Armored Core Series Part Matchup Guide
version 0.8
by: "the Ice Burner" (iceburner@rpgamers.net)

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Table of Contents
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Introduction and Foreward               Section A
Legal Info                              Section B
Part Listing                            Section C
        Cores                            1.0
        Heads                            2.0
        Standard Arms                    3.0
        Weapon Arms                      3.1
        Humanoid Legs                    4.0
        Reverse-Joint Legs               4.1
        Quad Legs                        4.2
        Caterpillar Legs                 4.3
        Floating Legs                    4.4
        Generators                       5.0
        Fire Control Systems             6.0
        Boosters                         7.0
        Back Units - Missiles            8.0
        Back Units - Rockets             8.1
        Back Units - Cannons             8.2
        Back Units - Radars              8.3
        Back Units - Double Slot         8.4
        Arm Units - Guns                 9.0
        Arm Units - Blades               9.1
        Arm Units - Shields              9.2
        Optional Parts                  10.0
        Inside Parts                    11.0
        Extensions                      12.0
Version History                         Section D
Acknowledgments                         Section E


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Section A: Introduction and Foreward
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Ever wanted to build your old AC from the original series in AC2 or AA?
Thought about trying out your AC2 design in AC?  Have you tried, but given up
up because matching parts is a pain?  Well, I have, and that's what this guide
is for, taking the guesswork out of which parts match between the original
Armored Core and Armored Core 2 games.  I plan to expand this guide whenever a
new AC game is released, so stay tuned for more info :)

This is the second edition of this guide.  I've matched up most of the parts,
but there are still a number of uncertainties.  If you have any suggestions
about matchups, please email me with the suggested matchup and WHY you feel
the two parts match.  Please use "Armored Core Part Matchup Guide" in the
subject line.  Any messages without a subject or a reason why will be
summarily discarded.  I am also looking for an ASCII Armored Core logo, if
there are any ASCII artists out there who know what the Armored Core logo
looks like, and are willing to ontribute, please email me as well.

All contributors will be credited.  If I actually do get contributors, I'll
move the acknowledgements section up from the end of the document :D

I am not currently looking for any other sites to host my guide, please
don't send mail asking about it.

 - Ice

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Section B: Legal Info
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This document was created     : Tuesday, February 5th, 2002.
This document was last updated: Saturday, February 9th, 2002.

©2002 "the Ice Burner" (iceburner@rgpamers.net)  All rights reserved.
This guide may be used for PRIVATE USE ONLY.  This guide and its content
may not be used as a source for any other guides.

You may not reproduce this document in any way (which includes placement
on any website) without the author's consent.  Individuals may save or
print a copy of this guide for personal use only, except where prohibited
by international export law.  This guide may NOT be otherwise distributed
and is authorized to be carried by the following websites ONLY

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and under the following terms:
        This document must remain completely unaltered.
        Access to this guide must be unrestricted by commercial charges.
        If I demand my document be removed, they agree to honor my demand.

Playstation, Playstation 2, and their respective logos are registered
trademarks of Sony, Inc.

Armored Core, Armored Core: Project Phantasma, Armored Core: Master of Arena,
Amored Core 2, Armored Core 2: Another Age, Armored Core 3, and their
respective logos are all registered trademarks of From Software, Inc.

All Armored Core parts are property of and ©From Software.  Think about that
the next time you fire your EWC-GN44-AC and be glad they let you play with
their wonderfully dangerous toys.

The author of this document is in NO WAY affiliated with Sony, Inc, Sony
Entertainment of America, From Software, Inc., or Agetc, Inc (despite that
they would probably like to be.)


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Section C: Part Listing
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1.0 Cores
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Armored Core            Armored Core 2

XCA-00                  ECL-XR00
XCL-01                  ECL-ONE
XCH-01                  ZCH-GR1
XXA-SO                  ZCL-XA/2
XXL-D0*                 ECH-D4*
------------            ZCX-F/Rook*

* The XXL-D0 is matched best by the ECH-D4 in statistics, despite that it is
matched best in appearance by the ZCX-F/Rook.

