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                          JAPANESE VERSION ONLY
    
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    |                    R4:  Ridge Racer Type 4                      |
    |                    General FAQ Version 1.0                      |
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    General FAQ Information
       Last changed  : 27/6/99
       Platform      : PlayStation
       Author        : 'Jacel' Joseph Ong
       Email         : jacel@animefan.org
    
    
    Game Details
       Players       : 1-2 Players
       Version       : NTSC J
       Media         : 2 CD-ROM
       Memory Card   : 1 Block only
       PocketStation : +2 Blocks
       Compatibles   : Dual Shock (Vibration only)
                       NeGcon Analog
                       JoGcon Analog
    
    
    This FAQ should not be used for commercial purposes (i.e.,
    magazines). This FAQ may be redistributed electronically, provided
    it stays unaltered in text format. Please give credit where it's
    due.
    
    Ridge Racer and R4 are trademarks of Namco.
    FAQ copyrighted work of Jacel Ong 1998-99.
    
    NOTE!!!! This FAQ is based on the Japanese version of R4, not
    the US version. Some features may differ between both versions.
    
    
    ===================================================================
     CONTENTS
    ===================================================================
    
    A. INTRODUCTION
       1 - Ridge Racer
       2 - The Tracks
       3 - The Teams and Makers
       4 - The Grand Prix
       5 - VS / Link Battle
    
    B. IN DEPTH
       1 - The Garage
       2 - The Unlocking Method
       3 - Sharp Cornering Tactics
       4 - The Extra Trial
       5 - Complete Car List
       6 - Gameshark Codes
       7 - Other Stuff
       8 - Common Questions
       9 - Japanese Sequence Translations
    
    C. ENDING
       1 - Credits and Thanks
       2 - Version History
    
    
    
    ===================================================================
     A - INTRODUCTION
    ===================================================================
    
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        A.1 - Ridge Racer
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    Ridge Racer Type 4 is the 4th in the Racer series on PlayStation.
    This game follows quite closely to Ridge Racer and Rage Racer. In
    addition, Namco has added reflections, shadows and light sources,
    the best graphic effects we have ever seen in the series. The
    greatest addition to this game are the cars in the game. The cars
    make up a total of 320! This has to be the best Ridge Racer yet.
    
    
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        A.2 - The Tracks
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    Normally, only the first four tracks are playable. Complete the
    Grand Prix once and all 8 tracks will be playable. In addition,
    reverse tracks are available in Time Attack mode. You can identify
    between Normal and Reverse tracks by the N and R symbols beside
    the logo of the track.
    
    
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        A.3 - The Teams and Makers
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    In Grand Rix mode, there are four teams, each with a different
    tuning difficulty.
    
     Tuning   Team Name
      Expert - Dig Racing Team        / D.R.T. (USA)
      Easy   - R.C. Micro Mouse Mappy / M.M.M. (France)
      Normal - Pac Racing Club        / P.R.C. (Japan)
      Hard   - Racing Team Solvalou   / R.T.S. (Italy)
    
    You're advised to start with Mappy, since it is the easiest. Hey,
    I'm no expert, so I started with that too.
    
    After choosing your team, select a car maker.
    
      Drift Types - Assoluto (Italy)
                  - Lizard   (USA)
      Grip Types  - Terrazi  (Japan)
                  - Age solo (France)
    
    Drift cars are generally harder to control, since it has a
    relatively smaller turning angle than grip cars. More on this
    below.
    
    
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        A.4 - The Grand Prix
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    The Grand Prix consists of 8 races.
    
    Heat 1
       -Stage 01
           Track 1 - Helter Skelter (Japan, Yokohama)
           Track 2 - Wonderhill (Japan, Fukuoka)
    
    Heat 2
       -Stage 02
           Track 3 - Edge of the earth (USA, N.Y.)
           Track 4 - Out of the blue (Japan, Yokohama)
    
    Final GP
       -Stage 03
           Track 5 - Phantomile (Japan, Yokohama)
           Track 6 - Brightest nite (USA, N.Y.)
           Track 7 - Heaven and hell (Japan, Fukuoka)
       -Stage 04
           Track 8 - Shooting Hoops (USA, L.A.)
    
    
    The stages indicates the types of cars used. They'll ship a new
    and faster car at the beginning of next stage.
    
