Sunday 25th June 2017,
Sky's RomHacking Nest

Final Fantasy Type-0 ISO Merging

This set of files will allow you to merge both “Final Fantasy Type-0” ISO’s into a single one that will contain the whole game, so no disc swapping will be needed.

I made this with the English Translation Project in mind, as translating a single disc is way easier than translating two with a lot of common files.

Once both disc’s have been merged, it is possible to access all the content in the game, and play through it without changing discs or ISO’s.

Download Type-0 ISO Merging Files (1.48 GB)

I hope you guys enjoy it!

~Sky

Frequently Asked Questions:

So how is this used, anyway?

In order to create the unified ISO, you’ll need:

-Type-0 UMD (choose one of them)
-Type-0 Merging Files
-UMDGen

First download and extract the Merging Files; then open the Final Fantasy Type-0 UMD you chose with UMDGen. Navigate through all the folder the game contains and each time you find a file present in the Merging Files, replace the original one with it. They are five files in total.

Then simply save the new ISO file in UMDGen and you’re ready to play!

But I don’t see the New Game option! How do I start a new game?

As titles menus are different in both discs (only disc 1 allows to start a new game), I replaced the data install program option from disc 2 for a New Game option. Simply go to “Options” in the title menu and there you can start a new game.

Then what’s up with the Installation feature?

There is no point in installing the game: when the original game installs, the data is encrypted before being written to the MS. This makes the install data slower than running
the game from an ISO file. This is why I replaced its entry in the tile menu for a New Game option.

The game is not running OK, it can’t boot or some videos are not playing!

For the third version of the Merging Files, I decided to include untouched video files, to achieve the maximum quality. This makes the final ISO go over 2GB. Most PSP firmwares have problems addressing games bigger than that. In order to have a full experience, you’ll need to use the “Inferno UMD Driver”, present in Custom Firmware PRO. So simply update your PSP firmware and you should have no problem playing the game 😉

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  • Roku Toto

    I can’t see cutscenes on PPSSPP emulator, is there any way around it ?

    Please help

    • John

      My merged file is 1.89GB. Just go download CisoMC which supports compressing ISO files larger than 2GB.

      https://sites.google.com/site/theleecherman/cisomulticompressor

      • Roku Toto

        Thank you very much, works like a charm !

      • Zyphr

        Awesome solution, been looking for one for quite awhile. My sincerest thanks!

      • steven

        my iso is under 2 gigs still no cutscene

        • steven

          Ok i re compressed it using compression 3 and its workign now cutscenes play and everything

          • steven

            i think this cuases the emulator not to be able to play it at full speed tho getting slow downs when i dont if i use the single umds hopefully theres a way to patch single umds or hopefully sky uploads a merging with the orginal video files

  • Zyphr

    I, too, only have ppsspp to play psp games with. I know it’s because of the merging making the game go over 2gb, and the videos all show black. (read it from one of Sky’s posts on another site.) Is there going to be any way to play this game flawlessly on ppsspp? I mean, what’s a FF game without the cutscenes? Or any game, for that matter.

  • Douglas Silva

    i have most cutscenes using ppsspp ver.v0.9.6-453-gda97a67

    nah its only the simple ones >.< the real thing is black for me too

    • Zyphr

      The real thing is black? You mean the gameplay itself?

      • Douglas Silva

        no, i meant the cg high quality ones, the scenes using in game graphics are working fine.

        • Zyphr

          Good thing this issue has been fixed for ppsspp, then!

  • Karlo Marty

    Can anyone post the mediafire link for the merging files, thanks. Mega is too slow for me.

    • dboyz
      • Raymond Novando

        re upload part 3 please
        the link is broken

        • Zyphr

          Just create a MEGA account. It takes all of 3 minutes, and it shot my download up above 1MB/sec. And it’s FREE! ^_^

      • SkyBladeCloud

        Thank for the mirror, gonna add it to the post 😉

    • Zyphr

      After a simple sign up for the free membership to mega, my download speed shot up to 2MB/s. Well worth it.

  • RandQalan

    I will make this post for all to read update to PRO C or above it has the limit unlocked for ISO size should fix most problems on PSP

    • Zyphr

      This is already in the above post.

      • RandQalan

        You could with the emu use the single UMD ISO’s
        Not sure if the patch will be for single’s thou

        Besides the daily motion video maybe the patch will fix the problem with emu anyway :)

  • Zyphr

    Using ppsspp ver.v0.9.6-453-gda97a67 and merging the UMDs, I didn’t have the prologue. Gameplay was okay, really slow at points. Same with the in game scenes. Fine sometimes, and really slow the rest of the time. Hope some of this gets fixed, at least the FMV.

  • CyPi

    I have a freshly hacked PSP and a japanese import of the game. Is there anyone that can explain to me how to get all this started?? Do I need the ISO file if I have a physical copy of the game?

    • Zyphr

      Yes. You will have to dump the .iso from one of the UMDs. Then use the merging files on it.

      • CyPi

        How would I go about doing that? I have UMDgen installed on my computer. just not sure how to use it.

        • Zyphr

          UMDgen allows you to browse the files on your iso. Just browse the directories, and copy & paste all 5 of the merge files over the files with the same name in the iso.

          • CyPi

            ah ok thanks for all your help. Except I have 9 merging files downloaded….

          • Zyphr

            Then something isn’t right..

          • CyPi

            alright so I found the five files and replaced them, and then saved the game as a compressed CSO. Going to put that into the ISO folder on my psp memory stick and see if it works!

          • Zyphr

            If you have an actual PSP, you don’t need to convert the .iso to .cso. You just have to get the latest firmware upgrade to pro cfw, which supports files over 2GB.

          • CyPi

            That must be my problem then. I saved it as an ISO but my PSP shuts off everytime I try to run the game. Anyway you could tell me what the latest pro cfw is?

