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Title: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.97e)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on March 29, 2013, 05:08:59 AM
(NOTE: Current Version is Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 v1.97e, so make sure you're up to 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?

DOWNLOAD JOURNEY OF THE FIVE - CHAPTER 1 TODAY AND BEGIN YOUR SEARCH FOR THE ANSWER TO THESE QUESTIONS AND MORE! (http://ffhacktics.com/smf/index.php?topic=9583.0)

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 RELEASED!
Post by: Eternal on March 29, 2013, 05:48:42 AM
It will blow your mind.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED!
Post by: Celdia on March 29, 2013, 06:09:02 AM
Having avoided both the demo and much of any kind of spoilers, let me be the first to say...

"Well, there goes my weekend."
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED!
Post by: Phana63 on March 29, 2013, 09:24:06 AM
Very good job and thanks all the team.

A french's fan  :D
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED!
Post by: Dome on March 29, 2013, 11:48:14 AM
It will blow your mind.
I also want to add
"Posting in a legendary thread"
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED!
Post by: Argy on March 29, 2013, 01:34:01 PM
Excellent work guys. There to, goes my weekend as well!!
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED!
Post by: Kagebunji on March 29, 2013, 02:08:30 PM
Enjoy people, me, and the whole team hope you will like it as much as we do, heh. Have fun!
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED!
Post by: Jumza on March 29, 2013, 04:07:22 PM
I can't wait to get started!
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED!
Post by: BakaNiiNii on March 29, 2013, 05:27:03 PM
Thank god my break haven't end yet
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED!
Post by: ali alasaly on March 29, 2013, 05:46:45 PM
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED!
Post by: Angel on March 29, 2013, 06:02:03 PM
What are you playing on, ali?
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED!
Post by: Elric on March 29, 2013, 06:12:43 PM
Please post this in betraying Ali. If raven can't fix it I will when I get home. However I've never had this issue. Are you cheating by chance? Cuz thru will Likely cause a problem since there are quite a few event conditions in that battle
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED!
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on March 29, 2013, 06:55:40 PM

Please post your bugs in this thread (http://ffhacktics.com/smf/index.php?topic=9582.0) please.

Just for reference, I tried to recreate this bug and failed.  I was able to play all the way from a save file at Goug Machine City all the way to the ending credits without issue using pSXfin 1.13.  What emulator are you using?

Please post this in [bugtesting] Ali. If raven can't fix it I will when I get home.

Don't worry, I found about 5 minutes worth of things for you to fix trying to recreate his error.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED!
Post by: ali alasaly on March 30, 2013, 08:10:23 AM
i use psx v1.13 but i cheated with game shark like master teleport  and use hands ability of asassine  from fft patcher  :| is that way the stopped ? please help i realy like this game :(
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED!
Post by: Reks on March 30, 2013, 08:53:49 AM
Well, there you have it. Simply don't use the cheats and you'll be good. Shouldn't need to cheat anyway, but that's on you.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED!
Post by: Elric on March 30, 2013, 03:11:08 PM
Ali, if you cheat you will glitch. Jot5 JUST came out, why would you have to cheat anyway? You realize that when you cheat,
all of the work we did bugtesting and balancing Jot5 becomes invalid right? :P

Ali, turn off ALL the cheats for this battle and try again, because Raven uses psx as well and has no issues, we both
tried to recreate your bug and we cannot, so it can only be because of the cheats :P
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED!
Post by: ali alasaly on March 30, 2013, 04:37:33 PM
Ok i will thanks very much my friends
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED!
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on March 30, 2013, 10:16:20 PM
The primary download has been updated to v1.1 to fix a critical error reported by Jumza due to a mismanaged file that got lost track of on the day we released.

I fixed it and I'll be making sure it stays fixed this time.

This also fixes many inconsistent or unupdated Help texts that somehow got through to be correct, makes sure all Items have a description, slighty nerfs the Bariaus Hill encounter because it was previously a bit too difficult for a battle you cannot grind at before entering, enables the final boss of the Chapter to actually use his unique move, and a few other things.

A v1.2 will be released later tonight when Elric gets back home to fix some cleanup errors in the final few Events of the Chapters but otherwise you can just patch a fresh ISO with this update and continue at whatever save state or memory card you left off at as normal.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.1)
Post by: Elric on March 31, 2013, 12:51:18 AM
Just gave Raven the updated TEST.EVT. 1.2 will be out shortly
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.2)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on March 31, 2013, 01:24:37 AM
v1.2 is released, mostly with just script updates.

