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Projects => Completed Patches => Journey of the Five Ch.1 => Topic started by: Elric on March 26, 2013, 12:13:33 AM

Title: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on March 26, 2013, 12:13:33 AM
(NOTE: Current Version is Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 v1.97e, so make sure you're up to date!)
(NOTE THE SECOND: Currently does NOT work on PSP or on PS1 Consoles.  This will be fixed at a later date.)

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r228/MiKeMiTchi/gemugfx/jot5_official_logo_design_by-mitchi.png)

It's finally released!  The first Chapter in an epic story, pitting the most unlikely of forces both with and against each other to prevent the fabric of the entire multiverse from unraveling!

Enter the expansive land of Ivalice and join Ramza Beoulve and his younger sister Alma Beoulve as they cope with the less-than-favorable aftermath of both the Lion War and their own personal war against the Zodiac Beasts and their leader, the Bloody Angel Altima.  Forced into hiding, Ramza, under the assumed name Drake Seymour is reunited with one of the strangest of his previous companions - Cloud Strife, who Ramza met on his previous adventure after powering some kind of dimensional-forwarding device with one of the retrieved Zodiac Stones and calling him from his own world.  Though Cloud was returned to his own space after Altima's defeat due to reactions from the Zodiac Stones, he has returned to Ivalice through some unknown power - and this time he's not alone!

Joining Ramza and Cloud on their quest to unravel the mystery behind the powers distorting Ivalice and find a way home will be the pointy-earred warrior Link, the espionage expert known to most as Solid Snake, and the charismatic devil hunter Dante.  As the reality of Final Fantasy VII, The Legend of Zelda, Metal Gear, Devil May Cry, and many others begins to unravel and create a perfect storm of chaos within Ivalice, will these Five Knights be able solve the mystery of their summoning, vanquish whatever evil has befallen the land, and return to their own worlds?

Check below to download Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 today and begin your search for the answers to these questions and more!  Featuring a completely new quest, a battle system that's been rebuilt from the ground up, an entire new library of sprites, and much more, Journey of the Five is an experience not to be missed out on by any Final Fantasy Tactics fan or Strategy RPG fan in general!
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE!
Post by: Elric on March 29, 2013, 06:09:18 PM
Who is spamming downloads? Lol I find it hard to believe it's been downloaded nearly 500 times already
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE!
Post by: Dome on March 29, 2013, 06:41:00 PM
It has been a LOOOONG wait
It's normal, be proud ;-)
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE!
Post by: Elric on March 29, 2013, 08:11:25 PM
Thank you Dome. Hope you enjoy Ch.1  :)
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE!
Post by: Dome on March 29, 2013, 11:32:39 PM
Thank you Dome. Hope you enjoy Ch.1  :)
I will, and I'll also record my playthrough ;-)
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE!
Post by: Elric on March 29, 2013, 11:39:46 PM
Great! Barren is also doing a video playthrough, I look forward to seeing both of them, and anyone else's as well.
Maybe I should do one myself.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE!
Post by: Lijj on March 30, 2013, 07:15:59 AM
http://ffhacktics.com/smf/index.php?topic=8217.msg186674#msg186674 (http://ffhacktics.com/smf/index.php?topic=8217.msg186674#msg186674)
For those using epsxe. Here's a link that shows the perfect video plugin configuration for JOT5.  I tested it to make sure the map shows up perfectly along with weather effects. All the pixels show up perfectly too; no  irregular stretching or blurring, see link for more details and screenshots.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.1)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on March 30, 2013, 10:11:23 PM
Download updated to v1.1 to fix critical error that was only really in there due to some last minute confusion on files.

Expect a v1.2 later tonight when Elric gets back home to fix some end-Chapter event errors.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.2)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on March 31, 2013, 01:25:20 AM
Enjoy your v1.2.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.2)
Post by: Halhod on March 31, 2013, 03:14:47 PM
Hey, i would really like to play this but i have no idea what to do once it's downloaded, it goes to winrar, but then what do i do? Any help is appreciated.

Thanks
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.2)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on March 31, 2013, 04:35:01 PM
Hey, i would really like to play this but i have no idea what to do once it's downloaded, it goes to winrar, but then what do i do? Any help is appreciated.

Thanks

Unzip the .PPF with WinRAR, WinZip, or whatever comrpession tool you have downloaded, then follow this tutorial (http://ffhacktics.com/smf/index.php?topic=9379.0) to patch your .ISO/.IMG/.BIN with the .PPF.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.2)
Post by: savantopus on April 01, 2013, 08:31:16 AM
WOW!! Been playing the first 3 or 4 battles and I'm really impressed!! It's challenging! The battles have a good balance. And the story line is great. Seriously epic! The best FFHaktix patch I have played so far! I'm starting to compare it with the original FFT... maybe a hasty thought but so far so good. Cheers.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.2)
Post by: Elric on April 01, 2013, 11:02:01 PM
WOW!! Been playing the first 3 or 4 battles and I'm really impressed!! It's challenging! The battles have a good balance. And the story line is great. Seriously epic! The best FFHaktix patch I have played so far! I'm starting to compare it with the original FFT... maybe a hasty thought but so far so good. Cheers.

Thank you very much, glad you are enjoying it, wait until you get some more progress ;)
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.2)
Post by: tkul on April 02, 2013, 09:23:10 PM
Any chance of getting a change log for the patch? Would be nice to have an idea of how the jobs and abilities have changed so we don't have to try to setup blind
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.2)
Post by: Elric on April 02, 2013, 09:30:54 PM
That's like reading a walk-through for a game you've never played before, everything ability wise has been changed from vanilla, everything is new.

If Raven decided to make a changelog for that then he's more than welcome, since that is his work.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.2)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on April 02, 2013, 09:40:31 PM
There are too many changes for a simple changelog, and we don't intend to release a Master Guide because this is not a patch like 1.3, FFT+, etc. where we're just rebalancing things.  You're intended to go through the game blind the way you would a brand new game because in a lot of ways Journey of the Five is a brand new game.

If the people playing feel like making their own master guide or whatever I won't stop them, but I have no intention of doing that.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.3)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on April 04, 2013, 05:54:18 AM
Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 v1.3 is released!

BUG FIXES:

Snake's "Assassinate" skill now works properly when set to Auto Battle.
Cloud's "Finishing Touch" skill now works properly.
Oil is now removed with the Attack command.
Asura and [REDACTED] descriptions fixed.
[REDACTED] map now is no longer glitchy.
Brave Story glitches fixed.  (Will NOT affect existing saves.)

Other Fixes:

Final Boss [REDACTED] was made slightly easier.
Many Random Battles were edited to be a bit easier, so only a small number are now "Nintendo Hard".
Some other Misc stuff I'm probably forgetting.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.4)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on April 08, 2013, 06:30:18 AM
Download updated to Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 v1.4.

This is mostly a quick-fix for the crash errors some people experience during Chapter Boss [REDACTED].  It contains one or two other small cleanups as well for that part of the game that we overlooked previously but this is mainly just to fix that one crashing error.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.4)
Post by: scbw1234 on April 08, 2013, 11:50:57 AM
I crashed once at the job change screen with dante.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.4)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on April 08, 2013, 05:15:08 PM
Emulators crash randomly.  Report the crash if it's consistent with which emulator you're using and your save file or quick save, etc.

Also, please use the Bug Reports thread to report these kinds of things, not the download thread.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.4)
Post by: scbw1234 on April 09, 2013, 01:01:08 AM
Ok,i'll upload a save in the bug report thread if it happens often.i've just read the changelog about the Boss crash so i thought if anyone had reported the job wheel crash.i'm using epsxe,the crash only happen once or twice with the music gone.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.4)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on April 09, 2013, 03:00:22 AM
That sounds like an error with ePSXe and the sound being muted.  I know I have to mute my emulators via the Sound Mixer because some will crash while muted.  If my memory is correct, ePSXe is one of those.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.5)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on April 10, 2013, 11:32:42 PM
v1.5 Bugfix Download Released.

Fixes:

Kiss' Description to properly read "Charm,Doom" instead of "Sleep" for its Add:Status.
Victory at Thieves' Fort has the correct dialogue.
Zirekile Falls "Rescue the Ranger" Random Battle now functions properly.  Herp.
Misc. stuff.

Edits:

Link's "Song" skills are now renamed by a bit of popular demand.  The old "Saria's Song" is now "Song of Healing" and "Epona's Song" is now "Saria's Song" so that their effects are a bit more sensible to which Song they represent.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.6)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on April 11, 2013, 10:50:05 PM
Quick turnover on a v1.6 release to fix the Element issue The Damned posted about earlier.

Woop.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.6)
Post by: H0RNEt on April 13, 2013, 12:18:15 PM
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Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.6)
Post by: Eternal on April 13, 2013, 05:43:44 PM
Make sure you're patching a clean ISO and read the rules. We can't distribute ISOs.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.6)
Post by: Elric on April 13, 2013, 06:32:19 PM
Use google, if its not working with your ISO then you did something wrong. It must be a new clean fresh ISO, or BIN, or IMG.

Patch it with PPF-O-Matic 3.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.6)
Post by: H0RNEt on April 14, 2013, 04:07:02 AM
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We will not advise you on what ISO/BIN/IMG to use nor where to find it, you are on your own here.
We only provide a patch -Elric
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.7)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on April 14, 2013, 05:20:09 AM
Download updated to v1.7.

Fixes:

Lamia Sprite Error
Dante's "Dash" skill
Araguay Woods Random v Bonesnatchers, Squidraken, Piscodemon palettes fixed
Important error in one of the sidequests fixed
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.71)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on April 14, 2013, 11:55:30 PM
Sorry for posting a second update so quickly, but we found an error with the "Bandit's Eye" Support Ability that caused it to not function correctly.  (It displayed the correct values but it didn't actually do anything.)

This has been fixed and the version is now v1.71 since this is a fairly small error to fix.  Unless some other stupid big error pops up this will be the last update you'll be seeing for a while so enjoy everyone.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.71)
Post by: H0RNEt on April 15, 2013, 05:42:44 AM
I play a few mission after i found the correct iso  haha.
It very good MOD.
I like Beastmaster campain, and also Turtle Monster(Damage Split) on waterfall mission :D
Model are good also.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.71)
Post by: Elric on April 15, 2013, 05:50:04 AM
Glad you are enjoying it Hornet. Let us know if you have any issues.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.8)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on April 15, 2013, 11:02:42 PM
Regrettably, as with everything in everything ever, we found a small handful of bugs that affect gameplay enough in a negative way to warrant one more release.  HOPEFULLY, this will be the last one until either a Chapter 2 Release or a Console-Compatible Chapter 1 Release.

Changelog v1.8:

[Final Boss]

Some small balance tweaks.
Errors to in-battle triggers fixed.

[Ramza]

Wish now uses the same Formula as Phoenix Down.  This means it will 100% hit even on Worst Compatibility, deal 25% damage to Undead, and revive for slightly more HP.

[Link]

Ice Arrow and Fire Arrow now properly proc at a 20% rate.

[Dante]

(Swordmaster) Stinger now has 5 Range (equal to most other Linear skills), damage is equal to Whirlwind Blade and Braver.

(Trickster) Devil Style now compatible with Spears.
(Trickster) Devil Style MP costs highly reduced for Air Trick, Mustang.
(Trickster) Mustang now properly procs Paralyze at a 20% rate.

(Royalguard) Ultimate now heals 50% MaxHP.
(Royalguard) Just Block and Royal Block now hit a wider Effect Area.

(Before anyone asks, Royalguard sadly could not be made to work while barehanded for ASM reasons.)

[Agrias]

Holy Blade abilities now properly proc at a 20% rate.

[Miscellaneous]

Many small, otherwise unreported bugs or errors fixed after some personal research.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.8)
Post by: EmeraldSoul on April 17, 2013, 02:59:38 PM
Okay dudes! finishing touch always go for like .5 to .8% chance of hitting? isn't that a bit low? BTW Can't wait for chapter 2! why do most human based enemies only turn to crystals? and not into treasure chests? and why isn't there a steal weapon or break weapon function? O.O
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.8)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on April 17, 2013, 05:02:43 PM
If Finishing Touch is only getting 5-8%% you are not playing on v1.8.  Finishing Touch averages a 40% Hit Rate.

The lack of Treasure Chests and Break/Steal Weapon are for technical reasons I won't go into.

Glad you enjoyed Chapter 1.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.8)
Post by: EmeraldSoul on April 18, 2013, 02:06:35 PM
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.8)
Post by: GeneralStrife on April 20, 2013, 10:36:00 PM
I haven't had internet for months, log in see this, scream FUCK YEAH
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.9)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on April 23, 2013, 11:35:17 PM
Download updated to v1.9.  Contains:

Bugfix on Mime Display.
Bugfix on Br/Fa values causing Dismissals.
Bugfix on Bow Damage displaying twice.

Knight JP costs adjusted slightly.  Skillset order for the Break skills command adjusted slightly, so you may know different ones than you did before.  (In good news, the one you'll know now should cost more JP than the one you actually bought, so it's a trade-up.)  Knight now takes 200 less JP to Master.

Bariaus South 2 Random Battle adjusted to be less difficult and reward better drops.

Several story battles had their drops adjusted to be slightly more useful.  You now get 1 of every Armor, Accessory, and Weapon as a drop in Chapter 1. (This was always supposed to be the case but wasn't due to an oversight.)  This should also help smooth out the difficulty curve a little.

Story Battle Araguay Woods made slightly more difficult.

Zirekile Falls South 2 Random Battle Bug fixed.


Enjoy.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.91)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on April 24, 2013, 08:11:45 AM
Updated the download to v1.91 to quickly fix a few things that were missed in v1.9:

Monster Breeding is disabled.  This is due to an ASM that has a side effect of causing your bred monster to always display with its first palette.  Until we've figured out how to solve this Monster Breeding will just be disabled, for better or worse. (I know some people will love and hate this.)

Dante's (Swordmaster) skill Round Trip had its formula adjusted to make the damage more consistent between Katana and Swords.  I'm sure some people noticed that Katana + Round Trip dealt tons more damage than Sword + Round Trip.  The formula was changed, however it favors the Katana + Round Trip damage, so this is strictly a buff.

Enjoy.
Title: Squidraken Possible Bug
Post by: brittmarv on April 26, 2013, 02:03:18 AM
There is a possible bug with the Squidrakens

This is in reference to the ability ( I forget the name ) that reduces Charge Time to 00

So far, in every case they have seemingly intentionally targeted the character who has most recently taken a turn ( having the lowest charge time )

If I had to guess, I would imagine that is not intended. It makes them trivial if kept at a distance. ( Though I have been thankful of that at times lol )

If it is intended to be that way for balance reasons, then ignore this post :)

Awesome work guys. This is an amazing hack and I applaud all of your abilities and dedication!

I'm really enjoying the changes made to each base class and monster. It is like discovering FFT all over again.




So when are we getting Samus and Ness? ;)
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.91)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on April 26, 2013, 02:06:54 AM
Please post Bugs in the Bug Reports (http://ffhacktics.com/smf/index.php?topic=9582.0) section, please.

Also, that's not a Bug, that's the AI prioritization of units.  It's probably going for the units with the best hit rate because it has a low hit rate and is single-targeting.  (The latter half is actually not intentional but due to a small bug that will be fixed eventually.  The skill as-intended is actually Effect 3 Vertical 1.  So be wary of slightly more CT00 usage from future Squids!)
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.92)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on April 26, 2013, 05:22:05 AM
v1.92 released.

Fixes typos on the Job Requirements of Samurai and Ninja.  Also fixes deploying monsters above tier 1 having the wrong color.

Balance tweaks:

Battle 3 now drops 2 Ether and 2 Phoenix Down instead of 2 Potion and 2 Ether.
Bariaus Hill given a final minor nerf since it is a noticeable difficulty spike.

A few more War Trophies across the main story were tweaked to smooth up the difficulty curve.

Basically, this is a nonessential update unless you're using monsters in your party or grinding far more than you should ever need to in Chapter 1, but it's good cleanup and will be better for players picking up the patch for the first time so here you go.

Enjoy.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.93)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on April 30, 2013, 06:11:32 PM
v1.93 released.  Lots of tiny cleanup in this version:

Many typos fixed, most found in thanks to brittmarv's attempts to compile a Journey of the Five wikia. (http://jot5.wikia.com/wiki/Journey_of_the_Five_%28a_Final_Fantasy_Tactics_Hack%29_Wiki)  While we're very hands-off about things like Master Guides, etc., I've been peeking through as brittmarv compiled things and helping to fix a couple things here and there.  It ended up also causing me to find a lot of typos when I found things that didn't match the data on the ISO.

Bartholume in the first two battles should be much more useful now.  He was always intended to have Knight L3 but for some reason has been set to Knight L1 this entire time.  Now he should actually come in with quite a few primary skills to help with.  Also, the third battle has been made a bit easier by adjusting what the player has access to slightly since they can't control what's at their disposal in that fight.

Squids "Energy Blast" attack now properly hits at an AoE with much thanks to Chotokukyan for literally hacking the animation file to make it display on multiple targets, though the hit rate was toned down slightly to compensate.  Toughskin's "Headbutt" now correctly adds Paralyze.  Hit rate on the "Resonate" skill was reduced because it was way too high, dear god.

Potion and X-Potion now have the correct animations - they were reversed before and I just somehow forgot to fix it all the time from Alpha to now since I never noticed it until watching one of The Damned's videos.

There's probably a bunch of other small stuff that was fixed in there, but I honestly don't remember.  Enjoy.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.931)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on April 30, 2013, 09:42:52 PM
Quick v1.931 release to fix the formation error Arek posted.  That was fixed during Beta testing but must've gotten unfixed and somehow went completely unnoticed this entire time.  Oh well.  Fixed now.

That's not a cool thing to have around though so I'm putting the fix out ASAP.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.94)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on May 01, 2013, 07:35:04 PM
v1.94 is out.  This fixes two bugs:

1. Strange behavior in random battles due to multiple units sharing the same Unit ID.  I went through every Random Battle in Chapter 1 and am pretty sure I caught every instance of this happening.

2. Not quite a "bug", but I got reports of AI units just seeming to not come in with any skills, despite me giving them plenty of JP.  I remedied this situation by slashing some JP costs and in the case of two skillsets, fiddling the skill order slightly.  You can find full details in the spoiler below.  Like with Knight, this means you may not know the same skills in that class you knew before, but you'll almost always know 'better' skills than the ones you knew before, and the ones you knew before should be just as cheap or cheaper to re-buy.  Overall, all the affected classes went from requiring 2600-2800~ JP to learn all their A-abilities to about 2000-2200~ range, and most Jobs can now be fully Mastered before reaching Job Level 8. (3000 JP.)


Some learn rates were also fudged with a bit.  Now these classes should all actually come in with some skills learned when under the AI's control.  (Though two of them don't actually appear as such in Chapter 1, better to fix them all in one sweep.)

Enjoy, everyone.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.94)
Post by: Javelin on May 02, 2013, 08:51:15 AM
Hello! Whether it is possible to
play this addition on the
emulator? On FPse for Android
it is possible? Thanks! :D
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.941)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on May 02, 2013, 10:50:40 PM
I don't think we've ever tried playing it on that emulator so I can't say.  Your best bet is to try it and find out.

Quick v1.941 release because I noticed a mistake in the hack that fixed the Item Command animations (Potion/X-Potion being refersed) that borked every Item animation instead.  Now it's fixed and every Item command now looks as it should.  If you don't care how your Item command looks, don't feel compelled to update because nothing else changed.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.941)
Post by: Redline12 on May 07, 2013, 10:48:15 AM
Ok, new problem. When i patched it on the .bin file of FFT(Clean,No other patches added), and i convert it into an EBOOT.PBP file(For the psp), success! But when i play it during the first battle, when the guest character moves out of the gate, it froze. I tried it 5 times, but it still freezes. Any ideas to solve this? Or is my rom wrong? If it is, What rom do i need?(I used the NTSC-U rom. and when converting it, i made the title to be Final Fantasy Tactics, same game id, same save id.)

In the PSX emulator(pSX 1.13), it also freezes when Ramza says how Cloud and Ramza met. (In the Goug Machine City. Its just displays "Now Loading") Any ideas to solve this?

