Update: It turns out that TomBerri had already done a PS2 music mod so you could download that. Quite unfortunate that NickRoxNRX did work that was.. already done :/ Download link below
Update 2: It also turns out that TomBerri’s work was originally based on OmniumArtium’s work that was done in August 2016; links below. You can also find a link to an undub patch created by OmniumArtium if you prefer the Japanese voices!
While HENkaku has brought us a lot of great homebrew and plugins which made a sizeable amount of us remember the PSP days, game mods haven’t been too common (with the exception of some translations to English). Thanks to ‘NickRoxNRX’ of Reddit, the official HD remastered version for the Vita is getting some special treatment!
What are these mods about? What’s been modded?
In the past few weeks, NickRoxNRX of Reddit has delved further and further into the Vita version of Final Fantasy X HD thanks to the liberty that HENkaku gives us. He was able to make some interesting discoveries and even managed to change some textures in the game. He also had limited success with importing some weapons from FFX-2 HD for the Vita which shows the extent of his tinkering!
Now, he’s been able to mod the game further as he came out with the following:
He was able to import the original PS2 game music to the Vita game which, quite obviously, is of higher quality. The music was ripped from the PC version and only takes an extra 90MB in your Vita. NickNoxNRX has hand-repacked the music into some loops because it was too large for the Vita. The music mod is fully tested so a release may come soon!
He was also able to import Shuyin’s (the main antagonist of FFX-2) costume onto Tidus (the protagonist of FFX) through some tedious work with the textures.
Modding Tidus’ costume
These FFX HD mods are pretty interesting and NickRoxNRX has said that he should release a patch with some goodies soon (and a tutorial explaining it all). Hopefully, an original music patch will be out soon as he seems to have most of that already done. As always, don’t ask for ETAs please!
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