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Star Ocean: Till The End Of Time

Music test:
Get 55% of the Battle Trophy Collection completed. Press Square at Battle Trophy screen to access this option.

Additional difficulty settings:
When the Battle Trophy Collection is completed, additional difficulty settings for a new game will be unlocked. For example, the "Universe" setting is unlocked at 25% completion, and "Fourth Dimension" at 65%.
anthony muzalia and devk99.

Bonus dungeon:
Successfully complete the game to unlock the ten level Cave Of Trials bonus dungeon with a Boss in each level.
anthony muzalia.

Full-active mode:
Get 95% of the Battle Trophy Collection completed.

2P costume color option:
Get 15% of the Battle Trophy Collection completed. Note: Press Triangle at the status screen to access this option.

3P costume color option:
Get 40% of the Battle Trophy Collection completed. Note: Press Triangle at the status screen to access this option.

4P costume color option:
Get 80% of the Battle Trophy Collection completed. Note: Press Triangle at the status screen to access this option.

Alternate music:
Hold L1, L2, R1, or R2 when selecting a battle stage in versus mode.

Hint: Alternate intermission sequence:
At the beginning before you use the simulator, go to Sophia's room. Check the trash can to have her smack you. Then at the private beach, talk to the flirt and respond with either "I don't know her" or "She's my sister" and you will get another intermission sequence about a book Sophia wanted. If you call her your girlfriend, it is different.

Hint: Extra scene:
After getting Roger back and winning the "Real-Man Contest" at Duggus Forest, go to a house in front of the shop in the Lost City Of Surferio. You will see Roger's Enemy Lucien and his friends. Roger and Lucien will argue, Fayt will convince Lucien and Roger will win.

Hint: Easy experience:
Find an enemy with about 100% to 140% increase on your battle gauge. These enemies should pose a challenge, and you will probably lose a character or two. However, when you win you will receive large amounts of experience. Also, at the tournaments in Gemity, you can fight in the area for a few hours for an easy level 255.
Lionol Condoin.

After you get to Kirlsa and get Nel back into your party, go towards Airyglyph. Battle the Black Knights with your bonus battle gauge full. If done correctly, you should get 100 to over 200 experience points.

Take your best craftsmen and invent the Ring Of Erudition (boosts total experience by 10%). Patent the ring or buy as many of them as possible from an outfitter if it is already out. Specify plan with this ring to increase the bonus to 20%. Do this with all of your rings. Synthesize ten of the rings to a laser weapon (total experience bonus 200%) and equip two of the other rings to a character you are using. Find the Tome for the skill Combat Training for another 80% experience boost. Activate a bonus battle and fight until it displays triple experience on the list for a grand total of 580% normal experience.
Michael Stein.

Hint: Easy money:
Get into a battle with a Nobleman (higher level, the better). Kill all enemies except the Nobleman. Set every character to manual and do not do anything. The Nobleman cannot do any damage, and every time he falls you get more Fol when you finish the battle. Also, if you let him escape using Spare Me, you can get an Idol to sell for even more Fol.
yai men.

If you are fighting a Nobleman (fat enemies that do not attack you at all), attack him until he does the move "Spare Me". He will get on the ground groveling for your mercy. Once you see a treasure chest pop out of him, hit him. He will not escape. Basically you can get the experience plus the idol. If he lives from that hit, you can let him go on for awhile, constantly tripping and losing his money, which in turn gives you more money in the end. The Noblemans do not give too much experience. You can sell the idols at a store. This is more useful at the beginning of the game when you need money.
Brad Penwell.

As soon as you reach Gemity (Disc 2), go toward the Runic Chess game. Before you select the difficulty, choose the "Advanced" (Level S) game. Upon winning you are awarded a Lezard Flask. Go to the nearest shop and sell it for 100,000 Fol.

Once you get Ansala, Misty Lear, and Sophia, do some alchemy for 4900 Fol or higher. You can sell what you make for double the price. Orichalcon sells for 11,000 Fol but costs about 5,500 Fol to make. Angel Stone goes for about 10,000 Fol and costs 5,000 Fol. Celestial Homunculus Sells for about 20,000 Fol but costs about 10,000 Fol to make.
Samuel Roberts.

