As more time passes, more PSVita games get patches and hacks thanks to the freedom that HENkaku allows us. This time around, Reddit user “NickRoxNRX” has decided to poke at Final Fantasy X HD remaster’s textures for the Vita and came up with some interesting findings, that he says could be turned into a patch that adds some cool stuff!
What’s Final Fantasy X HD?
Final Fantasy X was originally released for the PlayStation 2 in 2001 (NA & Japan) and in 2002 (Europe & Australia) and quite obviously, it’s the tenth installment of the Final Fantasy series that originally started with ‘Final Fantasy’ (I) for the NES in 1987. The game was later on, in 2013, released as an HD remastered version for both the PS3 and PSVita along with Final Fantasy X-2; it was also released for the PS4 and PC in 2015 and 2016 respectively.
In-game screenshot with modded menu and battle portraits!
It’s the first game in the series to use fully rendered 3D areas rather than pre-rendered ones. You play as Tidus in a world called Spira who joins Yuna in his quest to destroy Sin. The game runs at 720×408 but with some tinkering with a MaiDump dump, it may be possible to increase that to the Vita’s native resolution (960×544).
What are these mods about?
Reddit user “NickRoxNRX” a few days ago started tinkering with Final Fantasy X on the Vita and found out that the GXT textures used were much harder to work with when it came to modding the game but he was able to push through with some work. With some tinkering, he was able to import Paine’s Sword from FFX-2 in Final Fantasy X and was able to replace some textures. While not everything worked out, he was able to find out more things about how the game works and has decided to showcase some of his modding work.
He was able to do the following:
Reskin some characters with all 3 detail levels.
Change menu and battle portraits.
Change textures of various items such as the Dark Yevon Brotherhood which he replaced with a red version.
Import weapons from FFX-2.
Make ‘unused’ weapons usable.
Some pictures of the modded game. Notice the Brotherhood sword that’s red instead of the default blue
NickRoxNRX plans to release a patch so that everybody could enjoy his mods and he also plans to write a tutorial on how to mod the game yourself in the future! To apply the patch, one will have to use NoNpDRM’s unencrypted patch feature so no MaiDump/Vitamin dumps will be necessary.