          • RandQalan

            The newest it PRO-C2 but the official one has bug with PSN PSX games but on here has that fixed and all
            This is PRO-C2 with all the bugs gone the only exception as I found out the VSH bug that is fixed causes a new one in PSPGO models
            If want you could go to pro-c source and get that instead but if you run PSN PSX games get something below C2
            http://wololo.net/talk/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=34403

          • CyPi

            I ended up installing pro c fix 3 and the game worked as well as PSN :)

          • RandQalan

            Yea I knew it would just if you wanted the newest with a few fixes is why I stated that :)

          • CyPi

            I really appreciate all your help. I’m sure alot of people are going to have many questions as we are getting closer to the release. Hopefully it won’t be hard installing the actual patch when it comes out! I’m still new to all of this .

      • CyPi

        ok so I actually figured out how to dump the ISO onto my computer and I have it loaded in UMD gen. How do I find which files to replace?

  • rynerlute

    noob here what is type-0 umd ???

    Is it my original ??? Final Fantasy type 0 ????

    I will open it on UMD then . . . i will replace the file that i download here
    using the umd gen ??? am i correct ??? thanks

    • Zyphr

      If you have the original UMD, you have to dump the .iso from it, then follow the above instructions.

  • bob

    could someone please make a download link for the already merged umd, please

    • RandQalan

      I do not think anyone will do that plus if I was sky I would pull the account of anyone who did the SE would have a real reason to pull this site

      Buy the game it is even on JP PSN

  • Justin

    Sorry, but would I need to acquire a physical copy of the game in order to this?

    • RandQalan

      If you can grab the link on PSN version and know the right tools to convert to ISO no UMD needed

      • Justin

        But it would be easier to just get a physical copy? Sorry I’m new to these type of things :/

        • RandQalan

          Yep if you have PSP UMD drive it is easier for sure :)
          To rip it and use the guide they have
          but I have a GO model and of course a 3000 and 2000
          I just got the PSN

          Real reason was shipping

  • RandQalan

    Now for those that want to use the emu for ppsspp this will run on newest commit and run movies

    ppsspp-v0.9.6-576-g7f99564-windows do not know how well with other :)

  • bob

    could someone please make a video on how to merge the files.

  • bob

    i’m using cfw 6.60 pro c2, and i have it set to the inferno driver but it still won’t let me start the game.

    • RandQalan

      Most likely you did not replace and save the files correctly

      Works fine on my PSPGO and my 3000

      Just to let you know thou this is untranslated as of yet

      • bob

        do i have to change the files in the update folder to.

        • RandQalan

          No just replace the same file with the same from the download PARAM.SFO is not the update one it is the one in PSP_GAME same for ICON0.PNG
          and the others go in USRDIR

          • bob

            still not working.

          • RandQalan

            are you using UMDGen drag and drop the file to the right place save ISO as something else use that ISO

          • bob

            i am but its just not working

          • RandQalan

            The only thing I can think of is the ISO is bad or you are using something besides PRO-C
            but if not working on emu then probably bad ISO

          • bob

            the iso works fine before i try to merge it, and i’ve tried merging using both the disk one and disk two iso. and my system settings show 6.60 pro c2.

          • RandQalan

            Ok maybe bad download of merging tools

            Just had and In Idea what is your setting Inferno is necessary of PSP

            Possible High memory has to be off in recovery

          • bob

            would the fact that my disk 1 and 2 files are cso effect the outcome.

          • RandQalan

            Yes very much so converter to ISO then do the replacement

          • bob

            thanks that made it work, i really appreciate your patience and help.

          • RandQalan

            Not a problem maybe if someone else has the same problem we or someone can point to this post 😀

      • steven

        yea but that newest dev build runs the game like shit

    • bob

      tried loading it on the emulator ppsspp, but it said the file was corrupt.

    • CyPi

      I was using pro c2 and it didn’t work. I just installed PR0-C fix 3 instead and it worked. and I can sign into PSN and play any of those downloaded games as well.

  • Zyphr

    Latest dev build and all future builds of ppssp now support files over 2GB! Find it here – http://buildbot.orphis.net/ppsspp/ Now we just wait for Sky and his amazing team to release the translation!

    • RandQalan

      look down the page you will notice I already posted this too 😀
      without the link thou

      • steven

        yep dev build has slow downs even during regular play. 9.6 free and gold play it much better the stable build

        • RandQalan

          Well all I can really say maybe some of the changes besides over 1.8G my be causing problems as well may be interfering with speed hacks

          • steven

            hopefulyl th ecompression method doesnt effect the emulator i havent really tested it on 9.6 only the dev build

        • Zyphr

          Using PPSSPP v0.9.6-576-g7f99564 the FMVs and gameplay run at full speed. Just a little bit of slowdown near the beginning in the in-game scene when the big, flying enemy that you can’t beat initially shows up. Maybe it’s your computer specs? (although I’m on a cheap laptop, so idk..)

          • steven

            umm what settings are you using?

            i have an i5 3570k ati 7870 and 8 gigs of ram

          • Zyphr

            Default settings. I just installed that version yesterday, after the new build was announced on the GBAtemp forum.
            CPU: AMD E-450 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics @ 1.65 GHz
            RAM: 4GB

    • Noeru Chan

      the team finish translating the game?

      • Zyphr

        ..NO. -_-

  • rynerlute

    Hi. I just replaced all the file in the my final fantasy disc 1 umd using the merging files

    it works speed is ok but the menu still in japanese no english ??? all are still in japanese am i doing something wrong ?

    Anyway i’m using ppsspp latest build on my windows PC

    • CyPi

      The english patch has not been released yet.

  • steven

    latest dev build doesnt run the game very good tho

  • Eyay Rossi

    would it still be possible to patch the english translation without the mod merge, my memory stick only holds 2gb . so disc swapping is a must for me, please someone get back to me on this issue.

    • RandQalan

      You may be able to play comress to CSO file but like posted on another forum the final game even compressed may be over 2G

      • steven

        na if you use comrpession 3 it should work ill go test it now to be sure

        • RandQalan

          Well sky mentioned the finished may be a little bigger then the merged is right now

          http://gbatemp.net/threads/final-fantasy-type-0-romhacking.340183/page-105#post-4897317

          • Eyay Rossi

            thanks for the reply, also in which Iso do I have to place the merge files? 1 or 2 ?

