Hello. Welcome to Final Fantasy Classic. This web site is all about the original Final Fantasy game for the NES, and its endless stream of spinoffs and remakes.

I'm Dr. Unne. I'll be your sarcastic guide. Never compare me to Clippy, or I'll eat your face.

If you're unsure what you're doing here, pick a game in the menu on the left. Please note, the NES section is more complete than the others, and much of the information in the NES section is applicable to all the remakes also.

What happen?
Jan 03, 2014 05:21 PM PST, Posted by Brian

Well, in 2010 I moved to Canada from the US, that was kind of a big deal. Then I made a bunch of new friends and decided to try a life offline for a while. Then I bought a house and wrote a book and and got two cats. Then I got very sick. Then I got better.

It didn't leave a lot of time for an FF1 site. I took the site down because I didn't want to leave it sitting around unmoderated. Also the code was crashing my server constantly.

Sometime during all of that, I lost interest in video games. But sometime since, I've rediscovered how fun games can be, and how gaming can facilitate social interaction rather than be a hindrance to it. Games are how I've made most of my friends. Games are how I met my wife. Also I figure someone in the world could probably use some of the info I have on the site. Coming up on 30 years later, FF1 is still an awesome game.

I also felt kind of bad yanking the site offline without notice. There was a burgeoning community here (of sorts). Sorry about that.

Now that life has calmed down a bit, I jammed the site back online, as you can see. I don't have definite plans for updates to it. I'll keep an eye on it though. Happy 2014.

Nov 13, 2013 02:18 AM PST, Posted by Brian

Hmm, does this thing still work?

Source codes
Aug 19, 2010 11:32 AM PDT, Posted by Brian

Yesterday I wrote 150 lines of code for FFC*. Impressed? This weekend is looking promising for me to have free time to work on it some more.

*(None of them were related to the tournament in any way.)

Jul 20, 2010 12:41 PM PDT, Posted by Brian

The server keeps crashing, which is kind of annoying. I'm aware of this and working on it. It might take me a while (couple days) to fix though.

I'm also aware I haven't updated in a while, but I'll be updating more frequently once I scrounge up some time. I have a lot of other projects I had to devote attention to, but those are winding down a bit now.

Poll #8
May 14, 2010 02:13 PM PDT, Posted by Brian

Good news everyone. Nicole and I are all set up in our new apartment and my computer is out of its cardboard/tupperware prison. The bad news however is I that have a business trip for the next week. Once I get back I'll get back to site-coding. I promise*.

In the meantime, have another poll. I trust you'll find it most satisfactory.

(*promise subject to credit approval, may not be valid in certain areas)

Poll #7
Apr 16, 2010 10:46 AM PDT, Posted by Brian
Poll #6
Apr 12, 2010 02:45 PM PDT, Posted by Brian
Busy busy busy
Apr 12, 2010 12:19 PM PDT, Posted by Brian

As Nicole said, I just moved to Canada for good last week. It was a stressful couple of months. Right now the computer with the source code for this site is in a dozen pieces scattered throughout tupperware containers in my wife's dad's house. This is not conducive to working on the site.

I just wanted to reassure you that I will continue to work on the site once I have time. I have many ideas I still want to implement, and yes, the tournament. Keep in mind that I have a job where I write code that people actually pay me money for, and that this money is essential to providing food and shelter, without which it is very difficult to produce FF1 website content.

In other news, I'm thinking of turning this into a fansite for the NES Legend of Zelda game. FF1 is pretty overrated anyways. Stay tuned for the big move to zeldaclassic.net.

There are no ports to the north.
Apr 06, 2010 05:00 PM PDT, Posted by Nic

Brian is officially fresh off the boat in Canada. He says he decided to make this site into a Dragon Warrior site.

Hay guyz
Feb 20, 2010 03:55 PM PST, Posted by Brian

Sorry I haven't been active here quite so much. Most of the reason for this is that I'm making my own FF-style RPG. Surprise!

You can see a very, very, very preliminary demo (video) here. Most of the art is just crap I threw together to make sure the game engine works. The whole thing is written from scratch, so it's slow going, but fun so far. Stay tuned for a playable demo probably in another month or two at this pace.

Nicole is helping with the art/music/ideas/everything but the programming. Give us both some encouragement if you like.

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