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Xenogears Fast text version 1.1

Started by FFMaster, February 13, 2017, 02:57:54 am


February 13, 2017, 02:57:54 am Last Edit: February 19, 2017, 03:30:42 pm by FFMaster
Dramatically increases the text speed of all text in the game. Unfortunately, since the text is moving so quickly, things such as cameras can become broken and lock the game. The game has been speedrun from beginning to end multiple times so it's a very safe hack. Still, I suggest doing saves frequently just in case. These are the currently known locks:

Bledavik(Aveh) (when you enter the first time) - ending dialog too quick causes the lock - wait until they enter the base to finish the text. The last line is "Yes Sir" by Miang. There is no time loss in waiting before that, since they have to walk up to Margie's room.
Ethos HQ - camera panning causes the lock - Wait when Verlaine talks after Jessie appears for the camera to pan fully and stop. The last word in the message when this should be done is when Verlaine says "Bishop".
Zohar modifier scene - water ripples cause the lock - When Fei says "Alright, I'll defeat Deus... And save Elly" pause for about a second for the camera to pan out and for the water ripples to stop completely.

Here is a small example of the text speed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX4m2FU0etw

Gameshark Code v1.1:
30034964 00FF
30034967 0034

These are here for reference and there is no reason to use them over the new code.
Gameshark Codes:
D007FD20 0002
3007FD20 00FF

D007FD24 0001
3007FD24 00FF

D0034414 0001
30034414 00FF

Thank you to Cordellium (https://www.twitch.tv/cordellium) for speedrunning with this code, as it also helped a ton to work out bugs and improve it!
  • Modding version: Other/Unknown


February 13, 2017, 06:04:25 pm #1 Last Edit: February 14, 2017, 04:56:09 pm by FFMaster
Added a PPF after a ton of pain. Stupid encrypted ISOs.

EDIT: Created the patch for disc 2. Please don't mix up the patches.

EDIT2: Removed PPFs due to bugs. Please use the gameshark codes for now.
  • Modding version: Other/Unknown


Updated patch to work on battle text. Added PPF patches.
  • Modding version: Other/Unknown


Great patch! Would you happen to know if such a thing is possible with Breath of Fire 3? I think one of the main things holding back its speedrunning potential is how deathly long the text speed is (even when set to "fast").


Thank you very much for this! There is a lot of text in the game, and a lot of it is not of great importance so you want to read through it quickly. This should make disc 2 more bearable.
  • Modding version: Other/Unknown