          • Zyphr

            Either.

          • Eyay Rossi

            thanks for the reply. anyone figured out if its possible to translate the game without merging the Iso’s. Like translate each Iso seperatley

          • Zyphr

            No problem, but no. The translation patch is being created to work specifically with the merged ISO, that’s why Sky merged them. It made the translation much easier to do. It would pretty much take them starting from scratch to make a patch that translated both ISOs separately, so no, it’s not going to happen.

          • Eyay Rossi

            interesting….would it be possible for someone in the community to downsample the videos, after the mod merge and translation patch is applied? that could really reduce the size of the Iso in general. I just dont know how to downsample videos.

          • Zyphr

            I don’t see it happening, and Sky’s already announced he won’t.

          • Eyay Rossi

            Ok I see, maybe i better get started on downsampling tutorials then lol.

          • Zyphr

            So instead of buying a $20 memory stick or just getting the emu, you’re going to try something 10x harder that’s going to make the game look like crap? lol Wow. Good luck to ya.

          • Eyay Rossi

            nah ive played ripped ISO before and downsampling the video just converts the video file into a smaller version is all trust me it looks about the same, the .pmf version on psp ISO is rather large compared to a converted video, and looks great. If anything, Ill Rip the Update from system folder first, that should lose a few hundred Mb’s.

          • Zyphr

            Even so, if you downsample now, the patch will overwrite it. But, as long as your methods work with Sky’s edited videos, sounds like a solution.

          • RandQalan

            It works on either as explained above

      • steven

        yea compression 3 seems to work fine only thing im seeing is when im attacking screen kinda flashes black but that could just be a settings i have to change. (with the lance user)

  • steven

    im gonna try to buy my friends psp off him psp 1000

    • RandQalan

      Just remember the 1000 series has less memory and if you want to play on line with this you will have problems using pro online client

      • steven

        i c what model number?

        • RandQalan

          The one’s that work for Pandora
          In this list of all 😀 TA-085v1
          http://www.dcemu.co.uk/vbulletin/threads/183671-how-to-tell-if-your-PSP-is-hackable-or-not

          • steven

            well jus thad to buy another psu this one is having aburnign smell when i shut the pc down O_O and the fan is running max speed since last nite so i think its dieing

          • RandQalan

            Well I see why you want to get a PSP at low cost another PSU will cost some plus something is causing it to go out so fast so maybe another part as well

          • steven

            na its a gs700 been reading it has issues after a while

  • Zyphr

    Just to clarify: The .cso method to play the game on ppsspp is outdated. Games with 3d graphics compressed to CSO usually always have issues. The latest dev build of PPSSPP supports files over 2GB, which means it runs the game without losing and of the movies. For me and most of the people I’ve talked to, the latest dev build runs the game smoothly, with a few hiccups here and there, but definitely playable.

    PPSSPP dev builds – http://buildbot.orphis.net/ppsspp

    Translation forum – http://gbatemp.net/threads/final-fantasy-type-0-romhacking.340183/page-105

    Now we wait! ^_^

    • steven

      well i have to use my lap top for a week any ways its slightly faster than what your using so ill give it a good test

  • Salvador Celes

    I hope this plays on PS3 CFW, since my PSP broke lol

    • RandQalan

      Well be the test subject but not unless they find a way to make it single ISO files it might not work but you could at least test the untranslated and report back with findings get the merging convert for PS3 and test

      • Salvador Celes

        Hm… Converting the iso to a mini or remaster won’t work, because it’ll say it’s over 1.7 GB or something. I believe even the original disc 1 is too big. But, since I’m running Cobra 7.00 Rogero 4.46, all I need is the iso in the appropriate folder. I managed to get the last merging files to work, it allows me to save and load, no problem. I’ve yet to download the current files, so I’m not sure if they’ll work, but I expect similar results!

    • Elixirel

      People have tried with no success. Seems easier to play it on PC with PPSSPP.

  • Guest

    Question : I downloaded the Type-0 merging files then I put the thing from it into the UMDGen, now what? DId I need an original iso?

    • Zyphr

      If you would have actually read the instructions above, then you would know.

      • SABIYOMI

        It says type-0 umd I dont understand :/

        • CyPi

          Type-0 UMD is the actual physical copy of the game. You need that so you can extract the ISO from it. Then you use the merging files on that.

      • Elixirel

        “In order to create the unified ISO, you’ll need:
        -Type-0 UMD (choose one of them)”

        Actually that isn’t very clear… Does it mean we just need any one of the 2 isos?

        • Zyphr

          Um, yeah, “choose one of them” is pretty clear.

  • SABIYOMI

    I don’t know how to use this, am I supposed to compress the type-0 merging files in the umdgen and turn it into a cso? I don’t get it

    • Zyphr

      In order to create the unified ISO, you’ll need:
      -Type-0 UMD (choose one of them)
      -Type-0 Merging Files
      -UMDGen

      First download and extract the Merging Files; then open the Final Fantasy Type-0 UMD you chose with UMDGen. Navigate through all the folder the game contains and each time you find a file present in the Merging Files, replace the original one with it. They are five files in total.
      Then simply save the new ISO file in UMDGen and you’re ready to play!

  • kise

    I download these merging files around november…

    is this still the same files like before ?

    • AdanK

      i think new one was posted late in December or January. You might have to redownload again but I could be wrong. There’s a lot of comments here that will help you. :X.

  • SABIYOMI

    File too big does anyone have a site for a compressor?

  • Eyay Rossi

    after merging the 2 iso with the merger and ciso multimerging tool I end up with 2 cso’s, shouldnt there be only 1? 1 is 1.88gb and the other is 1.08gb, am I doing something wrong?

