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                       Final Fantasy IV Save State Hacking Guide
    
                             By Moses Hughes A.K.A. MDH88
    
    
    [ABTM] About Me
    [VERS] Version History
    [LEGL] Legal Info
    [STRT] Getting Started
    [CH1O] Character 1 Offsets
    [CH2O] Character 2 Offsets
    [CH30] Character 3 Offsets
    [CH4O] Character 4 Offsets
    [CH5O] Character 5 Offsets
    [OTHR] Other Offsets
    [MAGC] Magic/Summon List
    [ITEM] Item list
    [CRDT] Credits
    
    
    [ABTM] About Me!
    
    I am Moses Hughes aka MDH88. I am an avid fan of the Final Fantasy Series, and
    have played most of the games in the series, including the Playstation re-
    released of FFI-II, IV, V, and VI. I noticed that there weren't any save state
    hacking guides for IV, so I am filling in the void with my first ever FAQ! As 
    this is my first, if you notice any errors, PLEASE let me know! My email is
    mdh1701@gmail.com. Thanks in advance for reading!
    
    
    [VERS] Version History
    
    Version 1.0: Initial, and hopefully only, version, unless there are spelling/
    grammatical errors.
    
    
    [LEGL] Legal Info
    
    This FAQ is an original work of myself, Moses Hughes. It can be used for your 
    own personal use, but not for profit/gain of any kind. It cannot be posted on
    any other site besides gamefaqs.com without my express permission, nor can it
    be duplicated in whole or in part without proper credit given! If you want
    to post it elsewhere, or use part of my FAQ in your own work, email me and 
    I will likely say yes, just be polite and ask first please!
    
    
    [STRT] Getting started
    
    To do this, you have to have: 1) an emulator capable of generating save states,
    2) a copy of FFIV, either from Final Fantasy: Chronicles or the stand alone 
    version for the PS1, 3) a hex editing program, such as XVI32, and 4) a program
    to convert decimal to hex for you. If you have Windows, the calculator does 
    this when set to programming.
    
    Save states are generated using a hexadecimal (base-16) format, so in addition
    to the numbers 0-9 you also have letters A-F, so if you count up it would go
    
    0123456789ABCDEF
    
    and the next number up would be 10, which is 16 in decimal. You can have values
    ranging from 00 to FF, which is 0-255 in decimal.
    
    When you edit these, it is easiest to do with a hex editor. XVI32 is free and
    the one I use. Google free hex editors and you will find one easy enough.
    
    When I reference an offset, that is the address, or location, of the offset in
    the save state. So, if I say go to offset A24E, you go to address, select
    "go to," then type in A24E and it would take you to that offset. You can then
    edit the value as desired. The offset uses two digits, so you can enter values
    from 00-FF, equivalent to 0 to 255.
    
    For larger values, such as HP, Mp, Experience, Gil, etc, there are two or three
    offsets used to represent it. In this case, the value is in two or three pairs,
    entered in reverse. For example, if the converted value is 4D5E, you would 
    enter 5E into the first offset, then 4D in the second. For larger values, like
    1A23E6, you would enter the pairs E6 first, then 23, then finally 1A. Reverse 
    the order of the pairs, NOT THE VALUE DIRECTLY!
    
    For each character, you can edit their Level, current/max HP and MP, and the 
    stats Str, Agil, Vit, Wis, and Will. All other stats are the result of these
    stats plus your equipment; there are guides telling exactly how this works
    already, so reference them!
    
    These 5 stats have two offsets. The first is the base stat, and the second is 
    that value plus any bonuses from equipment. Editing the first value is 
    sufficient, but I'm listing both for your sanity! The max value is normally 99
    (63 in hexadecimal), but you can put any larger value in also. Note that in my
    experience, using larger values is not terribly helpful, and actually hurts 
    your other stats!
    
    For HP and MP, there are offsets for current and max values. The PAIRS are
    reversed, so if you enter want to enter 1000 (4096 decimal), enter 00 in the 
    first offset, and 10 in the second. HP is normally maxed at 9999 (270F hex), 
    which would be entered 0F 27. You can enter FF FF for 65535 HP! MP is normally
    limited to 999 (3E7) which would be entered E7 03 (use a 0 as a place-holder).
    You can enter FF FF for this as well!
    
    For equipment, you can enter any value you wish, allowing you to equip weapons
    and shields on characters that normally cannot equip them. Keep in mind that
    each character has a dominant hand, so a weapon (exc. bows) goes in the 
    dominant hand (arrows if you equip a bow), and a shield (or bow) in the other.
    
