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    Character Duplication Guide by dolphinbomb

    Version: Final | Updated: 02/04/04 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    TACTICS OGRE: THE KNIGHT OF LODIS
    Character Duplication Guide v1.3
    
    Tactics Ogre is a great Strategy/RPG, though is does have one sorely overlooked
    glitch that many people (I myself included) have taken advantage of. By
    following a certain process, anyone can duplicate their characters and even
    manage to create the ULTIMATE character (which is actually a glitch character;
    I'll go into that later).
    
    WARNING: I assume no responsibility for anything this might do to your game, so
    don't come whining to me if you lose all your saved games (It can happen, I'm a
    textbook example).
    
    Updates
    ----------
    
    v1.3
    Included a few more points on the glitch character, as well as an important
    update.
    
    v1.1
    Included how to keep the glitch character, which was necessary for snapping it.
    
    v1.02
    Fixed error in character duplication
    
    v1.01
    Gave GreenGuy credit for the glitch character
    
    
    The Actual Duplication
    ---------------------------
    
    First step, choose the person you want to duplicate (IT SHOULD NEVER BE
    ALPHONSE!). Keep in mind that this
    character's equipment will ALSO be duplicated as well, so you can gain more of
    that hard-to-get item that you've been searching for. This includes spellbooks
    and special techniques (Get more than one Lachesis, Atropos or Clotho....
    hehe). If you plan on duplicating items, make sure that there are no more
    available to equip.
    
    Next, choose two junk characters that you don't use (hiring Lv. 1 faeries works
    well for this).
    
    Place the three characters at the end of the list in this order:
    
    1. Junk Character
    2. Junk Character
    3. Soon-to-be duplicated character
    Make sure that you set the list so their numbers are in the right order.
    
    NEVER DUPE ALPHONSE!
    
    Get into a random or story battle (Training doesn't count, unless you want to
    waste a SnapDragon), and make sure character 2 and 3 are included.
    Intentionally kill no. 2 and finish the battle as normal.
    
    Immediately after the battle, open up the Organize screen and then choose
    'sort', then 'execute'.
    
    Leave the screen and enter training. Exit as soon as you can (don't even bother
    choosing teams), and then check the organize screen.
    
    Characters 1 and 2 will be gone, and 3 will be there, twice (IF ALPHONSE
    APPEARS TWICE, OR NOT AT ALL, TURN YOUR GAME OFF NOW)! Congratulations!
    You just successfully duplicated your character!
    
    Item Duplication
    -------------------
    
    Note: The following items CANNOT be duplicated correctly, as they can't be sold:
    
    Snapdragon Swords
    Anbicion
    Longicolnis
    Pearl Necklace
    Circlet of Wisdom
    
    While the character will be duplicated, their items will be too. Head to the
    nearest shop, and be ready to make a lot of cash. When you start to sell, you
    will see that the number of current items will exceed the number of max. items
    (i.e. 2/1). First off, sell 99 of the item. While it may be tempting to sell as
    many as you can, don't. This can really mess up your game (I know, I tried
    -.-). You should now have an accurate number frou the max. amount, but it's
    still actually much more than it says. Sell 58 plus the number you had when you
    started (If you had 3 before you started, you would sell 61 of the item).
    
    Congratulations! You should now have 99 of that item! This also works for
    spellbooks, as well.
    
    The Glitch Character
    -------------------------
    
    This is where things start to get really fun.
    
    MAKE SURE THAT ALPHONSE WAS NOT YOUR DUPLICATED CHARACTER. IF SO, START OVER!
    
    To create a glitch character, continue as usual with the character duplication
    glitch. However, when you choose 'execute' from the sort menu, make sure you
    have the character you are duplicating highlighted. Choose 'execute, and you
    will be highlighting an empty space, with a character named P.H.I.F.G.Q.F.G.
    Depending on your progress through the game, it will have a different Class and
    portrait (for example, if you try this at the beginning of the game, It may be
    Orson, and an Archer. I've done this at the beginning of the 3rd charpter as
    well, in which I got a Wizard with Ivanna's portrait).
    
    To actually keep the glitch, choose to manually switch characters, and choose
    the glitch. Now, exchange it. You'll find that you cant exchange it with a
    normal character, as the game claims that the character is locked and cannot be
    changed. Unfortunately, you're going to have to exchange it with a unique
    character. While this does sound harsh, keep in mind that the glitch is much
    more powerful than any special character you'll ever get.
    