    • RandQalan

      Most likely the 1.88 is the merged one
      Looks to me like you compressed the merged and the unmerged ISO as well

  • Eyay Rossi

    weird when I try to rip out the update folder and compress to cso, I get a very small file,

    • AdanK

      1st – Your iso.
      2nd – Open UMDgen and load up one of the iso (disc 1 or disc 2). Now, think of this as another window explorer.
      3rd – Extract the merging file and identify the files inside.
      4th – Replace exactly each of the “identical” file as the merging files. You will need to to scroll through the UMDgen window one by one and replace them accordingly. *Don’t replace folder by folder!*
      Last – press the button (I don’t remember) and create the new iso. You should get only one iso that way. My uncompressed version is about 2.5gb but you can choose to compress it when the create window popups after the button.

      That’s the basis of it I guess. Good luck!

      • Eyay Rossi

        yeah i did that already, and got a 2.39 gb iso, but sposted a multi compressor and i downloaded it and placed disc 1(merged files) and disc 2(untouched) into the multicompressor and got 2 cso files, 1.88gb and 1.08gb.

        • RandQalan

          Like I stated in your other post the one that is 1.88 is the full game disc 2 untouched is not and is worthless for the first patch at least unless sky says otherwise

        • AdanK

          Like RandQalan said. Your merged file is there already. If you plan on compressing it further. Just compress the merge file only without your disc 2 (untouched). Otherwise, you will get your result. :(

          To simplify what you just did.

          Merged file = A + B
          If you compress (A+B) + B again…you get cA+B and cB (2 isos).

          So just compress that A+B and get that cA+B (1 iso).
          *c = Compressed
          A = disc 1

          B = disc 2

          Test it by playing through the game chapter 1 or load a save before you fight l’Cie Qun’mi. You should get a load disc 2 message and be able to proceed with the O button without swapping.

        • Elixirel

          Don’t use cso!

  • Resty Q Vargas

    it said type 0 UMD!
    can i just download this http://www.ffinsider.eu/psp-iso/final-fantasy-type-0-jpn.html instead of the type 0 UMD?

    • Zyphr

      Do not post about piracy in this blog, it is not supported, here. If you want to play the game so much, support the developers and buy it.

      • Resty Q Vargas

        im really sorry about that :((

    • RandQalan

      Please get rid of this link
      This could cause problems for Sky and team

      • Resty Q Vargas

        sorry about that :(

        • RandQalan

          Thank you this could have had major problems for the trans team like site pulled and all

  • Eyay Rossi

    also while merging, there are 2 Param.sfo files one in update folder and one in PSP do both have to be replaced?

    • RandQalan

      Short answer anything in the UPDATE folder is not important to the game so nothing is replace in their

  • Alex Katzmarek

    the game just say ‘now loading’ and is stuck on that screen. any ideas. oh and witch eboot do i replace

    • RandQalan

      Simple anything in update folder is worthless to game play so replace the one’s that match that are not in update folder

      • Alex Katzmarek

        alright thanks. will that fix the freeze on the loading screen. it doesnt freeze, it just never loads up but you still have the animation saying now loading

        • RandQalan

          Well maybe what CFW you using and what drivers too

          PRO and inferno or NP9660 work with this but AFAIK that CFW and drivers only one’s that work for PSP so far

          • Alex Katzmarek

            its probably because im on tn-v4 on the vita

          • RandQalan

            The 2G limit is still in the most recent version of TN so you will not be able to play this until TN or Sky finds a fix

          • Alex Katzmarek

            alright. thanks for the help

  • Oaktree

    How big is the iso supposed to be after merging? I get about 2.5 GB is that right?
    Also what is the latest custom firmware for psp 2000?

    • RandQalan

      That is approximately right for ISO

      PRO-C2 but I would go with either C1 or look http://wololo.net/talk/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=34403 This is C2 without the PSN PS1 bug and a fix for VSH bug as well

      FYI C2 Official has a PSN PS1 bug they will not boot errors out

  • keriaku

    Is there any solution for Mac users to merge since there is no mac version of UMDGen?

    • Zyphr

      Are there no MAC programs that handles ISO editing?

    • Elixirel

      Yeah, there is a great solution. A Windows partition.

  • Justin

    Should there only be 5 files in the UMD I should be replacing?

    • Zyphr

      Yes, the ones with the same names as those in the merging files.

      • Justin

        Thank you :) and does it matter if it is compressed into a Cso file or uncompressed?

        • Zyphr

          It has to be .iso for the merging. Afterwards, you can compress it to .cso if you want.

        • Elixirel

          CSOs load much slower on the PSP, never use them .

  • boi

    will there be any way to just apply the translation patch to the seperate iso’s or will they have to be merged

    • Matt

      There is no “merging” of the 2 ISO files, you add the patch to one of files.

      • RandQalan

        What Sky said the first release is for merged ISO of both disc 1 and 2 but the trans patch is not out yet

        • boi

          idk if this would work but when the patch comes out, will you be able to patch the merged iso and then un-merge it

          • RandQalan

            not likely the pkg and eboot.bin been modified to make make merge

          • boi

            looks like im gonna have to get the old psp out.

          • Zyphr

            No, but Sky has hinted on making a patch for the un-merged ISOs, in the future.

          • Elixirel

            That should be the way to do it, the merging is too much hassle for a lot of people. Seems like an unnecessary 1.5GB download to me.

          • Zyphr

            It cuts the time it took the team to translate it almost in half, as translating both ISOs required editing and translating many duplicate files that exist on both disks. Weren’t you complaining earlier that the release is going to take too long? Well, without the merge, it would have taken at least another 6 months to a year. Sky explains this on his above post/tutorial.

          • Elixirel

            I wasn’t really complaining , just suggesting . I have no entitlement to get this for free, or at all, and I don’t expect anything.

  • Matt

    So I basically got a file that was 2.5 gigs which I’m DLing now (hope it works so I can shrink and translate to VITA like VC3). Basically I can take either disk 1 or 2 ISO and replace the files right? I used disk 2 to write files over but I’m scared and confused it won’t work because EBOOT.bin shows more than once throughout all the files. Maybe if we could show people a tree branch of where to put what?