    Requirements to qualify-
      Heat 1  : First 3 places
      Heat 2  : First 2 places
      Final GP: First place
    (Your rank number will flash in yellow during the race.)
    
    4 trials are conducted, meaning that you have 3 chances after you
    fail to meet the requirement the qualify. At the end of each stage,
    you're given an option to save.
    
    
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        A.5 - VS / Link Battle
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    This game assumes that both players have the PlayStation. So both
    players are supposed to have their own cars and battle it out.
    By default the second player has to put his / her memory card into
    the second slot and load the cars that he / she can use for the
    battle (i.e. the cars that he / she has set ready in the garage).
    A solution to battle with non-R4 gamers is to copy the memory
    in slot 1 into the card in slot 2, then get the 2nd player to
    load from the card. If you don't have two memory cards, try
    switching the card btween slots. However, please take care because
    there is a risk of data corruption of removing the memory card
    while the PS is still in operation. This has ccurred twice to me
    playing R4.
    
    With a serial link cable, you can link 2 PlayStations together
    for four player battle. All you have to do is plug the cable into
    both PlayStations and then press start on both PlayStations.
    
    
    ===================================================================
     B - IN DEPTH
    ===================================================================
    
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        B.1 - The Garage
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    In this game, there are two sets of cars available: Garage and
    Preset. First time you complete the Grand Prix of one team-maker
    combination, 4 cars will be unlocked. In your garage, you're
    allowed to have 8 usable cars at a time. So each time you want to
    change your cars, go to the garage, select an unwanted car and hit
    the 'change' option. There are a total of 320 cars.
    
    Subsequent completions of the Grand Prix will add 1-3 additional
    cars to your list. Read more about it in The Unlocking Method
    section.
    
    In the garage, you're also able to customise the stickers on your
    cars. There are 16 colors and 24 stickers to choose from. You can
    also draw your own sticker in the Sticker edit section if you like.
    
    The option 'save' in the garages saves your name. (In case you do
    not know)
    
    
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        B.2 - The Unlocking Method
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    This is a chart of positions you have to get in each race in order
    to unlock the cars in the garage. This is a simple example of one
    of the shortest ways to get all 19 cars.
    
    S - Save
    L - Load
    
      1st Heat   2nd Heat   Final  GP    Car number (Stage 01-04)
        3 3    S   2  2      1 1 1 1          1 , 2 , 6 , 13
         "     L   1  2      1 1 1 1          1 , 2 , 7 , 14
         "     L   2  1      1 1 1 1          1 , 2 , 8 , 15
         "     L   1  1      1 1 1 1          1 , 2 , 9 , 16
        2 2        1  1      1 1 1 1          1 , 3 , 10, 17
        2 1        1  1      1 1 1 1          1 , 4 , 11, 18
        1 1        1  1      1 1 1 1          1 , 5 , 12, 19
    
    This means that you have to complete 7 times for each
    team - maker combination.
    
    
    There are plenty of methods to unlock cars, so I listed the entire
    flow chart here. Make use of this chart and combine it with the
    example above.
    
