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ok, this is really odd. a few days ago i won an eBay auction for a copy of Final Fantasy X International edition. today it finally arrived and i ripped it to my HDD, started it in OPL, to find that the game is entirely in English with no Japanese option at all! the game file is SLPM_675.13, and the save file is BKSLPM-67513FF09066. wtf is up here, none of the info matches anything else i\\\'ve read in this thread or other places, and did i get a rare, special, different edition? this one seems to be better for the English speaking folks since there is no Japanese to f*ck around with in the beginning lol, so to me i got a great deal and its even better. :P
Then it is not the release most of us refer to by the term "FFX International".
Originally Posted by Hajile
That game has no options for the sound, which always uses english language, but by default all in-game menus and messages use Japanese text, unless this is changed either in one of the options when starting the game (an option presented only in Japanese ), or in-game by opening the main menu and using the options submenu to switch to English (again with all choices on the way there displayed only in Japanese).
Of course, even the Japanese releases use a lot of English words, especially in headings and credits and such, but the in-game menus, messages as well as the new-game options (those shown after choosing "NEW GAME" (in English)) are all shown in Japanese.
So if your game starts and runs without any japanese text anywhere, then it is not the same game release.
However, Squaresoft refers to ALL versions of FFX apart from the the two oldest ones (original JP and US versions) as being FFX International. So in their writings even the UK or French versions of FFX are variations of FFX International. But use of 'International' in the title is something they normally reserve for Asian releases. (Yes, I know that's illogical, but that's their fault, not mine...)
What I think you have gotten hold of there is an FFX International variant produced for the Asian region (hence the SLPM prefix) but for the non-Japanese nations, who have no single language in common other than English (the pidgin effect). So it is quite normal for releases intended for several of those nations to use English instead of any local languages.
SLPM_675.13 is not the game code I've seen for FFX international.
the game file is SLPM_675.13, and the save file is BKSLPM-67513FF09066. wtf is up here, none of the info matches anything else i\\\'ve read in this thread or other places, and did i get a rare, special, different edition? this one seems to be better for the English speaking folks since there is no Japanese to f*ck around with in the beginning lol, so to me i got a great deal and its even better. :P
A google search for that game code turned up only 8 hits in the entire world, with two of these being duplicates for sites already found by the other hits, so according to google only 6 sites even mention that code. Two of those were sites dealing only with emulation so not with a real PS2, and the rest were all in Japanese, Thai or Korean, making it impossible for me to follow what they said about it.
The genuine FFX International game code SLPS_250.88, on the other hand, produces hundreds of hits leading to sites all over the world where this game is discussed.
I'm not saying that your game is not a genuine release, but it is not the release most of us refer to as FFX International (SLPS_250.88), and will most likely not be able to use compatible cheat codes, as discussed previously in this thread.
So while it is great for you not to be hampered by japanese menus (affects first startup only), it is a disadvantage if you ever want to play with cheat codes, as there are none I can recommend to you as safe to use with that version.
Best regards: dlanor
There are only 3 versions of Final Fantasy X International I know.
[SLPS-25088] Japanese Version
[SLPM-67513] Korean Version
[SLPM-65115] Asian Version
and all 3 version needs different cheat codes