You can continue from your existing save files or save states just fine as usual.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.2)
Post by: Taichii on April 01, 2013, 02:04:03 AM
sorry guys , i've been out for so long O_O
weeeeee~~ finally it has been released xD
i'll play it again once i get home from vacation i still have 2 free days left xD
cheers to the team and ffh~!
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.3)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on April 04, 2013, 05:56:33 AM
Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 v1.3 has been released!

Check the Download page for Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 for more information.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.3)
Post by: EzE-2G on April 04, 2013, 10:51:06 PM
Simply a work of art. Mad props to the Jot5 TEAM. Can't wait til the whole patch is completed.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.3)
Post by: Adramelk on April 05, 2013, 01:27:25 AM
Hey, Congratulations for a great work in this patch. Im not a great player but I always enjoy this game like in the old times.

Elric, if you are interested I can make the spanish version of this great history translating the stories and dialogues.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.3)
Post by: Elric on April 05, 2013, 08:17:15 PM
That's not a bad idea. I hadn't considered translating it to other languages. I've been rather MIA the last couple days due to some IRL stuff. But I will pm you this weekend regarding that.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.3)
Post by: Lijj on April 06, 2013, 03:05:35 AM
That is a great offer Adramelk. It'd be great to have a Spanish version floating around.
Kage should make a Polish version :p; we could definitely use a French & Japanese version as well..
or Tagalog :p? the more languages the better imo
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.4)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on April 08, 2013, 06:25:36 AM
Download updated to v1.4, please check the correct thread.

This should fix the error some players have at the Chapter Boss [REDACTED] that can cause a game-hang.  A couple other cleanup things were also fixed but I don't remember specifically what they were.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.4)
Post by: Kagebunji on April 08, 2013, 07:19:10 PM
Haha, if someone could instruct me how to edit scripts etc. I could give it a try, though I would have no idea how to translate stuff like AoE, since I don't even know what it stands for, heh. But I am most likely open for this.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.5)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on April 10, 2013, 11:31:16 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 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.6)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on April 11, 2013, 10:53:09 PM
v1.6 is released, fixes an issue with Element Weakness/etc that The Damned found.

Enjoy.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.6)
Post by: savantopus on April 12, 2013, 10:54:37 PM
Yo yo!! Been playing Jot5 some more and have some praises for the team and one question:

I love a lot of the little changes you made like how you can't get Move+1 and instead you have Move-JP up and how the battle boots give you jump abilities instead of Move abilities. It makes sense that the characters can't move 6+ dam squares.

The game feels clean and balanced!!

The player abilities make sense: Like how Snake has the Hide ablility, can move far, and heal himself with the Smoke Break. Love it.

I like when you get a reward from the battle and the reward makes sense. Like when you beat monsters you get items instead of money, and when you win a battle against the Rangers in the woods the reward is a bow gun that they were using against you. It makes sense and shows thoughtfulness for the game.

Question: Is there an easy way to tone down the Random Battles difficulty using the FFTPatcher?? I like using the random battles to test out new abilities and such, but they've been even harder than the story-line Battles!!

 :cool:Cheers!!!
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.6)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on April 12, 2013, 11:01:49 PM
Please post and ask questions about Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 in this Subforum, please. (http://ffhacktics.com/smf/index.php?board=66.0)

If you want to find incredibly easy Random Battles (aka, "dicking around" fights for mindless grinding or testing new skills) the very first random battle location in the game is where you want to go.  By this, I mean walking from Lionel Castle to Bariaus Hill.  There's one battle here against basic human enemies and one battle here against a Beastmaster and an average of maybe 2 Chocobos that are both fairly easy to complete.

Other random battles are more difficult but they're also more rewarding, since as you've probably noticed, the harder random battles aren't afraid to throw Phoenix Downs and Saplings at you like candy, as well as Hi-Potions and other items you can't even buy in Chapter 1.  Basically, the difficulty is often scaled with the reward.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.6)
Post by: savantopus on April 13, 2013, 02:38:43 AM
Awesome thanks a ton man
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.7)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on April 14, 2013, 05:23:18 AM
Download v1.7 released.  Fixes a handful of small errors and one critical error.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.71)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on April 14, 2013, 11:53:29 PM
Apologies for posting two updates back to back, but an error in the "Bandit's Eye" Support Ability was found that made it not function correctly.  (It displayed the correct values but it didn't actually DO anything.)

