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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles

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Title Screen

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles

Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: GameCube
Released in JP: August 8, 2003
Released in US: February 9, 2004
Released in EU: March 12, 2004


GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.


PrereleaseIcon.png This game has a prerelease article

Development Mode

Version Action Replay code
Japan 0401E9D0 A004005C
0401E9D4 540006F7
040212E4 A003FF0C
04021354 54E00529
04037D5C A003005C
04046258 8003001C
04047620 A063FF0C
USA 0401EF6C A004005C
0401EF70 540006F7
0402184C A003FF0C
04021890 54E0052B
040218BC 54E00529
040218C8 54E0056B
04038364 A003005C
04046768 8003001C
04047ADC A063FF0C
Europe 0401F178 A004005C
0401F17C 540006F7
04021A58 A003FF0C
04021AA0 54E0052B
04021AAC 54E00529
04021AC8 54E0056B
04039570 A003005C
04046974 8003001C
04047CE8 A063FF0C

The development mode can be controlled with a second controller plugged into port 2:

A     = Open Debug Menu
B     = Close Debug Menu
Z     = Debug Info On/Off
L     = Select Player/Controller
R     = Debug Camera On/Off
START = Speed x0
X     = Speed x0, x1/8, x1/4, x1/2
Y     = Speed x1, x8

The debug menu can be controlled with controller 1 or 2:

A            = Toggle Menu Option
B            = Close Debug Menu
DPad Up/Down = Select Debug Option

The debug camera can be controlled with controller 1:

L             = Move Up
R             = Move Down
A-Stick Up    = Move Backward
A-Stick Down  = Move Forward
A-Stick Left  = Zoom In
A-Stick Right = Zoom Out
C-Stick Up    = Look Down
C-Stick Down  = Look Up
C-Stick Left  = Look Left
C-Stick Right = Look Right

The debug process bar can be controlled with controller 1:

L (Hold) = Show Extended Process Info


(Source: Ralf@gc-forever)


Unused & Early Graphics

Level Graphics

Final fantasy cc level texture.png

This texture displays basic descriptions of the levels in the game (in Japanese). This includes both towns and dungeons. The bottom black circle is the final boss battle with Raem. All text is translated starting from the top left to the bottom right.

Original Translation
始まり

川沿い
巣窟
迷う森
武器村
炭坑

胞子村

魔法村
水門
農村
鍾乳洞
火山

湿地
古代遺跡
カーバンクル
砂漠
盗賊村
ラスダン

Beginning

Riverside
Den
Lost Forest
Weapons Village
Coal Mine
Castle
Spore Village
Mansion
Magic Village
Sluice Gate
Farming Village
Limestone Cave
Volcano
Fortress
Wetlands
Ancient Ruins
Carbuncles
Desert
Thief Village
Final Dungeon


(Source: BlackFurniture, MekuCube)

World Map Graphics

FFCC EarlySelector2.png

A copy of the debug menu shown above, but with some changes. This appears with the world map textures, so it may have been added after the first debug menu.

(Source: BlackFurniture)

FFCC EarlySelector.png

This texture shows some level names, along with draft versions of location icons. This texture was most likely also used for an early level selector, given that it was found together with the world map textures. Notice the poor translation to English.

Lindblum could be a reference to the location of the same name in Final Fantasy IX, which Crystal Chronicles already shares many themes and enemy types with.

(Source: BlackFurniture)

FFCC DraftConcept WorldMap .stg033.map000.mtx.basya.png

A draft texture for the creature that moves the caravan.

(Source: BlackFurniture)

World map textures with developer scribbles. It is unclear if these are used in the final game, but there are duplicates without the scribbles.

(Source: BlackFurniture)

Draft Textures

Found within the material files for the levels, these textures contain draft textures or concept art. They were most likely used for blocking out the level design.

Moschet Manor

These all appear to be concept art. They fit well with the theme of the level, so the level designers may have used them for reference.

(Source: BlackFurniture)

Mushroom Forest

These translate to "stop growth" and "connect growth", respectively.

(Source: BlackFurniture)

Rebena Te Ra

The first texture is clearly a design reference, showing the layout of the level. It has some scribbles like "ORB" and Japanese text, which would indicate where to place certain items in the level. There is also a draft texture with developer scribbles.

(Source: BlackFurniture)

Portraits

Final Fantasy CC Mio Face.png

A HUD icon for Mio's portrait, even though Mio never uses a portrait in-game. Mio uses a different text overlay for conversations instead.

(Source: BlackFurniture)

Menu Graphics

Final Fantasy CC Select Birthday.png

An unused graphic for the character creation screen, indicating that at one point in development players could set their character's birthday.

(Source: BlackFurniture, MekuCube)

Final Fantasy CC Start From Where.png

Another unused graphic for the character creation screen, indicating that at one point the player could start the game at a location of their choice (instead of being forced to start in Tipa). It is unclear whether this feature was for demo purposes only, or if it was a planned feature.

(Source: BlackFurniture, MekuCube)

Demo Graphics

Playable demos were available during Jump Festa 2003 and E3 2003. These textures were used for those events.

Jump Festa 2003 Demo

Ffcc jumpfest splash.png

(Source: BlackFurniture)

The splash image used for the Jump Festa 2003 demo.

E3 2003 demo

These textures were used in the E3 2003 demo. They are found in e3_stage.tex and e3_thanx.tex.

These textures show a stage selector, along with the game logo. It is worth noting that E3 Tida Village is tinted purple, while the final Tida Village has a faint blue tint.

(Source: BlackFurniture)