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    Legend of Galactic Heroes PC Game

    Post by Almael on 11/17/2009, 8:39 am

    Bandai is selling a PC game (here)of the series since last year.
    It looks like a better 3D version of the old Nintendo console game with Homworld like tactical combat on a strategic map similar to StarTrek Armada or Galactic Civilization.
    I dunno but I don't think it has real resource management as those strategic game.
    It sells for 9240 yen (92$)

    Edit: Main game site.

    Spoiler:

    Edit:
    If you are interested then go on.

    Source site. (took a while to find; read closely!)

    Edit: How to install:
    Spoiler:

    Note: If you install under a western system you will see an english text for Windows Live profile registration after starting the game for the first time.
    You will need about 2.5 GByte free space to install it. The installer is very notorious and tells you that you need 2GBytes. I had 2.7GB but windows ate up a gig and I had to free another 2GB until it worked. The installer itself needs 2-300MB but free them up after it's done. (I hate Windows!)

    Start the installer and you will see a typical windows-program installation.
    Click on the button in the middle which has an '(N)' for next.
    You will see the license notice. Now mark the top choice and click on next.
    You get to choose standard (top) or custom (bottom) installation.
    Choose custom if you want to install in a certain directory or folder.
    Click on next.
    You will be asked for your key.
    Type your key in and the left button turns on, click on it.
    If the next button is still there click on it or just wait and it will tell you that you don't have enough space. In this case click on the right button to cancel and free more space.

    After you start the game you are required to create a Windows Live profile within the game.
    Click on the top button to create on, type your player name etc.
    If it fails the game will exit. Start it again and try again.




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    Re: Legend of Galactic Heroes PC Game

    Post by tanis1lionheart on 11/19/2009, 2:50 am

    How playable is the game for non-Japanese readers?
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    Re: Legend of Galactic Heroes PC Game

    Post by Almael on 11/20/2009, 10:45 am

    Almael=Yesterday at 10:57 pm wrote:Report coming soon after I have installed it in a bit.
    It
    doesn't look too complicated from the screenshots, so I don't expect
    much trouble. It's only about fleet tactics, and the good thing seemed
    to be that when some special action is required it shows up as command
    option.

    Yep, it's easy to handle. You just need some windows common sense as to OK or Back buttons, the rest is Cancel of course.
    The first time around I played under western system so I was blind as anyone and still did well in the first mission. If you play under japanese system setting (control panel->clock,language,region->regional language options->Administrative->change system locale)
    you will see all japanese fonts.
    Most buttons are pics so you still see the most important ones under any system setting.

    The game play is simple. You can click commands or use keyboard.
    The only problem compared to similar games is that fleet maneuver is either moving any sideways or turn-and-move.
    The other trouble is when you use icons the important ones require you to click OK in another menue which is halfway across the screen from where the icon is. In a heated fight this costs time and the enemy has a 50% chance to move out of firing direction.
    Fleet formation is very powerful, but cumbersome if you got many fleets and have to turn a lot.

    Although gameplay is simple the missions are not to be underestimated.

    I will post pics and some translation on the menues later. All will be run through pics. It seems you can kind of cheat by replaying and gain levels, but I want to see how far I get just so.
    (While replaying to make necessary screenshots on the menues I got rank S for 1st mission. Smile )

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    Edit:
    To play you need a Windows Live profile created within the game. Do so.
    Sometimes you have to click off some message.






    This menu come up when you click on System before a game.


    Campaign screen





    Skirmish screen

    OPTIONS







    Now start a mission/stage







    At the beginning you can't configure your fleets.


    Click on the right button to play.























    Stage 2





    My Yang's ship attempting to enter Reinhard's ship. He's not happy.




    Won in 8 min! and against higher level enemies.






    Edit:2012/07
    outdated old photobucket url updated


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    Re: Legend of Galactic Heroes PC Game

    Post by Almael on 11/26/2009, 12:50 pm

    Almael on Sun Nov 22, 2009 1 pm wrote:
    Further on in game play.
    In addition to what I said. Firing missiles needs careful 'pin pointing' because they are set to fire in the direction the fleet faces and to a certain point at distance. An enemy fleet moving can avoid the barrage, and a fleet too close can avoid missile that don't hit a ship.