Since this is a fairly small fix the current version is now v1.71.  Hopefully this will be the last update for a while.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.8)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on April 15, 2013, 11:05:16 PM
Sadly, a small handful of either unsightly bugs or bugs that negatively affect the gameplay were found not long after 1.71 was released, but I've talked to the right people and they're all ironed out now.  A couple small balance tweaks were also made to make Dante's weaker Devil Styles (Trickster and Royalguard) more on-par with his stronger ones.

You can find your full changelog here (http://ffhacktics.com/smf/index.php?topic=9583.new#msg187307) as always.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.8)
Post by: Mobius on April 22, 2013, 08:12:02 AM
I still haven't tried this. o.O
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.8)
Post by: Elric on April 22, 2013, 08:31:48 PM
Perhaps you should think about changing that :P
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.8)
Post by: Smitson on April 22, 2013, 11:48:24 PM
Should be able to get to this on the weekend, (I've been insanely busy with my finals being tomorrow) but congrats on getting chapter one finished you guys.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.8)
Post by: Mudvayne on April 23, 2013, 02:45:21 AM
This was excellent, thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. Can't wait for chapter 2!

The only suggestion I have is to make the world map accessible after beating the final boss perhaps? I didn't finish the side quests (though I had another save file so it didn't matter) and would have liked to use the weapon that you get as a reward after the fight.

Other than that, EXCELLENT work!
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.8)
Post by: Jumza on April 23, 2013, 03:08:00 AM
The only suggestion I have is to make the world map accessible after beating the final boss perhaps? I didn't finish the side quests (though I had another save file so it didn't matter) and would have liked to use the weapon that you get as a reward after the fight.

I actually really like this idea, like, a lot. Should definitely be implemented for CH 2.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.8)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on April 23, 2013, 03:12:41 AM
You can't return to the world map because we want your Save File to be compatible with Chapter 2 instead of needing to start a New Game each Chapter.  This is why Chapter 1 (and more than likely, every other Chapter) will end with the game hanging on the End Chapter screen.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.8)
Post by: Jumza on April 23, 2013, 03:15:18 AM
Oh yeah... Oops
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.91)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on April 23, 2013, 11:35:43 PM
Download updated to 1.91.  See the download section for details.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.91)
Post by: Arathor on April 25, 2013, 08:16:45 AM
 Great job fellas!!! Wow, i had tears of joy flowing in my eyes seeing the splendid scenes especially Dante's fight scene at the beginning which is marvelous. I made an account to express my gratitude to all the persons behind the Journey of Five. I am on the early stage of the game and i love the dialogues you guys made like "This sword looks like a piece of sh*t", i laughed my heart out with that. Whoever think of putting 5 of these badass characters in this game is a genius.

 Thank you very much and you guys are amazing!!! Bravo!!!! Raise the roof!!!! Aye!!!!

 
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.91)
Post by: Elric on April 25, 2013, 05:02:19 PM
I honestly don't think I could ask for a better birthday present than all the recent praise we've been getting.
I'm responsible for choosing the 5 characters, as well as making that Dante event and most others, but a HUGE part of the
praise actually belongs to my team instead. They worked just as hard as I did.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.92)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on April 26, 2013, 05:24:03 AM
Version updated to v1.92.  This is mostly a cleanup release and is more or less nonessential if you were already on 1.91 unless you fall into the categories listed in the Download thread, which you can check for details.