    C - Car number
    
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    |Stage 01                                                         |
    |                                                                 |
    |                           2nd  3rd                              |
    |                 C01 ----- 3rd  2nd --- C02                      |
    |                       |   3rd  3rd                              |
    |                       |                                         |
    |                       |-- 3rd  1st --- C03                      |
    |                       |   2nd  2nd                              |
    |                       |                                         |
    |                       |   1st  3rd                              |
    |                       |-- 1st  2nd --- C04                      |
    |                       |   2nd  1st                              |
    |                       |                                         |
    |                       --- 1st  1st --- C05                      |
    |                                                                 |
    |                                                                 |
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    |Stage 02 - 04                                                    |
    |                                                                 |
    |     C02 ----- 2nd 2nd --- C06 --- 1st 1st 1st 1st --- C13       |
    |           |                                                     |
    |           |-- 1st 2nd --- C07 --- 1st 1st 1st 1st --- C14       |
    |           |                                                     |
    |           |-- 2nd 1st --- C08 --- 1st 1st 1st 1st --- C15       |
    |           |                                                     |
    |           --- 1st 1st --- C09 --- 1st 1st 1st 1st --- C16       |
    |                                                                 |
    |                                                                 |
    |                                                                 |
    |     C03 ----- 2nd 2nd --- C07 --- 1st 1st 1st 1st --- C14       |
    |           |                                                     |
    |           |-- 1st 2nd --- C08 --- 1st 1st 1st 1st --- C15       |
    |           |                                                     |
    |           |-- 2nd 1st --- C09 --- 1st 1st 1st 1st --- C16       |
    |           |                                                     |
    |           --- 1st 1st --- C10 --- 1st 1st 1st 1st --- C17       |
    |                                                                 |
    |                                                                 |
    |                                                                 |
    |     C04 ----- 2nd 2nd --- C08 --- 1st 1st 1st 1st --- C15       |
    |           |                                                     |
    |           |-- 1st 2nd --- C09 --- 1st 1st 1st 1st --- C16       |
    |           |                                                     |
    |           |-- 2nd 1st --- C10 --- 1st 1st 1st 1st --- C17       |
    |           |                                                     |
    |           --- 1st 1st --- C11 --- 1st 1st 1st 1st --- C18       |
    |                                                                 |
    |                                                                 |
    |                                                                 |
    |     C05 ----- 2nd 2nd --- C09 --- 1st 1st 1st 1st --- C16       |
    |           |                                                     |
    |           |-- 1st 2nd --- C10 --- 1st 1st 1st 1st --- C17       |
    |           |                                                     |
    |           |-- 2nd 1st --- C11 --- 1st 1st 1st 1st --- C18       |
    |           |                                                     |
    |           --- 1st 1st --- C12 --- 1st 1st 1st 1st --- C19       |
    |                                                                 |
    |                                                                 |
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
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        B.3 - Sharp Cornering Tactics
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    If you haven't played the previous versions of Ridge Racers, you
    should read this.
    
    As mentioned, drift cars have a smaller turning angle than grip
    cars. This isn't very obvious, since drift cars now share nearly
    the same turning angle as grip cars.
    
    To perform a perfect sharp cornering, you have to have your car to
    do some sliding. Both types of cars have different ways of doing
    this, and they sound different too. By sliding, you'll definately
    have a loss of speed, but it is far better off than knocking into
    the wall and having to catch up later.
    
    
    Drift Cars
    -----------
    Method 1
      1. Release the accelerator button
      2. Turn
      3. Hit the accelerator just after pressing the direction button
      4. Tap left or right to align
    
    Method 2
      1. Turn
      2. Release the accelerator button
      3. Hit the accelerator just after pressing the direction button
      4. Tap left or right to align
    
    Method 3 (By Imran Chaudhry)
     Keep accelerator pressed...
      1. Turn
      2. Immediately tap the brake once to slide (may need to tap
         twice quickly for certain cars)
      3. Tap the steering to control the slide and straighten up
      *. This works best for Stage 4 and Extra Trial drift cars (e.g.
         Lizard Nightmare)
    
    
    In most cases, drift cars can manage sharp corners this way.
    You'll have to predict when to release the accelerator before
    the turning point.
    
    Some blunt corners do not require sliding, but seems more than
    the car can manage. In this case, just tap the brake for a while,
    till you're sure that the car will not knock into the wall.
    
    
    Grip Cars
    ----------
      1. Turn
      2. Press or tap the brake button without releasing the
         accelerator
      3. Keep pressing the brake button until you think it is enough
         to pass the corner.
    
    Grip cars cannot slide as much as drift cars, due to their good
    traction (hence their name - grip). But they can do most blunt
    corners without slowing down.
    
    
    Cases of oversliding
    ---------------------
    When using fast drift cars (mostly stage 04 cars), you tend to
    slide too much than expected. You'll know you overslide when you
    hear a really high pitched engine sound.
    
    To solve this, wait till the car to get its grip after the slide.
    Shift the gear lower by one, so that the speed catches up and
    continue as usual.
    
    
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        B.4 - The Extra Trial
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    This mode will appear at the bottom of the main menu after you
    completed the Grand Prix once.
    
