FRAME GRIDE INSTRUCTION MANUAL TRANSLATION ver. 1.00 
                              (Pt. 2 of 2)

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This translation is (c) D. McDonald / Mushin Productions. All rights reserved.


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The Mana Drive on the back of an FG holds four Liberate Stones. The power these 
Stones provide is called "Liberate Force". Liberate Stones allow you to change 
elemental attributes and augment your Squires' capabilities, among other things.

Liberate Stones are generally divided into three categories.

Elemental Shifter: Gives your FG the power of Fire, Water, Wind, or Earth.

Magic Source: Upgrades your FG with an increase in attack power, defensive 
power, etc.

Squire Controller: Gives various powers to your Squires.


How The Elements Relate To Each Other
Fire is strong against Wind, weak against Earth
Water is strong against Earth, weak against Wind
Wind is strong against Water, weak against Fire
Earth is strong against Fire, weak against Water


COLOR ALTERATION
Changes the color of your FG. Select your favorite from among the colors 
provided for you. You are given a total of 16 choices: 15 colors + a colorless 
(Metal) scheme. Use the Directional Pad to select a color, then press the A 
Button to accept.

















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SQUIRE
Here you can choose the Squire(s) you want and determine the order in which they 
will be released. Press up/down on the Directional Pad to select a Squire Setup 
Window; press left/right to select one of your Squires. During a battle, Squires 
are released in the order they have been chosen, from top to bottom. To remove a 
Squire, select a window by pressing up/down on the Directional Pad and press the 
A Button. Each Squire requires a certain amount of energy, which reduces your 
FG's available Liberate Force. If the amount of your FG's Liberate Force is 
negative (displayed in red), you will be unable to battle or save your game.

Press the Y Button to display the Squire List. You can select a Squire even when 
the list is displayed. 



BATTLE
Select a Landmark and enter your choice to begin a battle. During a battle, 
equipment and Squires that are destroyed are completely eliminated, but items 
that are only damaged have their status regenerated afterward.


<> INABILITY TO BATTLE
You will be unable to begin a battle if either of the following conditions 
exists for your selected Cavalier (Frame). 

1) There are un-equipped parts. (Excludes the Heavy-Armored Cavalier's shield)

2) There is insufficient Liberate Force. (LF value displayed in red) Changing 
your Frame, equipment, or Squire(s) will allow you to battle. If you are short 
of equipment, you will need to make more with the Material Fusion process.























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MATERIAL FUSION

Here you can make use of the Material gems that you have collected. Press 
left/right on the Directional Pad to select a Reactor (fusion furnace), then 
press up/down to select the desired Material. If you only have one of a certain 
Material, but select it in both Reactors, it will be displayed translucently in 
the second Reactor; you will only be able to use it in one Reactor or the other. 
When two Material are prepared for the fusion process, the item parameters are 
displayed along with the equipment or Squire to be synthesized. Press the A 
Button to begin the fusion process. Certain items that cannot be destroyed--
Guns, Swords, Cannon, and Liberate Stones--cannot be made more than once. The 
fused Material will disappear once the process is complete.

Press the Y Button to display the Material List. You can select a Material gem 
even when the list is displayed. (The B Button returns you to the previous 
screen.) There are 13 types of Material altogether. Some of them are extremely 
hard to find, but they enable you to create rare equipment and Squires.

The easiest way to create something is to select it from one of the itemized 
lists and enter your choice with the A Button. When you return to the Material 
fusion screen you will notice that the Material gems required to make that item 
are already set up inside the Reactors. 



TRAINING

This mode allows you to freely battle an enemy character. While you are able to 
destroy equipment and Squires in this mode, they will not provide you with any 
additional Material gems.























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ARCHIVES

<> SAVE/LOAD GAME DATA
Use the Directional Pad to highlight the VMU you wish to access and press the A 
Button. Next, use the Directional Pad to highlight the data you wish to 
save/load and press the A Button. Select NEW to save in an unused file. It is 
also possible to overwrite a previously saved game. 