Enjoy.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.92)
Post by: GeneralStrife on April 26, 2013, 07:15:02 PM
It is truly a great patch. I've been playing it. I've been getting my ass kicked though, shows how rusty I am. Great job guys.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.92)
Post by: Arathor on April 27, 2013, 01:57:48 PM
 I'm currently on the scene where Link, one of the noseless heroes, received a stone from a repentant hoodie. The game is addictively challenging and grinding that The fab five had been munching on a lot of phoenix downs lately and if the amount of brave is deducted with such...oh well, my heroes would be olympic class runners from it. What can i say? I'm HOOKED. THIS GAME IS SUPERB. FUCK YEAH!!!!!
 Btw, there's a glitch or bug that one human opponent i met along the way en route to a destination, had it's death timer reached zero but after a long turn, it doesn't turn into a gem while the monsters killed after it had no problem turning into one.  And another one, when i clicked on the option menu, the EPSXE 1.8.0 i'm using shuts off. That being said, it's no big deal actually. I only informed you awesome guys about it for no other negative reasons.
 So far, my favourite hero in the game is Dante, i hope alma falls for him. By the way, when the female informant asked Ramza Seymour what favour he wanted from them two...or to her as a return, Wow! I thought Ramza would ask her for them to be dating on the side, aside from their adventures of course. I wish Ramza was as dashing a debonaire "Don Juan de Marco il Valention" as Dante and perhaps he is...as the game had a lot of surprises even at the beginning.
 FANTASTIC PATCH. THANK YOU!!!!!
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.92)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on April 27, 2013, 05:21:47 PM
It's not a bug that those characters aren't becoming a Crystal.  Check their equipment.  Whenever something looks weird, press Select, all the Help files are completely redone and will usually tell you exactly what's going on.  As for that ePSXe crash, we've had that reported one other time back when things were in Beta and we couldn't replicate it, so it's a bit difficult to try and fix.  We know that it happens, but unless it's unique to ePSXe 1.8.0 specifically we can't make it happen to figure out why it happens.  (I debug with 1.7.0, 1.6.0, and pSXfin and I can't make the game crash on any of the above when using Options.)

Good to hear you're enjoying the game, though, and don't worry, Chapter 2 will have plenty more surprises in store once you're done with Chapter 1.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.92)
Post by: Arathor on April 27, 2013, 07:35:18 PM
 Thank you for the tip, Sir RavenOfRazgriz. My apology if i thought it was a bug. As for that "option"crash, it happened only once. Upon checking once again to find if clicking the "option" results in an epsxe crash, No. It works fine. 

 Yeah i'm enjoying the game so much,  i just only wish i was a "Time Mage" myself to time-freeze my limited nocturnal playing hour, which i consider valiantly important after a day's hard work...although before doing that, my duty as a Father to 2 little Princess and my Queen Wife must be duly accomplished with loving accuracy, or else; my Wife Queen's romance stat will decrease; while her  jealous stat rises considerably high that might summon Odin and Bahamut inside our romantic dungeon and pluck all my hair and turn me into a frog for my 2 little Princess to play with in the bathtub.

 I am savouring my precious playing time with this fantastic game's beauty and allure every chance i can have. What surprises lies ahead is too much to ignore. Cheers!
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.93)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on April 30, 2013, 06:13:58 PM
v1.93 is out, check out the update post in the download thread for details.

While this is a cleanup version, many (and I mean MANY) small things such as typos were fixed, and lots of other little cleanups were done.  I highly recommend updating to 1.93 to anyone whose playing on 1.91 or 1.92.

Enjoy.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.931)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on April 30, 2013, 09:46:05 PM
Quick v1.931 to fix a Formation error Arek posted where Agrias could potentially overwrite one of your party members.

It's not an essential download but that's not the kind of thing I'm let comfortable letting float around until we have a full bugfix release ready so you get a quick-fix immediately.  Enjoy.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.94)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on May 01, 2013, 07:38:39 PM
And v1.94 to fix some bugs discovered with random battles and human units in some Jobs not actually bringing any damn abilities to fight with.

HOPEFULLY this is the last update for a while.  (Again.)  I don't like constantly putting out new versions like this but I don't like leaving a buggy game out there moreso.

Enjoy, everyone.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.941)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on May 02, 2013, 10:51:43 PM
Okay, a quick v1.941 to fix some errors in how the Item command was displaying its animations in-game.  Purely graphical so it's an optional update.  Enjoy.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.941)
Post by: Arathor on May 04, 2013, 12:32:15 PM
Thank you for the update.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.941)
Post by: Dreadbot8002 on May 25, 2013, 03:37:44 PM
How to you patch the game?
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.941)
Post by: Jumza on May 25, 2013, 06:05:11 PM
http://ffhacktics.com/smf/index.php?topic=406.20#msg182703

follow this guide!
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.95)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on May 26, 2013, 10:49:00 PM
Download in the main thread is updated to v1.95.  This is a fairly huge update and is basically mandatory downloading if you're currently playing on an older version, unlike 1.941.  You can find it in the usual spot.  Remember to patch it over a fresh Vanilla ISO and not your existing Journey of the Five ISO.

