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    Limited Edition Bonus Materials FAQ by E. Watts

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    Shenmue II LE Bonus Materials FAQ v.1.0
    
    By E. Watts (bannatum@netscape.net)
    Created 9/8/01
    
    This FAQ covers the parts of the Shenmue II Limited Edition that aren't
    accessible through the game interface itself. So, it doesn't cover Shenmue II,
    the Shenmue Collection, etc.
    
    Index:
    A. SHENMUE II GD-ROM OMAKE
    I. Disc 1
    II. Disc 2
    III. Disc 3
    IV. Disc 4
    B. VIRTUA FIGHTER: HISTORY/VF4 GD-ROM
    I. History
    II. The Making of VF4
    C. VIRTUA FIGHTER 4 PASSPORT GD-ROM
    D. MISCELLANEOUS
    E. LEGAL, ETC
    
    A. SHENMUE II GD-ROM OMAKE
    
    Each of the four Shenmue II GD-ROMs contains an Omake folder in its non-GD-ROM
    area. You can access these folders by placing the discs in your CD-ROM drive,
    double clicking the disc that appears on your desktop, and finding the folder
    entitled "OMAKE" in the open window. Note the disc to open is the data disc,
    entitled something like "SHENMUE2_DISC1", and not the audio CD entitled
    something like "Audio CD 7". See  D. MISCELLANEOUS for more information on the
    audio.
    Once you open the OMAKE folder, you can either double click the file entitled
    "INDEX.HTML" and navigate using an interface on a web browser, or you can open
    further folders within the Omake folder to directly access files. I suggest
    using a web browser unless you want to do something specific like watch a movie
    in a different size than default.
    The html pages you can access are largely apparently in Japanese, since text
    displays in the same way that the text of Japanese web pages appears on my
    computer (which doesn't have the Japanese language kit installed on it). It's
    not really a problem; there is some English visible, links have Roman character
    titles, and there just aren't all that many links so trial and error doesn't
    eat up much time. And now you've got this guide.
    Note that there is a nice GIF of simplified dragons and phoenix's used as web
    page backgrounds on the pages here that works well as a tiled background on a
    computer screen.
    
    I. Disc 1
    This index page is entitled Shenmue Goodies 2.
    It contains four sub-pages, each with a bunch of images of people within the
    game. The brief character animations are like those you could win and then
    download from the first Shenmue onto  your VMU. I recognize several characters
    from what I've played of the main game so far, like the biker girl Joy, some
    guy you work lifting crates with, and the little thieving jerk Wong. The
    animated GIFs of these in-game characters are occasionally amusing.
    
    II. Disc 2
    This index page is called something in Japanese, but the indications from links
    are that it's called the "Character Page."
    It contains 9 sub-pages, containing concept or fan art of major characters.
    Ryo, Ling Sha Hua/Shenhua Rei, (Syu) (temple girl), Joy, (Kun)(pigtail girl),
    Wuying Ren (gang guy), Souryu/Lan Di, (Kis)(master Chen's son), and Wong.
    
    III. Disc 3
    This index page is called something in Japanese, but the indications from links
    are that it's called the "Shenmue CG Illustration" page.
    It contains 10 sub-pages, each with a CG still from either the first or second
    Shenmue. Under the displayed JPEG is a link to a higher quality version of the
    JPEG suitable as a background photo for a computer which has been zipped.
    The images are:
    1. Ryo and Nozomi on the bike from the first game.
    2. Nozomi (I think) with a gift in a brightly lit garden.
    3. The Great Chai from the first game.
    4. (temple girl)
    5. Ryo's father
    6. Lan Di/Souryu
    7. Ryo and Ling Sha Hua/Shenhua Rei
    8. Ryo and Joy
    9. Ryo and pigtail girl
    10. A different picture of Ryo and pigtail girl
    
    
    IV. Disc 4
    This index page is entitled "Special Movie."
    Strange, since there are two movies, both of the preview demo type. Perhaps one
    of them isn't considered special.
    Put the second movie first and run them together and you have the demo from the
    GD-ROM (number 12) that came with Dorimaga 6/22/01.
    The weakest of the Omakes, since its main content has been recently separately
    available.
    