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2.0 Heads
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Armored Core            Armored Core 2
HD-01-SRVT              ??????????????
HD-2002                 ??????????????
HD-X1487                ??????????????
HD-RedEye               EHD-NightEye
HD-D-9066               ??????????????
HD-GRY-NX               ??????????????
HD-06-Radar             EHD-WACS
HD-One                  EHD-One-NT
HD-08-Dish              ??????????????
HD-Zero                 ??????????????
HD-G780                 ??????????????
HD-12-Radar             ??????????????
HD-Helm                 ??????????????
HD-H10                  ??????????????
HD-4004                 ??????????????
------------            EHD-ScopeEye

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3.0 Standard Arms
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Armored Core            Zio Matrix      Emeraude

AN-101                  ??????????      EAN-EEX
AN-201                  ??????????      EAN-S0
AN-K1                   ??????????      EAN-1111
AN-D-2001               ??????????      ?????????
AN-3001                 ZAN-707/E       ?????????
ANKS-1A461              ZAN-004/B       ?????????
AN-863-B                ??????????      EAN-MWZ
AN-25                   ZAN-303/S       ?????????

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3.1 Weapon Arms
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Armored Core            Armored Core 2

AW-MG25/2               --------------
AW-GT2000               EAW-MG-03
AW-RF105                EAW-BZD
AW-30/3                 EAW-H801
AW-RF120                --------------
AW-S60/2                EAW-S604
AW-XC5500               ZAW-LC/NPM
AW-XC65                 ZAW-XP/T9
AW-DC/2                 EAW-DC10
AW-R/4                  ??????????????
WC-SPGUN*               ZAW-SPLASH
------------            ZAW-2/Samurai

* Though not a set of weapon arms in AC, the back unit energy slug gun is the
only match for AC2's ZAW-SPLASH energy slug gun weapon arms.

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4.0 Humanoid Legs
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Armored Core            Zio Matrix      Emeraude

LN-1001                 ZLN-XAI/FA      ELN-07A
LN-SSVT                 ZLN-WA02/SS     --------
LN-3001                 ZLN-9001/A      --------
LN-1001-PX-O            ZLN-XX0/TP      ELN-2002AT
LN-501                  ----------      ELN-701
LN-SSVR                 ----------      ELN-STVM
LN-1001-B               ZLN-ZA2/FF      ELN-02SLD
LN-3001C                ??????????      ????????
LN-S3                   ??????????      ????????
LN-502                  ZLN-EKI/SRRT    --------
LN-D-800R               ZLN-2A/GR       --------
LN-2KZ-SP               ?????????       ????????
LNKS-1B46J              ZLN-2A/GR       --------

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4.1 Reverse Joint Legs
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Armored Core            Armored Core 2

LB-4400                 ????
LB-4401                 ????
LB-4304                 ????
LB-1000-P               ????
LBKS-2B45A              ????
LB-H230                 ????

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4.2 Quad Legs
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Armored Core            Armored Core 2

LF-205-SF               ELF-DEX-2F
LF-H-X3                 ZLF-A3/CARM
LF-DEX-1                ELF-XX33
LF-TR-0                 ZLF-TR0S/INTS
LF-H-X5X                ELF-S0C61

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4.3 Caterpillar Legs
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Armored Core            Armored Core 2

LC-M0518                ELC-DISI
LC-UK160                ELC-MLK0303
LC-HTP-AAA              ELC-HTT0808
LC-M0S4545              ZLC-C04T/CY0R
LC-HTP-H5               ZLC-M2-Pike

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4.4 Floating Legs
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Floating leg parts currently only exist in Armored Core 2, however this section
will be updated upon the release of Armored Core 3.

