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    Save State Hacking Guide by Battlemage_Li

    Version: 1.1 | Updated: 10/26/02 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

              FRONT MISSION
          Save State Hacking Guide
                    1.1
             By Battlemage_Li
    -Battlemage_sadbuttrue@yahoo.com.ar-
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    Version History:
    
    1.0:AKA the unnamed version :) First Release:Added all the characters ,
    with their attributes , HP , and a 1% on the items.
    
    1.1:24/10/02 (for most of you it'll be 10/24/02 , but I'm Argentinian
    so I have it inverted)
    Added:Well , some information on the EXP , reformatted the guide.
    
    Next Release:Expect half of the items and more of the abilities.
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    Index:
    1)Introduction
    2)1.1 IMPORTANT NOTE!
    3)Offsets
    4)The Reason Of This Guide
    5)Thanks To
    6)The boring section:"Legal disclaimer"   :)
    7)Closing
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    1)Introduction
    
    First of all , thanks for reading my guide. Send any comments to
                 -Battlemage_sadbuttrue@yahoo.com.ar-
    
    This guide was made by Battlemage_Li , using Hex Workshop ,Zsnes , and a
    Translated version of the rom. You can search for this offsets in the 
    *.ZST! Not in the *.SRM If you don't know hex-edit or savestate 
    hacking... you can read other Hacking-Guides for an example Super Mario 
    RPG , because it DOES explain the basics of Hex.I don't like to teach 
    with my poor english. Just use the Base Converter to convert decimal to
    hex: Write the number on the "Decimal" window , and it will "magically"
    appear in the Hex Window.
    
    I'm making a Front Mission walkthrough so , if you wanna help , e-mail
    me!
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    2)1.1 IMPORTANT NOTE!
    
    I received a mail from Mehmet Kucukgl (see Thanx To section) asking 
    why to not search for the exp offset... after some tries I have 
    discovered that... the attributes offset listed in the offset section is
    really the experience for each ability of the character. So (untested)
    I also discovered that changing this values to 9999 will up the 
    character abilities and I suppose also the level.
    I need a tester for this , 'cause I don't have too much time to spend
    with this guide , I'm losing all the time in school... (yes Im 13 years
    old only :)
    
    So the exp is from 1 to 9999,but the ability is from 0 to 99 only ,and I
    won't search for an offset that's for no use , just put a lot of exp and
    you'll get a lot of points of ability...
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    3)Offsets
    
    a)General Offsets
    
    Money: 1EAF-1EB1 I don't know if the offset ends in 1EB0 , but you won't
     need more than 999999 gold... don't be greedy...
    
    b)Character specific offsets
    
    Lloyd (I always call him Hetfield ;-)
    
    Attributes:
    DDE4-DDE5 Fight
    DDE6-DDE7 Short
    DDE8-DDE9 Long
    DDEA-DDEB Agility
    
    HP:
    Body:E193-E194
    Body(max):E195-E196
    Left Arm:E199-E19A
    Left Arm(max):E19B-E19C
    Right Arm:E19F-E1A0
    Right Arm(max):E1A1-E1A2
    Legs:E1A5-E1A6-E1A7
    Legs(max):E1A8-E1A9
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    Sakata:
    
    Attributes:
    
    DE06-DE07 Fight
    DE07-DE08 Short
    DD09-DD0A Long
    DD0B-DD0C Agility
    
    HP:
    
    Body:E21E-E21F
    Body (max):E220-E221
    Left Arm:E224-E225
    Left Arm (max):E226-E227
    Right Arm:E22A-E22B
    Right Arm (max):E22C-E22D
    Legs:E230-E231
    Legs (max):E232-E233
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    Natalie
    
    Attributes:
    
    DE28-DE29 Fight
    DE2A-DE2B Short
    DE2C-DE2D Long
    DE2E-DE2F Agility
    
    HP:
    
    Body:E2A9-E2AA
    Body (max):E2AB-E2AC
    Left Arm:E2AF-E2B0
    Left Arm (max):E2B1-E2B2
    Right Arm:E2B5-E2B6
    Right Arm (max):E2B7-E2B8
    Legs:E2BB-E2BC
    Legs (max):E2BD-E2BE
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    Keith
    
    Attributes:
    
    DE4A-DE4B Fight
    DE4C-DE4D Short
    DE4E-DE4F Long
    DE50-DE51 Agility
    
    HP:
    
    Body:E334-E335
    Body (max):E336-E337
    Left Arm:E33A-E33B
    Left Arm (max):E33C-E33D
    Right Arm:E340-E341
    Right Arm (max):E342-E343
    Legs:E346-E347
    Legs (max):E348-E349
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    J.J
    
