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                                 TOBAL 2: Music Guide
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                               v. 1.01  |  11 June 2000
                          By Triple Lei <kuno14@hotmail.com>
                                format(s): PlayStation
    
    
    
    
    This document / FAQ _may_ be reproduced electronically, as long as it
    remains in its unaltered form.  You may also print it, but, of course, 
    you _may not_ make money off of this - even if you _do_ give credit! 
    That doesn't make it any more moral (or legal), folks!
    
    I want to take this time to humiliate EGM and Game Cave once more:
    "This means you!"
    
    This document Copyright 2000 Justin Sison.  This is dedicated to Kao
    Megura, who, after 5 Megs or so of FAQs, has retired from FAQ writing.
    I can't blame him, though... certain magazines and mail order stores 
    are making blood money off his fine work, and he always gets the short
    end of the stick.  Check out his homepage for more on that...
    
    
    Current versions of this FAQ can be found at:
    - http://www.gamefaqs.com
    - http://www.geocities.com/kaosu15
    
    
    
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    TABLE OF CONTENTS
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     1.  INTRODUCTION
     2.  THE EXPLANATION
          - 2.1  If you don't have a DexDrive
          - 2.2  If you do have a DexDrive
     3.  MISCELLANEOUS
          - 3.1  Things to do
          - 3.2  Rantings
     4.  LINKS
     5.  THANKS
     6.  VERSION HISTORY
    
    
    
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     1.  I N T R O D U C T I O N
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    I'm sorry, Tobal 2 fans, that I didn't make this sooner!  I actually knew 
    about it quite a while ago - way back when I was contributing to John Lacano's 
    Tobal 2 FAQ!  What exactly is this guide?  It's for listening to some BGMs 
    without buying the soundtrack, via the Replay Option. For more info, go to 
    Section 2.
    
    But don't let this stop you from getting the soundtrack!  It's a great CD to 
    own, and you'll actually be able to listen to it in places _other than_ your 
    PlayStation!  In fact, this guide only lets you listen to the BGMs that you 
    fight in!  Well, enough self-bashing... read!
    
    
    
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     2.  T H E  E X P L A N A T I O N
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    :: 2.1  If you don't have a DexDrive :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
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    Confused?  Here's how I stumbled upon this: first, I had noticed that when I 
    save a replay when one (or both) of the fighters are a monster that you find 
    and capture in Quest Mode (with a few exceptions like Ohma, Psycho Chuji, and 
    Priest), the game pauses to load the music.
    
    Next, I was fooling around one day, and I noticed that I couldn't grow or 
    shrink the Totem characters (numbers 028 through 030) - rather, they would fly 
    all over the place, and ultimately, get ringed out (rung out?).
    
    Well, I was quick to exploit this, and I combined the two.  The actual replays 
    are about three seconds, but the music plays in the backround.  I made replays 
    of every stage for my (and your!) convenience.  If you don't have a DexDrive, 
    follow these instructions:
    
     1) At the title screen, select the bottom-most option (Option Mode).
    
     2) Select the fourth option (Fight Memcard).
    
     3) Make sure the second option is ON.  This gives you the option of recording 
        your replays.
    
     4) Start a one-player game (that's the first option, folks! :p)
    
     5) Highlight any Totem monster (028-030).  Hold down L2 and R2 for the size 
        code before you choose it.  To actually _control_ a monster, choose the 
        second option... you should already know this, right?)
    
     6) Even before the announcer says, "Ready!?", press L2 or R2 to make them 
        fly out.  At this point, you will be asked to save. Choose the first 
        option, then name your save (i.e. MUSIC).
    
     7) Overwrite when you fight the next character.  Repeat with every new stage. 
    
    So to sum it up, you are basically loading a two second replay for the music. 
    The only bad part is that you'll hear the announcer say, "Ready?" and "Fight!" 
    Should you want to record it somehow, you can always pause the game.
    
    
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    :: 2.2  If you do have a DexDrive ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
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     1) Download the save file and copy it to your memory card.
    
     2) At the title screen, select the bottom-most option (Option Mode).
    
     3) Select the fourth option (Fight Memcard).
    
     4) From the Fight Memcard menu, select the third option.
    
     5) Select the "MUSIC" block.  This will take you to the various replays which
        will determine the stages (and the music, of course).  Three windows will
        pop up.  Don't be too concerned, just hit O three times. The replays are 
        ordered in the 'standard Tobal 2 VS order': Epon, Chuji, Oliems, Hom, Fei,
        Mary, Ill, Doctor V, Chaco, Gren, Mufu, Nork, and Udan.  For the other two
        stages normally not included in the cycle, I chose Trix and Super Trix. 
        The Trix file replay is the sunset stage (variation of Chaco's stage), and 
        it has its own BGM (quite catchy IMO).  The Super Trix replay is another
        stage not included in the cycle, but it has the same BGM as Nork's stage.
    
    
    
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     3.  M I S C E L L A N E O U S
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    :: 3.1  Things to do :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
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    - Get soundtrack 'stats'
    
    
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    :: 3.2  Rantings :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
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    - Waah! I want my U.S. Tobal 2!
    
    - Hmm... I hear Bushido Blade for PS2 is coming out... so where the heck is
      Tobal 3?  (or 2 for that matter?!) 
    
    
    
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     4.  L I N K S
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    [!--Coming Soon--!]
    
    
    
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     5. T H A N K S
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    - John Lacano
      He made the best Tobal 2 FAQ out there, and he actually listened to me and 
      added my contributions! How about that?
    
    - Kao Megura
      It just wouldn't be a FAQ without his name somewhere.  True, he contributed 
      nothing to this FAQ, but I had to salute him in some form or another. 
    
    
    
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     6.  V E R S I O N  H I S T O R Y
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    - v. 1.01
      Formatting fixed.  Jeez... I learned my lesson. _Always zip your FAQs!_ Oh,
      I also added a rant.  If you agree, check out Square's official site.  Sorry
      I don't have a URL...
      
    - v. 1.00 [09 June 2000]
      With GameFAQs now accepting game saves, I can now bring out my (previously
      updated but _not_ sent) FAQ again.  A year already... Hmm...
    
    - v. 0.04 [18 February 2000]
      Reformatted the FAQ yet again...
    
    
    
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