    Normal game pic
    On the left you see an increasing indicator. It show when you can make a barrage. The number below indicates the barrage point that have been collected. Some commanders require more barrage points than 1 to be used. It's better to collect the points for more dangerous opponents.


    Edit:
    You can have up to 9 barrage points collected, so use at least one to gain more.
    You also have as many missile barrages avail able as indicated in the commanders pictior section in the middle. So far I have only seen 3 icons.
    Edit: I updated the first post for more vital infos.

    There are missions where you can enter a planet to conquer it.
    Just click on the planet will do. To leave select the planet or fleet and you see some icon with an arrow. For the planet you must click on the direction to leave appear on the normal map.
    -----------------------------------------
    [in progress]
    Now to Free Planets Alliance mission details and story (to be completed)
    -----------------------------------------
    Stage 1
    Battle at Legnica
    Your fleet: 5 units 1DD 2CC 2BB
    your character levels: 2
    enemy character levels: 1-2
    Enemy 1: 2 unit 1DD 1 BB/cmd
    Enemy 2: 1 unit 1BB/cmd
    Enemy 3: 4 unit 2cmd 2DD 2BB
    Enemy 4: 7 units 3DD 4BB/3cmd
    7+7to5 for enemy
    Result: B 6759:687 in 28:14 (S 6388:337 in 19:43)
    Your fleet: 5 units 2 cmd
    your character levels: 1
    enemy character levels: 1-2
    Enemy 1: 2 units 1 cmd
    Enemy 2: 1 units 1 cmd
    Enemy 3: 4 units 2 cmd
    Enemy 4*: 7 units 3 cmd
    character ratio: 7 to 2 for enemy
    unit ratio: 7+7 to 5 for enemy
    time limit: 30:00
    damage points: 8000
    Objective:
    Clear area.
    Survive until you deal 6k+ damage
    Reinhard will fire a thermonuclear missile into the gas giant. An outburst will wipe out your fleet.
    Yang's ship survives by forsesight.
    Comment:
    introductory mission

    Story:
    The Empire starts to invade.
    -------------------------------------------
    Stage 2
    Battle of Tiamat
    Your fleet: 8 units 2 cmd
    Alliance Fleet1*: 8 units 2 cmd
    Alliance Fleet2*: 8 units 1 cmd
    Alliance Fleet3*: 8 units 1 cmd
    your character levels: 1-2
    allied character levels: 2-4
    enemy character levels: 1-4
    Enemy 1: 8 units 1 cmd
    Enemy 2: 8 units 1 cmd
    Enemy 3*: 10 units 3 cmd
    Enemy 4*: 10 units 2 cmd
    character ratio: 7 to 6 for enemy
    unit ratio: 36 to 32 for enemy
    Result: B 20104:15611 in 8:09 (A 20018:15121 in 8:01)
    time limit: 30:00
    damage points: 25000
    Objective:
    Stop Empire advance.
    Engage until you deal 20k+ damage.
    Yang's ship is on the verge to destroy Reinhard's ship, but you are recalled.
    Reinhard is mad because victory was given to him and not earned.
    Comment:
    first real battle

    Story:
    The Alliance and Empire face each other off, but just when Yang was about to win the battle, the Alliance Forces are recalled.
    The politician at home have been threaten by an enemy fleet.
    --------------------------------------------
    Stage 3
    Battle of Astarte
    Your fleet: 10 units 2 cmd
    Alliance Fleet1*: 2 units 1 cmd useless
    Alliance Fleet2*: 8 units 1 cmd
    your character levels: 2-3
    allied character levels: 3-4
    enemy character levels: 3-4
    Enemy 1*: 5 units 2 cmd
    Enemy 2*: 9 units 1 cmd
    Enemy 3*: 6 units 2 cmd
    character ratio: 5 to 3 for enemy
    unit ratio: 20 to 18 for enemy
    Result: B 15020:14959 in 15:23
    time limit: 30:00
    damage points: 20000
    Objective:
    Stop Empire advance.
    Take command of the Fleet
    Engage until you deal 15k+ damage.
    Bonus:
    Save Alliance Fleet2: you get John Robert Lap
    Comment:
    It gets serious from here on.
    If you move as soon as possible you got a 50% chance to save Alliance Fleet1.
    Coordinate the battle with Alliance Fleet2 to prevent it from being destroyed.
    Lap is supposed to be dead; his stats are bad and he is at level 3 below anyone else.
    His specialty is increased missile damage for 90s.

