illusion city

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By [D-Tail]

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21-11-2004, 20:58

Has anyone tried 0.4 already?

By snout

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21-11-2004, 21:00

I'm waiting until the game has been completely translated Wink

By ro

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06-10-2005, 17:23

so euh, I remember a walkthrough somewhere (yeah, yeah I know. I'm kinda low in spare time so I wanna finish this game quickly).. any one?

By Sonic_aka_T

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06-10-2005, 17:44

kill all the monsters, including the bosses.
don't die.

(c)2005 t00b

By snout

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07-10-2005, 13:49

it worked!!! Thanks for your advice, t00b. I would never have made it without your walkthrough! [SNiF] Tongue

By Sonic_aka_T

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07-10-2005, 13:54

you know it! Tongue

By cax

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29-08-2011, 08:07

The illucity.doc file (story of Illusion City in English) mentioned above is unavailable from the link given, but can be found at

http://www.hispamsx.org/files/docs/illucity.txt

Don't read it if you don't want spoilers.
Read it, if you are trying to play untranslated disks 7 and 8.

(Note: In translated game, after loading untranslated disks 7/8 in addition to gibberish in conversations the game can freeze sometimes.
You should use in-game saves to user disk and re-load them in original Japanese game to pass the freezing places. At the next save point you can try to switch back - boot from translated game disk1 again and continue from the saved state. This way menus and battle mode will stay translated on any disk)

Knowing all above and Sonic_aka_T/t00b recommendation "kill all the monsters, including the bosses. don't die", the game still has a point at which understanding the original text is required to proceed:


The only clue seems to be the four revolving statues in the corners of the room.
Each of them is inscribed with a meaningless phrase.
In the end, they find out: by putting the statues in a specific position,
the complete sentence becomes readable, and at the same time,
a giant bridge appears, leading to the final door.

So far, I tried approaching these statues, and each of them gives me a drop-down with 4 options. Choosing any option will rotate the statue into one of 4 directions (North, West, South, East).
Assuming each statue should point to unique direction (can I assume that ?) we have 4*3*2=24 combinations. Should I try them all (fighting monsters each time on my way from statue to statue) or maybe somebody can give me a hint ?

Thank you in advance.

By ro

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29-08-2011, 08:49

ah, the good old IC thread. Game has never been fully translated so far, eh. too bad, haven't played it either. still waiting for the last disk to be translated. Thanx for the link cax. no go ahead and try them 24 positions. then tell us the end result Smile

By Guillian

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29-08-2011, 09:46

IIRC, the order was something like:
v <

> ^
Or perhaps in the other way. I finished the game more than 15 years ago so...

By cax

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30-08-2011, 09:07

Guillian, you are a man gifted with instant recall !
Thank you for the hint, it was exactly what you said, and not the other way.

ro, it seems IC will stay 6/8 translated forever, so I chose to finish it as is.

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