8 BRDG2
     TUNNEL 4
     TUNNEL 5
    
     (next page opens up this menu)
    
     pre page
     CANON 1
     CANON 2
     MTCRL 2
     ZCOAL 1
     ZCOAL 2
     ZCOAL 3
     4SBWY 22
    
     YUFFIE
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     cancel
     turcks union
     DATIAO 1
     DATIAO 2
     DATIAO 3
     DATIAO 4
     DATIAO 5
     DATIAO 6
     DATIAO 7
     DATIAO 8
     5TOWER
    
     AERITH
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     player change
     cloud
     tifa
     cid
     cancel
    
     CAIT SITH
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     cancel
     LAS2 1
     LAS2 2
     LAS2 3
     LAS2 4
     LAS0 6
     LAS0 7
     LAS0 8
     MOGU 1
    
     BARRET
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     materia max
     yes  
     no
    
     Choosing 'Yes' gives you enough Bahamut Materia to completely fill up
     the rest of your Materia menu.
    
    
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     LOWER SCREEN EXIT
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     Characters in this room:  Aerith, a doctor, and a nurse
    
     The music playing in this room is the Chocobo riding theme.  If you go
     to your status menu, the name of this room is 'dark city fourth street'.
    
     Upon entering this room, you get the following two options.
    
     for those in a hurry
     for those with a little time
    
     Picking the 'hurry' option brings up a menu similar to Aeris' menu, but
     the last option takes you to the Ultima Weapon's arrival in Mideel
     instead of the 'hades' option.  Picking the 'time' option lets you
     walk around and talk to the characters.
    
     DOCTOR
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     
     Take down a flag?
       Mideel
       Ionia
       Materia
       To the dark hill
       To the light hill
       (press down for an invisible option)
    
       (invisible option leads to the Highwind introduction by Cid)
    
     NURSE
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     Who're you going with?
       I'm starting over
       ster
       Princess
       Ionia
       alator
       Little
       Red XIII
       Cait Sith
       Ol'
       (invisible option, puts Sephiroth in your party)
    
     AERITH
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     Hello there, wanna be-hero.
     You ready for your journey?
    
     So? Where to?
       To Mideel!
       To Mideel Clinic!
       To the Mideel Talk Event!
       To the Attack Event!
       To the Lifestream!
       To the Mindzone!
       To the Spirit World!
       To Spirit World2!
       To Spirit World3!
       To the Spirit World again!
       To Mideel after it fell!
       To Hades!
    
     (If you pick Hades)
    
      Silly...
      Didn't anyone tell you?
      This IS Hades.
    
     (Talk to her again)
     
     How about it?  Have you made up your mind?
     Mind boggling adventures a you.
    
     (sometimes a window opens and closes, and she says)
    
     Eyaaaah!!
     OWW, OWW, OWW, OWW......
     YEOOWW......!!
     
    
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     EAST SCREEN EXIT
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     You'll find yourself outside of Midgar City.
    
    
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     MAN IN MAIN ROOM
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     Talking to him produces the following options:
    
     NEXT
     MENU ON
     BATTLE LOCK
     BATTLE UNLOCK
     MOVIE LOCK
     MOVIE UNLOCK
     GLOBAL RESET
     FULL NAME
     NEW START
     EXIT
    
     (next leads to)
    
     BACK
     SOUND RESET
     FULL MATERIA
     BATTLE999
     EXIT
    
     Choosing Full Materia gives you three of each materia, including the
     removed japanese ones!  (Housoku, rifuab, etc.)
    
     Sound Reset turns off whatever music is playing.
    
     Battle999 puts you in a test battle against several of the Gold
     Pyramids that Reno creates when you fight him in Sector 7.  Beat them
     to return to the main screen.
     
    
     ========================================================================
     4.  JAPANESE / ENGLISH DIFFERENCES
     ========================================================================
    
     There is no background pic (blue circles, logos, etc.) for the Japanese
     main room, which seems odd.  Perhaps it's a defect of the code?  All
     the locations are still there if you walk in the desired directions
     though (this is hard to do since the exit points aren't shown in the
     Japanese version).
    
     In the US version, talking to Zangan made two small boxes appear.  In
     the Japanese version, talking to him produces a check of the kana,
     kanji, and symbols.
    
     Talking to Barret gives you a list of who you want to have in your
     party, including 16-year old Cloud (the one from the flashback).  In
     the English version, you got a little window with unlisted options.
    
     Talking to the little girl who takes you to the "death of Zack"
     sequence does nothing (since that was added in the English version).
     Instead, she says "Party no saraba (cloud)".
    
     There is no message in the East Room that welcomes you to the English
     version of FFVII.
    
     Talking to the Aerith who says "Working Now." just takes you to the
     room in Sector 7 where the save point bounces around (the same as
     the first of Barret's options).  Again, this is because the scene
     where Tifa reminisces about watching over Cloud was only added into
     the English release.
    
     When you use the 'Battle999' option, it's much neater than in the US
     version.  Instead of a black background, you're standing on a large
     Shinra logo with a gold backdrop, and you're fighting several monsters
     called Test 2: Deenglow (and they look like Deenglows) instead of the
     jibberish used to describe the enemies in the US version (which look
     like gold pyramids).  However, their stats. are still the same, and
     beating them still gives you lots of AP, EXP, and 5 Turbo Ethers, just
     like in the US version.
    
     I also confirmed that when you use the Materia Full option, you get all
     of the Materia in the game, including the disabled materia.  In the
     US version, none of the disabled ones had names, but in this one they
     do (Housoku, Baria, Booster, etc.)  Remember that in the US version,
     the useless materia "Suichuu Kokyuu" became the "Underwater" materia
     used in the Emerald Weapon fight.  What's really weird is that you
     a couple of extra materia (purple and blue, in either version) with no
     name or function.  I had assumed that these were just glitch materia
     back when I was making GameShark codes for the Japanese version (since
     all glitch materia had the same stats.), but since the game's code
     actually sticks these in your inventory, I guess they were going to be
     used for something.
    
     Note that the 'Materia Max' option offered by Barret glitches the game
     (instead of giving you a slew of Bahamut orbs like it does in the US
     version).
    
     Translation-wise, most of what the characters say to you (like Aerith
     joking that you're in Hades) remains true to the Japanese version.
     The Japanese found in the English version is usually just fragments
     of what the characters actually say to you in the Japanese version
     (where it's all full sentences).  The one change I noticed is that
     the made-up names in the English version (alator, Cait Sithers!, Ol',
     Ionia, Princess, and so on), are not in the Japanese version (the
     default names are used instead.  I guess the translators just had some
     fun when naming the debug mode characters ;)
    
    
     ========================================================================
     5.  AUTHOR'S NOTE
     ========================================================================
    
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     REVISION HISTORY
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     Version 0.1  (August 9, 1999)
      - First release, lots of stuff to add in, still.
    
    
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     SPECIAL THANKS
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     This FAQ wouldn't have been possible without help from the following
     people:
    
     CzarDragon and RPGod
      - Mad props go to these two for creating the GS code that lets you get
        into the English version Debug Room.
    
     Zophar's Domain / The GIA              (www.zophar.net / www.thegia.com)
      - For news on the code by CzarDragon and RPGod.
    
     Ignacio de Lucas
      - For his 'Use Any Option Anywhere' GameShark code.
    
     Charles MacDonald                                (www.emucamp.com/cgfm2)
      - For modifying the above codes to work on the Japanese version of FF7.
    
     Senio Rotondi
      - For some notes regarding changing US codes to Japanese codes.
    
     That's all for now!
    
     Unpublished work Copyright 1999-2001 Chris MacDonald