    Story:
    The Empire advances further, the Alliance sends everything they got.
    But bad strategic decision threaten to annihilate the Alliance Forces.
    Yang manages to rescue the remnants of the forces and annoy Reinhard.
    Robert Lap, Yang's best friend dies in battle.
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    Stage 4
    Battle for Iserlohn
    Your fleet: 7 units 3 cmd
    your character levels: 3-4
    enemy character levels: 4-6
    Enemy 1: 2 units 1 cmd
    Enemy 2: 2 units 1 cmd
    Enemy 3*: 7 units 1 cmd
    Iserlohn Fortress
    character ratio: 3 to 3 for enemy
    unit ratio: 11 to 7 for enemy
    Result: S 5397:753 in 6:56
    time limit: 30:00
    damage points: 20000
    Objective:
    Conquer Iserlohn Fortress.
    Schenkopp will sneak in and take over Iserlohn.
    Comment:
    First time you can configure your fleet.
    You must have Schenkopp as a fleet commander.
    It's easy to destroy the enemy fleets, but without Schenkopp you cannot take Iserlohn.
    Story:
    As hero of the Alliance, Yang is send on a suicide mission to conquer Iserlohn. Yang sends the Rosen Ritter, decendents of banished Empire people, for the infiltration mission.
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    Stage 5
    Your fleet: 9 units 3 cmd
    Alliance Fleet1*: 7 units 2 cmd
    Alliance Fleet2*: 8 units 2 cmd
    Alliance Fleet3*: 8 units 1 cmd
    3 allied planets
    your character levels: 3-6
    allied character levels: 6-7
    enemy character levels: 6-7
    Enemy 1*: 10 units 1 cmd Black Lancers
    Enemy 2*: 9 units 1 cmd
    Enemy 3*: 9 units 1 cmd Gale Wolf
    Enemy 4*: 9 units 1 cmd
    Enemy 5*: 8 units 1 cmd Siegfried
    character ratio: 5 to 8 for allied
    unit ratio: 45 to 32 for enemy
    Result: B 19635:29209 in 20:00 (A 26724:22395 in 20:00)
    time limit: 20:00
    damage points: 40000
    Objective:
    Defend.
    Survive until time over.
    The fleet is ordered to retreat to the Amlitser system.
    Comment:
    Use this stage to train Lap to at least level 4 or 5. He must be part of the fleet in order to train.
    I accidentally cleared the stage while training Lap.
    Make sure you fail when training. Then just click on yes to save and retry.
    Enter an allied planet for resupply and repair, but only if no enemy fleet is attacking it.
    Alliance Fleets are badly pounded that I never used a planet. Instead keep enemy from taking one so allies can use it.
    Try to keep Attenborough's fleet (far north) alive as it's the best allied fleet around.
    It's a good idea to annihilate the Black Lancers.

