This is not the original 1.3. This is a reduced difficulty version of the actual 1.3 Hack. Hence the name.
Download the patch here!There are 4 versions of the patch:
- PSX normal - Just an easier version of 1.3 (Current version 13035)
- PSX Complete - Play 1.3 Easytype with the FFT:Complete (ie, War of the Lions / PSP) translation! (Current version 13035)
- PSP USA - PSP version for American ISOs (Current version 13030)
- PSP Eur - PSP version for European ISOs (Current version 13030)
Feel free to use this topic for playthrough logs, bug reports, feedback, or anything else that comes to mind.Install Instructions:
All patches are being released in PPF format. You will need a clean rip of a Final Fantasy Tactics ISO and a program that can apply PPF patches. I recommend PPF-O-Matic for Windows (.exe) or Mac (.dmg): http://www.ffhacktics.com/downloads/ppf-o-matic3.exe http://philsov.ffhacktics.com/Patching%20Tools/PPF-O-Maticv30.dmg
Applying the patch in PPF-O-Matic is pretty self explanatory. Under "ISO File" click the floppy disk icon on the right, select the clean ISO you wish to patch and click open. Under "Patch" click the floppy disk icon on the right, select the version of the patch you are applying and click open. Next click the "Apply" icon. Note that patching could take a very long time and even may look like it isn't processing; it likely is. A message will appear at the end saying you successfully patched. What is 1.3 Easytype?
FFT1.3 Easytype is a fan-made modification patch for Final Fantasy Tactics, featuring literally thousands of minor tweaks to create a more challenging and balanced FFT experience. If you already are versed in all the changes of FFT1.3, the following were changed:
- JP cost for all abilities reduced
- Enemy levels reduced
- Easier enemies in terms of equipment and ability selection
- Colliery and the rest of the sidequests toned down significantly.
- Deep Dungeon given one fight per level that's easier than the rest for the sake of item-grabbing. All DD treasure panels have their bad/good treasures set as the same, so the Brave value of your item finder does not matter. DD also allows extra Chiri and Masamune pickups, so they'll hopefully see some use by the player.
- Rubber costume no longer poachable, now a single DD find.
- Monster-gimme random battles. Now that invite sucks, there are randoms with monster guests, who join up afterwards if they're still alive at the end:
All in all the net result is a medium-difficulty
patch, hopefully easy enough for less experienced FFT players to play through and thoroughly enjoy. All the battles in this game are completely beatable, but you can expect to lose some battles on the first try. Just take a step back, adjust your squad as necessary between class, equipment, reaction, secondary, movement, etc and fight like hell. BUT, the game cannot be beaten by simply overleveling.
~If you aren't versed in all the FFT1.3 changes:
Here is a very general list of everything that's changed. Text in game reflects all changes, when in doubt hit select!
- Br / Fa modification removed from the game. Cheer Up now adds Regen. Scream now adds Berserk, Haste, and Innocent. The talk skills that did these now add:Defending, incflict Don't Act, cancel status, and inflict Reraise.
- ALL enemies level up with you. So if you're the type who likes to get to level 25 and unlock ninja for dorter trade city, the game can turn around and bite you in the ass for it.
- Gained JP Up removed from the game (many JP costs reduced to compensate), along with Blade Grasp and the MP Switch + Move MP combo is no longer possible -- Dancers get MP Switch and bards get move MP Up.
- Calculator class removed from the game; replaced with the Sage. Sage has medium HP, MP, Sp, and PA with high MA, with a wide variety of weapons available. Their skillset is the old Ja Magic skillset, boasting offensive status, direct damage, and even CT restting.
- Generic classes rebalanced. Thieves gain innate concentrate, Samurai gained innate two-hands, chemists gain innate move-find item, squires can equip shields; archers, lancers, and summoners are all a little faster.
- Abilities rebalanced. Many spells had their charge time reduced, Swordskills are now EVADEABLE (!), Untruth able to hit up to 10 times, Summon Magic made weaker + given resurrection ability, Draw Out weakened and able to hit enemy and ally alike. Plus more, please refer to the 1.3 master's guide!
- Items rebalanced. Lesser used weapons like axes, crossbows, and books have a 25% chance to trigger a powerful effect along with their standard attack. Knight Swords are straight PA*WP. Daggers now grant +1 Sp. Staves are very utility-based. Health increase from Heavy Armor greatly increased, some heavy armor grants stat bonuses and status immunity. Thief Hat nerfed; Black Costume, Light Robe boosted, etc.
- Monsters rebalanced. Each family has its own Reaction ability and Monster Skill ability, all of which are vastly superior to what it previously was. Also made stronger in many instances, and are able-bodied allies instead of liabilities.
- Battles harder. Enemies given smart setups (Attack Up monks with power sleeve, e.g.), increased JP pools for action abilities, Bosses with a lot more health, abilities, and immunity to gravity-based attacks. Most humanoid bosses given innate Defense Up, Magic Defense Up, and then a few oddities like non-charge, attack up, concentrate, and whatnot depending on the character.
- Deep Dungeon set as an endgame Arena. Each floor has four random fights; These fights are among the hardest fights in the game, usually featuring special classes, plenty of enemies with Zodiac-monster like stats, and often featuring the maximum possible number of enemies present at 11 -- all level 99. Good luck~
- Degenerator traps removed from the game. Squidlarkin's Level Blast ability altered. No level up/down gimmicks possible.
- New encounter! Vormav 1 on 1, in the Graveyard of Airships.
For more specific changes, please refer to the 1.3 Master's Guide:http://ffhacktics.com/smf/index.php?topic=6474.0
Good luck and happy playing
-- PhilsovKnown Bugs
(Q'd up for next update):Changelog
Fixed previous bugs regarding incorrect Monster reaction abilities, Dark flags, and a few misplaced weaknesses
Brought inline with official 1.3 changes: Longbows boosted, Squids, Panthers, and Flotiballs greatly improved while Ghosts, Skeletons, Hydras, and Dragons slightly improved.
- Fixed bugs from previous versions regarding gender flags, equipment, skillsets, etc
- Brought in line with official 13034 changes -- Squires gained two new abilities and significant monster changes took place
- More fixed equipment from enemies in early game onward to reduce difficulty from overleveling
- Random battles in general nerfed via total number of enemies - all battles should be beatable with 3 real people and two warm-bodied allies. Still need to watch for rares though.
- Easytype is born! It's aliiiiiiiiive.