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Lone Wolf Leonhart
06-24-2014, 11:50 PM
http://www.pcgamer.com/2014/06/23/final-fantasy-viii-updated-on-steam-to-include-official-cheats/

http://www.ffviiipc.com/ (http://www.ffviiipc.com/For)

For people who want to fully engage in the story aspect of Final Fantasy VIII but don't have the time for 100+ hours of gameplay, there are new game boosting abilities designed with you in mind.

Some of the new things you can do include:

-High Speed Mode: fast forward the game to five times the normal speed.

-Battle Assistance: ATB gauge always full, limit break always available, no damage from status ailments, HP always full, no damage taken from enemies...

-9999: Pressing F3 will allow you to do 9999 damage, recovery items and spells will cure 9999 damage.

-AP Max: sets all currently learned GF abilities to the max level

-Magic and Gil Max: Pressing F5 will set gil to its maximum limit and magic will be set to 100


"Final Fantasy VIII is a great classic with or without gameboosters," Square Enix wrote. "If, however, you've been holding off pulling the gunblade trigger on this one because you're concerned about the investment of 100+ hours of gameplay, these game boosters will be sure to help you speed things up."

metagloria
06-25-2014, 12:07 AM
...I've done everything in this game in way less than 100 hours. Multiple times.

Wolf Kanno
06-25-2014, 12:16 AM
Oh yes Squenix, let's make one of the easiest games in the franchise even easier with cheats. :roll2

Mirage
06-25-2014, 12:26 AM
smells like casual spirit

Jessweeee♪
06-25-2014, 02:23 AM
nobody has to use them if they don't want to :p

Karifean
06-25-2014, 04:10 AM
I don't care for cheats... but that speedup sure sounds convenient and practical.

Christmas
06-25-2014, 04:42 AM
I would agree that it is for casual gamers but I think I will just watch a FF VIII playthrough video off youtube or something. :bigsmile:

Skyblade
06-25-2014, 02:23 PM
-AP Max: sets all currently learned GF abilities to the max level

Explain this one, please. I was not aware that GF Abilities could actually level up. You might unlock a better ability, to be sure, but the base ability is still there. This also wouldn't make sense as an "AP Max" ability, because "currently learned" means that you have already spent the AP on it.

I'm guessing it actually means "learns all abilities for all currently acquired GFs". But some confirmation would be nice.

AssassinDX
06-25-2014, 02:50 PM
"If, however, you've been holding off pulling the gunblade trigger on this one because you're concerned about the investment of 100+ hours of gameplay, these game boosters will be sure to help you speed things up."

I really don't understand this. If you don't want to play the game properly, don't buy it. Stick with Candy Crush if you want your quick fix.

Lone Wolf Leonhart
06-25-2014, 05:57 PM
-AP Max: sets all currently learned GF abilities to the max levelExplain this one, please. I was not aware that GF Abilities could actually level up. You might unlock a better ability, to be sure, but the base ability is still there. This also wouldn't make sense as an "AP Max" ability, because "currently learned" means that you have already spent the AP on it.I'm guessing it actually means "learns all abilities for all currently acquired GFs". But some confirmation would be nice.

It's an argument of semantics, but I'll clarify.

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The GF abilities you do have already will be set to complete. When you learn new abilities, however, you'll have to set the AP Max again so that the new ones will be complete as well.

Jessweeee♪
06-28-2014, 12:30 AM
"If, however, you've been holding off pulling the gunblade trigger on this one because you're concerned about the investment of 100+ hours of gameplay, these game boosters will be sure to help you speed things up."

I really don't understand this. If you don't want to play the game properly, don't buy it. Stick with Candy Crush if you want your quick fix.

That's a super boring way to approach video games though. Some games are much more fun when played "improperly". :bounce:

jodymcdougle
07-24-2014, 05:53 PM
maybe it's for people that want to play through the game a 2nd time for the story and not just the experience. or you never know, some people that are just now getting into games may find some of the older titles a little difficult and they put these features in to help them not get frustrated and allow them to complete the game or something. I know that some of the older console games for NES are extremely difficult to play some times even when they weren't so years ago.

Dat Matt
07-24-2014, 08:25 PM
I like the idea of having boosters personally. I like the grind so long as it's my choosing, but I would prefer to not have to grind if possible. Things like 9999 damage isn't cool, but saving myself countless hours because I don't want to AP farm all the GFs is pretty big.

Pike
07-24-2014, 08:30 PM
This kind of thing doesn't bother me. You don't have to use them if you don't want to, after all.

"But Pike, back in MY day..."

Oh yeah, well back in my day RPGs were entirely text based so FFVIII was easy to begin with sorry :shobon:

Dat Matt
07-24-2014, 09:26 PM
They are optional for those people that have a 7 year backlog of games to work through and may be interested in playing FF8 again at some point without the time investment it takes to grind to max stats. I know FF8 is way down my list for a replay because of the grinding required to get up to Stomping everything's butt level.

Psychotic
07-25-2014, 08:38 AM
I will certainly be using hi-speed mode if I need to capture footage for YouTube of a certain part of the game.

Don't have a problem with this at all.

Dat Matt
07-25-2014, 08:08 PM
When I played on emulator I unlocked the Frame Limit (4x speed) to run around the world map faster and exploit a materia draw point early. The good old days.

Ayen
07-25-2014, 08:10 PM
But does it have a rewind?

blackmage_nuke
07-29-2014, 10:04 PM
sometimes i'll use cheats if i want a high quality (ie not youtube) screenshot (usually for photoshopping purposes) of a very specific point in the game which I cant find anywhere.

Spooniest
08-01-2014, 03:21 AM
I think it's a wonderful idea, and kind of funny too. It's like they're saying "we know you'll find a way to cheat, so here."

:)