    Special Characters Include:
    Ivanna
    Glycinia
    Lubina
    Orson
    Shiven
    Cybil
    Rictor
    Aerial
    Saia
    Euphaire
    Elrik
    Eleanor
    Alphonse (NOT recommened at ALL)
    
    
    *UPDATE*
    I've gotten a lot of questions about getting the glitch, snapping it, etc., so
    here is the method I used just last night to get it.
    -Lock Alphonse (So you won't lose him).
    -Start the cloning process and clone Euphaire, EXCEPT do the following:
    	-Get 4 junk characters, instead of 2
    	-Kill the second one in battle intentionally.
    	-Follow the rest of the cloning process, up to the part right after you clone.
    	-Dismiss or snap the second Euphaire.
    	-Try to move the remaining Euphaire manually, If you can't, you've done
    everything right.
    -Now, highlight Euphaire, and hit Execute again. You should be highlighting the
    glitch.
    -Move the glitch and replace a special character with it.
    
    Stats of the glitch include:
    
    Virtue Element
    Level 6 (or 7, or 8)
    64 EXP
    Walking movement
    Wading movement
    11.9 move
    392 HP
    390 MP
    999 STR (Actually 16334)
    999 INT (Actually 16330)
    999 AGI (Actually 25835)
    999 ATK
    908 DEF
    999 Spell ATK
    999 Spell DEF
    Assorted powerful weapons, which you CAN'T keep (ah darn...).
    The spells Thunder Flare, Summon Golem, Thunder Flare, Summon Golem  (This
    might be different, but it's what I got)
    Was previously a Red Dragon (o_O;;)
    
    Enter battle with the glitch and standby to get the following emblems:
    
    Blood Reign
    Dragon Scale
    Animal Hunter
    Gibe of the Fallen Angel
    Lancer
    Philosopher's Stone
    Self Preservation
    Berserk
    Arbitration
    Broken Heart
    War God
    Knight's Certificate
    Book of Initiation
    Miracle
    Sniper
    Fist Fight
    Don Quixote
    Embodiment of Desires
    Archangel's Feather
    The Cycle of Life
    Charisma
    Bogus Hero
    Veteran Soldier
    
    In order to change the class of the glitch, Press R on the organize screen and
    select class. Choose a Male class and select the glitch.
    However, If you choose to change class the other way, there will be no classes
    you can change into, and the glitch's protrait may change, as well as it's
    stats (It's just temporary, but the potrait of mine changed into Saia, and
    wouldn't let me dismiss it either).
    It can turn into the following MALE classes:
    
    Soldier
    Ninja
    Archer
    Wizard
    Cleric
    Knight
    Swordmaster
    Dragoon
    Beast Tamer
    
    It cannot be dismissed
    Note: Do NOT, under ANY circumstances, exchange Alphonse and the glitch
    character. Disastrous effect will
    occur.
    Note: If you do end up with Summon Golem on the glitch character, DO NOT use
    it. Your game will freeze.
    
    Snapping the Glitch
    ------------------------
    
    This is actually quite tough. The game does NOT want you to snap this
    character, for obvious reasons (^.^).
    
    Enter Training.
    
    Place the glitch in Team B, with at least one other character.
    
    Use a SnapDragon to snap the glitch. The game might freeze at this point.
    
    It if doesn't, proceed to kill the other character, but DON'T PICK UP THE
    SWORD!
    
    The game should say "Team A wins!", and a text box will appear, stating that
    items will be picked up. The game may freeze at this point as well.
    
    If nothing freezes, you are VERY lucky (my game freezed on me 19 times before I
    finally was able to Snap the glitch successfully).
    
    Now, if you try to equip the sword, your game will freeze. To equip it, enter
    any battle (Training is OK) and enter the organize screen before you start.
    Equip the sword, and the game may freeze, it may not. There seems to be a 50/50
    chance.
    
    If the game didn't freeze, enter battle, and keep this sword on the character
    for a while. Keep in mind, that while many
    Graphical glitches WILL occur, just be patient.  Eventually, the game will seem
    to get used to having a grossly overpowered sword (STR+ 8167, INT+ 8165, AGI+
    5167)  in the game, and won't glitch up anymore. Until then, however, your game
    may freeze up at any point and time.
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    Well, that's all, folks! Have fun messing around with your game's bugs, and
    cheat like crazy!
    
    Special Thanks
    ------------------
    
    My grandparents, who gave me the B-Day money to buy this game.
    
    Funcoland, for having this game in stock.
    
    CJayC, for creating this website (I know this line is overused, but it seemed
    necesary)
    
    Layoneil, for bringing this Character duping trick to my attention.
    
    GreenGuy, for discovering the glitch character.
    
    orihalchon dragoon, for showing me that some people just don't read at all.
    
    Questions? Comments? Email me at dolphinbomb@comcast.net
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

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