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Romhacking => Script Help and Language Discussion => Topic started by: tryphon on October 21, 2014, 05:20:41 am

Title: Phantasy Star Generation 2 : strange weapons
Post by: tryphon on October 21, 2014, 05:20:41 am
Hello,

there are two kinds of weapons in Phantasy Star Generations 2 that seem to share similar description : scales and canes/rods. The problem is : I haven't the slightiest idea about what kind of weapon a scale can be (I'm not english-speaking. For me and my dictionnaries, a scale can be several things, as something covering fishes' skin or a tool to paint your roof and break your neck, but not a weapon, not a convenient one to say the least).

Here are the names (in Japanese), followed by their respective decriptions (I think, they are not stored side to side but I guess they match) :

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ラコニアスケール
ラコニア製で最強の棒状打撃武器。詳細不明…

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セラミックスケール
セラミック製の棒状打撃武器。  うろこ状の表面で強度が高い。

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スチールスケール
鋼鉄製の棒状打撃武器。     本来は工具の一種。

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風刃の杖
風の属性を持つ棒状武器。    ザンの効果を発揮する。

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氷結の杖
氷の属性を持つ棒状武器。    バータの効果を発揮する。

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火炎の杖
火の属性を持つ棒状武器。    フォイエの効果を発揮する。

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電光のムチ
雷の属性を持つ紐状武器。    ゾンデの効果を発揮する。
Title: Re: Phantasy Star Generation 2 : strange weapons
Post by: Midna on October 21, 2014, 09:33:07 am
According to the text, "scale" refers to some kind of rod-like melee weapon.
Title: Re: Phantasy Star Generation 2 : strange weapons
Post by: obscurumlux01 on November 03, 2014, 11:33:15 pm
Your post reminded me of Final Fantasy Twelve.
I found an image of a 'scale' weapon for you (http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130703141004/finalfantasy/images/9/9d/ArcScale-ffxii.png)
Here is the source of that image under 'Measures' (http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_Final_Fantasy_XII_Weapons)
Yeah it is wierd but that's the best I could find :)

They also have information and pictures for 'Rods' and 'Staves' (Staves is the plural form of Staff).

Hope this helps!
Title: Re: Phantasy Star Generation 2 : strange weapons
Post by: tryphon on November 04, 2014, 01:24:30 am
Thanks :)

The translation is already out (I'll make a thread here asap). Fortunately, it confirms what I've been told.