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Alcahest passwords
« on: May 19, 2011, 12:07:44 am »
I figure since F.H. seems to have been MIA for about five years, it might be worth it to try to fix up the broken password system in his Alcahest patch. (I think he didn't bother to fix it because he was planning to add SRAM support.)

I believe I've cracked the format, and I wonder if anybody would be interested in translating them.
The passwords for stages 1-3 are stored in two strings, while the passwords for stages 4-8 are split in three strings. I'm not certain if there's a significance, but I believe the middle portion can be any of the choices.
Not certain yet what the screen space limits are, but the Japanese passwords can be a max of 14 dual-byte characters, yet the game compares the player's input to the valid passwords one byte at a time.
I'd suspect some might need to be Engrished due to the forced string order, unless I hack it to store each valid password as a single string. Depending, that might be easier.
ガーディアンを|さがせ
しゅごしんを|たんさくせよ
くろきしども|をやっつけろ
ダークドラゴン|をうちたおせ
とりで|をめざせ
ようさい|へかけろ
ほんじん|をたたけ
おおぞら|へ/を|かける
てんくう|へ/を|とぶ
たいくう|へ/を|はしる
そうてん|へ/を|まう
かがくの|いせき/めいろ|へふみこめ
ちていの|いせき/めいろ|へいけ
ちかの|いせき/めいろ|をいく
こだいの|いせき/めいろ|をさがす
たいこの|いせき/めいろ|にはいる
やみへの|もん/ゲート|をひらけ
まかいの|もん/ゲート|のかお
じごくの|もん/ゲート|がひらく
あんこくの|もん/ゲート|のむこう
あくまの|もん/ゲート|がひかる
くらやみの|もん/ゲート|ひらくとき
とざされた|しんでん/しろ/まきゅう|をおとせ
やみの|しんでん/しろ/まきゅう|はどこに
きょうふの|しんでん/しろ/まきゅう|にはいれ
くろき|しんでん/しろ/まきゅう|のちから
こんとんの|しんでん/しろ/まきゅう|へむかえ
かげの|しんでん/しろ/まきゅう|をくずせ
カオスの|しんでん/しろ/まきゅう|のかがみ
きょうふ|のかみ/のきしん/のおう|がきたる
こんとん|のかみ/のきしん/のおう|よみがえる
やみ|のかみ/のきしん/のおう|がほえる
ま|のかみ/のきしん/のおう|がたつとき
あくい|のかみ/のきしん/のおう|はしなず
まかい|のかみ/のきしん/のおう|をたおせ
はかい|のかみ/のきしん/のおう|のふっかつ
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Re: Alcahest passwords
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2011, 11:00:41 am »
I decided to translate some of them, they may be incorrect because some I don't know the context:

ガーディアンを|さがせ = Searching for the Guardian.
しゅごしんを|たんさくせよ = Investigating the Guardian Deity
くろきしども|をやっつけろ = Finish off the Black Knight.
ダークドラゴン|をうちたおせ = Defeat the Dark Dragon.
とりで|をめざせ = Aim for the Birds.
ようさい|へかけろ = Gamble on the Fort.
ほんじん|をたたけ = Strike down the Stronghold.
おおぞら|へ/を|かける = Raise the Heavens.
てんくう|へ/を|とぶ = Leap into the Sky.
たいくう|へ/を|はしる = Flight.
そうてん|へ/を|まう = Fluttering Blue Sky.