Im sad in this, i tested it in 5 hrs. But nothing happened. Sorry to bother you.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.941)
Post by: Elric on May 07, 2013, 03:25:34 PM
Its already been mentioned that eboots and console is not working yet.
As for the issues with psxfin. I cant really say. We play and test on that version
And dont have those issues
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.941)
Post by: brittmarv on May 07, 2013, 05:19:54 PM
Ok, new problem. When i patched it on the .bin file of FFT(Clean,No other patches added), and i convert it into an EBOOT.PBP file(For the psp), success! But when i play it during the first battle, when the guest character moves out of the gate, it froze. I tried it 5 times, but it still freezes. Any ideas to solve this? Or is my rom wrong? If it is, What rom do i need?(I used the NTSC-U rom. and when converting it, i made the title to be Final Fantasy Tactics, same game id, same save id.)

In the PSX emulator(pSX 1.13), it also freezes when Ramza says how Cloud and Ramza met. (In the Goug Machine City. Its just displays "Now Loading") Any ideas to solve this?

Im sad in this, i tested it in 5 hrs. But nothing happened. Sorry to bother you.

Sounds like a bad ISO. Even if it appears clean, that is quite often the problem. Even if it seems completely unlikely. Re-dump it to your hard drive and try again then if the problem persists maybe someone can troubleshoot it further for you.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.941)
Post by: Redline12 on May 07, 2013, 10:42:09 PM
Ok, i'll try another rom.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.941)
Post by: Redline12 on May 08, 2013, 02:00:27 AM
Sounds like a bad ISO. Even if it appears clean, that is quite often the problem. Even if it seems completely unlikely. Re-dump it to your hard drive and try again then if the problem persists maybe someone can troubleshoot it further for you.

Thanks for you tip, the problem was my rom  :roll: , Now im okay, Thanks to everyone.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.94)
Post by: Adramelk on May 08, 2013, 02:27:31 AM
Hello! Whether it is possible to
play this addition on the
emulator? On FPse for Android
it is possible? Thanks! :D

I played the game on my tablet (Galaxy Tab II 10.1, Android 4.0 with ePSXe). Pretty cool, one day playing on the bus to my university a random guy asked what the hell was Link doing in FFT.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.941)
Post by: Elric on May 08, 2013, 03:20:49 AM
haha, hearing that makes me smile. lol

Also, ePSXe DOES work on android, but due to the fact that I could never get FPse to work for more than a few minutes without
yelling at me for my less than legit copy, I cannot confirm it is working on the Android or not.

If someone would care to test this that would be great, we will put a emulator compatibility list on the Wiki Soon
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.941)
Post by: Redline12 on May 08, 2013, 03:47:32 AM
haha, hearing that makes me smile. lol

Also, ePSXe DOES work on android, but due to the fact that I could never get FPse to work for more than a few minutes without
yelling at me for my less than legit copy, I cannot confirm it is working on the Android or not.

If someone would care to test this that would be great, we will put a emulator compatibility list on the Wiki Soon
Can you test it in EBOOT.PBP file(For PSP) I keep downloading roms that can be compatible in the patch.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.941)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on May 08, 2013, 04:10:35 AM
It's already been stated that Journey of the Five currently does not work on modded PS1, modded PS2, EBOOT, or other similar formats.  While we are working to fix this, currently the only way to play Journey of the Five is on an emulator such as ePSXe, pSXfin, psxeven, etc.  The game will crash in various spots when played on a home console or on an EBOOT.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.941)
Post by: Argy on May 10, 2013, 08:39:41 PM
@elric. just to confirm it does work on android. i have tested v1.0 and 1.9. the emulator i was using is epsxe for android. (samsung galaxy note)

cheers argy

p.s. keep up the great work!!
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.941)
Post by: Irish~GoodBye on May 13, 2013, 01:16:17 PM
does this work with psp eboots?
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.941)
Post by: Elric on May 13, 2013, 03:33:28 PM
Scroll up about 3 posts irish..
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.941)
Post by: Irish~GoodBye on May 13, 2013, 05:07:32 PM
sorry :oops: :oops: :oops:.

and sorry in advance for my 2nd idiotic question.

what about my wii ps1 emulator WiiSx?
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.941)
Post by: Elric on May 13, 2013, 05:40:19 PM
I also use WiiSX on my Wii but i havent tested jot5 with it yet. If you could do so
And let us know your findings that would be great
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.941)
Post by: Irish~GoodBye on May 14, 2013, 10:10:59 AM
hey there, reporting about wiisx.

Got to the world map the first time, still running fine~
Gameplay is slower than usual and as a result the sound is screwed up too.
However it works O: (ima edit that if it crashes later)

Also great stuff!!!
Thumbs up for the great intro! This is real quality!
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.941)
Post by: 2Tone11b on May 15, 2013, 11:31:27 PM
Idk if I can ask or not but if some1 could send me a prepatched iso through email or some other means I'd appreciate I don't have the ppf-o-matic at the moment and I'm at an army training event I'd appreciate it if possible
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.941)
Post by: Elric on May 15, 2013, 11:35:29 PM
We cannot supply disc images here. But in the time it took to type that message, you could've found an ISO/BIN and a copy of PPF-O-Matic on Google :P

Hope you get it worked out.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.941)
Post by: 2Tone11b on May 15, 2013, 11:52:17 PM
I know u can't supply it here I'm using an iPhone 5 to respond I'm with the army at a field event I won't be back home for two weeks I have an iso for fft as well as a copy for playstation the ipa off of the AppStore I just recently saw this and I wanted to play it but I don't have the resources present and it will be two weeks b4 I have them the laptops in this tent are for army purposes and were using mifi anyways I was simply asking if some1 could put a patched iso on 4shared or something or email me one that was all sorry if I wasn't specific or am asking for something that can't be done legally I'm a hr specialist not a paralegal lol again sorry if I'm wasting your time but thank for the fast response it's much appreciated
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.941)
Post by: jjinjing on May 26, 2013, 12:18:18 PM
downloaded and installed the patch but dont know why the sprites aren't complete. when my characters attack the sprites cant be seen.. please help
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.941)
Post by: brittmarv on May 26, 2013, 03:04:48 PM
downloaded and installed the patch but dont know why the sprites aren't complete. when my characters attack the sprites cant be seen.. please help

Hi and thank you for trying out JoT5 chapter 1.

While you have not supplied enough information for anyone to give you a definitive answer, I will go over the common causes for issues such as this.

Are you using Epsxe? It is notoriously problematic with FFT. There are guides here on the forums that will help you configure it properly to ease most of the problems, but sometimes your particular computer will just never function properly with Epsxe (a problem I have had) and I highly recommend using Psxfin.

If that doesn't work, I would wager that you have a bad ISO. Try patching to another fresh ISO rip/dump.

If that still doesn't work, re-download the patch. Sometimes good files go bad during the download process.

If none of this works then please post some more specific information, such as what operating system or device you are playing on.. what emulator.. etc and someone more skilled than myself may be able to help.

Good luck and I hope for the best!
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.941)
Post by: jjinjing on May 26, 2013, 03:52:21 PM
Hi and thank you for trying out JoT5 chapter 1.

While you have not supplied enough information for anyone to give you a definitive answer, I will go over the common causes for issues such as this.

Are you using Epsxe? It is notoriously problematic with FFT. There are guides here on the forums that will help you configure it properly to ease most of the problems, but sometimes your particular computer will just never function properly with Epsxe (a problem I have had) and I highly recommend using Psxfin.

If that doesn't work, I would wager that you have a bad ISO. Try patching to another fresh ISO rip/dump.

If that still doesn't work, re-download the patch. Sometimes good files go bad during the download process.

If none of this works then please post some more specific information, such as what operating system or device you are playing on.. what emulator.. etc and someone more skilled than myself may be able to help.

Good luck and I hope for the best!

hi thanks for the reply.

I dont think it's the epsxe problem because after i patch the iso, i open the iso again with ShishiSpriteEditor to check on the sprite. and i can see obviously that majority of the characters, the attacking stance sprite is not complete.

I've redownloaded the patch several times. tried with other ISO. still downloading some other ISO to try with at the moment.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.941)
Post by: Elric on May 26, 2013, 04:35:04 PM
The problem is the iso, you either have a bad iso, OR you are expanding in Shishi BEFORE Patching. Do not do that. Patch to as completely clean, unexpanded ISO/BIN/IMG.

Do not open the iso/bin/img in shishi until AFTER you have patched the ISO.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.941)
Post by: jjinjing on May 26, 2013, 05:10:08 PM

ya i opened the ISO in shishi before applying the patch.. i read it somewhere else that's the way it's done..

i tried also to apply the patch straight without opening in shishi 1st..but seems like it's not working. waited for few mins and no response
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.941)
Post by: Elric on May 26, 2013, 05:14:47 PM
It can take some time to do, up to 5 minutes.
Never patch one of my patches with a already restructured iso.
Our PPF already has the expansion of the ISO included, so if
you do it yourself, you will get the results that you are getting.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.941)
Post by: jjinjing on May 26, 2013, 05:23:05 PM
i see. thanks for the info.
i've waited for over 5mins now still nothing happen  :(

will keep trying until it can be done completely
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.941)
Post by: Elric on May 26, 2013, 05:27:34 PM
It could in theory take longer than 5 minutes depending on your PC.
If i were you, I'd try to get a different ISO. And make sure you've deleted the
bad ones you've made and unzip/unrar a new one to try this patch with.
I know it's already been said, but having a clean fresh ISO/BIN/IMG will make all
the difference.

You could also try re-downloading PPF-O-Matic, but I doubt thats the issue.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.941)
Post by: jjinjing on May 26, 2013, 05:51:20 PM
im using laptop, and it's quite new. i7 processor 4gb RAM. shouldn't take that long normally.
and i've dl-ed a few ISO to try with.. no idea why it's not working
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.941)
Post by: jjinjing on May 26, 2013, 06:00:55 PM
tried with another PPF-O-Matic now everything works fine. patch done in 5secs lol.
weird though..i've used the old PPF-O-Matic for other patch seems fine.. but cant get through with this patch.

anyways thanks alot for the help :D
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.941)
Post by: Elric on May 26, 2013, 06:08:06 PM
glad you got it working, let us know if you have any other issues. and feedback is greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.95)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on May 26, 2013, 10:46:18 PM
Updated download to v1.95.

Fixes include but are not limited to:

Bow Knockback Fix.
Bow Damage Display Fix. (Again.)
Wizard Skillset Fix.
Redguard Skillset Fix.
Too Many Typos to Count Fix. (Both on skills/etc and in Events.)
Various Skill Fixes.
Phoenix Down and Wish now do 25% Max HP instead of 25% Cur HP.*
Various Wrong-Gender ENTD Fixes.
Some Small Event Fixes.
Shit I Probably Forget.

*This was not a bug but we changed it anyway to make Phoenix Down and Wish on Undead enemies more viable.

Small changes not related to bugs:

Monk and Ranger Skillsets reorganized slightly.  JP Costs also changed to make the classes more worthwhile early on.  Monk skills also now cost MP to put them in line with Ranger, The Five, etc. having MP costs.  Knight abilities also rebalanced to be slightly less horribly abusable.

New setup (skillset orders, JP costs, MP costs, etc.) is as follows:

[Knight]

Guard Stance - 4 MP.
Sacrifice - 8 MP.
Invigorate - 12 MP, Instant, less MP healing.

[Ranger]

Aim
Venom Strike - 200 JP.
Blackout - 300 JP.
Gunk Shot
Slow Shot
Barrage

[Monk]

Spin Fist - 2 MP.
Repeating Fist - 4 MP.
Wave Fist - 8 MP.
Shockwave - 16 MP.
Chakra - 12 MP, 100 JP.
Purify - 8 MP, 200 JP, Effect 2, lower hit rate.
Revive - 16 MP, 300 JP.
Doom Fist - 12 MP, 400 JP.

There's probably other stuff beyond this but hell if I remember what it is.  It's a big update that smooths a lot of stuff over so hopefully everyone downloads and enjoys.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.95)
Post by: jjinjing on May 27, 2013, 07:30:42 AM
omg here comes the problem again. cant patch iso with this newest patch.

downloaded 5-6 ISO to try with. downloaded 3-4 PPF-O-Matic to try with. downloaded few times patch to try with.

i unzip the ISO and straight away patch with ppf, wont work. zzzzz
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.95)
Post by: brittmarv on May 27, 2013, 03:18:45 PM
1.9.5 skill changes added to the wiki.

Chakra is going to be a lot less overpowered now with 12 mp cost. Gonna force a lot more strategy.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.95)
Post by: cowcow96 on May 27, 2013, 04:24:45 PM
When is Chapter 2 coming out!!!!!!???? I cant wait Chapter 1 was so great. Good work to all who were working on it.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.95)
Post by: Xifanie on May 28, 2013, 01:16:59 AM
When is Chapter 2 coming out!!!!!!???? I cant wait Chapter 1 was so great. Good work to all who were working on it.
Hold your horses, we can't just put on a release date like that. Chapter 2 was outlined and we barely started actual work on it. All we can guarantee is that it will take less time than Chapter 1 (which took about 2 years but that includes a lot of breaks and the formation of the development team), especially considering a lot of the balancing/debugging of gameplay stuff already happened thanks to people playing and reporting (and also Raven fixing them, Thanks Raven!).
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.95TEMP)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on May 28, 2013, 08:58:59 PM
Uploaded a 1.95TEMP to fix the crashing error. Something with the fixes regarding Bow Display and Bow Knockback is causing it and somehow wasn't showing up when Choto tested the fix on his ISO.  So all the bow display fixes are temporarily removed until we resolve this issue.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.951)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on May 31, 2013, 12:07:40 AM
Download updated to v1.951.  The following is fixed:

-%Hit skills now correctly work on units with more than 255 HP.
-Bow display fix updated for more comprehensive fixing and less crashing the game horribly.

In addition, the following is edited:

-Link's Job is now 'Hero of Time' since that is his given-title by the Sages.  We probably should have gone with this originally but we went with Hylian Warrior and no one mentioned otherwise for some reason. However, I've heard enough comments asking why this isn't his Job title that I can't give a satisfactory answer to, so it's now so.  His Job and Skillset descriptions are all updated slightly to reflect this change.

-Comet now costs 16 MP to make it slightly less abusable at low levels.

Enjoy.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.952)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on June 06, 2013, 01:33:34 AM
Released a 1.952, this should hopefully fix some of the really strange bugs that occurred from 1.951 such as Snake's name being 0000whatever at the start of the game.  The cause seemed to be a badly applied FFTText file, but I rebuilt the ISO and can no longer produce the error so it should hopefully be fixed.  (Note if you are continuing an existing Save File from 1.951, the only way to fix characters with corrupted names is to open your file in FFTastic and edit their name or apply the ASM that allows you to rename all units to your ISO and use that to edit their name back to normal.  There's nothing I can do about that.)

This also includes some very small changes:

-Leather Hat and Leather Clothes can be bought from Lionel Castle.

-Leather Hat, Leather Clothes, Leather Helmet, and Leather Armor are now only 50 gil each.  Broad Sword is now 100 gil each.  Escutcheon is now 200 gil each.  This should make arming your Five before Bariaus Hill easier if you're changing to Jobs your starting gear doesn't cover.

-Soldier Recruits (both genders) are now only 200 Gil each to buy.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.952b)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on June 06, 2013, 03:18:32 AM
Small update to 1.952b because the previous 1.952 didn't actually fix the problem, I just wasn't making it happen correctly.

The actual culprit was, get this... Chotokukyan's attempts to make the Bow Display and Knockback work correctly.  (Again.)  I don't even know how it causes that kind of a fucking problem.  So 1.952b has that ASM removed until it's fixed.  (Again.)
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.96)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on June 21, 2013, 12:02:48 AM
Version is updated to v1.96 because I'm being a total jew about the version numbers and want to reserve v2.0 for our console compatible release.  Don't be fooled though, this is a pretty sizable update in at least one respect.  Also, even if they're not mentioned here by name, most to all of the reported v1.952b bugs should be fixed.

[Changelog v1.96]

BATTLES:

-The JP pool of enemies in the second and third battles at Lionel Castle was reduced slightly to make these fights more forgiving.

CLASSES/SKILLS:

-Agrias PAM boosted slightly.
-Squire "Charge" Skillset JP costs reduced.
-Oracle Reaction Ability "MP Restore" moved to Ranger, cost down to 100 JP.*
-Oracle gains Reaction Ability "MP Switch" at 100 JP cost.  Damage will 'overflow' into the user's HP.*
-Animist Support Ability "Beastmaster" replaced by "Monster's Kin", allowing you to learn Blue Magic regardless of Job when equipped.**
-Due to the above, Monsters no longer have "Hidden Abilities" that open via a Support Ability such as "Beastmaster."  Considering how strong Monsters in Journey of the Five already are though, I'm sure this really isn't a big deal to anyone.
-Redguard's "Bane" should function properly.
-Bladebiter's "Munch" should function properly, maybe?
-Werewolf's "Howl" replaced with "Roar", an adapted version of its lost Beastmaster Ability.

GAMEPLAY:

-Gil Costs Rebalanced.  Most items are slightly more affordable, and prices overall follow a more sensible curve.***
-Guest Units may now be brought into Random Battles and Story Battles they are not automatically forced into.  They will operate under AI control as normal.
-Members of the Five are now Mandatory deployment when fighting their "Rival" villains.  They will not appear on your Pre-Battle Screen when deploying units.

CLEANUP:

-Various small text errors fixed as usual.

*Your known R/S/M on Ranger may change due to this. If your Oracle knew "MP Restore", it will now know "MP Switch" instead.
**Animist was originally meant to get another Support Ability as well in this update but it's been delayed, expect to see it appear in the near future.
***This does not mean you will not need to watch your Gil, as that aspect of Journey of the Five was intentional, just that the pricing was made more sensible.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.96)
Post by: brittmarv on June 21, 2013, 12:35:26 AM
Awesome! This game just keeps getting better
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.96)
Post by: kyozo22 on June 21, 2013, 06:11:12 PM
Ok cool, really liking these changes.

Just out curiosity/ nosiness, how is the console compatible version coming along? Thanks.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.96)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on June 21, 2013, 06:28:28 PM
The console compatible version is going far slower than we'd like but it's not something particularly easy to make and test, either.  It's not forgotten about but it still has no reliable ETA beyond "Hopefully before we finish Chapter 2.", which itself I can confirm has entered the early development stages, though I won't go any further beyond that.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.96)
Post by: kyozo22 on June 21, 2013, 07:05:02 PM
Thats great, shame its going slower than anticipated but yeah, I can imagine that its quite a bitch to iron out!

Thanks for answering. Got another couple of Q's but they can go in that thread rather than me hijacking this one!
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.96b)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on June 25, 2013, 03:36:12 AM
v1.96b released to fix the strange bugs reported by Ulric and Finale.  A stray, broken version of the Bow Display Fix got onto the ISO and everyone knows the fun, magical 'features' that result from those being included.