To get unlimited money, you must have Ansela, Misty Lear and Sophia. Go to a workshop that has Alchemy. If it does not, build one. Put Ansela, Misty Lear, and Sophia in any line. You must have at least 100,000 Fol for this to work. Cycle through the money until it displays anything over 9,000 Fol. For best results make sure it is between 9,000 and 10,000 Fol.. Start inventing the item. Every time the time bar reaches the end, you will always get satisfied faces. Every time they smile, you are creating a Celestial Homoculus. Note: If it gets to fifteen it will start make unsatisfied faces. Be careful and count. When you get the desired number, stop production and receive the Homoculi. Go to the nearest store and sell all of them. You will make a 20,300 Fol for each one sold, giving you an average of 10,000 Fol profit. You can easily make well over 1 million Fol in fifteen minutes, and 999,999,999 Fol in about an hour.

Hint: Defeating Freya:
In order to defeat Freya easily in Galaxy mode, have two melee characters and someone who can cast Protection. Make sure the two melee characters have a defense of about 3700. Put the person that cast Protection on do nothing. When the battle starts with Freya, cast Protection on the two melee characters. Put the character that cast Protection as far away possible from Freya. Then, switch to one of the melee characters and do some damage to Freya without her doing any real damage to you. Cast Protection at about every four Ethereal Blasts.

This is best done at maximum level with Fayt on Galaxxy, but can be very useful under the higher difficulty settings. Buy or invent the sword Veinslay, then invent ten Boots of Prowess. Synthesize eight fully refined Boots Of Prowess to the Veinslay. Then, fully refine the two remaining Boots Of Prowess and equip them to Fayt's accessory slots. The last thing you should do is take your Valiant Mail and refine it until you have eight Def +20 factors, and equip that to Fayt, as well as the Veinslay. Your defense should go over 5,000. The only thing to look out for is her two Symbology spells, but otherwise, you should be able to defeat her. It is also recommend that you turn off the Berserk tactical skill.

Hint: Defeating Luther:
When fighting Luther, the final Boss, bring a full inventory of Analeptics, a few Magic Berries, full inventory of Revival Potions, Physical Enhancers, Mental Enhancers, and the things that bring their defense down by 30%. It is recommended that your party contain Fayt, Nel, and Cliff, and have them all to at least level 55. On Fayt, have the skills Standby Healing equipped once, and for the rest make them Critical Hit HP. On Cliff, have Fists Of Fury and Acrobat Locus equipped. On Nel, have Mirror Slice, Common Support Symbols and Critical Hit HP equipped. In the first battle with Luther, he has 200,000 HP. During the second battle with Luther, he has 400,000 HP. He is immune to all elemental attacks. When you fight him the second time, he will use a move that covers the field in a red-black cloud. Also, big tentacle things will pop up and surround Luther, protecting him from attack. After he is surrounded, a group of blue-white glowing balls will shoot out and semi-home in on your characters. They will do well over 1000 points of damage, even when at level 60. Heal immediately after the spell is cast to have even the slightest hope to survive.

Hint: Easy Boss battle trophies:
Save the game before heading into a Boss battle. When battling a Boss, use Cliff as player one's character and have Hammer Of Might on Major Attack (Circle) Short Range. Make sure that he has items that increase his attack (for example, Warriors Bracelet). This increases the damage and overturns the Boss. This is also a good attack as it deals both HP and MP damage. When using this, the Boss should be overturned (flipped over to the floor) for a few seconds. Stay back away from the Boss and recharge your furry by standing still. When the Boss finishes attacking, move in close again and use Hammer Of Might. Repeat the process until the Boss is defeated and you should get the two trophies.

Hint: Norton's hideout code:
The code for Norton's hideout is "256". It is easy because the bandits are dumb.

