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Why does Castlevania IV have a name entry screen?
« on: June 13, 2016, 03:18:09 PM »
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It's not like it has a built-in save system or anything.

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Re: Why does Castlevania IV have a name entry screen?
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2016, 03:26:45 PM »
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Your name determines your password code.
Otherwise, the passwords would have been too simple as they would've been common.

Your name adds variety to the passwords.
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Re: Why does Castlevania IV have a name entry screen?
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2016, 04:31:59 PM »
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Yeah, I remember having a few instances where I just took down the password symbols using a trash name like Pdsfhi and trying to input the password and pretty much having it not work...

Fun times...back to stage 1...

Not that I didn't have the time back then though...
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Re: Why does Castlevania IV have a name entry screen?
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2016, 06:35:55 PM »
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It's the same deal as with CVIII. In fact I think CV's III & IV are the only games in the series to do this. You had passwords in other games but no name input tied in to them.
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Re: Why does Castlevania IV have a name entry screen?
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2016, 10:20:48 PM »
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Has anybody looked into the algorhythm or whatever determines how the name relates to the password? It could be anything really.

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Re: Why does Castlevania IV have a name entry screen?
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2016, 05:47:49 AM »
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Has anybody looked into the algorhythm or whatever determines how the name relates to the password? It could be anything really.

http://www.romhacking.net/utilities/577/

I believe this has a Read Me containing the logic behind it.
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Re: Why does Castlevania IV have a name entry screen?
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2016, 07:44:03 AM »
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It's the same deal as with CVIII. In fact I think CV's III & IV are the only games in the series to do this. You had passwords in other games but no name input tied in to them.

So does Castlevania chronicles (x68000)
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Re: Why does Castlevania IV have a name entry screen?
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2016, 08:07:55 AM »
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http://www.romhacking.net/utilities/577/

I believe this has a Read Me containing the logic behind it.

Thanks! I did not understand the logic, but I feel much better knowing that someone figured it out (really). :)

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Re: Why does Castlevania IV have a name entry screen?
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2016, 09:34:46 AM »
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So does Castlevania chronicles (x68000)

Right, forgot about that one.
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Re: Why does Castlevania IV have a name entry screen?
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2016, 09:57:53 AM »
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The good thing is you don't have to enter a name and you'll still get a password. Cuts down on password entry.

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