You should most definitely take this update to avoid derp.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.96b)
Post by: Ulric on June 25, 2013, 09:33:04 PM
Woo! I feel helpful. Glad you were able to quickly find the problem!  :D
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.96b)
Post by: shoruke on July 15, 2013, 09:04:57 AM
So, I've played up to the part where you meet Olivar- Oliv-
Goddammit I was looking at this guy three minutes ago what is his name... *checks the brave story*
*ahem*
So, I've played up to the part where you meet Olivander and Leesha at Barius Valley, and holy gods, this game is everything a fan hack should be. I just can't describe a game with Snake, Link, and Dante all in the same place without grinning like an idiot. It's well-balanced, it's fanboygasm-tastic, it's written in decent English holy crap that never happens with fan works, there's a whole bunch of new content that makes the game so ridiculously different  :shock:

With that said, I have a couple nitpicks.
-Link's skillset seems like it's lacking something; notably, his ridiculously large inventory full of bombs and a boomerang and various magical staves/medallions and jars full of magical grape juice or whatever. I thought for sure he would at least be able to stun people with the boomerang. Also, isn't Link supposed to be a badass swordsman? Where are the sword-beams?
-If Snake doesn't have any guns, why does he have tear gas? And why doesn't he have any "obtain loot" (possibly from the dead) skills? Solving problems with what he finds on-site is supposed to be FOX unit's specialty... Also, he could do with a CQC disarm move (possibly one that requires him to be unarmed or using a knife, would work maybe a bit too well with innate Equip Change...)
-One of the scenes (I think it was the opening of the Barius Valley fight) had a br instead of a space. Typo...
-Shouldn't Dante's unique job class be Demon Slayer, or something to that effect? I mean, yes, he is the Son of Sparda, but that's like making Cloud's class "Clone of Sephiroth" or Snake's class into "Successor to Big Boss".
-Why don't they sell knives in Dorter? If they don't sell swords there, why do they sell shields? They cater to... wizards who've spent Job Points on Equip Shield?  :?
-I know Tesnya was supposed to be unfairly strong because he's a boss character, but... having a fight where you have three guest characters start right next to an overpowered boss, while the characters you actually control are waaaay on the other side of a river... that was just annoying in a "nothing you can do about it" kind of way. "Oh, you wanted to see what the guest characters can do? Well, NO FUCK YOU 1SHOTLOL." Even Snake's Move ability would only be able to save one of the two, if that, and then of course Agrias goes charging in like a lemming... Still, I muddled through it on my first attempt at the battle, much to my own surprise. Encouragement ftw.
-I really wish Dante had Equip Change, or at least the potential to learn it, but that might just be me getting my DMC4 all up in your DMC3.
-I probably just haven't gotten through enough of the game yet, but the plot confounds me. I can deal with the main characters being transported into Ivalice for no reason at all, but only because that's the premise of the game: other video game protagonists get transported into FFT. Sounds fun. But... I thought Delita got stabbed and one of the last lines of FFT was his dying breath? If Cloud shows up again and you don't know why, shouldn't you go to Goug and talk to Besrodio first?

I'll reiterate, these are nitpicks. This patch is an absurdly good one.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.96b)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on July 15, 2013, 11:54:26 AM
Fuck insomnia.

-Link's skillset seems like it's lacking something; notably, his ridiculously large inventory full of bombs and a boomerang and various magical staves/medallions and jars full of magical grape juice or whatever. I thought for sure he would at least be able to stun people with the boomerang. Also, isn't Link supposed to be a badass swordsman? Where are the sword-beams?

Sword beams are a property of the Master Sword while he has full health.  Does Link have the Master Sword?

As for the rest, Link's specialty is finding the random assorted junk on his quest and making it work, if you go through all his games from a wholistic perspective.  He can (as you may have realized by the time you read this reply) equip nearly any item in the game, and when in his base class shift his equipment at will via Equip Change to create tons of combinations no other character can pull off, even with the help of "Equip" supports.  He works like he does in any Zelda title - he becomes stronger and his specialty comes more into fruition with the more sweet loot you collect.

-If Snake doesn't have any guns, why does he have tear gas? And why doesn't he have any "obtain loot" (possibly from the dead) skills? Solving problems with what he finds on-site is supposed to be FOX unit's specialty... Also, he could do with a CQC disarm move (possibly one that requires him to be unarmed or using a knife, would work maybe a bit too well with innate Equip Change...)

You can't "steal" from dead units mechanically.  It would overlap with the Thief anyway, and there's no other means of doing what you describe.  Snake's specialty as a special operative is embodied by being able to survey the area around him and use his findings to support his allies or disrupt his enemies, which isn't too dissimilar from knocking a guy out from behind and shoving him into a locker if you translate how Snake would pull that off into FFT's terminology.  (Inflict Sleep, finish off opponent before they wake up in some meaningful way.)  Snake doesn't have a huge repertoire of CQC moves because offensive ones overlap with the Monk and a "disarm" move is basically the same thing as his Sleeper Hold skill he currently has.  (You know, to knock people out in preparation for shoving them into lockers.)

As for why he has tear gas... interdimensional travel is weird.  Probably has to do with the fact tear gas is neither sharp nor pointy.

-Shouldn't Dante's unique job class be Demon Slayer, or something to that effect? I mean, yes, he is the Son of Sparda, but that's like making Cloud's class "Clone of Sephiroth" or Snake's class into "Successor to Big Boss".

Unlike the other names you mentioned, "Son of Sparda" is actually a title used to refer to Dante in his games, with more frequency than you'd think.  He is never referred to by his enemies as "Demon Slayer" or anything resembling such, because they don't care about his shitty little demon hunting shop that only has a cursory relevance to most games.  We went with a name Dante's enemies use to refer to him, since he has no actual "class" in his games, and nothing he can do in terms of his abilities has anything to do with his occupation.  Plus, it sounds fairly cool.

-Why don't they sell knives in Dorter? If they don't sell swords there, why do they sell shields? They cater to... wizards who've spent Job Points on Equip Shield?  :?

Please direct your question to Vanilla Final Fantasy Tactics (http://gyazo.com/90ceabb7f9127e48b2a7739898aa9f89).  With minor exception (selling starter items in Lionel Castle and a few other very minor things), all shops in Journey of the Five sell the same types of items they do in Vanilla.  Flavorwise, it's because Dorter is a Trade City, so they only sell items useful to the lowest common denominator along with exotic items such as Katana or Ninjato.

-I know Tesnya was supposed to be unfairly strong because he's a boss character, but... having a fight where you have three guest characters start right next to an overpowered boss, while the characters you actually control are waaaay on the other side of a river... that was just annoying in a "nothing you can do about it" kind of way. "Oh, you wanted to see what the guest characters can do? Well, NO FUCK YOU 1SHOTLOL." Even Snake's Move ability would only be able to save one of the two, if that, and then of course Agrias goes charging in like a lemming... Still, I muddled through it on my first attempt at the battle, much to my own surprise. Encouragement ftw.

That's more or less what's supposed to happen.  You're put into an "OH FUCK" situation with a river based chokepoint at your disposal, but only 2 characters to use to manipulate it.  It's a different kind of battle than you'd expect from Vanilla because it's based on controlling the terrain and supporting allies WITHOUT getting a Game Over the second they croak.  (If Leesha and Olivander stay alive or are revived they gravitate towards "your" side of the river via a bit of AI manipulation to make this a bit easier on you.)

-I really wish Dante had Equip Change, or at least the potential to learn it, but that might just be me getting my DMC4 all up in your DMC3.

Yes, yes it is.  This Dante is clearly not the DMC4 Dante, so he can't do DMC4 Dante things.

-I probably just haven't gotten through enough of the game yet, but the plot confounds me. I can deal with the main characters being translated into Ivalice for no reason at all, but only because that's the premise of the game: other video game protagonists get transported into FFT. Sounds fun. But... I thought Delita got stabbed and one of the last lines of FFT was his dying breath? If Cloud shows up again and you don't know why, shouldn't you go to Goug and talk to Besrodio first?

In-canon, Delita lives through his stab wound and begins an age of prosperity in Ivalice.  You can look this up for yourself if you're curious.  When you leave Lionel Castle, it's said quite a few times that you're more concerned with making sure the person Link is obsessing over (Princess Zelda) is safe, either back in her own world (ie, you don't find her) or in Ivalice (ie, you do find her and hope she isn't secretly named after a fruit).  Beyond that, getting further in the Chapter would help a bit more probably, but remember you're still at the beginning so even completing Chapter 1 will far from answer everything.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.96b)
Post by: skiploom188 on July 15, 2013, 03:04:09 PM
Played through the whole chapter...

AWESOME!!! It feels as if I'm playing a sequel to FFT. Because of how the story picks up where Tactics left off. This patch made me feel that excitement again very much close to that time I first played FFT.

I DID NOT regret downloading this patch.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.96b)
Post by: Elric on July 15, 2013, 11:44:19 PM
shoruke and skiploom, thank you both (I think Raven answered all the questions)

People sometimes do not understand (until they are on the developer side of modding) how important these praises and LP's are
to the motivation of a project. It is absolutely outstanding to see others appreciate our work so much, and we cannot thank you
all enough for taking the time to play it. After all if no one played it, all our hard work would be for little to nothing, which makes
the fans everything.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.96b)
Post by: Vulmen on July 16, 2013, 04:34:56 AM
Ugh. Okay; I don't get it. I download your patch. I rip a copy of my FFT disc. (in mdf, iso, etc formats) I run the ppf-o-matic3.exe patcher and select both files. It runs, it says success. But then the .iso file is corrupt- I can no longer open it with WinRAR/etc so quite naturally nothing else works either. Bah. :(

Edit: Huh. I had to download another web sites copy of FFT in ".cue/.bin" format. It didn't like all the various formats I tried with my in-hand PSX disc...ok well, solved. I can't wait to try it out. :)
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.96b)
Post by: Stann on July 16, 2013, 11:07:41 AM
Ugh. Okay; I don't get it. I download your patch. I rip a copy of my FFT disc. (in mdf, iso, etc formats) I run the ppf-o-matic3.exe patcher and select both files. It runs, it says success. But then the .iso file is corrupt- I can no longer open it with WinRAR/etc so quite naturally nothing else works either. Bah. :(

Edit: Huh. I had to download another web sites copy of FFT in ".cue/.bin" format. It didn't like all the various formats I tried with my in-hand PSX disc...ok well, solved. I can't wait to try it out. :)

You should always download a fresh ISO whenever patching, if you try to rip your own ISO chances are you aren't going to get a perfect copy.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.96b)
Post by: Vulmen on July 19, 2013, 04:04:32 AM
So I discovered, and that's most unfortunate. I'd like to be able to play off the disc I actually purchased, instead of downloading someone else' copy...oh well.

Good gracious you guys have really worked at this. The new Alma ... very nice touch! And bearded Ramza, all grown. Everyone is clearly aged up, and they look good and believable.

So much humor, so much character! Already I like your insert of Cloud over the FFT "mentally inept" insert of Cloud (he was nothing but absent-minded in FFT...). And Dante; good lord is he ever comic relief. (Non-spoiler) His interaction with Alma, and then his fated discovery of what that cruel world lacked. LOL

The storytelling in this mod is beautiful and complex/deep. I love how you took time to craft everything together- even so far as the journal and actually making a "scene" in the Brave Story pages.

Agrias: "Though, I find that regal tone kind of fitting." -- Agrias...are you hitting on Ramza? xD .......Dante (Dance Macabre): "Whip it out! Thrust it in! Penetrate every angle!" -- oh god...you guys :p Lol.

I noticed that you coded the "Guest" characters to be actual playable characters, FFT was horrible that you couldn't use the "Guest" characters outside of the mission combat. Very clever approach, this whole mod really takes vast improvements over Final Fantasy Tactics...I'm going to farm this mod for all it's worth lol. Good luck making Chapter 2, I definitely want to see its success!
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.96b)
Post by: Arumahn on July 23, 2013, 06:07:26 PM
Just wanted to pop in and give my support. Finished up with Chapter 1, and was utterly amazed at the project as a whole.
To the entire team: You guys are incredible.
If I knew how to do ANYTHING but play, I'd more than willing help out...(Aside from playtesting.. I can do the F outta that =P) But do you take Paypal donations maybe? =P Cause you totally should.

Hats off, applause all around. Keep up the amazing work!
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.96b)
Post by: Elric on July 23, 2013, 10:33:28 PM
@ Vulman and Arumahn

Thank you both very much for your support, and I'm very glad you enjoyed it so much, especially the story, which is one of the most important/difficult parts. Not to make, but to make in such a way that makes it feel real, which is where a lot of indie and or modded games miss.

As for the donation thing, I've thought about this, but being as we have members in USA, Canada, Australia, Poland, Brazil, Philippines, and a few other places, I would have no idea or right to figure out how to split up something like donations :P
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.96b)
Post by: shoruke on July 28, 2013, 07:05:10 AM
As for the donation thing, I've thought about this, but being as we have members in USA, Canada, Australia, Poland, Brazil, Philippines, and a few other places, I would have no idea or right to figure out how to split up something like donations :P
"Oh, that's simple" is my first reaction, but then I remembered that changing money around involves bankers.
"Why, all you have to do is divide the donation amount by the number of contributors, convert the quotient into each contributor's regional currency at current exchange rates, and if you're lucky, the taxes will be low enough that you will actually get some money from the donation! And if you're really lucky, Square Enix won't care that you're making money off of their intellectual property."
Aged intellectual property that they themselves do not make money off of anymore and likely couldn't if they tried (unless they make an HD remake, which seems to be a fad among developers these days, but still).
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.96b)
Post by: Elric on July 28, 2013, 07:46:27 AM
They did make an HD version lol. It's for iOS and Android
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.96b)
Post by: Stann on July 31, 2013, 03:36:21 PM
Oh my god, how is it that I've known about this mod forever, but not how awesome it is?

I've been watching CT5Holy's LP, and I'm totally entranced. I need to play it.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.96b)
Post by: Elric on July 31, 2013, 05:43:33 PM
Spread the word!  :P
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.96b)
Post by: reinheartknight on August 01, 2013, 04:11:18 AM
Please Help, already patch it corectly (in clean vanila iso) but always freeze after dante scene inthe begining
what did i do wrong i tried many posible configuration but still freeze, i am using psxeven (ps7 v0.19)

sry my english bad
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.96b)
Post by: Angel on August 01, 2013, 06:32:48 PM
It's likely the emulator. ePSXe, pSX (psxfin), pcsx-r, and psxjin will all play through perfectly fine, while some older emulators will freeze around that point.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.96b)
Post by: reinheartknight on August 01, 2013, 07:07:07 PM
so thats is the problem then... any suggestion for a good emulator that work ?
thanks for the answer
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.96b)
Post by: Angel on August 01, 2013, 08:06:11 PM
You're welcome!
I personally prefer pcsx-r (http://www.emucr.com/2013/08/pcsx-reloaded-svn-r86327.html), but pSX (http://psxemulator.gazaxian.com/) is also recommended.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.96b)
Post by: Stann on August 02, 2013, 10:03:53 AM
Spread the word!  :P

Seeing as how Chapter 1 is only 10 hours long, I'm considering doing an LP of it. After watching a few of CT5's videos I've been super intrigued by the character dynamics in battle combined with the difficulty of the fights I've seen. (I had to stop watching once I realized how much effort was put into it. I want to experience it first hand.)

At the very least it should expose the mod to the folks over at ID who have never heard of it.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.96b)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on August 02, 2013, 06:51:23 PM
Not gonna lie, that would be interesting to watch.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.96b)
Post by: Kaffe on August 02, 2013, 07:43:10 PM
I prefer ePSXe (includes bios, plugins and all that. If you prefer to download from the original source due to trust issues (wouldn't blame you), you can get a copy from the original place (but without the plugins and bios) here (http://www.epsxe.com/)), but seriously, none of the others mentioned are bad.

Admin edit: linking directly to BIOS is bad.

If you don't have 7zip (to decompress the ePSXe 1.8 file), get it from here (http://www.7-zip.org/).

My main reason for writing here and now is not to help this dude pick an emulator, though. It's merely to say that I'm currently playing Jot5 for the first time, and I'm enjoying the experience.

A little text "bug" report --> image (http://www.uppic.org/image-FB85_51FC0B9E.jpg)
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.96b)
Post by: Elric on August 02, 2013, 08:15:32 PM
Hmm, seems Raven must have forgotten to put the {} around that br. Easy fix.

And honestly, most of us on the team try to stay as far away from ePSXe as possible. For playing it's not "too" bad despite
not running nearly the same way as the original hardware, which is why we tend to use PSXFin. Though of course, preference is
up to the person who is playing. I would personally never recommend ePSXe though. PSXFin is much more light weight in terms
of just about everything.

I am glad you are enjoying it so far though, those scenes took for fucking ever to make.. And don't even get Raven
started on battle system and organization :P
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.96b)
Post by: Kaffe on August 02, 2013, 09:44:11 PM
I guess historical predispositions makes me leaning toward ePSXe. I should maybe re-evaluate my preference. :]

Well, hoping to see this game getting completed! So far, so good and challenging as well! At least if you're not grinding. :]
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.96b)
Post by: Kaffe on August 02, 2013, 10:38:30 PM
A typo here.

(http://www.uppic.org/thumb-7A33_51FC34BC.jpg) (http://www.uppic.org/share-7A33_51FC34BC.html)

When I find more, you want me to post in this thread or privately or something?

ETA: I mean "If I find more", of course. :p
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.96b)
Post by: Elric on August 02, 2013, 10:52:35 PM
Go ahead and use this thread: http://ffhacktics.com/smf/index.php?topic=9582.0
Thank you, i will get these all noted for the next release
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.96b)
Post by: Kaffe on August 06, 2013, 01:42:44 AM
Completed the first chapter. It was...

My low-intelligent mind is now operating as the high one was blow away, so:

...it was super mega ultra awesome!
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.96b)
Post by: Elric on August 06, 2013, 01:50:32 AM
Hahaha, glad you enjoyed it, and thank you for your bug reports!
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.96b)
Post by: Elric on August 07, 2013, 03:44:39 AM
New patch Imminent
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on August 07, 2013, 03:53:57 AM
v1.96b had almost 500 downs, geez.  v1.97 is up, and it includes a lot of gameplay revamps I had intended for the Chapter 2 release because why not.  There's still plenty more to come when that hits so enjoy your new toys now for Chapter 1.



As usual, there's probably other stuff I forgot, but enjoy your slightly less buggy and slightly more balanced update.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97)
Post by: Kaffe on August 07, 2013, 04:08:19 AM
Guess I'll have to take a second jab at this. An update the day after I finish the last one... Oh well, I'm currently recording a 1.3 LP, will probably throw in a Jot5 LP whenever I need a change. :D
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.96b)
Post by: Advent on August 07, 2013, 04:37:49 AM
At the very least it should expose the mod to the folks over at ID who have never heard of it.

Aye. I plan on possibly doing a review for it for the ID front page as well, so you might wanna watch for that. I'll post it here as well if anyone wants me to.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97b)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on August 07, 2013, 05:45:11 AM
Small update because Snake had Trip Up instead of Warn in his skillset for some reason.

Carry on.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97b)
Post by: kyozo22 on August 07, 2013, 08:29:06 AM
Nice, an update. Some awesome changes there.

Also great to see moreof the guys from ID picking this up, would be good to read your review advent.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97c)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on August 13, 2013, 04:01:39 AM
Bugfix out, should fix the procs being wrong and the text errors that've popped up.  Enjoy.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97c)
Post by: tiamat234 on August 16, 2013, 04:55:57 AM
I seem to be having a problem with the patch and i'm not sure if it's because the emulator i'm using is not compatible (epsxe by the way) but i patched the game to a vanilla fft iso and everytime i try to open the game all i get is a completely black screen and nothing else... Help?
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97c)
Post by: Elric on August 16, 2013, 05:06:41 AM
Have you properly setup ePSXe? You have a BIOs and the correct plugins?

Try using the emulator PSXFin and see if you get the same results
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97c)
Post by: tiamat234 on August 16, 2013, 05:13:31 AM
I already tried psxfin and yes i have all bios and everything. I can play vanilla fft normally and even the 1.3 fft but for some odd reason journey of the 5 does not work on neither epsxe nor psxfin... could it be because i still use windows XP?
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97c)
Post by: DaTruthDT on August 16, 2013, 06:15:38 AM
Tiamat try getting a different FFT "Vanilla" ISO. Then patch JOT5 v1.97c on it.

It has to be something with your FFT ISO.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97c)
Post by: tiamat234 on August 17, 2013, 03:11:46 AM
Allright it was the ISO i used. Loving the game guys, great job with the sprites and all c:
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97d)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on August 17, 2013, 08:30:14 PM
k bugfix 1.97d time.

-Procs are fixed for real this time.
-Some incorrect animations were fixed, it appears some Vanilla animations had got restored by accident when I moved data around.
-Learn on Hit works again by removing Monster's Kin and all code associated with it for the time being.

I know there's a text error still when the game tries to display the asterisk (*) character but that would take me a while to fix and I'd rather get the playability fix out sometime today.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97d)
Post by: tiamat234 on August 17, 2013, 10:16:49 PM
You know... I can't help but to imagine dante turning to everyone and asking on the middle of a fight "Wait... Why the FUCK are we walking on the same place???"
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97d)
Post by: tiamat234 on August 17, 2013, 10:23:25 PM
Description: NEEDS MORE BUGSPRAY

I see what you did there :roll:
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97d)
Post by: DaTruthDT on August 18, 2013, 08:22:52 AM
Good shit Raven.

