Final Fantasy V released for PS Vita! (unofficial port)
Following their releases of Final Fantasy III and Final Fantasy IV for the PS Vita, based on the Android Remakes, developers Frangar and Rinnegatamante strike again, with a port of Final Fantasy V released today.
Here again, this is an Android port using TheFloW ‘s ARM loader. Additional credit is given to Darthbellic for providing LiveArea asset.
What is Final Fantasy V for PS Vita
This is a PS Vita port of Final fantasy IV, based on the Android version of the game. From the readme:
This is a wrapper/port of Final Fantasy V Android for the PS Vita.
The port works by loading the official Android ARMv7 executable in memory, resolving its imports with native functions and patching it in order to properly run.
The game begins as a wanderer named Bartz investigates a fallen meteor. There, he encounters several characters, one of whom reveals the danger facing the four Crystals that control the world’s elements. These Crystals act as a seal on Exdeath, an evil sorcerer. Bartz and his party must keep the Crystals from being exploited by Exdeath’s influence and prevent his resurgence.
Final Fantasy V has been praised for the freedom of customization that the player has over the characters, achieved through the greatly expanded Job System. Despite being released only in Japan, the Super Famicom version sold more than two million copies. The PlayStation version has earned “Greatest Hits” status, selling more than 350,000 copies.
The android version, on which this port is based, has enhanced graphics compared to the original FFV release.
You’re probably getting used to these now, as they’re pretty much the same for all these ports.
(From the readme)
In order to properly install the game, you’ll have to follow these steps precisely:
- Install kubridge and FdFix by copying
fd_fix.skprxto your taiHEN plugins folder (usually
ux0:tai) and adding two entries to your
*KERNEL ux0:tai/kubridge.skprx ux0:tai/fd_fix.skprx
Note Don’t install fd_fix.skprx if you’re using repatch plugin
- Optional: Install PSVshell to overclock your device to 500Mhz.
libshacccg.suprx, if you don’t have it already, by following this guide.
- Obtain your copy of Final Fantasy V legally from the Google Play store in form of an
.apkfile and one or more
.obbfiles (usually located inside the
/sdcard/android/obb/com.square_enix.android_googleplay.FFV_GP/) folder. You can get all the required files directly from your phone or by using an apk extractor you can find in the play store. The apk can be extracted with whatever Zip extractor you prefer (eg: WinZip, WinRar, etc…) since apk is basically a zip file. You can rename
.zipto open them with your default zip extractor.
- Copy the
ux0:data/ff5and rename it to
- Open the apk and extract
- Open the apk and extract the
assetsfolder contents to
- Install FF5.vpk on your PS Vita.
Download FFV Vita
You can download the game here.
If you want to show your appreciation for Frangar’s work in the Vita scene, you can support him on ko-fi. Check his original release post there for more info!
- You will need a hacked PS Vita to run unofficial games.
- Also please note once more that you will need a legit copy of the original Android game in order to play this. The files from the original game are required for the setup! (See Setup details in the section above.)