    You can use the cars you've unlocked in the Grand Prix here. Hidden
    cars are unlocked in this mode. In order to unlock the cars, you'll
    have to win them. Doesn't sound that easy yet, but please try to
    use Mappy (M.M.M.) cars first, since it is the easiest team to play
    with. Besides that, use stage 04 cars, because the speed of the
    hidden com cars are constant. (Don't forget to change your cars in
    the garage)
    
    Oh yeah, the hidden cars in Hard and Expert seem nearly impossible
    to defeat. Then you might want to try the 'old method' (by means
    of blocking when trying to overtake you).
    
    When unlocked, they will appear in your list as car number 20.
    
    
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        B.5 - Complete Car List
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Though there are 320 cars, most are variations of one another,
    differing in stage, maker, and speeds. Some of these cars have
    really cool names (and some really wierd).
    
    These info were extracted from a Japanese website and I have not
    confirmed it personally.
    
    
    Maker: Assoluto (Italy, Drift Type)
    ------------------------------------
              Car   Car        Top Speeds
              No.   Name       D.R.T.  M.M.M.  P.R.C.  R.T.S.  
    Stage 01 -------------------------------------------------
              01    Promessa    166     162     171     180
    Stage 02 -------------------------------------------------
              02    Promessa    180     178     187     194
              03    Bisonte     184     182     191     200
              04    Regalo      191     187     198     205
              05    Fatalita    203     194     203     212
    Stage 03 -------------------------------------------------
              06    Promessa    196     194     200     212
              07    Bisonte     203     196     207     216
              08    Regalo      207     203     212     223
              09    Fatalita    212     205     216     226
              10    Rondine     223     212     221     232
              11    Cavaliere   232     216     226     237
              12    Infinito    248     221     232     242
    Stage 04 -------------------------------------------------
              13    Promessa    285     280     290     301
              14    Bisonte     292     287     296     306
              15    Regalo      296     292     303     312
              16    Fatalita    303     296     306     317
              17    Aquila      312     303     312     321
              18    Estasi      324     308     317     326
              19    Squalo      340     312     321     331
              20    See Hidden Cars
    
    
    Maker: Lizard (USA, Drift Type)
    --------------------------------
              Car   Car        Top Speeds
              No.   Name       D.R.T.  M.M.M.  P.R.C.  R.T.S.
    Stage 01 -------------------------------------------------
              01    Bonfire     164     162     169     178
    Stage 02 -------------------------------------------------
              02    Bonfire     178     175     184     194
              03    Detector    184     178     189     198
              04    Wisdom      189     184     194     203
              05    Officer     200     184     200     203
    Stage 03 -------------------------------------------------
              06    Bonfire     194     191     198     210
              07    Detector    200     196     205     214
              08    Wisdom      205     200     207     219
              09    Officer     205     200     207     219
              10    Colleage    221     210     219     230
              11    Comrade     230     216     223     235
              12    Ignition    246     219     230     239
    Stage 04 -------------------------------------------------
              13    Bonfire     285     280     290     301
              14    Detector    290     285     294     306
              15    Wisdom      294     290     301     312
              16    Officer     294     290     301     312
              17    Tamer       310     299     310     321
              18    Cataract    319     303     317     324
              19    Reckless    335     308     319     328
              20    See Hidden Cars
    
    
    Maker: Terrazi (Japan, Grip Type)
    ----------------------------------
              Car   Car        Top Speeds
              No.   Name       D.R.T.  M.M.M.  P.R.C.  R.T.S.
    Stage 01 -------------------------------------------------
              01    Ambitious   166     159     171     180
    Stage 02 -------------------------------------------------
              02    Ambitious   182     175     187     198
              03    Troop       187     180     191     203
              04    Rumor       191     187     196     207
              05    Wildboar    203     191     200     212
    Stage 03 -------------------------------------------------
              06    Ambitious   194     189     203     210
              07    Troop       200     196     207     216
              08    Rumor       205     203     210     221
              09    Wildboar    212     205     216     226
              10    Capital     219     210     219     230
              11    Cowboy      230     214     223     235
              12    Starlight   246     221     232     239
    Stage 04 -------------------------------------------------
              13    Ambitious   285     278     292     301
              14    Troop       287     283     296     303
              15    Rumor       296     287     299     310
              16    Wildboar    301     294     306     317
              17    Decision    310     301     310     319
              18    Terrific    321     306     315     326
              19    Destroyer   337     310     319     331
              20    See Hidden Cars
    
