Cracking the Code achievement in Final Fantasy IX

Cracking the Code

Uncover the secret of the Eidolon Wall.

Cracking the Code0
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How to unlock the Cracking the Code achievement

  • ChuiChui822,631
    18 Feb 2019 18 Feb 2019 17 Jun 2020
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    This can be unlocked after you have
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    Enter Madain Sari with Dagger in your party. Go to the porch in Eiko's house and Lani will run away. Exit Madain Sari and return with a party that doesn't have Dagger, or Amarant. Speak with Lani twice and enter the nearby small room, walk towards the screen and you should have a ! pop-up which will prompt some messages on what to do.

    Head to Eidolon Wall in Madain Sari and you'll see the camera angle has changed from before. Walk right around the wall once and when you return to the entrance, you will hear a chime (need to have sounds effects on). Turn around and walk around the wall left until you hear the chime again. Turn around and walk right until you hear a chime and so on. Repeat this until you get a message that HP and MP is restored and status effects are removed (which should be after 9 times). Afterwards, head right and read every inscription on the mural. By returning to Ifrit's inscription and reading it again, you will learn Dagger's true name and unlock the achievement

    edit : I went into config and turned sound off but left sound effects on, much easier to listen for the chimes from JamoneTheAfro in comments
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    TuggySunshineThe "chimes" are very soft and blend with the music very well. so listen closely.
    Posted by TuggySunshine on 24 Apr 19 at 06:50
    Jamone the AfroI went into config and turned sound off but left sound effects on, much easier to listen for the chimes
    Posted by Jamone the Afro on 13 Aug 19 at 15:19
    ChocoboStampedeFantastic idea. Jamone the Afro. Thank you!
    Posted by ChocoboStampede on 10 Nov 19 at 02:13
    I wonder how are you supposed to unlock it, without a guide...
    Posted by Gottle on 14 Jul 20 at 10:30
    EmagDrolBotI had some issues with this. In case anyone has the same problem I did (Lani would not mention the room, nor would there be chimes at the wall).

    I had previously made her run off by having Dagger with me on Disc 3 at some point, so when I came back without Dagger she just said something about not thinking about money. I had to go get Dagger and Amarant again, bring them back to chase her off again, then come back without them and only then did she say something about the room and only after that did the chimes appear at the wall.
    Posted by EmagDrolBot on 21 Aug 20 at 01:03
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