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It's no secret that Nintendo censored games for North American audiences on the Super Nintendo. Additionally, English-to-Japanese translations weren't always done well. Fans have gone out of their way to provide us with uncensored, high-quality English translations of Final Fantasy VI. ROM hackers release their works as patches. To experience their hacks, you must apply their patch to the original game. If you need help with patching, I have instructions in my patching guide.
This is Final Fantasy VI: Ted Woolsey Uncensored Edition! The goal of this project was to make the SNES version uncut and to clean up the script but keep the nuance used in the original script. The Woolsey script is used as a base and went line for line looking at the FFVI Advance, RPGOne (right below), and Lina Darkstar scripts to do this. This is the highest quality uncensored re-translation that the fan community offers! Click here for some screenshots. This hack's patch is to be applied to Final Fantasy III (US).
The goal for this project was to combine the detail and “accuracy” of the Final Fantasy VI Advance text with the visual and auditory quality of the SNES release. Beyond that, patches that fix bugs, remove censorship, and add a few features without unbalancing the game were incorporated. There are two versions of the patch: one that leaves in the pop-culture and real world references and another that removes/changes those lines. For more details, see the readme file.
This is a complete fan-based re-translation of the game. Just note that this is a literal translation, so it may not read as smoothly as the official US release. This was made by RPGOne Translations.
There are two means to patch the Final Fantasy VI ROM with the retranslation: (1) the EXE, and (2) the patches. The EXE makes it very easy; it applies the patches automatically. The EXE should be self-explanatory. And the patches are just patches that need to be applied manually. This translation's patch is to be applied to Final Fantasy VI (J).
Experience Final Fantasy VI in entirely new ways with these ROM hacks! ROM hackers release their works as patches. To experience their hacks, you must apply their patch to the original game. If you need help with patching, I have instructions in my patching guide.
This ROM hack retains the existing game and adds a ton of new, creative content all around it. It's a popular ROM hack in Japan, and remained in Japan due to being only in Japanese. However, thanks to Mato/Tomato (responsible for many popular fan translations) this awesome hack is available in English! Learn more from the hack's homepage and live translation page. Here's a quick run-down of the highlighted features:
View more screenshots: FF6 T-Edition Screenshots Page
This “Restored” hack is a combination of two hacks:
The Color Restoration Hack
As any Game Boy Advance enthusiast knows, most games were altered to have bright colors to accommodate for the system's dark screen. This made Final Fantasy VI Advance look nasty! Fortunately, this awesome patch will totally correct the game's colors and make it look beautiful like the SNES version. See for yourself in the comparison screenshots to the left.
The Sound Restoration Hack
This hack replaces the music with the original music from the SNES version (gone the aggressive fuzzy instruments, rhythm errors and missing flats and sharps). The opera songs are now sung by true opera soloists, and the major part of the opera tunes are played by Tokio’s orchestra.
*The pre-patched download here has both the Sound Restoration hack and the Color Restoration hack applied. This makes the GBA version look & sound like the SNES version! Check out this playthrough on YouTube to get a taste of it.
Brave New World is the most extensive ROM hack yet devised! It features:
Brave New World is not a hard type mod. While it is harder than the original game, the creators wanted to keep it accessible to newcomers while at the same time giving veterans a new experience.
Return of the Dark Sorcerer is a Final Fantasy VI mod that's been in development for about six years. This mod promises to showcase some of the more challenging aspects of FFVI modding, as well as plenty of fun and exciting new content--from an all-new cast of playable characters with customized movesets, a radically changed story with many new and customized events, new overworld maps, a new soundtrack, and lots of unique sprites. Click here for some screenshots. To learn more, check out the trailer and the ReadMe in the zip.
Final Fantasy VI: Stand Guard contains a rewritten script, some gameplay adjustments in the endgame, uncensored graphics, and a smattering of bugfixes found here and elsewhere. Stand Guard is an attempt at creating the definitive experience for the game. Click here for some screenshots. The patch is to be applied to Final Fantasy III (US).
Final Fantasy VI: Once Again is another patch for those of you who have played Final Fantasy III and you're interested in a whole new experience. This patch increases the game's challenge (similar to what the hard type patches below do), and it also rearranges all items/equipment/magic/skills/espers. In other words, everything pertaining to the battle system got an overhaul. Read the ReadMe for more details. Click here for some screenshots. The patch is to be applied to Final Fantasy III (US).
Is Final Fantasy VI too easy for you? Do you yearn to play the game over again, but you're so sick of it posing such little challenge for you? Well then worry no more! The Hard Type hack is here to save the day! This hack has increased enemy stats, given the AI new (and smarter moves) while altering equipment and Espers. The equipment has been made more unique to each character, and certain characters have new skillsets. For example, Mog has Jump instead of Attack. Refer to the ReadMe in the download for more info. The patch is to be applied to Final Fantasy III (US).
Here's another hack that increases the difficulty. This hack is designed to completely rebalance the overall game, in such a way that it is as hard as reasonably possible without making it impossible for a theoretical newcomer to the game to still complete without unbelievable amounts of effort. Refer to the ReadMe in the download for more info. The patch is to be applied to Final Fantasy III (US).