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5.0 Generators
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Armored Core            Armored Core 2

GPS-VVA                 GPS-VA
GPS-V6                  GPS-VN2
GRD-RX5                 GR-XR/15000
GRD-RX6                 GR-XR/5ECD
GRD-RX7                 --------------
GBG-1000                HOY-B999
GBG-XR                  HOY-B1000
GBX-TL                  GPS-BVX/10
GBX-XL                  HOY-BV2500

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6.0 Fire Control Systems
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Armored Core            Armored Core 2

Comdex-C7               DOX-105
Comdex-GO               DOX-125
Comdex-G8               DOX-PG2
QX-21                   LODD-8
QX-AF                   DOX-ALM
TRYX-Boxer              Vertex-750/W
TRYX-Quad               LODD-Blazer
QX-9009                 Vertex-124/EE
FBMB-18X                LODD-QHT
Rator                   DOX-Elena
PC/V                    --------------

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7.0 Boosters
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Armored Core            Armored Core 2

B-P320                  EBT-GE
B-P350                  EBT-GE2100
B-T001                  ZBT-GEX/3000
B-T2                    EBT-VSS
B-P351                  ZBT-H4/T
B-VR-33                 ZBT-Z1/Artere
B-HP-25                 EBT-GR4300
B-PT000                 --------------

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8.0 Back Units - Missiles
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Armored Core            Armored Core 2

WM-S40/1                EWM-S602
WM-S40/2                EWM-S608
WM-S60/6                EWM-S612
WM-MVG404               ZWM-M55/6 
WM-MVG802               ZWM-02/10A
WM-L201                 ??????????????
WM-X02                  ZWM-M24/1MV
WM-X5-AA                INW-80-X22*
WM-X10                  INW-80-XVX*
WM-P4001                EWM-M03
WM-PS-2                 ZWM-LD2/IDA
WM-AT                   EWM-FIN-BOO
WM-T0100                ??????????????
WM-SMSS24               EWM-M444
M1118-TD                EM-AAT110
------------            EM-SD120
WM-MVG812               ??????????????
WM-X15EX                ??????????????

* The "Plasma Bomb" back weapons from AC were changed to Inside Parts in AC2.

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8.1 Back Units - Rockets
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Armored Core            Armored Core 2

WR-S50                  ZWR/S60
WR-S100                 EWR/M60
WR-M50                  ZWR-M30
WR-M70                  EWR-M40
WR-L24                  EWR-L24
WR-R57                  ZWR-R/Octopus
WRR-10                  INW-DM/R11*

* The "Mine Dispenser" was changed to an inside part in AC2

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8.2 Back Units - Cannons
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Armored Core            Armored Core 2

WC-CN35                 EWC-CNG4000
WC-ST120                ZWC-LNT/250
WC-LN350                ZWC-CN/500
WC-GN320                EWC-GN44-AC
------------            EWC-GN-81
WC-XP4000               EWC-XP0808
WC-XP8000               ZWC-XP02/QL
WC-01QL                 ZWC-IR/FLUX
WC-SPGUN                ZAW-SPLASH
WC-IR24                 ZWC-LQ/2552*

* Though not a back weapon in AC2, the ZAW-SPLASH energy slug gun weapon arms
are the only match for AC's back-mounted energy slug gun.

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8.3 Back Units - Radars
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Armored Core            Armored Core 2

RXA-01WE                ??????????????
RZ-A0                   ZRS-554/BE
RXA-99                  ??????????????
RXA-77                  ERM-TE 3000
RA-A1                   ??????????????
RZT-333                 ZRL/774/WH
RZ-BBP                  BRLT-B10000
RZ-FwZ                  BRS-B-Osprey

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8.4 Back Units - Double Slot Weapons
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Armored Core            Armored Core 2

WX-S800/2               EWX-BAL4
WZ-S800-GF              EWX-VLS241
XCF-9900                ZWX-IV/Pusuit
SX-ED2                  ZWX-E90/MAC
WX-C4                   ZWX-F64/Orbit
P77-ST                  ZXR-S/Stealth
------------            EWX-GCN77-4
------------            EXM-D002

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9.0 Arm Units - Guns
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Armored Core            Armored Core 2

