I'm one of those people with no technical know-how whatsoever...
And with emulation, I have little to no reason to tinker with my carts.
Most of my carts and disks are sitting neatly in a storage shed where they haven't seen a lick of sunshine in over ten years.
I really am eager to do Ziria, if only because it will help settle the confusion between "Far East of Eden" and "Tengai Makyou."
(Note for those who don't know:
The chief concept behind the series is that Hudson made up an American historian named P.H. Chada who "wrote a book about the history of Jipang."
"His book" was called Far East of Eden
, and it was full about western misconceptions about eastern culture. A nonsensical, whimsical history...
Hudson's developers in Japan "worked together with P.H. Chada" to make "Tengai Makyou" - the game inspired by Far East of Eden
However, not all Tengai series games are Far East of Eden. Only the games that are set in Jipang have Far East of Eden on the title.
* Because they're drawing from the history told in "P.H. Chada's book." * This is why the games that do not take place in Jipang
("Tengai Makyou: Daiyon no Mokushiroku - The Apocalypse IV" and Oriental Blue: Ao no Tengai)
do not feature the words Far East of Eden on the covers or title screens.
I am hoping that more people learn the distinction between "Far East of Eden" and the "Tengai series" so that people will refer to the game
series as the Tengai series, and not the "Far East of Eden series," as not all Tengai series games are Far East of Eden games.)