    • boi

      dont worry about the files in the UPDATE folder. they dont matter

  • Matt

    well I’m stuck on the loading screen…

    • RandQalan

      CFW PRO or newest PPSSPP dev
      proper files put in ISO
      and Vita so far has still 2G limit so will not work

  • Matt

    Ok so turned inferno on and it worked but it’s still in Japanese… and I got Pro-B

    • RandQalan

      That is because this is only merging tool not the trans patch
      Everyone here is waiting on the finished translation

  • Matt

    here’s what I did is I used opened the second ISO with UMD GEN and replaced and I put ICON.0 and PARAM.SFO under what would be the ISO added replaced the one EBOOT.BIN under UPDATE. (However I did not replace the other EBOOT.BIN). And replaced both yellows under USRDIR. So where or what did I do wrong?

  • Matt

    Ok then how the heck do you “MERGE” both ISO’s together?!?! There’s no way on UMDGEN I’ve been trying to figure out how to “merge” them for the past 2 hours I can’t find ANYTHING on how to do this?!? Help?

    • RandQalan

      Make sure it is ISO for of one of the game ISO
      download merging at top
      replace like files in ISO with UMDGEN
      forget about UPDATE folder so none go in their
      go to top after you drag and drop file to proper place
      save as ISO new ISO if in same folder rename it
      once done the ISO should be 2.5G approximate

      • Elixirel

        It would be better if someone posted instructions in proper english to avoid confusion.

        • RandQalan

          Pay the Troll :LOL:

          AFAIK that is all you know and know no more hows my English now

  • Matt

    Ok this is ridiculous: I’ll have to open up the files to combine them into my own “merged” ISO since I can’t find a backup anywhere online that isn’t 2 ISOs, since I ordered a hard copy from Japan to support squeenix in the first place…

    • RandQalan

      Well if you got the UMD just rip one of the disc then use this

    • Zyphr

      You only have to use the merge files on one of the ISOs. Just rip the ISO from the first UMD, replace the files in it with the matching merge files using UMDGen, and the resulting 2GB+ file is the only ISO you need. Then, when the patch is released, you will apply it to the merged ISO.

  • boi

    has anyone tried that converter sky posted to see if it would work on a CFW thats not PRO

    • RandQalan

      I just tried compressed LME with ME drivers and NP9660 it will run but just no major movies work so I would change to PRO if I was you most if not all CFW have that limit except PRO and that is because the dev took into account the possibility of something like this back when type-0 came out

      The fix is around the time the game came out

      http://code.google.com/p/procfw/source/detail?r=7a5173f97348afd3585fb743f4a86f13cbec0c9c

      • Alex Katzmarek

        well it looks like some people have to wait till SKY releases the patch for un-merged iso if he’s working on that

  • Matt

    Ok so we’re basically setting our game up with these files or “merging” them to get ready for the patch? It’s not the patch itself? If so that makes sense…

  • Matt

    Because I got my file to 2.5 gigs so everything is doing what you guys are talking about

    • RandQalan

      Yes this sets you up for no switching of ISO both disc in one ISO
      and this sets you up for the upcoming patch

  • Alex Katzmarek

    ok i compressed the merged iso and it works on the vita fine, its just the cutscenes wont play. you can skip them but i dont want to do that. any ideas

  • Albert Gil Paulino

    I have a question about the merged game.. I was able to merged them and got a file of about 2.5Gb.. I tried testing the game using PPSSPP and was running ok.. the problem is I can’t start a new game.. I tried using the new game link from the options menu but its bringing me to the data install page.. any suggestions? thanks in advance..

    • Ry En

      these should be the only files inside your SYSDIR folder..
      http://oi58.tinypic.com/ngzfjd.jpg

      • Albert Gil Paulino

        Thank you so much for this! I am now able to start new game with the merged iso.. Thank you again! XD

        • Ry En

          you’re welcome my friend. :)

  • TheRipper

    How can i run the merged type 0 with ppsspp ? I downloaded and extracted the game but there is no iso , cso .pbp , elf ,prx file to open

    • RandQalan

      Get the official game and replace the files in merge folder with one’s on the official ISO then it will be both UMD in one

    • CyPi

      Well your first problem was downloading and extracting the game. Purchase a copy and get the ISO from that, or you just won’t be able to play.

  • madmatt

    excuse me for this question, but where can I see the “inferno umd driver” ? I’m on pro btw. :)

    • RandQalan

      Press select on XMB from top 4 down has the different drivers Inferno M33 NP9660

      • madmatt

        Ok thanks! I found it :)

  • JasonXx

    hello, i have a problem, when i try to start the game on my psp (3000 cfw pro-b9) the psp freeze and reboots,

    • RandQalan

      You will have to update to PRO-B10 or later for this to work properly that was around the time they fixed the size limit

      • JasonXx

        Thanks, and Sky’s team, you guys are awesome

  • Mario Gonzalez

    work for vita?

    • Zyphr

      It’s missing many of the videos, atm.

  • San

    First link is broken.

  • Zack

    So with UMDGen i need to merge the files into the 1st Disc or the 2nd?

    • RandQalan

      -Type-0 UMD (choose one of them)

      • Zack

        Ahh,so i won’t need the Disc2 if I merge the files with the first?

        • RandQalan

          You can use either but only need one

          • Zack

            Oky,one last thing,which EBOOT i need to replace?The one in the SYSDIR or UPDATE folder?

          • RandQalan

            Like I have said before and will again :)
            UPDATE Is worthless so like files not in update folder

          • Zack

            Great,thanks a lot for the patience! ^^

          • cj

            this merging files is the 99% translation ? or the 75%?

          • RandQalan

            No this is just the original ISO’s in one so not disc swaping

  • Noeru Chan

    Sir the FFtype0 is full english now?? i would like to player it

  • thatnormaldude

    I cant start the New Game, it just brings me to another Data Install screen

    • Zyphr

      Then you did not merge it correctly.

      • thatnormaldude

        Just a question – do I need to delete the files in the UPDATE folder?

        • RandQalan

          It is not necessary but I would just use UMDGen Optimize to 0 It never deleted myself reason not sure if eboot.bin still looks for UPDATE folder like some games do

        • Zyphr

          No, but make sure you’re replacing the right eboot and param, not the ones in UPDATE.

