FE9 Message Tool


FE9 Message Tool is a tool that allows you to easily extract and edit the texts from all versions of Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance. I originally made this since it’s really difficult to get support texts in any other language than english. However when the extraction tool was ready I had enough knowledge about the data format to make a tool that automatically repoints text correctly and here we are: It’s a solution that makes easy text editing for FE9 possible.

You just drag and drop *.m or *.txt files onto the fields and the program decodes or encodes your files that can then be reinserted into the rom with correct repointing. Extracted text looks like this:

[Scene=上下会話][S_Target=0][FaceCommand=S][Face='GREIL' Pos='0'][S_Target=0]So, the sleeping prince awakens![A]
[Face='MIST' Pos='1'][S_Target=1]Father![Pause=4] I can't believe you![A][ClearBox]I know those are practice swords,
but they're still heavy! You have
no right to be so rough on Ike.[A]
[S_Target=0]If this is too much for the boy,[Pause=3]
he'll never make it as a mercenary.[A]
[ClearTarget=0][Face='IKE' Pos='0']$Ub$HMist, [Pause=2]you don't have to worry.
I told you, I'm fine.[A]
[ClearTarget=1][S_Target=1][FaceCommand=S][Face='GREIL' Pos='1']Ha! [Pause=2]You'd better be.[Pause=5] Now
grab your sword and get ready![A]
[ClearTarget=0][Face='MIST' Pos='0'][S_Target=0]What? [Pause=2]Don't tell me[Pause=3] you're
going at it again![Pause=3] But[FreezeMouth]--[UnfreezeMouth][A]
[ClearTarget=1][Face='IKE' Pos='1'][S_Target=1]Just until I land a single blow.[Pause=4]
I'm not giving up until I can get
one good hit in on Father.[A]
[ClearTarget=0][S_Target=0][FaceCommand=S][Face='GREIL' Pos='0'][S_Target=0]I like your resolve, Ike.[Pause=4] But [Pause=2]it takes
more than a strong will to[FreezeMouth]... [UnfreezeMouth][Pause=4]Hm?[A][X]

I formatted the commands similiar to how Nintenlord handled text commands. If you need any help or have suggestions for the tool just let me know. Although I developed this for myself I think it could be pretty useful if anybody wants to make a FE9 hack.

Download FE9 Message Tool


This is neat now we can get a FE9 rewrite I think…


You’ve only been here for 3 hours and I’m already in love with what you’ve done.



Chris knows how to make an entrance!


Hey guys it’s your homeboy Chris, casually making a text editor for a game people tried to figure out for the better part of a decade, what’s up. Next week I’ll be dropping a little preview for my next project, Half Life 3.



“But before Half Life 3, here’s the FEBuilder equivalent for Final Fantasy (yes all of them); made it on the weekend, figured I’d share.”

Sorry Chris. But this is what some of us are like…Please stay…we need you.


Thanks for the comments. I had a good laugh so don’t worry. This is the perfect type of humor for a hacking community.

I already made some basic eventing stuff in FE9 like changing what Items you get, switching skill mechanics or changing movement routines. Although at the moment I just used shorter commands with additional terminator bytes to experiment. Figuring out how pointers for chapter scripts work would be the next big step.


FE9Builder soon?


Better start planning FE9 Chaos Mode.


Ain’t nobody got time for that.