Enjoy everyone.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.95)
Post by: J3susChri5t on May 30, 2013, 04:47:36 PM
So awesome, my dreams have come true  :cool:
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.95)
Post by: Gulstaf on May 30, 2013, 10:23:47 PM
I've been looking into this hack for awhile and I must say, it definitely looks like a must play Experiance. For sure I'll be spending most of my weekend trying this game out! Amazing job guys, can't wait to see what you'll make next in your future endeavors! Also it's a pleasure to meet you all, I'm new here :)
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.951)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on May 31, 2013, 12:09:15 AM
Download updated from 1.95TEMP (which I didn't announce here because it was just a holdover release) to 1.951.  Details are available in the download thread as always.

Enjoy.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.951)
Post by: jjinjing on June 01, 2013, 08:22:07 AM
game's good, i like it very much. only one thing i'm wondering about.. in this game the more you grind the weaker you'll grow @@

my 1st time playing the game i grind my characters to level 20+ even before fighting romar, then i was stuck at the fight with 2 dragons, 2 bombs and 2 skeleton thing. im forced to restart a new game and play through the story without grinding. then i'm able to kill sephiroth at lv 11.

just an opinion of mine towards this great game :)

thanks
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.951)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on June 01, 2013, 09:59:51 AM
The same thing happens against monsters in Vanilla as well.  It's just more noticeable because the monsters in Journey of the Five are more threatening than in the original game.  (If you do class challenges in Vanilla, one of the hardest fights in the game is often Finath River for this reason.)

Gaining levels helps you get money faster, among other things, but it can definitely become a problem if you're leveling up a lot and not buying useful abilities, which can happen.  Good to see that you're still enjoying it regardless of hitting a bad roadblock, though.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.951)
Post by: Ramza1 on June 05, 2013, 12:05:26 AM
Hello I am very interested in playing this how do I set it up with my emulator? epsxe?
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.951)
Post by: iostream on June 05, 2013, 02:28:27 AM
Pretty cool so far, but be ready to spend all your loot on potions just to get your @ss kicked in any side battles early on  :mad:
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.951)
Post by: Elric on June 05, 2013, 02:38:08 AM
I didnt have this issue to much. And I worked on none of the battle mechanics of Jot5. Just events, entd and attack.out stuff.

And yes epsxe will work fine. There are several threads for setting up epsxe.
You just have to patch the jot5 ppf to any CLEAN iso/bin/img. There are also several
Threads explaining how to do this with ppf o matic 3
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.951)
Post by: iostream on June 05, 2013, 02:53:16 AM
Hello I am very interested in playing this how do I set it up with my emulator? epsxe?

1.You need an original Final Fantasy Tactics image file (.img) and I surely assume you have your retail copy still handy.  ;) (Google is your friend).
2.You will need to convert the image file to an ISO file (ultra iso is freeware and works pretty well).
3.Download and use PPF-Omatic to merge Jot5 patch file and the ISO file you created.
4.Select run ISO from epsxe app.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.951)
Post by: Elric on June 05, 2013, 04:26:33 AM
All of those steps will do it. Except you dont need to convert your image
 BIN/IMG/ISO all work fine
 
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.951)
Post by: Ramza1 on June 06, 2013, 12:15:43 AM

1.You need an original Final Fantasy Tactics image file (.img) and I surely assume you have your retail copy still handy.  ;) (Google is your friend).
2.You will need to convert the image file to an ISO file (ultra iso is freeware and works pretty well).
3.Download and use PPF-Omatic to merge Jot5 patch file and the ISO file you created.
4.Select run ISO from epsxe app.

ok exactly where can I get PPF - Omatic? I googled it and everysite in existence from utility to halo 2 popped up
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.951)
Post by: Jumza on June 06, 2013, 12:17:02 AM
http://ffhacktics.com/downloads.php?id=11

It's on the sites download page :P
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.951)
Post by: Ramza1 on June 06, 2013, 12:38:41 AM
Thank you for all your help
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.952b)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on June 06, 2013, 01:35:04 AM
1.952b released to fix those strange errors regarding Snake's name becoming corrupt and other shit.  See Download thread for details.