    
    Maker: Age Solo (France, Grip Type)
    ------------------------------------
              Car   Car        Top Speeds
              No.   Name       D.R.T.  M.M.M.  P.R.C.  R.T.S.
    Stage 01 -------------------------------------------------
              01    Prophete    164     159     169     164
    Stage 02 -------------------------------------------------
              02    Prophete    180     173     187     180
              03    Dirigeant   187     178     189     187
              04    Bataille    189     184     194     189
              05    Megere      200     189     198     200
    Stage 03 -------------------------------------------------
              06    Prophete    196     191     200     196
              07    Dirigeant   200     194     205     200
              08    Bataille    203     200     207     203
              09    Megere      210     203     216     210
              10    Antilope    219     207     219     219
              11    Averse      228     214     223     228
              12    Licorne     244     219     230     244
    Stage 04 -------------------------------------------------
              13    Prophete    287     283     287     287
              14    Dirigeant   290     287     294     290
              15    Bataille    294     290     301     294
              16    Megere      299     297     303     299
              17    Espion      312     301     308     312
              18    Sorciere    319     303     315     319
              19    Supernova   335     310     321     328
              20    See Hidden Cars
    
    
    Hidden Cars
    ------------
    
    Car Name : Vulcano
    Type     : Drift
    Maker    : Assoluto
    Stage    : 04
    Top Speed: D.R.T. - 360
               M.M.M. - 356
               P.R.C. - 358
               R.T.S. - 374
    Comment  : This car is flat and wide. It has relatively a high
               acceleration, but slows down after 300 Km/h. Despite
               being a drift type vehicle, it has an acute turning
               ability.
    
    Car Name : Nightmare
    Type     : Drift
    Maker    : Lizard
    Stage    : 04
    Top Speed: D.R.T. - 369
               M.M.M. - 351
               P.R.C. - 353
               R.T.S. - 358
    Comment  : 13th Racing returns as Nightmare in this version. It
               has high acceleration and good turning ability, but a
               smaller angle than Vulcano. It is able to hit 350 Km/h
               within 4 seconds.
    
    Car Name : Utopia
    Type     : Grip
    Maker    : Terrazi
    Stage    : 04
    Top Speed: D.R.T. - 395
               M.M.M. - 392
               P.R.C. - 399
               R.T.S. - 397
    Comment  : This rocket car has the slowest acceleration among
               the hidden cars, but has an amazing top speed. It tends
               to slow down to 360 Km/h while turning. Its turning
               ability is nearly the same as Nightmare.
    
    Car Name : Ecureuil
    Type     : Grip
    Maker    : Age solo
    Stage    : 04
    Top Speed: D.R.T. - 301
               M.M.M. - 312
               P.R.C. - 294
               R.T.S. - 306
    Comment  : Do not underestimate on this 'toy car'. This one-geared
               wonder has an ability to reach 300 Km/h in 1 second.
               It has a higher turning ability than any car in R4.
               Other than that, it can do most corners while staying
               above 300 Km/h.
    
    
    In above sections, I mentioned that there are 320 cars in total.
    However, there is still one more..... You must complete the whole
    list of 320 cars before you can get this car.
    
    Car Name : Pacman
    Type     : Drift
    Maker    : N/A
    Stage    : 04
    Top Speed: No Team - 242
    Comment  : This car has a shape of Pacman. It has a relatively
               good acceleration. A new BGM will be available when
               Pacman is playable. It glows in tunnels and even has
               it's own music!
    
    
    All Stage 01 cars have 4 gears.
    All Stage 02 cars have 5 gears.
    All Stage 03 and 04 cars have 6 gears, with exception of
    Ecureuil, which has only one gear.
    
    Note: Testing of hidden cars' speeds in comments are based on
          Mappy Team cars.
    
    
    Car List Translations
    ---------------------
    Here are some translations to the Assoluto and Age Solo car names:
    
    Assoluto 	= Absolute
    
    Promessa 	= Promise
    Bisonte  	= Bison
    Regalo 	 	= Gift
    Fatalita	= Fate
    Rondine		= Swallow
    Cavaliere	= Knight
    Infinito	= Infinite
    Aquila		= Eagle
    Estasi		= Ecstasy
    Squalo		= Shark
    Vulcano		= Volcano
    
    Age Solo	= The Old One
    
    Prophete	= Prophet
    Dirigeant	= Leader
    Bataille	= Battle
    Megere		= Shrew
    Antilope	= Antelope
    Averse		= Downpour
    Licorne		= Unicorn
    Espion		= Spy
    Sorciere	= Witch
    Supernova	= Supernova
    Ecureuil	= Squirrel
    
    
    Fun Notes
    ----------
    
    Using a car that is from the same country as the maker has a
    design more more elaborate than other version of the same car.
    (Compare PRC Terrazi Utopia to the others.)
    