    Story:
    A daring campaign by the Alliance council politicians to invade Empire territory and free the Empire people is put to action. A force 30 million men are sent. Reinhard uses a scorched earth strategy to bleed the Alliance Forces supply. Then when the forces have to reaquire the supply from the civilians, he strikes. With moral low the forces are annihilated. HQ orders the forces to gather for a last stand at Amlitser.
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    Stage 6
    Battle of Amlitser
    Your fleet: 9 units 3 cmd
    Alliance Fleet1*: 5 units 2 cmd
    Alliance Fleet2*: 6 units 2 cmd
    Alliance Fleet2*: 6 units 1 cmd
    2 allied planets
    your character levels: 6-7
    allied character levels: 7-9
    enemy character levels: 7-9
    Enemy 1*: 7 units 1 cmd Black Lancers
    Enemy 2*: 7 units 1 cmd Reuenthal
    Enemy 3*: 7 units 1 cmd Gale Wolf
    Enemy 4*: 6 units 1 cmd
    Enemy 5*: 6 units 1 cmd
    Enemy 6*: 10 units 1 cmd Reinhard
    Enemy 7*: 10 units 3 cmd Siefried
    character ratio: 9 to 8 for enemy
    unit ratio: 53 to 26 for enemy
    Result: B 30001:23377 in 25:01 (A 30001:19904 in 22:32)
    time limit: 30:00
    damage points: 30000
    Objective:
    Stop Empire advance.
    Survive until dealing 30k+ damage.
    Yang will bring up the rear and hold the enemy until allies retreat.
    Yang will smash through the Black Lancers and escape.
    Comment:
    It's a good idea to annihilate at least 3 enemy fleets (#1-5)
    I managed this every time even all the three top aces in a row, but the Gale Wolf was tough.
    Keep a planet(yours) save for allies.

    Story:
    On the verge of annihilation Yang takes up the rear and covers the retreat of the Alliance forces back to Iserlohn.
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    Stage 7
    Battle of Doria
    Your fleet1: 10 units 3 cmd
    Your fleet2*: 6 units 2 cmd
    Your fleet3*: 6 units 2 cmd
    your character levels: 4-7
    enemy character levels: 9-11
    Coup d'Etat 1*: 9 units 1 cmd
    Coup d'Etat 2: 5 units 1 cmd
    Coup d'Etat 3*: 9 units 1 cmd
    character ratio: 7-8 to 3 for you
    unit ratio: 14 to 22 for you
    Result: D 25001:14255 in 24:22
    time limit: 30:00
    damage points: 25000
    Objective:
    Annihilate the Coup d'Etat forces.
    Comment:
    Attenborough rejoins your fleet.
    If you rescued Lap, you get one more battle unit (total unit number does not change) if you assign him to a fleet.
    Although you have the numerical advantage the enemies are top notch and tough.
    You can barely scratch the enemy command units. You can only destroy two of them.
    Annihilate the small fleet so that you can savely take the planet. Have Schenkopp in a small fleet for that.
    Annihilate the level 10 fleet to save trouble. Surround the level 11 fleet.

    Story:
    The recent failure of the invasion and corruption cause a coup etate within the Alliance. Yang is ordered to repell the usurpers who are led by Greenhill, Frederika's father.
    Meanwhile a demonstration is slaughtered on the planet Heinessen.
    Jessica Edwards and 15000 die. It's said Yang did not say a word when he heard of her death.

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    Stage 8
    Your fleet: 10 units 3 cmd
    Your fleet2*: 6 units 2 cmd
    Your fleet3*: 6 units 2 cmd
    your character levels: 5-8
    enemy character levels: 10-13
    Coup d'Etat 1*: 10 units 2 cmd
    Coup d'Etat 2: 6 units 1 cmd
    Coup d'Etat 3: 6 units 1 cmd
    character ratio: 4 to 7 for you
    unit ratio: 22 to 22 tie
    Result: B 3233:3655 in 3:57
    time limit: 30:00
    damage points: 25000
    Objective:
    Retake Heinessen
    Comment:
    You can choose to destroy all sattelites or leave half.
    The enemy strength depends on this. They are very tough anyway.
    I just smashed the enemy defense line to open a way, then took the planet.