    
    B. VIRTUA FIGHTER: HISTORY/VF4 GD-ROM
    This disc is divided into two sections; the first is a history of the VF
    series, the second is some info on VF4 (misnamed since there's really nothing
    about the making of VF4 contained within it).
    This disc is almost entirely in English; the only exceptions are some in-game
    text and speech within movies, and some "How To Play" materials for VF4.
    The case is clear and has no insert in front or back.
    The disc has no computer accessible omake.
    
    I. History
    
    There are four games represented here; Virtua Fighter, Virtua Fighter 2, Virtua
    Fighter 3 and Virtua Fighter Kids.
    Each has two areas; movies and music.
    The movies range from test animation to in-game fighting in VF3tb.
    If you let the game sit in movie mode with no movie playing and not touching
    the controls, after a time VFKids Pai in her red outfit appears, moves from
    left to right three times, then jumps before repeating the whole thing
    indefinitely.
    The music section runs images while the many songs play. It is similar to the
    Virtua Fighter CG Portrait series on Saturn, although it is not full screen,
    the images have no camera movement at all, the images do not appear to be from
    the CG Portrait series, and the music from the CG Portrait Series is not
    present (based on my checking the Lau Chan CG Portrait entry against this
    History GD-ROM; feel free to give me others from the series and I'll double
    check them too...) . Many images are often repeated for different songs.
    
    Note: odd capitalization is in the game, as are apparent errors like "Another
    Costumes" and "Inpudence".
    
    Virtua Fighter
    Movie:
    V.F. History
    PROTOTYPE
    OPENING LOOP
    Into the Game
    
    Music:
    Opening
    Game Start
    JACKY
    JEFFRY
    SARAH
    KAGE
    PAI
    WOLF
    LAU
    AKIRA
    GAME OVER
    Name Entry
    Ending
    
    Virtua Fighter 2
    Movie:
    Texture Mapping
    OPENING LOOP
    Into the Game
    SEGASATURN
    
    Music:
    Destiny
    Virtua Fighter2
    With a clenched fist
    BLACK CAT MOON
    The Hermit
    Hong Kong Beauty
    YOUNG KNIGHT
    Ruler of the Seven Seas
    Ninja ~ A Secret ~
    ESCAPE
    Song of the Hero
    Ride the Tiger
    Mutation
    CHICAGO
    JACKY~VF2 MIX~
    SARAH~VF2 MIX~
    Afterimage
    Longing
    
    Virtua Fighter 3
    Movie:
    Motion Capture
    MODEL3
    Image of V.F.3
    Motion Test
    Another Costumes
    OPENING LOOP
    Into the Game
    3tb OPENING LOOP
    Into the Game 3tb
    
    Music:
    Rowdy
    Virtua Fighter 3
    Next Challenger
    Keen Head
    Tedium
    Whisper Dance
    Coral Groove
    Underground
    BATTLE IN THE CAVE
    Hiding
    Open the Deadgate
    Hermit in Hong Kong
    Raging Wind
    Ancient Times
    On the Circle
    The Hall
    Tender Steel
    Afterimage 2
    Tell Me Your Memories
    Game Over
    Stage Clear
    Go For the Next Level
    Modesty
    Inpudence
    The Killer Mantis
    Brandished Fist
    Persevering
    Cool Bell
    Falling Tears
    For You...
    