    The Assoluto Vulcano talks to you! A female voice will announce
    "Ignition" when you start and "Caution!" when you hit top speed of
    every gear.
    
    
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        B.6 - Gameshark Codes
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Unlock Extra Trial              800F3754 0001 
    
    Complete Extra Trial            800F375C 0101
                                    800F375E 0101
    
    Unlock All D.R.T. Cars          800F3710 FFFF
                                    800F3712 FFFF
                                    800F3714 FFFF
                                    800F3716 FFFF
                                    800F3718 FFFF
                                    800F371A FFFF
                                    800F371C FFFF
                                    800F371E FFFF
    
    Unlock All M.M.M. Cars          800F3720 FFFF
                                    800F3722 FFFF
                                    800F3724 FFFF
                                    800F3726 FFFF
                                    800F3728 FFFF
                                    800F372A FFFF
                                    800F372C FFFF
                                    800F372E FFFF
    
    Unlock All P.R.C. Cars          800F3730 FFFF
                                    800F3732 FFFF
                                    800F3734 FFFF
                                    800F3736 FFFF
                                    800F3738 FFFF
                                    800F373A FFFF
                                    800F373C FFFF
                                    800F373E FFFF
    
    Unlock All R.T.S. Cars          800F3740 FFFF
                                    800F3742 FFFF
                                    800F3744 FFFF
                                    800F3746 FFFF
                                    800F3748 FFFF
                                    800F374A FFFF
                                    800F374C FFFF
                                    800F374E FFFF
    
    
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        B.7 - Other Stuff
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Tips and Tricks
    ----------------
    Try to master Manual Transmission. MT has a higher acceleration
    point than Auto Transmission (AT) cars. MT allows you to have a
    faster start-off than AT.
    
    When starting off with MT, step on the accelerator during the
    countdown. When the countdown hits 'GO!', shift to gear 2
    instantly. This will give you a pretty good start.
    
    Try to remain calm throughout the whole race. Don't get too
    excited whatsoever. ("I'm first! I'm first!" Then someone overtakes
    you after you knock into the wall) This may be a dumb tip, but
    works all the time to me. ^_^
    
    
    Little things to note of
    -------------------------
    While choosing the car, you can press L1 or R1 to steer the front
    wheels. It is nothing really. ^_^
    
    While editing stickers, hold L1 and press directions to jump
    between buttons.
    
    Pressing triangle during demonstration and replay scenes toggles
    a motion blur effect. It looks pretty cool and nice to look at.
    This also works in the Music Player in Options.
    
    
    Music Player functions and tricks
    ----------------------------------
    Standard options
     Left/Right - Changes the song currently played.
     Triangle   - Toggles third person perspective and driver
                  perspective, with and without motion blur.
     Circle     - Toggles the repeat function.
     X          - Quit to Options
     Select     - Toggle soundtrack name
    
    When motion blur enabled, in third person perspective
     R2         - Adds Tint
     L2         - Removes Tint (when blur enabled)
     L1/R1      - Cycle Hue
    
    In driver perspective
     L1/R1      - Turn camera to the sides
    
    
    Namco Japan Ranking
    --------------------
    After you complete a time trial, you're asked to choose an option
    (retry/car&course change/exit). Press Square and Triangle to
    reveal a password. This password is used to get rankings on Namco
    Japan's website. This is only for Japan residents.
    
    
    Stickers in Garage
    -------------------
    In Sticker Edit, there are 24 sample stickers to choose from,
    excluding the custom sticker. Here they are...
    
