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Phantom Brave (PlayStation 2)

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Title Screen

Phantom Brave

Developer: Nippon Ichi Software
Publishers: Nippon Ichi Software (JP), NIS America (US), Koei (EU)
Platform: PlayStation 2
Released in JP: January 22, 2004
Released in US: August 31, 2004
Released in EU: February 4, 2005


DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
SoundtestIcon.png This game has a hidden sound test.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


Hmmm...
To do:
Document more of Developer Mode.

Developer Mode

This mode will activate hidden menus normally not accessible, enable debug displays, and allow you to open a debug menu at anytime with a second controller. Apply the following code for your version of the game to enable this mode.


USA Codes:

Enable Code (for console only)
901089F0 0C042224

Enable Developer Mode
201004B8 8F848814
201004BC 34840002
201004C0 1000000B
201004C4 AF848814
D0260442 0000FEFF
20248744 000004B0
D0260442 0000FDFF
20248744 0000000A
D0260442 0000FFFB
20248744 00000014

JP Codes (SLPS-20345):

Enable Code (for console only)
90108D30 0C0422F4

Enable Developer Mode
201004A0 8F848810
201004A4 34840002
201004A8 1000000B
201004AC AF848810

Phantom Brave - Extra Menu.png Phantom Brave - Extra MenuJP.png

  • EDIT doesn't work in the international versions.
  • Tutorial plays the tutorial stage.
  • Quick Start sends you into a new game without the opening cinematic.
  • Test (JP only) sends you in-game with a lot of items on your island.

The international versions of this game removed the EDIT option in the main menu, and removed Test as well. A hack was applied to the USA version to re-enabled EDIT in-game at anytime by pressing certain buttons listed below.

Known controller one inputs:

  • L3 to bring up debug info. This only works when not at the main menu.

Phantom Brave - debuginfo.png

  • L2 to enter edit mode (USA only).
  • R2 to enter battle mode (USA only).
  • R3 to return to normal state (USA only).
(Source: Original TCRF research)

Debug Menu

Phantom Brave - debugmenu.png

With a second controller plugged in, to bring up the debug menu anytime, press Select on controller 2. The known controller 2 inputs are below:

  • Select open / close the debug menu.
  • D-Pad / Left Stick moves through the menu.
  • Right / Left will toggle the option on or off you have highlighted.
  • Circle to enter a option.
Text Effect
Flag Opens a game flag submenu. It is unclear what these do.
To Title Sends you to the title screen.
EDIT Sends you into map editor mode. This doesn't work in the international versions.
Interpolation Doesn't appear to work.
Drive Presumably allows you to save edits you've made.
CD
Reload a script
Demo It is unclear if this works.
Script
Load Effect This doesn't work in the international versions.
Character Test Sends you to a graphic / sprite viewing mode.
Others Opens a sub-menu.
SE Allows you to play any SFX as well as change their pitch.
3D Test This doesn't work in the international versions.
Sound Allows you to play music.

EDIT

Phantom Brave - EDIT(USA).png Phantom Brave - EDIT(JP).png

This option allows you to edit maps, even make entirely new ones. This has untranslated menu items in the international versions. Nothing in those versions will display correctly.