Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE restoration

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Sakitoshi, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. Sakitoshi

    Sakitoshi everything is going according the plan...

    May 8, 2012
    behind a keyboard or a gamepad
    Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Reincarnation
    Version 1.2

    (You are able to check the patch version you currently have in the title screen, as shown above.)​

    We strongly recommend applying the patch to files located on your hard drive to speed up the patching process.
    Please do not apply the patch to a game on your SD card, this can cause space and speed issue and cause corruption of your game files.

    Make sure to check the FAQ section below for more details, as well as the two below tutorials for more information.

    Here is a video tutorial explaining how to apply the patch (thanks Darkness5539)

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    @Cyan's Step-by-Step Guide to dump (copy the disc to your computer), patch and play the game.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Instructions about how to apply the patch are inside.

    Please Note: The file checker will not always return postive for all files, as files are updated constantly, and updating the md5s constantly with them can be a chore. If only one or two are failing, please try your patched copy on your Wii U, and if it runs, then you're patch worked correctly.

    Latest tms_patcher.exe: 1.8

    And of course if you are having problems with the patch (we won't provide support about the hacking process of your own Wii U, nor do we support helping your with dumping your game, etc.) you can ask here in the thread or in the discord chat linked below below.



    Q: What exactly change this?
    A: A complete list of the changes to the dialog can be found here. But here is a quick list:
    - Reverted costumes back to Bikinis, also changing the menu icons back and their original names and descriptions.
    - Completely redid chapter 2 and a few other minor parts of other chapters to return references to Gravure Modelling, this also uses the original voice files instead of re-recorded ones.
    - Fixed any map changes relating to pictures in dungeons that were changed.
    - Swapped the English files out for Japanese versions for retranslated files.
    - Healing points no longer come in envelopes. (Spelling error by the localisation team where envelops was spelled envelopes)
    - Changed Profiles to reflect the character's real ages and change back references to Gravure Modeling.
    - Reverted any censored prerendered Cutscene files.

    Q: What do you mean a "homebrew enabled" Wii U?
    A: We mean you require a Wii U which is capable of running homebrew content, any Wii U current running 5.3.2 and above is supported for homebrew content. Do note, we are not refering to hacking your vWii or anything else, but the Wii U, you can find more on how to run homebrew on your Wii U here:

    Q: What do you mean a "dumped" version of the game?
    A: We mean you need the game in a loadiine compatable format, if you own the game and don't know whhat that is, you are able to dump a backup copy of the game using ddd, which can be found here:

    Q: How do you actually run the game once it has been patched?
    A: Using the homebrew application Loadiine, which can be obtained here:
    Q: Homebrew Application X and Y aren't working, can I get some more help?
    A: If you need help running homebrew on your Wii U go here:
    Or for an alternative homebrew guide, here:
    Or if you need help with running the game with Loadiine:
    Or if you need help with dumping your game with ddd:

    Q: titledumper.exe just closes when I run it, what do I do?
    A: If you aren't sure how to run a command line application, I suggest you use the ddd GUI program, which can be found here:

    Q: Can I use my physical copy save with this?
    A: Yes, if you dumped your game with ddd you'll get a "saves" folder, or you can use Saviine which can be found here:
    Copy the saves into your loadiine saves folder under your TMS game directory and set the game to use "Unique Mode" for saves in loadiine, and you should be good to go.

    Q: Do I need the Japanese version of the game to apply the patch?
    A: No, this patch is standalone and you only need a loadiine dump of the US or EU version of the game.

    Q: I purchased the DLC, can I use it with this patch?
    A: Yes, but you need to load your game using the Smash method of Loadiine and have it dumped with DDD.
    If you already had installed the DLC before dumping then most probably you already did, you can check if there is a folder called aoc0005000c101ed800 or aoc0005000c101ed700 depending if your game is US or EU. Also, if you are using an external storage with your Wii U, make sure that the DLC is installed there.
    If you need more help you can consult the Loadiine thread specified above.