     No.    Image
     00     Custom
     01     Armadillo Racing
     02     Bosconian
     03     Baraduke
     04     Dragon Saber
     05     Black Knight
     06     Galaga
     07     Galaxian3
     08     ?? Can't make this out
     09     GunBarl / GunBullet
     10     Klonoa from Klonoa: Door to Phantomile
     11     Metro Cross
     12     A monster from Klonoa: Door to Phantomile
     13     Ordyne
     14     Sky Kid
     15     Starblade
     16     Techno Drive
     17     Yoshimitsu
     18     Thunder Ceptor
     19     Sophitia from Soul Edge/Soul Blade
     20     World Stadium 2
     21     Reiko Nagase (Blue)     - D.R.T.
     22     Reiko Nagase (Orange)   - M.M.M.
     23     Reiko Nagase (Green)    - P.R.C.
     24     Reiko Nagase (Red)      - R.T.S.
    
    For Reiko Nagase's stickers, you'll have to complete the specified
    team without repeating trial, while getting first for every race.
    
    
    Soundtrack BGM Pattern
    -----------------------
    BGM for each race is fixed depending on the team you choose. Below
    is a list.
    
    t.01  Pearl Blue Soul
    t.02  Naked Glow
    t.03  Your Vibe
    t.04  Lucid Rhythms
    t.05  Thru
    t.06  Silouette Dance
    t.07  Burnin' Rubber
    t.08  Revlimit Funk
    t.09  Quiet Curves
    t.10  Motor Species
    t.11  The Objective
    t.12  Move Me
    t.13  The Ride
    t.14  Movin' In Circles
    t.15  Eat 'em up! (For Pacman)
    
    Track    1      2      3      4      5      6      7      8
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    D.R.T.  t.01   t.02   t.11   t.04   t.10   t.08   t.12   t.14
    M.M.M.  t.01   t.02   t.07   t.09   t.10   t.03   t.12   t.14
    P.R.C.  t.01   t.02   t.03   t.04   t.10   t.11   t.13   t.14
    R.T.S.  t.01   t.08   t.02   t.04   t.10   t.11   t.13   t.14
    
    
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        B.8 - Common Questions
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Q. Why are there only  8 cars are selectable, even when I
       completed the Grand Prix a number of times?
    
    A. When you start off the game, you're given 8 preset cars in your
       garage. After you complete the grand prix a few times, your 8
       preset cars will be replaced by the new ones you've just got.
       You'll have to go to the garage in the main menu to change the
       cars. It's a bit troublesome, but they will be quite easy to
       access before any race. When you need the cars for the Extra
       Trial mode (or other), just change them in the garage.
    
    Q. I can't understand what it's talking about?
    
    A. Most of this game is in English. I translated some sequences,
       such as saving, loading, etc which are in japanese. Look for
       it in the Japanese Sequence Translations section.
    
    Q. Why doesn't it support Dual Shock?
    
    A. This game creates vibrations on Dual Shock, but does not
       support its analog capability (as stated on the back of the
       jewel box). The only analog devices I know that will work on
       R4 are NeGcon and JoGcon. These two control pads are
       specifically designed to work on racing games. (Note US version
       supports analog capability in Dual Shock.)
    
    Q. How do you use the JoGcon
    
    A. I don't have this controller. But I know that this control pad
       works like a analog radio controller (for radio controlled
       cars). It also works like a standard controller, unlike NeGcon,
       which has only 6 buttons excluding D-pad and Start button. It
       also has force-feedback, which jerks the wheel gently.
    
    Q. What's a PocketStation?
    
       PocketStation is due to be released in Spring 1999. Its size
       is only slightly bigger than a normal PlayStation memory card
       and has an LCD display. (More or less, it looks like a
       Dreamcast VMS or Ban Dai's Tamagochi.) It works similarly to
       a memory card, but users can interact through PocketStation
       even without the use of PlayStation. Unlike Dreamcast's VMS,
       it transmits data using infra-red rays. (Info based on a local
       magazine in Q1 98)
    
    Q. What's in the 2nd disc?
    
       The 2nd disc of R4 contains an enhanced version of the original
       Ridge Racer. (They call it "Version Hi-Spec".) It is pretty
       impressive, running at 60 fps and has clearer graphics (reminds
       me of the arcade version). There's an additional demo of
       PlayStation's Ridge Racer released in the 1994 (Jap). Also
       included in the disc are demos, movies and information of most
       games and controllers Namco produced for the PlayStation.
    