Enjoy.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.952b)
Post by: Dreadbot8002 on June 20, 2013, 08:31:41 PM
Very nice!!! Alittle hard but I can manage!! Keep'em comin!!
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.96)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on June 21, 2013, 12:07:46 AM
Version 1.96 is released and has some good updates and a really nice new feature - Guests can now be deployed through your Pre-Battle Formation screen when they are not already force-deployed in that battle.  This means you can take all of your Chapter 1 Guests into Random Battles with you to keep them trained and deploy Agrias in Story Battles battles where she isn't otherwise present.  Note that these units maintain all properties of being Guests, so they are always Immortal and always under AI control, even when deployed in this way.

It's not the only new thing in v1.96 though, so check the Download thread to find out more via the Changelog.  Enjoy.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.96)
Post by: Durbs on June 23, 2013, 05:36:50 PM
Version 1.96 is released and has some good updates and a really nice new feature - Guests can now be deployed through your Pre-Battle Formation screen when they are not already force-deployed in that battle.  This means you can take all of your Chapter 1 Guests into Random Battles with you to keep them trained and deploy Agrias in Story Battles battles where she isn't otherwise present.  Note that these units maintain all properties of being Guests, so they are always Immortal and always under AI control, even when deployed in this way.

It's not the only new thing in v1.96 though, so check the Download thread to find out more via the Changelog.  Enjoy.

See, I knew that hack existed somewhere! xD
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.96)
Post by: Elric on June 23, 2013, 05:45:59 PM
See, I knew that hack existed somewhere! xD

Yeah Xif just found and fixed it from KoI. Dunno how you would've known it existed since KoI wasn't released.
Either way, you've never once mentioned it, so I dunno where the "SEE" comes from...

/me smacks Durbs

(also, update your signature)
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.96)
Post by: Durbs on June 24, 2013, 01:17:04 AM
Yeah Xif just found and fixed it from KoI. Dunno how you would've known it existed since KoI wasn't released.
Either way, you've never once mentioned it, so I dunno where the "SEE" comes from...

/me smacks Durbs

(also, update your signature)

Bull**** I haven't mentioned it. But I'll let it slide since it's been ages since it's been brought up. :P KoI was released on a demo upon request, btw; I played through it. The controllable guests was the part I remember best.

And I shall.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.96b)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on June 25, 2013, 03:37:51 AM
v1.96b released to fix a stray ASM that got onto the ISO that wasn't supposed to be there and causing all sorts of happy funtime glitches.  You should probably get this update.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.96b)
Post by: HuntingHeads on July 11, 2013, 09:02:54 PM
I have always loved the FFT and Hacktics in my opinion is right up there with one of the best games i ever played, considering i have beaten over 100 different rpgs this have become one of my favorite, i just wish you could free play once chapter 1 ends because now i am stuck and worse bored. Great job to everyone who contributed to this.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.96b)
Post by: HuntingHeads on July 11, 2013, 09:10:37 PM
Also i heard a lot of people were having trouble with that dragon mission i found it very easy once i got a chocobo from a battle in the woods his heal is very useful if you replace one of the five for just that battle.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.96b)
Post by: Elric on July 12, 2013, 12:51:14 AM
Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed Ch1. The game is Jot5 though :P Hacktics is the name of this site.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.96b)
Post by: Arhuhamel on July 21, 2013, 04:58:01 PM
plz someone help me, my game crashes during the first battle, how to fix it? i'am using the last version of the hack, i converted to eboot to play on my psp, but during the first battle my game simply crash
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.96b)
Post by: RavenOfRazgriz on July 21, 2013, 07:36:00 PM
Journey of the Five is not compatible with EBOOT/PSP format at this time.  You need to stick with a standard form of PS1 emulation such as ePSXe, psxfin, PCSX-R, etc.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.96b)
Post by: Arhuhamel on July 22, 2013, 11:06:27 PM
oh sh't, this is sad, there is a project for the psp, in a close future?
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.96b)
Post by: Elric on July 23, 2013, 10:38:10 PM
Well the PSP version would fall into the same category as PS3 and PS2/PSX.