<> INABILITY TO SAVE
You will be unable to save your game if either of the following conditions exist 
for your selected Cavalier (Frame).

1) There are un-equipped parts. (Excludes the Heavy-Armored Cavalier's shield)

2) There is insufficient Liberate Force. (LF value displayed in red) Changing 
your Frame, equipment, or Squire(s) will allow you to save your game. If you are 
short of equipment, you will need to make more with the Material Fusion process.

* To save a file, you will need a memory card (Visual Memory Unit [sold 
separately]).

* While saving or loading a game file, DO NOT turn off the Dreamcast console's 
power, remove the VMU, or disconnect the controller(s) or other accessories. 


<> BATTLE RECORDS
The Battle Records allow you to look up the name of your knight and Cavalier; 
the number of matches you've won/played; the amount of equipment and Squires you 
currently possess/the total number of items; Command Point status--the amount of 
points earned by your Squire(s) in battle. These are added into your Liberate 
Force rating.





















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III. VS
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-CAVALIER SETUP-

When either Player 1 or Player 2 selects the Versus Mode, the multiplayer 
Cavalier setup screen is displayed. The basic controls are identical to the 
Story Mode controls (see page 10). Each player selects the Setup Mode by 
pressing up/down with the Directional Pad and then pressing the A Button. If 
there is no previously saved game data available, you will have to use one of 
the default Cavalier configurations (choose from among the three Frames). After 
you have selected a default Frame, you will not be able to change its 
configuration. Also, you will not be able to save any of the records earned with 
the default Cavaliers.


-BATTLE-

The first player's controller is used to select a Battle Map from the Overhead 
Map screen. If a Battle Map is not selected, the game will randomly select one 
for you. (Random selection will continue to be the default choice on the Battle 
Map selection screen until it is changed.)































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IV. NET GAME
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Frame Gride also allows you to battle other players online with its dedicated 
server.

-LOGGING ON TO THE SERVER-
1. Connect a telephone cable to your Dreamcast and turn on the power.
2. Select "Net Game" from the menu (page 4).

Dial Screen
1. Enter your name.
2. Select ONE of the server's phone numbers.
3. Press "Connect".
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      V
  CONNECTED

Arena Chat
1. Select an opponent.
2. Select "Setup Battle". (A message is displayed when all setup preparations 
have been completed.)
3. Select "Join Battle".
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      V

Multiplayer Chat
Select "Battle". (Host only)
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      V

Begin Battle


ATTENTION!
* You will be charged a fee by your local phone company for the time spent 
logged on to the server.

* Before you begin a Network Battle, be sure to read "Before You Begin a Network 
Battle" on page 20. 

* You MUST be able to connect to the server to challenge other players in an 
online battle.

* Consult your owner's manual to learn more about connecting a phone line to 
your Dreamcast.




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-BEFORE YOU BEGIN A NETWORK BATTLE-

# The Online Battle Agreement
Before you begin to battle other players online, you must first agree to abide 
by the rules and conditions set forth in the "Network Usage Agreement". Your 
participation in an online multiplayer game implies knowledge and consent of 
said Agreement. Complete terms of the Agreement can be found in the owner's 
manual for the original "Dream Passport" web browser software (included with 
your game system) or the "Dream Passport 2" (available after 7/99) owner's 
manual. 

# Phone Charges
During a network battle, all applicable connection and toll fees will be charged 
to your phone bill. By using the "Data on Demand" service from KDD (Ltd.), these 
fees can be substantially reduced. See page 25 for more details.


-DIAL SCREEN-
After you have entered your name and selected one of the "Server Phone Numbers", 
complete the "Setup" procedures listed below. Then press "Connect" to logon to 
the server.

