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                    Zelda 2 Text Dump
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                    American Version
    
    Dumped by David Butler (davogones@hotmail.com)
    for The Legends of Zelda (http://loz.zeldalegends.net/)
    Last Revision: 8/6/02
    
    
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    What is a text dump?
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    A text dump contains all the text in a video game, ripped
    straight from the ROM. I use a script to convert the ROM code
    into formatted, readable text, in either TXT or HTML format.
    Why is this useful? It is often useful, when theorizing about
    Zelda, to have exact quotes handy. These text dumps put all
    the text in the Zelda games at one's fingertips.
    
    A word of warning though: internally, the ROMs arrange the
    quotes in essentially random order. There is a little bit of
    structure: for example, though one person's dialogue may be
    split up into separate quotes, these quotes will generally
    be all together, in order. But if you wish to find a specific
    quote from the game, you will have to already know a few words
    from the quote so that you can search through the entire text
    dump. Any decent text editor should have a Search function,
    and you'll need to use it to find anything specific in the
    text dumps.
    
    
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    Where can I get the latest version of your text dumps?
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    If you downloaded this file off of a site like GameFAQs.com,
    you might have an out-of-date version. This is because I only
    submitted the text dumps to FAQ sites once, just so people
    would know that these text dumps exist. Updated versions can
    be obtained at my web site (The Legends of Zelda -
    http://loz.zeldalegends.net) in the Emulation section.
    Compare the revision date at the top of this document with
    the one in the files on my site to see if you have the latest
    version.
    
    
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    How do you make text dumps?
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    I include the following information for those who are curious.
    If you don't understand any of it, just skip ahead.
    
    The first step in making a text dump is to have a copy of the
    ROM. Then, if you have a quote from the game, you can search
    for the text. Newer games (like OoT, MM, and LA) use standard
    ASCII values for raw text, so it is possible to find the text
    using any common text editor. Older games (like LoZ, AoL, and
    ALttP), unfortunately, don't use ASCII standards, so it's
    necessary to do a relative search using a hex editor like
    Thingy. Then you can make a translation table that will allow
    Thingy to translate ROM text into standard ASCII text. (There
    are many freeware utilities available that will help you do
    relative searches and make translation tables.)
    
    To make things even more difficult, some games compress, or
    encrypt, the text. For example, in Oracle of Seasons the hex
    value "02 0E" translates to "Twinrova." ALttP uses compression
    and doesn't use standard ASCII values, so this is the most
    difficult game to dump. OoS and OoA use ASCII standards but
    have text compression. Fortunately, I already have TBL files
    for both of these games, so dumping is not as difficult as it
    could have been. ^_^
    
    After you have found the text (and you're sure you've found
    ALL the text), copy and paste all the text you can find into
    a new file. This is what the DMP files on my site are: all the
    text I could find, copied and pasted straight out of the ROM.
    Once this is done, I wrote a PHP script to parse the DMP file
    and translate everything into a readable format (TXT or HTML).
    Making a program is the easiest thing to do in the long run
    (though something more powerful than PHP is usually preferable),
    because it takes a while to find out what all the codes in the
    ROM translate to. Using the standard Find/Replace function of
    a text editor is too much work if what you're searching for
    constantly changes.
    
    
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    Further References / Acknowledgements
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      For more information on ROM hacking, and emulation in
    general, here are some good sites to visit:
    
    Zophar's Domain - http://www.zophar.net/
    Romhacking.org - http://www.romhacking.org/
    
      A special thanks to EvilGiegue (EvilGiegue@hotmail.com),
    who helped me figure out how to hack ROMs. Without his
    catalyzing influence, these text dumps probably wouldn't
    be here today. Make sure to check out his text dumps as
    well, which are available on my site and on GameFAQs.com.
    