Hint: Orichalcum:
The Orichalcum is made through Alchemy in the Item Creation menu, which you can only do after registering in the Craftsmen's Guild. To create the Orichalcum, which gives 500 ATK to any weapon and survive on Fury when incap (50%), you need to do five things. First, get a lot of money (5100-5700 Fol). If you miss, you must keep paying that amount until it is made or you cancel. This can easily be prevented if you save and load if you fail frequently. Also synthesizing requires a lot of money (about 18,000 Fol) for the first Orichalcum. Also, the price keeps rising. You also need to recruit the inventor Mackwell, the inventor Misty Lear, and Maria (or Sophia if you have her by that time). Finally, you need the Alchemy Stone, which raises the Alchemy's success rate. Then, just keep hitting "Original Invention" until you get the cost about 5,100 to 5,700 Fol, then create it. If you miss more than four times, it is better to cancel and retry.
Magus shadow.

Hint: Albel instead of Nel:
Use the following trick to get Albel to join your team instead of Nel when you fight Biwig (they smash the jammer). Go to Peterny after you get Albel from the dungeon to fight Crosell. Go to the Inn there and sleep. An intermission sequence will start, where Albel takes Fayt outside to ask him something. Reply "I don't hate you." At the fight with Biwig before leaving Elicoor, it will not be Nel who smashes the jammer. It should be Albel who comes along instead of Nel, to moonbase and so on.
Craig Joynes.

Hint: Get Holy Sword early:
Explore Pesotto Forest until you have 99% completion. You will be rewarded with a 1/144 scale Bunny. Later, you will reach the Royal City of Aityglyph. Continue until you reach the Mining Town of Kirlsa. Then, go back to the Traum Mountians. Once again, get 99% completion and a 1/144 scale Bunny. Take the bunnies back to the Royal City of Airglyph and sell them for 9,000 Fol each. You should now be able to afford the Holy Sword, which has an ATK of 200.
kris smith.

Hint: Get "Defeat In 1 Minute" and "Defeat w/o Taking Damage" battle trophies:
Save the game before fighting the Boss. There is usually a save point just before a big battle. Fight hard and remember that you are trying to defeat the Boss in one minute. If unsuccessful, reload your saved game. If successful, save your new battle trophy to your Battle Collection on your memory card. Then reset the game by loading it from the menu. Load from where you just saved before fighting the Boss. Then fight again, but this time, stay out of the battle and get far away from the action. Heal party members and cure any status aliments only. Let your party members do all the fighting. You may use long range spell attacks. Try not to take any damage. If you are damaged, reset the game by loading it from the last save point. Repeat the last step until you get the "Defeat w/o Taking Damage Battle" trophy. Then, save your new trophy to your Battle Collection and continue the game. Because the Battle Collection is a separate file on the memory card, once it is saved it is unaffected by resetting the game.
Timothy Thomason.

Hint: Peppeti Rosseti's autograph:
At the hotel in the begging of the game, get to the floor with the battle system just outside of the lounge to the right, near the man standing in front of the door being blocked. Go past that and the next door will hold a brief intermission sequence. You will get Peppeti Rosseti's autograph on the back of your shirt. It will remain there as long as you wear the shirt.

Hint: Rabbit Ears Chalice:
If you do Roger's Ancient Book side quest, you will eventually uncover an item called the Rabbit Ears Chalice in the Ursa Lava Caves. With the item equipped, enter the following combo during a battle to have that character blow up and deal damage to the enemy: press Up(2), Down(2), Left, Right, Left, Right, (Circle, X or X, Circle, depending on refinement). If done correctly, the character will explode and do damage.
Marvein lollol.

Hint: Better item creation:
When creating an item, choose original creation. Set the price of the original creation very high (over 4,000. After the meter completes the first finish, check the characters' expression.. If they are smiling (better if three of the characters are smiling), then press X to see what you have created. If it is unsuccessful, load the game. This is risky where money is concerned. Note: Setting the item original creation price very high increases the chance of creating good items. This requires some patience.
cher marcus.

Hint: Stronger weapons:
In order to have a weapon that could possibly be stronger than everybody's final weapon, you will need Mackwell and Misty Lear. Wait until a Alchemic Inventor invents a stone that can enhance your attack, preferably Damask. Put Mackwell and Misty Lear on the first line. Specify the plan and select a Alchemy Stone, preferably the Damask. Start the invention process. When the line is finished the stone should be stronger. For example, if the stone was originally ATK +100 it should have two ATK +100. You can keep doing the same thing to the stone and it will keep enhancing. After you have the stat of the stone to whatever you desire, get some people who have good synthesizing skills. Have them synthesize the stone to the weapon of choice. The weapon should then be stronger. For example, if the weapon your character had was at an ATK of 500 and you did this trick five times, the weapon should be at 1,000 ATK. Note: Sometimes the stone will be enhanced more than once, which will make it better for you.