    Story:
    The usurpers are isolated on Heinessen the capital of the Alliance.
    Yang destroys the Artemis Necless defense satellite and retakes the Planet.
    Greenhill is killed by the traitor Lynch. The Coup d'Etat people try to cover up the fact that they were instigated by Reinhard.
    The powerstruggle within the Empire ended with Reinhards victory. He has become the absolute power within the Empire. Siegried is killed protecting Reinhard.
    Imperial Admiral Merkatz flees the Empire and seeks amnesty in Yang.
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    Stage 9
    Battle of Iserlohn #8
    Your fleet: 8 units 3 cmd
    Your fleet2*: 5 units 2 cmd
    Your fleet3*: 3 units 3 cmd
    non-functional Iserlohn
    your character levels: 5-10
    enemy character levels: 11
    Enemy 1*: 10 units 1 cmd
    Enemy 2*: 10 units 1 cmd
    Geiersburg fortress
    character ratio: 8 to 2 for you
    unit ratio: 20 to 16 for enemy
    Result: C 14252:6675 in 15:00
    time limit: 15:00
    damage points: 20000
    Objective:
    Hold out until repair on Iserlohn are done.
    Comment:
    Cazellnu lv9, Merkatz lv10 and his adjutant lv10 join your command.
    The Empire gets 'free' damage points by firing Geiersberg's cannon. Around 3-6+ times.
    You can try to divert the fire but it's difficult with enemy fleets and management of several fleets. Your fleet AI does nothing without you!
    Story:
    Yang has become too famous. He is under inquiry for conspiracy when the Empire invades.
    He is sent to defend Iserlohn. Suddenly the mobilized fortress Geiersburg warps out in front of Iserlohn.
    Both fortress exchange fire briefly. Iserlohn's main cannon is hit and disabled. After repair the fleet opens
    fire under Yangs direction destroying Geiersburgs thruster. Uncontrolled a part of the Empire fleet is destroyed by collision.
    The Empire retreats for now.
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    Stage 10
    Battle of Iserlohn #9
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    Re: Legend of Galactic Heroes PC Game

    Post by Almael on 12/6/2009, 8:52 pm

    Stage 10
    Battle of Iserlohn #9
    Your fleet: 10 units 3 cmd
    Your fleet2*: 6-10 units 3 cmd
    Your fleet3*: 2-6 units 1 cmd Cazellnu
    Iserlohn fortress
    your character levels: 5-9
    enemy character levels: 11-13
    Enemy 1*: 10 units 1 cmd Reuental
    Enemy 2*: 10 units 1 cmd Helmut Lennenkanpt
    Enemy 3*: 10 units 1 cmd Lutz
    character ratio: 7 to 3
    unit ratio: 30 to 16-20 for enemy
    Result: B 20004:6983 in 11:05

    time limit: 15:00
    damage points: 20000
    Objective:
    Survive until dealing 20k+ damage.

    Comment:
    Cazellnu and his fleet must stay in Iserlohn when you want to use the Iserlohn cannon.
    If you haven't trained your characters to equal levels then the stage will be tough, but not impossible to clear.
    In this case each enemy fleet is strong enough to annihilate any of your fleets.
    Try to pin them down between your fleets and Iserlohn. You can use
    Iserlohn's cannon but it takes time and the enemy fleets are fast.
    It hardly hit any units.
    For some reason I could not fire the cannon when I got the enemy fleets
    squeezed between Iserlohn and my fleets with only one way to flee.
    A shot would have done major damage and I would have had a chance to annihilate them all, but....
    (I think the stage does not allow it, because I got the scene where Schenkopp raided Reuental's flagship.) [need confirmation]

    Story:
    Reinhard
    von Lohengram had let the boy Kaiser abducted by excile nobles who
    where helped by Phezzan. They flee to the Free Planets where they found
    a government in exile. The Alliance politicians jump on this for
    publicity, and pledge to help the Goldenbaum dynasty to drive out
    Rainhard, who had managed what the Alliance had been fighting for all this time.
    Merkatz is named overal military leader and recalled by the exile government.
    Julian is ordered to become military attache in Phezzan by the government, who try to weaken Yang.
    Reinhard declare war against the Free Planet Alliance for haboring ex-nobles. The galatic population supports this.
    A final war operation with 100 million troops and a million warships is put in motion.
    The Empire sends Reuental to conquer Iserlohn as a diversion. Yang, knowing
    it was a diversion, abandons the fortress after receiving permission to
    do as he sees fit.