    
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            The Text Dump
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    AFTER GANON WAS DESTROYED,  
    IMPA TOLD LINK A SLEEPING   
    SPELL WAS CAST ON PRINCESS  
    ZELDA. SHE WILL WAKE ONLY   
    WITH THE POWER OF NO.3      
    TRIFORCE SEALED IN A PALACE 
    IN HYRULE. TO BREAK THE     
    SEAL,CRYSTALS MUST BE       
    PLACED IN STATUES IN 6      
    WELL GUARDED PALACES.       
    LINK SET OUT ON HIS MOST    
    ADVENTURESOME QUEST YET...  
           1987 NINTENDO       
                                
                                
    
    PLEASE LET
    ME HELP
    YOU. COME
    INSIDE.
    
    I CAN
    RESTORE
    YOUR LIFE.
    
    STOP AND
    REST HERE.
    
    I CAN GIVE
    YOU MAGIC.
    COME BACK
    ANYTIME.
    
    I AM MUCH
    TOO BUSY
    TO TALK TO
    A STRANGER.
    
    HELLO!
    
    HELLO
    YOUNG
    FELLOW.
    
    SORRY.
    I KNOW
    NOTHING.
    
    EACH TOWN
    HAS A WISE
    MAN. LEARN
    FROM HIM.
    
    FIND THE
    HEART IN
    SOUTHERN
    PARAPA.
    
    ONLY THE
    HAMMER CAN
    DESTROY A
    ROADBLOCK.
    
    WELCOME
      TO
     RAURU
    
    GET CANDLE
    IN PARAPA
    PALACE.
    GO WEST.
    
    GORIYA OF
    TANTARI
    STOLE OUR
    TROPHY.
    
    YOU SAVED
    THE TROPHY
    COME SEE
    MY UNCLE.
    
    IN PARAPA
    DESERT USE
    THIS MAGIC
    TO SURVIVE
    
    I CANNOT
    HELP YOU
    ANYMORE.
    GO NOW.
    
    HAMMER...
    SPECTACLE
    ROCK...
    DEATH MTN.
    
    DO NOT GO
    SOUTH
    WITHOUT A
    CANDLE.
    
    FIND MAGIC
    IN A CAVE
    SOUTH OF
    THE CASTLE.
    
    TOWN
     OF
    RUTO
    
    I FOUND A
    MIRROR
    UNDER THE
    TABLE.
    
    I LOST
    MY MIRROR.
    
    OH! YOU
    FOUND MY
    MIRROR!
    FOLLOW ME.
    
    WITH THIS
    YOU CAN
    JUMP VERY
    HIGH.
    
    I AM
    ERROR.
    
    SOUTH OF
    KINGS TOMB
    IN MIDO IS
    A TUNNEL.
    
    IN MIDORO
    SWAMP FIND
    A HANDY
    GLOVE.
    
    EYES OF
    GANON ARE
    EVERYWHERE
    BE CAREFUL
    
    WATER TOWN
        OF
      SARIA
    
    IF ALL
    ELSE FAILS
    USE FIRE.
    
    NOTHING.
    
    RETURN THE
    CRYSTAL TO
    THE PALACE
    IN PARAPA.
    
    USE KEYS
    IN PALACES
    THEY ARE
    FOUND IN.
    
    TALK WITH
    MY FATHER
    BEFORE YOU
    LEAVE TOWN
    
    USE THIS
    MAGIC TO
    RESTORE
    YOUR LIFE.
    
    ONLY TOWN
    FOLK MAY
    CROSS THIS
    RIVER!
    
    YOU KNOW
    BAGU? THEN
    I CAN HELP
    YOU CROSS.
    
    NO ONE IS
    HERE BUT A
    CHURCHBELL
    WILL RING.
    
    THE ISLAND
    PALACE IN
    THE SOUTH
    HAS A RAFT
    
    FIND MAGIC
    IN A CAVE
    IN MORUGE
    SWAMP.
    
    HARBOR
     TOWN
      OF
     MIDO
    
    THE DOOR
    WILL NOT
    OPEN. ITS
    VERY QUIET
    
    PLEASE. MY
    DAUGHTER
    IS SICK.
    HELP HER!
    
    THE WATER
    OF LIFE!
    QUICK COME
    WITH ME.
    