You sure get these bug fixes out fast.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on August 19, 2013, 08:19:57 PM
It's what I do.

FFTPatcher .482 can eat a dick, great for editing files but ruins the ISO when trying to apply changes.  Accidentally used it on 1.97d and broke the entire ISO so have a .197e bugfix so the game is playable.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Glain on August 25, 2013, 11:00:54 PM
If the problem is with .482 specifically, that sounds like something I might want to debug...

Is this with FFTP itself, or TacText or one of the other programs? Also, any details and/or ways to reproduce?
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on August 25, 2013, 11:08:53 PM
It happens when I attempt to apply my .ffttext file using .482's version of FFTacText.  I know I've mentioned it before, but Eternal went "oh it works for me" and no one looked into it.  My .ffttext file rewrites basically every piece of text data on the ISO so that might be related.  (I mean, obviously.)  I just patch my ISO with it and the entire thing goes to shit.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Glain on August 26, 2013, 01:47:16 AM
Okay, gotcha.  I'll try to figure out what's going on with the TacText patching routine (and/or overwrite it with the one from .457, if it would work in the current codebase, and I can find it).  Thanks!
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Vulmen on August 27, 2013, 06:29:07 PM
Hey guys. Quick question, is this where I should be monitoring for status toward the next release? I've seen the discussion of the patches, and I like the detail. Just wondering if there's a different progress page to see.

I've been lurking this thread ever since I played. :)
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on August 27, 2013, 07:44:35 PM
There is a thread labeled Chapter 2 Progress, lol
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: shoruke on September 05, 2013, 05:40:08 PM
GUYS
GUISE
I FOUND A TYPO
(whoopdy frick, right?)

When This Knight goes up to Delita (after Ramza and co. try to leave Golgorand), and he's like "Cyan lookalike #1 is dead" and Delita summons Cyan Lookalike #2 and tells him "Get ready to gp."

Took me three tries to figure that one out. "Don't they use Gil in Ivalice? And... what is he- OH it's a typo, okay."
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on September 05, 2013, 06:03:25 PM
hahahaha, alright thank you, I'll make sure it's fixed for the next release.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: tiamat234 on September 06, 2013, 01:06:11 AM
Not wanting to sound like a douche nor anything but i just think that the guest AI should be re-checked because i swear that it's dumber than it was on vanilla FFT or 1.3 because seriously, i had to take the command item out from my guests everytime because all they did was to use potions and P.D when they were not needed to. Minor complain but still... It's already quite troublesome to gather money and buy stuff on this mod and with those stupid AI this only gets more and more agravating.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on September 06, 2013, 06:03:25 AM
All of your Guests in Chapter 1 come with 2-3 Levels in Priest, Monk, and Knight, all of which have curative abilities that don't eat your Gil.  You'd have less problems if you resisted the 1.3 tendency to immediately put Item on all your Guests.  :v

The AI is the same, you just notice it more because it actually affects your wallet here.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: tiamat234 on September 06, 2013, 12:46:57 PM
...I feel like a complete dumbass for not doing this sooner..... -Atomic facepalm-
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Barren on September 10, 2013, 02:42:49 PM
It could be just me but isn't the monster skills are a bit broken. Choco Cure healing for a lot pending on current HP or one of Babus's skills giving defend, protect, shell, and regen.

Hate to sound like I'm complaining but I feel some of the monster skills are pretty broken.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on September 10, 2013, 02:50:46 PM
This is intentional. Beastmaster is suppose to be an asshole. His entire job is to buff monsters
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: shoruke on September 10, 2013, 06:46:44 PM
Yeah, Babus was a dick, even more here than FFTA  :shock:. Protip, take down the beastmaster first, or he'll spam monster-type reraise on everything you try to hurt.

Also, so many character, I can't choose which ones to bring  :(
(2 minutes later) oh right, we bring the ones that aren't guests...
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Germ on January 20, 2014, 12:33:38 PM
I came across Journey of the Five by chance a few days ago on youtube and I just had to check it out myself.The original final fantasy tactics is one of my favorite games of all time and I believe you all have made a truly worthy sequel. I honestly couldn't believe someone was making a very legit sequel to one of my all time favorite games. This was especially satisfying to me as I have been longing for a TRUE sequel to tactics since the first time I completed the game years ago. When I first played the original tactics i always couldn't wait for the next cutscene to see what was gonna happen next and that is exactly how I felt playing Journey of the Five this past weekend. I can't describe to you how excited I am to play the next chapter (especially after that cliffhanger) and see who will pop up in the story next!! I will be checking back here on the forums frequently to check on the Journey of the Five progress thread. Journey of the Five is seriously at the top of my most anticipated games list!!  Again, FANTASTIC work guys and I hope chapter 2 is here sooner than later!!!
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on January 20, 2014, 10:26:52 PM
I came across Journey of the Five by chance a few days ago on youtube and I just had to check it out myself.The original final fantasy tactics is one of my favorite games of all time and I believe you all have made a truly worthy sequel. I honestly couldn't believe someone was making a very legit sequel to one of my all time favorite games. This was especially satisfying to me as I have been longing for a TRUE sequel to tactics since the first time I completed the game years ago. When I first played the original tactics i always couldn't wait for the next cutscene to see what was gonna happen next and that is exactly how I felt playing Journey of the Five this past weekend. I can't describe to you how excited I am to play the next chapter (especially after that cliffhanger) and see who will pop up in the story next!! I will be checking back here on the forums frequently to check on the Journey of the Five progress thread. Journey of the Five is seriously at the top of my most anticipated games list!!  Again, FANTASTIC work guys and I hope chapter 2 is here sooner than later!!!

I love comments like this. Thank you very much, glad you enjoyed it. We will definitely try to get Ch2 out sooner than later, but as always, quality comes
first ;)

Chapter 2 is already very well into production though, I will update the Ch2 progress thread once The Lion War mod I'm working on with a couple other people is finished
(should be in the next week or so) and I can finally get back to Jot5 eventing.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Germ on January 21, 2014, 08:40:56 AM
Sounds great.Very much looking forward to it.I seen you made a post somewhere where your projected a first quarter of this year release.I was just wondering if that was still on schedule.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on January 21, 2014, 07:48:25 PM
Sounds great.Very much looking forward to it.I seen you made a post somewhere where your projected a first quarter of this year release.I was just wondering if that was still on schedule.

As far as I can tell, it should be, but I also cannot make promises, as the testing process can always turn up issues that take a bit of time to work out :P
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: XperimntNterror on March 06, 2014, 03:19:22 AM
I just decided to create an account just so I could give two big thumbs up for this project! Like the other poster above, I only came across this by complete accident and I think, so far, it's some pretty amazing stuff and I can't wait for more.

In an age with so much quantity over quality, it can be easy to get jaded and just say, "forget this hobby", so it's pretty refreshing to find people dedicating so much of their time to something that so obviously shows a passion for what they do. I'm convinced some of the best games of the last few years are fanmade, homebrews... seriously.

It's too bad I'm not a programmer or anything of the sort myself. If I were, I'd gladly chip in to help get this finished, but all I can do is wait.

Keep up the awesome work to everyone involved with this! You've earned a new fan for sure and I will be keep up with how things progress.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Cloudf7nal on March 10, 2014, 11:18:50 PM
I'm clicking the link to download this and absolutely nothing is happening. Can you tell me what's going on?
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on March 10, 2014, 11:22:01 PM
I'm not sure, it's working fine for me O_o


EDIT:
@XperimntNterror

Sorry I missed your post before, but thank you, it's feedback like this that keeps us going, if you enjoyed
Chapter 1 than Chapter 2 will definitely not disappoint!
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: TigerBlade on March 11, 2014, 02:49:54 AM
Sorry I missed your post before, but thank you, it's feedback like this that keeps us going, if you enjoyed
Chapter 1 than Chapter 2 will definitely not disappoint!

You have no idea how excited I am to play Chapter 2.  We're all waiting on an official ETA... (hint, hint)

I've been getting a lot of my coworkers hooked on this too.  Great work thus far!
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Cloudf7nal on March 12, 2014, 04:54:47 AM
Ok I finally got it to work. I understand that this is compatible with psx emulator. It's not working when I go to run it as an ISO. Do I have to run it some other way?
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on March 12, 2014, 12:56:17 PM
Nope you should be able to load it fine.

First verify that your vanilla iso loads in pSX. If it does patch again
With only the JoT5 patch.

If your vanilla iso doesn't load then you either have an issue with your
Iso or your emulator
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: ChukyDragon on March 25, 2014, 03:52:20 PM
 :P great work pal!
i wish to play the 2nd part!! :v/:
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: FrozenDragon150 on March 27, 2014, 08:24:56 PM
Have you considered porting this to PSP? I REALLY want to play this, specially considering that I have always dreamed of a TLOZ and FF (Ivalice) crossover.

Off-topic:
Does the Lion Editor work with WOTL patches? I'm really not grind-heavy.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Angel on March 28, 2014, 04:08:02 PM
Porting to PSP would only be possible if WotL were better understood, so that analogous ASM hacks could be made. Not feasible at the moment.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on March 28, 2014, 04:34:28 PM
I highly doubt it'll ever be made for WotL. However, upon chapter 2 release you'll be able to
make an eboot that will play on PSP. But it wont be made with the WotL version.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on April 26, 2014, 07:23:50 PM
Jot5 won't be console safe until the Chapter 2 release.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: FrozenDragon150 on April 26, 2014, 07:50:35 PM
What about PPSSPP?
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on April 26, 2014, 09:18:04 PM
That, to my knowledge hasn't been tested... but why would you use PPSSPP to play it ported to PSP on a emulator on your PC?
If you're gonna be playing on the PC anyway, i don't see the point of that extra work.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Angel on April 27, 2014, 12:30:13 PM
Would not work on PPSSPP because no POPS. But yeah, what Elric said. Why run an emulator within an emulator? To make your experience worse? Gosh, some people... I really want to assume drunkposting there.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: FrozenDragon150 on April 27, 2014, 04:53:41 PM
Oh, there's this, my internet is limited, so obtaining another ISO would severely cut on my megabytes.

But maybe, maybe in the future i'll be able to do it
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Lancelot on May 20, 2014, 08:52:59 PM
The download seems to be broken. It gets stuck at some point and just doesn't continue.
Any reasons why this is happening?
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on May 21, 2014, 02:55:20 AM
It's on your end, the download works just fine.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Angel on May 21, 2014, 06:19:13 PM
4000+ successful downloads and counting. Plus one I just successfully grabbed (again) myself to test.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Pandemoniu on May 23, 2014, 11:29:34 AM
Hi.

This patch really caught my interest with only a few posts read, so I thought I'd ask for some advice.

I read that Chapter II will be out soon and was wondering if I should wait until it is before getting everything together. I read that some changes to the way things work will require Chapter I to be re-played, so I was wonder if you think it'd be a good idea to just wait.

Thanks in advance for your advice and keep up the good work. :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on May 23, 2014, 04:10:12 PM
Well, that's really up to you, there is still plenty to enjoy currently, and realistically, we are still looking at a couple months before everything is
done and released. Of course the events are the biggest thing to hold chapters back, but we also are waiting on things like sprites and ASM hacks
as well.

Once these are done we then have to go through the bugtesting stage (which should take less time than Chapter 1 did, or at least i sure hope
so). I will try to update more frequently, however, I often find it hard to tear myself away from working on something to come and post here
telling everyone what is/isnt left, especially without spoiling anything :P
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Pandemoniu on May 23, 2014, 08:38:55 PM
Well thanks for taking the time to come respond.  :)

So its close, but still a bit of a ways off. Hmm. Well, I would still need to get everything ready on my end and I have others I could/would like to play. Still, this is a very enticing thing you got here.

I guess I'll just have to mull it over, then.

Thanks again!

I don't really know much in the way of spoilers, but I hope I will get to use Alma as a non-Guest player. That'd be a dream come true for me.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: BustaHimes on June 22, 2014, 04:20:55 AM
Hi I'm brand new to these boards.  Just happened to stumble across this gem through youtube and was really looking forward to playing it.  I got everything set up and was along my way but for some reason my game will not load up the flashback scene with cloud.

It stays on now loading...   I am using psxfin v1.13.  I would love to keep playing this as FFT is one of my favorite games of all time. 
Thanks
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on June 22, 2014, 04:45:02 AM
I would recommend acquiring another iso. Make sure you dont patch it with anything before hand, nor restructure it with Shishi before hand
Anytime this issue comes up its either a bad rip of the CD Image or its a dirty iso/bin/img. (all 3 of these formats work fine btw, no reason
to convert if you've done so.)

Basically a brand new clean ISO and patch with PPF-o-matic, and you should be fine.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Xifanie on June 22, 2014, 05:27:44 AM
You might want to check this topic to ensure you create said image properly or have a working one.
http://ffhacktics.com/smf/index.php?topic=10119.0
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Valkirst on June 23, 2014, 05:31:45 PM
Just started playing this... there are no words..(well maybe some) this is great work. I have been such a huge fan of FFT and to be honest I was very wary of any non-canon based material. Since there has never been a proper successor of FFT I considered this particular world and part of Ivalice sealed up and done. I am thoroughly enjoying this and all of the ways that you guys have implemented and modified certain aspects. I loved the flashback with Cloud and Ramza and how that added to the timeline progression and to the maturity and depth of character with one simple but very effective swipe. As soon as I finish with my own little projects I will see what I can devote to this project. It is just fantastic. 
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on June 26, 2014, 02:20:13 AM
Glad you are enjoying it, and thank you, when/if that time comes, you know where to find me.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: enricopintos on July 12, 2014, 07:36:44 AM
I just made an user to tell you that the mod is awesome! I liked how you mixed these particular characters and how the story went after you beat ajora in the original game. 
Anxiously awaiting chapter 2 3 and 4 (and if you are planing more better!)

see ya!
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on July 12, 2014, 10:18:14 PM
Thank You!

We are still working hard to get Ch2 done, the events are almost there and once the ASMs are done and such
we can do all the bugtesting while we wait for the sprites to be finished.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Gyrannon on August 11, 2014, 12:46:47 PM
First post for this forum.

Great story so far, liking the personalities you guys did (really feels like the real deal), personally just got past the scene with Delita (Q: Ramza has facial, why doesn't Delita?) and am already feeling the tension from this well informed mario brother group lol (no disrespect, just the feeling I got from them).
Do have a few questions - though I'm unsure if they were asked already.

Using spoiler thing just in case I say too much.

Now a small suggestion, although not to do with the game, just the introduction of the post/thread. I really want to know how many missions/story based encounters there are in Chapter 1, not asking for areas, no spoilers in what to expect down (or rather up) the road, just thinking it would be a good idea to list how many story based encounters there are (example: Players can expect 25 story based encounters in chapter 1).

And one more, not this mod, but possible futures - any thoughts on bringing Cecil, Squall, Terra, or maybe Lightning into Ivalice?
Also, anyone thought of a outside viewpoint side story to the Original FFT? Imagine a small group that trained with Ramza at the academy, didn't quite make it, but had brief encounters with him later on, and end up coming across Ramza's assaults (bodies found here an there), and heck might even have helped out Ramza from behind the scenes. Just a thought really, plus I know nothing about modding anything, figuring to best leave an idea for the pros.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on August 11, 2014, 06:52:31 PM
First post for this forum.

Great story so far, liking the personalities you guys did (really feels like the real deal), personally just got past the scene with Delita (Q: Ramza has facial, why doesn't Delita?) and am already feeling the tension from this well informed mario brother group lol (no disrespect, just the feeling I got from them).
Thank you, glad you are enjoying it. :)

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1. Why give Alma "Magic Barrier" if she is unable to use it? Just feels like a tease.
You will use Alma more than once.

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2. So they've been teleported to Ivalice, should players expect their rivals to show up?
You need to finish Ch1 before asking this :P

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3. In the original, I remember fighting the Lucavi, but not all of them. So can we expect the others to show up? Also, the jobs from bars were completely optional, so could just say "nope Ramza never acquired the other stones from treasure hunting (Taurus, Cancer, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius, and Pisces). Be pretty awesome to fight them again. Personally for the original, I was very sad after fighting Aries or Velius, cause every other Lucavi battle after that was a joke.
You didn't read our new bravestory stuff yet apparently :P

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4. And I guess the last one I got - Does Ramza have access to the abilities that Gafgarion & Agrias has? Please say yes....
Yes and no :P

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Now a small suggestion, although not to do with the game, just the introduction of the post/thread. I really want to know how many missions/story based encounters there are in Chapter 1, not asking for areas, no spoilers in what to expect down (or rather up) the road, just thinking it would be a good idea to list how many story based encounters there are (example: Players can expect 25 story based encounters in chapter 1).
There's ~ 18-19 (cant remember exactly) story battles in Ch1 for Jot5, and with the re-release of Chapter 1 that comes out soon the marks will be upgraded from 2 to 5 for Ch1.

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And one more, not this mod, but possible futures - any thoughts on bringing Cecil, Squall, Terra, or maybe Lightning into Ivalice?
Also, anyone thought of a outside viewpoint side story to the Original FFT? Imagine a small group that trained with Ramza at the academy, didn't quite make it, but had brief encounters with him later on, and end up coming across Ramza's assaults (bodies found here an there), and heck might even have helped out Ramza from behind the scenes. Just a thought really, plus I know nothing about modding anything, figuring to best leave an idea for the pros.
I couldn't justify not having other people from other games 'show up' at certain points due to the plot of the story, however I will not be giving spoilers as to who those people are,
though we already have 2 FF characters in the main roster, so don't get your hopes up on any of those that you just mentioned (plus, i HATE FF13, so if lightning showed up it would
just be so I could kill her XD)
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Rayadolphus on August 22, 2014, 12:11:37 AM
someone please help this game is amazing so far but i cant get past the second battle. the knights recieve a 0% chance to do 0 damage everytime i try to attack them. any ideas. ive tried redownloading the rom and patches and reapplying them but nothing seems to work. im already in love with this game
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on August 22, 2014, 01:01:28 AM
Jot5 doesn't currently work on console or PSP. What are you trying to play on?
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Onassis on September 16, 2014, 03:36:54 PM
First, I need to say that I'm not native english speaker, or something like that. I learned english with games, so sorry for any misunderstanding.

Well, I played FFT for a long time, my childhood was based on that game. FFT and Star Ocean 2 are my favorite games.

So, someday I was looking my timeline on FB and see an article talking about Jot5 and my reaction was like this.
(http://img2.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/19899/198990827f8227e58ae2c80bd28e9ea4db1bff54.png)

After reading that, I didn't think twice, I bought the emulator on PlayStore and started to play on my Android Device.

If I am not mistaken, I fought 4 battles and man, THAT GAME IS FUCKING AWESOME. The battles are hard, and this makes the game better. And I loved the new Knight and Archer (now Ranger) sprites. And the Chemist with glasses, fits him perfectly. And that scene when Ramza throws the sword to Dante, HOLY SHIT! I stoped to play cuz I want to record my gameplay and post on youtube, translating the dialogues.

About the 5, I liked the personalities of them, even don't knowing Snake and Link very well (Never player Metal Gear or Zelda). The sprites looks very awesome man, they are clear, I can see so much details and the faces too, but Ramza looks strange with beard. XD

And, I wanted to make a suggestion too, could you add Dias Flac from Star Ocean: Second Story (PSX)/ Star Ocean: Second Evolution (PSP). I love this character and he almost dont have anything in the games he appear.
(http://img5.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/19899/198990853dfcc23e481d15455bc1d8448d3495e9.png)

He can show up in a mark (I think that's the name of the missions you take on the pub) trying to find a way to free Ashton (this guy here (http://img3.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/19899/198990835978abf0107b511963362d77d7986c38.png) that has 2 dragons in his back) from the dragons, without killing them. In the Star Ocean universe, as far as I know, its common to travel between planets, but they can't tell this for the people of the planet, by some law I didn't remember. So, Dias ended up on Ivalice. I can even help to create his Mark/History to the game.

Well, one last thing, me and a friend (that doesn't speak english) thank you for making this game.