    Virtua Fighter Kids
    Movie:
    OPENING LOOP
    Into the Game
    AKIRA'S Ending
    JACKY'S Ending
    SARAH'S Ending
    WOLF'S Ending
    JEFFRY'S Ending
    LAU'S Ending
    PAI'S Ending
    LION'S Ending
    KAGE'S Ending
    SHUN'S Ending
    DURAL'S Ending
    
    Music:
    We are VF KIDS.
    Virtua Fighter 2
    With a clenched fist
    BLACK CAT MOON
    The Hermit
    Hong Kong Beauty
    YOUNG KNIGHT
    Ruler of the Seven Seas
    Ninja~A Secret~
    ESCAPE
    Song of the Hero
    Ride the Tiger
    CHICAGO
    Mutation
    Longing (VFK ver.)
    OPENING
    Afterimage (VFK. ver.)
    
    II. The making of VF4
    
    Character
    Each entry has a few CG images and a few drawings. Except Dural which only has
    two pictures.
    
    Akira
    Jacky
    Sarah
    Lau
    Pai
    Kage
    Wolf
    Jeffry
    Lion
    Shun
    Aoi
    Lei-Fei
    Vanessa
    Dural
    
    Movie
    Same deal as in History. The VFKids Pai thing is here, too.
    
    Ignite Your Heart
    Vanessa
    Lei-Fei
    OPENING LOOP A
    OPENING LOOP B
    Into the Game
    
    Information
    Mostly how to play sheets, and a message from Yu Suzuki.
    
    C. VIRTUA FIGHTER 4 PASSPORT GD-ROM
    Freakishly, this GD-ROM does not display properly on a normal TV using DC-X on
    a US DC. It displays just fine on a VGA monitor, however.  This is opposite to
    Shenmue II, which has trouble on the VGA monitor but not the TV.
    The case is clear and has a back insert with lots of instructions in Japanese.
    The disc has no computer accessible omake.
    
    On start up, you have two options: VF.NET and something in Japanese.
    
    VFNET option:
    First option seems to cancel.
    Second option: Displays a random armor type items when dialing. I've seen a
    pink item and a bandanna while dialing, and I think the back of the bear from
    Fighting Vipers and Fighters Megamix, among other things.
    Apparently it does not authenticate. I think you need to buy a license...
    Then it disconnects.
    
    Japanese text below VFNET option:
    After choosing this option, the displayed text includes at top: "Buy VF.Net
    License"
    Hit A.
    Question mark screen: choose left
    Get a message box including dial in number and what looks like a cancel button
    If you don't press it, you get a happy tone once you dial in and connect and
    authenticate using the settings you've put in for web connections using normal
    US browser software.
    Then there's an exclamation point screen with OK button if you accept, or an
    error page if you don't.
    Now you can access the official VF4 website directly. It's mostly in Japanese,
    but there's some stats on the fighters.
    You can also access the AM2 site (www.sega-am2.co.jp) through which you can get
    to www.shenmue.com. No direct link to the Shenmue site, oddly enough.
    You can also get to anything you want since it now works like a normal browser
    (hit the left trigger and choose the button it opens to get an URL entry
    field).
    
    
    
    D. MISCELLANEOUS
    I. Warning audio
    Each Shenmue GD-ROM has a different voice actor reading the warning that this
    is a game disc. Presumably these are actors from the game, but they sound
    different through my computer speakers. Disc 1 has a somewhat energetic young
    female voice, Disc 2 has a young adult male voice, Disc 3 has a more mature
    adult male voice, Disc 4 has a more surly young female voice. The Two Virtua
    Fighter GD-ROMs have identical audio tracks, a young female voice which is not
    a voice from Shenmue II GD-ROM 1 or 4.
    II. Slip Cover
    These six discs in their three containers are all held together by a thin
    cardboard slipcase similar to the cover artwork on the game itself. It is
    dominantly a light yellow tan, has the same Ling Sha Hua/Shenhua Rei image
    looming large in the background that the main game cover has, and apparently
    the same Ryo and Wuying Ren images, except they are negative flipped while each
    retaining their relative positions. The slipcover also has Joy and the temple
    girl flanking Ryo and Wuying Ren.
    Collectively, the package is massive.
    
    E. LEGAL, ETC
    
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    Thanks to AM2 for making such a great series of games, including the Shenmues
    and the Virtua Fighters.
    
    
    

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