People Are Still Trying To Make Final Fantasy 6 Look Less Awful On PC

People Are Still Trying To Make Final Fantasy 6 Look Less Awful On PC

One of the biggest shames in modern gaming is how badly Square Enix mangled its ports of Final Fantasy 5 and Final Fantasy 6 to the PC. Fortunately, modders are still working overtime to try to fix them.

Left: Bad. Right: Better!

“A World Reborn”, for example, is an in-progress mod by ESN23 that adds more character to the pallid sprites of Square’s FF6 port. When combined with a font mod (by Kenneth Spence) that adds kerning and makes everything seem a little less flat, this mod makes the PC version of Final Fantasy 6 a little less… torturous on the eyes.

I’m also partial to Spence’s mod that changes the game’s font from Arial to Chicago, although it’s hard to get around how ugly the menus are. Since Square simply ported the mobile version rather than revamping the user interface for PC, everything looks as though it’s meant for a touchscreen. Here are some shots of the Chicago-font mod:

But at least it’s a start? Until Square just re-releases the GBA version – come on already – we’ll have to rely on modders to correct the company’s heinous mistakes.


  • I’ll concede that some of the changes are for the better, but why the hell change Terra’s hair from pale green to blonde? That was kind of her thing, that and turning into a destructive demigod later on in the game.

    • Probably being close to her concept art design or something (was blonde in the FMV’s, too). That said, it’s a weird choice to go with and it just doesn’t look right.

      • The hair change is probably to match her look in Dissida NT, where she has blonde hair instead of green, so I guess that makes Blonde her “official” hair colour (I prefer the green myself)

    • Her hair was suppose to be blonde and Amano designed all her artwork with blonde hair but Square late in development decided that blonde wasn’t exotic enough (at least in the West) to express her half esper heritage and it too closely matched Celes’ hair colour and sprite, so it was changed to green to be able to tell them apart but Amano always intended for the character to be blonde, hence all the artwork and FMV have her with blonde hair.

      The same as the Japanese name was Tina but Westerners hated it, so it was changed to Terra instead.

      Additionally, Faris (V) was also suppose to have blonde hair but was changed to purple.

    • I was thinking the same thing. I like that she has something a little “otherworldly” about her. Man, I really feel like playing through FF6 again now. Dat music! >_

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