Directional Pad                X Button
Select a letter                Accept name/phone number

A Button                       Y Button
Enter a letter                 Space

B Button                       
Delete a letter       

* Name & phone number entry are done with the Software Keyboard. Refer to page 
21 for more details.


-SETUP SCREEN-
The Setup Screen will be displayed when you select "Setup" from the Dial Screen. 

[Dial Mode] Tone: push-button phone  Pulse: rotary-dial phone

[Redial] Without: Does not redial  With: Redials

[Outside Line Prefix] Without: For homes, apartments, etc. These phones do not 
use an outside line prefix.  With: For corporate and government offices. These 
phones often require an extra set of numbers to access an outside phone line.

* Since you will be unable to connect to the server if your Dial Mode settings 
are incorrect, make sure your setup is done properly. For example, make sure you 
aren't using a rotary-dial setting on a push-button phone line.

* Contact your local phone company if you need to know more about your phone 
lines or outside line prefixes.

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-KEYBOARD CONTROLS-


SOFTWARE KEYBOARD
A letter is assigned to each key. Use the "lowercase" key to create contractions 
(e.g. cha, byo) or the syllabic "n". 

Directional Pad                Y Button
Select Key                     Space

A Button                       R + X Button
Accept Letter                  Move Cursor Left

B Button                       R + Y Button
Delete Letter                  Move Cursor Right

X Button
Accept Message


DREAMCAST KEYBOARD
The Dreamcast Keyboard (sold separately) can also be used with the game's chat 
feature.

F1: R Hiragana        F2: Hiragana    F3: English Uppercase
F4: English Lowercase                 F5: Katakana    
F6: R Katakana (R Hiragana / R Katakana = Romanized [English} letter entry)

Previous Character Change (Next Character)
Moves to Hiragana / Katakana

Undo
Moves to English Uppercase / Lowercase

Katakana / Hiragana
Toggles between Hiragana / Katakana (Japanese Input)

SHIFT + Katakana / Hiragana
Toggles between Romanized [English] / Japanese input

SHIFT + CAPSLOCK
Toggles between English Uppercase / Lowercase (when inputting English)


* You are not able to change Kanji.








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-CHAT SCREEN-

Use this feature to discuss battle arrangements with other players: Multiplayer 
Setup, Map Selection, Open / Closed Game, etc.

Analog Thumb Pad - right twice
Toggles between the User & Battle lists

Analog Thumb Pad - up / down
Scrolls window

Start Button
Displays menu

* Refer to page 21 for the Software Keyboard controls.

        Access Time                          Access Time

        Arena Chat                           Multiplayer Battle

To start a multiplayer game, you must select either "Join Battle" or "Setup 
Battle".

1. Chat Window: Use this window to chat with other players.
2. Message Window: This is where you make your chat messages.
3. Software Keyboard: Chat message input.
4. Battle List / User List: These lists display all of the current battles and 
                            users currently in the arena. Select Battle or User 
                            List, then press right twice on the Analog Thumb Pad  
                            to switch between them. You can also use the menu's 
                            "Toggle Lists" command to switch between them.
5. Status Data: Shows your current status when this list is selected with the 
                Analog Thumb Pad.
6. Member Data: Shows information from the other members of your multiplayer 
                battle.
7. Setup Data: Displays the setup parameters for the selected game.


* The "*" symbol is shown in front of the names of battles that are in the 
middle of gameplay or setup.













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-MENU SCREEN-

Press the Start Button at the Chat Screen to display the Menu Screen.


Directional Pad - up / down
Select

A Button
Accept/Enter

B Button
Cancel

* Refer to page 21 for the Software Keyboard controls.


Arena Chat

Join Battle: Lets you participate in someone else's multiplayer network game.

Setup Battle: Lets you host and create your own multiplayer network game.

Change Arenas: Lets you move to another arena. (You automatically login to the 
                                                "main" arena)
User Search: Lets you enter a member's "name" to search for their location. 

Toggle Lists: Switches between the User and Battle lists.