    ASK ERROR
    OF RUTO
    ABOUT THE
    PALACE.
    
    THIS MAGIC
    WORD WILL
    GIVE YOU
    POWER.
    
    WHEN YOU
    JUMP PRESS
    DOWNWARD
    TO STAB.
    
    BAGU IS MY
    NAME. SHOW
    MY NOTE TO
    RIVER MAN.
    
    ZZZ...
    
    LET ME BE!
    MASTER IS
    IN WOODS
    N OF RIVER
    
    THIS IS
    KINGS TOMB
    
    STOP BY
    FOR AWHILE
    
    REVIVED!
    
    REST HERE.
    
    HOW ABOUT
    THAT? ITS
    MY SPECIAL
    MEDICINE.
    
    I KNOW
    NOTHING.
    
    PLEASE
    SAVE OUR
    TOWN!
    
    YOU MUST
    SAVE
    HYRULE!
    
    I CAN NOT
    HELP YOU.
    
    THE RIVER
    DEVIL EATS
    THOSE WHO
    ARE WEAK.
    
    JUMP IN A
    HOLE IN
    THE PALACE
    IF YOU GO.
    
    WELCOME
      TO
    NABOORU
    
    WANT TO
    GET SOME
    WATER?
    
    SEE A MAN
    IN DARUNIA
    BEFORE THE
    ISLANDS.
    
    I AM
    THIRSTY.
    
    YOU HAVE
    WATER.
    COME TO
    MY HOUSE.
    
    WITH BOOTS
    I COULD
    WALK ON
    THE WATER.
    
    EAST OF
    TRIPLE EYE
    ROCK AT
    SEASHORE.
    
    COME BACK
    WHEN YOU
    ARE READY.
    
    THIS MAGIC
    WILL MAKE
    YOUR SWORD
    SHOOT FIRE
    
    YOU KNOW
    ALL I CAN
    TEACH YOU.
    GO.
    
    THE DEVIL
    DOES NOT
    LIKE NOISE
    
    A POWERFUL
    KNIGHT
    LIVES IN
    THIS TOWN.
    
    MAGIC KEY
    READS...
    TREASURE
    OF KASUTO
    
    THE PALACE
    HAS A
    FALSE WALL
    
    MOUNTAIN
     TOWN OF
     DARUNIA
    
    IT IS SAID
    THE EAST
    OF NABOORU
    HAS...
    
    THERE IS
    SOMEONE
    BEHIND THE
    DOOR!
    
    RESCUE THE
    KIDNAPPED
    CHILD ON
    THE ISLAND
    
    YOU ARE A
    HERO FOR
    SAVING MY
    CHILD.COME
    
    THIS MAGIC
    WILL
    STRENGTHEN
    A SHIELD.
    
    WHEN YOU
    JUMP PRESS
    UP TO STAB.
    
    WE HAD
    TO FLEE
    KASUTO.
    
    THE OLD
    MAN WHO
    REMAINS
    HAS MAGIC.
    
    22222
    
    HIDDEN
     TOWN
      OF
    KASUTO
    
    LOOKS LIKE
    I CAN GET
    IN THE
    FIREPLACE.
    
    CALL FOR
    HELP AT
    THE THREE
    EYE ROCKS.
    
    THE HOLE
    IN PALACE
    IS ENDLESS
    TRAP.
    
    DO YOU
    HAVE THE
    7 MAGIC
    CONTAINERS
    
    YOU
    DESERVE
    MY HELP.
    FOLLOW ME.
    
    THERE IS
    A SECRET
    AT EDGE
    OF TOWN.
    
    REMEMBER
    THE MAGIC
    WORD.
    
    KASUTO.
    STRANGE...
    IT IS
    DESERTED.
    
    THE TOWN
    IS DEAD.
    LOOK EAST
    IN WOODS.
    
    I CAN GIVE
    YOU MOST
    POWERFUL
    MAGIC.
    
    YOU ARE
    PERSISTENT
    FIND HEART
    OVER OCEAN
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