    For hand quantity, this will be 00 if nothing equipped, 01 for most equips, and
    00 to 63 for arrows.
    
    I may fluff this part out a little later, but this covers the basics. On to the
    offsets!
    
    
    [CH1O] Character 1 Offsets
    
    This is the character in the third position (usually Cecil)
    
    Level      D1302
    Current HP D1307 & D1308
    Maximum HP D1309 & D130A
    Current MP D130B & D130C
    Maximum MP D130D & D130E
    Strength   D130F & D1314
    Agility    D1310 & D1315
    Vitality   D1311 & D1316
    Wisdom     D1312 & D1317
    Will       D1313 & D1318
     
    Head Gear  D1330
    Body Gear  D1331
    Hand Gear  D1332
    Right Hand D1333
    RH Qty     D1334
    Left Hand  D1335
    LH Qty     D1336
    
    Experience D1337 & D1338 & D1339
    
    
    [CH2O] Character 2 Offsets
    
    This is the character in the first position (usually Kain)
    
    Level      D1342
    Current HP D1347 & D1348
    Maximum HP D1349 & D134A
    Current MP D134B & D134C
    Maximum MP D134D & D134E
    Strength   D134F & D1354
    Agility    D1350 & D1355
    Vitality   D1351 & D1356
    Wisdom     D1352 & D1357
    Will       D1353 & D1358
     
    Head Gear  D1370
    Body Gear  D1371
    Hand Gear  D1372
    Right Hand D1373
    RH Qty     D1374
    Left Hand  D1375
    LH Qty     D1376
    
    Experience D1377 & D1378 & D1379
    
    
    [CH3O] Character 3 Offsets
    
    This is the character in the fifth position (usually Edge)
    
    Level      D1382
    Current HP D1387 & D1388
    Maximum HP D1389 & D138A
    Current MP D138B & D138C
    Maximum MP D138D & D138E
    Strength   D138F & D1394
    Agility    D1390 & D1395
    Vitality   D1391 & D1396
    Wisdom     D1392 & D1397
    Will       D1393 & D1398
     
    Head Gear  D13B0
    Body Gear  D13B1
    Hand Gear  D13B2
    Right Hand D13B3
    RH Qty     D13B4
    Left Hand  D13B5
    LH Qty     D13B6
    
    Experience D13B7 & D13B8 & D13B9
    
    
    [CH4O] Character 4 Offsets
    
    This is the character in the second position (usually Rydia or Rosa)
    
    Level      D13C2
    Current HP D13C7 & D13C8
    Maximum HP D13C9 & D13CA
    Current MP D13CB & D13CC
    Maximum MP D13CD & D13CE
    Strength   D13CF & D13D4
    Agility    D13D0 & D13D5
    Vitality   D13D1 & D13D6
    Wisdom     D13D2 & D13D7
    Will       D13D3 & D13D8
     
    Head Gear  D13F0
    Body Gear  D13F1
    Hand Gear  D13F2
    Right Hand D13F3
    RH Qty     D13F4
    Left Hand  D13F5
    LH Qty     D13F6
    
    Experience D13F7 & D13F8 & D13F9
    
    
    [CH5O] Character 5 Offsets
    
    This is the character in the fourth position (usually Rosa or Rydia)
    
    Level      D1402
    Current HP D1407 & D1408
    Maximum HP D1409 & D140A
    Current MP D140B & D140C
    Maximum MP D140D & D140E
    Strength   D140F & D1414
    Agility    D1410 & D1415
    Vitality   D1411 & D1416
    Wisdom     D1412 & D1417
    Will       D1413 & D1418
     
    Head Gear  D1430
    Body Gear  D1431
    Hand Gear  D1432
    Right Hand D1433
    RH Qty     D1434
    Left Hand  D1435
    LH Qty     D1436
    
    Experience D1437 & D1438 & D1439
    
    
    [OTHR] Other Offsets
    
    Gil  D19A0 & D19A1 & D19A2
    
    -For values to insert for items/weapons, look into the items section.
    
    Items are listed starting with offset D1740. The quantity of THAT item is in 
    the next offset, D1471. The items continue like this through D179A (last item
    before TRASH) and D179B (qty of the last item). The final offsets are for Sort
    and Trash, you can erase these but it's not really helpful.
    
    -For magic values, use the magic section
    
    Each character capable of using magic/summons has a list. There are 24 
    addresses for each character; there are 24 values for white magic, 24 values 
    for black magic, 15 values for summons, and 6 values for Ninja abilities.
    