Hint: Easy 9999 attack:
Note: This trick needs an empty weapon with no stats on it yet and about 1 or 2m.. Once you have Ansala and have been creating Orichalcum, you will find that you can earn a lot money by selling them. You will also have a good enough weapon or character to win Single Battle S-Rank in Gemity Battle Arena. The reward of doing that is the item "Imposing Scroll", which has +1000 Atk. Use Osaman The Sage, Count Noppen and Fayt, and Specify the Plan for Imposing Scroll. This will require two or three tries per Specification, and cost about 34,000 gold. Repeat that step until it has been successful eight times. You will now have one Imposing Scroll with 8 factors of "+1000 Atk". Synthesize this onto a clean weapon, for example, a Veinslay or a Laser Weapon (recommended so everyone can use it and still have 9999 Atk). While Synthesizing, you must let it go eight times.

Hint: Unbreakable battle gauge:
Make sure one of your characters is dead and remove the Restore spell from anyone who can cast it. Build your battle gauge up, then put the dead character in your party, and choose that person as your leader. Stay on the character and let the CPU kill the enemies. As long as you remain on the dead character, your battle gauge cannot be broken.
dark soul.

Hint: Hidden scene:
When you have Albel, go to Peterny and stay at the Inn. If the scene does not happen, try again next time. You will see Albel try to stab Fayt, but misses. He will then talk with Fayt outside, then you can choose whatever you want to say.
Diego Mendoza.

Hint: Battle mode:
To unlock battle mode, you must first have Maria in your party. Then, complete the dungeon Aquatic Gardens of Surferio. At the end of the dungeon you will fight a Boss. After you defeat him, you will find a chest containing the item Paracelsus's Table. Take this item to Welch in the Craftsmen's Guild in Pterny to unlock battle mode.

Hint: Kirlsa Cavern hauler maze:
The hauler maze can be difficult. Use the following trick to get out quickly. When you see the action buttons that ask if you want to switch, the first one is to the left, second is to the right, and the third, fourth, and fifth are all to the left. It should also be noted that in between you will be asked if you want to stop at all. This is recommended because every time you do so, not only do you get items but your hauler's stress level is put back to 0.
mr slick.

Hint: Finding exits:
If you cannot leave an area, talk to everyone there.

Hint: Character's secondary and best ultimate weapons:
Magus shadow.

Divine Avenger: Treasure Chest, Maze of Tribulations 7F
Levantine: Dropped Item, Super Blair
Pumpkin Wraith Rod: Treasure Chest, Maze of Tribulations B1F
Sacred Ether: Dropped Item, Freya
Cliff, Mirage
Raven Gauntlets: Treasure Chest, Maze of Tribulations B3F
Valorous Gauntlets: Dropped Item, Enraged Crosell
Shadow Phase gun: Treasure Chest, Maze of Tribulations B1F
Dragon Laser: Dropped Item, Arch Demon
Elemental Ticklers: Treasure Chest, Maze of Tribulations B2F
Death Bringers: Dropped Item,Vengeful Syelby
Helm of Dark Eye: Treasure Chest, Maze of Tribulations B1F
Hybrid Helm: Dropped Item, Green Mojara
Dark Faerie Claw: Treasure Chest, Maze of Tribulations B2F
Fangs Of the Wicked: Dropped Item, Frenzied Biwig
Efreet Cape: Treasure Chest, Maze of Tribulations B4F
Angelic Cape: Dropped Item, Furious Berial
Heaven's Blade: Treasure Chest, Urssa Cave Temple
Heavenly Spirit: Dropped Item, Shadow Dragon

Hint: Final Fantasy X-2 reference:
A few time during the game, a instrumental of Final Fantasy X-2's "1000 Words" from the North American version of the game can be heard.

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