Well, that's all. ;)
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Kagebunji on September 16, 2014, 06:44:51 PM
And, I wanted to make a suggestion too, could you add Dias Flac from Star Ocean: Second Story (PSX)/ Star Ocean: Second Evolution (PSP). I love this character and he almost dont have anything in the games he appear.
(http://img5.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/19899/198990853dfcc23e481d15455bc1d8448d3495e9.png)

Haha, thank you for this man :P. High five.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Onassis on September 16, 2014, 07:16:23 PM
I was not saying to use this sprite, just showing the character. :o
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Kagebunji on September 16, 2014, 07:21:21 PM
I know, it's not what I am happy about, heh.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: ShivaShakti on September 18, 2014, 09:04:12 PM
Hi,

Thank you for making this awesome game. Also, found that it works best on psxfin emulator, and looks and sounds fantastic. Very much looking forward to the next update. I do have a few questions.

 You hinted that you are improving the jp gain ability will it be the same or similar to vanilla jp up ability? I ask this because being able to gain abilities, like charm from Rogue job, is very important. I noticed especially since leveling up happens too quick compared to gaining new abilities thus making the enemies hp almost unmanageable to bring down with the weak weapons available from the store. Next question, on youtube you have a video with Cid and Barret from FF7 in Goug does this mean they will be in future chapters as playable characters or was it just something you were playing around with. Also, will the Five be gaining new abilites for their own job class in future updates like Ramza did in Vanilla, and possibly regaining use of their personal weapons and armor?

Again thank you for this very cool sequel to FFT.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on September 19, 2014, 09:05:38 AM
The JP formula wont be the same as vanilla.

The Cid and Barret event is for a different mod, FF7 FFT. Which ill be working on after Chapter 2.

I wont give out spoilers, but come on, how could i put them in the game without giving them
their ultimate weapons at some point? ;)
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: ShivaShakti on September 19, 2014, 06:32:48 PM
Sweet, thank you Elric!

Awesome to hear you are planning on making a FF7 FFT mod. Still happy also to see that you guys are improving JP gain a little. Also, happy to know that they will get their ultimate weapons whatever they may be.

 :D
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Zand3 on September 30, 2014, 11:34:43 PM
Hey, first let me say I really appreciate the work you guys do on this site for my favorite game of all time. I've been wanting to play Journey of the Five for a long time. I tried it on multiple occasions but I could never get past a stuck loading screen after a few of the cut scenes that come on after the 1st battle. I recently got a blackberry playbook and had fun sideloading emulators and I got reminded to try this again, but unfortunately got the same error. Would appreciate it IMMENSELY if someone can contact me with a link to a proper file to apply this to, or the ready-to-play patched file itself so I can finally play this heaven send =) my email is: EvanLRN@yahoo.com
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on October 01, 2014, 08:10:10 AM
Sounds like you are patching to a bad rip. Get another iso/bin/img or whatever you want from some other source and try again.

If that doesn't fix it. PM me. But only after you've tested this with another iso.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Angel on October 01, 2014, 10:53:19 AM
> Blackberry Playbook

The current version fails hard on PSP and console. Wouldn't surprise me if it just didn't work on phones, either. What have you tried playing it on, so far?
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on October 01, 2014, 02:34:18 PM
To add to this, what emulator are you using?

I know I can play Jot5 on my Phone and Tablet, but I've only used FPse and ePSXe for either of them, so I can't really say
on functionality of any other phone emulator
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Zand3 on October 02, 2014, 01:44:34 PM
I finally got it working with a different iso, in fact the 3rd one out of my options. So I'm not getting stuck on "Now Loading" before Cloud / Ramza flashback scene anymore, and it works just fine on 'pcsxe rearmed' as part of retroarch, a multi-emulator app that's running on my blackberry playbook tablet, so I didn't even need to start experimenting with different emulators. Will report if I run into anything else.

Thanks for the help again.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: fin7710 on October 19, 2014, 02:45:28 PM
Hey guys, I saw something posted in the Chapter 2 progress log about a re-release of Chapter 1 with more events/marks/battles that was waiting on some sprite and ASM work.  Are you still planning on releasing it?  I only ask because I'm about to play through Ch 1 again and I'd like to have the most up to date version, and I don't mind waiting a little longer if this re-release is close to done. 
Thanks.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on October 19, 2014, 04:10:34 PM
Correct Chapter 1 re-release will be out when the Ganon sprite gets finished. IF it even does.

Can't give an ETA, and honestly a bit down over the lack of spriting getting done for this project, with the
amount thats still left in Chapter 2 to be done (sprites), I have no idea when it will ever be out
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Zero Dozer on October 23, 2014, 05:59:36 PM
Elric, wouldn't it be better for you to find another spriter? Y'know, while the other one's MIA.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: kyozo22 on October 23, 2014, 06:29:41 PM
Funnily enough, I'm fairly certain they've been looking into that, but no dice. Can't speak for Elric himself, obviously, but yeah... check a few other threads in the forum, mate, 'cos it's not like Elric's been sitting on his ass with his thumb jammed up there.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Zero Dozer on October 23, 2014, 11:59:58 PM
I know, I know. Elric talks about his situation with the mod at the chat when the topic's brought up.

Oh, also, nice to meet you, Kyozo. I know you from the ID forums.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on October 24, 2014, 12:21:42 AM
Elric, wouldn't it be better for you to find another spriter? Y'know, while the other one's MIA.

If you looked at my other threads, you'd see that I've been trying to do that for like a year now O_o
No idea how you missed that...
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Zero Dozer on October 24, 2014, 12:27:50 AM
If you looked at my other threads, you'd see that I've been trying to do that for like a year now O_o
No idea how you missed that...

As soon as Kyozo said I took notice of your mentions of it on other threads. Sorry for that.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on October 24, 2014, 01:15:35 AM
No worries fella. I actually have gotten 2 pms from potential spriters since I posted those 2 marks, and although well fell through one is still pending.

Also Choto even with as much as he has on his plate, has been helping out in the spriting department as well, and while Choto is a beast, he's also the Jot5 ASMer. So we dont want to stretch him too thin.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: cqcsnake on December 24, 2014, 09:18:47 AM
Hope all is going well. Happy holidays from a new fan of yours~!
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Bishop on January 11, 2015, 08:53:07 PM
Just played through Chapter 1 -- great work Raven et al.!  Lots of fun and looking forward to Chapter 2.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: swivdaniels on February 07, 2015, 03:18:17 AM
Maaaaan! Just got done playing thru Chapter!   :mrgreen:  sooo much fun! Instant classic y'all! FFT is my favorite game all time and this game is as close to a sequel as we'll probably ever see! To everyone involved in the game, thank you all! This is a true gem in every way. I don't know how yall did it but yall sure did do it! Much love, much respect!
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Lucas Marchand on March 01, 2015, 03:19:30 AM
I am Brazilian and I am using a translator, forgive clerical errors.
I'm a fan of this group and already played at least two mods of you, and I'm crazy to leave the 2nd chapter.  :D
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: KingUrameshi on March 01, 2015, 03:31:12 AM
Hello all, I am a huge fan of FF Tactics since release. Just wanted to say I'm new to this site and played chapter one of JOT5. Excellent idea and the best mod I have played so far. Really can't wait for chapter 2 so I can spend a whole day beating it just like I did with chapter one. Definitely a mod I just can't put down.

P.S. Solid Snake is the man, his default class is just overpowered and the absolute best!
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Zolias on March 11, 2015, 08:15:19 AM
Hello all, I am a huge fan of FF Tactics since release. Just wanted to say I'm new to this site and played chapter one of JOT5. Excellent idea and the best mod I have played so far. Really can't wait for chapter 2 so I can spend a whole day beating it just like I did with chapter one. Definitely a mod I just can't put down.

P.S. Solid Snake is the man, his default class is just overpowered and the absolute best!

Snake is pretty awesome if you give him Equip Projectiles and spam Assassinate over and over again with a Bowgun.  Though judging by the name of his base job, you won't need to waste the Support Ability slot once guns are available. 

Actually, I wonder what kind of remark he'll make when he finds guns exist in Ivalice, as well, which obviously starts to appear medival to him, what with using swords, bows, crossbows and going into castles and forts for the majority of Ch.1...

EDIT:  I just learned that Snake's Special Ops class can use bowguns without the need for Equip Projectiles... I feel dumb now.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: GreatDoom on April 10, 2015, 03:37:00 AM
I'd be really happy if it does have an anti-cheat.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: teojoker on May 06, 2015, 11:47:39 AM
i am noooobbb... where i can find tutorial to play... Because whenever i do patch the new game goes blank!!! im currently patching JOT 5... btw what version to make this patch work on FFT PSX?? USA OR Other Version?
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Post by: Erosennin36 on May 27, 2015, 12:41:34 AM
search on google LOL  :twisted:
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Post by: Junior_xP on May 30, 2015, 03:36:30 PM
this mod and epic , awaiting a continuation * - *
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Post by: gett21 on June 12, 2015, 02:05:02 PM
This mod is probably one of my inspiration in modding FFT.. I wish I can succeed as much as this mod did.. I still am putting pieces on ideas and deciding plans.. Still on the drawing board then..  :)
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Post by: BayuWindKaze on July 07, 2015, 06:09:49 PM
what an epic hack dude,,
I just played this hack, the enemies so damn hard.. Babus the Bitchmaster with 5 lamias is real pain in the beginning of the game.
Thanks to you, I'll waiting for chapter 2
(Sorry if bad english)
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Post by: Nyzer on July 14, 2015, 03:07:16 AM
Found a typo: In the Delita scene after the party leaves the gallows, Romar says that his brother Tesnya has "payed" the price.

There was also a missed (or unnecessary?) apostrophe on the way down from Dorter before that, but I didn't think to really take note of it at the time, so I can't be more specific, sorry. >_>
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Post by: Elric on July 14, 2015, 04:31:50 AM
No worries. I've made slight reworks and corrections so every single Ch1 event for the re-release, there was another typo in that same scene were he says "gp" instead of "go" I caught em both lol.

I'll have a changeling for the re-release up soon
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Post by: Nyzer on July 14, 2015, 05:22:52 AM
And in Warjilis, when Ramza first meets up with the two bandits he saved (Olivander and Leesha), he tells them "He'as taken my sister hostage".

If I find any others, I'll just continue to post them in this topic.
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Post by: Elric on July 14, 2015, 05:46:40 AM
That one has already been fixed as well
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Post by: Bosteta on July 31, 2015, 01:28:46 PM
There is a version more easier? I almost can't play, because are so difficulty, I think the game exists do have fun not to be anger.
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Post by: Elric on July 31, 2015, 02:37:16 PM
There is no easier version. However, the re-release has a few game changing mechanics, and while I won't say it makes the game 'easier' it can make it more manageable
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Post by: Bosteta on July 31, 2015, 03:46:28 PM
Oh, okay. I see some videos in Youtube and I see that player have a lot of luck. My guests never do, what they do. My enemies always inflict some negative status on my characters and on the videos... never happens.

I'll wait for the re-release. o/
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Post by: Nyzer on August 01, 2015, 03:55:39 AM
In the worst case scenario, you can abuse save states to pull off vital status inflictions.

In their base jobs alone, Snake gets an unlimited-range Quick, weapon-range Death, self-Invis, and melee-range Sleep; Link gets an AoE Stop and can inflict Slow via Ice Arrows; Dante can do a variety of stuff (but I personally made him go knife just so I could have a decent Chemist - that got me a Paralyze and a self Regen); and Ramza has Regen, which restores MP in this version.

I never found a boss that was immune to Slow.

You should also make liberal use of the Knight's Invigorate, it's relatively easy to come by, and with the MP return alongside the Reraise you'll rarely feel the cost of the spell.

If you charge in blindly on tougher battles, you'll get slaughtered. The enemies in JoT5 will ABSOLUTELY make you fight for your victories. But if you're REALLY struggling you might want to go JP grind for a while.

And think about picking up a Generic Female with perfect compatibility with Snake and a high Faith stat - He can sit in a corner and spam Move! at her with something like a 66% success rate all day long.

Oh, and as for Guests... you want your Guests to have self heals. White Magic if you don't want them to consume Potions all the time. I didn't give my Agrias a self heal, and every time she got critically wounded or revived she would spend her next turn running away from everything to go hide in a corner. ¬_¬
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Post by: Elric on August 01, 2015, 05:00:23 AM
JP formula will change for re-release, that will help a bit on it's own. Plus you have marks to help you get extra money/exp/items. You will be able to Synth weapons/armor 1-2 shop progress before you can buy them (more on this later) do repeatable marks to get synth materials, etc (I'll further elaborate on the last 2 shortly)
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Post by: DaHammerCrush on August 23, 2015, 05:29:38 PM
First off, Thanks for doing this. As a noob to this community I feel I've missed out on something that I've been wanting Square to do for years now and low and behold you industrious folks have been making it happen for a long time now. My desire was to see the FF4 team (fond memories) brought into the Tactics world. The JOT5 has been a wonderful playthrough and I'm nearing completion of Chapter 1 and already can't wait to see what you have in store for Ch.2 and beyond. If I could be so presumptuous as to make some suggesitons for things that I feel both could work into the game mechanics as well as be fun Easter eggs about the characters I'd love to see Dante with an ability to equip both a one handed sword and one handed projectile weapon at the same time, this could provide a great support ability for the Son of Sparta Job; call it Gunfighter or something, it would also allow Dante to have several more of his abilities available to him in fight (both gunslinger and swordmaster) the attack mechanics would basically be dependent on the range selected as the determiner of the weapon used. Second is more minor give Link a blade beam type ability to shoot from the tip of his weapon like in LOZ1 (Maybe a Master Sword mod if that is in the cards for future chapters). I love the Materia angle that your using, would love to see DT for Dante be a thing that you can trigger as a player, thinking a persistent spell type with a counter for both availability and then for activation. Calymore mines for Snake would be a nice touch too (Set Trap ability). Anyway it is fun being a Monday morning Quarterback and I absolutely love what you guys are doing, please keep it up, and as I do some system development and programming myself I'd be more than happy to start learning the right things to be helpful so please reach out if I can assist in some way.

Crush
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Post by: Jumza on August 23, 2015, 06:28:59 PM
The problem with equipping ranged weapons and close combat weapons at the same time is that the game bases the range off of the weapon equipped in the right hand for both attacks, meaning a sword could be used at gun range. Super duper broken.
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Post by: Nyzer on August 23, 2015, 06:31:16 PM
DT as an ability would be essentially impossible to set up for a great many reasons.

Dual wielding guns and swords usually doesn't work very well, as Jumza explained above. (I misremembered the reason why it doesn't work, but it still doesn't work.)
Again, altering the mechanics to accommodate this would be near impossible.

The Claymores (or other explosives) and Blade Beam probably WOULD be doable, but I doubt there's any intent to change the characters' skillsets at this point in time. Plus, from a lore standpoint:

- Snake isn't in a world that allows him to easily replenish his supply of explosives. (The same applies to Link.) He might be able to make some of his own using supplies from around Ivalice - particularly Goug - but it wouldn't be enough to toss 'em around willy-nilly. Besides, he's spending his time making cigarettes instead.

- This Link is the OoT Link (or at least based on him; the whole deal with many versions of Link is that it can be a little ambiguous), and he only had a Blade Beam ability during Majora's Mask while wearing the Fierce Deity Mask... which he doesn't have here.
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Post by: DaHammerCrush on August 24, 2015, 01:39:46 AM
Sure, good points, and while I appreciate the answers about the duel range and H2H I'd like to debate the others about Link's sword ability and the availability of supplies for Snake to make things go boom, however, I know that I am simply a fanboy and don't want to be a bother to those who both know more about the game mechanics than I nor do i generally what to argue on the internet... Thanks again for the work.

Crush
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Post by: Jumza on August 24, 2015, 12:25:45 PM
No worries, everyone on the team appreciates people showing interest :) sometimes suggestions people give are taken too! A lot of things probably won't be changed though, Elric has a lot of great stuff that's set in stone now and I'm sure you'll love it even if Snake doesn't have claymore's :P
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Post by: Elric on August 24, 2015, 02:48:25 PM
I'd like to debate the others about Link's sword ability and the availability of supplies for Snake to make things go boom, however, I know that I am simply a fanboy and don't want to be a bother to those who both know more about the game mechanics than I nor do i generally what to argue on the internet... Thanks again for the work.

Link's sword beam would be derpy if he could use it with less than full life, and there isn't a way to allow an ability to be used based on the life you have.

Snake can't have claymores because you can't lay traps in FFT.

I still appreciate the post though.
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Post by: Xifanie on August 24, 2015, 04:18:19 PM
and there isn't a way to allow an ability to be used based on the life you have
ARH2 says hi!
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Post by: Elric on August 24, 2015, 05:37:36 PM
XD
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Post by: haywire13579 on August 26, 2015, 01:12:09 PM
There is nothing about JOT5 that I did not love. Exept when chapter 1 was over. Awaiting the re-release and chapter 2 with ever growing anticipation.
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Post by: Elric on August 26, 2015, 02:24:37 PM
Thanks man! Glad you enjoyed it so much. We are working hard everyday to make sure that the re-release is twice as awesome as the initial release.
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Post by: Nyzer on August 26, 2015, 03:22:17 PM
Thanks man! Glad you enjoyed it so much. We are working hard everyday to make sure that the re-release is twice as awesome as the initial release.

Oh, yes. You guys are gonna love some of the stuff that comes in with the rerelease. These guys just finished work on one of the new Marks, and you have to see it to believe it  :shock:
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Post by: KingUrameshi on August 26, 2015, 03:53:34 PM
Hey don't' hesitate to put some Tactics Ogre stuff in it. :more:
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Post by: Elric on August 26, 2015, 03:55:12 PM
I have it on my SNES. However I don't remember enough about it to really do so. Truth be told, the entire idea behind marks came from Arc the Lad 2 :P.
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Post by: Twinees on August 26, 2015, 04:11:24 PM
There is nothing about JOT5 that I did not love. Exept when chapter 1 was over. Awaiting the re-release and chapter 2 with ever growing anticipation.

And I'd just like to quickly say that all the people working on JoT5, myself included, really love to see these type of comments because this is what keeps us going! And... it allows us to continuously smile (like Elric's portrait)!
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Post by: KingUrameshi on August 26, 2015, 04:46:55 PM
I have it on my SNES. However I don't remember enough about it to really do so. Truth be told, the entire idea behind marks came from Arc the Lad 2 :P.

Ogre Battle had some unique job classes like Terror Knight and Lich. Would be cool to see some stuff like that. Do what you guys feel is right, really looking forward to all the work you guys are doing as this is probably the most anticipated game for me along side some indie stuff like Americana Dawn and Chasm. You guys are the best, always courteous and hard working.
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Post by: Elric on August 26, 2015, 05:17:04 PM
(like Elric's portrait)!

Stay classy  :cool:

Ogre Battle had some unique job classes like Terror Knight and Lich. Would be cool to see some stuff like that. Do what you guys feel is right, really looking forward to all the work you guys are doing as this is probably the most anticipated game for me along side some indie stuff like Americana Dawn and Chasm. You guys are the best, always courteous and hard working.

The issue is the amount of ability space, though job space is a -bit- more forgiving. So there will likely be several special Mark only monsters with skillsets franksteined from other skillsets.

And thank you very much :D it really does make all the difference for fans to give us so much praise. It's the whole reason we are making Chapter 1 so much better for all of you!
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Post by: leal2020 on August 26, 2015, 05:31:24 PM
hello I am Brazilian and fan fft jorney of the five, I'm very curious to know when the chapter 2 will be released appreciate any information you give me :D
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Post by: KingUrameshi on August 26, 2015, 07:18:36 PM
hello I am Brazilian and fan fft jorney of the five, I'm very curious to know when the chapter 2 will be released appreciate any information you give me :D

I asked this question a few weeks ago and I don't think much has changed. This is probably the closest thing that can answer your question.

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To answer the question about release. As I always say, there is no way to predict that until we are in bug testing phase.

Currently we are reworking the items in the game (which we already did once, but as making more slight changes due to finding some old resources that were assumed lost) to work well with the upgraded synth shop. It's going to add a big new mechanic to the game and because we are who we are, it has to be perfect, professionalism and Perfection is the biggest thing we strive for as it becomes less of a mod and more of its own game. The plus side of this is that once done, it'll be setup for the entire game (though of course 90% of everything will be dummied out of the re'release so none of ya'll can spoil my fun)
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Post by: Elric on August 27, 2015, 02:01:57 AM
I asked this question a few weeks ago and I don't think much has changed. This is probably the closest thing that can answer your question.

