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Minor question concerning Dracula's Curse and passwords.
« on: November 27, 2012, 11:13:07 AM »
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So, I've been playing through Castlevania III and taking record of each password as I progress. (There's little point to this other than personal satisfaction.) Just a moment ago, I wrote down the password for the first stage of the castle basement, but failed unintentionally as I proceeded. Somewhat rundown, I decided to take a break and chose not to continue.

To my surprise, I noticed that the password I had received was not the same as before (when it should have been). I've entered both passwords and—as far as I can tell—have been given the same result: same stage/second run with Grant Danasty as my ally.

Is there an element that this game keeps record of, to which I am unaware? Or does this simply just "happen," and if so, why?
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Re: Minor question concerning Dracula's Curse and passwords.
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2012, 09:34:08 PM »
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Wow. I didn't notice this thread. Sorry.

No hidden elements. Passwords are generated randomly. There's a possibility of 2, 3 or 4 different passwords per stage per partner per difficulty level per name content. I forgot the number. I have it in my notes but whatever.

CV3 takes the following into consideration:

Player Name -- Every letter is assigned a value and each slot is assigned a value. All combined adds to a name value. There are only 8 possible values, if I remember right. Hence, "TREVOR  " and "ABCDEFGH" yield the same result.

Stage -- The current stage you died on

Partner -- Whether you're alone, have Grant, Sypha, or Alucard. That will affect the password.

Difficulty -- It keeps track of if you're on Normal mode or Hard mode.

It factors all that in and then randomizes it. It's needlessly complex.


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Re: Minor question concerning Dracula's Curse and passwords.
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2012, 06:24:48 PM »
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Three different forums, and one man had the answer. (They really went at it on the HG101 forum, too.)

Thank you.
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