    • Ry En

      these should be the only files inside your SYSDIR folder..
      http://oi58.tinypic.com/ngzfjd.jpg

  • Mark Christian Contemplacion

    Some FMV/CG’s are lost in my merged ISO file
    That part where Izana Kunagiri appears is lost

  • robin

    do i really need to buy a CD of ff zero japanese version and patched it … to play ? or can i download the ff zero japan iso and patched it ? sorry for english

    • Mark Christian Contemplacion

      not really….mine is just downloaded iso and it works fine…….maybe this site does not support piracy or something

    • CyPi

      Piracy is not supported here so please don’t post about it.

      • Mark Christian Contemplacion

        Sorry I didn’t know this site does not support Piracy

    • madmatt

      I recommend you buy a copy, you wont be disappointed :)

  • AdanK

    Please “READ” the comments before posting. A lot are answered already by many others.

    By Kelebek in gbatemp. The delete is not needed actually.
    ———————
    1. Open your FF Type-0 disc 1 in UMDGen.
    2. Navigate to the PSP_GAME folder.
    3. Delete ICON0.PNG
    4. Right-click in some empty white space in the folder window and go to Add > Existing Files.
    5. Find ICON0.PNG that you downloaded from the merged files from Sky’s blog, and add it in.
    6. Navigate to PSP_GAMESYSDIRUPDATE
    7. Delete EBOOT.BIN and PARAM.SFO
    8. Right-click in some empty white space in the folder window and go to Add > Existing Files.
    9. Find the EBOOT.BIN and PARAM.SFO that you downloaded from the merged files from Sky’s blog, and add them in.
    10. Navigate to the PSP_GAMEUSRDIR folder.
    11. Delete yellow.pkg and yellow.fsd
    12. Right-click again in some empty white space in the folder and go to Add > Existing Files.
    13. Find the yellow.pkg and yellow.fsd that you downloaded from the merged files from Sky’s blog, and add them in.
    14. Save your merged ISO.
    ————————————————
    Try to avoid “destroying” the project by posting about piracy. Thanks!

    • Mark Christian Contemplacion

      I thought the Eboot.Bin and Param.SFO in the merging files are supposed to be place in the SYSDIR folder and not in the UPDATE folder…..im getting confused can someone enlighten us

      • RandQalan

        You are right UPDATE is worthless I even use UMDGen optimization to zero it :)

        • AdanK

          Thanks. Will edit it.

    • MDG

      Is this normal that my merged ISO doesn’t show ICON0.png on PSP and I have default image psp game? PIC1 and PIC0 works fine,

    • Argama

      Can you guys reupload the original icon0.png for disc 1~?
      The one in the merging files isn’t showing up in my xmb…

    • Steven Rogers

      This is a dumb question, but I followed the instructions (with modified step 6 as discussed), but how do I know that the merge has occurred? The boot up on Disk 1 doesn’t appear to be any different?

      • Zyphr

        The new ISO is over 2GB. The New Game option is now in Options where Data Install used to be, instead of on the Main Menu, and Data Install is completely gone. If you did the merge, then you should know the merge occurred….

        • Alex Katzmarek

          random question, but why is the new game option in the options menu?

          • RandQalan

            It replaced the install location
            and on disc 2 their is no new game and disc 1 has fewer
            so the menu looks clean
            You really only use new once in a while :)

            http://gbatemp.net/threads/final-fantasy-type-0-romhacking.340183/

          • Zyphr

            Yep, what Rand said. It’s in Sky’s post RIGHT ABOVE this comment section…..

            “As titles menus are different in both discs (only disc 1 allows to start a new game), I replaced the data install program option from disc 2 for a New Game option.”

      • RandQalan

        Get a save from disc 2 and disc 1 load and check I have

      • AdanK

        1st direct method: Check the size of the iso. UNcompressed should be 2.3-2.5gb. compressed one…~2gb.
        2nd and more accurate method: Play through the 1st chapter blindly . After you beat the 1st boss (the one u have to kill 1 time with odin and the 2nd time with your “minions”) + the chapter 1 ending cutscenes, you will be prompted to save for the 1st time (previously you “were” suppose to change to disc 2 if unmerged).

  • Xtrooper

    Just making sure… The media fire mirror files are functional, because on the web site it claims they are not and that their are 0 downloads. I tying to figure out if I need to download chrome so I can use the first link

  • https://www.facebook.com/Myujii Myuji

    can someone help me where to download a umd file that is compatible on the merging file.. a torrent file would be nice..

    • RandQalan

      Please remove that link

      • https://www.facebook.com/Myujii Myuji

        done.

        • RandQalan

          Thanks

  • madmatt

    No problems with the merged iso. Havent experienced the missing videos. :)

    Btw how can I choose between hard and impossible difficulty? ^^

  • Rclbates

    Ok so game runs fine on my psp apart from cutscenes, I’m using inferno. Any ideas?!

    • RandQalan

      Yea update to PRO B10 or above to run game correctly

      • Rclbates

        I have been using pro10, il try using pro c see if it works! Thanks

        • RandQalan

          Could be you merged the ISO wrong

          • Rclbates

            yeah i merged it wrong. Thanks for your help!

  • Teku

    Ok i have tried merging the Files But evey time i get ether a black screen when i hit new game or a complete error file when i just start the game not even to the new game screen…

    • RandQalan

      Help if you could give some stats like PSP model CFW you are using
      Did you follow the instructions on merging if using ppsspp

      1. Open your FF Type-0 disc 1 in UMDGen.
      2. Navigate to the PSP_GAME folder.
      3. Delete ICON0.PNG
      4. Right-click in some empty white space in the folder window and go to Add > Existing Files.
      5. Find ICON0.PNG that you downloaded from the merged files from Sky’s blog, and add it in.
      6. Navigate to PSP_GAMESYSDIR for EBOOT.BIN
      and PSP_GAME for PARAM.SFO
      7. Delete EBOOT.BIN and PARAM.SFO
      8. Right-click in some empty white space in the folder window and go to Add > Existing Files.
      9. Find the EBOOT.BIN and PARAM.SFO that you downloaded from the merged files

      • Teku

        Yes i followed the Instructions and still no go and i am on PPSSPP on computer cause i don’t on a psp yet…a psp is hard to find that is not 60 dollars that i don’t have… and if you have to use Disc one then don’t say any disc then..