(http://i.imgur.com/rqaJ3Dr.png)
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Post by: DaHammerCrush on August 27, 2015, 03:29:13 AM
Link's sword beam would be derpy if he could use it with less than full life, and there isn't a way to allow an ability to be used based on the life you have.

Snake can't have claymores because you can't lay traps in FFT.

I still appreciate the post though.

Molitovs? I'm half-trolling now but I'm doing it is good fun. Back to the DT thing and this is pure conjecture so just take my outside the boxness for what its worth.

Battle starts with a persistent spell on Dante. This is a Doom Style counter, or any other CT based effect that takes away access to an action, similar to Don't Act. Once the timer resolves the DT option is opened up. The effect of this gives him the physical change (these are called all the time, Toad, etc.), and Quick, Haste, PA is increased by 25% rounded up, move increased by 2, jump increased by 3, Evasion increased by double base amount, Critical chance increased by double, and all Devil Style attacks cost 0 MP. This will last for 3 rounds then upon being resolved would put Dante into "Shock" basically rendering him with slow, 0 MP, half on remaining HP rounded up, and Don't Act for 2 rounds.

Again just captain fanboy here. But on a more serious note, I have downloaded all of the prereqs and read a lot of the documentation but am a little stalled on getting started on things could I get on live chat with one of the mods and ask some direct questions about starting out on pulling this monster apart?

All the Best,

Crush

P.S. Hypnotoads - WTF... Ouch!!!
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Post by: Angel on August 27, 2015, 03:34:32 AM
From your preferred IRC client: irc.ffhacktics.com

mIRC or mibbit.com for Windows, irssi or xchat for Linux, AndChat for Android, why are you using a Mac? for MacOS. Join #FFH - sometimes we are all idle, but for most of the day, you will find someone willing to talk. Xifanie and I are active during the day unless work happens, Elric is active unless work happens, and Twin is antisocial.
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Post by: Elric on August 27, 2015, 03:47:44 AM
You can still contact me when I'm at work. You just gotta PM my phone on IRC instead of my main account. Lol

However if you are referring to pulling JoT5 apart. I won't be helping with that lol. There is a reason our resources aren't public and that everything was made in a way that being able to follow it would be nearly impossible without them :P
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Post by: Nyzer on August 27, 2015, 04:17:49 AM
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Back to the DT thing and this is pure conjecture so just take my outside the boxness for what its worth.
Battle starts with a persistent spell on Dante. This is a Doom Style counter, or any other CT based effect that takes away access to an action, similar to Don't Act. Once the timer resolves the DT option is opened up. The effect of this gives him the physical change (these are called all the time, Toad, etc.), and Quick, Haste, PA is increased by 25% rounded up, move increased by 2, jump increased by 3, Evasion increased by double base amount, Critical chance increased by double, and all Devil Style attacks cost 0 MP. This will last for 3 rounds then upon being resolved would put Dante into "Shock" basically rendering him with slow, 0 MP, half on remaining HP rounded up, and Don't Act for 2 rounds.

The problem is that this is very different from what's in the base game. You're slightly right in saying that with the existence of Toad, Devil Trigger would theoretically be possible (even if that's not true for all the effects you suggest there).

The problem is that it's realistically impossible.

Let me compare it to something far simpler, such as modding Equip Change to not take your active turn. Xif has been working on this for a few days now (and that's only as far as I know) (also, it doesn't spoil anything to say this, right, guys? >_>'), and last I heard all she managed to do so far was break the ISO when trying to implement it in Jot5 because it's clashing with other ASM alterations.

She doesn't have the luxury of working on the game the way the dev team would have. My very very minimal understanding is that the code for FFT is all compiled on our end, meaning that working on it now is like the difference between trying to set up a 20-computer LAN network from scratch (i.e. none of the computers are even out of their original packaging) in a brightly-lit, full sized room, versus trying to do it in total darkness with five inches of space while weasels are repeatedly biting your crotch.

To get a different idea of how difficult it is to mod the game in any large scope at this point in time, ask anyone here with experience what they think of WotL. WotL is practically a patchwork mod itself, and this is why it's not used, despite seeming to have superior vanilla options like a larger party size and more jobs on the wheel.
Understand that it took five years to do something as "simple" as removing the slowdown on WotL's spell animations. Meanwhile, the Onion Knight is still near-impossible to set up as a more standard job, and the only real fix to that is to abuse preexisting game functionality while squinting so as to obscure the flaws in doing it that way.

So yeah, it's not impossible, in theory, to alter Toad (or Chicken maybe) from a negative transformation into DT as a positive one. But it would be difficult, time-consuming, and require a lot of testing to hammer out everything that it fucks up just by existing. And if you're doing things like setting it to alter move range, MP costs, associated status effects, enabled abilities; to come with an automatic timer... that suddenly compounds the difficulty. Every change you make like that causes exponential growth in the complexity of the function, as well as the odds of making the ISO commit seppuku when attempting to boot up.

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Molitovs? I'm half-trolling now but I'm doing it is good fun.

Thrown explosives are definitely possible though. This is just simple ability alteration, and thankfully we have easy access to that. That said, I'm not sure it'd happen - it would upset the previously established balance to some extent, and Snake also has access to projectile weapons in his base Job already. Not that skillsets are part of my domain here :P But yeah, Snake having explosives would fit his lore, at least.

I still say that Blade Beam doesn't fit the OoT-style Link though :P

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However if you are referring to pulling JoT5 apart. I won't be helping with that lol. There is a reason our resources aren't public and that everything was made in a way that being able to follow it would be nearly impossible without them

We-ll, I did manage to figure out the relation between Bandit's Eye and Deathblow on my own before joining the team and without help ;)

But I agree. Modding Jot5 on a personal level kinda kills the spirit of the game.

And more to the point, if you're looking to set up something like a DT mod yourself, you are most definitely not prepared. As new as you are to this I don't even think you'd be quite ready to give Snake a Molotov ability, and that could be done with just Patcher and Tactext. (Once you managed to find an unused action ability, that is. On your own, that would probably take a couple hours even if you were experienced with the Patcher, unless you managed to make a really lucky guess.)

Not saying this to discourage you. I'm pretty sure that if you did manage to get a full, working DT mod (that could be balanced in the game), you would be begged for it. But at this point it's like trying to shoot down the sun with a slingshot. It's just a teensy bit out of range.
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Post by: DaHammerCrush on August 27, 2015, 10:04:34 PM
Just know that I'm making these all-but ridiculous asks for 2 reasons. 1 its good fun and hopefully will start conversation, 2 to provide some potentially outside the box ideas. Your absolutely right, I have very little concept on how any of this would get implemented, just a basic understanding of code framework and enough knowledge about the game to be dangerous. Sometimes coming up with things when you don't fully understand the limitations can bring about a less constrained set of ideas than when you are thinking about what you can't do. I hope I'm not annoying everyone.

Thanks,

Cursh
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Post by: Elric on August 28, 2015, 06:43:07 AM
It's not annoying at all lol. We just want to point out why some would work and some wouldn't. At some point someone may have a similar idea and this would help them determine whether or not it would be worth the time to implement.
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Post by: DaHammerCrush on August 28, 2015, 01:15:07 PM
That's good to hear, and trust that I'm absolutely loving the game. Its just the right difficulty to make you think, though some of the randoms are sadistic, The characters are fun and well thought out. The replayability is high even with only one chapter, and I'm genuinely excited and thankfully to you guys/gals for taking the time to let this labor of love come to us. The idea of replaying the enhanced Ch.1 when the Ch. 2 release comes out is actually something I'm looking forward to since I was planning on doing a job progression focused replay anyway.

I found 3 spots where I think I can troll JP pretty easily. My goal is to have both Snake and Ramza with comet at Lvl 12 or 13, having Dante with 1-handed sword skills and Knight healing skills, having link with flare and his Adventure skills, and Cloud with all Limits and Monk skills (Equip Light/Heavy Weapons obviously so he can get off the Limits). I figure that this will KO Clouds Nemesis in 2-3 turns  :lol:

Anyway, Keep up the good work everyone.

Crush
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Post by: Selius on August 28, 2015, 05:26:46 PM
is it possible to remove agrias' guest status without messing something up
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Post by: Elric on August 28, 2015, 08:22:15 PM
Not until she joins.
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Post by: bx7 on September 04, 2015, 03:05:04 PM
I wanted to say, Wow... Wow and more Wow. Then thank you for the bit of childhood nostalgia that has been brought back in addtion to the extra hair falling out from the stressing out while playing this game. Haha. It is just like you said the right amount of difficult and I feel the random encounters are really random. Win some and reset and try to win some again, the Nintendo Era. I have been advertising this to my friends recently and It is unbelievable how excited I am about telling people about this game and explaining all the changes. I am another fan awaiting the sequels. My question is have you ever thought about Kickstarter or the like? I have my thoughts (legal rights with copyrights and all) but just wanted to ask.
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Post by: KingUrameshi on September 04, 2015, 03:26:06 PM
I think the developers are trying to keep this gem on the downlo. When things get popular they tend to get ruined. I might be wrong about that though.
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Post by: Angel on September 04, 2015, 04:13:06 PM
No money is being made by any of us for any project, so there's no legal case that can be brought against us in that regard. This is also a very good example of why no Kickstarter has been made, or will ever be made. If we ever make money from a game, I can assure you it won't be based on, using the assets of, or referencing Final Fantasy Tactics, much less the other worlds and properties found in Journey of the Five.
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Post by: Pandemoniu on September 05, 2015, 01:54:31 PM
is it possible to remove agrias' guest status without messing something up

Speaking of Guests, and I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but I am really glad we are able to take Guest characters into Random Battles and the like. So very glad you allowed that. :D
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Post by: RJ Cid on September 05, 2015, 02:21:23 PM
Two questions

1) Is it possible to add this modded game to a "programming porfolio" that could be used to join a gaming development company? As impressive as this mod is, it would be nice to know that you guys could finally make some money at providing us with such amazing gaming experiences that don't feel "homogenized".

I can't offer any time and have almost no programming skills, but if there was a way to kick in some cash, I would absolutely be down.

2) (optional) Are there any updates on Chapter 1 re-release? (I don't mean to add any pressure. Just humbly inquiring :mrgreen:)
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Post by: Xifanie on September 05, 2015, 02:35:05 PM
Yeah, let's make some money so SquareEnix, Capcom, Konami, Nintendo and others can sue our asses dry.
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Post by: RJ Cid on September 05, 2015, 02:56:20 PM
I apologize. I meant to imply that with the talent your team has demonstrated with this project, it would be nice to see programmers like you achieve financial success while creating games that we fans can truly enjoy. The portfolio idea wasn't to make money, but to show your work to obtain a position where you could make money on original properties and have more tools available. I meant no disrespect
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Post by: Xifanie on September 05, 2015, 03:18:34 PM
Oh yeah, no, it can totally be used that way, and some people have done it in the past. Some people have even been hired to complete the project they were working on, by the gaming company that was at the core of their idea itself. But SquareEnix is no such company, and would rather toss a Cease & Desist at anyone who uses their copyrighted materials for anything, because their layers claim it would reduces their sales. ¯\(°_o)/¯
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: RJ Cid on September 05, 2015, 03:36:08 PM
Interesting...

Well keep on keepin' on. We're all rooting for you :cool:
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: KingUrameshi on September 05, 2015, 05:34:21 PM
But SquareEnix is no such company, and would rather toss a Cease & Desist at anyone who uses their copyrighted materials for anything, because their layers claim it would reduces their sales. ¯\(°_o)/¯

Yeah Squeenix died about ten years ago for me. FF 10 was good but in my opinion almost everything they have done since is terrible. Stop overloading my games with kiddie anime BS and get back to the serious world shaking games they were good at.

I still remember the email I got from Square asking me if I would want Disney in my Final Fantasy and I said HELL NO! That was the beginning of the end for them. Watered down kiddie BS.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on September 05, 2015, 06:37:26 PM
Square died for me when Soft turned into Enix
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Nyzer on September 05, 2015, 06:51:29 PM
Hey, Kingdom Hearts 1 and Chain of Memories turned out really well. But yeah, right after that they took any semblance of difficulty or plot consistency out back and shot them in the head. KH2 is infamous for being easier to do as a low level run on the hardest difficulty than KH1 was... and for dropping every single plot point from CoM  :|
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: KingUrameshi on September 06, 2015, 01:23:55 AM
Played a little bit of KH 1 and I did enjoy it but how I long for the days of world ending, space faring adventure that were the older FF games. And I don't know about anyone else but the game over screen for Chrono Trigger with "the future refused to change" and the world ending in 1999 scared the holy living s**t out of me when I was a kid.

Big ups to Enix on Valkyrie Profile also, still one of my favorite games ever.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Rfh on September 06, 2015, 11:17:59 AM
Elric, thanks for doing this patch. Not only events are awesome doned, the battles are also awesome, and the difficult is perfectly adjusted.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on September 06, 2015, 12:10:47 PM
Thank you Rfh! Though the credit goes out to much more than just myself :D
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: RJ Cid on September 06, 2015, 12:46:05 PM
It sure does buddy... ALL HAIL KING ELRIC! :twisted:
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on September 06, 2015, 05:41:20 PM
I'm actually a Dark Knight

Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Jumza on September 07, 2015, 01:18:36 AM
That's actually such an awesome picture :P

Elric costumes = best costumes (complete with real weaponry!)
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: dw6561 on September 09, 2015, 04:31:16 AM
I just started playing this like three days ago, and I think it's really good. I love the story so far! It's just that JP costs seem a little high, and enemies seem to have quite a lot more than me (I try to get crystals but most of the time the enemy gets to them first). But I think these things have been said before. That being said, I still really am enjoying it.

Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on September 09, 2015, 05:03:11 AM
Undead always revives in Jot5 lol. However this can be avoided in the re-release by scavenging the dead body.

The JP gain has been adjusted for the re-release as well.

Thank you, and I'm glad you are enjoying it!
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: KingUrameshi on September 09, 2015, 11:07:39 AM
Ramza does indeed make a great priest. Also Black Magic can make a world of difference in this mod. Just don't over level or you will be in for a bitch of a time (level 20+).
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Bounty Hunter Lani on September 14, 2015, 04:12:42 AM
For Sweegy Woods and beyond, I've found that someone with Invigorate can change the whole battle in your favor.
(Or, as much as it can before you face off against certain bosses that can shred you to bits)

My personal choice is to have a Ranger main with Knight secondary. That way, you have long-range poison with Invigorate and more MP and speed!

Anyway, just wanted to say that I loved the mod, and I'm looking forward to the re-release and Chapter 2.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Jumza on September 14, 2015, 10:55:25 AM
For Sweegy Woods and beyond, I've found that someone with Invigorate can change the whole battle in your favor.
(Or, as much as it can before you face off against certain bosses that can shred you to bits)

Invigorate is definitely the strongest chapter 1 ability I would say :P
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Hyraldelita on September 15, 2015, 07:53:16 PM
it's more like the strongest skill i've seen untill now if the whole FFT mods XD

100% reraise + heal mp , lol it's like cheating XD
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Pandemoniu on September 16, 2015, 05:19:28 AM
I think I have mentioned this beforehand, but I always loved Invigorate. It's so nice and convenient, but simple nonetheless, and I appreciated having access to Re-raise and lite MP restoration so early on.

I can't recall its name, but I also like the Knight's "Make nearby allies + user take up a Parry Stance" skill. These abilities definitely increased the overall usefulness of Knights by quite a margin.

I mentioned how I liked having these as options and having them make really real differences so easily and early. You would never realize how useful they can be if/when they are so hard to use under normal circumstances, so I loved how you guys brought such abilities to light as you did.

A lot of some people's possible hardships may have stemmed from the lack of usage of these abilities that they may have deemed "inconsequential". (After all, it was noted that maybe too many players were choosing to stick to the default classes as opposed to branching out, likely making things harder on themselves in the long run.)
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Nyzer on September 16, 2015, 05:49:37 AM
That, or people tried to rush to advanced Jobs without setting up some characters as any of the second-tier ones. Knight and Priest are amazing support Jobs, and even if they are early tier, they're worth having some of your characters Master instead of trying to advance onward.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Pandemoniu on September 16, 2015, 08:27:30 AM
That, or people tried to rush to advanced Jobs without setting up some characters as any of the second-tier ones. Knight and Priest are amazing support Jobs, and even if they are early tier, they're worth having some of your characters Master instead of trying to advance onward.

Now that you mention it, I do recall some players rushing to advanced jobs being a thing (and before proper weapons for them even became a available, even).

I mean, of course, it is their choice, but you end up missing out on so many experiences as a player doing so.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Nyzer on September 16, 2015, 01:33:30 PM
Well, you can rush to late tier mages or Monk/Rogue/Samurai and have them be usable, but you NEED to have SOME of your Five stay at the second tier (or even their base Jobs) or you won't have enough abilities to fight effectively as the game goes on.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Hyraldelita on September 17, 2015, 06:04:26 PM
i personally advance to classes only if i want a specific counter/support skill but not to unlock the class itself.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Chaos657 on October 07, 2015, 03:47:15 PM
Hi, i just learned about journey of five and i am loving every bit of it. I think it is better then the actual tactics story, but that is just my opinion. I was curious on something, while i don't mind waiting. I hear that chapter 2 is out, is that true or not? just curious cause i know how rumors can lead to dead ends. Also thank you guys for making Journey of five.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on October 07, 2015, 04:13:00 PM
Thank you, lol.

However, no, Chapter 2 is not out yet. The re-release is still in production and is receiving many hours of work everyday. Chapter 2 and TLW will follow (as well as Jot5 Easytype)
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Lopen on October 07, 2015, 04:32:59 PM
I just saw some stuff on youtube from DaTruthDT about this and was really interested.  Looks like there's a lot of good work put into this-- looks practically like a legit FFT spinoff release rather than a mod. 

Just curious how close is to this to an actual complete game at this point?  Is the end goal four chapters like vanilla FFT and I'm gonna be hanging just feeling like I'm starting the story when I get through this, or is this more like a Kill Bill type of thing where the chapter is basically a complete game on its own?  Or somewhere in between? 
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Angel on October 07, 2015, 05:30:14 PM
While each chapter isn't necessarily a complete story on its own, they do end at a good stopping point, just like chapters in the original game (and really, Kill Bill vol. 1 was the same; Bill's still alive at the end, and so are Bud and Elle).
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Lopen on October 07, 2015, 06:03:18 PM
Yeah, that's sorta what I was getting at there.  Kill Bill definitely isn't a finished story but it holds up well on its own without actually watching 2, but well I don't really agree that applies to vanilla FFT.  I mean sure all the chapters end at logical high points but you're level 10 with most of the classes still locked without massive grinding at the end of chapter 1, ya know, so I couldn't really say that stands up as a complete game too well.  And, really, they (with the exception of chapter 1) despite the timeskips don't really seem like ends of plot arcs to me as much as high spots within the same plot arc. 

There are many ways to structure the story (4 non Ramza characters, 4 complete arcs, 4 chapters, for example) where there could be a sense of conclusion at the end of each chapter, or it could be more of a building thing. 

Just wondering if I should try it nowish or hold off a while since I'm kinda late to the party as is.  Also wondering if it's actually aiming to be four chapters, cause well, the first chapter already seems a bit longer than vanilla FFT's from the glancing I've done.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: KingUrameshi on October 07, 2015, 09:49:52 PM
Just wondering if I should try it nowish or hold off a while since I'm kinda late to the party as is.

I would recommend giving the game a spin as of now. You may have a few questions that would benefit from a test play like difficulty or job progression strategies. The re-release of chapter one which is coming sometime soonish will have many updates to structure and gameplay that will make subsequent playthroughs as fun as an initial playthrough.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Jumza on October 07, 2015, 10:33:32 PM
There are many ways to structure the story (4 non Ramza characters, 4 complete arcs, 4 chapters, for example) where there could be a sense of conclusion at the end of each chapter, or it could be more of a building thing. 

This is what the mod CoP did (or tried to do, it's only 2 chapters long).

