Final Fantasy VI How to Hex edit Shadow back in the game PSVITA/PS3/PSP/GBA
If you like to play Final Fantasy VI and you accidentally ran off without Shadow on the Floating Island, then this post is for you.
Where do I find Shadow in the World of Ruin?
You have to have waited for Shadow at the end of the Floating Continent.
If you got/found Relm in the Cave on the Veldt, then Shadow is gone forever.
You May ask why should i care? who cares? Why Bother?
well the answer is Me, Being the collector that i am, having a full set of something is what i set out to achieve.
The only real reason, why i bothered is......to prove it can be done, just like my work with SKYRIM, i wanted a challenge and i smashed it
Note: You can easily hex edit the memory card, but then the save file fails its checksum. Hence why CWCHEAT is needed
-A PS3 or PSVITA
-PSVITA CONTENT MANAGER
-FINAL FANTASY VI SCES0328 from the PS STORE on all your devices
-DO NOT USE the ANTHOLOGY version SLUS00090
-Any PSP with at least FW 6.37 (HEN or CFW)
First things first
Copy your save file from your PSVITA/PS3/PSP to your PC.
Make sure to make a backup of it in case it screws up.
For ps3, the save file is loacted in the GAME tab of the XMB - PS memory card
find it, press triangle and copy it to your PC via USB
eg. X:\PSP\SAVEDATA\SCES03828 folder
For PSP, connect a mini USB cable and copy it from eg. X:\PSP\SAVEDATA\SCES03828 folder
(just treat your PSP as a USB stick.)
For PSVITA, use the content manager to copy from PSVITA to PC.
it is then located
eg. C:\Users\user\Documents\PS Vita\PSAVEDATA\
Next copy to your PSP X:\PSP\SAVEDATA\SCES03828 folder, if not already.
Ensure, CWCHEAT is installed in your seplugins folder, and turned on for POPS.txt
load up your copy of Final fantasy VI for PSP.
Load up your save file
Make your way to the world Map,
Now comes the tricky Bit
press and hold the select button on your PSP, this will activate CWCHEAT in game menu.
scroll down to the option: CHEAT SEARCHER press X
scroll down to the option: MEMORY EDITOR press X
You will have a new screen displaying addresses, HEX and ASCII
This is where the MAGIC happens
You want to scroll down to the row Address starting 0x002FED5
-this is for all party members for equiptment selection at shops
Move the cursor right so it lines up under the 7 colum. press X, then press up or down untill you have FF, press X
Move the cursor right so it lines up under the 8 colum. press X, then press up or down untill you have FF, press X
-this is for all selectable party members
Move the cursor right so it lines up under the 9 colum. press X, then press up or down untill you have FF, press X
Move the cursor right so it lines up under the A colum. press X, then press up or down untill you have FF, press X
press O three times to get out of the menu. and back to the world map.
go and switch your Party and Viola, you have now unlocked ALL of the Party Members.
Save your Game and overwrite your previous save file.
exit your game on PSP, then copy it back to the platform you where playing on previously
00 00 is terra
01 01 is Locke and the rest is really easy to work out from there with a hex editor
But you DO NEED A FIRM understanding of Hex editing, this is not for a noob to be complaining its too hard lol.
Good luck, and i will enjoy having SHADOW BACK in the world of RUIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
its only taken me 3 solid days of save file dumping to find the correct offsets
Update: also working for Final Fantasy VI advance on the Visual boy advance Emulator
Visual boy advance emulator load up your game of FFVI advance, load your save file,
go to Cheats menu, cheats list then click on Cheats to import this.