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Editing your game save for Final Fantasy X on PC is really easy. I will show you how to do it in a few easy steps. For those who prefer a video tutorial, I have created one which can be found at the bottom of the article.
You will need:
- FFX HD on Steam
- FFXED editor (FFX Save Editor Program)
- HxD (Free Hexadecimal Editor)
- MemorySumChecker (Converts edited save back to FFX format. Our version is pre-modded for you)
Navigate to location: C:\Users\*****\Documents\SQUARE ENIX\FINAL FANTASY X&X-2 HD Remaster. Each file is named after its slot (ffx_000 is the autosave). BEFORE YOU EDIT YOUR SAVE MAKE A BACKUP! I simply make a copy and put on my desktop. Trust me, this is always a good idea.
This looks complicated, but it’s actually pretty simple. Only takes a few seconds. Open the save file with the HxD program. All you have to do is scroll down until the row designated with 000064F0, and go to the column designated by a 8. Select everything from that point (including the 8th column) till the end. You can do this manually or right clicking in the editor and Select Block. Enter Start offset: 64F8, End offset: 68FF and press OK. Delete everything you have selected and save the file (It’ll ask you if you are sure, because it will change the size of the file. It’s fine, press OK). Don’t worry, that is Junk data, it has no purpose, and the game can even load the files that lack that part of the code. Now FFXED can open the save file!
Execute FFXED.jar (you must have java installed) and click on “Load File”, look for the directory where the save file is it will be visible! Navigate through the program and alter the values as desired. If you would like an explanation of all the things you can do with the editor, watch the video below.
Open MemorySumChecker so we can convert the save file back to FFX format. It’s in japanese, but don’t worry! All you need to do is hit “ctrl O” and navigate to your save file, or drag and drop the save file right into the application. Next, hit the play button. And that’s it! Time to play with Bahamut as an actual party member!
For a more in detailed explanation of how to do all this, as well as any updates on where this has gone, please visit the guide on Steam that inspired this article.