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
        B.9 - Japanese Sequence Translations
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    I have a little knowledge of Japanese language. Though I may not
    know what some menu options are about, I can assume what they do
    after trying them out. Here are some translations.
    
    
    Saving after completing a stage
    --------------------------------
    Black screen
        "Would you like to save your Grand Prix at this point?" Yes/No
    
          If yes,.....
    Yellow screen
        "Select an option from menu." Save/Exit
    
          If save,.....
        "Select a file" 1/2/3
    
          Choose,.....
        "All the game data will be saved in Slot 1's memory card. Is
         that all right?" Yes/No
    
          If yes,.....
        "Is it all right to write?" Yes/No
    
        Save completed.
    
    
    Saving in Save and Load Option
    -------------------------------
    Yellow screen
        "Select an option from menu." Save/Load/PocketStation/Exit
    
          If save,.....
        "All the game data will be saved in Slot 1's memory card. Is
         that all right?" Yes/No
    
          If yes,.....
        "Is it all right to write?" Yes/No
    
        Save completed.
    
    
    Saving if no empty blocks available
    ------------------------------------
    Yellow screen
        "Select an option from menu." Save/Load/PocketStation/Exit
    
          If save,.....
        "All the game data will be saved in Slot 1's memory card. Is
         that all right?" Yes/No
    
          If yes,.....
        Insufficient empty blocks.
    
    
    If data is corrupt
    -------------------
    Yellow screen
        "Select an option from menu." Save/Load/PocketStation/Exit
    
          If load,.....
        "All the game data will be loaded from Slot 1's memory card.
         Is that all right?" Yes/No
    
          If yes,.....
        Load failed.
    
    
    Loading sample within Sticker Editor
    -------------------------------------
    Yellow screen
          Load Sample,....
        "Sample will be read and sticker that is currently in editor
         will be cleared. Is that all right?" Yes/No
    
          If yes,.....
        Select sample sticker, and hit OK.
    
    
    ===================================================================
     C - ENDING
    ===================================================================
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
        C.1 - Credits and Thanks
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     Namco <www.namco.co.jp>
        -- For making this great racing game.
    
     Unehara Muneyuki <enu@104.net>
        -- For letting me use the *valuable* info on his page, RoomUne
    
     Roland Pacek <panzer_bandit@hotmail.com>
        -- For giving *great* help with the unlocking method
    
     Imran Chaudhry <toto@freeuk.com>
        -- For corrections to the Car List
        -- Translations of names of certain cars in the list
        -- For Fun Notes on hidden cars
    
    
     Small contributions but nevertheless appreciated:
        -- Chris Pasquarello <zilch21@hotmail.com>
        -- John Jackson <J.F.Jackson@btinternet.com>
        -- Richard Hill <lsd_is_cool@hotmail.com>
        -- Shinya Kawamura <shinya@concentric.net>
        -- Steve Randerson <stever@tw2.com>
        -- Steven Towle <stevet3@ix.netcom.com>
        -- Wooyong E <ewoo@iglou.com>
    
     Gameshark Codes by and with permission from <Raysurx@aol.com>
    
    
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        C.2 - Version History
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     Version 0.1 - 12/12/98
          -- Started this FAQ
    
     Version 0.2 - 15/12/98
          -- Added some stuff, secrets
    
     Version 0.3 - 16/12/98
          -- Added unlocking method, and a few others
    
     Version 0.4 - 19/12/98
          -- Fixed cornering mistakes
          -- Fixed intro mistakes
          -- Updated unlocking method chart
          -- Info on hidden cars added
          -- General info on all cars added
    
     Version 0.5 - 31/12/98
          -- Fixed unlocking method chart
          -- Fixed minor mistakes
          -- added Soundtrack Patterns
          -- Updated Dual Shock info
    
     Version 0.6 - 8/1/99
          -- Added Gameshark codes
    
     Version 0.7 - 20/1/99
          -- Added More Music Player Tricks
    
     Version 0.8 - 20/3/99
          -- Added info on JoGcon
          -- Added info on Link Battles
    
     Version 0.9 - 21/4/99
          -- Addition of Pacman stuff
          -- Stickers updated
    
     Version 1.0 - 27/6/99
          -- Corrected some mistakes in Car List
          -- Added Car List translation
          -- Added Fun Notes
          -- Added 3rd method to cornering
    
    
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