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    Stage 11
    Battle of Rantemario


    Your fleet: 10 units 3 cmd
    Alliance Fleet1*: 5 units 1 cmd
    Alliance Fleet2*: 3 units 1 cmd useless
    Alliance Fleet3*: 7 units 3 cmd
    Alliance Fleet4*: 6 units 1 cmd
    your character levels: 5-9 (majority is 8 )
    allied character levels: 11-13
    enemy character levels: 11-14
    Enemy 1*: 9 units 1 cmd Reinhard
    Enemy 2**: 3 units 1 cmd Fahrenheit
    Enemy 3*: 8 units 2 cmd Steinmetz, Wahlen
    Enemy 4*: 8 units 1 cmd Black Lancers
    Enemy 5*: 9 units 1 cmd Mittermeyer
    Enemy 6*: 9 units 1 cmd Mueller
    character ratio: 7 to 9 for you
    unit ratio: 46 to 31 for enemy
    Result: S 25008:15021 in 7:55

    time limit: 30:00
    damage points: 25000
    Objective:
    Survive until dealing 25k+ damage.

    Comment:
    By the time you get into the fight the enemy has already overwehlmed at least one allied fleet. Despite low level there is a high chance to annihilate two big enemy fleets.
    West your allies are outnumbered by 20:13.
    SouthWest your allies are outnumbered by 26:8.
    You have to choose where to engage first.
    If you engage south you would balance the fight.
    If you engage west you may even the odds.
    Note that Fahrenheit's flagship Ashgrimm has a super dual cannon which has similar fire power as a fortress cannon.


    He will get to use it about 2 times before the fight ends.
    This stage is also ideal for training, because it's easy to let yourself be destroyed.
    While training my lower level characters I cleared the stage with rank S. In
    this case I eleminated Reinhard and Fahrenheit's fleets and unexpectedly finished in record time.
    However, as it turned out eliminating Reinhard did not bring victory or end the war as hinted it would in the original story. Anyway, Lap gained 2 level for in training
    session. o.o


    Story:
    While Iserlohn was besieged, the Empire invades with it's main forces through the Phezzan corridor into Alliance space.
    The Alliance gathered all available resource for a desperate defense in the
    Rantemario system while hoping that Yang would come in time to help.
    The odds are 3 to 1 (30000:100000) at best and worst when the forces chasing Yang arrives.
    The only chance for the Alliance to survive and to end the war is to kill Reinhard.
    Reinhard's strategy is to use a two headed snake formation. No matter where the
    Alliance strikes the formation would enclose the Alliance and
    annihilate them.
    The desperation of alliance forces stun Reinhard's fleets temporarly, but soon the alliance are pushed back.
    Yang's arrival allows the Alliance to retreat toward Barret.
    Meanwhile Julian has fled Phezzan and taken over a patrol destroyer. His objective is to unite with Yang's fleet.

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    Stage 12
    Battle at Raigarh & Tripura
    Your fleet: 8 units 3 cmd
    Your fleet2*: 6 units 2-3 cmd
    Your fleet3*: 8 units 2-3 cmd
    your character levels: 6-10 (majority is 9 )
    enemy character levels: 12-13
    Enemy 1: 5 units 1 cmd
    Enemy 2*: 8 units 1 cmd
    Enemy 3: 5 units 1 cmd
    Enemy 4*: 10 units 1 cmd Lennenkanpt
    character ratio: 7-9 to 4 for you
    unit ratio: 18-28 to 22 for enemy
    Result: C 25031:4573 in 16:05

    time limit: 30:00
    damage points: 25000
    Objective:
    Destroy enemy units.

    Comment:
    Merkatz and his adjutant joins you again at average level 10.
    No blackhole in the game.

    Story:
    Escaped to the capital, Yang is promtly promoted. He defines his strategy to kill Reinhard.
    He intends to defeat enemy commanders until Reinhard himself would come out.
    The Empire builds a base at the Planet Urvasi in the Gandharva system for 20 million troops.
    Yang prepares battle around the blackhole. He lures the enemy into the blackhole.
    Then the fleet escape to Rainharl system.