Just wondering if I should try it nowish or hold off a while since I'm kinda late to the party as is.

Wait for the re-release! No matter how long it takes, it will be worth it. JoT5 chapter one as it is now vs JoT5 chapter one as it is currently in re-development are two totally different things, with the latter being wayyyyy better. So yeah, wait :)

Also wondering if it's actually aiming to be four chapters, cause well, the first chapter already seems a bit longer than vanilla FFT's from the glancing I've done.

The aim is 4 chapters! 4 long chapters, each are jam packed with awesome stuff, and with things the way they are going now, it will be quite a bit longer than the original.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Hyraldelita on October 14, 2015, 08:47:51 AM
don't forget to add post content things, and as many as you can *-* Even if it's just secret event's or dungeon like deep dungeon. that would make this game as epic as FFT if probably not better lol
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on October 14, 2015, 08:50:37 AM
Post content? Do you mean like, NG+? Cuz that's already going to be covered.

DD wasn't post content in vanilla. There was no post content in Vanilla. TLW on the other hand...
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Hyraldelita on October 23, 2015, 07:06:50 AM
yea , that is exactly why, it would be the game even more epic if you did add more post content, or is it impossible to get different ending based on in game decision?
I always felt that all the decision you make in the vanilla don't relly influence the story.. it's more like you raise your brave, and make battles harder or nonsensical in some ways XD like Rafa suicide against elmdore or algus suicide in the first battle if you put you want to save them.

i don't know if you planned this in advance or you didn't think about it, or if you thought it would take too much time to do it.

But it would be extremely cool if decision in game decide the outcome of how the story goes on !^^

Well this is just a suggestion anyway, even with just "post game content" like many secret hidden battles if you satisfy some requirement, or very strong bosses, like a ultima weapon xD or something of the sort.

Hidden quest in which you can learn special skill with the 5 main chars, and you can learn them only there!

That would be kinda cool for me !^^
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: thiagokazuza on October 29, 2015, 05:08:57 AM
Guys, i downloaded the chapter 1 last week and today i've finished it!

The patch is great! The difficulty is great (a little pretty hard sometimes  :shock:).

I haven't explored everything the patch offers, like using 'move find item' in every battle or unlock all jobs, but the game experience is nice!

It's been arround 12~13 years since first time i've played FFT and sometimes i play it again, but i ever wanted a "FFT2" with a FFT's post-ending story or something like that... A new game, with a new story but with the same characters and similar graphics and gameplay.

I'm pretty anxious for the next chapters and I have 3 doubts, (one of them could be a little fool):
1- this "re-release" you are working on will include just the chapter 1 or will it bring more chapters?
2- do you pretend to release the entire patch or will be releasing chapter by chapter?
3- when the chapter 2 is ready, i will have to start the game again, right? in other words, i can't patch over my patch and continue the game when the chapter 1 stopped with my same savegame i have here now. or can i? (may this question got a little bit confusing).

I'm sorry for the writing problems, i'm brazilian and my english isn't very good.

Nice job, guys!
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Xifanie on October 29, 2015, 12:05:23 PM
Re-release will be chapter 1, with a massive amount of fixes and a bunch of new awesome features.
Every release will be the entire mod up to that point (ch3 release will include ch1+ch2).
Ch2 will use the re-release as a base, you will not need to go through ch1 again if you did so with the re-release.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: blackdreamnr on January 10, 2016, 10:51:18 AM
i tried to patch my clean iso, software 6.60 pro fix3 it crash :(

my ISO is the slow removal patch or? do i need the fist? :( i wanna play this awsome master piece :(
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Angel on January 10, 2016, 11:33:34 AM
Does not work with WotL. It will never work with WotL. PSX version only.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: blackdreamnr on January 11, 2016, 10:15:47 AM
ahh... ok ty sir :) ill try to psn version, i hope it work :)
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Angel on January 11, 2016, 10:44:42 AM
PSN version won't work either. It will not patch to an EBOOT. You must patch to an unaltered in any way plain PlayStation CD-ROM image.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: blackdreamnr on January 11, 2016, 10:56:21 AM
ahh.. -_- , i hope this will be fix for psp , ty for the info sir
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on January 11, 2016, 11:47:49 AM
No, Jot5 will never use WotL. It's not a 'fix'. It's just simply never going to happen.

Upon Re-release we will have a version you will be able to convert with PSX2PSP and use with POPSLoader. This is the best you are going to get. Seriously, I'd rather have undead Jebus rip my nails out with tweezers than work on WotL.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: blackdreamnr on January 12, 2016, 02:53:52 AM
ah.. , i hope the re-release comes out soon :) , ty sir elric

im playing on my psp now, hope someday to play this masterpiece :)
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: blackdreamnr on January 15, 2016, 11:03:44 AM
at last i tried to patch then convert to eboot , it works :) , hope chapter 2 comes out :) ty for this masterpiece ty
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on January 15, 2016, 01:06:27 PM
You are welcome. However you will not be able to complete the entire chapter on PSP due to the ASMs we use.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: blackdreamnr on January 15, 2016, 10:01:39 PM
just like what you told sir, it hang :( cant complete im only on the 1st battle when ramsa and cloud meet again on some point it stop :(, i hope there will be release coming out compatible to psx, psp too... ty again.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: SpardaTheDevil on February 17, 2016, 01:03:13 PM
Guys, thank u so much for this mod.
P.S. Btw, it can be played even on phone(via emulator).
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Daaayyy18 on February 18, 2016, 10:28:50 PM
Hello, I have final fantasy tactics downloaded on my iPhone and I've been watching videos on these other final fantasys and I would really want to try them out but I don't know how to download them of any of that. So I was wondering if anyone can help me out please? That would be great!
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Angel on February 19, 2016, 12:04:59 AM
If you mean you have War of the Lions on your iPhone, it will not work at all ever under any circumstances.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: chucho1224 on February 27, 2016, 07:09:29 PM
i wonder if i sohuld replay this now or just wait for chapter 2 will the saves have problems? also awesome job in this hack
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Xifanie on February 27, 2016, 10:10:14 PM
The current release will not compatible with ch2 (or the re-release for that matter). Far too many things changed. So many new features were added making it impossible (and undesirable) to keep backwards compatibility.

If you want to make sure you'll be good for ch2, keep enough motivation to play the re-release once it gets out. Once the re-release is sorted out, ch2 should follow shortly after.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Jcluckett on June 19, 2016, 04:46:00 AM
I downloaded the fft journey of the 5 to my Android device. How do I make it playable?
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Nyzer on June 19, 2016, 05:33:42 AM
You'd need to use PPF O Matic to patch it to a PSX Final Fantasy Tactics game file, then run it on a PSX emulator. Good news is you won't have to root the device or anything - bad news is you'll probably have to do the patching on your computer first.

Unzip the .PPF with WinRAR, WinZip, or whatever comrpession tool you have downloaded, then follow this tutorial (http://ffhacktics.com/smf/index.php?topic=9379.0) to patch your .ISO/.IMG/.BIN with the .PPF.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Zeffa on June 19, 2016, 11:53:44 PM
Hey guys, how u all doin'?

I'm big fan of Tactics and heard from this AMAZING work you're all doing. So I decided to download, however it isn't working with my psxe. Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but we never know :x
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on June 20, 2016, 12:00:57 AM
Chances are you have a bad or premodified iso/bin/img.

Try using a different copy, and make sure to make no other additions to it before patching with ppfomatic3.

Epsxe is also discouraged, but as long as you are only playing and not actually modding, there shouldn't be any issue. This release has been pretty thoroughly tested at this point. Lol

How/where did you hear of Jot5?
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Tempest on June 20, 2016, 02:07:54 AM
Hey guys, how u all doin'?

I'm big fan of Tactics and heard from this AMAZING work you're all doing. So I decided to download, however it isn't working with my psxe. Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but we never know :x

Hey buddy,

PSX 1.13 is the most simple best working emulator I've come across, Elric recommended it and I'm glad that he did >.<
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Sundaybrawl on July 08, 2016, 08:30:45 PM
Hey, been looking for a good FFT hack for a while. Just tried this one out and so far it's great! Although, I am having an incredibly hard time playing through it. Had to redo a lot of the very first fights and am actually stuck on the first beastmaster fight. Just curious, but is there something specific I should be doing in this fight or is it meant to be really difficult? I'm enjoying it a lot but I'm afraid I might stop if I can't beat this fight haha..

Excellent work on it btw. The sprites look great and curious to try out all the combinations with jobs and units.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Nyzer on July 09, 2016, 04:21:40 AM
Well, you can't zerg it recklessly or anything. You should be aiming to surround and kill specific enemies if they give you the chance. Bombs are a bad idea to try to kill early, while the Beastmaster is an excellent priority target if he gets close enough. One of your characters that isn't Ramza should also be a Chemist for ranged healing and revival. I say not Ramza because he already has ranged revival and is a great backup for that purpose.

Once you unlock Knights and Priests, you should pick one of the Five for each to be their main secondary, as those are excellent support Jobs, and don't bother leveling them through the Job trees until you get some of the rest settled in. Ramza should probably prioritize his Duke skills for a while too - Ultima and Altima are great.

If you plan a few moves ahead and make sure to check Active Turn, the battle can be pretty straightforward. Your Five can swarm and one-round kill just about any enemy there if they don't flee or get healed.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Guru on July 10, 2016, 07:48:32 PM
I don't remember the first beastmaster encounter too much, but if anyone can learn any chemist skills(especially phoenix down!) or white mage skills, set that as their secondary and it will be extremely useful, or like nyzer said make them a chemist for ranged healing/reviving. Aim for the beast master and any chocobos. Also watch out for the lamias as they can pack quite a punch(if there is any in this battle), but the battle is pretty much over once the beastmaster and chocobos are out of the picture. You could check out some of the youtube videos people did on JOT5 if you can't get past it.

Nyzer has the right idea though, surround, conquer and plan a few turns ahead.

Don't quit, it's definitely worth the struggle! It will get a bit easier too once you learn skills and have some versatility.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: azavier on September 25, 2016, 02:55:14 AM
hey quick question im trying to decide if i should play now or wait until the re-release? how far until that comes out? also how many battles are in chapter 1 ? the same as vanilla?

thanks alot this mod looks great!
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Nyzer on September 25, 2016, 04:33:55 AM
The work remaining for the rerelease is beyond me and I couldn't even give you an estimate, sorry. Whether you should play the current release now or not is up to you - depends on your patience to wait for the new release, and your willingness to replay games you've beaten.

The question "how many battles" makes me laugh, because between storyline battles and Marks we plan to blow vanilla FFT right out of the water in that regard. Vanilla had a mere 55 battles across all four chapters. Most of 'em just in chapter 4.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: azavier on September 25, 2016, 06:22:13 AM
Okay thanks ! just was wondering because if it was coming out soon i was going to hold off, but since you are unsure im going to try it out now ! and wow cant wait to see how that works.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on September 26, 2016, 09:12:22 AM
The work remaining for the rerelease is beyond me and I couldn't even give you an estimate, sorry.
Maybe you should come back to IRC then ;)
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: reihunter on October 07, 2016, 11:59:18 PM
So uh i grabbed 1.97e, patched .bin file, and tried playing the game.

It crashes whenever i try to use Snake's Covert Ops ability. some opcode error on ePSXe.

Guess i'll clear it with normal attacks.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on October 08, 2016, 05:32:54 AM
It's not ePSXe causing the error (though we do -HIGHLY- recommend you use something else, such as pSX).

You either have a bad image file (seek out another clean copy) or the image is not clean, meaning you either tried to patch something else to it at some point, or you opened the image in shishi, expanding it before patching.

Either way, acquire a new image and try again. Then let us know how it goes. Everytime I've seen this issue, it was caused by one of the two things I mentioned above.

Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: reihunter on October 08, 2016, 06:08:41 AM
well managed to fix it by... disabling the age old debug menu lol.

And using the debug menu code i found browsing the forums.
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Post by: Elric on October 08, 2016, 07:03:30 AM
Why are you using the debug menu on Jot5?
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Post by: HessFlareStar on October 09, 2016, 05:20:22 PM
Hello Elric and Hello Raven! I've been looking at JOT5 for quite a while and only recently started playing it myself. I simply cannot express how impressed I am with your work. It is truly quite an amazing feat to have produced something that honestly feels like a perfect sequel. If you need any help with future chapters, I would more than love to assist you in any way I can. Cheers! And thanks for creating such a wonderful extension of one of the best games ever.
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Post by: Elric on October 10, 2016, 05:04:36 AM
Hey thanks man, i appreciate you stopping by to say that. Raven isnt really around anymore, but I will pass on your praise to him, his work still remains in the game and was used as a basis for everthing else we've done (asside from a few nearly impossible random battles that have been fixed)

Can I ask how you heard of Jot5?

As for the help offer, what skills do you have or rather what are you willing to learn? We are usually pretty weary of new comers, but if you can show dedication and willingness to work with our team, then we may have room for you down the road :)
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Post by: Xifanie on October 10, 2016, 05:11:46 AM
If you need any help with future chapters, I would more than love to assist you in any way I can.
http://ffhacktics.com/smf/index.php?topic=11038.0

Just dropping this here because Elric forgot to :p
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Post by: HessFlareStar on October 10, 2016, 01:10:28 PM
Well, being a huge fan of the game, I found this site probably 3 years ago and had just been watching it grow until recently, when I decided to finally give it a play. Yes, I'm aware of what I'm getting myself into, haha, I'm actually taking a break from developing a game of my own via RPG maker VX ace, which is very fun but a time consuming nightmare.  The only thing is, I'm not sure what exactly I could help with!
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Post by: Pandemoniu on October 20, 2016, 04:36:35 AM
We are usually pretty weary of new comers

Alas, I am, at least in part, responsible for that outlook. :(
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Post by: HessFlareStar on October 22, 2016, 03:08:48 PM
Could've sworn I posted this yesterday, but good news. I got Jot5 to work on a console, albeit a slightly modded ps2. I would gladly make a guide for the process if it gains any interest.

You did post this yesterday, after which I deleted it and PMed you this:

Elric (Overseer)
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« Sent to: HessFlareStar on: October 21, 2016, 06:31:53 PM »
You aren't giving me enough credit. I have 4 PS2s modded with Modchip and 3 with FreeMcBoot. I know what I'm talking about when I say it doesn't yet work on console.

You won't get passed the first few battles that way and the game WILL freeze. It doesn't matter that the console is modded. The coding of that release was not built to work on console.

Please don't post things like that without doing proper research first.

Thank you,
Elric
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Post by: Elric on October 27, 2016, 06:11:34 AM
Alas, I am, at least in part, responsible for that outlook. :(

No way buddy, you are just fine, lol

Outside of the core team, you found more issues with the soundnovels than anyone and i am grateful to you for it. Youll get credit for it in the Jot5 credits
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Post by: Hyraldelita on October 28, 2016, 11:31:34 AM
i didn't found anything wrong about the SN, probably i tried it after him? or i was only utterly useless?XD
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Post by: Elric on October 28, 2016, 01:51:23 PM
lol nah, no one was worthless, but yeah you were one of the last people to test them so there wasnt much left to fix at that point :)
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Post by: Hyraldelita on October 28, 2016, 09:44:45 PM
ah ok XD Anyway, i would much appreciated, if we NEVER again write in this post , if it's not you putting a video, or a news of the relase coming out, or chapter 2... you guys don't know how bad i feel, everytime i see NEW MESSAGE in this topic , and then it's never what i hope for XD
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on October 29, 2016, 04:26:31 PM
Well, considering that the re-release and Ch2 would have their own threads, that doesn't make much sense.
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Post by: Hyraldelita on October 30, 2016, 05:41:39 PM
aaaaah they will?^^ Ok then , as i said nothing lol
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Post by: Pandemoniu on October 31, 2016, 10:32:55 PM
No way buddy, you are just fine, lol

Outside of the core team, you found more issues with the soundnovels than anyone and i am grateful to you for it. Youll get credit for it in the Jot5 credits

Though I was only able to go through 2 of the, at the time, 3, I do appreciate you saying this. :)

Happy I was able to help, when I still had unconditioned free time.
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Post by: blackdreamnr on February 02, 2017, 10:32:45 AM
Sir can ask about the update , is it psp compatible now , ty :)
More power , been waiting for it so we and my friends can play on our old console :)
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Post by: Nyzer on February 03, 2017, 01:42:11 PM
Hmm, well, Jot5 will never be compatible with WotL, if that's what you mean.
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Post by: Tifa on March 16, 2017, 06:41:22 PM
Sir elric game nya luar biasa menyenangkan 😊 saya ingin sekali maen chapter 2 ... Kapan yah di liris nya udah ga sabar hehe 😂
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on March 17, 2017, 02:08:57 AM
English only please.
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Post by: Tifa on March 17, 2017, 03:32:43 AM
elric resonance pack her cool and I really like your game final fantasy tactics mainly journey of the five when chapter 2 in lyrical ??? .. I already can not wait to play chapter 2 😂😂😂
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Post by: Tifa on March 17, 2017, 05:47:48 AM
When chapter 2 in lyrical ??
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Post by: Hyraldelita on May 18, 2017, 01:35:20 AM
when instead or learning even the basic, you prefer to make no sense with a translator XD
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Post by: DanteS on May 18, 2017, 11:21:56 AM
I'm wondering what 'lyrical' means in that sentence .-.
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Post by: Andre Pratama on May 18, 2017, 02:20:53 PM
maybe he just wants to express his curiosity even though he can not speake english
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on May 18, 2017, 08:18:59 PM
I'm wondering what 'lyrical' means in that sentence .-.

Given the context, I'm assuming it means he is asking when it will be released.

While this is an English only forum, I can appreciate that it's not something he is completely familiar with.

Hyraldelita. Please don't berate people for this. Some people may not be as multilingual as you, but either way he is still clearly a fan and we should support that either way.
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Post by: Swordmaster on May 19, 2017, 12:29:53 AM
When chapter 2 in lyrical ??

I've seen this before when using Google Translate, but I can't remember the sentence or the language that translated into that.  I am thinking Elric-sama's assumption is correct.
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Post by: KingUrameshi on May 19, 2017, 01:44:57 PM
Don't get penisy.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Tifa on May 19, 2017, 03:38:18 PM
Elric right i wrote wrong i mean released .. my english is so bad that i have to use the translator, you know i play fft for almost 4 years and i never get bored with this game because this game uses intelligence ... best regards to all
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Post by: Elric on May 19, 2017, 10:29:29 PM
Elric right i wrote wrong i mean released .. my english is so bad that i have to use the translator, you know i play fft for almost 4 years and i never get bored with this game because this game uses intelligence ... best regards to all

I understand, and thank you for your kind words. We are still working on some things, but we hope to have both, the Re-release of Ch1, as well as Ch2, out at the same time, once that time comes :)
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Post by: Hyraldelita on June 01, 2017, 01:21:11 AM
I didn't mean to offend, i learned english by myself, never opened a book, i think everyone can do the same, at least for "basic level" english.

If you rely only on translator is very hard that you will get a good result, or that you will learn something. 

I can simpatyze with the fact that he is a FFtactics fan, but if i like a korean game, i don't go into korean forum using translator with the hope people will understand, more like i'll try to learn a bit before using translator.

Again, i didn't mean to offend and i apologize if i did without realizing.

English is a second language like everywhere, i don't want to look bad, but if people don't know even basic english most of the time is out of lazyness, they should do a little effort to learn it, if they want to be part of a comunity, or ask for info about things they like.

This off course is just my own opinion.

And again sorry if anyone felt offended by my post.
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Post by: Xifanie on June 01, 2017, 02:11:52 AM
As someone whose mother tongue is French, I agree.
Yeah, it is a bit easy for people who have English as their first language (actually that's not true, as many will fail hard at the only language they know), but mutual understanding is extremely important, and if no steps are taken towards that goal, well, try as you might, but it won't happen. Maybe in 50 years we'll have computers with a powerful AI capable of translation properly when given a context, but as it stands, yes, a great amount of effort is required.

It is, whoever, not beneficial enough for me to learn another language besides French and English.

One simple way to see if translation tools are any good (they're not) is to translate from your language to English and back to  your language... by that point it should be clear that it just won't work. It's sad, but that's how it is.
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Post by: Hyraldelita on June 02, 2017, 02:50:59 AM
Thanks for understanding my point of view, i'm italian so english is totally my second language and i learned it cause i wanted to be able to speak with people around the world.