    You can edit these lists to give any of the characters any kind of magic you 
    wish. You can give Rydia white magic after she loses it, give Cecil black 
    magic, etc. 
    
    
    [MAGC] Magic/Summon List
    
    Note: Names are as they appear in FFIV for the Playstation, some are different
    from the SNES version.
    
    White Magic
    
    00-None
    01-Hold
    02-Mute
    03-Charm
    04-Blink
    05-Armor
    06-Shell
    07-Slow
    08-Haste
    09-Bersk
    0A-Wall
    0B-Holy
    0C-Dspel
    0D-Scan
    0E-Cure1
    0F-Cure2
    10-Cure3
    11-Cure4
    12-Esuna
    13-Life1
    14-Life2
    15-Mini
    16-Exit
    17-Sight
    18-Float
    
    Black Magic
    
    19-Toad
    1A-Piggy
    1B-Warp
    1C-Venom
    1D-Fire1
    1E-Fire2
    1F-Fire3
    20-Ice1
    21-Ice2
    22-Ice3
    23-Bolt1
    24-Bolt2
    25-Bolt3
    26-Bio
    27-Wind
    28-Quake
    29-Sleep
    2A-Stone
    2B-Death
    2C-Stop
    2D-Drain
    2E-Psych
    2F-Meteo
    30-Flare
    
    Summon Magic
    
    31-Imp
    32-Bomb
    33-Cocat
    34-Mage
    35-Chocb
    36-Shiva
    37-Ramuh
    38-Ifrit
    39-Titan
    3A-Mist
    3B-Sylph
    3C-Odin
    3D-Levia
    3E-Asura
    3F-Baham
    
    Ninja Magic
    
    42-Flame
    43-Flood
    44-Blitz
    45-Smoke
    46-Pin
    47-Image
    
    
    [ITEM] Item list
    
    Note: Names are as they appear in FFIV for the Playstation, some are different
    from the SNES version.
    
    00-Nothing
    
    Claws
    01-FireClaw
    02-IceClaw
    03-BoltClaw
    04-Fairy
    05-HellClaw
    06-CatClaw
    
    Rods
    07-Rod
    08-IceRod
    09-FlameRod
    0A-Thunder
    0B-Change
    oC-FairyRod
    0D-Stardust
    0E-Lilith
    
    Staves
    0F-Staff
    10-Cure
    11-Mythril
    12-Power
    13-Lunar
    14-Sage
    15-Silence
    
    Dark Swords
    
    16-Shadow
    17-Dark
    18-Death
    
    Great Swords
    
    19-Legend
    1A-Light
    1B-Excalbur
    1C-Flame
    1D-IceBrand
    1E-Defense
    1F-BloodSwd
    20-Ancient
    21-Sleep
    22-Gorgon
    3D-Mythril
    3F-Ragnarok
    4C-Avenger
    
    Spears
    
    23-Spear
    24-WindSpr
    25-Fire Spr
    26-IceSpear
    27-Dragon
    28-HolyLnce
    29-BloodSpr
    2A-Gungnir
    
    Ninja Swords
    
    2B-Kunai
    2C-Ashura
    2D-Kotetsu
    2E-Kikuichi
    2F-Murasame
    30-Masamune
    
    Knives
    
    31-Assassin
    32-MageMash
    3B-Mythril
    3C-Dancing
    3E-Knife
    
    Whips
    
    33-Whip
    34-Chain
    35-Blitz
    36-FireLash
    37-Serpent
    
    Axes
    38-Hand Axe
    39-Dwarf
    3A-Ogre
    47-VenomAxe
    48-Rune Axe
    
    Ninja Stars
    
    40-Shuriken
    41-Fuma
    
    Boomerangs
    
    42-Boomerang
    43-Fullmoon
    
    Harps
    
    44-Dreamer
    45-Lamia
    
    Wrenches
    
    49-Mythril
    4A-Gaia
    4B-Wooden
    
    Bows
    
    4D-ShortBow
    4E-Crossbow
    4F-GreatBow
    50-Archer
    51-ElvenBow
    52-Yoichi
    53-Artemis
    
    Arrows
    
    54-Brass
    55-Holy
    56-Fire
    57-Ice
    58-Bolt
    59-Darkness
    5A-Poison
    5B-Mute
    5C-Angel
    5D-Yoichi
    5E-Medusa
    5F-Artemis
    