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    Stage 13
    Battle of Tasili
    Your fleet: 8 units 3 cmd
    Your fleet2: 8 units 2-3 cmd
    Alliance Fleet1: 5 units 1 cmd useless
    your character levels: 9-10-(11)
    enemy character levels: 12-13
    Enemy 1*: 10 units 1 cmd Wahlen
    Enemy 2: 6 units 1 cmd
    Enemy 3: 6 units 1 cmd
    character ratio: to for enemy
    unit ratio: to for enemy
    Result: C 20028:12257 in 10:23

    time limit: 30:00
    damage points: 20000
    Objective:
    Destroy enemy units.

    Comment:
    Lure enemy to the Alliance fleet. The fleet supposely selfdestructs and takes some with it, but not in this game.

    Story:
    Imperial Troops start to raid Alliance supply fleet.
    Yang sets up a trap.

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    Stage 14
    Battle to the Death at Vermillion
    Your fleet: 9 units 3 cmd
    Your fleet2*: 8 units 2-3 cmd
    Your fleet3*: 7 units 2-3 cmd
    Your fleet3*: 3 units 1 cmd
    your character levels: 10-11
    enemy character levels: 13-16
    Enemy 1*: 7 units 1 cmd
    Enemy 2*: 8 units 1 cmd
    Enemy 3*: 8 units 1 cmd
    Enemy 4*: 8 units 1 cmd
    Enemy 5*: 10 units 1 cmd
    Enemy 6*: 9-10 units 1 cmd
    character ratio: 6 to 9 for you
    unit ratio: 41-51 to 27 for enemy
    Result: S 37389:10968 in 14:40

    time limit: 30:00
    damage points: 40000
    Objective:
    Give it your all.

    Comment:
    2 Alliance Admirals join you. First time you have control over 4 fleets.

    Story:
    Before the eve of battle Yang's people enjoy their last freetime. Yang proposes to Frederica.
    Reinhard sets himself as bait for Yang and sends all fleets to attack Alliance supply bases. As soon as Yang shows up the fleets will return and surround Yang.
    Knowing this Yang's forces pierce through one defense layer after another. Despite falling into Reinhard's layer defense scheme Yang's fleet manages to come into firing range of Reinhard's ship.
    Just then Mueller returns and fires into Yang's spear. Meanwhile the Alliance government surrendered on Heinessen to Reuental and Mittemeyer and sends Yang the order to cease fire.
    Yang obeys and surrenders. Merkatz and a number of Yang's people escape in secret.
    Yang meets Reinhard for the first time face to face.
    The Alliance signs the treaty of (?).
    Yang retires and marries Frederica.


    surrounded by Alliance ships

    final pictures

    completed Alliance campaign

    Edit:2012/08
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    Re: Legend of Galactic Heroes PC Game

    Post by Almael on 8/5/2012, 8:26 am

    Sorry for the time the old photobucket urls for the big images have become invalid.

    Edit:
    You are welcome to post the imperial campaign if you want.

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    Re: Legend of Galactic Heroes PC Game

    Post by BrandeX on 3/29/2015, 9:36 am

    Thanks a lot for this. Probably still the best guide online. I wish the partial english translation patch still existed online too though...
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    Re: Legend of Galactic Heroes PC Game

    Post by Almael on 3/30/2015, 1:46 pm

    You are welcome.

    Yeah, well, there's a lot of text to translate. I have all the text in case someone wants to tackle the translation. It's a lot...few hundred pages including the screen shots for checking purposes.

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    Re: Legend of Galactic Heroes PC Game

    Post by BrandeX on 3/30/2015, 11:52 pm

    Interesting proposition, I don't think any fan translation of a LoGH game really exists from what I can see on a casual internet search. I actually did an enhanced translation into English of the Japanese game Yatagarasu, but that was a pretty straight forward process, similar to just editing an xml file. I'd have to see what kind of hacking (likely of a type that I've probably never tried) would be involved to edit the LoGH 2008 game files to change the language.

    Thanks again.
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    Re: Legend of Galactic Heroes PC Game

    Post by Almael on 3/31/2015, 7:25 am

    Checking back it's about 174 MB text&pics for the alliance campaign only; lots of pages with the few lines of text you see in-game. Plus some extra mission shots for orientation regarding the choices. I think most of it can be gleamed from the Anime.