    Attributes:
    
    DE6C-DE6D Fight
    DE6E-DE6F Short
    DE70-DE71 Long
    DE72-DE73 Agility
    
    HP:
    
    Body:E3BF-E3C0
    Body (max):E3C1-E3C2
    Left Arm:E3C5-E3C6
    Left Arm (max):E3C7-E3C8
    Right Arm:E3CB-E3CC
    Right Arm (max):E3CD-E3CE
    Legs:E3D1-E3D2
    Legs (max):E3D3-E3D4
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    Frederick
    
    Attributes:
    
    DE83-DE84 Fight
    DE85-DE86 Short
    DE87-DE88 Long
    DE89-DE8A Agility
    
    HP:
    
    Body:E44A-E44B
    Body (max):E44C-E44D
    Left Arm:E450-E451
    Left Arm (max):E452-E453
    Right Arm:E456-E457
    Right Arm (max):E458-E459
    Legs:E45C-E45D
    Legs (max):E45E-E45F
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    Yang
    
    Attributes:
    
    DEB2-DEB3 Fight
    DEB4-DEB5 Short
    DEB6-DEB7 Long
    DEB8-DEB9 Agility
    
    HP:
    Body:E4D5-E4D6
    Body (max):E4D7-E4D8
    Left Arm:E4DB-E4DC
    Left Arm (max):E4DD-E4DE
    Right Arm:E4E1-E4E2
    Right Arm (max):E4E3-E4E4
    Legs:E4E7-E4E8
    Legs (max):E4E9-E4EA
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    Paul
    
    Attributes:
    
    DED2-DED3 Fight
    DED4-DED5 Short
    DED5-DED6 Long
    DED7-DED8 Agility
    
    HP:
    
    Body:E560-E561
    Body (max):E562-E563
    Left Arm:E566-E567
    Left Arm (max):E568-E569
    Right Arm:E56C-E56D
    Right Arm (max):E56E-E57F
    Legs:E572-E573
    Legs (max):E574-E575
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    Hans
    
    Attributes:
    
    DEF4-DEF5 Fight
    DEF6-DEF7 Short
    DEF8-DEF9 Long
    DEFA-DEFB Agility
    
    HP:
    
    Body:E5EB-E5EC
    Body (max):E5ED-E5EF
    Left Arm:E5F3-E5F4
    Left Arm (max):E5F5-E5F6
    Right Arm:E5F9-E5FA
    Right Arm (max):E5FB-E5FC
    Legs:E5FF-E600-E601
    Legs (max):E602-E603
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    Gregorio
    
    Attributes:
    
    DF16-DF17 Fight
    DF18-DF19 Short
    DF1A-DF1B Long
    DF1C-DF1D Agility
    
    HP:
    
    Body:E676-E677
    Body (max):E678-E679
    Left Arm:E67C-E67D
    Left Arm (max):E67E-E67F
    Right Arm:E682-E683
    Right Arm (max):E684-E685
    Legs:E688-E689
    Legs (max):E68A-E68B
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    Maury
    
    Attributes:
    
    DF2F-DF30 Fight
    DF31-DF32 Short
    DF33-DF34 Long
    DF35-DF36 Agility
    
    HP:
    
    Body:E701-E702
    Body (max):E703-E704
    Left Arm:E707-E708
    Left Arm (max):E709-E70A
    Right Arm:E70D-E70E
    Right Arm (max):E70F-E710
    Legs:E713-E714
    Legs (max):E715-E716
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    Yeehin
    
    Attributes:
    
    DF82-DF83 Fight
    DF84-DF85 Short
    DF86-DF87 Long
    DF88-DF89 Agility
    
    HP:
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    Bobby
    
    Attributes:
    
    DFC0-DFC1 Fight
    DFC2-DFC3 Short
    DFC4-DFC5 Long
    DFC6-DFC7 Agility
    
    HP:
    Body:E92D-E92E
    Body (max):E931-E932
    Left Arm:E935-E936
    Left Arm (max):E937-E938
    Right Arm:E93B-E93C
    Right Arm (max):E93D-E93E
    Legs:E941-E942
    Legs (max):E943-E944
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    Porunga
    
    Attributes:
    
    DFE2-DFE3 Fight
    DFE4-DFE5 Short
    DFE6-DFE7 Long
    DFE8-DFE9 Agility
    
    HP:
    Body:E9B8-E9B9
    Body (max):E9BA-E9BB
    Left Arm:E9BE-E9BF
    Left Arm (max):E9C2-E9C3
    Right Arm:E9C4-E9C5
    Right Arm (max):E9C6-E9C7
    Legs:E9CA-E9CB
    Legs (max):E9CC-E9CD
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    Peewee
    