  • TheRipper

    OK i can play the merged version now but its fps is lower than the unmerged version. Does anyone have the same problem ?

    • RandQalan

      No one really can answer this what are you playing it on?

      • TheRipper

        Im using ppsspp 0.9.6

        • RandQalan

          Get one of the betas it has larger then 2G and a few other bugs squashed try again and use ISO for faster loading and may stop slow down

  • Yūnø Mısākı

    Is there another program I could use to merge it other than UMDGen?
    I’ve been trying to use UMDGen, but it won’t start on my Windows 7 Home Premium laptop.

    • TheRipper

      you can disable DEP to open umdgen

      • Yūnø Mısākı

        I’ve already done that, but it still just doesn’t start.

        • Elixirel

          Get the latest version from the real UMDGen website and re-install windows if it doesn’t work!

          • Yūnø Mısākı

            I did, and it still has the same problem.

          • RandQalan

            Try running it in XP mode

          • Yūnø Mısākı

            The XP Compatability?
            That’s what I tried after DEP and same thing.

          • RandQalan

            Do you have an antivirus running it may be interfering pause it in some way and try again

          • Yūnø Mısākı

            I added it to my trusted programs and it still wouldn’t start.
            I then completely turned off the Anti-Virus to try it and the same thing.

          • RandQalan

            I am at a loss now something is causing it
            dap down
            run as admin down
            run xp mode down
            anti virus down

            Hope someone who is using win 7 has an idea I do not if all this was tried

          • Yūnø Mısākı

            My Locale is already set to US and my language is already set to English.

          • RandQalan

            Should be working then sorry could not help out

          • Yūnø Mısākı

            Thanks for trying though.

          • AdanK

            Did you try getting that Umdgen from another source because the first one i got is “corrupted” and won’t let me start at all. I don’t remember where I got the next one :X.

            I am on wins 8 btw.

          • Yūnø Mısākı

            That’s alright, thanks for trying to help at least.

            I ended up just going to the library here, it seems to actually work here.
            So I’m in the middle of saving it now. xD

          • RandQalan

            Good luck and make sure to delete those files after done the library will hunt you down for leaving it joke I hope :)

        • TheRipper

          Really? I have a windows 7 laptop too but its works fine after i disable DEP . Oh and i use Command Prompt to disable DEP , make sure u run Command Prompt as admin and reboot after disable

          • Yūnø Mısākı

            I just did it with the Command Prompt, still nothing.

    • Zyphr

      I have a Windows 7 Home Premium Acer laptop. UMDGen works fine.

  • Xtrooper

    I’m using a psp 3000 CFW Pro-B (temp) and I followed the instructions and tried the same thing for both disks. However, when I the iso file with the rest of my iso and go to launch the game I just get a corrupted game file? anyone

    • RandQalan

      B10 or above of PRO are the only one’s that work with this

      • Xtrooper

        I was using Pro B10 and then updated to Pro C (fix3) and still nothing. The image for the game pops us now and the data isn’t corrupt but when I go to launch the game in inferno i get “80020001” game could not be launched or something to that effect. Granted I couldn’t even the the data to stop showing up as corrupt intill I replaced the files rather that erasing them and then adding the new ones.

        • RandQalan

          Sounds like you merged it wrong to Me
          All I can say try again :)

          • Xtrooper

            Does the game image on your iso show disk 1 or disk 2?

            I think I was able to it on disk one. The file is like 2.5gb but it doesn’t have MP and the new game option is still there. Plus when I try to load data from disk to it says to insert disk two.

          • RandQalan

            it has no disk displayed because if you replaced the ICON0.png it has it removed so it looks professional
            and no I do not have new game on first display it is under options now

          • Xtrooper

            Ok thanks. I think the problem was with the files I downloaded. I don’t know what I did but I must have messed it up somehow. I’ve been working on boot camp, so i have two separate downloads (one mac, one pc) and the ICON0.pgn on my mac Has no disk on or two next to it. So I’m gonna move those files over to boot camp and try again. Thanks again for you help.

  • Elixirel

    Is this really the best way to do this? A 1.48GB download? Doesn’t this just contain files we can get from our ISOs?

    • Zyphr

      In big, bold letters, at the top of the page, and on the tab of your preferred browser, and on the clickable links, it clearly reads “FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 ISO MERGING” No where in that does it say “translation” or “patch”, but instead, SHOCKINGLY, it states exactly what it provides. “HOLY CRAP, REALLY?!?” You might ask. lol Yes. 😉

      • Elixirel

        The point is that people keep missing it, as you can see in the comments. I’m just trying to help everyone, not bring you guys down.

        “ISO merging” is obscure and isn’t the same as “NOT the translation patch”.

        People who do coding often forget how stupid the rest of us are. :)

        • Zyphr

          I’m not part of the team, but I have a super power called common sense. You’re generation is the downfall of mankind if you have to have everything spoon fed to you. There may be a few who missed it or somehow misunderstood, but the VAST majority understood and had no issues, because all there is to it is to read and follow directions, they tought me that in Kindergarten.

  • Ghostwise

    I followed all the proper procedures but I get stuck on a now loading screen when I boot the game up. PSP 6.60 pro-c2. Am I supposed to merge both disc 1 and 2 in the UMDGEN? I tried it with both separately with the same now loading result. :(

  • DiscoCokkroach

    I’m just wondering: If you have a UMD copy of the game (or a legit PSN copy), is this perfectly legal to do?

    • Andrew Nguyen

      Legit, because you own the physical copy.

      • RandQalan

        Or digital from PSN 😉

  • Steven Rogers

    Will the future patch work on separate ISOs that I have downloaded to my computer, or is merging mandatory? I can currently play both discs on PPSSPP.

    • Zyphr

      It’s mandatory. Also, “ISOs that I have downloaded to my computer” implies piracy, which is not supported here.

