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New Hack to "Expand" Vanilla Roster!

Started by 3lric, July 02, 2020, 12:29:11 am


Hey everyone! Today I am very happy to announce that Glain has finished his newest hack which can finally help you get more than 16 units on the PS1 version of Final Fantasy Tactics, in fact it allows you to have up to 26 units, with one small catch. You'll have to bench 10 of those units.

In Glain's newest hack, titled 'Unit Bench Hack (10 extra unit slots!)' you have the ability to bench up to 10 of your units to create space for new units. Units can also be swapped out with Benched units, at the cost of the currently earned, but unspent JP. Of course you should not be expecting to be able to bench Ramza or Guest units, but you will also not be able to bench units who are set to Missing, currently on a proposition, or with ??? stats. Rule of thumb seems to be, if benching the unit would break the game, then you cannot bench that unit.

Why do we have to give up Unspent JP you may ask? Well, for space of course. Like everything awesome that is done here, space is always a concern. I am definitely not an ASMer, and won't pretend to know how this all works. However unspent JP was the easiest, or at least the least intrusive thing to get rid of while still retaining the remaining data and having enough space to bench 10 units, the alternative was keeping unspent JP and reducing the bench-able units to 6.

If you don't understand what unspent JP is, think of it like this. You had 154 JP, you used 150 of it on an ability, and have 4 left over that you cannot spend since nothing costs 4 JP. Those 4 JP are lost when benching a unit, so make sure to spend any JP you are able to before benching your unit!

All in all, this hack is a HUGE improvement to the current roster limitations. I cannot tell you how many times when I used to play Vanilla, that I wished I had more space for generics to do propositions, but that I could still keep some of my unique units on the back-burner. Glain has more than accomplished this! To go along with this hack, he has also released another new beta of FFTP .493, so be sure to check it out and show him some thanks!

You can find the 'Unit Bench Hack (10 extra unit slots!)' packed with the newest FFTP HERE, or you can download the updated Glain.xml HERE
  • Modding version: PSX


Thank you so much for this ! This is really really a an extreamly good hack and im very thankful. Thank you. Pretty much can add a bunch of customizable units that can join via entd and not take up any slots (: ex. Great for hybrid monsters, especially because they dont use JP( although idc about the jp loss, just spend it before you bench) THANKS AGAIN (:


Finally i can have more chars for roster, this seems like a miracle dream for me, thanx to you all!!  :D
  • Modding version: PSX

Million Melodi


Ahhhh, the day I knew something like this had to be made! this is some incredible news..! Now people can simply add more slots, to to there mods. (Least I hope that's how it can work) But, HEY! this is amazing news. Keep it up and you might be able to expand a lot more. Best of luck!


What an amazing workaround for a so-HARD coded problem! I can't believe it,
Always wanted to play around with monsters, but without dispatching unique units it's just an annoyance.

EDIT: May it conflict with The Lion War in the long term?.
  • Modding version: PSX


  • Modding version: Other/Unknown


Much thanks to you such a huge amount for this ! This is super an extreamly decent hack and im exceptionally appreciative. Much obliged to you. Basically can add a lot of adaptable units that can join through entd and not take up any openings (: ex. Extraordinary for half breed beasts, particularly in light of the fact that they dont use JP( in spite of the fact that idc about the jp misfortune, simply spend it before you seat) google
  • Modding version: Other/Unknown


Wait whoa, how do you make the graphics look so good, I'm a complete noob and just figured out how to get 2.0 working haha, now i found a new project. i want it to look that good on my psx emulator on my phone, how do you do this?
  • Modding version: PSX & WotL


Quote from: MalevolentWizard on December 27, 2021, 07:58:01 pmWait whoa, how do you make the graphics look so good, I'm a complete noob and just figured out how to get 2.0 working haha, now i found a new project. i want it to look that good on my psx emulator on my phone, how do you do this?

1. This is a screenshot from the emulator pSX
2. This is the news section and not an appropriate place for questions about something unrelated to the topic at hand.
  • Modding version: PSX