Refer to the following table to learn some useful commands you should know. Use them during your adventure of Final Fantasy VIII.
|Run from Battle
||Press and hold
+ until the party runs or you see
a message saying that you cannot run away.
||Pause the game and press and hold
SELECT + START. The game will fade and return to the title screen. All unsaved progress will be lost.
||In the Magic Menu inside the Man Menu, select the use option and highlight a spell, then press
to discard the highlighted magic.
|Removing Juctioned Magic
||In the Juction screen, highlight a Juctioned magic and press
|Remove Battle Displays
||During battle, hold SELECT to make all of the battle displays boxes disappear. When you release the button, the boxes will
||Turn on extra text boxes to assist with targeting by pressing
during battle. Pressing
a second time turns off the extra boxes.
||In battle when you attempt to remove abnormal status effect using magic, items, or abilities a side box appears showing one
of the abnormal status effects on the character. You can view the other abnormal effects by pressing
, which causes the window to cycle
through the abnormal statuses.
|Auto Polot for Ragnarok
||While riding in the Ragnarok, open the large World Map and highlight your destination. Press
and choose "Yes" and the
Ragnarok will pilot itself. You may cancel the auto pilot option by pressing
|Automatic Attack & Draw
||In the Configuration Menu, set the Cursor option to Memory. During battle, you can then repeat the action you last took with
a character by simply holding down . This
is extremely useful when stocking up on magic.
|Scan Camera Controls
||After using Scan magic, you will see a model of the enemy you targeted. You may manipulate the model using the following
||Directional Pad or Analog Stick. Not all Models rotate.
or and use the Directional
Pad or Analog Stick.