Someone decided english had to be the most common language, it doesn't matter if i agree or not, but that's how is it, so if i want to be able to talk with people from everywhere i need to learn it , at least the basic.

Reason why i expect people to put at least some effort if they want to comunicate with me(us) , in a language i had to learn and is not my own, cause i did that same effort to be able to talk with everyone else.
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Post by: Nyzer on June 02, 2017, 03:30:39 AM
English being the closest thing Earth has to a universal language is pretty much why I don't know any other. It's really never been necessary, useful, or worth the time. Plus, there's no opportunity to practice what I do pick up, which inevitably leads to forgetting it entirely.

But at least I r English good enuf.
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Post by: HebrewToYou on June 02, 2017, 04:19:36 PM
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Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: KingUrameshi on June 03, 2017, 03:55:54 PM
I bent my wookie.
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Post by: Bonesy on June 03, 2017, 10:01:25 PM
Still waiting for confirmation that Boone is in the game :^)
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Post by: Hyraldelita on June 24, 2017, 06:42:09 AM
i want laharl in the game, and Etna XD i tried to make laharl prite but failed so bad that i gave up lol
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Post by: Twinees on June 24, 2017, 07:11:33 AM
I can confirm that we already have decided the playable character roster, and both Laharl and Etna are not included in that list.
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Post by: Swordmaster on June 24, 2017, 09:15:51 PM
I am considering the idea of placing myself into suspended animation until the future event of Journey of the Five's complete release.
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Post by: Sabrael on June 26, 2017, 11:14:17 AM
I just found the Youtube LP for this and I am incredibly excited to play now that I know it exists. Perhaps I can contribute after some research. I can't even express my joy in finding this community.
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Post by: Hyraldelita on June 27, 2017, 12:26:22 AM
Twinees, i knew it would be impossible since laharl and Etna are Gag character^^ i just wrote them cause i like them a lot ahha
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Post by: DelitaKing on August 02, 2017, 04:37:36 PM

Hi everyone, i love The Journey of 5, i just want to know if u are still working on it :D
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Post by: Nyzer on August 02, 2017, 05:00:09 PM
If you scroll up on this page:

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We are still working on some things, but we hope to have both, the Re-release of Ch1, as well as Ch2, out at the same time, once that time comes :)

That still applies, though real life has hit a few people hard here.
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Post by: Swordmaster on August 02, 2017, 05:25:26 PM
Sorry to hear that.  Real life can be a bitch at times.
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Post by: Elric on August 03, 2017, 12:02:30 AM
Yes, we are still working on it, and there has actually been quite a bit of progress on our largest hurdle currently.
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Post by: Argy on August 03, 2017, 02:26:45 PM
Great to hear Elric. Love the dedication to the project!  😀
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Post by: Andre Pratama on August 04, 2017, 05:40:06 AM
I want to ask if the on re-release ch 1 again will be added an amazing picture like after the delita and teta event ?
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Post by: Elric on August 04, 2017, 06:59:00 AM
Correct, although I'm fairly certain the current chapter 1 already does that.
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Post by: Andre Pratama on August 05, 2017, 05:07:25 PM
Happy to hear that, this will be better than before
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Post by: DanteS on August 29, 2017, 05:15:19 PM
As always, gotta say wonderful mod so far. Replayed last week and this time I said no to the storyline and focused on leveling up to know every little detail from the jobs available and, it's even better when I replayed =D. But all this joy let me to think about one thing... How things are going to the re-release of Ch. 1 and the release of the Ch. 2? Do you need any kind if help?
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Post by: Zanbamon on August 29, 2017, 09:51:01 PM
Just decided to play this last week for the first time and I really love it.
The fights are very well designed and challenging, you can't just make a team of 5 heavy hitters, brainlessly charge into battle and expect to win, you gotta make a team where everyone has a role and think your every move, like a real Tactics game, something I feel vanilla didn't accomplish well enough IMO.
The skills seems fairly balanced, doesn't feel like anything is underpowered or overpowered.

My only complaints with this game is the absurd amount of grinding needed to unlock cool stuff, 10 JP per act is not enough, 15 JP would be more fair, 20 with Gained JP UP... wait... where is Gained JP UP?!?
Another complaint is the lack of equipment variety, I get it that this is just chapter 1 but some spears, polearms and status protecting rings would be nice, like charm immunity(freaking frogs fight man). Anyway I'm sure the equip variety problem will be fixed with the equip craft thing coming up so there's no point in complaining about that.

I'm pumped for chapter 2 :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Nyzer on August 30, 2017, 01:45:55 AM
Quote
As always, gotta say wonderful mod so far. Replayed last week and this time I said no to the storyline and focused on leveling up to know every little detail from the jobs available and, it's even better when I replayed =D. But all this joy let me to think about one thing... How things are going to the re-release of Ch. 1 and the release of the Ch. 2? Do you need any kind if help?

At this point, I don't think there's much you can help with without being a very experienced FFT modder. The simple stuff is more or less all done, many of the events for Ch. 2 are done and I just did one of the Chapter 3 Mark events last week. It's the really complicated stuff like the synth system that needs to be done now. Though I'm sure Elric will quickly step in and correct me if I'm wrong here!

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My only complaints with this game is the absurd amount of grinding needed to unlock cool stuff, 10 JP per act is not enough, 15 JP would be more fair, 20 with Gained JP UP... wait... where is Gained JP UP?!?
Another complaint is the lack of equipment variety, I get it that this is just chapter 1 but some spears, polearms and status protecting rings would be nice, like charm immunity(freaking frogs fight man). Anyway I'm sure the equip variety problem will be fixed with the equip craft thing coming up so there's no point in complaining about that.

The problem with JP Boost was that it became the default, go-to Support until some time after your units reached their Job of choice and got their Support of choice. Plus, JotF is supposed to be a longer game than FFT; in FFT you needed JP Boost just to reach the end of a Job tree before the game ended (aside from excessive grinding), and that certainly won't be a problem here. That said, Xifanie has tweaked the JP gain formula for the re-release, so when that's out things should go more smoothly for you.

As for the lack of spears and status equipment, well, like you said, it is Chapter 1. You probably won't be seeing Dragoons unless you've been grinding excessively. The frog battle is an optional event for a reason, too! :P
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Post by: Elric on August 30, 2017, 08:21:34 AM
At this point, I don't think there's much you can help with without being a very experienced FFT modder. The simple stuff is more or less all done, many of the events for Ch. 2 are done and I just did one of the Chapter 3 Mark events last week. It's the really complicated stuff like the synth system that needs to be done now. Though I'm sure Elric will quickly step in and correct me if I'm wrong here!

The problem with JP Boost was that it became the default, go-to Support until some time after your units reached their Job of choice and got their Support of choice. Plus, JotF is supposed to be a longer game than FFT; in FFT you needed JP Boost just to reach the end of a Job tree before the game ended (aside from excessive grinding), and that certainly won't be a problem here. That said, Xifanie has tweaked the JP gain formula for the re-release, so when that's out things should go more smoothly for you.

As for the lack of spears and status equipment, well, like you said, it is Chapter 1. You probably won't be seeing Dragoons unless you've been grinding excessively. The frog battle is an optional event for a reason, too! :P

Pretty sure it was Pride who did the new JP/EXP formulas, atleast initially. I know Xif did one for Gil though
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Post by: Nyzer on August 30, 2017, 12:58:36 PM
Huh. Always thought that was Xifanie's work. Whoops!
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Post by: Elric on August 30, 2017, 05:13:43 PM
Huh. Always thought that was Xifanie's work. Whoops!

If you were on IRC, you could probably confirm one way or another
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Post by: Nyzer on August 30, 2017, 05:58:00 PM
C'mon, that's simply too sensible to work.
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Post by: Hyraldelita on October 26, 2017, 12:04:18 AM
i'm starting to have doubt this will ever come to light XD
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Post by: Bonesy on October 26, 2017, 12:20:45 AM
Sorry that people have a life, kiddo.
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Post by: Elric on October 26, 2017, 08:24:18 PM
Good. Then you will be more delighted when it does.
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Post by: Hyraldelita on October 29, 2017, 06:08:32 AM
i really, REAALY, Hope so Elric ^^
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Post by: amirullahizzan on November 09, 2017, 07:26:18 PM
hello, im new here. i know this sounds silly but what file do i have to patch with the ppf o matic?

is there any tutorials in the site that i simply cant find it bcs im new?  :D
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Post by: Nyzer on November 10, 2017, 12:06:22 AM
Journey of the Five is a mod for FFT.

So, what you'll need to apply the PPF to is a North American ISO of Final Fantasy Tactics for the original PSX.

We don't provide ISOs here.
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Post by: NHKGeneral on January 04, 2018, 10:19:34 PM
Idk why it took me so long to register to this amazing site but i was just curious if there was any new news on jot5 chapter 2? I played all of chapter 1 and it is amazing great work guys really amazing game!!!
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Post by: ZalbaagBeoulve on January 17, 2018, 02:51:15 AM
I'm new to Hacktics and.....man. I thought I was a fan because I played this game a lot throughout my life but....you guys are the real heroes. THIS IS INCREDIBLE!!! Like, I don't even know how to say thanks...I guess....just.....thanks! I just wish this had popped up on my radar sooner. Absolutely incredible
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Post by: leander on April 01, 2018, 10:35:37 AM
After 4 yrs since ive first downloaded the patch ive finally managed to beat chapter 1 after  playing it on and off. The events that end off chapter 1 are superb, everyone deserve high salutations and praises! That boss fight was the hardest ive fought in any tactics game, i was  lvl 19-20 while big G  is lvl 25 or 26 with that bad ass sword.

Hoping for more to come!
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Post by: JayP on June 20, 2018, 01:50:38 AM
I'm pretty new to FFT mods. I've been playing vanilla/WotL since vanilla was new on PS1 though, and was pretty excited when I found out about these patches that change the game. I have a big appreciation for what it takes to do this kind of programming, and come up with new ideas for story line. First I tried FFT+, then 1.3 content, then JotF.

I'm only a few battles in, Zirekele Falls, and it's tough but seems very good. I have one question though: did you nerf hit percent, or was it always this bad? I don't remember it being as bad on vanilla or WotL as it has been on the three mods I've tried. It doesn't seem to matter what my hit percent is, if it's under 100% I will miss and miss and miss and miss and miss, to the point that I genuinely can't win a battle because of it. I actually shut down the game right now to post this after missing 12 in a row of 85% or higher. How did this game break math? 85%, that's pretty simple. 3 out of 20 should miss. Not 12 out of 12. On the flip side, the enemy seems to be able to hit no matter how low their hit %.  I know I only gave an example of one battle, but this has been the norm across the three mods, and is why I stopped with the other two. Is this something done on purpose? This one thing really takes the fun out of it. I don't really like hoping for random strokes of luck to win EVERY battle, I like to win with a good strategy. But I don't think strategy can overcome this.
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Post by: Elric on June 20, 2018, 03:08:08 AM
I'm pretty new to FFT mods. I've been playing vanilla/WotL since vanilla was new on PS1 though, and was pretty excited when I found out about these patches that change the game. I have a big appreciation for what it takes to do this kind of programming, and come up with new ideas for story line. First I tried FFT+, then 1.3 content, then JotF.

I'm only a few battles in, Zirekele Falls, and it's tough but seems very good. I have one question though: did you nerf hit percent, or was it always this bad? I don't remember it being as bad on vanilla or WotL as it has been on the three mods I've tried. It doesn't seem to matter what my hit percent is, if it's under 100% I will miss and miss and miss and miss and miss, to the point that I genuinely can't win a battle because of it. I actually shut down the game right now to post this after missing 12 in a row of 85% or higher. How did this game break math? 85%, that's pretty simple. 3 out of 20 should miss. Not 12 out of 12. On the flip side, the enemy seems to be able to hit no matter how low their hit %.  I know I only gave an example of one battle, but this has been the norm across the three mods, and is why I stopped with the other two. Is this something done on purpose? This one thing really takes the fun out of it. I don't really like hoping for random strokes of luck to win EVERY battle, I like to win with a good strategy. But I don't think strategy can overcome this.

Sounds like a emulator issue or something. Hit % is correct to the number displayed, in Jot5
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: JayP on June 20, 2018, 03:35:39 AM
Thanks Elric. That does make sense. I was thinking, maybe it could be the iso file I used for patching, considering I made a copy of the original download for each mod and patched it. I'm using ePSXe, which I understand to be not ideal after much reading on these forums.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Nyzer on June 20, 2018, 03:50:45 AM
Yeah, hit rate in general is a bit lower than usual since Evasion is so much more prominent here, but I haven't had any issues with faulty percentages, and I've played through it a fair few times. Either you're cursed by the RNG Gods or something else is going wrong with you.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Swordmaster on June 20, 2018, 04:41:22 AM
There is also the possibility that JayP-san has fallen victim to that annoying, yet all-too-prevalent, logical fallacy known as "confirmation bias."  'Tis a potent curse that afflicts all of humanity with ne'er a cure, alas.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: JayP on June 21, 2018, 08:15:06 PM
Managed to make it to araguay woods. Did so after 8 serious tries at Zirekile falls, then just restarted the game over and over until assassinate worked on the turtle. Without the turtle that battle still took ages since I can't hit, and because the enemies did the energy blast and slow on attack so often I had to use what few turns I got to heal and revive. The counter-geomancy hit every time I did attack with added negative status effects. Side note: I guess the enemy attacks with slow or immobilize have 100% chance to do that effect? That's rough.

There was some new gear available after the falls, so I got it, then on my way back to araguay woods I got steamrolled 4 times by random battles. I'm typing this after one that should have been fairly doable: one beastmaster, one bomb, and one chocobo. Combination of beastmaster reraise/haste and chocobo cure, along with the hit % problem I'm experiencing, meant that the chocobo can undo any damage I manage pretty much right away. The bomb can self destruct, reraise, and do it again. The beastmaster is pretty much untouchable, given the range of his abilities and chocobo cure.

I have most of my guys' special abilities unlocked, but I have yet to see any success with the more useful ones aside from the one time assassinate worked. Also tried changing jobs to get some of the useful abilities I thought maybe would help, like auto potion or energize(I mean the reraise one? Sorry) or Knight's sacrifice, but when I have someone as a nonstandard job my already small chances of victory get even smaller.

I actually tracked my hits for one battle. Bariaus Hill, with three bombs and 7 assorted humans. Before I lost, I missed 32 attempts that had 85% or higher. 5 were 95%. Only one out of more than 25 attempts(didn't count, just estimated) to use a special ability (sleeper hold, finishing touch, song of time, etc) worked. This battle took a little less than 2 hours, and only lasted so long because the bombs were on a separate team and kept some of the humans occupied and away from me.

At this point I'm about to just give up and go play regular WotL so I can feel good about myself.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Nyzer on June 21, 2018, 10:35:13 PM
Firstly, as it's been said, if you're having that much issue with the hit percentages something is very wrong.

Secondly, maxing out your characters' base Jobs and not getting anywhere with any of the other ones is a trap. Their skillsets are very good, but they don't come with a lot of status effects or healing. A party of four DPS and Ramza -  whose versatile skillset is meant to complement any number of secondary skillsets instead of being your single support option - is going to have a tough time against groups that do have strong support skills. Even without whatever issues you're having with hit percentage.

And I'm confused as to why switching Jobs would cause you major issues.
Cloud and Sword!Dante only benefit from switching into the Knight job, assuming you bring along their base skillset: they get to keep the same weapons, move range, and IIRC aren't strongly affected by a stat change. But now they can equip Armor.
Snake certainly loses some useful traits if he switches, but the Ranger job perfectly complements his sneaky design, and Venom Strike is better than Assassinate against most of the Chapter 1 enemies, especially anything that uses mana. Plus, it gives Snake something to use his mana on. His free skills might be useful, but you do get what you pay for with them.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Tails_Doll_Prower on October 30, 2018, 12:01:30 AM
I Patched it.. and it won't seem to load the game properly? (Sorry if Posted in the Wrong spot)
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Nyzer on October 30, 2018, 01:58:52 AM
A screenshot of the Squaresoft logo doesn't tell us much. Odds are it's a bad ISO though... get a new one.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Hyraldelita on October 30, 2018, 02:55:54 AM
I do agree in part with JayP, the game is pretty hard if you don't learn certain skills.
in fact i know some fights and mob got fixed because they were way too strong.. basically if you don't cheat or if you don't already know the fight head on, you're in for a very bad time. or just a plain loss.
And its not about tactics.
   
I'd like to see a video of a veteran FFT player, that never saw jot5, and try the 6 turtle on zirekile falls.

considering the quicksave feature, all battle are menageble or even easy depending on how much you want to abuse that.
But normal fights are supposed to be to exp and not to take way too long :)
I would prefer story battle to be very hard, so you can just farm on normal ones in order to go on with the story.

Also i know a lot of things will be different when the re relase come out so i really don't worry as i loved the first one even though it was very hard at some point.
It's also true that when you get the right combination of class you can tackle any battles, the point is , since the Jp is so slow its very slow to get those skills and the fights between getting them are pretty stressful xD

The "miss" part of his post is just bad luck , the game is not bugged, but FFT has always been like this, even vanilla make you miss a lot with 85% its not this only.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Tails_Doll_Prower on October 31, 2018, 08:33:20 AM
A screenshot of the Squaresoft logo doesn't tell us much. Odds are it's a bad ISO though... get a new one.
I re-patched it 3 time in a fresh one. But I'll try the Suggestion sometime later and I'll report the result.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on October 31, 2018, 09:35:29 AM
Well its obviously not Jot5 as its been out for years and thousands have played it without issue. The issue is on your end, one way or another
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Tails_Doll_Prower on October 31, 2018, 07:41:09 PM
Well its obviously not Jot5 as its been out for years and thousands have played it without issue. The issue is on your end, one way or another
I got it figured out- it's the Emulator, not the Files. But yeah it was my end.

Anyhow
Thanks Nyzer for the Suggestion.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Swordmaster on November 02, 2018, 10:17:04 PM
I'd like to see a video of a veteran FFT player, that never saw jot5, and try the 6 turtle on zirekile falls.

Just wanted to say that the first time I played that battle it was incredibly hard!  It took everything I had to survive.  I actually did win on the first try, though barely.  I absolutely loved it.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Nyzer on November 03, 2018, 01:16:52 AM
Heh. I didn't. I might've had a chance if I'd had good status effects that could shut them down, like Assassinate, Stop, or Disable. But I didn't at that point in time, and without those effects, they were too much to overcome.

IIRC I was able to survive the fight, but just couldn't get any kills. They're too tanky and can heal each other too well. And they come in before you're likely to have a team fleshed out enough to handle that.

Losing to them does help serve to steer the player towards status infliction and away from vanilla FFT's "zerg damage to win" strategy, but with no option to run from random battles it's a bit too punishing to throw out that early on, even as a teachable moment.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Swordmaster on November 03, 2018, 09:56:33 PM
Losing to them does help serve to steer the player towards status infliction and away from vanilla FFT's "zerg damage to win" strategy...

One of the most important lessons to learn in this mod, I think.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Hyraldelita on November 29, 2018, 07:55:00 AM
yea but Nyzer nailed the point.
they come as a random fight way too easrly, you probably barely had the jp to learn any decent skill to put status and them and also assassinate, its a useless skill for strategy, if you don't use quicksave obviously, since it has a 20% or so chance, which mean you will need to be very lucky to use that a reliable source of "damage" which mean you will have to fight with 4 char untill assassinate hit.
Also they inflict status when close range at like 100% so its super hard to let's say "tank" them while you dish out damage, so its not about strategy much, if the only way to deal with them is status ^ ^
Later in the game they would be a lovely challenge , even more of them i'd say, but so early?  its just game over or a 3 hours fight.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 DOWNLOAD HERE! (Current Version v1.97e)
Post by: Grabblez on December 05, 2018, 06:20:23 AM
This is like some bored early 2000s kid's fanfic ("WHAT IF RAMZA MET CLOUD AND LINK AND SNAKE AND DANTE AND BECAME FRIENDS AND WENT ON ADVENTURES...") come to life in video game form.

I love it.