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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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- 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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