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How does Vivi differ from other Black Mages?

Vivis encounter with Black Mage no. 288 gives a somewhat short explanation to this. Vivi is a prototype making him different from the others. And it might also be the reason he can live longer. The ...
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How does Vivi differ from other Black Mages?

@trappski gave a perfectly good in-universe answer, but I think an out-of-universe one also deserves mentioning: it's so the player can more easily tell that Vivi is not like the other black mages. ...
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How to "cheat" at stealing in Final Fantasy IX?

As for "Other options" The Demon's Mail can be purchased in Daguerreo from the Weaponsmith's Shop on Disc 3. If you're still wanting to go down the steal route, you could go with Zidane's 'Bandit' ...
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Is playing the card game Tetra Master required for completion of the game?

Unfortunately, no you cannot ignore the game completely as you must win at least two rounds during Disk 3 when you go to the Card Tournament.
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How does Vivi differ from other Black Mages?

A bit late, but I'll add more info. My source is this wikia page which in turn references Final Fantasy IX Ultimania. To quote: Vivi is a black mage created in Dali at the behest of the kingdom of ...
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What sidequests can be done before getting Excalibur II?

Everything in the game can be achieved, even with a 12-hour speedrun. Take a look at this Excalibur II perfect guide by Atomos199. Hope you got some time, there is really much to read. Hope you are ...
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Can Excalibur II be acquired on the Android version of FFIX?

According to the Excalibur II Wiki, you can get the weapon on the mobile version the same way as you would on the other platforms while also being easier to obtain. Challenge .... The Steam and ...
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Can I find all the Tetra Master cards in Disc 4?

No, you can find every card in Disc 4 execpt the Namingway, which is present only in Disc 3: Got from Kuja's room in Desert Palace (near the teleporter, only after Eiko has been kidnapped) Win from ...
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How is chance for a critical hit determined in Final Fantasy IX?

I think the equation is supposed to read: (0 ... 99) mod (Spirit / 4) > (0 ... 99) That is, a Spirit of 44 would yield (0 .. 99) mod 11 which is effectively (0 .. 10) which then rolls against (0 .....
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Is playing the card game Tetra Master required for completion of the game?

Tetra Master games do not give you anything except more cards to play Tetra Master, even the tournament. The cards themselves do not convert into any items like they did with Triple Triad. There is ...
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Where did Quina go in Madain Sari?

The Wiki entry for Quina says: After the party leaves the Outer Continent leaving Quina behind, s/he swims away from Madain Sari and, with no real explanation, ends up in Treno. Which leads me to ...
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Is there any benefit to prolong the King Leo batle with SFX Magic?

There isn't, other than for roleplaying purposes. All SFXs do 0 damage no matter what, and you can't steal either. It doesn't influence the rest of the play either (The Swordfight*). *Mini-game ...
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How can I window stretch and remove the border graphics for Final Fantasy IX?

The reason there are gray portions on the edges of the screen is because the steam version of the game is a PC port of a mobile port of a PS1 game. The graphics were never intended to be stretched to ...
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What is the proper way to sync saved games on the PC version of FFIX?

Right click on game in your Steam Library. Select Properties. Open Updates tab. At the bottom you can enable Steam Cloud and see how much data is uploaded on Steam servers. If it says 0 bytes, there ...
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