WG-RF35                 ZWG-RF/37
------------            EWG-RF-M15
------------            EWG-RF-M35
WG-MGA1                 EWG-MGA2
WG-MGA1                 ZWG-AR/K
WG-AR1000               ZWG-MGSAW
WG-HG235                EWG-HG-S1
WG-RF/S                 ZWG-SRF/8
WG-RF/P                 EWG-SRF-9
WG-HGSR                 EWG-S970
------------            EWG-GSH8
WG-FG99                 EWG-FTG500
WG-B2120                EWG-BZ-B1100
WG-B2180                ZWG-BZ/SSS
------------            ZWG-BZ/Hydra
WG-XP1000               EWG-XP1500
WG-XP2000               ZWG-XP/400
WG-XC4                  EWG-XC213
WG-1-Karasawa           Karasawa-Mk2
------------            ZWG-HC-IR/K99
WG-RFM118               EWG-RF-10LB
WG-XFwPPk               ZWG-XC/01
WG-HG1                  EWG-HG/111
WG-PB26                 EWG-HC-GN210
WA-Finger               --------------
WG-HG770                EWG-HG-Art
WG-XW11                 --------------
WG-FG100                EWM-NAP-02*
WG-RF/E                 ZWF-S/Night
WG-MG500/E              ZWG-MG/ENE
------------            EWG-HC-RAW
------------            EWG-HM-04

* The "Flame Shell" hand weapon was changed to a back weapon for AC2, making it
much easier to find a place for on your AC.

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9.1 Arm Units - Laser Blades
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Armored Core            Armored Core 2

LS-2001                 ELS-2772
LS-200G                 ELS-3443
LS-3303                 ZLS-T/100
LS-99-Moonlight         LS-Moonlight
LS-1000W                ZLS-400/SL

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9.2 Arm Units - Shields
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Arm shield parts currently only exist in Armored Core 2, however this section
will be updated upon the release of Armored Core 3.

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10.0 Optional Parts
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Armored Core            Armored Core 2
SP-MAW                  SP-BMALAD
SP-JAM                  SP-ECM-JAM
SP-M/Auto               SP-M/Auti
SP-ABS                  SP-BSI-LE
SP-SAP                  SP-SAB/J
SP-CND-K                SP-BCNDR
SP-AXL                  SP-BFS/LOSP
SP-S/SCR                SP-S/SCR
SP-E/SCR                SP-ENE-SCR
SP-EH                   SP-ENE-ACC
SP-E+                   SP-BE++
SP-DEtq                 SP-E/Saver
SP-ABS/Re               -------------
------------            SP-CIR-K
------------            SP-BLS
------------            SP-CBRK
------------            SP-VIECH

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11.0 Inside Parts
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Armored Core            Armored Core 2          
WRR-10*                 INW-DM/R11		
WM-X5-AA**              INW-80-X22		
WM-X10**                INW-80-XVX		

* The "Mine Dispenser" inside part in AC2 used to be a back weapon in AC.
** The "Plasma Bomb" inside parts in AC2 used to be back weapons in AC.

Inside parts currently only exist in Armored Core 2, however this section
will be updated upon the release of Armored Core 3.

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12.0 Extensions
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Extension parts currently only exist in Armored Core 2, however this section
will be updated upon the release of Armored Core 3.


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Section D: Version History
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Version 0.8
 - Second public release.
 - For compatability's sake, all tabs were replaced with spaces.
 - Added entries to Optional Parts section
 - Corrections throughout guide, a couple of boneheaded errors repaired. :)

Version 0.7
 - Initial public release.
 - Missing many matches on heads, standard arms, humanoid and reverse-joint
   legs.
 - Part matchup commentaries pending.
 - Optional Parts section does not yet have any entries.

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Section E: Acknowledgements
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I would like to thank:

From Software for making such an enjoyable series of games.
Agetec for bringing them to people outside of Japan.
My friends and family for introducing me to Amored Core.
Stephan, the guru who waits at the End of Time.

"Armored Core Series Part Matchup Guide"
©2002 "the Ice Burner" (iceburner@rgpamers.net)  All rights reserved.