    Q: Are the altered costumes that only appeared in the censored version of the game still accessible (Tsubasa and Elle Street Modelling outfits)?
    A: No, at this moment is impossible to add them back alongside the others.

    Q: I'd like to make a fan translation in X language, how can I do that?
    A: You can check out our thread here: on how to edit the text in the game using our edited english script as a base.

    Q: Is the hotsprings DLC playable with this patch?
    A: No, that content is exclusive of the JP version and there isn't a way to load it in the western versions.

    Q: Zipper panties aren't in the game, FIX IT!
    : No, we won't, here's why: They were never in the Japanese version of the game, and that means, we're never going to be able to fix this, we don't want smart ideas about using ripped videos from YouTube, or editing models, etc. Unless someone finds the developers original files for this outfit and sends them to us, we aren't changing. this.

    Q: Hey, Tsubasa has obvious typos!!1!
    A: Those are intentional, she gets nervous and start mixing the words.

    Q: Is there a way to use my disc with the patch?
    A: At the moment no. The files to patch are too big for Cafiine. The only way you can use your disc for now is to make a dump with ddd.

    Q: I found a bug/my game freezes/there is an error here.
    A: Please send us a save file and an explanation of how happened so we may try reproduce it or else won't be able to fix it.

    Q: The patcher says I'm missing some files but I have them all.
    A: Verify that you are pointing correctly to the game folder (the one with the code, content and meta folders) and that you put the xdelta3.exe and patch files inside a folder called "xdelta". Here's an example of what to do.

    Known Crashes and Issues

    - Game crashes when looking at Tsubasa's character profile and scrolling through the text to fast. *

    - Game crashes after battle randomly accompanied with a loud beep. *

    - Freeze during Tiki's second side story. *

    - Game crashes after Unity animations or after leaving the bloom palace (unknown if it's a crash caused by our patch, or exists in all releases, or just the western release).

    *: This crash is present in the Western and perhaps Japanese release of the games, we don't know if we can fix it, or if we'll ever be able to fix it, or if we've even fixed it already, or if Nintendo/Atlus will ever fix it. Most of these are random and not consistent, you may never see them at all.


    I would like to thank Sn0wCrack, Shudouken, (S)aber, and Werin that helped made this possible. Without them this would have been a very basic patch. Thank you guys!
    Last edited by Cyan, Aug 4, 2016 - Reason: Updated guide: added info for loadiine link
  2. Arif

    Arif GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 12, 2006
    That would be awesome. :)
    This might be a weird question, but could you see if it is possible to change the background color or the text color in dialog boxes?
    Currently it's a light background with white text, which is very hard for me to read. Changing either of them to a dark color for high contrast would be much easier for to read.
  3. Supster131

    Supster131 (づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ *:・゚✧

    Jan 19, 2016
    United States
    My Computer
    Yooo! That sounds awesome! I can't wait :D
    Good luck!
  4. Demonslayerx8

    Demonslayerx8 GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 17, 2011
    United States
    I'd totally get this when it's released in the states!
  5. Sakitoshi

    Sakitoshi everything is going according the plan...

    May 8, 2012
    behind a keyboard or a gamepad
    I don't know if I can, ATM I can change any text in the game and see textures, but I'll give it a try.
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  6. Small Kat

    Small Kat PC addict

    May 24, 2015
    United States
    Wouldn't it be easier to just put the subs from the english version to the jap. version of the game?
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  7. Sakitoshi

    Sakitoshi everything is going according the plan...

    May 8, 2012
    behind a keyboard or a gamepad
    I already though about that and I'll try it. But to be honest I don't think that will work out very well, the Japanese version uses fixed length text, just look how the text I translated looks.
  8. CXu

    CXu Member

    Dec 23, 2015
    Well, we do know that some voice lines have been re-recorded and that ages of some characters have been altered within the script as well. It's not a huge deal, but I guess it would be nice to restore this back to what it was originally. It would also be pretty useful to compare original voice files in general just to see if other files have been altered, and then find out what kind of changes those are. If you need any help, I'll try to help out with whatever I can do (which might amount to a whole lot of nothing :P), and thanks and good luck!
  9. BurningDesire

    BurningDesire GBAtemp Psycho!