    Just hope it's not some custom japanese-esque encryption or worse double level as with other games I have hacked.

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    Re: Legend of Galactic Heroes PC Game

    Post by BrandeX on 3/31/2015, 7:55 am

    I'm not sure. In the game folder most of the data files are all in ".arc" format, so we'll see. I'll try poking around with them if I have any time.

    edit: It turns out there was a arclogh.exe to unpack and repack the files, but just like the previous partial translation efforts, this file has disappeared from the internet. So, I guess I won't have anyway to get at the bin files.
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    Re: Legend of Galactic Heroes PC Game

    Post by Almael on 3/31/2015, 4:12 pm

    arc...sounds familiar to some packer from the past

    is it related to Yes! ( https://archive.moe/jp/thread/1509713 )
    http://software.giga.de/s/arc-packer/
    Looks like there's a need for some little tweaking after analyzing the files.
    related
    http://z6.invisionfree.com/Resident_Evil_4_PC/ar/t22193.htm
    with some interesting coding

    or
    arclog.exe
    http://www.filegate.net/pcboard/pcb-util/

    Well, I don't have the time or else I would have done something already.

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    Re: Legend of Galactic Heroes PC Game

    Post by BrandeX on 4/28/2015, 9:11 am

    The game files need a custom coded unpacker/packer, it's a kind of DRM I guess. Someone made one back when the first t/l effort was attempted, but the program was hosted on sites like mediafire and rapidshare which delete files after a time, so they have been lost to the internet unfortunately. I can't code such a thing, so it looks like a no-go.
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    Re: Legend of Galactic Heroes PC Game

    Post by Almael on 4/29/2015, 1:35 pm

    Japanese games traditionally always used some kind of encryption(also=compression) to protect their data. For old console games there are some general tools others have customized tools. Since it seems to use a known packer this looks rather easy. It's just the header protocol that's probably customized.
    Well, nothing we can do now.
    If there's a source code for the unpack/packer go grab it. Who knows when it can be used again.

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    Re: Legend of Galactic Heroes PC Game

    Post by BrandeX on 4/29/2015, 11:20 pm

    Yea, it's disappeared from the net, and all links are dead.

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    Re: Legend of Galactic Heroes PC Game

    Post by LJParnell on 5/23/2015, 1:02 pm

    Almael wrote:Sorry for the time the old photobucket urls for the big images have become invalid.

    Edit:
    You are welcome to post the imperial campaign if you want.


    I guess this means that the "big" images with the translations are no longer available - dang!  If anyone knows where I can get menu translations and such, please let me know.  Almael, if you still have those images, I would love to have a copy of them, please.
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    Re: Legend of Galactic Heroes PC Game

    Post by Almael on 5/24/2015, 11:29 am

    Welcome to the forum, LJParnell !

    They are all still there. It's just a combination of both sites changing code bases so it doesn't work for guests. Changes from my end has no effect.
    You need to login for KOTS to show them when you click on them. As for photobucket you need to tweak the image url links by hand. Copy the thumbnail image link and simply remove the "th_". The large image link still works if you can copy it.

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    Re: Legend of Galactic Heroes PC Game

    Post by LJParnell on 5/24/2015, 11:53 pm

    Almael wrote:Welcome to the forum, LJParnell !

    They are all still there. It's just a combination of both sites changing code bases so it doesn't work for guests. Changes from my end has no effect.
    You need to login for KOTS to show them when you click on them. As for photobucket you need to tweak the image url links by hand. Copy the thumbnail image link and simply remove the "th_". The large image link still works if you can copy it.

    Yes, you are correct and thank you for taking the time to explain. I was able to see the larger images and read the English translations - yea! Again, appreciate the help.
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    Re: Legend of Galactic Heroes PC Game

    Post by Almael on 5/25/2015, 1:54 pm

    You're welcome. Enjoy the game!

    If you guys play the imperial campaign please add some reviews if possible.
    Some short run down is fine.

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