This IS something we are working on, however, an exact date or estimate on when you can expect something like this is still
unknown.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.96b)
Post by: Angel on July 24, 2013, 05:34:12 PM
PSP is something of a pipe dream, due to the ASM involved and the fact that pops is largely a high-level emulator. Vanilla FFT works because the emulator was written to support FFT, and that's all it was meant to do. Running on an actual PlayStation (and PS2, PS3) is still a realistic goal, but a PSP version would very likely need to be a Lite release, if anything.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.96b)
Post by: Arhuhamel on July 25, 2013, 10:53:32 PM
okay......i hate play on pc, but i doesn't have any choice...... :cry:

thanks for the attention.  :D
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.97e)
Post by: igor2099 on August 20, 2013, 04:43:40 PM
Thanks for this wonderfull patch, i playing in my xperia play perfectly. (sorry for the english, much time i dont use it).
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.97e)
Post by: duque121 on November 20, 2013, 03:11:39 AM
I'm playing Jot5 now, and it's AWESOME!  I have played tactics for nearly 15 years now, and it's nice to have something similar to a sequel!  Is a Chapter 2 in progress?  I've only just started this chapter, so I don't even know if it leaves it open for continuation...I sure hope so though!
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on November 20, 2013, 05:16:37 PM
Thanks you. I'm glad you are enjoying it. Chapter 2 is currently in development. I'd say as total includin g everything that needs to be done we are about 65%
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.97e)
Post by: duque121 on November 22, 2013, 02:18:55 PM
Excellent!!  I'm stoked for that!  I am new to downloading patches and whatnot, and it took me a pretty long time to get mine to work properly...I even almost gave up because I'm on a Mac and didn't think I could get it to work.  When this is released, will players of Chapter 1 be able to continue with the characters they've developed, or is there even a way to do that?  I didn't know if it's possible to re-patch the patched file or something...

Basically, I'm asking if you'll include a dumbed-down instruction manual when things are finished!  Haha.

Thanks for all you guys do!  Loving every second of the game!
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.97e)
Post by: Durbs on November 23, 2013, 11:55:53 PM
Excellent!!  I'm stoked for that!  I am new to downloading patches and whatnot, and it took me a pretty long time to get mine to work properly...I even almost gave up because I'm on a Mac and didn't think I could get it to work.  When this is released, will players of Chapter 1 be able to continue with the characters they've developed, or is there even a way to do that?  I didn't know if it's possible to re-patch the patched file or something...

Basically, I'm asking if you'll include a dumbed-down instruction manual when things are finished!  Haha.

Thanks for all you guys do!  Loving every second of the game!

Provided you use the same save obviously, yep, your roster will hold. However, don't expect much help from the dev team on making a manual for your characters; http://ffhacktics.com/smf/index.php?topic=9647.msg187682#msg187682. Besides, you have the wiki. :P

As for releasing new chapters, we'll provide instructions each time to tell you what needs to happen to be able to play. Don't worry.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on November 24, 2013, 12:04:37 AM
There will be instructoins upon release. But basicly you'll just patch a fresh vanilla iso with the chapter 2 ppf when it comes out. It will include chapter 1 as well with some revamps. You'll be able to load your chapter 1 save just fine.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.97e)
Post by: Nature777 on December 14, 2013, 04:45:43 AM
Hey! I'm new here and just wanted to let you guys know that I'm about 6 hours into Jot5 and I think it is absolutely amazing! This is the most fun I've had with a game in ages! Tactical RPGs have been one of my favorite genres of games since I first discovered them when Ogre Battle 64 first came out. FFT is and was one of my favorite games, and you've managed to incorporate some of the coolest characters from all of the video game worlds! Seriously guys, this is amazing!
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.97e)
Post by: Assassin1084 on March 18, 2018, 12:36:09 PM
Thanks for this, I'm probably late to comment, but I have the need to thank for this great work.
I'm 30 years old, I'm from Argentina and I play FFT since I'm 10.
what you did and the projects you have are beautiful, it shows the effort and passion. Keep going, I do not know, I do not have words to thank this beautiful trip that you offer to the community.
THANK YOU.
Title: Re: Journey of the Five - Chapter 1 RELEASED! (Current Version: v1.97e)
Post by: Elric on March 19, 2018, 01:25:46 AM
Thanks for this, I'm probably late to comment, but I have the need to thank for this great work.
I'm 30 years old, I'm from Argentina and I play FFT since I'm 10.
what you did and the projects you have are beautiful, it shows the effort and passion. Keep going, I do not know, I do not have words to thank this beautiful trip that you offer to the community.
THANK YOU.

Thanks man, we appreciate it :)