    Jan 27, 2015
    United States
    Behind a screen reading news
    *Watches thread*

    Can't wait!!
  10. RedDragonEmperor

    RedDragonEmperor Advanced Member

    Jun 19, 2015
    United States
    ♂ Dungeon Master ♂
    mmmmmmmmmm... Int*eresting
    Last edited by RedDragonEmperor, Jun 5, 2016
  11. Flirkyn

    Flirkyn GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 9, 2014
    Weeeell, I think I'll be waiting your patch before beginning the game then :)
  12. Ruben Burgt

    Ruben Burgt Member

    Oct 20, 2015
    Sakitoshi does what nintendon't.

    No, seriously. Thanks for trying to uncensor this game.
    I wasn't planning on buying this game, but if there was a patch for uncensoring it, then i might consider buying it. It's still sad that we, the gamers who doesnt like silly censorship, have to rely on modders.
    (Why Nintendo? Why do you hate the female anatomy, do you aim to be PC and child friendly?)
    Last edited by Ruben Burgt, Jun 8, 2016
  13. vanartic

    vanartic Member

    May 7, 2016
    your work is appreciated
    looking forward to it!
  14. lordelan

    lordelan GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Jan 4, 2015
    Gambia, The
    Would be great if your patch would work for the EUR version as well (I dunno whether it's censored to be honest but I think so).
  15. Sakitoshi

    Sakitoshi everything is going according the plan...

    May 8, 2012
    behind a keyboard or a gamepad
    I'll need a dump of the EUR version to do it once I finish with the USA version so it'll take a little longer.
    Or with a little luck both versions are identical except for the titleid (very unlikely).
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  16. lordelan

    lordelan GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Jan 4, 2015
    Gambia, The
    Alright, we'll see about that. :)
  17. ggl0l

    ggl0l Member

    Dec 4, 2015
    Serbia, Republic of
    @Sakitoshi What tools do you use to repack cpks? I tried to use the same tool which I used to undub xenoblade x (CPKTools.exe), but it can't even properly unpack pack_010_character.cpk - only a one folder with few files get extracted. Also tried CriToolpack.exe by Falo, and got exactly the same result.
  18. Riku

    Riku GBAtemp Regular

    May 3, 2009
    United States
    I don't think it will be done. Not by a kid who, obviously, didn't finished and can't understand original game. A changes were made in scripts such as scene camera angles, dialog boxes count, re-recorded voices, etc. It's not just about models and textures. OP have no idea what he is talking about.
    Last edited by Riku, Jun 9, 2016
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  19. Kimran

    Kimran Newbie

    Jun 9, 2016
    Gambia, The
    I just wanted to give you my sincere thanks for attempting to fix the mess that Nintendo made out of the game in the west. No matter if it will work out in the end, it's the thought that counts.

    I appriciate it and hope that no matter what you manage to accomplish will also be available for the European version of the game.

    It is sad, really. I wanted to buy a Wii U for this game and buy it day one, but now I don't want to buy it at all anymore and will only buy it used even if there will be a fan patch for it avaiable.

    Nintendo really messed up this time. The game already sold worse enough in Japan as it is.
  20. Sakitoshi

    Sakitoshi everything is going according the plan...

    May 8, 2012
    behind a keyboard or a gamepad
    I got my hand on an updated version of crifilesystem (version 2.40.13), unfortunately I don't think I can share it here as is an official criware tool.

    And you obviously didn't read the OP. I clearly wrote that my goal is to restore the character models and profiles and I wont be doing any changes to the main script.
    I'm confident I can do that much.
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