    Shields
    
    61-Iron
    62-Shadow
    63-Demon
    64-Paladin
    65-Mythril
    66-Flame
    67-IceShld
    68-Diamond
    69-Aegis
    6A-Genji
    6B-Dragon
    6C-Crystal
    
    Helmets
    
    6D-Iron
    6E-Shadow
    6F-Hades
    70-Demon
    71-Paladin
    72-Mythril
    73-Diamond
    74-Genji
    75-Dragon
    76-Crystal
    
    Caps
    
    77-Leather
    78-Feather
    79-Magus
    7A-Wizard
    7B-Tiara
    7C-Ribbon
    7D-Headband
    7E-Bandanna
    7F-Ninja
    80-Glass
    
    Armor
    
    81-Iron
    82-Shadow
    83-Hades
    84-Demon
    85-Paladin
    86-Mythril
    87-Flame
    88-IceArmor
    89-Diamond
    8A-Genji
    8B-Dragon
    8C-Crystal
    9A-Adamant
    9B-Ninja
    
    Robes
    
    8D-Clothes
    8E-Leather
    8F-GaiaGear
    90-Wizard
    91-Black
    92-Sorcerer
    93-White
    94-PwrVest
    95-Minerva
    96-Prisoner
    97-Bard
    98-Kenpo
    99-BlkBelt
    
    Gauntlets
    
    9C-Iron
    9D-Shadow
    9E-Hades
    9F-Demon
    A0-Paladin
    A1-Mythril
    A2-Diamond
    A3-Zeus
    A4-Genji
    A5-Dragon
    A6-Crystal
    
    Rings
    
    A7-IronRing
    A8-RubyRing
    A9-Silver
    AA-Strength
    AB-Rune
    Ac-Crystal
    AD-GoldRing
    AE-Protect
    AF-Curse
    
    Items
    
    46-Dummy (?)
    60-Iron (?)
    B0-Bomb
    B1-BigBomb
    B2-Notus
    B3-Boreas
    B4-ThorRage
    B5-ZeusRage
    B6-Stardust
    B7-Succubus
    B8-Vampire
    B9-Bacchus
    BA-Hermes
    BB-HrGlass1
    BC-HrGlass2
    BD-HrGlass3
    BE-SilkWeb
    BF-Illusion
    C0-Inferno
    C1-Blizzard
    C2-LitStorm
    C3-StarVeil
    C4-Kamikaze
    C5-MoonVeil
    C6-MuteBell
    C7-GaiaDrum
    C8-Crystal
    C9-Coffin
    CA-Grimoire
    CB-Bestiary
    CC-Alarm
    CD-Unihorn
    CE-Potion
    CF-HiPotion
    D0-X-Potion
    D1-Ether1
    D2-Ether2
    D3-Elixir
    D4-Life
    D5-Soft
    D6-MaidKiss
    D7-Mallet
    D8-DietFood
    D9-EchoNote
    DA-EyeDrops
    DB-Antidote
    DC-Cross
    DD-Remedy
    DE-Alert
    DF-Au Apple
    E0-Ag Apple
    E1-SomaDrop
    E2-Tent
    E3-Cabin
    E4-Smut
    E5-Exit
    E6-EagleEye
    E7-Imp (Summon)
    E8-Bomb (Summon)
    E9-Cocatris (Summon)
    EA-Mage (Summon)
    EB-Gysahl
    EC-Pass
    ED-Whistle
    EE-BombRing
    EF-BaronKey
    F0-SandRuby
    F1-Earth
    F2-Magma
    F3-Necklace
    F4-TwinHarp
    F5-Dark
    F6-RatTail
    F7-Adamant
    F8-Pan
    F9-PinkTail
    FA-TowerKey
    FB-DkMatter
    FC-Dummy (?)
    FD-Dummy (?)
    FE-Sort (Function at bottom of screen)
    FF-Trash (Function at bottom of screen)
    
    
    [CRDT] Credits
    
    I would like to thank the following people/organizations:
    
    -Square/SquareEnix: They made the game, without which this guide would be
     unnecessary!
    
    -C-Jay-C, for a killer site that I have enjoyed and used for years! Sorry I 
     didn't join sooner!
    
    -The folks that made the PSX emulator, it is the one I use!
    
    -Your name here, if you help polish/correct my guide! I will give credit where
     credit is due, I am not perfect, but you can help my guide to be so!
    
    -You, the reader. Hopefully, this is what you were looking for and this is 
     incredibly helpful to you!