    Attributes:
    
    E026-E027 Fight
    E028-E029 Short
    E02A-E02B Long
    E02C-E02D Agility
    
    HP:
    
    Body:E817-E818
    Body(max):E819-E81A
    
    *NOTE*:He has only Body.
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    Gentz:
    
    Attributes:
    
    Fight:E004-3005
    Short:E006-E007
    Long:E009-E009
    Agility:E00A-E00B
    
    HP:
    Body:EA43-EA44
    Body (max):EA45-EA46
    Left Arm:EA49-EA4A
    Left Arm (max):EA4B-EA4C
    Right Arm:EA4F-EA50
    Right Arm (max):EA51-EA52
    Legs:EA55-EA66
    Legs (max):EA67-EA68
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    Alder
    
    Attributes:
    
    Fight:DF9E-DF9F
    Short:DFA0-DFA1
    Long:DFA2-DFA3
    Agility:DFA4-DFA5
    
    HP:
    Body:E560-E561
    Body (max):E562-E563
    Left Arm:E566-E567
    Left Arm (Max):E568-E569
    Right Arm:E56C-E56D
    Right Arm (max):E56E-E56F
    Legs:E572-E573
    Legs(max):E574-E575
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    Ralph
    
    Attributes:
    
    Fight:DF5A-DF5B
    Short:DF5C-DF5D
    Long:DF5E-DF5F
    Agility:DF60-DF61
    
    HP:
    Body:E4D5-E4D6
    Body (max):E4D7-E4D8
    Left Arm:E4DB-E4DC
    Left Arm (max):E4DD-E4DE
    Right Arm:E4E1-E4E2
    Right Arm (max):E4E3-E4E4
    Legs:E4E7-E4E8
    Legs (max):E4E9-E4EA
    
    *NOTE*:This isn't fully tested , I believe the HP is one-scenario only...
    I will test it.
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    Items:
    Quantity:DD97-DD9E (For items , not for Parts and Weapons)
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    *NOTE*: I don't know very much how does the quantity works , but just 
    buy one of each item and write 63 in all bytes (99 in decimal) and you 
    will have 99 of each item.
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    *NOTE*:I'm still searching the Weapon and Parts offsets (Equipped and as
    items)
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    4)The reason of this guide:
    Hacking save states is easy and funny! And I was boring of beating the 
    game so easily , so I started to hack save-states , decreasing HP and my 
    Attributes.
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    5)Thanks to:
    Mehmet Kucukgl <sleepy_troll81@hotmail.com> for his idea of searching
    for the experience offset. Really Thanks Mehmet!
    GameFaqs (if they post it ;-):They are the best!
    GameSpot:Another good page.
    Square:For Final Fantasy V , Front Mission , Chrono Trigger... and a lot
    of other games...
    The translators:Because I hate the games that I can't understand the 
    story...(Another example is Der Langrisser for SNES... thanx Dejap for 
    translating DL!)
    Pre-Black Album Metallica:Metallica rocks!
    You:For reading this guide!
    Symphony X:The best prog metal band out there!
    Ayreon:Another good prog rock-metal band!
    
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    6)Legal Disclaimer (not a normal Legal Disclaimer , but a Legal 
    Disclaimer at least...)
    
    Plz , if this helped you , send me a little e-mail saying thanx , I 
    wanna know if this guide helped ya!
    This guide is copyright Battlemage_Li , you can't distribute it , change
    it , steal it....... without my authorization!!
    This is only for GameFaqs.com , if you want this in your page , just 
    e-mail me and I will give you my OK.
    Don't ever translate , plagiarise , copy this without my name on it , or
    you'll see >:-)
    If you see a page that use my guide without my name (or even with my 
    name) e-mail me please!
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    7)Closing
    
    Any question , suggestion , correction , or anything related to this 
    Hacking Guide send it to Battlemage_sadbuttrue@yahoo.com.ar,
    and I will give you full credit in the "thing" you corrected , added , 
    etc and in Thanks To section.
    I'm looking for the items' offsets... I hope find it soon...
    
    Hope this guide helps you , but , dont use it too much , or the game 
    will seem boring.
    This guide was made in 800x600 (with a little effort ;-)
    resolution.
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    "When it comes to be that the soothing light at the end of your tunnel
    was just a freight train coming your way" 
    James Hetfield-Metallica (No Leaf Clover - S&M Disc1)
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    "The prophet cries
    Vast battalions rage on in the sky
    Rising from the north
    - the bringer of war"
    Michael Romeo-Symphony X (The Divine Wings of Tragedy)
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    All this work is CopyRight Battlemage_Li