Play Final Fantasy VIII with a Game Enhancer

Author: Alex Kraus
e-mail: cranguy@hotmail.com
Please do not alter or distribute this without the author's permission
Updated: 3/24/99

Note: When I refer to a "Game Enhancer", this refers to a fairly new device 
which works by reading the code off a US disc and then swapping the discs to 
play an import.
     These codes can be used in a GameShark to play the game with a modchip. All 
you need to do is enter the codes and turn them on and the game will play. I 
personally do not have a modchip, so if you are having trouble with it, please 
DO NOT e-mail me about the gs/modchip.
     This method works for me, and if it doesn't for you, I can't help you much. 
Stick with the directions.

I'll keep this fairly short, because a whole lotta details aren't needed ;)

Also you know, Sony and Square flushed $60,000 down the drain when they
came up with this new mod-chip lockout. Within a day, people already
found out how to crack the lockout. It's fairly easy to play with a modchip,
but certain steps are need to play it with a Game Enhancer. Here's how
you do it:

1. Enter Final Fantasy VIII into your Game Enhancer if you have not
already done so.
2. Enter the following codes. You may want to make them separate or all
in one -- I don't know if it makes any difference.

D009B1B8 6D09
8009B1B8 0000

D009B1BA 0002
B009B1BA 00000000

D009D182 0000
8009B182 2402

D009D2B0 FFF3
8009D2E0 0046
D009D2B0 FFF3
8009D2E2 1000
(this code must be entered exactly)

Some say only of one these codes is necessary, but I find that if you put
them all in, it helps.

3. Exit and Save.

4. Restart the GE select "Select Cheat Codes" FIRST!

5. Once you have the mod codes on and any others, THEN you may proceed
to swap the discs. (modchip owners need not do this step)

6. Select "Start Games with Codes" and enjoy!

Changing CD's:
Of course at some time in the game you're going to have to go from disc one to 
disc two, etc. With a Game Enhancer, you cannot restart a game that you stopped 
in the middle of because your PSX will recognise it as a Japanese disc. The 
solution? You should know when you're at the end of a disc (the save screen will 
pop up). *Be sure you have room to save your game.* Save, reset the PlayStation 
and start on the next disc. If you don't do this and attempt to just change the 
discs, you'll get some kind of Caution screen, which basically is the PSX 
telling you that you're doing something it doesn't want you to ;D
Note: Modchipped people probably can bypass this step and change the discs 
normally.

If you are still having problems, please do not email me unless it is absolutely 
necessary -- and I'm warning you now I won't be much help unless you're doing 
something really dumb.
If you would like other patch codes, look here:
http://www.cmgsccc.com/psximport/ffviii.shtml
There are a good bit there, so please don't ask me for them.


Copyright 1999 Alex Kraus