Disconnect/Logoff: Disconnects from the server and returns to the Dial Screen. 

Start Battle(*): Moves to Battle Chat mode.

Surrender: Quits from a battle.


Battle Chat

Battle(*): Begins a multiplayer network battle.

Cavalier Setup: Lets you customize your Cavalier.

Map Selection(*): Selects the Battle Map.

End Battle: Returns to the Arena Screen.


* Modes marked with the "*" symbol are only available to the player hosting the 
game.





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-TROUBLESHOOTING-
If you are having problems during an online game, consult the following list of 
common error messages. If you cannot find a solution to your problem, feel free 
to contact the Dreamcast Support Center.


[Modem Not Detected]
After turning the console power off, make sure that your telephone cables and 
modem are properly connected to the console. Make sure that a cordless (or 
regular) phone isn't using the line, and try to dial in again.

[Line Is Busy]
It is possible that the server lines are congested with too many users. Wait for 
a little while, then try to dial in again. This message is also displayed if you 
have incorrectly entered the dial mode or server phone number in the Setup Mode.

[Server Not Responding]
Make sure that you have entered the correct phone number. If the number is 
correct, and the problem persists, contact the Dreamcast Support Center.

[There Is No Dial Tone]
Check your dial mode setup and all telephone cable connections. Make sure that a 
cordless (or regular) phone isn't using the line, and try to dial in again.



* You can only dial into the server with the telephone numbers that are listed.

* If you have "Call Waiting", you will be disconnected from the server if you 
receive another phone call.

* All questions regarding phone charges should be directed to your local phone 
company. 




















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-DATA ON DEMAND SERVICE-
KDD's "Data on Demand" service is only relevant to phone users in Japan. 
Therefore I have decided not to translate the information on this page. If, 
however, there is a great enough demand for this information, I may add it in to 
a later update.





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-NETWORK BATTLE-
After you have finished your Net Battle preparations on the Menu Screen, proceed 
to the Cavalier Setup Screen.


-CAVALIER SETUP-
Displays the multiplayer Cavalier Setup Screen. The basic controls are identical 
to the Story Mode controls (see page 10). Each player selects the Setup Mode by 
pressing up/down with the Directional Pad and then pressing the A Button. If 
there is no previously saved game data available, you will have to use one of 
the default Cavalier configurations (choose from among the three Frames). After 
you have selected a default Frame, you will not be able to change its 
configuration. Also, you will not be able to save any of the records earned with 
the default Cavaliers.


-BATTLE-
The Host uses his controller to select the Battle Map from the multiplayer 
Overhead Map Screen. If a Battle Map is not selected, the game will randomly 
select one for you. (Random selection will continue to be the default choice on 
the Battle Map selection screen until it is changed.)


















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V. INTERNET
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Use this feature to logon to the "Frame Gride" homepage. When your user 
registration has been completed you will proceed to the "Frame Gride" homepage, 
where you can view game-related information. Keep in mind, though, that this 
game is not meant to function as a substitute for web-browsing software. Before 
you can access the "Frame Gride" homepage, you will need to use either the 
"DreamPassport" software included with the console or the "DreamPassport 2" 
(available after 7/99) to complete your user registration. Refer to your 
"DreamPassport" or "DreamPassport 2" instruction manual for a detailed 
explanation of all Internet controls.  

It is no longer possible to register as a user with the orange-colored 
"DreamPassport" GD-ROM. Customers who have this disc and are unable to complete 
the registration process may call the following toll-free number to receive a 
replacement GD-ROM: 0120-258-254.  * Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.


VI. OPTION
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Use the Directional Pad to select the mode you want to change and press the A 
Button to accept.

Speaker Type
Choose Stereo or Monaural

BGM Volume
Use the Directional Pad to adjust the Background Music volume

SE Volume
Use the Directional Pad to adjust the Sound Effects volume.

Jump Pack
Choose to turn the vibration feature On/Off