  • Argama

    It works for me, took a while for me to find the new game button(It’s in the options) but there’s no icon in the xmb menu of the game, I’m not so sure what’s the problem though, it looks a little off… Is that because I have custom themes installed~?
    I use a 1000 model btw~

  • Zbboy

    Thanks to you Sky and your awesome team. Got problem with the data instal of the merged iso, i can’t launch new game without instal data. Why ?

    • SkyBladeCloud

      Data install is not compatible with the merged ISO. This one actually goes faster with no intallation at all, so I disabled the installation program and used the menu entry to start a new game. It’s safe to delete the installed data.

      ~Sky

      • Zbboy

        thx to you, in fact i can’t install data and when i say no to install i came back to the main menu.In any case the game don’t launch i think my merged iso is on umd 2 i have to change disc ?

        • RandQalan

          You merged it wrong try again and both UMD1&2 can be used but only one needed to make then merged ISO

          • Zbboy

            thx ! i had replaced and didnt delete. I will try this or my umd 2 to merged the iso. i hope to have the perfect merged iso soon lol

          • Zbboy

            Didnt works, i always have a data instal menu when i start a new game from the option menu. I will verify when i did wrong to merge it :'(

          • RandQalan

            1. Open your FF Type-0 disc 1 in UMDGen.
            2. Navigate to the PSP_GAME folder.
            3. Delete ICON0.PNG
            4. Right-click in some empty white space in the folder window and go to Add > Existing Files.
            5. Find ICON0.PNG that you downloaded from the merged files from Sky’s blog, and add it in.
            6. Navigate to PSP_GAMESYSDIR for EBOOT.BIN
            and PSP_GAME for PARAM.SFO
            7. Delete EBOOT.BIN and PARAM.SFO
            8. Right-click in some empty white space in the folder window and go to Add > Existing Files.
            9. Find the EBOOT.BIN and PARAM.SFO that you downloaded from the merged files from Sky’s blog, and add them in.
            10. Navigate to the PSP_GAMEUSRDIR folder.
            11. Delete yellow.pkg and yellow.fsd
            12. Right-click again in some empty white space in the folder and go to Add > Existing Files.
            13. Find the yellow.pkg and yellow.fsd that you downloaded from the merged files from Sky’s blog, and add them in.
            14. Save your merged ISO.

            Can be done with either UMD 1 or 2

  • Zbboy

    Merged iso finaly works fine ! thanks !!! that’s really a great idea to have only one umd. thanks for helping me. I think something in my compressed iso was corrupted now it works. Gambate for the project

  • Resty Q Vargas

    Where will i put the EBOOT.BIN and PARAM.SFO? cuz in PSP_GAME there is a EBOOT.BIN and in PSP_GAME/SYSDIR there is a PARAM.SFO and in PSP_GAME/SYSDIR/UPDATE, EBOOT.BIN and PARAM.SFO is in there.

    And also if i choose Disc 1 for merging, is that mean i will still merge the Disc 2? corret me if im wrong….thank you

    • Zack

      You need to overwrite the ones in SYSDIR,not UPDATE ’cause it’s useless.
      Btw it doesn’t matter the Disc you merge,take only 1 Disc,choose the one You prefer.

      • Resty Q Vargas

        Thank you sir! and also…..HAPPY VALENTINES DAYS sir! :)

  • Fitzgerald Grass

    I have a quick question,i only have a 2gb mem stick will it fit on it or can i have it in two seperate disk after patching

    • CyPi

      “I made this with the English Translation Project in mind, as translating a single disc is way easier than translating two with a lot of common files.”

    • Zyphr

      No, the patch will be only for the merged ISOs. You can either buy a bigger mem stick, or use one of the latest dev builds of PPSSPP.

  • Fitzgerald Grass

    Thx for the info,ill just buy another mem stick

  • Maxialstar

    Hi Sky and the translation team of FF Type 0, I just tried to merge the iso 1 and the XMB logo without the 1 (Just Type 0 Logo) does not appear and iso gets stuck in the booting of the game. Have I done something wrong? My PSP CFW is 6.39 PRO-B8 should I upgrade it? (I have already Inferno UMD)

    • Zyphr

      Sounds like you merged it wrong. Make sure you’re not copy & replacing anything in the game’s UPDATE folder, as that folder is useless.

    • RandQalan

      Upgrade PRO B8 has the limit lock for 1.8G

      B10 or above to get this to work correctly :)

    • Maxialstar

      Update: I just tested the game in the emulator PPSSPP 0.9.7 and the Merged Iso Works so…What version of the PRO CFW should I download?

      • RandQalan

        C1 6.39 is what you need for fast fix
        C2 has a PSN PS1 bug C1 do’s not have that

        unless you want to update then go with 6.60
        or downgrade for the perm patch

        Easiest is just grab C1 6.39 run it and update

        • Zyphr

          Exactly why I let Rand handle these questions. lol I don’t use a PSP. ^_^

          • RandQalan

            I figured you might have just missed it or tired or sick
            I know you usually do not make that mistake 😉

          • Maxialstar

            Thank you so much! Just tested the ISO merged until the pass to the Disc 2…I was surprised to don´t notice the pass to the content of the second disc!!! Love this proyect, can´t wait to be relased and see a new installment of FF Fabula Nova Crystallis. PD: You two are translators don´t you? Are you going to plan to translate the demos, I´m interested to get the bonus content ( The white garbs of the Type 0 members). But if you don´t translate it, I can play the demo and use the data in the patched version?

          • RandQalan

            I am not the translator just someone who knows what is what with PSP

            and Sky has mentioned working on the clothing for demo :)

          • Zyphr

            lol We’re not translators, just helpful fans who read the blog and comments, and relay the info to those who don’t. And no, the demos won’t be translated. And using the save from the demo for the patched game might be problematic. Sky has said that even if it works, it will cause certain texts and graphics in the game to become glitched, as Japanese saves cause problems with his patch. We’ll see if he comes up with a fix, but I just want to play the game and understand it. Not really too concerned with playing dress up. ^_^