03-16-2002, 07:06 AM
Well, trying to complete my Final Fantasy PSX Collection, I went out and bought Final Fantasy Chronicles.

Well, in the chatroom today, a good old friend of mine (MasteroftheObvious) returned from... someplace... ah anyways, he told me about this file in the Chrono Trigger CD (labeled as "Rom.bin") He told me to save it to my hard drive, rename it "rom.smc" and open it with an SNES Emulator.

So I did... this just answered a lot of my huge questions for the game...

The Rom loaded... and it was the Japanese version of Chrono Trigger... which lead me to believe why the game loaded so slow...

See, in the Japanese version, the Rom contained everything the original game had... this included text.

The US version took awhile to load because it had to load 2 things... The information from the Rom and the translated Text from another file.

As for the game loading the rom.... it doesn't seem to load the rom itself, just the contents of the rom (images, text, etc)

A question came up... why didn't Squaresoft replace the rom with the US rom? Oi... methinks Squaresoft did it again.

Rabid Monkey
03-16-2002, 04:47 PM
So that's what you two were talking about!!! How hard would it have been for one of you to say 'RM: CT'?!!! *gives you the rolleyes smiley...and does this because he doesn't know the code for it*

Anyway, I don't know enough about the inner workings of a video game to say for sure why they did that, but I would think that the file the text is being loaded from is probably from the original CT for the SNES that they had already, and rather than re-converting the text for a second time on the same game they just did it that way to be lazy... Again, I don't really know enough about how everything works to say for sure, but seems logical enough to me...

03-16-2002, 05:01 PM
Wow, now that is impressive... so you basically got two languages in one game? Heh. Weird. Squaresoft are funny, aren�t they?:notgood: